German volleyball team United Volleys Frankfurt brought back a big name to the country’s top division: the superstar Jochen Schöps!
The long-time captain of the Germany National Team will play for the team from Frankfurt in the continuation of the 2019/20 season. The 36-year-old opposite initially signed a contract until the end of the current season, but the Bundesliga club has long-term plans with him. He spent the first half of the ongoing season in Qatari SC Police.
He has won numerous titles in his club career so far: the 2007 CEV winner Champions League (awarded MVP), German Championship 3 times, German Cup 4 times, and Polish Championship 2 times (awarded MVP once). With the national team, for which he collected 318 caps and said goodbye in 2018, Schöps took the 2009 CEV European League and the 2015 CEV European Games. Moreover, he was recognized Volleyball Player of the Year in Germany 3 years in a row (2007 – 2009).