Overview

Team profile

Bulgaria

Bulgaria first joined the FIVB World Grand Prix in 2013 and the very next year topped Group 3 and were promoted to Group 2. They ranked 5th in the Group in 2015 and last year finished fourth in the Intercontinental Round and then lost to Poland in the semifinals and to Puerto Rico in the bronze medal match. In 2014 Bulgaria finished 11th in the FIVB World Championship – their first appearance since 2002. A year earlier they had claimed their third bronze medal in the European League for 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 Seferinov, the 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, where he promoted the talented Bulgarian players Plamen Konstantinov and Matey Kaziyski.

Last year he succeeded to qualify the Bulgarian team to the Final of 2017 European Championship.

  • Team Manager Sabchev Georgi
  • Assistant coach Ivanov Nikolay
  • Physiotherapist Krumov Bobi

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank 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
Korea
9 8 1 6 2 0 1 0 0 25 26 5 5.200 736 622 1.183
2
Germany
9 8 1 6 1 1 0 1 0 23 25 6 4.166 737 602 1.224
3
Poland
9 7 2 6 1 0 0 1 1 21 22 7 3.142 709 553 1.282
4
Czech Republic
9 7 2 1 4 2 0 0 2 19 21 14 1.500 775 764 1.014
5
Bulgaria
9 5 4 2 1 2 3 1 0 16 22 17 1.294 852 820 1.039
6
Puerto Rico
9 5 4 1 1 3 0 2 2 12 17 19 0.894 782 796 0.982
7
Colombia
9 4 5 2 2 0 0 0 5 12 12 17 0.705 634 664 0.954
8
Canada
9 3 6 1 2 0 2 2 2 11 15 20 0.750 774 745 1.038
9
Peru
9 3 6 1 2 0 0 4 2 9 13 20 0.650 737 768 0.959
10
Argentina
9 2 7 1 1 0 2 1 4 8 11 22 0.500 688 735 0.936
11
Croatia
9 1 8 0 0 1 1 4 3 3 9 26 0.346 646 844 0.765
12
Kazakhstan
9 1 8 0 1 0 0 2 6 3 5 25 0.200 567 724 0.783

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