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Best Brazil men's volleyball players of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Sat 14 August 2021 | 12:30

Well, the Olympics ended after a year of delay with all the hardships and problems caused by the Corona epidemic, and it must be said that this Olympics was full of surprises because, contrary to expectations, the Brazilian national team finished fourth and did not win a medal.

The Brazilian Volleyball Confederation oversees the men's national volleyball team, which competes in international volleyball tournaments. Brazil has three Olympic gold medals, has won the World Championship three times, and has won the World League nine times. On the FIVB World Rankings, Brazil is ranked first. Because of its success under coach Bernardo Rezende, the squad is commonly referred to as volleyball's "Dream Team."

The Olympic Champion earned four medals in the 2005 season. Brazil earned another gold medal in the World League with a 3–1 victory over Serbia and Montenegro in the final match. Following that, the team finished second in America's Cup, losing in the final to the United States.

Then, in the South American Championship, Brazil won its 25th title, winning all of its matches with only one set loss. Bernardo Rezende's team won gold at the World Grand Champions Cup in Japan to cap off a fantastic season.

The Brazilian team earned a sixth World League title and a second World Championship title in 2006, and now it's time to discover more about the Best Brazil men's volleyball players of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. You can also read the

Everything you need to know about Olympic Volleyball at Tokyo 2020

article to learn more about volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Best Brazil men's volleyball players of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

After head coach Renan dal Zotto confirmed his roster selection for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics a few hours after his players raised the trophy in the Italian Adriatic town of Rimini, The composition of the Brazilian championship in the FIVB 2021 Volleyball Nations League for the Olympics was largely unchanged.

Renan had to reduce Brazil's 14-player squad from the VNL gold medal match against Poland to 12 for the Olympics due to his absence from the VNL. Flavio Gualberto, a middle blocker, and Maique Nascimento, a libero, were the two players that failed not make the team.

Renan stated, "Our triumph at the VNL was well-deserved." “It was a fantastic campaign, and even though we spent a portion of the VNL to create our Olympic team, it was a huge win for us. The team was put to the test, particularly in the semifinal and gold medal matches, and performed admirably.”

Renan's selection includes VNL Most Valuable Player Wallace de Souza, star outside hitter Yoandy Leal, middle blocker Mauricio Souza, and libero Thales Hoss, all of whom were members of the tournament's Dream Team.

Squad captain and setter Bruno Rezende, opposite Wallace, outside hitters Ricardo Lucarelli, Mauricio Borges, and Douglas Souza, and middle blockers Lucas Saatkamp and Mauricio Souza are among the seven players returning from the team that won gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games five years ago. In Tokyo, the Brazilian team was in Group B with Tunisia, Argentina, Russia, the United States and France and finished second in the group.

Brazil’s Olympic Roster

  • Setters

    : Bruno Rezende, Fernando ‘Cachopa’ Kreling

  • Opposites

    : Wallace de Souza, Alan Souza

  • Outside Hitters:

    Yoandy Leal, Ricardo Lucarelli, Mauricio Borges, Douglas Souza

  • Middle Blockers:

    Lucas Saatkamp, Mauricio Souza, Isac Santos

  • Libero

    : Thales Hoss

Well, now is the time to get acquainted with the

Best Brazil men's Volleyball players of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

. Join us to get to know them better. The first name is Mauricio Souza.

1- Mauricio Souza

Mauricio Souza is a well-known volleyball player who was born in Brazil on September 29, 1988. Mauricio's zodiac sign is Libra, according to astrologers, and he is a Brazilian professional volleyball player best known for his performance as a middle blocker for the Funvic Taubate club squad.

He is particularly well-known for his involvement with the Brazilian Men's National Team, which he represented at the 2016 Olympic Games. He was born and raised in the Minas Gerais town of Iturama. 

He also made his national team debut for Brazil. He is most recognized for winning gold medals with the Brazil national team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the 2017 World Grand Champions Cup in Japan. The next player on the list of Best Brazil men's volleyball players of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is Douglas Souza.

2- Douglas Souza

Douglas Correia de Souza ( Santa Barbara d'Oeste, 20 August 1995) is a Brazilian volleyball player who specializes in the position of the pointer. He was a member of the 2016 Brazilian Olympic champion team.

At the age of 11, he was the South American children's champion, the South American youth champion, the World League runner-up, and the silver medalist in the 2015 World League in Toronto, before becoming the Olympic champion.

