Bernardo Rezende


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The 43-year-old Bernardo "Bernardinho" Rezende was appointed head coach of Brazil's national team in 2001. Under his expert leadership, Brazil has become the world's leading superpower, winning the World Championship in Argentina in 2002 and both the World League and the World Cup in 2003. 

A former player, Rezende was a member of the Brazilian squad that won silver medals at the 1982 World Championship in Argentina and the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. He played in the setter position.
He retired in 1988 to become assistant coach of the national team ahead of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Two years later he moved to Italy to coach a women's club in Perugia. In 1993 he took charge of the Modena club and a year later he returned home to be named as head coach of the national women's team. In '94, he coached his squad to second place at the World Championship and to the victory at the World Grand Prix. while two years later the team won the bronze at the Atlanta Olympics and the World Grand Prix again and finished third at Sydney 2000.

Now in charge of the men's team Rezende is enjoying a fruitful time to say the least. Having shown great form in the 2003 World League and the South American Continental Championship, which they duly won, Rezende's men went on to secure victory at the World Cup in Japan and in doing so reached the top spot on the FIVB world ranking list. Next up is a 2004 World League title defence and the Summer Olympic Games in Athens.

Percentage of Wins

Brazil Total Matches Matches Won Matches Lost Wins %
34 29 5 85.30