Team profile

Minas Tênis Clube (BRA)

Minas Tenis Clube, a multi-sport club based in Belo Horizonte with highly successful men's and women's volleyball departments, return to the FIVB Club World Championship after an absence of 26 years for their second appearance in the history of the competition.
In 1992 Minas Tenis Clube (then competing as L’Acqua di Fiori Minas) made the final of the second edition of the Club World Championship, losing to Italy's Il Messaggero [Teodora] in four sets at Jesi.
Minas have won two Brazilian Superleague titles, in 1993 and 2002. They have been runners-up five times and bronze medallists six times. They finished third, behind champions Dentil Praia Clube of Uberlandia and runners-up Rexona Sesc of Rio de Janeiro in the latest edition, this year.
But Minas Tenis Clube are the reigning South American club champions, after claiming the 2018 title at home in Belo Horizonte when they dethroned Rexona-Sesc Rio de Janeiro with a five-set win in the final.


Stefano Stefano Lavarini

Stefano Stefano Lavarini

Born in 1979, Stefano Lavarini began his coaching career in 1995 and worked in Bergamo, originally as assistant coach and then as head coach during the team's best years at the start of the current decade. 
He took over the helm at Minas Tenis Cube of Belo Horizonte as of 2017, winning the South American Club Championship with the club in 2018.


  • Team Manager Soares Ferreira Jarbas Da Silva Soares Ferreira
  • Assistant coach Durval De Santana Nunes Nunes
  • Doctor Rodrigo Otávio Dias De Araújo Rodrigo Otávio
  • Physiotherapist Marcela Gomide Marcela Mendes De A.G. Leite