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Bruno Mossa de Rezende (born 2 July 1986) is a Brazilian volleyball player, a member of Brazil men's national volleyball team and Italian club Cucine Lube Civitanova, 2016 Olympic Champion, double silver medalist of the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012), 2010 World Champion, double gold medalist of the World Grand Champions Cup (2009, 2013), South American Champion (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), multimedalist of the World League, Pan American Games, Brazilian Champion (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013), Italian Champion (2016).

Bruno Rezende
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Personal information
Full nameBruno Mossa de Rezende
Born (1986-07-02) 2 July 1986 (age 33)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb)
Spike323 cm (127 in)
Block302 cm (119 in)
Volleyball information
Current clubCucine Lube Civitanova
2003–2005Unisul Florianópolis
2005–2011Cimed Florianópolis
2011Casa Modena
2011–2012Cimed Florianópolis
2014–2016DHL Modena
2016–2017SESI São Paulo
2017–2018Azimut Modena
2018–Cucine Lube Civitanova
National team
Brazil U-19
Last updated: 19 May 2018
Celebration after achieving title of 2016 olympic Champion with team mate Sérgio Santos.
Bruno with Ricardo Lucarelli Celebration after point.
Brazil winning title of 2016 Olympic Champion in Rio.
Bruno, his father and head coach Bernardo Rezende with Rio 2016 gold medal and family.


National teamEdit

Rezende started his career in the Brazil team in the youth teams, winning the second place in the 2005 U20 World Championship. Playing for the adult team in 2007, he won the FIVB World League, the Pan American Games, the FIVB World Cup and the South America Championship. In 2008, he took part in the Beijing Olympic Games, where Brazil won the silver medal.

In 2009, Bruno won two trophies with the national team: the World League and the Champions Cup. One year later, he won the World League for the third time and obtained his first FIVB World Championship.[1] In 2011, he finished in second place in the World League and became a South American champion and Pan American champion. A few months later, Brazil won the bronze medal at the FIVB World Cup. In 2012, the Brazilian national team once again won the silver medal at the London Olympic Games.[2]

In 2013, Brazil finished in second place at the World League and won two gold medals in the South American Championship and in the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup.[3] The setter started the 2014 season with the silver medal in the FIVB World League and a silver medal in the dramatic final with Poland in FIVB World Championship.[4] In 2015, Brazil won the gold medal in the American Championship. In the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Brazil won a gold medal after the final match against Italy, and Bruno was named best setter of the tournament.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Bruno is the only child of former volleyball players Bernardinho and Vera Mossa.[6] His mother took part in Olympics three times (1980, 1984, 1988). His father is a silver medalist with the 1984 Olympic Games and former coacher of Brazil men's national volleyball team. His parents divorced when he was a child. From his mother's first marriage to basketball player Éder Mundt Leme, Bruno has an older half-brother, Edson (born 1981). From her third marriage, he has a younger half-sister, Luisa. From his father's second marriage to former volleyball player Fernanda Venturini, Bruno has two younger half-sisters, Júlia (born 2002) and Victória (born 2009).[7]

Bruno often faced accusations of nepotism when he first started playing for Brazil national volleyball team, since his father Bernardinho was the team's coach from 2001 to 2017. However, both he and his father have vehemently defended themselves against the accusations, and were always backed up by the other players, who said Bernardinho was tougher and more demanding of Bruno because of their family ties.[8]

Bruno is close friends with footballer Neymar.[9]

Sporting achievementsEdit


FIVB Club World ChampionshipEdit

CEV Champions LeagueEdit

South American Club ChampionshipEdit

National championshipsEdit

National teamEdit



External linksEdit

Preceded by
  Ricardo Garcia
Best Setter of
World Grand Champions Cup

Succeeded by
  Simone Giannelli
Preceded by
  Georgi Bratoev
Best Setter of
FIVB World League

Succeeded by
  Saeid Marouf
Preceded by
  Luciano De Cecco
Best Setter of
South American Championship

Succeeded by
Preceded by
  Georgi Bratoev
Best Setter of
Olympic Games

Succeeded by