FIVB - Women's Volleyball World Cup 2011

TEAM COMPOSITION

 BRA / Brazil - Team Composition

 
Team manager Jose Salles Neto
Head coach Bernardo Rezende
Assistant coach Roberley Leonaldo
Doctor Ney Amaral
Therapist / trainer Guilherme Tenius
Journalist Clarissa Laurence
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 F  Bruno Rezende Bruno 02.07.1986 190 76 323 302
  2   William Arjona William 31.07.1979 185 78 300 295
  3 Eder Carbonera Eder 19.10.1983 204 101 350 330
  4   F  Wallace De Souza Wallace 26.06.1987 198 87 344 318
  5 F  Sidnei Dos Santos Jr. Sidão 09.07.1982 203 98 344 318
  6   F  Leandro Vissotto Neves Vissotto 30.04.1983 212 97 370 345
  C 7 F  Gilberto Godoy Filho Giba 23.12.1976 192 85 325 312
  8   F  Murilo Endres Murilo 03.05.1981 190 76 343 319
  9 Theo Lopes Lopes 31.08.1983 199 80 345 324
  L 10   F  Sérgio Dutra Santos Sérgio 15.10.1975 184 78 325 310
  11 F  Thiago Soares Alves Thiago 26.07.1986 194 88 330 308
  12   Marlon Muraguti Yared Marlon 27.07.1977 188 82 310 289
  13 Gustavo Endres Gustavo 23.08.1975 203 98 337 325
  14   F  Rodrigo Santana Rodrigão 17.04.1979 205 85 350 328
  15 João Paulo Bravo Pereira Bravo 07.01.1979 190 87 340 320
  16   F  Lucas Saatkamp Lucas 06.03.1986 209 101 340 321
  17 F  Ricardo Garcia Ricardo 19.11.1975 191 89 337 320
  18   F  Dante Amaral Dante 30.09.1980 201 86 345 327
  19 F  Mario Da Silva Pedreira Junior Mario 03.05.1982 192 91 330 321
  20   Raphael Vieira De Oliveira Raphael 14.06.1979 190 82 330 306
  21 Fabricio Stevens Finoti Dias Lorena 12.01.1979 199 95 345 325
  22   F  Ricardo Lucarelli Santos De Souza Lucarelli 14.02.1992 195 79 338 308
  23 Henrique Zech Coelho Van Randow Henrique 05.04.1978 201 88 337 320
  24   Renan Buiatti Renan 10.01.1990 212 85 330 314
  25 Mauricio Borges Almeida Silva Mauricio 04.02.1989 199 99 335 315
 C=Captain  L=Libero    F=Players selected for the Finals in Sofia, Bulgaria
 
Team profile

Brazil have been one of the strongest teams in volleyball history and the world No. 1 will be eager to win back their World League crown after losing out to Russia in the 2011 final. Their recent success has coincided with Bernardinho's sparkling 11-year run as coach.

In 2003, he guided the team to the FIVB World League and the FIVB World Cup and, in 2004, Brazil claimed their fourth FIVB World League title and second Olympic gold medal. They won the FIVB World League again in 2005 and took gold at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup later in the year. After winning the FIVB World League in 2006, as well as the FIVB World Championship title, they followed up by winning the FIVB World League and FIVB World Cup in 2007.

Their run of success was halted in 2008, but they took the FIVB World League again in 2009 and 2010, in addition to the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup. They capped off 2010 by winning the FIVB World Championship in Italy before adding a silver medal in the 2011 FIVB World League. The 2011 World Cup was a disappointing outing by Brazil’s standards as they struggled, eventually edging bronze and a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games. They will hope to use this year’s World League to build momentum as they aim for a third Olympic gold after being denied by USA in 2008.

Coach profile

Bernardo “Bernardinho” Rezende is a former setter who finished fifth at the 1980 Olympics and won silver at the 1982 World Championships and 1984 Olympics. As a coach, he worked in Italy before taking the helm of the Brazil women’s team from 1994 to 2000. He led them to two Olympic bronze medals and two World Grand Prix titles. His success continued after switching to the men’s team in 2001 with Olympic gold in 2004 and silver in 2008, three World Champs titles, eight World League crowns, two World Cup titles and two World Grand Champions Cup gold medals.