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Ft. Lauderdale Swatch Beach Volleyball FIVB World Tour Finals | 29 September - 4 October 2015

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Team: Alison/Bruno




At the end of their second season together on the FIVB World Tour, Alison and Bruno are the first team since the 1999 season to win five-straight events on the international circuit. The Brazilians started a string of consecutive gold medal finishes by capturing the FIVB’s 2015 “senior” world championships in The Hague July 5 by defeating Dutchmen Reinder Nummerdor and Christiaan Varenhorst in the finals. Alison and Bruno validated their world championship finish by placing first in the next four events in Switzerland (Gstaad), Japan (Yokohama), the United States (Long Beach) and Poland (Olsztyn). In 2014, the Brazilians posted three podium placements and four “final four” finishes together with a gold medal performance at the Klagenfurt Grand Slam in Austria. For 21 FIVB World Tour events together, Alison and Bruno have six gold medals, nine podium placements and 12 “final four” finishes with a 101-29 match mark (77.7 winning percentage). On the Brazilian domestic tour, Alison and Bruno have played in 12 events with four gold medals and eight “final four” finishes.

Bruno, the nephew of legendry Brazilian basketball player Oscar Schmidt, has been named the FIVB tour’s best defender (2012 and 2014) and most improved player (2010). He was also named the best spiker at the 2015 world championships. Playing full-time on the international circuit since 2008, Bruno has competed in 90 FIVB World Tour events with eight gold medals to his credit along with 18 podium placements and 25 “final four” finishes. Bruno has won 340 of 482 FIVB World Tour matches (70.5%). He teamed with Pedro Solberg to capture the 2006 under-21 World Championship in Myslowice, Poland.

Alison teamed with Emanuel Rego to capture the gold medal at the 2011 FIVB World Championships in Rome and the silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games. A regular on the FIVB World Tour since 2008, Alison has netted 17 gold medals, 41 podium placements and 48 “final four” finishes in 91 tournaments. Alison has a 393-120 FIVB World Tour match record (76.6%). He has been named the tour’s best blocker (2011), best hitter (2011 and 2012), best offensive player (2011) and most improved player (2009).

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