FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 BRA / Brazil

 
Team manager Leonardo Gomes Pereira Cupertino Moraes
Coach Jose Roberto Lages Guimaraes
Assistant coach Paulo do Rego Barros Junior
Doctor Julio Cesar Nardelli
Physiotherapist Alexandre Lopes Ramos
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Fabiana Claudino Fabiana 24.01.1985 193 76 314 293 SESI - SP
  2   Juciely Cristina Barreto Juciely 18.12.1980 184 71 312 289 Unilever Volei
  3 Danielle Lins Dani Lins 05.01.1985 181 68 290 276 Osasco/ Molico
  4   Ana Carolina Da Silva Carol 08.04.1991 183 73 290 290 Unilever Volei
  5 Adenizia Silva Adenizia 18.12.1986 185 63 312 290 Molico/Nestlé
  6   Thaisa Menezes Thaisa 15.05.1987 196 79 316 301 Molico/Nestlé
  7 Andreia Sforzin Laurence Andreia 26.04.1983 183 76 298 288 Unilever
  8   Jaqueline Pereira De Carvalho Endres Jaque 31.12.1983 186 70 302 286 CBV
  9 Michelle Pavão Michelle 31.10.1986 178 62 295 283 BRASÍLIA VÔLEI
  10   Gabriela Braga Guimaraes Gabi 19.05.1994 176 59 295 274 Unilever Volei
  11 Tandara Caixeta Tandara 30.10.1988 184 87 305 297 BANANA BOAT/PRAIA CLUBE
  12   Natalia Pereira Natália 04.04.1989 183 76 300 288 Unilever
  13 Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli Sheilla 01.07.1983 185 64 302 284 Vakifbank
  14   Ana Tiemi Ana Tiemi 26.10.1987 187 74 295 284 Bursa B.B. SK
  15 Monique Marinho Pavao Monique 31.10.1986 178 67 294 285 SESI
  16   Fernanda Rodrigues Fe Garay 10.05.1986 179 74 308 288 Dínamo Krasnodar
  17 Josefa Fabiola Almeida De Sousa Alves Fabiola 03.02.1983 184 70 300 285 Dínamo Krasnodar
  L 18   Camila Brait C. Brait 28.10.1988 170 58 271 256 Molico/Nestlé
  L 19 Léia Silva Léia 01.03.1985 169 58 268 254 Esporte Clube Pinheiros
  L 20   Suelen Pinto Suelen 04.10.1987 166 81 256 238 SESI - SP
  21 Angelica Malinverno Angelica 05.07.1989 189 78 295 290 BRASÍLIA VÔLEI
  22   Suelle Oliveira Suelle 29.04.1987 187 72 291 278 SESI - SP
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Brazil are looking to defend the World Grand Prix title they won last year and continue the momentum all the way through to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Brazil is a volleyball-loving nation and the team consistently challenge for titles at elite tournaments. They have won the World Grand Prix on nine occasions and have been in the final the last six times. They also triumphed in 2008 and 2009 and were beaten finalists in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Brazil won the gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and did the same at London 2012 to become the third team, after the Soviet Union and Cuba, to repeat as champions. The Brazilians also took Olympic bronze at both Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000. They have won the South American championship 18 times, including on the last 10 occasions. They finished second to Russia at the last two World Championships.

There is always pressure on the Brazilian women but they seem to thrive under it. Coach Jose Guimaraes is one of the most successful coaches in volleyball history. He is looking for his seventh Grand Prix title with the team. Brazil’s roster is bolstered by the return of star player Jaqueline Carvalho following an absence from the squad to have a baby. They face 2013 silver medallists China in the opening Pool C match on August 1.

Coach profile

Jose Guimaraes led Brazil to World Grand Prix glory last year to add his long list of achievements in the sport. He is the only Brazil coach to win three Olympic gold medals, having steered the men’s team to victory at Barcelona 1992 and the women at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. 

Since being appointed women’s coach in 2003, ‘Ze Roberto’ has also mentored the side to six successive South American Championship triumphs and gold at the 2011 Pan American Games. His team took silver at the last two World Championships. Other highlights of an outstanding coaching career include triumphs with Turkish women’s team Fenerbahce at the 2010 World Club Championship and 2012 European Champions League.