Team profile


Chile aspires to be the fourth South American team to play in the Olympic Games, which only their neighbours Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela were able to achieve in the 52-year history of the sport in the much-anticipated quadrennial. Chile have invested on the development of their young players in the last few years, exposing them to participate in international competitions and some training camps in the United States. Last year, they felt that improvement as they finished third in the continental qualification tournament for Rio 2016, where Chilean star Sebastian Gervert earned MVP honours. Chile defeated Colombia in the thrilling tie-breaker, which gave them the bronze and another chance to earn the last Rio 2016 Olympic berth.

In 1961, the Chilean squad claimed the silver medal at the South American Championship in Lima, Perú. They had played one World Championship competition in 1982 in Argentina, where they were grouped with powerhouses the Soviet Union, the United States and Bulgaria in the preliminary round.


Daniel Nejamkin

Daniel Nejamkin

Chile decided to make a great change, which saw the appointment of Argentine coach Daniel Nejamkin to handle the men’s national team, replacing Christian Hernandez in 2010. Nejamkin can be considered as one of the Argentine coaching masters that are at the helm of national teams. Like his compatriots, he was tasked to elevate the level of the team. His first main assignment was to make Chile a top four contender in South America. Although the road has been long for the Chilean team, Nejamkin’s presence in the sidelines still remains to be significant in their development. In the continental Olympic qualifiers, Nejamkin helped Chile, as they celebrated their third place finish, which gave them another opportunity to earn the last berth to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


  • Team Manager José Beltran
  • Assistant coach Ivan Villarreal
  • Physiotherapist Esteban Jury





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
3 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 8 4 2.000 286 260 1.100
3 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 7 4 1.750 263 245 1.073
3 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 5 6 6 1.000 273 273 1.000
3 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 9 0.222 227 271 0.837