Introducing One of the Most Famous Professional Volleyball
Players - Giba
Professional Volleyball Players - Gilberto Amaury de Godoy
superstar’s full name is Gilberto Amaury de Godoy Filho, but he is
much better known as Giba.
Giba is the best known
player in one of the
greatest volleyball teams ever, Brazilian men’s volleyball team from
this decade. Giba may be the best player in Brazilian superb volleyball
team and is a superstar among volleyball fans all over the world.
Giba is not only an excellent professional volleyball player, but also
has passion, energy and
charisma which make him lovable by the volleyball fans – and the power
to inspire the whole Brazilian team to play its best.
Giba is not very tall (192 cm) for a volleyball player, but replaces
height with his quickness and astonishing athletic ability. He is
arguably one of the best outside hitters (wing spiker) in the world.
Giba has been a key member of the Brazilian volleyball team, the World
and Olympic Champions who have dominated the sport in this decade and
won nearly everything since the year 2001.
Giba played his first Olympic Games in Athens 2004. Athens was a
special defining moment in Giba’s life; Brazil won the Olympic Gold
Medal and during the Olympics Giba’s first daughter, Nicole was born.
been crowned the
Most Valuable Player in 2004 Olympic Games, 2006 World League
and 2006 World Championships.
For the 2007-2008 season Giba signed a 3-year contract to play
professional volleyball in Russia after playing several club volleyball
seasons in Brazil and Italy. He represented Iskra Odintsovo, a club
team in small Odintsovo town near Moscow.
Brazilian volleyball team has been nearly unbeatable in 2000’s and have
been a clear favourite in any tournament they have been playing
A new generation of Brazilian
volleyball players accompanied with Giba have been taking
over their National Team after the Beijing
Olympic Games – therefore keep in mind to enjoy great volleyball of
Giba - he will be not there forever. London Olympic Games is most
likely the last opportunity to see Giba and a couple of other players
of one of the
best and most successful volleyball teams in action.
Professional Volleyball Players - Quotes from Giba
Despite the fact they are expected to repeat the Athens success in
Giba stays very modest:
"I already have one Olympic gold medal. I just do my best."
Also according to his motto Giba seems to be very modest and humble:
“My lifetime motto is to learn as long as I live.”
“In the Brazilian national team we have a group of about four, five
players who are in their thirties and have been together for years. And
still, every time we step on the floor to practice or play a
competitive match, we learn something new, striving to improve our play
Volleyball Quotes from the Professional Volleyball Players:
“Yes, he is a very spectacular player the way he plays. I could say
that some of his moves are beautiful the way he does it. He's a
wonderful athlete.” Brazilian head volleyball coach Bernardo Rezende.
"Giba is the type of player that when it's a big game, a big event,
he's always ready." Coach Rezende
Volleyball Quotes from Coach Rezende
Famous Volleyball Players
Facts about Giba,
one of the most famous volleyball players
Name: Gilberto Amaury de Godoy Filho
First name: Gilberto
Last Name: Godoy Filho
Born: December 23, 1976 in Londrina, Brazil
Position: outside hitter (wing spiker)
Shirt number: 7
Height 192 cm (6-4)
Weight 85 kg (187 lbs)
Spike 325 cm (10-8), block 312 (10-3)
Teams: Brazil national team, Iskra Odintsovo, Piemonte Volley, Chapecó
São Caetano, Olympicus São Caetano, Repot Nipomed, Minas Belo
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