Team profile

Brazil is a volleyball-loving nation and their women's National Team is amongst the most decorated in the world, including four Olympic medals - though a world championship title still eludes them after finishing runners-up three times.
Brazil won the gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and did the same at London 2012 to become the third team, after the Soviet Union and Cuba, to successfully defend an Olympic title. The Brazilians also took Olympic bronze at Atlanta in 1996 and at Sydney 2000. They have won the South American Championship 20 times, including the last 10 times of asking. They also won the Grand Champions Cup in 2005 and 2013. Brazil stand at the top of the all-time medals table of the FIVB World Grand Prix, including their triumph in the very last edition of the competition in 2017.
After three successive podium appearances (silver in 2006 and 2010, and bronze in 2014), Brazil finished 7th at the 2018 FIVB World Championship when they failed to make it past their Round 3 pool.
Earlier last year, Brazil finished third in the Regular Season of the Volleyball Nations League, but fell to Final Six hosts China in the bronze medal match to rank fourth overall.


José Roberto Guimarães

José Roberto Guimarães

Jose 'Ze Roberto' Guimaraes is building a renewed team aiming to take Brazil to new heights and all the way to the Tokyo 2020 Games. After the Rio 2016 Games Guimaraes led Brazil to an immediate rebound by winning the 2017 FIVB World Grand Prix in Nanjing. The 65-year-old has now led Brazil to 9 FIVB World Grand Prix gold medals. His long list of achievements in the sport extends far beyond this tournament however. 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 team coach in 2003, Ze Roberto has guided them to eight South American Championships and gold at the 2011 Pan American Games. During the club season he coaches Hinode Barueri in the Brazilian Superleague, who ranked fourth in the Regular Season and sixth overall after the Playoffs this year.

  • Team Manager Bernardo Villano
  • Assistant coach Barros Junior Paulo
  • Doctor Nardelli Júlio César
  • Physiotherapist Fernando Fernandes


Rank 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 0 2 0 0 0 0 6 6 2 3.000 192 163 1.177
2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 4 5 0.800 192 195 0.984
2 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 6 0.500 180 206 0.873