Overview - Brazil - FIVB Volleyball Nations League 2018

Team profile

Brazil is a volleyball-loving nation steeped in Olympic history. The women’s national team are firmly focused on the future, and have left the disappointment of being eliminated by China in the quarterfinals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the past. They appear to have a new lease of life since Rio, clinching a 12th FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix title in 2017, after topping the Final Six standings in Nanjing.
Brazil won successive gold medals at the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games, becoming the third team, after the Soviet Union and Cuba, to retain the Olympic title. They also won Olympic bronze at the Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000 Games. 
Outside of the Olympic arena, the Brazilian team have been the dominant force in the World Grand Prix, winning nine of the past 13 editions. Then national team have won 12 titles in the history of the competition and finished as runners-up on five other occasions. They also won the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Champions Cup in 2005 and 2013 and finished third at the FIVB Volleyball World Championship in Italy in 2014, after finishing in second place behind Russia at the previous two editions.
Unsurprisingly, the Brazilian team boast a highly impressive continental record as well, having won the South American Championship 20 times, including the last 10 times of asking . 


José Roberto Lages Guimarães

José Roberto Lages Guimarães

Following the disappointment of a fifth place finish at their home Olympic Games in Rio, in 2016, Jose 'Ze Roberto' Guimaraes is building a renewed team aiming to take Brazil to new heights - all the way to the gold medal at the Tokyo 2020 Games. After Rio 2016, Guimaraes led Brazil to an immediate recovery by winning the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix in Nanjing. The 64-year-old has now led Brazil to nine FIVB World Grand Prix gold medals. However, his long list of achievements in the sport extends far beyond this tournament. He is the only coach to win Olympic gold medals with both a men's and women's team, when he led Brazil's men at Barcelona 1992, and the women at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. Since taking over as Brazil's Women's National Team head coach in 2003, Ze Roberto has guided them to six consecutive South American Championships from 2003-2013 and gold at the 2011 Pan American Games.


  • Team Manager Bernardo De Miranda Villano
  • Assistant coach Paulo Do Rego Barros Junior
  • Second Assistant Coach Wagner Luiz Coppini Fernandes
  • Doctor Júlio César Carvalho Nardelli
  • Physiotherapist Fernando Alves Fernandes/Fábio Correia


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 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 0 MAX 150 120 1.250
2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 4 0.750 159 161 0.987
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 6 0.166 142 170 0.835