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  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
1 Bruno Rezende Bruno 02.07.1986 190 76 323 302 RJX
2   Marcelo Elgarten Marcelinho 09.11.1974 183 78 321 308 Panathinakos A. O.
4 André Heller André Heller 17.12.1975 199 93 339 321 Pallavolo Modena
6   Samuel Fuchs Samuel 04.03.1984 200 89 342 316 Ulbra
C 7 Gilberto Godoy Filho Giba 23.12.1976 192 85 325 312 Cimed/Sky
8   Murilo Endres Murilo 03.05.1981 190 76 343 319 SESI
9 André Luiz da Silva Nascimento André 04.03.1979 195 95 340 320 Pallavolo Modena
L 10   Sérgio Dutra Santos Sérgio 15.10.1975 184 78 325 310 SESI
11 Anderson Rodrigues Anderson 21.05.1974 190 95 330 321 Cimed
13   Gustavo Endres Gustavo 23.08.1975 203 98 337 325 CIMED/SKY
14 Rodrigo Santana Rodrigão 17.04.1979 205 85 350 328 Al-Rayyan
18   Dante Amaral Dante 30.09.1980 201 86 345 327 Panasonic Panthers
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team Profile   Coach Profile

After the sixth place at the Sydney Olympic Games, the Brazilian men’s national team suffered some important changes for the 2001 season. Mr. Bernardo Rezende, nicknamed Bernardinho, who had spent six years coaching the women’s national team, was chosen to be the head coach of the Brazilian men’s national team.

During the first season with Bernardinho, the team conquered three gold medals (World League, America’s Cup and South American Championship) and one silver medal (World Grand Champions Cup). In 2002, Brazil was second place in the World League, after losing the title playing at home against Russia. However, in that same season, it conquered the World Championship for the first time ever.

The beginning of the 2003 season was very special for the World Champions. In an exciting final match against Serbia and Montenegro, Brazil won the gold medal for the third time in the World League beating the opponent by 3-2 in Madrid. After that, the team was defeated by Venezuela on the semifinals of the Pan-American Games, in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and ended up the competition with the bronze medal. After that, the Brazilian squad showed attitude one month later, beating the same Venezuelan team by 3-0 in the South American Championship finals. That year ended with Brazil conquering the title it had neven won: the World Cup’s, in Japan.

In 2004, Bernardinho led the Brazilian team to the fourth title of the World League. In August, Brazil won the second Olympic gold medal of its history in men’s volleyball, in Athens/2004 (the first one was conquered in Barcelona/92). In the final, Brazilians beat Italy 3-1.

In the 2005 season, the Olympic Champion team conquered four medals. In the final match against Serbia and Montenegro, Brazil won another gold in the World League beating the opponent 3-1. After that, Brazil was second place in the America’s Cup, defeated by the United States at the finals. At the South American Championship, Brazil conquered its 25th title, winning all matches, losing only one set. To conclude the great season, Bernardo Rezende’s team guaranteed the gold medal in the World Grand Champions Cup, in Japan.

In 2006, Brazil won one more time the gold medal at the World League – the sixth title in the history. In Japan, it won the World Championship. Giba was elected the most valuable player and Dante was the best attacker.

In 2007, young players won the first matches of the World League. In the finals, with its main team in court, Brazil won the seventh title against Russia, in the final match. Ricardinho, the setter, was the best player; Gustavo, middle-blocker was the best blocker.

After this competition, Brazil played at home the Pan-American Games, in Rio de Janeiro. The group, coached by Bernardinho, won this tournament for the first time.

With young players, Brazil played the America´s Cup, in Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil, and finished it in second place, loosing this title to the experienced Americans.

With its main player, Brazil won the South America Championship, confirming their participation in the World Cup 2007.

BRAZIL IN SEARCH OF THE SECOND TITLE IN THE WORLD CUP

The Brazilian volleyball team will go to Japan looking forward the second gold medal in the World Cup. Brazil is the actual champion, and won the last title in 2003. Besides that, won two bronze medals, in 81 and 95.

Brazil confirmed your place in the World Cup after winning the South American Championship, without losing any matches, nor sets. In the final match, it defeated Argentina, in Santiago, Chile.

Actually, Brazil is the best nation in the volleyball world. Since 2001, this group won practically all the titles it played. It was seven times champion of World League (93, 01, 03, 04, 05, 06 e 07). It was twice champion of the World Championship: in 2002, in Argentina; and 2006 in Japan. Moreover, the brazilian team has two gold medals on World Cups (2005 and 97), and a bronze medal (2001).

After the bronze medal, in the Pan-American Games, at Santo Domingo, this generation won the unique title that it didn’t have: the Pan-American Games, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the South American Championship, Brazil is the best team. Out of 27 competitions, it won 26 times.

