Overview

Team profile

Bulgaria

After finishing ninth in 2013 and winning FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Group 3 in 2014, Bulgaria were promoted to Group 2 in 2015, when they claimed fifth place but did not progress to the Final Round.

In 2014 Bulgaria participated in their first World Championship since 2002 and achieved a final standing of equal eleventh. Despite losing their first two pool matches, three straight wins got the team through to the second round before elimination.

In 2013, Bulgaria claimed their third bronze medal in the European League and a fifth consecutive appearance on the podium. They won silver in 2010 and 2012.

Bulgaria competed in the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan in 2015 finishing ninth. The same year the team finished thirteenth in the European Championship.

The team's greatest successes came more than three decades ago when Bulgaria won bronze at the Moscow 1980 Olympic Games and gold at the 1981 European Championship.

Coach

Dimitrov Ivan

Dimitrov Ivan

Ivan Dimitrov, who is the new head coach of the Bulgarian team, is a former CSKA Sofia player and earned a fourth place with the Bulgarian team at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. As a coach, he led CSKA Sofia to the Final Four of the European Champions Cup in 1990. His coaching positions also include a role with Slavia Sofia, which saw the likes of Plamen Konstantinov and Matey Kaziyski come to prominence as players.

Staff

  • Team Manager Pomakov Valentin
  • Assistant coach Zetova Antonina
  • Second Assistant Coach Ivanov Nikolay
  • Doctor Nikolova Anna
  • Physiotherapist Mihaylov Maxim

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
Puerto Rico
6 6 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 17 18 4 4.500 524 451 1.161
2
Dominican Republic
6 5 1 3 0 2 1 0 0 14 17 7 2.428 540 489 1.104
3
Bulgaria
6 5 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 13 15 9 1.666 554 494 1.121
4
Poland
6 4 2 1 2 1 1 0 1 12 14 10 1.400 565 484 1.167
5
Argentina
6 2 4 2 0 0 2 2 0 8 12 12 1.000 524 546 0.959
6
Czech Republic
6 2 4 2 0 0 1 3 0 7 11 12 0.916 502 511 0.982
7
Canada
6 0 6 0 0 0 1 1 4 1 3 18 0.166 414 516 0.802
8
Kenya
6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 18 0.000 319 451 0.707

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