Team profile

Rexona Ades Rio de Janeiro

Rexona Ades secured their place at the World Club Championship with a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Brazilian rivals Molico/Nestle of Sao Paulo in the final of the 2015 South American Club Championship. The Rio de Janeiro-based team's only other appearance at the World Club Championship was in 2013, when they were known as Unilever Volei. The name change happened in 2014. In the 2013 tournament, they finished second in Pool B and then beat hosts Volero Zurich in the semifinal before losing 3-0 to VakifBank Istanbul in the final.

The team's coach is the legendary Bernardo "Bernardinho" Rezende. He has sculpted them into the most successful side in Brazilian women's volleyball since their formation in Parana in 1997. They won two Brazilian national league titles before relocating to Rio in 2004. Since moving, they have added seven league titles and have won the Rio de Janeiro State Championship every year since 2004. Their success has not been restricted to national level. Their 2015 South American Club Championship victory meant they regained the title they had first won in 2013. In Zurich they will be hoping to replicate their victories on Swiss soil in 2006 and 2009, when they won the Top Volley Tournament in Basel.


Bernardo Rezende

Bernardo Rezende

Bernardo 'Bernardinho' Rezende was appointed head coach of Rexona Ades in 1997, and has combined the role with coaching Brazil's men's team since 2001. He has led Rexona Ades to two South American Club Championships, and guided the Brazil team to three consecutive World Championship golds between 2002 and 2010. Previously he led Brazil's women to Olympic bronze in 1996 and 2000. As a player he won silver at the 1984 Olympic Games. Volleyball is a family affair, as he is married to former player Fernanda Venturini, and his son Bruninho played for Brazil at the 2008 Olympic Games.


  • Team Manager Harry Bollmann Neto
  • Assistant coach Ricardo Tabach
  • Second Assistant Coach Helio Griner
  • Doctor Marco Antonio Jardim
  • Physiotherapist Guilherme Tenius





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
Rexona Ades Rio de Janeiro
2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 6 1 6.000 188 158 1.189
Volero Zürich
2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 4 4 1.000 202 185 1.091
Mirador Santo Domingo
2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 6 0.166 123 170 0.723