Overview

Team profile

Belgium

Belgium’s women’s volleyball team began competing consistently at a continental level in the 1960s, making their European Championship debut in 1967 and appearing three more times over the next 20 years. In 2007, a seventh place finish paved the way for greater things. In 2013 the team had a breakthrough claiming a silver medal in the European League and two months later, defeating Serbia to win the European Championship bronze medal.
In recent years, Belgium have begun to establish themselves as an international force once again. They made their FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix debut in 2014 and won Group 2 to progress to the Final Six of Group 1, where they failed to win a match and finished sixth. The team finished tenth overall after being promoted to Group 1 the following year, and ranked eleventh in 2016 with a 1-8 record. Last year, they remained winless in Group 1 and ranked twelfth after pool play.
Belgium have also competed at the World Championship three times. In their latest tournament in 2014, after a 36-year absence, they finished in eleventh place.

Coach

Gert Vande Broek

Gert Vande Broek

Gert Vande Broek has been coaching the Belgian Women’s National Team since 2008 and will be leading the team in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League after four successive FIVB World Grand Prix appearances since their debut in the competition in 2014, when they made the Final Six. He had previously guided them to arguably their two finest performances, claiming silver in the European League and bronze at the European Championship, both in an impressive 2013. That same year he was presented with the FIVB Sport Science Award in recognition of his innovative coaching methods. Vande Broek has also coached Asterix Kieldrecht in Belgium since 1994. They have won eleven Belgian Women’s Championships and as many national cups under his management. 

Staff

  • Team Manager Sarah Smits
  • Assistant coach Kris Vansnick
  • Second Assistant Coach Raf Vekemans
  • Physiotherapist Jurre Geentjens

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
USA
15 13 2 11 2 0 1 1 0 40 42 8 5.250 1227 997 1.230
2
Serbia
15 12 3 7 4 1 2 1 0 37 41 15 2.733 1324 1141 1.160
3
Brazil
15 12 3 3 7 2 1 2 0 35 40 20 2.000 1376 1229 1.119
4
Netherlands
15 12 3 6 3 3 1 1 1 34 39 18 2.166 1327 1176 1.128
5
Turkey
15 11 4 5 5 1 3 1 0 35 40 19 2.105 1351 1244 1.086
6
Italy
15 10 5 6 1 3 2 0 3 29 34 22 1.545 1230 1136 1.082
7
Russia
15 8 7 2 4 2 1 0 6 23 26 29 0.896 1194 1198 0.996
8
Poland
15 8 7 3 2 3 1 3 3 22 29 29 1.000 1298 1211 1.071
9
China
15 7 8 5 1 1 2 4 2 22 29 27 1.074 1237 1178 1.050
10
Japan
15 7 8 3 1 3 2 2 4 20 27 31 0.870 1209 1273 0.949
11
Germany
15 5 10 1 3 1 1 6 3 15 23 35 0.657 1220 1315 0.927
12
Korea
15 5 10 2 2 1 0 1 9 14 16 34 0.470 1022 1141 0.895
13
Belgium
15 4 11 2 1 1 1 4 6 12 18 36 0.500 1115 1250 0.892
14
Dominican Republic
15 3 12 2 1 0 3 2 7 12 17 37 0.459 1072 1245 0.861
15
Thailand
15 2 13 1 0 1 2 7 4 7 17 41 0.414 1218 1355 0.898
16
Argentina
15 1 14 1 0 0 0 2 12 3 5 42 0.119 830 1161 0.714

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