He now plays for Vibo Valentia and stands 1.99 meters tall. In 2013, he was with the children's squad, which was led by coach Percy Oncken, and in 2014, he received his first call to join the adult group. The next player on the list of

Best Brazil men's volleyball players of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

is Thales Hoss.

3- Thales Hoss

Thales Gustavo Hoss (born April 27, 1989) is a member of the 

Brazil men's national volleyball team

, a 2014 World Championship silver medalist, a 2019 World Cup gold medalist, and a two–time South American Champion.

He is a member of Vôlei Taubaté's club team. Thales began playing volleyball at the age of nine in his elementary school under the influence of his older brother, Jonathas, who was already a player.

He was selected for the state national team in 2006 and the young national squad later that year. It was his first visit to Saquarema's Brazilian Center of Volleyball Development. He was the Youth South American Champion this year (2006), winning the titles for best libero, digger, and receiver at the age of 17. For the first time in 2006, he was selected for the national squad that was competed in the FIVB World League. The next player on the list of Best Brazil men's volleyball players of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is Ricardo Lucarelli.

4- Ricardo Lucarelli

Ricardo Samuel Lucarelli Santos de Souza (born 14 February 1992) is a Brazilian volleyball player who plays for Trentino Volley in Italy. He is a 2016 Olympic Champion, 2014 World Championship silver medalist, 2019 World Cup gold medalist, and three-time South American Champion.

Lucarelli was a member of the junior national squad that won gold in the South American Championship in 2010. He was among the group that finished fifth in the World Championship the following year.

Lucarelli won the World Grand Champions Cup, the South American Championship gold medal, and the World League silver medal in 2013 when he was awarded the Best Outside Spiker (together with Ivan Zaytsev). He was a key member of the Brazilian team that won the silver medal at the 2014 World League in Florence, Italy.

Together with colleague Murilo Endres, he has been voted the Best Outside Spiker for the second time. Lucarelli was one of the starters for the Bernardinho team in 2015, appearing in every game of the FIVB World League and helping the team win the South American Games.

Lucarelli was a crucial figure in the gold medal campaign at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Lucarelli was a member of the gold-medal-winning team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He appeared in the remaining three games, which were against Argentina in the quarterfinals, Russia in the semifinals, and Italy in the final (finals).The next player on the list of

Brazil volleyball players in 2021

is Bruno Rezende.

5- Bruno Rezende

Bruno Mossa de Rezende (born July 2, 1986) is a Brazilian volleyball player who plays for the Brazilian men's national team and the Italian club Funvic. 

He is the 2016 Olympic Champion, a double silver medalist at the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012), the 2010 World Champion, a double gold medalist at the World Grand Champions Cup (2009, 2013), the South American Champion (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), and a multi medalist at the World Grand Champions Cup (2009, (2016, 2019).

Rezende began his career with the Brazilian young teams, where he finished second in the 2005 U20 World Championship. In 2007, he won the FIVB World League, the Pan American Games, the FIVB World Cup, and the South America Championship while playing for the senior team. He competed in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, where Brazil earned the silver medal.

Brazil won two gold medals in the South American Championship and the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup in 2013, finishing second in the World League. The setter began the 2014 season with a silver medal in the FIVB World League and a silver medal in the FIVB World Championship final against Poland. Brazil won the American Championship gold medal in 2015.

Brazil won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games after defeating Italy in the final, and Bruno was awarded the tournament's top setter. The next player on the list of

Best Brazil men's volleyball players of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

is

Wallace de Souza

.

6- Wallace de Souza

Mauricio Borges Almeida Silva is a Brazilian volleyball player who was born on February 4, 1989. He is a member of the men's national team of Brazil. He was a member of Arkas Izmir's club team.

In 2010 and 2011, Mauricio was also a part of the FIVB World League's ninth title campaign. After returning to the national squad, he was also a member of the team that won silver at the 2014 FIVB World Championships in Poland.

In 2016, he was a member of the team that won the FIVB World League silver and the Olympic Games gold in Rio. He helped the squad earn gold in the South American and Grand Champions Cups, as well as silver in the FIVB World League, in 2017. The next player on the list of Best Brazil men's volleyball players of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is Lucas Saatkamp.

