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Brazil men's national volleyball team

The Brazil men's national volleyball team is governed by the Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol (Brazilian Volleyball Confederation) and takes part in international volleyball competitions. Brazil has three gold medals at the Olympic Games, won three times the World Championship and nine times the World League. Brazil is the #1 team on the FIVB World Rankings. The team is often referred to as volleyball's "Dream Team" due to its success under coach Bernardo Rezende.

Brazil
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Nickname(s)Canarinhos
Galactic
Best of All Times
AssociationBrazilian Volleyball Confederation
ConfederationCSV
Head coachRenan Dal Zotto
FIVB ranking1 (as of October 2018)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances14 (First in 1964)
Best resultGold Gold : (1992, 2004, 2016)
World Championship
Appearances16 (First in 1956)
Best resultGold Gold : (2002, 2006, 2010)
World Cup
Appearances11 (First in 1969)
Best resultGold Gold : (2003, 2007)
www.cbv.com.br (in Portuguese)

Performance HistoryEdit

2000-until nowEdit

After the sixth place in the Sydney Olympic Games, the Brazilian men’s national team underwent some important changes ahead of the 2001 season. Mr. Bernardo Rezende, nicknamed Bernardinho, who had spent six years coaching the women's national team, was chosen to be the head coach of the Brazilian men's national team. In the first season with Bernardinho, the team conquered three gold medals (World League, America's Cup and South American Championship) and one silver medal (World Grand Champions Cup). In 2002, Brazil finished second in the World League after losing the title at home in the match against Russia. But in that same season, they conquered the World Championship for the first time ever.

The beginning of the 2003 season was very special for the World Champions. In an exciting final match against Serbia and Montenegro, Brazil won the World League gold medal for the third time, beating its opponent 3–2 in Madrid. After that, the team was defeated by Venezuela in the semifinal of the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) and ended up with the bronze in the competition. However, the Brazilian squad beat Venezuela by 3–0 in the South American Championship final only one month later. That year ended with Brazil conquering the last title it had not won yet: the World Cup, in Japan.

In 2004, Bernardinho led the Brazilian team to a fourth title of the World League. In August, the Brazilian men's team won the second Olympic gold medal of its history, which happened in Athens in 2004 (the first one was conquered in Barcelona in 1992). In the final, Brazil beat Italy 3–1.

In the 2005 season, the Olympic Champion won four medals. In the final match against Serbia and Montenegro, Brazil won another gold medal in the World League, beating its opponent 3–1. After that, the team became second in the America's Cup, defeated by the United States in the final. Then in the South American Championship, Brazil conquered its 25th title, winning all matches and losing just one set. To end this great season, Bernardo Rezende’s team secured the gold medal in the World Grand Champions Cup in Japan. During the year 2006, the Brazilian team won a sixth title in the World League and a second title in the World Championship. This team was considered by many the best and most consistent men's volleyball team of all time.

MedalsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total
Olympic Games 3 3 0 6
World Championship 3 3 0 6
World Cup 2 0 3 5
World Grand Champions Cup 5 2 0 7
World League 9 7 4 20
Pan American Games 4 7 5 16
Pan-American Cup 3 1 0 4
South American Championship 32 0 0 32
America's Cup 3 4 0 7
Total 64 27 12 103

Tournament recordEdit

Olympic GamesEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1964 Round Robin 7th Place 9 3 6 13 23 Squad
  1968 Round Robin 9th Place 9 1 8 8 25 Squad
  1972 Preliminary Round 8th Place 7 2 5 9 19 Squad
  1976 Preliminary Round 7th Place 5 1 4 5 14 Squad
  1980 Preliminary Round 5th Place 6 4 2 15 10 Squad
  1984 Final Silver 6 4 2 15 10 Squad
  1988 Semifinals 4th Place 7 4 3 16 13 Squad
  1992 Final Gold 8 8 0 24 3 Squad
  1996 Quarterfinals 5th Place 8 5 3 18 10 Squad
  2000 Quarterfinals 6th Place 8 6 2 19 9 Squad
  2004 Final Gold 8 7 1 22 8 Squad
  2008 Final Silver 8 6 2 20 8 Squad
  2012 Final Silver 8 6 2 21 8 Squad
  2016 Final Gold 8 6 2 20 10 Squad
  2020 Qualified
Total 3 Titles 15/15 105 63 42 225 170

World ChampionshipEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

World Championship record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1949 Did not compete
  1952
  1956 Group Round 11th Place 11 10 1 31 6 Squad
  1960 Final Group 5th Place 10 5 5 15 17 Squad
  1962 Final Group 10th Place 11 2 9 14 27 Squad
  1966 Group Round 13th Place 10 4 6 17 18 Squad
  1970 Group Round 12th Place 11 6 5 23 20 Squad
  1974 7th–12th places 9th Place 11 5 6 18 18 Squad
  1978 5th–8th places 6th Place 9 5 4 21 15 Squad
  1982 Final Runners-Up 9 6 3 19 10 Squad
  1986 Semifinals 4th Place 8 6 2 18 9 Squad
  1990 Semifinals 4th Place 7 4 3 16 11 Squad
  1994 Quarterfinals 5th Place 7 5 2 19 8 Squad
  1998 Semifinals 4th Place 11 9 2 30 9 Squad
  2002 Final Champions 9 8 1 26 8 Squad
  2006 Final Champions 11 10 1 31 6 Squad
  2010 Final Champions 9 7 2 23 10 Squad
  2014 Final Runners-Up 13 11 2 36 12 Squad
    2018 Final Runners-Up 12 10 2 31 13 Squad
  2022 Future Event
Total 3 Titles 17/19 169 113 56 388 217

World CupEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

World Cup record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1965 Did not compete
  1969 Final Group 6th Place 7 3 4 10 16 Squad
  1977 5th–8th semifinals 8th Place 8 3 5 13 17 Squad
  1981 Round Robin 3rd Place 7 5 2 16 11 Squad
  1985 Round Robin 4th Place 7 4 3 16 22 Squad
  1989 Round Robin 5th Place 7 3 4 13 14 Squad
  1991 Round Robin 6th Place 8 4 4 16 15 Squad
  1995 Round Robin 3rd Place 11 9 2 29 7 Squad
  1999 Round Robin 5th Place 11 7 4 27 15 Squad
  2003 Round Robin Champions 11 11 0 33 4 Squad
  2007 Round Robin Champions 11 10 1 30 4 Squad
  2011 Round Robin 3rd Place 11 8 3 29 14 Squad
  2015 Did not compete
  2019 Qualified
Total 2 Titles 12/14 99 67 32 232 139

World Grand Champions CupEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

World Grand Champions record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1993 Round Robin Runners-Up 5 4 1 14 6 Squad
  1997 Round Robin Champions 5 5 0 15 3 Squad
  2001 Round Robin Runners-Up 5 4 1 14 4 Squad
  2005 Round Robin Champions 5 5 0 15 6 Squad
  2009 Round Robin Champions 5 5 0 15 3 Squad
  2013 Round Robin Champions 5 4 1 14 6 Squad
  2017 Round Robin Champions 5 4 1 14 5 Squad
Total 5 Titles 7/7 35 31 4 101 33

World LeagueEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

World League record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1990 Semifinals 3rd Place 14 10 4 32 24 Squad
  1991 Intercontinental Round 5th Place 16 8 8 32 32 Squad
  1992 Final Round 5th Place 18 10 8 36 32 Squad
  1993 Final Champions 22 17 5 58 18 Squad
  1994 Semifinals 3rd Place 14 13 1 41 8 Squad
  1995 Final Runners-Up 16 10 6 37 25 Squad
  1996 Final Round 5th Place 16 11 5 39 22 Squad
  1997 Final Round 5th Place 16 12 4 37 18 Squad
  1998 Playoff Round 5th Place 15 10 5 34 17 Squad
  1999 Semifinals 3rd Place 16 13 3 43 20 Squad
  2000 Semifinals 3rd Place 18 11 7 39 27 Squad
  2001 Final Champions 17 16 1 50 16 Squad
  2002 Final Runners-Up 17 13 4 44 20 Squad
  2003 Final Champions 17 15 2 47 18 Squad
  2004 Final Champions 15 15 0 45 8 Squad
  2005 Final Champions 15 14 1 42 8 Squad
  2006 Final Champions 17 16 1 48 15 Squad
  2007 Final Champions 16 15 1 47 11 Squad
  2008 Semifinals 4th Place 16 12 4 41 20 Squad
  2009 Final Champions 16 15 1 47 9 Squad
  2010 Final Champions 16 15 1 45 22 Squad
  2011 Final Runners-Up 17 13 4 43 19 Squad
  2012 Final Round 6th Place 14 8 6 35 19 Squad
  2013 Final Runners-Up 14 11 3 36 18 Squad
  2014 Final Runners-Up 16 8 8 31 31 Squad
  2015 Final Round 5th Place 14 10 4 37 20 Squad
  2016 Final Runners-Up 13 11 2 34 14 Squad
  2017 Final Runners-Up 13 9 4 33 21 Squad
Total 9 Titles 28/28 444 341 103 1,133 532

