FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 BRA / Brazil - Team Composition

 
Team manager Leonardo Moraes
Head coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes
Assistant coach Paulo Barros
Doctor Julio Cesar Nardelli
Therapist / trainer Claudio Pinheiro
Journalist Vicente Condorelli
 
    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 Barreto Juciely 18.12.1980 184 71 312 289
  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
  10   Welissa Gonzaga SASSÁ 09.09.1982 179 76 300 287
  11 Tandara Caixeta Tandara 30.10.1988 184 87 305 297
  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
  16   Fernanda Rodrigues Fe Garay 10.05.1986 179 74 308 288
  17 Josefa Almeida de Sousa Alves Fabiola 03.02.1983 183 79 292 277
  18   Camila Brait C. Brait 28.10.1988 170 58 271 256
 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 this year they still managed gold at the Pan American Cup, South American Championship and Pan American Games, where key wing spiker Jaqueline Carvalho suffered a nasty head injury. Despite this unsettling news, Brazil still start as one of the favourites.

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.