FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018 - Men's teams Overview - Brazil

Team profile

World number one ranked team Brazil began a new cycle in their illustrious history after claiming the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Renan dal Zotto has since taken over as head coach following the retirement of Bernardo 'Bernardinho' Rezende.
During Bernardinho's 15-year tenure as coach, Brazil have at times appeared unstoppable. He led the team to the 2001 World League title in his first outing and Brazil claimed the competition in successive years from 2003 to 2007. The Brazilians won back-to-back World League titles again in 2009 and 2010, three successive titles at the World Championship in 2002, 2006, 2010 and two at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup in 2003 and 2007. His career was by a third Olympic title on home soil in Rio.
Under Dal Zotto, Brazil’s medal-winning tradition continued immediately, taking silver in the 2017 FIVB World League and won the gold medal in the South American Games and in the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup.


Renan Dal Zotto

Renan Dal Zotto

The 58-year-old former Brazil international outside hitter, Renan Dal Zotto, took over the reins of his country's men’s National Team last year.He replaced Bernardo 'Bernardinho' de Rezende, who hadcompleted a 16-year cycle at the helm. He claimed two gold and three silver Olympic medals during this time. Dal Zotto, a three-time Olympian, enjoyed a playing career in Brazil and Italy. He won silver medals at both the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games and the 1982 FIVB World Championships in Argentina. As a club coach, he worked mostly with clubs in Brazil, plus a season in Italy, all in the 1990s and 2000s. In his first outing at the helm of the National Team he led Brazil to silver medal at the 2017 FIVB World League. He followed this up with a gold at the 2017 FIVB Grand Champions Cup and then won the 2017 South American Championships.


  • Team Manager Fernando Castro Maroni
  • Assistant coach Marcelo Fronckowiak
  • Second Assistant Coach Ricardo Gomes Tabach
  • Doctor Ney Coutinho Pecegueiro Do Amaral
  • Physiotherapist Matheus Cardoso Dos Santos


Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 6 2 3.000 183 159 1.150
2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 5 3 1.666 183 169 1.082
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 0.000 115 153 0.751