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22nd Edition


 
- BRA / Brazil - Player's biography
   
 
Team name  Rodrigão
First name Rodrigo
Last name Santana
Age (birth date) 35  (17/04/1979)
Hometown
Languages Portuguese
   
   
Position Height Weight Spike Block
Middle-blocker 205 cm 85 kg 350 cm 328 cm
             
National Selections Olympic W.Champ. Other Total  
  4 29 141 174
 
Volleyball career
International debut Paraguay 
Club debut Banespa
Actual Club Al-Rayyan 
Personal
Hobbies Travelling 
Favourites Books: Happy Old Year (Marcelo Rubens Paiva)
Food: Italian
Movie: Action
Music: Samba
Other sports: Football
 
   Profile
  RODRIGO SANTANA (RODRIGÃO) – MIDDLE-BLOCKER

Height: 2,05m

Weight: 85 Kg

Date of birth: 17/04/79

Born in: São Paulo (SP)

Club: Ziraat Bankasi (TUR)

Rodrigão already has eight World League titles to his name (2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2010), as well as one silver medal (2002), and one bronze medal (2000). He played in the team that won the World Cup (2003). In 2004, he won the gold medal at the Olympic Games, in Athens, and at the Olympic Games, in Beijing won silver. He was Youth and Junior South American champion, in 96. Last season he played for Italian club Macerata,. He has also won two FIVB Volleyball Mens' World Championships, in 2002 and 2006. In 2007, he won the World Cup, the Pan-American Games, and the South American Championship, in Chile, where he was elected as the best attacker. In 2008, Rodrigao recovered from a knee injury and finished second in the America’s Cup. The player also participated in Brazil’s win in the World Grand Champions Cup 2009 as well as in the World Championship 2010.

 
 

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