All this titles are a reflection of the hard work realized at the young men’s national teams. Brazil is three times champion in World Junior Championship (93, 01 and 07) and six times the best in the World Youth Championship.

 

Mr. Bernardo Rocha de Rezende, nicknamed "Bernardinho", was borned in Rio de Janeiro. He is 48 years-old, and was in charge of the women’s national team from 1994 to 2000. In 2001, Mr. Bernardo Rezende became the head coach of the Brazilian senior men national team.

Mr. Rezende played volleyball from 1979 to 1986, in Rio de Janeiro. As a player, he won the bronze medal in the World Cup’81 in Japan, the silver medal in the World Championship in Argentina’82, and in the Los Angeles’84 Olympic Games. In 1988, he stopped playing to work as assistant coach of Bebeto de Freitas at Olympic Games in Seoul´88. Two years later, he became the head coach of the Perugia´s women’s team, in Italy, where he stayed until 1992. In 1993, still in Italy, he was in charge of Modena’s team. By the end of that season, Mr. Rezende returned to Brazil, and in 1994, started his victorious work as the head coach of the Brazilian national women’s team.

At that year, Brazil was second place in the World Championship, and won the World Grand Prix. In 1996, the team won the bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympic Games, and also the gold medal in the Grand Prix. In 1998, Mr. Rezende lead the Brazilian team to a South American title, won the Qualifying for the World Championship and the bronze medal in the World Grand Champions Cup in Japan.

In 1999, Bernardinho won the gold medal at the Pan-American Games, in Winnipeg, a silver medal in the World Grand Prix, a gold in the South American Championship for the third time, and the bronze medal in the World Cup. In 2000, he led Brazil to the third place in the World Grand Prix and also at the Olympic Games, in Sidney.

In the Brazilian national championship, Superliga, Bernardinho won the gold medal twice (97/98, 99/00) as Rexona’s head coach.

After all those important results, and spending six years taking care of the women players, Mr. Bernardo decided to search new challenges, and was the one chosen to command the male Brazilian national team, in 2001. The choice could not have been better. Bernardinho led the team to memorable victories such as the first place in the World League (2001 and 2003), and the gold medal in the World Championship (2002).

In 2003, Bernardinho’s star shone even stronger than the first seasons. Once again, he was the one in charge of the team who won the World League, in Madrid, and the World Cup, in Japan. The team also won the bronze medal in the Pan-American Games, in Dominican Republic.

In july, 2004, in July, the Brazilian team got the fourth title of the World League. In August, Brazil won the second olympic gold medal of its history in men’s volleyball, in Atenas’2004 Olympic Games. At the end of the year, Bernardinho returned to Superliga to be the head coach of Rexona-Ades. The setter of Rexona-Ades, one more time.

In 2005, coaching the Brazilian men’s team, he guaranteed four other international medals: another gold in the World League, in the South American Championship and the World Grand Champions Cup, in Japan. The coach also won the silver in the America’s Cup. This year, the Brazilian team won the sixth title of the World League.

In the 2006 season, he won the World League for the fifth time, and the World Championship for the second time. In April, Bernardinho was coaching the Rexona-Ades club, and won the Brazilian Superliga.

To continue his success coaching the Brazilian national men’s team, Bernardinho won in 2007: the World League, for the sixth time, and the Pan-American Games. In 83, as a player, he won this tournament, and in 99, when he was coaching the Brazilian women’s team. In this year, Bernardinho was the second place in America´s Cup, coaching a young team, and was south american champion.

CLUBS HE WORKED

Peruggia - 89, 90 and 91

Modena (men) - 92 and 93

Rexona - from 97 to 2001

Rexona-Ades – since 2004

TEAMS HE PLAYED

Fluminense - 72 a 80

Atlântica Boavista (Bradesco) - 80 a 86

Flamengo - 87/88

Vasco - 89

TITLES AS A PLAYER

81 – Bronze in the World Cup

82- Silver in the World Championship

82 – Mundialito champion

83 - Pan-Americanos Games champion

84 – Silver in the Olympic Games, Los Angeles

81, 83, 85 – Three time South American champion

BERNARDINHO AS BRAZILIAN NATIONAL MEN´S HEAD COACH

2001

Torneio Ponte di Legno – 1º

Torneio Consorzio Metano de Vellecamonica - 1º

World League - 1º

America´s Cup - 1º

South American Championship - 1º

Wold Champions Cup - 2º

2002

Torneio Sei Nazioni - 1º

World League - 2º

World Championship - 1º

2003

World League - 1º

Pan-American Games - 3º

South American Championship - 1º

World Cup - 1º

2004

World League - 1º

Olympics Games Athens - 1º

2005

World League - 1º

America´s Cup - 2º

South American Championship - 1º

Wold Champions Cup - 1º

2006

World League - 1º

World Championship - 1º

2007

World League – 1º

Pan-American Games – 1º

America´s Cup - 2º

South American Championship - 1º