German national volleyball team of women

from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Association Confédération Européenne de Volleyball
FIVB member since 1956
World ranking 15th place
Trainer Felix Koslowski
World Championship
Participation in the finals 1956, 1960, 1962, 1974-2018
best result Fifth in 1994
Olympic games
Participation in the finals 1972 , 1984 , 1996 , 2000 , 2004
best result Sixth in 1984
European Championship
Participation in the finals 1958-2019
best result Second in 2011, 2013
World cup
Participation in the finals 1991, 2011
best result Sixth in 2011
Nations League
Participation in the finals 2018, 2019
best result Tenth 2019
World Grand Prix
Participation in the finals 1994-1995, 2001-2005, 2008-2017
best result 3rd place in 2002 and 2009
European League
Participation in the finals 2013-2014
best result Winner 2013
(As of January 5, 2020)

The German national women's volleyball team is a selection of the best German female players who represent the DVV in international tournaments and matches. Her greatest successes so far were second places at the European Championships in 2011 and 2013. During the division of Germany , the GDR national team played at the same time . After reunification , some GDR players continued their careers in the joint German team.

Current squad

In the 2020 Olympic qualification , Germany competed with the following squad.

Surname size Date of birth position society
Linda Bock 1.80 m May 27, 2000 L. USC Munster
Kimberly Drewniok 1.88 m Aug 11, 1997 D. SSC Palmberg Schwerin
Jennifer Geerties 1.86 m 0Apr 5, 1994 AA Imoco Volley Conegliano
Lisa Gründing 1.85 m 0Dec 2, 1991 MB SC Potsdam
Denise Hanke 1.83 m Aug 31, 1989 Z SSC Palmberg Schwerin
Louisa Lippmann 1.90 m 23 Sep 1994 D. Shanghai Bright Ubest
Lena Möllers 1.88 m 0Jan. 6, 1990 Z Red ravens Vilsbiburg
Hanna Orthmann 1.88 m 0Oct 3, 1998 AA Saugella Monza
Anna Pogany 1.68 m July 21, 1994 L. SSC Palmberg Schwerin
Jana-Franziska Poll 1.85 m 0May 7, 1988 AA Volalto Caserta
Marie Schölzel 1.90 m 0Aug 1, 1997 MB SSC Palmberg Schwerin
Lena Stigrot 1.80 m Dec 20, 1994 AA Dresdner SC
Ivana Vanjak 1.93 m May 30, 1995 U USC Munster
Camilla Weitzel 1.95 m June 11, 2000 MB Dresdner SC
Positions : AA = acceptance / outside, D = diagonal, L = Libero, MB = middle block, Z = pass


World championships

At the 1956 World Cup , the Federal Republic's team finished 16th and penultimate place. In 1960 she was tenth, but that meant last place. Two years later the West German women managed only one victory against their neighbor from Austria. From 1974 to 1990 the Federal Republic took part in every world championship, but was overshadowed by the much more successful GDR selection.

At the first joint World Cup participation in 1994 , Germany achieved fifth place in Brazil. Four years later, however, it was only enough to rank 13. In 2002 , the German women could not use the home advantage and finished tenth in front of their own audience. At the 2006 World Cup in Japan , the team ended up only in eleventh place - despite the plan to improve their balance sheet with the new national coach. Things went much better at the 2010 World Cup in Japan . The German women came in seventh place with the best result in 16 years. As runner-up European champions in 2013, they qualified for the 2014 World Cup , where they finished ninth. They also qualified for the 2018 World Cup , where they were eliminated in the second round.

Olympic games

The Federal Republic qualified to host the 1972 Olympic Games . In front of a home crowd, however, the West German women could not win any of their games and came in eighth. 1984 in Los Angeles they finished sixth after victories against Brazil and Canada and a final loss to South Korea.

After reunification, German women qualified three times in a row from 1996 to 2004. At the 1996 tournament they were eliminated in the quarterfinals against China . In the same round they lost to Brazil at the 2000 Olympics . At the last participation so far, 2004 in Athens , the competition for Germany was already over after the preliminary round. The women of the DVV did not qualify for Beijing 2008 , London 2012 and Rio 2016 . In the 2020 qualification they lost the final of the European tournament in Apeldoorn against Turkey .

