Overview

Team profile

Bulgaria

 

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.


 

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.


 

Their
2018 record included an 11th place in the inaugural FIVB Volleyball Nations
League on a 6-9 record, followed by 11th  place in the FIVB World Championship which
they co-hosted together with Italy.
They have 12th place in the last 2019
edition of VNL.


 

Coach

Silvano Prandi

Silvano Prandi

 Silvano Prandi returned to the helm of Bulgaria's National Team late last year, replacing Plamen Konstantinov. It is the 72-year-old Italian's second stint with the Balkan side after the 2008-10 period, when he led the 'Lions' to a bronze medal at the 2009 European Championship. He has also coached the Italian men's National Team from 1982 to 1988, leading them to bronze at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. Following a playing career at Cuneo and CUS Turin, Prandi has coached numerous teams in Italy and has been leading Chaumont Volley-Ball 52 in France's Ligue A since 2015. 

Staff

  • Team Manager Stefan Cholakov
  • Assistant coach Pezzoli Luigi
  • Doctor Zahariev Dinko
  • Physiotherapist Aleksandar Varbanov

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
Brazil
3 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 8 9 2 4.500 264 213 1.239
2
Bulgaria
3 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 8 4 2.000 284 254 1.118
3
Egypt
3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 4 6 0.666 212 240 0.883
4
Puerto Rico
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 9 0.000 178 231 0.770

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