Anjinho Bacil

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Eduardo Jorge "Anjinho" Bacil Filho (born March 11, 1971) is a Brazilian professional volleyball and beach volleyball player.[1]


He was the first Brazilian and the first foreign player ever to win an Association of Volleyball Professionals tournament in America. Fellow AVP alumni Stein Metzger has given Bacil the credit for inventing the "Steino" Pokey shot. In 2011, he Earned his first outdoor domestic title at the Huntington Beach open with Scott Ayakatubby, and in 1995, he won his first AVP title with Jose Loiola indoors at Washington, DC. Anjinho Bacil was a two-time Brazilian Beach Volleyball Champion in both 1991 and 1992, and he also won the South American Beach Volleyball Championship in 1993. He played professionally on the Brazilian indoor volleyball team from 1986–1992.[2]

Eduardo Jorge Bacil Filho is his full name, but his nickname is "Anjinho", which is Portuguese for "little angel". He is from Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Bacil currently resides in Redondo Beach, CA and has three children.[3]


  1. ^ "Eduardo Jorge "Anjinho" Bacil Filho". Beach Volleyball Database. Archived from the original on 2016-04-09. Retrieved 2016-05-07. 
  2. ^ Tom Kendra (May 29, 2009). "Brazilian great 'Anjinho' to teach volleyball clinic in Muskegon". Retrieved 21 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bio: Anjinho Bacil". Retrieved 21 July 2012.