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FIVB 2010 Women's Volleyball World Championship
29 October - 14 November 2010

 BRA / Brazil - Team Composition

Team manager Moraes, Leonardo
Head coach Guimarães, José Roberto
Assistant coach Barros, Paulo
Doctor Nardelli, Julio
Therapist / trainer Pinheiro, Claudio
Journalist Carvalho, Priscila
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Fabiana Claudino Fabiana 24/01/1985 193 76 314 293 Sesi - Sp
  2   Caroline De Oliveira Saad Gattaz Carol Gattaz 27/07/1981 192 81 315 299 Minas Tenis Clube
  3 Danielle Rodrigues Lins Dos Santos Dani Lins 5/01/1985 181 68 290 276 Sesi Bauru
  5   Adenizia Da Silva Adenizia 18/12/1986 185 63 312 290 Sesi Bauru
  6 Thaisa Daher de Menezes Thaisa 15/05/1987 196 84 318 302 Minas Tenis Clube
  8   Jaqueline Pereira De Carvalho Endres Jaque 31/12/1983 186 70 302 286 Minas Tênis Clube
  10 Welissa Gonzaga Sassá 9/09/1982 179 76 300 287 Dentil Praia Clube
  11   Joyce Silva Joyce 13/06/1984 190 67 311 294 KGC Pro Volleyball Club-KO
  12 Natalia Pereira Natália 4/04/1989 186 83 311 295 Dinamo Moscow
  13   Sheilla Castro De Paula Blassioli Sheilla 1/07/1983 185 64 302 284 Athletes Unlimited
  L 14 Fabiana Oliveira Fabí 7/03/1980 169 59 276 266 Rexona-Sesc
  16   Fernanda Rodrigues Fe Garay 10/05/1986 179 74 308 288 Praia Clube
  17 Josefa Fabiola Almeida De Sousa Alves Fabiola 3/02/1983 184 70 300 285 Volero Zürich
  L 18   Camila Brait C. Brait 28/10/1988 170 58 271 256 Osasco
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

Brazil have achieved a lot since José Roberto Guimarães took over as coach in 2003. In his first year they won gold at the South American Championship and silver at the World Cup. The following season they won the FIVB World Grand Prix and finished fourth at the Olympic Games before picking up another Grand Prix title as well as the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in 2005.

In 2007 Brazil hosted the Pan American Games, in Rio de Janeiro, winning all their matches in straight sets en route to a gold medal match against Cuba. The hosts were eventually beaten in five sets and had to settle for silver while in the World Grand Prix that same year, without setter Fofão and middle-blocker Walewska, the most experienced players in their squad, Brazil finished in fifth place.

However, by winning the South American Championship in Santiago, Chile, Brazil earned the right to play at the 2007 FIVB World Cup in Nagoya, Japan. In that competition they finished second, their best result ever at the tournament. The year 2008 was an exceptional one for Brazil as they won their first Olympic gold medal in Beijing and also finished first at the FIVB World Grand Prix.

In 2009 the Brazilians won six straight gold medals, starting with the Montreux Volley Masters in June, the Pan-American Cup, the FIVB World Championship 2010 Qualification Round, the Final Four, the FIVB World Grand Prix and the South American Championship.

The last 12 months haven’t quite had the same gold tinge having collected silver behind Italy at the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup at the end of last year while also finishing second behind USA at this year’s FIVB World Grand Prix.

Coach profile

José Roberto Guimarães became a coach in 1988 and was assistant coach of the Brazilian men’s side and the youth and junior sides in 1991. In 1992 he helped coach Brazil’s men’s team to gold at the Barcelona Olympic Games. He also led them to gold in the 1993 FIVB World League as well as countless podium finishes until 1996.

He returned to coach the Brazilian women’s team in 2003 and claimed silver at the FIVB World Cup. Since then he has led them to countless gold medals including the 2008 Olympic Games.


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