1993, Sollys Osasco is one of the most successful and famous volleyball teams in
Brazil. The club has won four editions of the Superliga – the most important
national tournament – and two of the South American Championship. The team has also
won the Salonpas Cup four times.
legends of international volleyball have worn the club’s jersey, including
Isabel Salgado, Virna Dias, Fernanda Venturini, Marcia Fu, Ida, Ana Moser,
Paula Pequeno, Mari and the Peruvian Rosa Garcia. World-renowned coaches, such as
Olympic champions Jose Roberto Guimaraes and Enio Figueiredo, have also taken turns
behind the Sollys bench.
second year of existence, 1994, Sollys finished third in the Club World
Championships. That edition was played in the city of Osasco, where the team
would end up moving in 1996. In that same 1994 season, the team won its first
three competitions: the Sao Paulo State Championship, the Brazilian Cup and the
South Cup. In the following years, the club developed the talent-identifying programme
that would find players like Fernanda Doval, Andreia Teixeira and Patricia
were the golden decade for the club, as in this period Sollys Osasco achieved its
best results in major competitions. The club won Brazil’s Superliga for the
first time in 2002/2003, then again in 2003/2004 and a third time in 2004/2005.
For the following five seasons, Sollys Osasco advanced to every final match of
the Superliga but was stopped each time by rival Rexona-Ades before finally
returning to the top of the podium in 2009/2010 – winning the 2009 South
American Championship along the way.
Sollys won the South American Championship again and qualified for the Club World
Championships, where they advanced to the final match against Fenerbahce of
Turkey and came away with the silver medal.
In the 2010/2011
Superliga, Sollys advanced to the final match against Unilever (their old rival
Rexona/Ades) and lost, taking the silver medal. They qualified for the South
American Championship, won all their games and went on to take the bronze medal
at the 2011 Club World Championships.
Unilever in the final of Superliga 2011/2012 and again won the South American
Championship to qualify for the Club World Championships.