Major achievements in volleyball by nation


This article contains lists of achievements in major senior-level international indoor volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball tournaments according to first-place, second-place and third-place results obtained by teams representing different nations. The objective is not to create combined medal tables; the focus is on listing the best positions achieved by teams in major international tournaments, ranking the nations according to the most podiums accomplished by teams of these nations.

Results


For the making of these lists, results from following major international tournaments were consulted:

FormGoverning
body
TournamentEdition
FirstLatestNext
Indoor volleyballFIVB & IOCVolleyball at the Summer Olympics (quadrennially)196420162020
FIVBFIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship (quadrennially)194920182022
FIVB Volleyball Women's World Championship (quadrennially)195220182022
FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup (quadrennially)196520192023
FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup (quadrennially)197320192023
FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup (quadrennially)199320172021
FIVB Volleyball Men's Nations League (annually)201820192020
FIVB Volleyball Women's Nations League (annually)201820192020
FIVB Volleyball World League (annually, replaced by the men's Nations League)19902017Defunct
FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix (annually, replaced by the women's Nations League)19932017Defunct
Beach volleyballFIVB & IOCBeach volleyball at the Summer Olympics (quadrennially)199620162020
FIVBFIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships (biennially)199720192021
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals (annually)201520192020
Sitting volleyballWPV & IPCVolleyball at the Summer Paralympics (quadrennially)198020162020
WPVWorld ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship (quadrennially)198320182022

Medals for the demonstration events are NOT counted. Medals earned by athletes from defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are NOT merged with the results achieved by their immediate successor states. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) do NOT combine medals of these nations or teams.[1][2]

The conventions used on these lists are: M for Men's tournament, and W for Women's tournament.

The tables are pre-sorted by total number of first-place results, second-place results and third-place results, then most first-place results, second-place results, respectively. When equal ranks are given, nations are listed in alphabetical order.

Indoor volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup (As of 16 October 2019)
Indoor volleyball Beach volleyball Sitting volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Champion-
ship
World Cup World Grand Champions Cup Nations League / World League Nations League / Grand Prix Olympic Games World Champion-
ships
World Tour Finals Paralympic Games World Champion-
ship
Rk. Nation M W M W M W M W M W M W M W M W M W M W Total
1 Brazil143118
2 United States125017
3 Russia84214
4 Netherlands74112
5 Italy73111
6 Cuba81110
7 Germany52310
8 China8109
9 Japan4239
10 Soviet Union*6017
11 Poland3317
12 Serbia2226
13 Serbia and Montenegro*1236
14 East Germany*2204
15 Norway1214
16 Czechoslovakia*1124
17 Australia1034
18 Bulgaria0224
19 South Korea0044
20 Iran2013
21 Argentina1023
21 Canada1023
23 Finland0213
23 Romania0213
23  Switzerland0213
26 Bosnia and Herzegovina2002
27 France1012
28 Peru0202
28 West Germany*0202
30 Czech Republic0112
30 Latvia0112
30 Yugoslavia*0112
33 Egypt0022
33 North Korea0022
33 Ukraine0022
36 Austria0101
36 Hungary0101
36 Slovenia0101
36 Spain0101
36 Sweden0101
36 Turkey0101
36 Unified Team*0101
43 Dominican Republic0011
43 Lithuania0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men

