Team profile

Praia Clube (BRA)


The reigning Brazil champions make their debut appearance in the 2018 FIVB Club World Championship this year.
The club, founded in 2008, is based in the city of Uberlandia, in the state of Minas Gerais.
Praia Clube's 2018 national title was their first ever in the competition, though previously they had been runners-up in 2016 and bronze medallists in 2017. After topping the Regular Season, Dentil/Praia Clube went on to edge Rexona-Sesc Rio de Janeiro in a golden set to decide the home-and-away final series that was locked at 1-1.
Last year they finished runners-up to Rexona-Sesc of Rio de Janeiro in the South American Club Championship, after losing in the final in four sets at home in Uberlândia.


Paulo Barros Junior

Paulo Barros Junior


Fifty-one-year-old Paulo de Rego Barros Junior 'Paulo Coco' took charge of Dentil Praia Clube of Uberlandia in 2017, after moving over from Minas Tenis Clube, and immediately led the side to the national title.
As a player he won several continental and national titles, before persuing a coaching career at home with several clubs in Brazil and also with great success in Spain (including leading Murcia to the title in the 2007 edition of the second-tier European Top Teams Cup). 
He has worked alongside Brazil National Team Jose Roberto Guimaraes for two decades, participating in all the major successes of the side.


  • Team Manager Bruno Cardoso
  • Assistant coach Silva Wendel
  • Second Assistant Coach Martins José Antônio
  • Doctor Naves Fabrício
  • Physiotherapist Guilherme Moreira