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World League 2010
21st Edition

- BRA / Brazil - Player's biography
Team name  Giba
First name Gilberto
Last name Godoy Filho
Age (birth date) 43  (23/12/1976)
Hometown Rio de Janeiro
Languages Portuguese
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Wing-spiker 192 cm 85 kg 325 cm 312 cm
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  15 42 274 331
Volleyball career
International debut Portugal 
Club debut Country Club Canadá
Actual Club Cimed/Sky 
Hobbies Movies, music 
Favourites Books: Spiritual
Food: Pasta
Movie: Action, Comedy
Music: Pop
Other sports:

Height: 1,92m
Weight: 85kg
Date of birth: 23/12/76
Born in: Londrina (PR)
Club: Pinheiros/Sky (BRA)

Giba was the best player of the Olympic Games in Athens, in 2004, when Brazil won their second olympic title. He won the FIVB World Cup in 2003, and six World League titles (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007). He played for the Junior Brazilian team, winning the South American Championship (94), and finishing second at the FIVB Junior World Championship (95). In the Youth Brazilian Team, he won the FIVB World Championship, in 93. He got the Superliga 99/00 and 00/01 titles. In the last season, he played for Iskra Odintsovo, from Russia. He was World Champion twice, respectively in 2002 and 2006. In this last competition, he was the best player. In 2007, he won the Pan-American Games, in Rio de Janeiro, where he was the captain of the Brazilian team. The same year, he clinched the gold medal at the South American Championship, and was elected best player of the competition. In the FIVB World Cup, one more time, he returned home with the gold and was elected main star of the competition. In 2008, he was silver medallist at Beijing Olympic Games and was elected best server of the FIVB World League. In 2009, Giba led Brazil’s renewed team to the FIVB World League, the FIVB World Grand Champions Cup and the South American Championship.


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