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World League 2010
21st Edition

 BRA / Brazil - Team Composition

Team manager LERBACH, Antonio Marcos
Head coach REZENDE, Bernardo
Assistant coach LEONALDO, Roberley
Doctor CHAMECKI, Alvaro
Therapist / trainer SANTOS, Jose
Journalist INFANTE, Georgia
  No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 F  Bruno Mossa Rezende Bruno 2/07/1986 190 76 323 302 FUNVIC TAUBATÉ
  2   Sandro Carvalho Sandro 2/04/1981 189 83 317 306 SESI
  3 Eder Carbonera Eder 19/10/1983 205 107 360 330 SESI-SP
  4   Wallace De Souza Wallace 26/06/1987 198 87 344 318 SPOR TOTO
  5 F  Sidnei Dos Santos Jr. Sidão 9/07/1982 203 98 344 318 SESI
  6   F  Leandro Vissotto Neves Vissotto 30/04/1983 212 108 370 345 JT Thunders
  C 7 F  Gilberto Godoy Filho Giba 23/12/1976 192 85 325 312 Cimed/Sky
  8   F  Murilo Endres Murilo 3/05/1981 190 76 343 319 SESI-SP
  9 F  Theo Lopes Lopes 31/08/1983 199 80 345 324 UPCN San Juan Volley
  10   Sérgio Dutra Santos Sérgio 15/10/1975 184 78 325 310 SESI
  11 F  Thiago Soares Alves Thiago 26/07/1986 194 98 330 308 RJX
  12   F  Joao Paulo De Figueiredo Tavares Joao Paulo 30/03/1983 205 95 332 327 CIMED SKY
  13 Tiago Enrique Barth Tiago Barth 13/06/1988 209 100 345 330 SESC-RJ
  14   F  Rodrigo Santana Rodrigão 17/04/1979 205 85 350 328 Al-Rayyan
  L 15 F  Mauricio Borges Almeida Silva Mauricio 4/02/1989 199 99 335 315 FUNVIC TAUBATÉ
  16   F  Lucas Saatkamp Lucas 6/03/1986 209 101 340 321 Funvic Taubaté
  17 F  Marlon Muraguti Yared Marlon 27/07/1977 188 82 310 289 RJX
  18   F  Dante Amaral Dante 30/09/1980 201 86 345 327 Panasonic Panthers
  L 19 F  Mario Da Silva Pedreira Junior Mario 3/05/1982 192 91 330 321 Funvic Taubaté
 C=Captain  L=Libero    F Players selected for the final round in Argentina
Team profile


Biggest winner of the FIVB World League with eight gold medals alongside Italy, Brazil recovered the top spot of the podium last season, when defeated Serbia in the European’s team home, Belgrade, host city of the Final Round.

The renewed team led by Bernardo Rezende counts on with the experience of Olympic champions as Giba, Sergio and Rodrigao. The new team was built after the 2008 season, when Brazil collected the silver medal in Beijing Olympic Games and finished fourth in the World League Final Round, played in Rio de Janeiro, after five straight titles in the competition.

Bernardo Rezende, nicknamed Bernardinho, and his impressive stats in FIVB World League are one more strength of the Brazilian Team. The former setter has the best record among all the coaches of the tournament, with a 119-11 win record.

Besides of eight World League titles (1993, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009), Brazil has a pair of Olympic gold medals (1992 and 2004), two World Championship titles (2002 and 2006), two World Cup titles (2003 and 2007) and three gold medals in the World Grand Champions Cup (1997, 2005 and 2009).

Coach profile

Bernardo Rezende, nicknamed "Bernardinho", was born in Rio de Janeiro. The 49-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 to Bebeto de Freitas at the 1988 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.



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