Bruno Rezende

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Mossa and the second or paternal family name is de Rezende.
Bruno Rezende
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Bruno, his father and head coach Bernardo Rezende with Rio 2016 gold medal and family
Personal information
Full name Bruno Mossa de Rezende
Nationality Brazilian
Born (1986-07-02) 2 July 1986 (age 30)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Spike 323 cm (127 in)
Block 302 cm (119 in)
Volleyball information
Position Setter
Current club SESI São Paulo
Career
Years Teams
2003–2005
2005–2011
2011
2011–2012
2012–2014
2014–2016
2016–
Unisul Florianópolis
Cimed Florianópolis
Casa Modena
Cimed Florianópolis
RJX
DHL Modena
SESI São Paulo
National team
2005–2006
2007–
Brazil U-19
Brazil
Last updated: 21 August 2016

Bruno Mossa de Rezende (born 2 July 1986) is a Brazilian volleyball player, a member of Brazil men's national volleyball team and Brazilian club SESI São Paulo, 2016 Olympic Champion, double silver medalist of the Olympic Games (Beijing 2008, London 2012), 2010 World Champion, double gold medalist of the World Grand Champions Cup (2009, 2013), South American Champion (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013), multimedalist of the World League, Pan American Games, Brazilian Champion (2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013), Italian Champion (2016).

Celebration after achieving title of 2016 olympic Champion with team mate Sérgio Santos.
Brazil winning title of 2016 Olympic Champion in Rio.
Bruno with Ricardo Lucarelli Celebration after point.

Career[edit]

National team[edit]

Rezende started his career in the Brazil team in the youth teams, winning the second place in the 2005 U20 World Championship. Playing for the adult team in 2007, he won the FIVB World League, the Pan American Games, the FIVB World Cup and the South America Championship. In 2008, he took part in the Beijing Olympic Games, where Brazil won the silver medal.

In 2009, Bruno won two trophies with the national team: the World League and the Champions Cup. One year later, he won the World League for the third time and obtained his first FIVB World Championship.[1] In 2011, he finished in second place in the World League and became a South American champion and Pan American champion. A few months later, Brazil won the bronze medal at the FIVB World Cup. In 2012, the Brazilian national team once again won the silver medal at the London Olympic Games.[2]

In 2013, Brazil finished in second place at the World League and won two gold medals in the South American Championship and in the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup.[3] The setter started the 2014 season with the silver medal in the FIVB World League and a silver medal in the dramatic final with Poland in FIVB World Championship.[4] In 2015, Brazil won the gold medal in the American Championship. In the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Brazil won a gold medal after the final match against Italy, and Bruno was named best setter of the tournament.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Bruno is the only child of former volleyball players Bernardinho and Vera Mossa.[6] His mother took part in Olympics three times (1980, 1984, 1988). His father is a silver medalist with the 1984 Olympic Games and former coacher of Brazil men's national volleyball team. His parents divorced when he was a child. From his mother's first marriage to basketball player Éder Mundt Leme, Bruno has an older half-brother, Edson (born 1981). From her third marriage, he has a younger half-sister, Luisa. From his father's second marriage to former volleyball player Fernanda Venturini, Bruno has two younger half-sisters, Júlia (born 2002) and Victória (born 2009).[7]

Bruno often faced accusations of nepotism when he first started playing for Brazil national volleyball team, since his father Bernardinho was the team's coach from 2001 to 2017. However, both he and his father have vehemently defended themselves against the accusations, and were always backed up by the other players, who said Bernardinho was tougher and more demanding of Bruno because of their family ties.[8]

Bruno is close friends with footballer Neymar.[9]

Sporting achievements[edit]

Clubs[edit]

National championships[edit]

National trophies[edit]

International trophies[edit]

National team[edit]

Individual[edit]

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Awards
Preceded by
Brazil Ricardo Garcia
Best Setter of
World Grand Champions Cup

2009
2013
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by
Bulgaria Georgi Bratoev
Best Setter of
FIVB World League

2013
Succeeded by
Iran Saeid Marouf
Preceded by
Argentina Luciano De Cecco
Best Setter of
South American Championship

2013
2015
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by
Bulgaria Georgi Bratoev
Best Setter of
Olympic Games

2016
Succeeded by
TBD