Overview

Team profile

Bulgaria

After dropping to Group 2 for the 2015 season, Bulgaria took advantage of the expansion of Group 1 to return to the top tier of the World League last year, finishing 11th overall.

Historically, Bulgaria have a strong track record and they have been regular participants in the World League since 1994, when they finished fourth – a position they held four more times since.

Bulgaria competed in the first Olympic tournament at Tokyo 1964, finishing fifth. They took the silver medal at Moscow 1980 and came joint-fifth again at Beijing 2008, before a fourth place at London 2012. In their first appearance in the World Championship in 1949 they won the bronze medal, a feat they repeated in 1952, before climbing to silver in 1970. They won two more bronze medals in 1986 and 2006. In addition, they have one bronze at the 2007 FIVB World Cup, as well as four bronze and a silver at the European Championships.

Coach

Plamen Konstantinov

Plamen Konstantinov

Born in 1973, Plamen Konstantinov has been coaching the men’s National Team of Bulgaria since 2014, following a stint in Turkey and several seasons at the helm of clubs in Russia – where he continues with Lokomotiv Novosibirsk during the club season. As a player he excelled in the outside hitter position with numerous clubs in Greece, before moving on to play in France, Italy, Poland and Russia. Playing for the National Team of Bulgaria, he was a two-time Olympian in Atlanta 1996 and Beijing 2008 and won bronze medals at the 2006 FIVB World Championship and 2007 FIVB World Cup, both in Japan.

Staff

  • Team Manager Stefan Cholakov
  • Assistant coach Alessandro Piroli
  • Second Assistant Coach Daniel Peev
  • Doctor Dinko Zahariev
  • Physiotherapist Petar Atanasov

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
Argentina
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brazil
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bulgaria
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Serbia
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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