8- Lucas Saatkamp

Lucas Saatkamp (born March 6, 1986) is a Brazilian volleyball player for the men's national team and Brazilian club SESI So Paulo. He won a gold medal with Brazil at the 2010 World Championships, was a participant and silver medalist at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, was World Champion in 2014, and has won multiple World League medals.

Lucas was a member of the Junior National team that finished second in the 2005 World Championships. He was nevertheless called for the senior South American Championship this year. He won his first World League title in 2006, and he would have won the competition twice more in 2009 and 2010.

In 2010, he won the World Championship while playing for the national team, shortly after winning the Champions Cup and the South American Championship. Lucas finished second in the World League in 2011, was champion of the South American Championship, and won a bronze medal at the World Cup.

Last year, he returned from the Olympic Games in London with a silver medal for Brazil. In 2013, Luco won a silver medal in the World League, a gold medal in the South American Championship, and a gold medal in the Grand Champions Cup.

In 2014, Luco had a strong showing in the FIVB World League and was named the second-best middle blocker. The next player on the list of

Best Brazil men's volleyball players of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

is

Yoandy Leal

.

9- Yoandy Leal

Wallace de Souza was born on June 26, 1987, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An opposite hitter who was a member of Brazil's national team during his stay there. Following a silver medal performance at the 2012 London Olympics, he won his first Olympic gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

He was named the 2016 games' Best Opposite Spiker. During the 2016 Olympic Games, he competed against American David Lee in the pool. In 2006, he joined Esporte Clube Banespa, his first professional volleyball club. In 2009, he signed with Sada Cruzeiro, with whom he would go on to have a string of national and international successes.

According to his bio, he is a successful volleyball player. He has been included in the list of famous persons born on June 26, 1987. He is one of the wealthiest volleyball players in the world, having been born in Brazil.

He is included on the list of the Most Popular Volleyball Players. Wallace de Souza, who is 32 years old, is one of the prominent persons in our database. The next player on the list of Brazil volleyball players in 2021 is

Mauricio Borges

.

7- Mauricio Borges

Yoandy Leal Hidalgo (born August 31, 1988, in Havana) is a Brazilian volleyball player who is of Cuban descent. After gaining Brazilian citizenship in June 2015, he was a previous member of the Cuban men's national volleyball team (2007–2010) and is now a member of the Brazilian men's national volleyball team (since 2019). Lube Civitanova is his club, and he is a wing-spiker.

Leal was a member of the Cuban national team for four years, making his debut in the 2007 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship. This would earn a spot in the 2008 Summer Olympics in the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Düsseldorf. Cuba finished second to Germany in qualifying, but Leal was named Best Spiker and Server of the Championship. The 2010 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship was Leal's last tournament with Cuba, and he earned silver.

Leal left Cuba in 2010 to pursue his ambition of playing in the Olympics, settling in the volleyball powerhouse of Brazil, Belo Horizonte. Leal joined with Sada Cruzeiro, a local team, after a two-year layoff.

He quickly established himself as a key member of the team, winning two editions of the Brazilian Superliga's, two editions of the South American Championships, and two editions of the FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship.

Leal began his naturalization procedure in 2013, and he was granted Brazilian citizenship in 2015. Following that, he contacted the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball to ask when he could play for Brazil's national team since head coach Bernardo Rezende had expressed interest in including Leal in the 2016 Summer Olympics squad. The last player on the list of Best Brazil men's volleyball players of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is Isac Santos.

10- Isac Santos

Isac Viana Santos (born December 13, 1990) is a member of the Brazil men's national volleyball team. On the club level, he is a member of Sada Cruzeiro. 2018 World Championship silver medalist, 2019 World Cup gold medalist, five-time Brazilian Champion (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

Isac is a young middle blocker prospect who has been scouted by Robinho - Brazil's national team assistant coach – since his youth teams in the So Bernardo team (SP). The athlete had already been called to assist in the adult national team's training sessions before being asked to join the team in 2013. 

Isac's debut year saw him finish second in the World League and win the Pan American Cup and Pan American Championship. Isac was a member of the FIVB World League silver-medal winning team.

In 2015, the middle blocker and his colleagues won the South American championship. Isac was a member of the team that won silver in the FIVB World League the following year. In 2017, he was a member of the South American Games and FIVB Grand Champions Cup-winning team.

Volleyball at the 2020 Summer Olympics

was ended and it was accompanied by the French championship. We hope you enjoyed the Olympic Games and thank you for being with us until the end of this article.

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