Fofão in 2010
|Full name||Hélia Rogério de Souza Pinto|
10 March 1970 |
São Paulo, Brazil
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||63 kg (139 lb)|
|Spike||283 cm (111 in)|
|Block||264 cm (104 in)|
|Current club||Unilever Vôlei|
Hélia Rogério de Souza (born 10 March 1970 in São Paulo), nicknamed Fofão, is a Brazilian female volleyball player who competed for the her country's national team in five consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992. She won a gold medal in 2008 and twice won a bronze medal in 1996 and 2000. She also claimed the gold medal at the 1999 Pan American Games.
She's nicknamed Fofão because of her huge cheecks similar to a famous character of an 80's children's tv program in Brazil named "Fofão".
She won the 2006–07 CEV Cup with the Italian club Sirio Perugia and was awarded Best Setter. The next season with Grupo 2002 Murcia she was awarded "Best Setter" at the 2007–08 CEV Indesit Champions League.
Souza retired from the Brazil national team on 7 September 2008, after helping her country beat Dominican Republic 3-0 and won the Final Four competition. From 1991, when she played her first game for Brazil, to 2008, she played 340 games for the national team.
- Pão de Açúcar E.C. (1985–1987)
- Pão de Açúcar/Paineiras E.C. (1988–1990)
- Colgate-Pão de Açúcar/São Caetano E.C. (1990–1992)
- Colgate/São Caetano E.C. (1992–1994)
- Sollo/Tietê E.C. (1994–1995)
- Transmontano/J.C. Amaral (1995–1996)
- UNIBAN/São Caetano E.C. (1996–1998)
- UNIBAN/São Bernardo (1998–1999)
- MRV/Minas (1999–2003)
- Rexona-Ades (2003–2004)
- Sirio Perugia (2004–2007)
- Grupo 2002 Murcia (2007–2008)
- São Caetano/Blausiegel (2008–2010)
- Fenerbahçe Acıbadem Istanbul (2010–2011)
- Unilever Vôlei (2012-2014)
- 1999 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Setter"
- 2000 FIVB World Grand Prix "Best Setter"
- 2006–07 CEV Cup "Best Setter"
- 2007–08 CEV Champions League "Best Setter"
- 2007 FIVB World Cup "Best Setter"
- 2007 Pan-American Games "Best Setter"
- 2008 Final Four Cup "Most Valuable Player"
- 2008 Final Four Cup "Best Setter"
- 2008 Summer Olympics "Best Setter"
- 1998/1999 Brazilian Championship - Champion, with UNIBAN/São Bernardo
- 2001 South American Clubs Championship - Champion, with MRV/Minas
- 2001/2002 Brazilian Championship - Champion, with MRV/Minas
- 2005 Italian Championship - Champion, with Despar Perugia
- 2005 Italian Cup - Champion, with Despar Colussi Perugia
- 2004–05 CEV Cup - Champion, with Sirio Perugia
- 2005–06 CEV Indesit Champions League - Champion, with Sirio Perugia
- 2006 Italian Cup - Champion, with Despar Perugia
- 2007 Italian Championship - Champion, with Despar Perugia
- 2007 Italian Cup - Champion, with Despar Colussi Perugia
- 2006–07 CEV Cup - Champion, with Sirio Perugia
- 2007 Spanish Super Cup - Champion, with Grupo 2002 Murcia
- 2007–08 Spanish Queen's Cup - Champion, with Grupo 2002 Murcia
- 2007–08 Spanish Championship - Champion, with Grupo 2002 Murcia
- 2010 Turkish Super Cup - Champion, with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
- 2010 FIVB World Club Championship - Champion, with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
- 2010–11 CEV Champions League - Bronze medal, with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
- 2010–11 Aroma Women's Volleyball League - Champion, with Fenerbahçe Acıbadem
- 2013 Club World Championship - Runner-up, with Unilever Vôlei
- fofão profile
- CEV. "Sirio Perugia wins CEV Cup after Champions League". Retrieved 2010-04-04.
- CEV. "Second Indesit Champions’ League trophy for Colussi PERUGIA". Retrieved 2010-06-10.
- "Na despedida de Fofão, Brasil vence por 3 sets a 0" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva. 2008-09-07. Retrieved 2008-09-09.
- Fofao set for Fenerbahçe Acibadem
- CEV. "World champion FenerbahceAcibadem saves honor by claiming bronze medal". Retrieved 2011-03-20.
- CEV. "VakifGunesTTelekom completes Turkish fairy tale in Istanbul". Retrieved 2011-03-20.
- "Vakifbank Istanbul fly to first Women’s Club World Champs title, China claim bronze". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13.