Overview

Team profile

Portugal

Portugal are making their debut this year in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League, having replaced Korea who were relegated after last year's inaugural edition. The Iberian side were promoted after winning last year's FIVB Challenger Cup with a win in the final at home in Matosinhos over the Czech Republic. 
Portugal have competed in the FIVB World Championship only twice - their best ranking an 8th place in 2002. They have yet to qualify for an Olympic Games. Their best ever ranking in the European Championships remains a fourth place from the inaugural edition of 1948 amongst six participants in a round-robin pool. Last time Portugal qualified to a European Championship was in 2011.
In 2007, Portugal hosted the Final Four of the European League and the team came close to claiming a first international trophy before losing 3-2 in a dramatic final against Spain. They finally managed to claim their first title three years later, when thet beat archrivals Spain in the final of the European League at Guadalajara.
The Portuguese first qualified for the World League in 1999. The team's best performance in the competition was the fifth place they achieved in 2005.

Coach

Hugo Silva

Hugo Silva

Hugo Silva returned to the helm of the Portuguese men’s national team in 2017, replacing Francisco Santos, and led the side to triumph at the 2018 FIVB Challenger for the right to play in the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Nations League. In 2014 he had led Portugal to fifth place in Group 2 of the FIVB World League – a great improvement on their 17th-place finish in 2013, Silva's first year in charge. Previously he was an assistant coach of the team from 2005 to July 2013, helping them win the 2010 European League gold. At club level, Silva was on the coaching staff of Portuguese club SC Espinho from 2011 to 2013. The team won two Portuguese league titles and a Cup of Portugal in that time.

Staff

  • Team Manager Carlos Pereira
  • Assistant coach Santos Joao
  • Doctor Aido Ricardo
  • Physiotherapist Joao Sousa

Schedule

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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
Brazil
15 14 1 6 4 4 1 0 0 39 44 15 2.933 1408 1218 1.155
2
Iran
15 12 3 7 4 1 1 0 2 36 38 15 2.533 1276 1173 1.087
3
Russia
15 12 3 6 4 2 0 1 2 34 37 17 2.176 1284 1164 1.103
4
France
15 11 4 5 6 0 1 3 0 34 38 18 2.111 1341 1251 1.071
5
Poland
15 11 4 2 5 4 1 3 0 30 38 25 1.520 1465 1397 1.048
6
USA
15 9 6 3 6 0 1 3 2 28 32 24 1.333 1317 1258 1.046
7
Argentina
15 8 7 4 3 1 3 3 1 26 33 26 1.269 1363 1304 1.045
8
Italy
15 8 7 4 4 0 1 5 1 25 31 25 1.240 1316 1263 1.041
9
Canada
15 8 7 2 4 2 1 3 3 23 29 29 1.000 1313 1321 0.993
10
Japan
15 7 8 2 2 3 1 4 3 19 27 32 0.843 1318 1326 0.993
11
Serbia
15 6 9 1 1 4 3 4 2 17 28 36 0.777 1393 1417 0.983
12
Bulgaria
15 5 10 0 2 3 1 4 5 13 21 38 0.552 1268 1372 0.924
13
Australia
15 3 12 2 1 0 4 3 5 13 20 37 0.540 1217 1334 0.912
14
Germany
15 3 12 0 1 2 5 4 3 12 23 41 0.560 1349 1470 0.917
15
Portugal
15 2 13 1 1 0 1 4 8 7 12 40 0.300 1095 1268 0.863
16
China
15 1 14 1 0 0 1 4 9 4 9 42 0.214 1047 1234 0.848

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