Argentina men's national volleyball team

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Argentina
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Association FeVA
Confederation CSV
Head coach Marcelo Méndez
FIVB ranking 6 (as of October 2019)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances 7 (First in 1984)
Best result 3rd place (1988)
World Championship
Appearances 11 (First in 1960)
Best result 3rd place (1982)
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The Argentina national volleyball team represents Argentina in international men's volleyball and is controlled by the Argentine Volleyball Federation (Federación del Voleibol Argentino in Spanish, and abbreviated "FeVA").

The Argentina team made their international debut at the South American Championship in Rio de Janeiro in 1951, claiming fourth place. They competed in their first World Championship 1960 in the same city, where they finished 11th. The team's best achievements are the bronze medal at the 1982 World Championship, the bronze medal at the 1988 Summer Olympics and two gold medals at the 1995 and 2015 Pan American Games. Throughout the 1990s it was usually ranked among the first ten.[1]

In recent years, though without achieving any medal, the team finished 4th at the 2000 and 5th at the 2004, 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics.

At continental level, overshadowed by volleyball power Brazil, Argentina won the gold medal at the 1964 South American Men's Volleyball Championship, twelve silvers and seven bronzes. Volleyball was introduced in Argentina by the YMCA - Youth Christian Association in 1912. The Argentine Volleyball Federation was created in 1932, sharing the same management as Basketball. The number of fans slowly started to grow as a result of its broadcasting.

Results[edit]

Summer Olympics[edit]

Summer Olympics record
Year Round Position Pld W L SW SL Squad
Japan 1964 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984 Group Stage 6th Place 6 2 4 11 13 Squad
South Korea 1988 Semifinals Third Place 7 4 3 14 12 Squad
Spain 1992 Did Not Qualify
United States 1996 Quarterfinals 5th Place 5 3 5 13 18 Squad
Australia 2000 Semifinals 4th Place 8 3 5 11 18 Squad
Greece 2004 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 3 3 14 12 Squad
China 2008 Did Not Qualify
United Kingdom 2012 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 3 3 10 10 Squad
Brazil 2016 Quarterfinals 5th Place 6 4 2 13 7 Squad
Japan 2020 Qualified
Total 0 Title 7/14 47 22 25 86 90

World Championship[edit]

Argentina team in 2014 against USA

World Cup[edit]

World League[edit]

  • 1990 to 1995 — did not compete
  • 1996 — 7th place
  • 1997 — 8th place
  • 1998 — 9th place
  • 1999 — 6th place
  • 2000 — 8th place
  • 2001 — 13th place
  • 2002 — 9th place
  • 2005 — 10th place
  • 2006 — 7th place
  • 2007 — 13th place
  • 2009 — 5th place
  • 2010 — 5th place
  • 2011 — 4th place
  • 2012 — 10th place
  • 2013 — 6th place
  • 2014 — 13th place
  • 2015 — 11th place
  • 2016 — 10th place
  • 2017 — 10th place

Nations League[edit]

  • 2018 — 14th place
  • 2019 — 7th place

World Grand Champions Cup[edit]

  • 1993 to 1997 — did not compete
  • 2001 — 6th place
  • 2005 to 2017 — did not compete

Pan American Games[edit]

America Cup[edit]

Pan-American Cup[edit]

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following is the Argentine roster in the 2018 World Championship.[2]

Head coach: Julio Velasco

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
2 Lisandro Zanotti 4 October 1990 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 336 cm (132 in) 315 cm (124 in) Brazil Montes Claros
4 Maximiliano Cavanna 2 July 1988 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 333 cm (131 in) 312 cm (123 in) Argentina UPCN San Juan
6 Cristian Poglajen 14 July 1989 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 342 cm (135 in) 322 cm (127 in) Italy Ravenna
7 Facundo Conte 25 August 1989 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 334 cm (131 in) China Shanghai
8 Agustín Loser 12 October 1997 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 310 cm (120 in) Argentina Buenos Aires
10 José Luis González 27 December 1984 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 333 cm (131 in) France Ajaccio
11 Sebastián Solé 12 June 1991 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 362 cm (143 in) 342 cm (135 in) Italy BluVolley Verona
12 Bruno Lima 4 February 1996 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 320 cm (130 in) Argentina UPCN San Juan
14 Pablo Crer 12 June 1989 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 357 cm (141 in) 337 cm (133 in) Argentina Bolívar
15 Luciano De Cecco (C) 2 June 1988 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 332 cm (131 in) 315 cm (124 in) Italy Perugia
16 Alexis González 21 July 1981 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 327 cm (129 in) 310 cm (120 in) Argentina Bolívar
17 Tomás López 12 September 1994 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 328 cm (129 in) 290 cm (110 in) Argentina Libertad
18 Martín Ramos 26 August 1991 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 328 cm (129 in) Argentina UPCN San Juan
22 Ignacio Fernández 7 June 1994 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 300 cm (120 in) Argentina Buenos Aires

Notable players[edit]

Kit providers[edit]

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Argentina national volleyball team.

Period Kit provider
2000–2006 Topper
2008– Olympikus
Sonder

Sponsorship[edit]

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Banco de la Nación Argentina and Sonder, other sponsors: Pensma, Sodimac, Arnet, Enardo, Gatorade and universal assistance.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rank Team
  2. ^ "Team Roster – Argentina". FIVB. Retrieved 6 September 2018.

External links[edit]