FIVB VOLLEYBALL WORLD LEAGUE
MEDIA GUIDE 2013
Brazil, one of the strongest teams in volleyball history
and the world No. 1, will be eager to win back their
World League crown after finishing in sixth place last
In 2003, coach Bernardinho guided the team to the
FIVBWorld League and the FIVBWorld Cup.A year later
they claimed their fourth FIVB World League title and
second Olympic gold medal. Brazil 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 to keep on top form. They eventually took
bronze and a place at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
In London, Brazil shined again winning a silver medal
after losing an emotional final to Russia in five sets.
Bernardo “Bernardinho” Rezende
is a former setter who finished
fifth at the 1980 Moscow Olympic
Games and won silver at the 1982
FIVB World Championships and
Los Angeles 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. Since this time he had led the
men’s team to Olympic gold in 2004 and silver in 2008
and 2012, threeWorld Championship titles, eight World
League crowns, two World Cup titles and two World
Grand Champions Cup gold medals.
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