European championships

The team at the 2013 European Championship
Team before the European Championship game 2015 against Serbia

In 1958, the Federal Republic was represented at an EM for the first time and came eleventh. Two more eleventh and two tenth places followed. In 1977 she achieved a single-digit result for the first time in eighth place. In 1983 in the GDR , the West German women achieved their best result before reunification with fifth place. In the following tournaments they finished sixth and ninth. The EM 1989 took place in the Federal Republic. The hosts finished third in their preliminary group and won their first placement game against Bulgaria before finishing sixth after losing to Czechoslovakia.

At the first joint tournament after reunification, it was enough for the all-German team to take third place, which the German women were able to repeat twelve years later in Ankara . In May / June 2006 the German team qualified without losing a set for the 2007 European Championship , which took place in Belgium and Luxembourg . There, the Germans were eliminated in the second group stage. At the 2009 European Championships in Poland , the German women took fourth place. At the championships in 2011 in Serbia and Italy and in 2013 in Germany and Switzerland , they won the silver medal twice in a row. In the preliminary round of the European Championship 2015 , the DVV team met Serbia , Romania and the Czech Republic in Eindhoven . The German team reached the quarter-finals, which they lost in the tie-break against Turkey . At the 2017 European Championships , the German team came third in the group via a playoff round in the quarter-finals, which were lost to Azerbaijan . In 2019, Germany also lost to the quarter-finals, this time against Poland .

World cup

The German team has participated twice so far and came ninth in the 1991 World Cup and sixth in the 2011 World Cup .

Nations League

In the Nations League 2018 , the German women reached eleventh place in the overall standings with five wins from fifteen games. In 2019 they finished tenth with seven wins.

World Grand Prix

The German women took part in the World Grand Prix for the first time in 1994 and finished in tenth place. The following year they finished eighth. The same placings came when they returned in 2001. A year later there was the greatest success so far when the women of the DVV came third behind Russia and China. After that there was a seventh and sixth rank. In 2005, Germany was back in tenth place. After a two-year break, the DVV women were back in 2008 and finished eighth. In 2009 third place was achieved for the second time (this time behind Brazil and Russia). In 2010 there was a setback for the German women with ninth place, and in 2011 they even slipped to thirteenth place. In 2012 they narrowly missed the final round and landed in seventh place. In 2013 and 2014 , Germany took eleventh place. In 2015 , the German women failed to make it into the final round as seventh in the preliminary round, one set behind Japan. After nine defeats in a row, they were relegated to Division II in 2016 . In the second category, Germany came third in 2017 .

before the 2014 Europa League game in Stuttgart

European League

In the 2013 season , the German women took part in the Europa League for the first time and won the title with a 3-2 win against Belgium . In 2014 , they lost to Turkey in the finals .

European Games

At the first European Games in 2015 in Baku , the German volleyball players reached the quarter-finals against Poland , in which they lost 3-2.

Volley Masters Montreux

The DVV women regularly take part in the international, annually held Volley Masters in Montreux . In 2014 they won the tournament for the first time; in the final there was a 3-1 victory in the final against the USA . In 2015, they took fifth place.

Senior national team coach

from to Surname
1956 1971 Theda von Hoch
1971 1981 Dai Hee Park
1981 1989 Andrzej Niemczyk
1989 1990 Mathias Eichinger
1990 1998 Siegfried Koehler
1998 1999 Axel Büring
1999 2006 Lee Hee-wan
2006 2015 Giovanni Guidetti
2015 2015 Luciano Pedullà
2015 Felix Koslowski

Web links

Commons : Germany women's national volleyball team  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. FIVB world rankings (as of September 29, 2019)
  2. FIVB world rankings
  3. 14 butterflies have been selected - Koslowski nominates squad. DVV, January 5, 2020, accessed on January 5, 2020 .
  4. European Games: DVV women fail to Poland - 2: 3 in the quarter-finals. (No longer available online.) DVV, archived from the original on September 23, 2015 ; accessed on September 22, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  5. DVV women: Butterflies win 'Volley Masters'. (No longer available online.) DVV, June 1, 2014, archived from the original on September 23, 2015 ; accessed on September 22, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. DVV women: 3-1 victory in the thriller. (No longer available online.) DVV, May 30, 2015, archived from the original on September 23, 2015 ; accessed on September 22, 2015 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /