FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix 2012

TEAM COMPOSITION

 BRA / Brazil - Team Composition

 
Team manager MORAES, Leonardo
Head coach GUIMARÃES, José Roberto
Assistant coach BARROS JUNIOR, Paulo
Doctor NARDELLI, Julio
Therapist / trainer RAMOS, Alexandre
Journalist CONDORELLI, Vicente
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  C 1 Fabiana Claudino Fabiana 24.01.1985 193 76 314 293
  2   Juciely Cristina Silva JUCIELY 18.12.1980 183 80 298 280
  3 Danielle Lins Dani Lins 05.01.1985 181 68 290 276
  4   Paula Pequeno PAULA 22.01.1982 184 74 302 285
  5 Adenizia Silva Adenizia 18.12.1986 185 63 312 290
  6   Thaisa Menezes Thaisa 15.05.1987 196 79 316 301
  7 Marianne Steinbrecher MARI 23.08.1983 188 70 310 290
  8   Jaqueline Pereira De Carvalho Endres Jaque 31.12.1983 186 70 302 286
  9 Fernanda Ferreira FERNANDINHA 10.01.1980 172 66 283 264
  10   Welissa Gonzaga SASSÁ 09.09.1982 179 76 300 287
  11 Tandara Caixeta TANDARA 30.10.1988 184 87 295 285
  12   Natalia Pereira Natália 04.04.1989 183 76 300 288
  13 Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli Sheilla 01.07.1983 185 64 302 284
  L 14   Fabiana Oliveira Fabí 07.03.1980 169 59 276 266
  15 Joyce Silva JOYCE 13.06.1984 190 67 311 294
  16   Fernanda Rodrigues Fe Garay 10.05.1986 179 74 308 288
  17 Josefa Fabiola Almeida De Sousa Alves Fabiola 03.02.1983 184 70 300 285
  L 18   Camila Brait C. Brait 28.10.1988 170 58 271 256
  19 Claudia Silva Claudia 21.09.1987 181 80 290 266
  20   Natasha Farinea Natasha 08.02.1986 188 78 300 288
  21 Juliana de Souza Nogueira JULIANA 04.08.1988 190 71 307 301
  22   Veridiana Fonseca VERE 30.12.1982 178 70 280 271
  23 Gabriela Braga Guimaraes Gabi 19.05.1994 176 59 295 274
  24   Andressa Picussa ANDRESSA 22.07.1989 192 82 303 293
  25 Priscila Daroit Priscila 10.08.1988 182 74 290 280
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Brazil have achieved a lot since José Roberto Guimarães started as coach in 2003. In his first year, the team won South American Championship gold and silver at the FIVB World Cup. The following season, Brazil won the FIVB World Grand Prix and placed fourth at the Athens Olympics. In 2005, they won the Montreux Volley Masters, the FIVB World Grand Prix, the South American Championship and the FIVB Grand Champions Cup.

They had an exceptional year in 2008, clinching their first Olympic gold medal in Beijing and seventh FIVB World Grand Prix title. They maintained this form in 2009 despite a number of changes in the squad, winning the Montreux Volley Masters, the Pan American Cup, the FIVB World Grand Prix, the Final Four tournament and the South American Championship.

In 2010, silver medals at the FIVB World Grand Prix and FIVB World Championship had the world No. 1 hungry to return to the top of the podium. Despite a silver at the FIVB World Grand Prix last year they still managed gold at the Pan American Cup, South American Championship and Pan American Games.

Despite missing out on a podium place at the 2011 World Cup, they clinched an Olympic berth by winning the CSV Qualification Tournament.
Coach profile

José Roberto “Ze Roberto” Guimarães twice won the South American Championship and finished seventh at the 1976 Montreal Olympics as a player. He started coaching Eletropaulo’s women’s team in 1988 and was soon an assistant on the men’s national team which won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. He has coached the Brazil women since 2003. His great tactical mind has led Brazil to success after success, culminating in the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for which he was named Coach of the Year in Brazil.