FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 BRA / Brazil - Team Composition

 
Team manager Mariana d'Aragona
Head coach Bernardo Rezende
Assistant coach Roberley Leonaldo
Doctor Alvaro Chamecki
Therapist / trainer José Salles Neto
Journalist Clarissa Laurence
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Bruno Rezende Bruno 02.07.1986 190 76 323 302
  4   Wallace De Souza Wallace 26.06.1987 198 87 344 318
  5 Sidnei Dos Santos Jr. Sidão 09.07.1982 203 98 344 318
  6   Leandro Vissotto Neves Vissotto 30.04.1983 212 97 370 345
  C 7 Gilberto Godoy Filho Giba 23.12.1976 192 85 325 312
  8   Murilo Endres Murilo 03.05.1981 190 76 343 319
  9 Theo Lopes Lopes 31.08.1983 199 80 345 324
  L 10   Sérgio Dutra Santos Sérgio 15.10.1975 184 78 325 310
  13 Gustavo Endres Gustavo 23.08.1975 203 98 337 325
  14   Rodrigo Santana Rodrigão 17.04.1979 205 85 350 328
  15 João Paulo Bravo Pereira Bravo 07.01.1979 190 87 340 320
  16   Lucas Saatkamp Lucas 06.03.1986 209 101 340 321
  17 Marlon Muraguti Yared Marlon 27.07.1977 188 82 310 289
  18   Dante Amaral Dante 30.09.1980 201 86 345 327
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Brazil have been one of the strongest teams in volleyball history and the world No. 1 will be favourites to defend their crown in Japan this year. Their recent success has coincided with Bernardinho's sparkling 10-year run as coach. He has led the team to a string of victories, including first place in the 2001 and 2003 editions of the FIVB World League and the gold medal at the 2002 FIVB World Championship.

In 2003, he guided the team to further titles in the FIVB World League and the FIVB World Cup and, in 2004, Brazil claimed their fourth FIVB World League title and second Olympic gold medal. They won the FIVB World League again in 2005 and took gold at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup later in the year. After winning the FIVB World League in 2006, as well as the FIVB World Championship title, they followed up by winning the FIVB World League and FIVB World Cup in 2007.

Their run of success was halted in 2008, but they took the FIVB World League again in 2009 and 2010, in addition to the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup. They capped off 2010 by winning the FIVB World Championship in Italy before adding a silver medal in the 2011 FIVB World League earlier this year, going down in the final to Russia. Now one waits to see if this majestic team can return to the summit.

Coach profile

Bernardinho is a former setter who finished fifth at the 1980 Olympics and won silver at the 1982 World Champs and 1984 Olympics. As a coach, he worked in Italy before taking the helm of the Brazil women’s team from 1994 to 2000. He led them to two Olympic bronze medals and two World Grand Prix titles. His success continued after switching to the men’s team in 2001 with Olympic gold in 2004 and silver in 2008, three World Champs titles, eight World League crowns, two World Cup titles and two World Grand Champions Cup gold medals.