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Three Brazilian legends and one American officially join Hall of Fame (VIDEO)

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Brazilian (three) and US volleyball (one) gained their representatives at the legendary Hall of Fame in the city of Holyoke, Massachusetts, United States.

Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame

Two former Brazilian players – female Hélia Rogério de Souza “Fofão” and male Renan Dal Zotto, the Brazilian coach Paulo Roberto de Freitas “Bebeto”, along with American ex-player Lloy Ball entered in the selected group of volleyball stars, making their names immortal.

The foursome, elected via voting of current Volleyball Hall of Fame members, entered as the 30th class. Now, the institution has 125 members from 21 different countries in total.

Ball is the only US male indoor player to play at four Olympics (1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008) and won gold medal at his last appearance at the tournament. He was selected The Most Valuable Player and Best Setter of the 2008 FIVB World League where USA also took gold.

Renan participated three times at the Olympic Games with the Brazilian national team. He was involved in a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics. Two years earlier, Renan was a member of Brazil in winning the silver medal at the 1982 FIVB World Championship.

Fofão became the first world’s player to play in five Olympic Games (1992-2008). As their setter, she led Brazil to their first-ever Olympic gold medal (2008) after securing bronze in 1996 and 2000. She was selected Best Setter at the 2008 Olympics. She collected silver medals at three World Champs (1994 and 2006). Fofão took silver medals at both, the 2003 and 2007 FIVB World Cup, being honored as Best Setter at the second event. She retired from NT in 2009.

Bebeto coached Brazil men’s national team at the 1984 Olympic Games and took silver medal. He accepted the head coaching position in the Italian men’s national team in 1996, leading them to the World Championship title in 1998.


Lloy Ball was inducted into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame Saturday and presented an emotional acceptance speech filled with blessings throughout his life. Watch the video for a journey through his life to reach the Hall of Fame. Induction Recap | http://bit.ly/1024VBHall

Posted by USA Volleyball on Saturday, October 24, 2015


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fabio October 28, 2015 - 2:16 am

Fofao did not play the 2010 World Championship, she retired from the NT after the OG in 2008

admin October 28, 2015 - 10:01 am

You are right, we corrected it. Thank you!


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