FIVB - Volleyball World League

TEAM COMPOSITION


 BRA / Brazil

 
Team manager Mariana d`Aragona
Coach Bernardo Rezende
Assistant coach Roberley Leonaldo
2nd assistant coach Renato Bacchi
Doctor Alvaro Chamecki
Physiotherapist Guilherme Tenius
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Position Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Bruno Mossa Rezende Bruno 02.07.1986 S 190 76 323 302 Pallavolo Modena
  2   Isac Santos Isac 13.12.1990 - 205 84 339 306 Sada Cruzeiro Volei
  3 Eder Carbonera Eder 19.10.1983 MB 204 101 350 330 Sada Cruzeiro Volei
  4   Wallace De Souza Wallace 26.06.1987 OS 198 87 344 318 Sada Cruzeiro Volei
  6 Leandro Vissotto Neves Vissotto 30.04.1983 OP 212 97 370 345 CBV
  7   William Arjona William 31.07.1979 S 185 78 300 295 Sada Cruzeiro Volei
  8 Ricardo Lucarelli Santos De Souza Lucarelli 14.02.1992 - 195 79 338 308 SESI
  11   Thiago Soares Alves Thiago 26.07.1986 OS 194 88 330 308 RJX
  12 Luiz Felipe Marques Fonteles Lipe 19.06.1984 OS 196 89 330 320 Fenerbahce
  13   Maurício Souza M. Souza 29.09.1988 - 209 93 344 323 Halkbank
  16 Lucas Saatkamp Lucas 06.03.1986 - 209 101 340 321 SESI
  18   Dante Amaral Dante 30.09.1980 OS 201 86 345 327 Panasonic Panthers
  19 Mario Da Silva Pedreira Junior Mario 03.05.1982 - 192 91 330 321 RJ
  22   Mauricio Borges Almeida Silva Mauricio 04.02.1989 OS 199 99 335 315 Minas Tenis Clube
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

BRAZIL

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 finishing in sixth place last year. Their recent success has coincided with Bernardinho's sparkling 12-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. In London, Brazil shined again wining a silver medal after losing an emotional final to Russia in five sets.

 
Coach profile

Bernardo Rezende, nicknamed "Bernardinho," was born in Rio de Janeiro. The 53-year-old was in charge of the Women's National Team from 1994-2000, and in 2001 became head coach of the Brazilian Men's National Team.

Rezende played Volleyball from 1979-1986 in Rio de Janeiro. As a player, he won the bronze medal in the 1981 World Cup in Japan and silver medals at the FIVB World Championship in Argentina in 1982 and the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

In 1988, he stopped playing to work as assistant coach of Bebeto de Freitas at the Olympic Games in Seoul. Two years later, he became the head coach of the Perugia Women's team in Italy, where he stayed until 1992. In 1993, still in Italy, he took charge of Modena. By the end of that season, Rezende returned to Brazil and in 1994 started his victorious work as head coach of the Brazilian Women.

That year, Brazil placed second in the World Championship and won the World Grand Prix. In 1996, the team won the bronze medal at the Atlanta Olympic Games and the gold medal at the World Grand Prix. In 1998 Rezende led the Brazilians to a South American title, earned qualification for the World Championship and won bronze in the World Grand Champions Cup in Japan.

In 1999, Bernardinho won the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, a silver medal in the World Grand Prix, gold in the South American Championship for the third time, and bronze at the World Cup. In 2000, he led Brazil to third place in the World Grand Prix and at the Olympic Games in Sydney.

After this success Rezende accepted the challenge of leading the Brazilian Men in 2001. The choice could not have been better. Bernardinho led the team to memorable victories including first place in the 2001 and 2003 editions of the World League and the gold medal at the 2002 World Championship.

In 2003, Bernardinho’s star shone even stronger. He guided the team to titles in the World League and the World Cup, and bronze at the Pan American Games in Dominican Republic.

In July 2004, Brazil claimed their fourth World League title. In August, the team won its second Olympic gold medal, in Athens. Bernardinho returned at the end of the year to the Superliga to coach Rexona-Ades.

In 2005, still coaching the Brazilian Men, he earned another four international medals: gold in the World League, gold at the South American Championship and gold at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in Japan. He also won silver at the America's Cup.

In 2006, Bernardinho won the World League for the fifth time, and the FIVB World Championship for the second time.

The success didn't let up in 2007, with victories in the World League, the World Cup, the Pan American Games and the South American Championship. He also led a young team to second place at the America's Cup.

In 2008, Brazil failed in the most important tournaments of the season, finishing second in Beijing Olympic Games and fourth in the World League, which Final Round was played in Rio de Janeiro.

In 2009, however, the coach commanded a renewed team that won the World League, the World Grand Champions Cup and the South American Championship.

In 2010, Brazil started the season winning the ninth title of the World League, overcoming the Italian record. In the end of the year, Bernardo his third World Championship title with Brazil.

In 2011, Rezende led the Brazilian national team winning the silver medal in the World League title and the South American Championship. In the end of the year, Brazil assured its spot in London Olympic Games by finishing third in the World Cup.

In the London Olympic Games leaded Brazil to the final that was won by Russia in an emotional game ended in five sets.