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Alison and Emanuel announce split

Alison and Emanuel who won this year World Cup Final in Campinas announced their split on Thursday

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, November 29, 2013 - Brazil’s Alison and Emanuel, one of the most successful beach volleyball partners in recent times have announced that they will be parting ways.

Alison and Emanuel, who won virtually every possible title and also a silver medal at the London Olympic Games in 2012, will not be seen playing together next year and will play their last match at the fifth stage of the Circuito Banco do Brazil Open 2013/2014 in São José (SC).

In 2010, 38-year-old Emanuel Rego – already a leading name in beach volleyball – decided to join forces with the capable Alison, then 24. At that time it was difficult to imagine that together they would stamp their mark in such a remarkable way on the sport.

The year 2011 was a defining one for the duo as they won the World Championship and World Tour season title and topped the table on the Brazilian National Tour and the Pan American Cup. Their hopes of continuing with their gold medal streak were dashed in 2012 and they had to settle for closing the Olympic cycle with a silver medal at London 2012.

They came back in 2013 to win the World Cup Final and won a number of events on the 2013/2014 Brazilian National Tour.

Alison said he had a conversation with Emanuel just over a month ago in Rio de Janeiro about possibly bringing the partnership to an end.

"I explained to Emanuel that as I've already been out of the house for seven years, I wanted to return to Victoria to be closer to my family. He understood me. Emanuel is a father, a friend, a brother and  someone from whom I learned a lot and who I respect a lot. While many partnerships end in fights in our case it has not. Instead there is affection and gratitude for all that we have had. I have matured a great deal with him and we have made history together,” he said.

For his part Emanuel had this to say; “We played together for four, wonderful years. We had many victories but it was a very intense time. Prior to the start of the Olympic cycle, I needed someone to motivate me and I needed energy. And with Alison and all his vitality we formed a winning pair. We achieved our objectives and saw the results of our work and dedication, sacrifice and training. We have to thank our sponsors for supporting us for so many years as well as the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation. We also thank our fans for pushing us and encouraging us all the time and our families who were always at our side.”


Wins: 344

- Circuito Banco do Brazil 2011
- World Tour 2011
- World Cup 2011
- Pan American 2011
- Silver in 2012 London Olympics

- World Cup Final 2013

Podiums: 26  

Gold: 11  

Silver: 8  

Bronze : 7

Goiânia (GO) - 2nd place
Campo Grande (MS) - 1st place
Fortaleza (CE) - 1st place
Maceió (AL) - 1st place
Vila Velha (ES) - 1st place

Vitória (ES) - 2nd place
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) - 2nd place
Guarujá (SP) - 3rd place
Balneario Camboriu (SC) - 3rd place
Santa Maria (RS) - 1st place
Salvador (BA) - 2nd place
Recife (PE) - 1st place
João Pessoa (PB) - 3rd place
Fortaleza (CE) - 2nd place

João Pessoa (PB) - 1st place
Fortaleza (CE) - 1st place

2012/2013 SEASON
Cuiabá (MT) - 1st place
Campinas (SP) - 2nd place
Curitiba (PR) - 2nd place
Fortaleza (CE) - 3rd place
João Pessoa (PB) - 3rd place
Maceió (AL) - 3rd place

2013/2014 SEASON
Recife (PE) - 1st place
Vitória (ES) - 3rd place
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) - 2nd place
Guarujá (SP) - 1st place

Podiums : 21  

Gold: 7  

Silver: 7  

Bronze : 7

Grand Slam Gstaad (SUI) - 3rd place

Open Brasilia (BRA) - 2nd place
Open Shanghai (CHN) - 3rd place
Grand Slam of Rome (ITA) - 2nd place
Open Prague (RTC) - 2nd place
Grand Slam Klagenfurt (AUT) - 3rd place
Open Kristiansand (NOR) - 3rd place

Open Brasilia (BRA) - 2nd place
Open Prague (RTC) - 1st place
Grand Slam Beijing (CHN) - 1st place
World Championships , Rome (ITA) - 1st place
Grand Slam Gstaad (SUI) - 1st place
Grand Slam Moscow ( RUS ) - 1st place
Grand Slam Stare Jablonki (POL) - 3rd place
Open Aland (FIN) - 3rd place

Grand Slam Beijing (CHN) - 3rd place
Open Prague (RTC) - 2nd place
Grand Slam Moscow (RUS) - 1st place
Grand Slam of Rome ( ITA ) - 2nd place
Grand Slam Gstaad ( SUI ) - 2nd place
Grand Slam Berlin (GER ) - 1st place



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