Overview

Team profile

Germany

After the London 2012 Olympic Games, where they finished fifth, the German men’s team enjoyed one of the most successful periods in their history. In 2012, they also reached the final round of the FIVB World League for the first time, also finishing fifth, before capturing bronze at the 2014 FIVB World Championship. 
However, the team missed the 2015 season of the World League to focus on the inaugural European Games in Baku, where they won gold. When they re-joined the competition in 2016, they were in Group 3. Germany's attempt at immediate promotion to Group 2 last year was in vain, as they lost the group final 3-1 at home in Frankfurt to Slovenia.
Germany also failed to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the European qualifiers at home in Berlin. They have appeared at the Olympic Games on two occasions, finishing in ninth place at Beijing 2008 and fifth place finish at London 2012. However, Germany have enjoyed some recent success on the continental stage, winning European Championship silver last year.
Before reunification, East Germany finished fourth at Mexico City 1968, before winning the silver medal at Munich 1972. East Germany were also crowned world champions in 1969 and clinched the FIVB World Cup a year later. 

Coach

Giani Andrea

Giani Andrea

After leading Slovenia's National Team to unexpected successin 2015 and 2016, 48-year-old Andrea Giani moved to Germany last year and took over from Vital Heynen. The former middle blocker of the Italian National Team, claimed 474 caps and never played for clubs outside of Italy. He was crowned World Champion three times (1990, 1994 and 1998) and has won two silver (Atlanta 1996 and Athens 2004) and one bronze (Sydney 2000) Olympic medals in addition to numerous other titles. Amongst several other individual awards, he was named MVP of the 1995 FIVB World Cup and the 1999 European Championships. As a coach he led Slovenia to an astonishing run which culminated with the silver medal at the 2015 European Championship.

Staff

  • Team Manager Ranner Thomas
  • Assistant coach De Cecco Matteo
  • Second Assistant Coach Berti Oscar
  • Doctor Dr. Dieter Heinold
  • Physiotherapist Benad, Marcus

Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
France
15 12 3 7 3 2 1 0 2 35 38 16 2.375 1295 1140 1.135
2
Russia
15 11 4 9 2 0 1 1 2 34 36 14 2.571 1191 1096 1.086
3
USA
15 11 4 6 3 2 2 0 2 33 37 19 1.947 1294 1183 1.093
4
Serbia
15 11 4 3 4 4 0 0 4 29 33 24 1.375 1289 1255 1.027
5
Brazil
15 10 5 6 2 2 2 0 3 30 34 21 1.619 1280 1213 1.055
6
Poland
15 10 5 7 2 1 0 2 3 29 32 19 1.684 1221 1124 1.086
7
Canada
15 8 7 5 3 0 1 3 3 25 29 24 1.208 1219 1227 0.993
8
Italy
15 8 7 3 3 2 2 2 3 24 30 28 1.071 1315 1296 1.014
9
Germany
15 7 8 2 4 1 3 2 3 23 29 30 0.966 1299 1307 0.993
10
Iran
15 7 8 3 2 2 2 4 2 21 29 30 0.966 1355 1344 1.008
11
Bulgaria
15 6 9 2 1 3 2 4 3 17 26 34 0.764 1288 1351 0.953
12
Japan
15 6 9 0 2 4 1 3 5 15 23 37 0.621 1301 1374 0.946
13
Australia
15 5 10 1 3 1 1 4 5 15 21 35 0.600 1236 1340 0.922
14
Argentina
15 4 11 3 1 0 3 5 3 15 23 34 0.676 1270 1326 0.957
15
China
15 3 12 1 1 1 1 4 7 9 15 39 0.384 1173 1291 0.908
16
Korea
15 1 14 1 0 0 3 2 9 6 11 42 0.261 1108 1267 0.874

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