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10. 10. 2017

The oldest Men’s volleyball player is 44? No! He’s even older and comes from Portugal

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The story of Bulgarian Ivaylo Stefanov, who seemed to be the oldest active Men’s professional volleyball player at the moment, attracted a lot of attention of our readers. Thanks to them, we have learned that there is a guy who topped Stefanov on this rather interesting list.


Miguel Maia, a 46-year-old Portuguese setter, is actually the oldest Men’s professional volleyball player in the world, for now! This means that Ivaylo Stefanov falls to No.2.

He competes with Sporting Clube de Portugal Lisboa, five-time champions of Portugal. And although Sporting won their last national title 23 years ago, Maia was involved in it. Actually, he was involved in three of these five Divisão A1 gold medals (1992, 1993, 1994). Other two came in the mid-‘50s.

Now, as a captain, Maia will lead Sporting to the first season in the Portuguese top division in 22 years since the volleyball section, that is under control of the sports club Sporting CP was shut down in 1995.


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4 Comments about "The oldest Men’s volleyball player is 44? No! He’s even older and comes from Portugal"

10.10.2017 | 15:56 |   Jorge Morais [unregistered]

And we was also 4th place at the Atlanta 96 Olympics in Beach Volleyball, playing along with João Brenha.

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10.10.2017 | 19:14 |   Rufino Silva [unregistered]

Beach Volleyball: Atlanta 1996 - (4º Lugar); Sydney 2000 - (4º Lugar) and Atenas 2004 - (9º Lugar)

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10.10.2017 | 21:32 |   Rneto [unregistered]

Nine points on a row at Sydney 2000 OG...

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10.10.2017 | 23:55 |   Goncalo Forte [unregistered]

And that he won a CEV Cup while playing for Sporting de Espinho!

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