Brazil has achieved a lot
since José Roberto Guimarães took over as coach in 2003.
In his first year, the team
won gold at the South American Championship and silver at the World Cup.
The following season,
Brazil won the World Grand Prix and placed fourth at the Olympic Games. In
2005, they won the Montreux Volley Masters, the Grand Prix, the South American
Championship, the World Championship Cup and the Courmayeur Tournament.
In 2007, the team started
with four friendly matches against Serbia and won them all. After that, Brazil
hosted the Pan American Games, in Rio de Janeiro, winning all their matches in
straight sets en route to a gold medal match against Cuba. The hosts were
eventually beaten in five sets and had to settle for the silver medal.
Their last competition in
2007 was the World Grand Prix. Without setter Fofão and the middle-blocker
Walewska, the most experienced players on the squad, Brazil finished in fifth
But by winning the South
American Championship in Santiago, Chile, Brazil earned the right to play at
the World Cup in Nagoya, Japan. In that competition, the Brazilians finished in
second place, their best result ever at the tournament.
The year 2008 was an
exceptional one in the history of Brazilian women's volleyball. The team won
its first Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games, and also finished first
in the World Grand Prix and Final Four tournament.
In 2009, Brazil kept the
good level and had almost a perfect year. With a young team, Brazil proved to
have a talented new generation of players. Without setter Fofão and middle
blocker Walewska that retired from the National team, Brazil played seven
tournaments during the year wining six and finishing second in the other.
The Brazilians picked up
their first gold medal, winning the Montreux Volley Masters tournament in June.
After this Brazil won the Pan American Cup, the Qualifying tournament for the
World Championship 2010 in Japan, the FIVB World Grand Prix, the Final Four
tournament and the South American Championship in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The
only tournament that the Brazilians didn’t win during the year was the
Champions Cup finishing second.
In 2010 Brazil played four
friendly games against Japan wining all them. This season the team had the
comeback of wing spiker Jaqueline Carvalho that didn’t play for the squad last
year. The player was elected the best spiker of the World Grand Prix, with
Brazil collecting the silver medal. At the main competition of the year, the
FIVB Women´s World Championship, Brazil had an amazing performance winning all
the matches and losing only an electrifying final 3-2 to Russia.
In 2011, Brazil had
impressive performances. The team headed by Jose Roberto won the Pan American
Cup for the third time and won the South American team for the 17th
time. With the victory in the South American Championship, Brazil secured a
place at the World Cup where the Brazilians ended the competition in fifth
Brazil had an amazing
year in 2012. Leaded by the legendary coach José Roberto Guimarães, Brazil won
the gold medal in the London Olympic Games. Brazil also was silver medalist in
the FIVB World Grand Prix.
In 2013, Brasil is had
an amazing year and won all the competitions that played: World Grand Prix,
South American Championship, Alassio Cup, Montreux and World Grand Champions
In 2014, Brazil won
the FIVB World Grand Prix title for the 10th time. In all
competition the Brazilian team had an amazing performance winning 13 games in
14. After that Brazil ended the year with the bronze medal in the World
Championship in Italy.
Brazil had good
results in 2015. The national team won the South American Games and got second
place in the Pan-American Games and third in the FIVB World Grand Prix.
Brazil won the FIVB Grand Prix for 11th time in 2016 and ended the
Rio Olympic Games in fifth place.
Brazil had an amazing
year in 2017 and won three competitions: FIVB Grand Prix, South American Games
and Montreux Volley Masters. Brazil also achieved the silver medal in the FIVB
Grand Champions Cup.
In 2018, Brazil was
fourth place in the first edition of the FIVB Volleyball Nations League and
ended in the seventh place at the FIVB World Championship that was played in
In 2019, Brazil
already had a good performance in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League and ended
the competition with the silver medal.