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Last updated after the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup (As of 16 October 2019)
Indoor volleyball Beach volleyball Sitting volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Champion-
ship
World Cup World Grand Champions Cup Nations League / World League Olympic Games World Champion-
ships
World Tour Finals Paralympic Games World Champion-
ship
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Men Men Men Men Men Men Men Total
1 Brazil8109
2 Netherlands5319
3 United States7108
4 Russia5218
5 Italy4217
6 Germany2226
7 Poland3205
8 Cuba3115
9 Serbia and Montenegro*1225
10 Soviet Union*3014
11 Norway1214
12 Japan1124
World Champion-
ship
13 East Germany*2103
14 Iran2013
15 Czechoslovakia*1113
16 Argentina1023
17 Bulgaria0213
18 Bosnia and Herzegovina2002
19 France1012
19 Serbia1012
21 West Germany*0202
22 Finland0112
22 Romania0112
22  Switzerland0112
22 Yugoslavia*0112
26 Canada0022
26 Egypt0022
28 Austria0101
28 Hungary0101
28 Spain0101
28 Sweden0101
32 Australia0011
32 Latvia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup (As of 16 October 2019)
Indoor volleyball Beach volleyball Sitting volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Champion-
ship
World Cup World Grand Champions Cup Nations League / Grand Prix Olympic Games World Champion-
ships
World Tour Finals Paralympic Games World Champion-
ship
Rk. Nation Women Women Women Women Women Women Women Women Women Women Total
1 China8109
2 Brazil6219
3 United States5409
4 Russia3216
5 Cuba5005
6 Japan3115
7 Italy3104
8 Germany3014
9 Serbia1214
10 South Korea0044
11 Soviet Union*3003
12 Netherlands2103
13 Australia1023
14 Peru0202
15 Czech Republic0112
15 Poland0112
17 North Korea0022
17 Ukraine0022
19 Canada1001
20 East Germany*0101
20 Finland0101
20 Latvia0101
20 Romania0101
20 Slovenia0101
20  Switzerland0101
20 Turkey0101
20 Unified Team*0101
28 Bulgaria0011
28 Czechoslovakia*0011
28 Dominican Republic0011
28 Lithuania0011
28 Serbia and Montenegro*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Indoor volleyball and beach volleyball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup (As of 16 October 2019)
Indoor volleyball Beach volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Champion-
ship
World Cup World Grand Champions Cup Nations League / World League Nations League / Grand Prix Olympic Games World Champion-
ships
World Tour Finals
Rk. Nation M W M W M W M W M W M W M W M W Total
1 Brazil142016
2 United States114015
3 Russia84012
4 Italy73111
5 Cuba81110
6 Japan4239
7 Germany5128
8 Netherlands4318
9 China6107
10 Soviet Union*6017
11 Poland3317
12 Serbia2226
13 Serbia and Montenegro*1236
14 East Germany*2204
15 Czechoslovakia*1124
16 Australia1034
17 Bulgaria0224
18 South Korea0044
19 Argentina1023
19 Canada1023
21 Romania0213
21  Switzerland0213
23 France1012
23 Norway1012
25 Peru0202
26 Czech Republic0112
27 North Korea0022
28 Austria0101
28 Spain0101
28 Turkey0101
28 Unified Team*0101
32 Dominican Republic0011
32 Iran0011
32 Latvia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup (As of 16 October 2019)
Indoor volleyball Beach volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Champion-
ship
World Cup World Grand Champions Cup Nations League / World League Olympic Games World Champion-
ships
World Tour Finals
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Men Men Men Men Men Total
1 Brazil8008
2 United States7108
3 Russia5207
4 Italy4217
5 Netherlands3317
6 Poland3205
7 Cuba3115
8 Serbia and Montenegro*1225
9 Soviet Union*3014
10 Germany2114
11 Japan1124
12 East Germany*2103
13 Czechoslovakia*1113
14 Argentina1023
15 Bulgaria0213
16 France1012
16 Norway1012
16 Serbia1012
19 Romania0112
19  Switzerland0112
21 Canada0022
22 Austria0101
22 Spain0101
24 Australia0011
24 Iran0011
24 Latvia0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup (As of 16 October 2019)
Indoor volleyball Beach volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Champion-
ship
World Cup World Grand Champions Cup Nations League / Grand Prix Olympic Games World Champion-
ships
World Tour Finals
Rk. Nation Women Women Women Women Women Women Women Women Total
1 Brazil6208
2 China6107
3 United States4307
4 Cuba5005
5 Russia3205
6 Japan3115
7 Italy3104
8 Germany3014
9 Serbia1214
10 South Korea0044
11 Soviet Union*3003
12 Australia1023
13 Peru0202
14 Czech Republic0112
14 Poland0112
16 North Korea0022
17 Canada1001
17 Netherlands1001
19 East Germany*0101
19 Romania0101
19  Switzerland0101
19 Turkey0101
19 Unified Team*0101
24 Bulgaria0011
24 Czechoslovakia*0011
24 Dominican Republic0011
24 Serbia and Montenegro*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Indoor volleyball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup (As of 16 October 2019)
Indoor volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Champion-
ship
World Cup World Grand Champions Cup Nations League / World League Nations League / Grand Prix
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Men Women Total
1 Brazil82010
2 Cuba81110
3 Russia64010
3 United States64010
5 Italy7209
6 Japan4239
7 Soviet Union*6017
8 Netherlands3306
9 Poland3216
10 Serbia2226
11 Serbia and Montenegro*1236
12 China5005
13 East Germany*2204
14 Czechoslovakia*1124
15 Bulgaria0224
16 South Korea0044
17 Romania0213
18 France1012
19 Peru0202
20 Argentina0022
20 Germany0022
20 North Korea0022
23 Turkey0101
23 Unified Team*0101
25 Canada0011
25 Dominican Republic0011
25 Iran0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Cup (As of 16 October 2019)
Indoor volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Champion-
ship
World Cup World Grand Champions Cup Nations League / World League
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Men Men Total
1 Brazil5005
2 Italy4105
2 United States4105
4 Russia3205
5 Cuba3115
6 Netherlands2305
7 Serbia and Montenegro*1225
8 Poland3104
9 Soviet Union*3014
10 Japan1124
11 East Germany*2103
12 Czechoslovakia*1113
13 Bulgaria0213
14 France1012
14 Serbia1012
16 Romania0112
17 Argentina0022
18 Canada0011
18 Germany0011
18 Iran0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Women's World Cup (As of 16 October 2019)
Indoor volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Champion-
ship
World Cup World Grand Champions Cup Nations League / Grand Prix
Rk. Nation Women Women Women Women Women Total
1 China5005
1 Cuba5005
3 Brazil3205
3 Russia3205
5 Japan3115
6 United States2305
7 Italy3104
8 Serbia1214
9 South Korea0044
10 Soviet Union*3003
11 Peru0202
12 Poland0112
13 North Korea0022
14 Netherlands1001
15 East Germany*0101
15 Romania0101
15 Turkey0101
15 Unified Team*0101
19 Bulgaria0011
19 Czechoslovakia*0011
19 Dominican Republic0011
19 Germany0011
19 Serbia and Montenegro*0011

