FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship


 BRA / Brazil

Team manager Leonardo Gomes Pereira Cupertino Moraes
Coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes
Assistant coach Paulo do Rego Barros Jr
2nd assistant coach Claudio Lopes Pinheiro
Doctor Julio Cesar Nardelli
Physiotherapist Alexandre Lopes Ramos
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Fabiana Claudino Fabiana 24.01.1985 193 76 314 293 Sesi - Sp
  2   Caroline De Oliveira Saad Gattaz Carol Gattaz 27.07.1981 192 81 315 299 Minas Tenis Clube
  5 Adenizia Da Silva Adenizia 18.12.1986 185 63 312 290 Sesi Bauru
  8   Claudia Bueno da Silva Claudia 21.09.1987 181 80 290 266 Minas Tenis Clube
  9 Michelle Marinho Pavao Michelle 31.10.1986 178 62 295 283 Brasília Vôlei
  10   Walewska Oliveira Walewska 01.10.1979 190 73 310 290 Volei Amil
  11 Tandara Caixeta Tandara 30.10.1988 184 87 305 297 Osasco Voleibol Clube
  12   Natalia Pereira Natália 04.04.1989 186 83 311 295 Dinamo Moscow
  13 Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli Sheilla 01.07.1983 185 64 302 284 Athletes Unlimited
  L 14   Fabiana Oliveira Fabí 07.03.1980 169 59 276 266 Rexona-Sesc
  15 Monique Marinho Pavao Monique 31.10.1986 178 67 294 285 Rexona-Sesc
  16   Fernanda Rodrigues Fe Garay 10.05.1986 179 74 308 288 Praia Clube
  17 Josefa Fabiola Almeida De Sousa Alves Fabiola 03.02.1983 184 70 300 285 Volero Zürich
  L 18   Camila Brait C. Brait 28.10.1988 170 58 271 256 Osasco
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Brazil, the current and consecutive two-time Olympic champions, head into the World Grand Champions Cup after their victories in 2013 at the Montreux Volley Masters for a record sixth time, the World Grand Prix for another record ninth time and the South American Championship. Brazil took over as World No. 1 and reinstate their claim as one of the most successful teams in women’s volleyball.

Brazil are already a dominant force across all tournaments. Since José Roberto Guimarães’ appointment in 2003, Brazil have won six of their nine gold medals (2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2013) and silver three times (2010, 2011, 2012) at the World Grand Prix, where Brazil also hold the joint-record with USA of three successive titles from 2004 to 2006. In their long quest for Olympic gold, Brazil only captured its first gold medal in Beijing 2008 and their second in London 2012. Brazil are also consistent finalists at World and Continental Championships.

In the World Grand Champions Cup, Brazil proudly carry a rich history and a solid lineup composed of experienced and young players. Even without the majority of their big names on board, Brazil continue to impress with powerful combination of athletes who astoundingly rise up to the occasion and assure of a long-lasting, bright future for the team.

Coach profile

José Roberto Guimarães has led Brazil to its myriad of wins since 2003. As a player, he was part of the Montreal 1976 team that placed seventh. He started coaching in 1988 with club team Eletropaulo before coaching the men’s national team that eventually won Olympic gold in Barcelona. In his first year coaching the women’s team, he led them to gold at South American Championship and silver at World Cup. He has gone on to win a number of titles including two Olympic golds in Beijing and London – making him the first Brazilian coach to win three Olympic gold medals.