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BRA M: Only 4 foreigners and 10 Olympic champions! Welcome to Brazilian Superliga!

by WoV
source: globoesporte.globo.com; Photo: FIVB

Unlike most of the European leagues, where foreign players are usually the main stars of top clubs, the situation in Brazilian Superliga is completely different.



There will be only 4 foreign players in the entire competition in the 2016/17 volleyball season! Robertlandy Simon (Cuba) and Yoandy Leal(Cuba) will play for Sada Cruziero, Isbel Mesa Sandobal (Cuba) will defend colors of Funvic Taubate, while Yordan Bisset Astengo (Cuba) will play for Minas.

At the same time, the Brazilian clubs made sure to keep the best domestic players in the country, so 10 out of 12 players who won the gold at the Rio Olypmics will spend the 2016/17 season at home! Take a look at the list:

William Peixoto Arjona, Evandro Motta Marcondes Guerra (Sada Cruziero), Mauricio Luiz de Souza  (Campinas), Bruno Mossa de Rezende, Lucas Saatkamp, Sergio Dutra dos Santos, Douglas Cprreia de Souza (Sesi-SP), Ricardo Lucarelli Santos de Souza, Wallace Leandro de Souza, Éder Francis Carbonera (Funvic Taubate).

The only two players from the Olympic tam who will not play in the Brazilian Superliga in the upcoming season are Luiz Felipe Marques Fonteles (will probably continue career in Iran) and Mauricio Borges Almeida Silva (Arkasspor).

The battle for the championship title will be probably more exciting than ever, as Sada Cruziero, Funvic Taubate and Sesi-SP all created super strong teams, while the vice-champions Campinas and the others will also look for their chance to get to the top. 


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dee jae69 October 1, 2016 - 1:12 am

thats why brazilian volleyball is pretty much solid than others because they can fully developed a local player to a world class because of less of foreigners playing


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