Nations LeagueEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Nations League record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  2018 Semifinals 4th Place 19 11 8 39 30 Squad
  2019 Semifinals 4th Place 19 15 4 51 26 Squad
  2020 Qualified
Total 3/3 48 26 12 90 56

Pan American GamesEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Pan American Games record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1955 Round Robin Bronze 5 3 2 9 4
  1959 Final Round Silver 6 4 2 15 9
  1963 Final Round Gold 8 8 0 24 1
  1967 Round Robin Silver 9 8 1 26 5
  1971 Final Round Bronze 8 7 1 21 3
  1975 Round Robin Silver 7 6 1 18 9
  1979 Round Robin Silver 7 5 2 16 8
  1983 Final Gold 7 6 1 20 5
  1987 Semifinals Bronze 7 4 3 16 12
  1991 Final Silver 7 5 2 16 7
  1995 7th Place 3 1 2 3 6
  1999 Final Silver 5 4 1 14 6
  2003 Semifinals Bronze 5 4 1 14 3
  2007 Final Gold 5 5 0 15 0 Squad
  2011 Final Gold 5 5 0 15 3 Squad
  2015 Final Silver 5 3 2 13 6 Squad
  2019 Semifinals Bronze 5 4 1 12 7 Squad
Total 4 Titles 16/16 99 78 21 265 87

Pan-American CupEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

Pan-American Cup record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  2006 Did not compete
  2007
  2008
  2009
  2010 Semifinals 4th Place 4 2 2 7 9 Squad
  2011 Final Champions 4 4 0 14 1 Squad
  2012 Semifinals 4th Place 6 3 3 14 10 Squad
  2013 Final Champions 4 4 0 12 0 Squad
  2014 Did not compete
  2015 Final Champions 5 5 0 15 1 Squad
  2016 Did not compete
  2017
  2018 Final Runners-Up 5 4 1 14 4 Squad
  2019 Did not compete
Total 3 Titles 6/13 28 22 6 76 25

South American ChampionshipEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

South America Championship record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1951 Round Robin Champions
  1956 Round Robin Champions
  1958 Round Robin Champions
  1956 Round Robin Champions
  1962 Round Robin Champions
  1964 Did not compete
  1967 Round Robin Champions
  1969 Round Robin Champions
  1971 Round Robin Champions
  1973 Round Robin Champions
  1975 Round Robin Champions
  1977 Round Robin Champions
  1979 Round Robin Champions
  1981 Round Robin Champions
  1983 Round Robin Champions
  1985 Round Robin Champions
  1987 Round Robin Champions
  1989 Round Robin Champions
  1991 Final Champions
  1993 Final Champions
  1995 Final Champions
  1997 Final Champions 4 4 0 12 0
  1999 Final Champions 4 4 0 12 2
  2001 Round Robin Champions 3 3 0 9 0
  2003 Round Robin Champions 4 4 0 12 0
  2005 Round Robin Champions 5 5 0 15 1
  2007 Final Champions 5 5 0 15 0
  2009 Round Robin Champions 6 6 0 18 2
  2011 Round Robin Champions 6 6 0 18 1
  2013 Round Robin Champions 4 4 0 12 2
  2015 Final Champions 5 5 0 15 1
  2017 Final Champions 5 5 0 15 0
  2019 Final Champions 5 5 0 15 3
Total 32 Titles 32/33

America's CupEdit

     Champions       Runners up       Third place       Fourth place

America's Cup record
Year Round Position GP MW ML SW SL Squad
  1998 Final Champions 7 7 0 21 8 Squad
  1999 Final Champions 7 7 0 21 1 Squad
  2000 Final Runners-Up 7 6 1 19 5 Squad
  2001 Final Champions 7 6 1 20 4 Squad
  2005 Final Runners-Up 4 3 1 11 4 Squad
  2007 Final Runners-Up 4 3 1 11 3 Squad
  2008 Final Runners-Up 4 3 1 11 3 Squad
Total 3 Titles 7/7 40 35 5 114 28

U23 teamEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

  •   Gold: 1 time: 2013

U21 teamEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

  •   Gold: 4 times: 1993, 2001, 2007, 2009
  •   Silver: 6 times: 1981, 1995, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2013
  •   Bronze: 3 times: 1977, 1989, 1999

South American ChampionshipEdit

  •   Gold: 18 times: 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2010, 2012, 2014
  •   Silver: 4 times: 1980, 1982, 2000, 2008

U19 teamEdit

World ChampionshipEdit

  •   Gold: 6 times: 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995, 2001, 2003
  •   Silver: 1 time: 2005

