Bernardo Rezende's tenure as head coach with Brazil's men's team began in 2001. Since then he has led them to numerous podium finishes. Rezende's Brazil teams won gold at the 2003 and 2007 World Cup and bronze at the event in 2011. At the Olympic Games, he led the team to gold in 2004 and silver in 2008 and in 2012. The team also won gold at the 2002, 2006 and 2010 World Championships. Brazil have secured eight World League titles since Rezende's arrival. He had previously coached the Brazil women's team from 1994 to 2000, and had played for Brazil at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, winning a silver medal in the latter.