Confédération Européenne de Volleyball

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The Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) is the European umbrella organization for volleyball . The association's headquarters are in Luxembourg .


The CEV was founded on October 21, 1963, but the sport had reached Europe many years earlier. At the congress in 1947 that led to the founding of the world association FIVB , the majority of the participants came from this continent.

The administrative structure used by the CEV and rivaling the structure of the FIVB in terms of size and scope can also be justified with the long tradition of sport in Europe. The CEV is the largest of all volleyball associations and it organizes most of the annual competitions and tournaments.

The CEV is superordinate to the individual national associations and organizes continental competitions such as the prestigious European Championship (first in 1948), the Champions League , the CEV Cup , the Challenge Cup and the European League . It is also involved in the organization of qualifying tournaments for the Olympic Games and World Championships, as well as international competitions organized by member associations.

Member associations

Europe is considered to be the strongest continent in volleyball. The CEV usually has more participants in international competitions than any other association.

Leading leagues in Europe are Russia and Italy . There are also Poland for men and Turkey and Azerbaijan for women. In Germany and France there are only a few teams that can keep up in terms of performance.

The following table shows the current 56 member associations of the CEV in alphabetical order.

code country Association link
ALB AlbaniaAlbania Albania Federata Shqiptare e Volejbollit [1]
AND AndorraAndorra Andorra Federació Andorrana de Voleibol [2]
POOR ArmeniaArmenia Armenia Hajastani Hanrapetutjan wolejboli federazia [3]
AUT AustriaAustria Austria Austrian volleyball association [4]
AZE AzerbaijanAzerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaycan Voleybol Federasyonu [5]
BEL BelgiumBelgium Belgium Fédération Royale Belge de Volleyball
Koninklijk Belgian Volleybal Verbond
BIH Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina Odbojkaški savez Bosne i Hercegovine [7]
BLR BelarusBelarus Belarus Belaruskaya federazyja valejbola [8th]
BUL BulgariaBulgaria Bulgaria Bulgarska Federazija Volejbol [9]
CRO CroatiaCroatia Croatia Hrvatska odbojkaška udruga [10]
CYP Cyprus RepublicRepublic of Cyprus Cyprus Kypriaki Omospondia Petosferisis [11]
CZE Czech RepublicCzech Republic Czech Republic Český volejbalový svaz [12]
THE DenmarkDenmark Denmark Dansk Volleyball Forbund [13]
CLOSELY EnglandEngland England England Volleyball Association [14]
ESP SpainSpain Spain Real Federación Española de Voleibol [15]
EST EstoniaEstonia Estonia Eesti Võrkpalli Liit [16]
FER FaroeseFaroe Islands Faroe Islands Flogbóltssamband Føroya [17]
FIN FinlandFinland Finland Suomen Lentopalloliitto RY [18]
FRA FranceFrance France Fédération Française de Volley Ball [19]
GEO GeorgiaGeorgia Georgia Sakartwelos prenburtis pederazia
GER GermanyGermany Germany German volleyball association [20]
GIB GibraltarGibraltar Gibraltar Gibraltar Volleyball Association
GRE GreeceGreece Greece Elliniki Omospondia Petosferisis [21]
GRL GreenlandGreenland Greenland Kalaallit Nunaanni Volleyball Tartut Kattuffiat [22]
HUN HungaryHungary Hungary Magyar Röplabda Szövetség [23]
IRL IrelandIreland Ireland Volleyball Association of Ireland [24]
ISL IcelandIceland Iceland Blaksamband Íslands [25]
ISR IsraelIsrael Israel Igud HaKadur'af BeIsrael [26]
ITA ItalyItaly Italy Federazione Italiana Pallavolo [27]
KOS KosovoKosovo Kosovo Federata e Volejebollit e Kosovës [28]
LAT LatviaLatvia Latvia Latvijas Volejbola federācija [29]
LIE LiechtensteinLiechtenstein Liechtenstein Liechtenstein Volleyball Association [30]
LTU LithuaniaLithuania Lithuania Lietuvos tinklinio federacija [31]
LUX LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg Fédération Luxembourgeoise de Volleyball [32]
MKD North MacedoniaNorth Macedonia North Macedonia Odbojkarska federacija na Makedonija
MLD Moldova RepublicRepublic of Moldova Moldova Federația de Volei din Republica Moldova
MLT MaltaMalta Malta Malta Volleyball Association [33]
MNE MontenegroMontenegro Montenegro Odbojkaški Savez Crne Gore [34]
MON MonacoMonaco Monaco Fédération Monégasque de Volley Ball [35]
NED NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Nederlandse Volleybal Bond [36]
NIR Northern IrelandNorthern Ireland Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Volleyball Association [37]
NOR NorwayNorway Norway Norges Volleyball Association [38]
POLE PolandPoland Poland Polski Związek Piłki Siatkowej [39]
POR PortugalPortugal Portugal Federação Portuguesa de Voleibol [40]
ROME RomaniaRomania Romania Federația Română de Volei [41]
RUS RussiaRussia Russia Vserossiyskaya federation volejbola [42]
SCO ScotlandScotland Scotland Scottish Volleyball Association [43]
SLO SloveniaSlovenia Slovenia Odbojkarska zveza Slovenije [44]
SMR San MarinoSan Marino San Marino Federazione Sammarinese Pallavolo [45]
SRB SerbiaSerbia Serbia Odbojkaški savez Srbije [46]
SUI SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Swiss volley [47]
SVK SlovakiaSlovakia Slovakia Slovenská volejbalová federácia [48]
SWE SwedenSweden Sweden Svenska Volleybollförbundet [49]
DOOR TurkeyTurkey Turkey Türkiye Voleybol Federasyonu [50]
UKR UkraineUkraine Ukraine Federazija wolejboly Ukrajiny [51]
WHALE WalesFlag of Wales (1959 – present) .svg Wales Volleyball wales [52]

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