FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship


 BRA / Brazil

Team manager Mariana d`Aragona
Coach Roberley Leonaldo
Assistant coach Giuliano Ribas
2nd assistant coach Sidnei Papke
Doctor Ricardo Yanasse
Physiotherapist Alexandre Oliveira
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Alan Souza Alan 21.03.1994 202 98 336 320 SESI-SP
  2   Fernando Gil Kreling Fernando 13.01.1996 185 85 319 301 Sada Cruzeiro Volei
  4 Otávio Henrique Rodrigues Pinto Otávio 27.02.1991 200 85 345 327 Minas Tenis Clube
  6   Lucas Eduardo Loh Lucas Loh 18.01.1991 195 83 336 320 SESI-SP
  7 Thiago Pontes Veloso Thiago 15.08.1993 184 77 313 294 SESC
  C 8   Ricardo Lucarelli Souza Lucarelli 14.02.1992 196 87 338 308 Taubaté Funvic
  11 Ary De Souza Nóbrega Neto Ary 10.07.1991 197 67 339 312 SESI
  12   Matheus Cunda Matheus 01.12.1991 208 93 338 322 Santo Andre
  13 Leandro Santos Leandro 13.01.1993 197 80 335 320 Sesi Sao Paulo
  14   Rafael Araujo Rafael Araujo 13.06.1991 206 93 348 325 MKS Bedzin
  15 Ricardo Alexandre Gomes Rego Junior Ricardo 09.01.1991 203 87 336 313 BMG São Bernardo
  19   Guilherme Kachel Kachel 20.05.1991 189 78 333 318 Sada Cruzeiro Volei
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Brazil has gathered a group of young talent from the youth and junior national teams, such as Alan Souza (top scorer of the 2013 Men’s Under 21 Championship) and Ricardo Lucarelli (age 21) who played for the Brazil national team in this year’s World League, South American Championship and Pan-American Cup.

Lucarelli was nominated captain of the Men’s U23 team and is definitely a player to look out for in the competition. There is a great deal of experience among this promising group of youngsters as 14 of the 15 young men who joined the team for this inaugural age-group tournament, currently play for a club in Brazil’s Super League.  


Coach profile

Roberley Luiz Leonaldo (Rubinho) was born in Curitiba (one of the largest Southern Brazilian cities), where he began his career in volleyball. He then moved to Sao Paulo taking up the position of assistant coach at the club formerly known as Banespa, working alongside coach Mauro Grasso from 2002-2006. The club took the Superleague title in 2004. Rubinho later took over the team from Mauro Grasso, seeing it through two name changes, the Brazil Volleyball Club and then São Bernardo Volleyball.

On the national team front, Rubens has worked for the men’s youth team that took the World Championship title in 2001. In 2006, he became assistant coach to Bernardo Rezende on Brazil’s men’s national team helping them to four World League wins, (2006/2007/2009/2010), two World Championship titles (2006/2010), two  Pan American Cup wins (2007/2011), a win at the 2007 World Cup Championship and silver medals at the Beijing (2008) and London (2012) Olympic Games.