Overview

Team profile

Sada Cruzeiro (BRA)

Three-time world champions and reigning Brazil champions Sada Cruzeiro are competiting in the FIVB Men's Club World Championship for the seventh time this year. They picked up gold medals three times, in 2013, 2015 and 2016 - all in their traditional home of Betim.
In addition to their three world gold medals, Sada Cruzeiro also have a silver from the 2012 edition, when they lost to Italy's Trentino Diatec in four sets in the final in Doha and a bronze from last year's edition when they beat Poland's PGE Skra Belchatow 3-0 in the third-place playoff at Krakow.
Founded in 2006 in Betim, part of the Belo Horizonte metropolitan area in the state of Minas Gerais, Sada merged with Cruzeiro in 2009 and is now based in neighbouring Contagem.
Sada Cruzeiro have won the Brazil Superleague title six times (including the last five editions) and the Cup three times.
They have also dominated the South American Club Championship, claiming the title a record five times in 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 in addition to a bronze in 2009 and a silver in 2015.

Coach

Mendez Marcelo

Mendez Marcelo

Buenos Aires-born Marcelo Mendez, 53, is in his ninth year as coach of Sada Cruzeiro, which he has led to their three FIVB Club World Championship titles, four South American championships and five titles in the Brazilian Superleague – the most successful coach of the history of the national championship.
He has also coached the Spanish national team and clubs in Italy, as well as River Plate and Daom in his native country of Argentina.

Staff

  • Team Manager Sales Luis
  • Assistant coach Martelete Humberto Pereira
  • Second Assistant Coach Furtado Henrique Pereira
  • Doctor Zatti Lima De Souza Frederico
  • Physiotherapist Zuin Alysson Lima

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
Khatam Ardakan (IRI)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Asseco Resovia (POL)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sada Cruzeiro (BRA)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trentino Volley (ITA)
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0