Volleyball Alltimetable Men World Championships 1949-2014

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)

RANK TEAM T GP W3 W2 L1 L0 SW SL SR P W%
1 Brazil 16 158 93 11 14 40 366 204 1,79 315 65,82%
2 Soviet Union 12 114 94 3 6 11 313 80 3,91 294 85,09%
3 Bulgaria 17 152 77 19 16 40 341 236 1,44 285 63,16%
4 Poland 16 141 79 16 9 37 317 202 1,57 278 67,38%
5 Italy 16 149 80 9 12 48 315 228 1,38 270 59,73%
6 United States 15 138 71 12 14 41 295 221 1,33 251 60,14%
7 Czechoslovakia 12 111 64 18 8 21 269 135 1,99 236 73,87%
8 Cuba 14 123 55 19 6 43 253 209 1,21 209 60,16%
9 France 15 140 58 13 9 60 254 259 0,98 209 50,71%
10 Romania 10 97 50 11 12 24 222 157 1,41 184 62,89%
11 Japan 14 121 43 18 12 48 227 230 0,99 177 50,41%
12 Netherlands 11 99 43 8 6 42 179 174 1,03 151 51,52%
13 East Germany 7 71 40 6 5 20 153 94 1,63 137 64,79%
14 Argentina 11 89 37 9 8 35 171 165 1,04 137 51,69%
15 China 13 106 38 9 5 54 172 209 0,82 137 44,34%
16 Yugoslavia 7 76 39 5 6 26 159 119 1,34 133 57,89%
17 Hungary 8 77 36 7 11 23 165 135 1,22 133 55,84%
18 Russia 6 60 37 7 6 10 149 70 2,13 131 73,33%
19 South Korea 9 73 24 6 9 34 118 147 0,80 93 41,10%
20 Canada 10 77 23 8 7 39 117 164 0,71 92 40,26%
21 Germany 6 51 20 1 3 27 75 100 0,75 65 41,18%
22 Finland 7 64 16 4 8 36 87 143 0,61 64 31,25%
23 Belgium 8 66 16 2 6 42 75 156 0,48 58 27,27%
24 Venezuela 11 78 13 5 3 57 74 196 0,38 52 23,08%
25 Israel 4 40 14 2 3 21 60 79 0,76 49 40,00%
26 Tunisia 9 66 9 5 7 45 63 170 0,37 44 21,21%
27 North Korea 2 22 13 2 0 7 51 29 1,76 43 68,18%
28 Mexico 5 39 10 5 3 21 59 84 0,70 43 38,46%
29 Greece 5 37 10 4 3 20 52 82 0,63 41 37,84%
30 Spain 3 27 7 5 6 9 57 59 0,97 37 44,44%
31 Iran 5 34 9 2 5 18 47 78 0,60 36 32,35%
32 Serbia 2 18 11 0 1 6 40 28 1,43 34 61,11%
33 Egypt 8 47 6 2 10 29 50 124 0,40 32 17,02%
34 Czech Republic 4 27 8 1 4 14 42 59 0,71 30 33,33%
35 Portugal 2 20 8 2 1 9 34 38 0,89 29 50,00%
36 Puerto Rico 4 32 6 1 3 22 33 80 0,41 23 21,88%
37 India 2 11 6 0 1 4 21 15 1,40 19 54,55%
38 Mongolia 3 30 5 0 1 24 20 80 0,25 16 16,67%
39 Turkey 3 18 4 0 2 12 17 44 0,39 14 22,22%
40 Albania 1 11 4 0 1 6 16 22 0,73 13 36,36%
41 Ukraine 1 12 3 1 0 8 15 27 0,56 11 33,33%
42 Dominican Republic 1 11 3 0 2 6 15 26 0,58 11 27,27%
43 Sweden 2 9 2 1 2 4 14 21 0,67 10 33,33%
44 Australia 6 32 2 2 0 28 26 89 0,29 10 12,50%
45 Chile 1 9 2 0 1 6 9 22 0,41 7 22,22%
46 Cameroon 3 16 2 0 1 13 12 43 0,28 7 12,50%
47 Iraq 1 9 1 1 1 6 9 23 0,39 6 22,22%
48 Lebanon 1 7 1 1 0 5 6 18 0,33 5 28,57%
49 Luxemburg 1 5 1 0 0 4 3 12 0,25 3 20,00%
50 Chinese Taipei 1 6 1 0 0 5 4 16 0,25 3 16,67%
51 Guinea 1 11 0 1 1 9 7 32 0,22 3 9,09%
52 Uruguay 1 3 0 0 1 2 2 9 0,22 1 0,00%
53 Libya 1 9 0 0 1 8 4 27 0,15 1 0,00%
54 Panama 1 11 0 0 1 10 4 33 0,12 1 0,00%
55 Paraguay 1 3 0 0 1 2 1 9 0,11 1 0,00%
56 Kazakhstan 2 8 0 0 0 8 4 24 0,17 0 0,00%
57 Croatia 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 9 0,11 0 0,00%
58 Peru 1 3 0 0 0 3 1 9 0,11 0 0,00%
59 Denmark 1 9 0 0 0 9 2 27 0,07 0 0,00%
60 Algeria 2 6 0 0 0 6 1 18 0,06 0 0,00%
61 Austria 2 21 0 0 0 21 2 63 0,03 0 0,00%
62 Thailand 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 9 0,00 0 0,00%