Team profile

The world number ones began a new cycle in their illustrious history on home soil, after claiming gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Renan dal Zotto has since taken over as head coach following the retirement of Bernardo 'Bernardinho' Rezende, but still the success continues.
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 were unrivalled champions from 2003 to 2007. The Brazilians won back-to-back World League titles again in 2009 and 2010, three World Championships and two FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup events, in 2003 and 2007.  
Under Dal Zotto, Brazil’s medal-winning tradition has continued without pause, taking silver in the 2017 FIVB World League and winning gold medals at both the South American Games and the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup.
Brazil will compete in the World Championship for the 17th time this year. They missed the first two editions 1949 and 1952, but have been present at every edition since, claiming the world title three times consecutively (2002, 2006, 2010) and finishing runners up twice (1982, 2014). In the last edition of the World Championship, Brazil lost out in the final to hosts Poland, going down in four sets.
Brazil finished fourth in the inaugural Volleyball Nations League this year, after losing to the USA in straight sets in the bronze medal match in Lille.


Renan Dal Zotto

Renan Dal Zotto

The 58-year-old former Brazil international outside hitter took over the reigns of his country's men's National Team last year, after Bernardo 'Bernardinho' de Rezende completed a 16-year cycle at the helm which included two gold and three silver Olympic medals. Dal Zotto, a three-time Olympian, enjoyed a playing career in Brazil and Italy, as well as silver medals at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games and the 1982 FIVB World Championship in Argentina. As 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 plus gold at the 2017 FIVB Grand Champions Cup and the 2017 South American Championship.


  • Team Manager Fernando Castro Maroni
  • Assistant coach Marcelo Ricardo Fronckowiak
  • Second Assistant Coach Ricardo Gomes Tabach
  • Doctor Felipe Malzac Franco
  • 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 3.000 181 164 1.103
2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 3 1.000 132 143 0.923
2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 6 0.333 175 181 0.966