Overview

Team profile

Puerto Rico

FIVB World Ranking 21

Best Result2006 12

Last Result2010 13

Medals
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The 24th and final qualifier for Poland 2014 – clinching their place in July after beating Dominican Republic in the NORCECA playoff – Puerto Rico are making a third successive appearance at the World Championships.

They finished 12th in 2006 and 13th four years ago in Italy. It is their fourth appearance overall, having also qualified in 1974 when they finished in 23rd place. A finish in the top half of the rankings would be considered a success for a country that has only recently begun to appear regularly on the world stage.

Since their return to the World Championship in 2006 the Puerto Ricans have qualified for one World Cup (2007) and made their first World League appearance (2011).

In the most recent NORCECA Championship they finished fourth, and in the 2014 World League they finished bottom of Pool G of Group 3 and 27th overall in only their second appearance at the event.

The nation’s high in major international play came in 2007, when they took silver at both the NORCECA Championship and Pan American Cup.

Coach

David Aleman

David Aleman

David Aleman was appointed head coach of the Puerto Rico men’s team in January 2013 having previously carried out the role for the national women’s team. The men’s team’s greatest successes of recent seasons came in 2010 when they captured gold at the Central American and Caribbean Games and took bronze at the Pan American Cup. Aleman has tasted glory as a head coach at club level in Puerto Rico. He guided the Arecibo Captains men’s team to the league title in 2013. On the world stage, he coached the island’s women’s team to 12th place at the 2002 World Championship.



  • Team Manager Nelson Perez Cruz
  • Assistant coach Ramon Lawrence
  • Doctor Dr. Jose F. Garcia Troncoso
  • Physiotherapist Wilfredo Nazario

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
France
5 4 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 12 14 7 2.000 469 437 1.073
2
Iran
5 4 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 11 13 7 1.857 462 420 1.100
3
USA
5 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 0 9 12 9 1.333 461 419 1.100
4
Italy
5 2 3 0 1 1 0 3 0 5 9 12 0.750 462 473 0.976
5
Belgium
5 1 4 1 0 0 2 2 0 5 9 12 0.750 437 467 0.935
6
Puerto Rico
5 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 3 3 13 0.230 315 390 0.807

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