Overview

Team profile

Brazil

Brazil’s U23 team have the distinction of being the first ever winners of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U23 World Championship two years ago. This year’s team can boast four players from that 2013 gold-medal winning side; setters Thiaguinho and Fernandinho, middle blocker Aracaju and opposite spiker Alan. They are joined by the likes of wing spiker Douglas, who helped Brazil scoop silver at the Pan-American games. At only 19, he is one of the stars of the team. The side is captained by setter Thiaguinho is the captain of the team. 

Coach

Roberley Leonaldo

Roberley Leonaldo

Roberley Leonaldo, or Rubinho, was born in Curitiba on February 6 1969 and began playing volleyball at 11 before turning to coaching at 18. After coaching teams such as Duque de Caxias, Clube Curitibano, Cocamar Maringá, Santa Mônica Clube de Campo, Barão/Ceval (Blumenal) and Bento Gonçalves/RS he moved to São Paulo to work with Banespa. He stayed at the club for 10 years, coaching ABC Paulista at the same time. He has been involved in the national setup since 2012, acting as assistant coach to Bernardo Rezende. He was part of the coaching team that saw Brazil’s senior team win the World League, Grand Champions Cup, South American Championship and two silver medals in the Olympic Games (2008 and 2012). He also led the Under 23 national team to the title in 2013.

Staff

  • Team Manager Mariana D`Aragona
  • Assistant coach Mauricio Paes
  • Second Assistant Coach Sidnei Papke
  • Doctor Ricardo Yanasse
  • Physiotherapist Matheus Cardoso De Souza

Schedule

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Ranking

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
1
Russia
5 5 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 13 15 6 2.500 484 415 1.166
2
Turkey
5 3 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 10 12 7 1.714 429 406 1.056
3
Brazil
5 3 2 1 2 0 1 1 0 10 12 8 1.500 462 427 1.081
4
Argentina
5 3 2 1 0 2 1 1 0 8 12 10 1.200 483 464 1.040
5
Tunisia
5 1 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 4 7 12 0.583 399 439 0.908
6
Mexico
5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 15 0.000 273 379 0.720

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