*Defunct National Olympic Committees (NOCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Beach volleyball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB World Tour Finals (As of 16 October 2019)
Beach volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships World Tour Finals
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Men Women Total
1 Brazil6006
2 Germany5106
3 United States5005
4 Australia1034
5  Switzerland0213
6 Russia2002
7 China1102
8 Canada1012
8 Netherlands1012
8 Norway1012
11 Czech Republic0112
11 Italy0112
13 Argentina1001
14 Austria0101
14 Poland0101
14 Spain0101
17 Latvia0011
Men
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB World Tour Finals (As of 16 October 2019)
Beach volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships World Tour Finals
Rk. Nation Men Men Men Total
1 Brazil3003
1 United States3003
3 Germany2103
4 Russia2002
5 Netherlands1012
5 Norway1012
7 Italy0112
7  Switzerland0112
9 Argentina1001
10 Austria0101
10 Poland0101
10 Spain0101
13 Australia0011
13 Canada0011
13 Latvia0011
Women
Last updated after the 2019 FIVB World Tour Finals (As of 16 October 2019)
Beach volleyball Number of
Olympic Games World Championships World Tour Finals
Rk. Nation Women Women Women Total
1 Brazil3003
1 Germany3003
3 Australia1023
4 United States2002
5 China1102
6 Czech Republic0112
7 Canada1001
8  Switzerland0101

Sitting volleyball

Men and women
Last updated after the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship (As of 16 October 2019)
Sitting volleyball Number of
Paralympic Games World Championship
Rk. Nation Men Women Men Women Total
1 Netherlands3104
2 Finland0213
3 Bosnia and Herzegovina2002
3 China2002
3 Iran2002
6 United States1102
7 Norway0202
7 West Germany*0202
9 Brazil0112
9 Germany0112
9 Yugoslavia*0112
12 Egypt0022
12 Russia0022
12 Ukraine0022
15 Hungary0101
15 Latvia0101
15 Slovenia0101
15 Sweden0101
19 Lithuania0011

*Defunct National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Men
Last updated after the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship (As of 16 October 2019)
Sitting volleyball Number of
Paralympic Games World Championship
Rk. Nation Men Men Total
1 Bosnia and Herzegovina2002
1 Iran2002
1 Netherlands2002
4 Norway0202
4 West Germany*0202
6 Finland0112
6 Germany0112
6 Yugoslavia*0112
9 Egypt0022
10 Brazil0101
10 Hungary0101
10 Sweden0101
13 Russia0011

*Defunct National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) or historical teams are shown in italic.

Women
Last updated after the 2018 World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championship (As of 16 October 2019)
Sitting volleyball Number of
Paralympic Games World Championship
Rk. Nation Women Women Total
1 China2002
2 Netherlands1102
2 United States1102
4 Ukraine0022
5 Finland0101
5 Latvia0101
5 Slovenia0101
8 Brazil0011
8 Lithuania0011
8 Russia0011

See also


References


General

Official results

Specific

  1. "Olympic Results, Gold Medalists and Official Records". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 16 November 2018.
  2. "IPC Historical Results Archive - Web". International Paralympic Committee. Retrieved 16 November 2018.