Team profile

Volero Zürich

Volero Zurich host the World Club Championship for a third consecutive time. They will be hoping finally to win a medal in 2015, after they lost the bronze medal match in the previous two editions. In 2014 they were denied a medal by Brazilian side SESI-SP, who won 3-2 despite Kenia Carcaces scoring 22 points for Volero Zurich.

In 2013 the Swiss team lost 3-1 to Guangdong Evergrande in the bronze medal match. At continental level, Volero have competed in seven of the past nine editions of the European Champions League. Their highest finish was in season 2006/07 when, as hosts, they qualified for the Final Four and finished fourth. In the 2015 competition, they failed to qualify for the Final Four after losing a golden set to Turkish side Eczacibasi VitrA in the Playoff 6 round. Coach Dragutin Baltic resigned after that defeat, and was replaced in April 2015 by Dutchman Avital Selinger.

The team will be confident after securing their sixth successive national league title in April 2015, adding the trophy to their Swiss Cornercard Cup victory earlier in the season. The trophies are further symbols of their dominance in Switzerland – as of April 2015 they were unbeaten in more than 110 games in domestic competition.


Avital Selinger

Avital Selinger

Avital Selinger replaced Dragutin Baltic as the head coach of Volero Zurich in April 2015. The 56-year-old Israel-born Dutchman took over a Zurich team that had not lost in more than 100 matches in domestic competitions, and he extended that streak to lead the team to their sixth successive Swiss national league title. He has been head coach of two teams he could face in Zurich – Dinamo Krasnodar and Hisamitsu Springs. As a player, Selinger won two European championship bronze medals in 1989 and 1991, and a silver as part of the 1992 Olympic Dutch team coached by his father Arie.


  • Team Manager Maik Lindner
  • Assistant coach Jan Lindenmair
  • Second Assistant Coach Marko Sekulic
  • Doctor Mirela Borovac
  • Physiotherapist Djorde Gavran





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
Rexona Ades Rio de Janeiro
2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 1 6.000 188 158 1.189
Volero Zürich
2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 4 4 1.000 202 185 1.091
Mirador Santo Domingo
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 6 0.166 123 170 0.723