FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship

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FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship
Sport Volleyball
Founded 1977
No. of teams 16
Continent International (FIVB)
Most recent
champion(s)
 Russia (10th title)
Most titles  Russia (10 titles)

The FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship, called the FIVB Volleyball Men's Junior World Championship between 2007 and 2011, is the world championship of volleyball for male players under the age of 21 organized by Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB).

The first edition was staged in 1977 in Brazil and tournaments have been played every four years for the first three editions and every two years since then. The most recent tournament was hosted by Mexico in the cities of Mexicali and Tijuana and won by Russia.

Russia is the most successful nation in the tournament's history, with ten titles and two runners-up. Brazil is the second most successful with four titles and six runners-up.

A corresponding tournament for female players is the FIVB Volleyball Women's U20 World Championship.

Results summary[edit]

Year Host Final 3rd place match Teams
Champions Score Runners-up 3rd place Score 4th place
1977
Details
Brazil
Brazil

Soviet Union
3–0
China

Brazil
3–0
Mexico
16
1981
Details
United States
Denver

Soviet Union
3–0
Brazil

South Korea
3–1
China
16
1985
Details
Italy
Italy

Soviet Union
3–1
Italy

Cuba
3–0
South Korea
16
1987
Details
Bahrain
Manama

South Korea
3–2
Cuba

Soviet Union
3–1
West Germany
16
1989
Details
Greece
Athens

Soviet Union
3–1
Japan

Brazil
3–0
Bulgaria
16
1991
Details
Egypt
Cairo

Bulgaria
3–0
Italy

Soviet Union
3–0
Brazil
16
1993
Details
Argentina
Rosario / Santa Fe

Brazil
3–1
Italy

Czechoslovakia
3–2
Argentina
16
1995
Details
Malaysia
Johor Bahru / Kuala Lumpur

Russia
3–2
Brazil

Italy
3–1
Finland
15
1997
Details
Bahrain
Manama

Poland
3–1
Brazil

Russia
3–1
Venezuela
16
1999
Details
Thailand
Sisaket / Ubon Ratchathani

Russia
3–1
France

Brazil
3–0
Venezuela
16
2001
Details
Poland
Wrocław

Brazil
3–0
Russia

Venezuela
3–0
Italy
16
2003
Details
Iran
Tehran

Poland
3–2
Brazil

Bulgaria
3–0
South Korea
16
2005
Details
India
Visakhapatnam

Russia
3–0
Brazil

Cuba
3–0
Netherlands
12
2007
Details
Morocco
Casablanca / Rabat

Brazil
3–0
Russia

Iran
3–1
Italy
12
2009
Details
India
Pune

Brazil
3–2
Cuba

Argentina
3–0
India
16
2011
Details
Brazil
Niterói / Rio de Janeiro

Russia
3–2
Argentina

Serbia
3–1
United States
16
2013
Details
Turkey
Ankara / Izmir

Russia
3–0
Brazil

Italy
3–1
France
20
2015
Details
Mexico
Mexicali / Tijuana

Russia
3–2
Argentina

China
3–1
Brazil
16
2017
Details
Czech Republic
Brno / Ceské Budejovice
16

Medals table[edit]

Rank Nation Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia[A] 10 2 3 15
2  Brazil 4 6 3 13
3  Poland 2 0 0 2
4  Bulgaria 1 0 1 2
 South Korea 1 0 1 2
6  Italy 0 3 2 5
7  Cuba 0 2 2 4
8  Argentina 0 2 1 3
9  China 0 1 1 2
10  France 0 1 0 1
 Japan 0 1 0 1
12  Czech Republic[B] 0 0 1 1
 Iran 0 0 1 1
 Serbia 0 0 1 1
 Venezuela 0 0 1 1
Total 18 18 18 54

Appearance[edit]

Team Brazil
1977
(16)
United States
1981
(16)
Italy
1985
(16)
Bahrain
1987
(16)
Greece
1989
(16)
Egypt
1991
(16)
Argentina
1993
(16)
Malaysia
1995
(15)
Bahrain
1997
(16)
Thailand
1999
(16)
Poland
2001
(16)
Iran
2003
(16)
India
2005
(12)
Morocco
2007
(12)
India
2009
(16)
Brazil
2011
(16)
Turkey
2013
(20)
Mexico
2015
(16)
Czech Republic
2017

