FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 BRA / Brazil

 
Team manager Leonardo Gomes Pereira Cupertino Moraes
Coach Jose Roberto Guimaraes
Assistant coach Paulo do Rego Barros Jr
2nd assistant coach Wagner Coppini Fernandes
Doctor Julio Cesar Nardelli
Physiotherapist Alexandre Lopes Ramos
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club Sel.
  C 1 Fabiana Claudino Fabiana 24.01.1985 193 76 314 293 SESI - SP
F
  2   Juciely Cristina Barreto Juciely 18.12.1980 184 71 312 289 Unilever Volei F
  3 Danielle Lins Dani Lins 05.01.1985 181 68 290 276 SESI - SP
F
  4   Ellen Braga Ellen 12.06.1991 178 65 288 284 SOLLYS OSASCO
  5 Adenizia Silva Adenizia 18.12.1986 185 63 312 290 Molico/Nestlé
F
  6   Thaisa Menezes Thaisa 15.05.1987 196 79 316 301 Molico/Nestlé F
  7 Priscila Daroit Priscila 10.08.1988 182 74 290 280 SESI - SP
F
  8   Claudia Silva Claudia 21.09.1987 181 80 290 266 Minas Tenis Clube F
  9 Michelle Pavão Michelle 31.10.1986 178 62 295 283 Banana Boat/Praia Clube
F
  10   Gabriela Braga Guimaraes Gabi 19.05.1994 176 59 295 274 Unilever Volei F
  11 Tandara Caixeta Tandara 30.10.1988 184 87 305 297 Molico/Nestlé
  12   Natalia Pereira Natália 04.04.1989 183 76 300 288 Volei Amil
  13 Sheilla Castro Sheilla 01.07.1983 185 64 302 284 Molico/Nestlé
F
  L 14   Fabiana Oliveira Fabí 07.03.1980 169 59 276 266 Unilever Volei F
  15 Monique Marinho Pavao Monique 31.10.1986 178 67 294 285 Banana Boat/Praia Clube
F
  16   Fernanda Rodrigues Fe Garay 10.05.1986 179 74 308 288 Molico/Nestlé F
  17 Josefa Fabiola Almeida De Sousa Alves Fabiola 03.02.1983 184 70 300 285 Molico/Nestlé
  L 18   Camila Brait C. Brait 28.10.1988 170 58 271 256 Molico/Nestlé F
  19 Leticia Magnani Hage Leticia Hage 09.09.1990 187 83 301 288 São Caetano E.C.
  20   Ana Beatriz Correa Ana Beatriz 07.02.1992 187 70 298 292 SESI - SP
  21 Ivna Marra Ivna 25.01.1990 185 76 305 294 SESI - SP
  22   Suelen Pinto Suelen 04.10.1987 166 81 256 238 SESI - SP
 C = Captain   L = Libero    Sel. = Players selected to play in the Finals.
 
Team profile

Brazil is the most successful team in the World Grand Prix having won eight titles, including a joint-record (with USA) three successive titles from 2004 to 2006, and 14 medals in total.

Since coach José Roberto Guimarães - an Olympic champion in Barcelona 1992 with the men’s national team - was appointed in 2003, the world No. 2 has won the World Grand Prix gold five times (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009) and silver three times (2010, 2011, 2012).

In fact, they have been a success machine across all tournaments from that date with a South American Championships and World Cup silver in 2003 soon followed by a fourth-place finish at the 2004 Olympic Games. They won the Montreux Volley Masters, the South American Championships, the Grand Champions Cup and the Courmayeur Tournament in 2005 before losing to Russia in the 2006 World Championship final. In 2007, Brazil won silver behind Cuba at the Pan American Games and failed to win the World Grand Prix for the first time since Ze Roberto took charge by finishing fifth however a year later Brazil were crowned Olympic champions in Beijing. They maintained this form in 2009 to win the Montreux Volley Masters, the Pan American Cup, the Final Four tournament and the South American Championships. Another silver at the 2010 World Championships at the hands of Russia was followed by gold at the Pan American Cup, South American Championships and Pan American Games in 2011.

Brazil are the current two-time Olympic champions following their gold medal in London in 2012 and head into the World Grand Prix having won the Montreux Volley Masters for a record sixth time. The World No. 2 will start as favourites since they still have the majority of their big names on board with only the powerful pin-up Jaqueline and Paula Pequeno missing.

 
Coach profile

José Roberto Guimarães has coached Brazil’s women’s national team since 2003. He played on the Brazil team that finished seventh in the 1976 Olympic. He started coaching in 1988 with the Eletropaulo women’s team before becoming coach of the men’s national team that won gold at the Barcelona Olympics.

In his first year coaching the women’s team, he led Brazil to gold at the South American Championship and a second place finish at the World Cup. His team has gone on to win a number of major titles since including two Olympic gold medals (Beijing (2008) and London (2012)) making him the first Brazilian coach to win three Olympic gold medals. In 2008 he was named ‘Coach of the Year’ for team sports in Brazil and in 2012 received a set of awards, which included ‘Brazilian Head Coach of the Year’.