FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship


 BRA / Brazil

Team manager Mariana d`Aragona
Coach Bernardo Rezende
Assistant coach Roberley Leonaldo
2nd assistant coach Giuliano Ribas
Doctor Ney Amaral
Physiotherapist Guilherme Tenius
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Bruno Mossa Rezende Bruno 02.07.1986 190 76 323 302 FUNVIC TAUBATÉ
  4   Wallace De Souza Wallace 26.06.1987 198 87 344 318 SPOR TOTO
  5 Sidnei Dos Santos Jr. Sidão 09.07.1982 203 98 344 318 SESI
  8   Ricardo Lucarelli Souza Lucarelli 14.02.1992 196 87 348 326 TRENTINO
  9 Evandro M. Guerra Evandro 27.12.1981 207 106 359 332 Sada Cruzeiro Volei
  11   Thiago Soares Alves Thiago 26.07.1986 194 98 330 308 RJX
  12 Luiz Felipe Marques Fonteles Lipe 19.06.1984 198 100 351 340 SESI-SP
  13   Mauricio Luiz De Souza M. Souza 29.09.1988 207 99 344 323 FUNVIC TAUBATÉ
  16 Lucas Saatkamp Lucas 06.03.1986 209 101 340 321 Funvic Taubaté
  18   Mauricio Borges Almeida Silva Mauricio 04.02.1989 199 99 335 315 FUNVIC TAUBATÉ
  19 Mario Da Silva Pedreira Junior Mario 03.05.1982 192 91 330 321 Funvic Taubaté
  20   Raphael Vieira de Oliveira Raphael 14.06.1979 190 82 330 306 Funvic Taubaté
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Brazil have been one of the strongest teams in volleyball history and their train of success continues as they held the world No. 1 spot in the men’s senior ranking. They will be eager to get back on track after finishing as runnersup at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and the 2013 World League to European powerhouse Russia.

Brazil are on target as they dominated at the South American Championship beating Argentina for the World Grand Champions Cup berth, and a shot to extend their two-cycle reign at the competition. Brazil have a total of three Men’s World Grand Champions Cup titles (1997, 2005, 2009). Their recent success has coincided with Bernardinho’s sparkling 12-year run as coach. He led the team to win the 2001 World League in his first outing and continued their rule from 2003 to 2007. They won back-to-back World League titles again from 2009 to 2010.

Under Bernardinho’s supervision, they claimed their second Olympic gold medal in Athens, three successive title wins at the World Championship (2002, 2006, 2010), and backto-back titles at the World Cup (2003 and 2007). The 2011 World Cup was a disappointing outing by their standards as they struggled, eventually earning bronze and a spot at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where they took silver after losing an emotional five-set final to Russia.

Coach profile

Bernardo Rezende, nicknamed “Bernardinho”, was born in Rio de Janeiro. As a player, he won bronze at the 1981 World Cup and bagged silver medals at the 1982 World Championship and the Los Angeles 1994 Olympics. He worked as assistant to Bebeto de Freitas in 1998 and two years later, he became head coach of Italian clubs Perugia and Modena. He returned to Brazil in 1994 and started his victorious work as coach of the Brazilian women’s team until 2000. In 2001, he accepted the challenge of leading the Brazilian men’s team taking them to many memorable victories.