(16)
Total
 Algeria 14th 12th 13th 3
 Argentina 9th 5th 11th 7th 10th 11th 4th 8th 5th 3rd 2nd 7th 2nd Q 14
 Bahrain 8th 16th 9th 3
 Belarus Part of  Soviet Union 15th 1
 Belgium 6th 9th 2
 Brazil 3rd 2nd 6th 6th 3rd 4th 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 1st 5th 2nd 4th 18
 Bulgaria 5th 5th 4th 1st 9th 3rd 6th 13th 8
 Canada 10th 13th 12th 5th 9th 12th 11th 12th 8th 9
 Chile 14th 12th 2
 China 2nd 4th 7th 9th 8th 9th 9th 9th 9th 13th 13th 11th 15th 3rd Q 15
 Chinese Taipei 14th 13th 13th 13th 4
 Colombia 8th 1
 Cuba 6th 3rd 2nd 5th 8th 11th 5th 3rd 8th 2nd 13th 11
 Czech Republic See  Czechoslovakia Q 1
 Dominican Republic 13th 1
 Egypt 15th 16th 13th 12th 9th - 10th 13th 15th 14th 15th Q 11
 Estonia Part of  Soviet Union 13th 17th 2
 Finland 4th 1
 France 9th 2nd 7th 10th 4th 10th 6
 Germany See  West Germany 13th 13th 5th 8th 9th 10th 6
 Greece 11th 6th 5th 13th 16th 5
 Haiti 16th 1
 India 11th 9th 9th 9th 4th 8th 8th 7
 Indonesia 15th 1
 Iran 9th 9th 8th 6th 5th 3rd 7th 6th 5th 12th Q 11
 Italy 2nd 9th 2nd 2nd 3rd 6th 6th 4th 13th 4th 3rd 5th 12
 Japan 6th 9th 10th 10th 2nd 5th 7th 9th 11th 12th 10th 14th 12
 Latvia Part of  Soviet Union 8th 1
 Malaysia 13th 1
 Mexico 4th 12th 14th 13th 13th 16th 16th 7
 Morocco 13th 9th 12th 18th 4
 Netherlands 8th 6th 4th 3
 Nigeria 13th 1
 Paraguay 14th 1
 Peru 15th 16th 2
 Poland 7th 8th 1st 9th 9th 1st 9th 9th 8
 Puerto Rico 14th 13th 9th 16th 4
 Russia See  Soviet Union 5th 1st 3rd 1st 2nd 5th 1st 2nd 5th 1st 1st 1st 12
 Rwanda 20th 1
 Saudi Arabia 13th 16th 13th 15th 9th 5
 Serbia See  Yugoslavia See  Serbia and Montenegro 3rd 9th 2
 Slovakia See  Czechoslovakia 9th 9th 2
 Slovenia See  Yugoslavia 9th 7th 2
 South Korea 5th 3rd 4th 1st 11th 6th 5th 9th 7th 6th 4th 6th 12
 Spain 11th 10th 13th 13th 7th 7th 6
 Thailand 9th 1
 Tunisia 15th 15th 11th 13th 9th 13th 13th 9th 14th 14th 13th 11
 Turkey 6th 6th 2
 United States 7th 7th 8th 7th 8th 4th 11th 11th Q 9
 Ukraine Part of  Soviet Union 9th 13th 2
 Venezuela 11th 16th 7th 9th 4th 4th 3rd 13th 19th 9
Discontinued nations
 Czechoslovakia 7th 3rd See  Czech Republic 2
 Serbia and Montenegro See  Yugoslavia 7th 7th 7th See  Serbia 3
 Soviet Union 1st 1st 1st 3rd 1st 3rd See  Russia 6
 West Germany 8th 4th See  Germany 2
 Yugoslavia 10th See  Serbia and Montenegro See  Serbia 1
Legend
  • 1st – Champions
  • 2nd – Runners-up
  • 3rd – Third place
  • 4th – Fourth place
  •  •  – Did not enter / Did not qualify
  •    – Hosts
  • Q – Qualified for forthcoming tournament

MVP by edition[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ FIVB considers Russia (Since 1993) as the inheritor of the records of Soviet Union (1948–1991) and CIS (1992).
  2. ^ FIVB considers Czech Republic (Since 1994) as the inheritor of the records of Czechoslovakia (1948–1993).

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