Teams & Coaches
 
TEAM:
Team manager José Salles Neto
Head coach Bernardo Rezende
Assistant coach José Santos
Doctor Ney Pecegueiro do Amaral
Therapist / trainer Guilherme Tenius
Journalist Daniel Kaz

  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
16 Wesley Ribeiro Ezinho 24.04.1979 82 190 335 319 E.C. Pinheiros
17 Ricardo Garcia Ricardo 19.11.1975 89 191 337 320 Volei Futuro
C=Captain  L=Libero

Team Profile Head coach
After winning its fifth World League title in Belgrade last July, the Brazilian national team coached by Mr. Bernardo Rezende will be aiming for its second World Grand Champions Cup title in Japan.

The Brazilian team won its first gold medal in 1997 under coach Radamés Lattari. On that occasion, Brazil won all its five matches and Nalbert was chosen as the best player of the competition. At the first Grand Champions Cup, in 1993, Brazil won four matches and took the silver medal. The team won two individual prizes: best player (Gilson) and best server (Marcelo Negrão). In 2001, the team won another silver medal when it lost out to Cuba in the final.

In the 2005 season, the Olympic Champion team won three medals. In the final match against Serbia and Montenegro, Brazil won another gold in the World League, beating the opponent 3-1. After that the team came second in the America’s Cup, defeated by the United States in the final. At the South American Championship, Brazil secured its 25th title, after winning all its matches and losing just one set. This victory secured Bernardo Rezende’s team’s place in the World Grand Champions Cup.




Bernardo Rezende