Team profile

Under new technical leadership, world No. 1 Brazil begin a new cycle in their illustrious history after claiming the gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Renan dal Zotto taking over as head coach following the retirement of Bernardo ‘Bernardinho’ Rezende.

During Bernardinho’s 15-year tenure as coach, Brazil have at times seemed unstoppable, collecting numerous trophies. Rezende 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 (2002, 2006, 2010) and two at the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup (2003 and 2007), all capped by their third Olympic gold last year.

Under Dal Zotto, Brazil will be looking at capitalising on their home turf status when they get to host the 2017 World League finals in a bid to claim their first gold in the competition since 2010 – though history has shown that they’re far more successful when playing in World League finals abroad.


Renan Dal Zotto

Renan Dal Zotto

Renan Dal Zotto was born in the city of São
Leopoldo (part of Rio Grande do Sul state) has 56 years old and a long story in
volleyball. He started to practice volleyball in a school under the influence
of his Physical Education teacher. He defended his state team and arrived in
the Brazilian national team with 16 years old and stayed there until 29. He
participated of three editions of Olympic Games, three FIVB World
Championships, three Pan American Games and two “Mundialitos”. He was one of
the stars of the famous “Geração de Prata”, that achieved the silver medal in
the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games. He played in Italy from 1988 to 1993 when
he collected titles – 11. He received the title of most spectacular player of
the world in 1985. Recently, in October of 2015, he entered in the traditional
hall of fame of volleyball. After he ended his career as a player, Renan
started to work as a coach in 1993. He also worked as manager in clubs and in
the Brazilian Federation of Volleyball and in 2017 he started to coach the
Brazilian men’s national team.  


  • Team Manager Fernando Castro Maroni
  • Assistant coach Marcelo 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
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0