Overview

Team profile

Bulgaria

In age-group FIVB competitions Bulgaria have never won a medal. And in European Junior Championships last time they were on the podium was as far back as 1986, when they hosted the competition for a bronze.

Actually, this is the first time that Bulgaria compete in the U23 World Championship, having missed the inaugural edition in 2013.

Several of the players that currently make up the U23 squad in Ankara have seen quite some action this season, having competed in both the Baku 2015 European Games and the 2015 World Grand Prix Group 2.

The biggest success of Bulgarian women's volleyball came in 1980, when they won the bronze medal at the Moscow Olympics. This was capped a year later with the gold of the European Championships in Sofia. Bulgaria's women had been continuously on the podium of the European League since the introduction of the event in 2009, until 2014 when they failed to qualify to the final.

Coach

Atanas Lazarov

Atanas Lazarov

After serving as assistant to Serbia's Dragan Nesic on the bench of Bulgaria's National Team at the Baku 2015 European Games, Atanas Lazarov took over the Bulgarian team that played in the 2015 World Grand Prix Group 2 Pool in Carolina, Puerto Rico (Nesic returned for the next round at Samokov).

Lazarov has worked as coach for Bulgarian clubs (mainly at CSKA Sofia) for a number of years, but is set to move to Turkey for the 2015-16 club season.

Staff

  • Team Manager Valentin Pomakov
  • Assistant coach Iliyana Petkova
  • Physiotherapist Petar Karadzhov

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
Turkey
5 5 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 14 15 3 5.000 429 318 1.349
2
Brazil
5 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 12 12 4 3.000 373 300 1.243
3
Italy
5 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 8 11 8 1.375 432 417 1.035
4
Bulgaria
5 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 7 8 9 0.888 370 378 0.978
5
Colombia
5 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 4 3 3 12 0.250 306 363 0.842
6
Egypt
5 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 2 15 0.133 276 410 0.673

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