South American ChampionshipEdit

  •   Gold: 16 times: 1978, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2012
  •   Silver: 3 times: 2008, 2010, 2014

U17 teamEdit

South American ChampionshipEdit

  •   Gold: 1 time: 2011
  •   Silver: 1 time: 2013

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

The following is the Brazilian roster in the 2019 World Cup. [1]

Head coach: Renan Dal Zotto

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
1 Bruno Rezende (c) 2 July 1986 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 323 cm (127 in) 302 cm (119 in)   Lube Civitanova
2 Isac Santos 13 December 1990 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 339 cm (133 in) 306 cm (120 in)   Sada Cruzeiro
3 Cledenilson Batista 9 June 1998 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 379 cm (149 in) 359 cm (141 in)   Sada Cruzeiro
4 Eduardo Sobrinho 19 January 1996 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 330 cm (130 in) 310 cm (120 in)   Funvic Taubaté
5 Maurício Borges Silva 4 February 1989 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 335 cm (132 in) 315 cm (124 in)   SESC-RJ
6 Fernando Kreling 13 January 1996 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 319 cm (126 in) 301 cm (119 in)   Sada Cruzeiro
7 Aboubacar Neto 16 February 1994 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 326 cm (128 in)   Vibo Valentia
8 Wallace de Souza 26 June 1987 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 344 cm (135 in) 318 cm (125 in)   SESC-RJ
9 Yoandy Leal 31 August 1988 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 361 cm (142 in) 348 cm (137 in)   Lube Civitanova
10 Matheus Santos 23 April 1996 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 328 cm (129 in) 309 cm (122 in)   Minas T.C.
11 Lucas Lóh 18 January 1991 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 336 cm (132 in) 320 cm (130 in)   SESI-SP
12 Douglas Souza 20 August 1995 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 338 cm (133 in) 317 cm (125 in)   Funvic Taubaté
13 Maurício Souza 29 September 1988 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 344 cm (135 in) 323 cm (127 in)   SESC-RJ
14 Renan Buiatti 10 January 1990 2.17 m (7 ft 1 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 314 cm (124 in)   Vôlei Renata
15 Carlos Eduardo Silva 8 August 1994 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 340 cm (130 in)   Vibo Valentia
16 Lucas Saatkamp 6 March 1986 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 321 cm (126 in)   Funvic Taubaté
17 Thales Hoss 26 April 1989 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 320 cm (130 in) 303 cm (119 in)   Funvic Taubaté
18 Ricardo Lucarelli Souza 14 February 1992 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 326 cm (128 in)   Funvic Taubaté
19 Felipe Roque 19 May 1997 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 317 cm (125 in)   Minas T.C.
20 Thiago Veloso 15 August 1993 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 305 cm (120 in) 298 cm (117 in)   SESC-RJ
21 Alan Souza 21 March 1994 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 336 cm (132 in) 320 cm (130 in)   SESI-SP
22 Maique Nascimento 16 July 1997 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 76 kg (168 lb) 310 cm (120 in) 255 cm (100 in)   Minas T.C.
23 Flávio Gualberto 22 April 1993 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 356 cm (140 in) 329 cm (130 in)   Minas T.C.
25 Victor Cardoso 22 March 1999 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 325 cm (128 in)   SESI-SP
26 Rogério Filho 20 February 1995 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in) 65 kg (143 lb) 302 cm (119 in) 245 cm (96 in)   Minas T.C.

Coaches historyEdit

GalleryEdit

FansEdit

RecordsEdit

Incidentally, the Maracana Stadium holds the all-time volleyball attendance record from when 95,000 turned out to watch Brazil beat the USSR in an open-air friendly game in 1983.[2]

 
Giba Player 1995–2012

StadiumEdit

Ginásio do Maracanãzinho and Ginásio Municipal Tancredo Neves Brazil national team training and hosting venues.

Kit providersEdit

The table below shows the history of kit providers for the Brazil national volleyball team.

Period Kit provider
2000–2016 Olympikus
Nike
2017– Asics

SponsorshipEdit

Primary sponsors include: main sponsors like Banco do Brasil, Nivea, other sponsors: Globoesporte, Gatorade, Gol Transportes Aereos, Delta Air Lines, Mikasa, Ernst & Young and Asics.

MediaEdit

Brazil's matches and friendlies are currently televised by SporTV and Globo.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Team Roster - Brazil - FIVB Word Cup 2019". www.volleyball.world. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  2. ^ Maracanãzinho: The most iconic venue for the world's best

External linksEdit