Volleyball Alltimetable Men World Championships 1949-2018

Note: 3-0 and 3-1 in sets are three points each (W3), 3-2 is two points for the winner (W2) and one for the looser (L1).

SW = Sets won, SL = Sets lost, SR = Set ratio, W% = Winning percentage, Ranking: 1. P, 2. W%, 3. SR, 4. SW.

The first ever world championship in volleyball was won by the Soviet Union in 1949 and, as can be seen above, was played outdoors. (Source: poland2014.fivb.org)

TEAM T GP W3 W2 L1 L0 SW SL SR P W%
Brazil 17 170 100 14 14 42 397 217 1,829 342 67,06 %
Poland 17 153 87 17 11 38 349 216 1,616 306 67,97 %
Bulgaria 18 160 81 19 17 43 357 248 1,440 298 62,50 %
Soviet Union 12 114 94 3 6 11 313 80 3,913 294 85,09 %
Italy 17 159 87 10 13 49 341 239 1,427 294 61,01 %
United States 16 150 79 14 15 42 327 234 1,397 280 62,00 %
Czechoslovakia 12 111 64 18 8 21 269 135 1,993 236 73,87 %
France 16 148 63 13 12 60 275 271 1,015 227 51,35 %
Cuba 15 128 56 19 6 47 259 222 1,167 212 58,59 %
Romania 10 97 50 11 12 24 222 157 1,414 184 62,89 %
Japan 15 126 44 19 12 51 235 241 0,975 182 50,00 %
Netherlands 12 107 47 9 6 45 195 189 1,032 165 52,34 %
Russia 7 70 42 8 8 12 172 84 2,048 150 71,43 %
Argentina 12 97 38 11 9 39 185 184 1,005 145 50,52 %
East Germany 7 71 40 6 5 20 153 94 1,628 137 64,79 %
China 14 111 38 9 5 59 175 224 0,781 137 42,34 %
Yugoslavia 7 76 39 5 6 26 159 119 1,336 133 57,89 %
Hungary 8 77 36 7 11 23 165 135 1,222 133 55,84 %
Canada 11 85 26 10 7 42 135 178 0,758 105 42,35 %
South Korea 9 73 24 6 9 34 118 147 0,803 93 41,10 %
Belgium 9 74 20 2 8 44 91 170 0,535 72 29,73 %
Finland 8 72 17 5 9 41 97 164 0,591 70 30,56 %
Germany 6 51 20 1 3 27 75 100 0,750 65 41,18 %
Serbia 3 30 16 2 2 10 64 49 1,306 54 60,00 %
Venezuela 11 78 13 5 3 57 74 196 0,378 52 23,08 %
Israel 4 40 14 2 3 21 60 79 0,759 49 40,00 %
Iran 6 42 12 3 6 21 61 94 0,649 48 35,71 %
Tunisia 10 71 9 5 7 50 65 185 0,351 44 19,72 %
North Korea 2 22 13 2 0 7 51 29 1,759 43 68,18 %
Mexico 5 39 10 5 3 21 59 84 0,702 43 38,46 %
Greece 5 37 10 4 3 20 52 82 0,634 41 37,84 %
Spain 3 27 7 5 6 9 57 59 0,966 37 44,44 %
Egypt 9 52 7 2 10 33 54 137 0,394 35 17,31 %
Czech Republic 4 27 8 1 4 14 42 59 0,712 30 33,33 %
Portugal 2 20 8 2 1 9 34 38 0,895 29 50,00 %
Puerto Rico 5 37 6 1 4 26 36 95 0,379 24 18,92 %
India 2 11 6 0 1 4 21 15 1,400 19 54,55 %
Australia 7 40 4 3 1 32 38 108 0,352 19 17,50 %
Mongolia 3 30 5 0 1 24 20 80 0,250 16 16,67 %
Turkey 3 18 4 0 2 12 17 44 0,386 14 22,22 %
Slovenia 1 8 3 1 2 2 17 16 1,063 13 50,00 %
Albania 1 11 4 0 1 6 16 22 0,727 13 36,36 %
Ukraine 1 12 3 1 0 8 15 27 0,556 11 33,33 %
Dominican Republic 2 16 3 0 2 11 16 41 0,390 11 18,75 %
Sweden 2 9 2 1 2 4 14 21 0,667 10 33,33 %
Cameroon 4 21 3 0 1 17 16 55 0,291 10 14,29 %
Chile 1 9 2 0 1 6 9 22 0,409 7 22,22 %
Iraq 1 9 1 1 1 6 9 23 0,391 6 22,22 %
Lebanon 1 7 1 1 0 5 6 18 0,333 5 28,57 %
Luxemburg 1 5 1 0 0 4 3 12 0,250 3 20,00 %
Chinese Taipei 1 6 1 0 0 5 4 16 0,250 3 16,67 %
Guinea 1 11 0 1 1 9 7 32 0,219 3 9,09 %
Uruguay 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 9 0,222 1 0,00 %
Libya 1 9 0 0 1 8 4 27 0,148 1 0,00 %
Panama 1 11 0 0 1 10 4 33 0,121 1 0,00 %
Paraguay 1 3 0 0 1 2 1 9 0,111 1 0,00 %
Kazakhstan 2 8 0 0 0 8 4 24 0,167 0 0,00 %
Croatia 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 9 0,111 0 0,00 %
Peru 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 9 0,111 0 0,00 %
Denmark 1 9 0 0 0 9 2 27 0,074 0 0,00 %
Algeria 2 6 0 0 0 6 1 18 0,056 0 0,00 %
Austria 2 21 0 0 0 21 2 63 0,032 0 0,00 %
Thailand 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 9 0,000 0 0,00 %
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