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.