Overview

Team profile

Germany

Germany are competing at the World Grand Prix for the ninth consecutive time. They won the bronze medal in 2002 and 2009 but finished seventh in Group 1 last year, after winning four of their nine matches. It was an improvement of three places on their 2014 result, and a far better result than in 2013. They finished joint-ninth at the 2014 World Championship, after securing fifth spot in their second-round pool. Earlier in 2014, they defeated the United States in the final of the Montreux Volley Masters in Switzerland to win the title for the first time.

Germany took their first gold in the European League in 2013 and followed that success last year with the silver medal on home ground in Berlin where they lost to Turkey in the final. They were runners-up in the European Championship in 2011 and 2013, having taken the bronze medal in their first appearance as a unified nation in 1991 and repeating the feat in 2003. The international records of GDR (East Germany) and West Germany were allocated to the present national team, meaning they can boast gold medals from the European Championships of 1983 and 1987 as well as the silver medal at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games.

Coach

Mr. Koslowski, Felix

Mr. Koslowski, Felix

Felix Koslowski may be one of the youngest coaches in the competition but the German coach does not fall short on experience, being a long-time assistant coach of Italian Giovanni Guidetti. He began playing in 1995 for the youth team of German club Schweriner SC, where he won five titles. He continued with his club career in Tigers Volley Ludwigslust, and also played beach volleyball in national tournaments in 2005. He started coaching in 2003 as an assistant in Schweriner SC in the Bundesliga, where he won a national championship in 2006 and the DVV Cup in 2006 and 2007. Koslowski became Guidetti’s assistant in the German women’s national team in 2006 and for Italian club Chieri in 2007. After one club season, he moved to Volley Bergamo and became Lorenzo Micelli’s assistant coach. He moved back to Germany and coached VfB 91 Suhl from 2010 to 2013. On November 9, 2015, Koslowski succeeded Luciano Pedulla as coach of the German national team.


Staff

  • Team Manager Mr. Döring, Michael
  • Assistant coach Mr. Hartmann, Manuel
  • Doctor Mr. Grossner, Tobias
  • Physiotherapist Mrs. Richter, Hanna

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
USA
9 8 1 6 2 0 0 1 0 24 25 5 5.000 739 603 1.225
2
China
9 8 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 23 24 6 4.000 701 591 1.186
3
Russia
9 8 1 3 3 2 1 0 0 23 26 10 2.600 833 738 1.128
4
Brazil
9 7 2 3 4 0 1 0 1 22 23 10 2.300 779 674 1.155
5
Netherlands
9 5 4 3 2 0 0 2 2 15 17 14 1.214 709 706 1.004
6
Serbia
9 5 4 1 0 4 1 1 2 12 18 20 0.900 836 854 0.978
7
Italy
9 4 5 1 2 1 2 3 0 13 19 19 1.000 840 818 1.026
8
Japan
9 3 6 2 1 0 3 1 2 12 16 19 0.842 776 783 0.991
9
Turkey
9 3 6 1 1 1 1 2 3 9 13 21 0.619 719 773 0.930
10
Thailand
9 2 7 0 1 1 0 1 6 5 7 24 0.291 611 744 0.821
11
Belgium
9 1 8 0 1 0 1 3 4 4 8 25 0.320 668 771 0.866
12
Germany
9 0 9 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 4 27 0.148 610 766 0.796

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