Associação Desportiva RJX

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Associação Desportiva RJX
Short name RJX
Founded 2011
Ground Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, Rio de Janeiro
Chairman Brazil Eike Batista
Manager Brazil Marcelo Fronckowiak
League Brazilian Superliga
2013–14 5th
Website Club home page
Uniforms
Home
Away
Championships
None

The Associação Desportiva RJX and thereafter RJ Vôlei is a Brazilian volleyball team based in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro state.[1] They compete in the Brazilian Superliga and were the 2012–13 national league champions.[2]

History[edit]

The team was founded in 2011 with sponsorship and support of EBX Group controlled by business magnate Eike Batista in partnership with the Government of the State of Rio de Janeiro, marking the return of a men's volleyball team in the Rio city.[1] In 2013 following the loss of the main sponsor, the club changed its name to RJ Vôlei.[3] After finishing fifth in the 2013–14 Brazilian Superliga the team withdrew from the following season due to financial troubles.[4]

Current squad[edit]

Squad as of October 21, 2012[5]

Number Player Position Height (m)
1 Brazil Bruno Rezende Setter 1.90
3 Brazil Bernardo Roese Setter 1.85
4 Brazil Thiago Sens Outside hitter 1.97
5 Brazil Paulo da Silva Opposite 1.97
6 Brazil Rafael Koettker Libero 1.84
7 Brazil Manius Abbadi Outside hitter 2.02
9 Brazil Théo Lopes Opposite 2.00
11 Brazil Thiago Soares Alves Outside hitter 1.95
12 Brazil Guilherme Santos Setter 1.95
13 Brazil Renan da Purificação Outside hitter 1.96
14 Brazil Ualas Conceição Middle blocker 2.04
15 Brazil Riad Ribeiro Middle blocker 2.05
16 Brazil Lucas Saatkamp Middle blocker 2.10
17 Brazil Athos Costa Middle blocker 2.03
18 Brazil Dante Amaral Outside hitter 2.01
19 Brazil Mário Júnior Libero 1.91

Honors[edit]

Winners (1): 2012–13
  • Campeonato Carioca
Winners (2): 2011, 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sponsored Projects >> Sports >> RJX". EBX Group. Archived from the original on 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  2. ^ "RJX beat Sada Cruzeiro to win the Finals of Brazil's Men's Superliga". FIVB. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 
  3. ^ "RJX perde patrocínio de Eike Batista e 'X' é retirado do nome" (in Portuguese). Lance!. Archived from the original on 2014-10-28. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  4. ^ "Voleisul irá disputar Superliga masculina no lugar do RJ Vôlei". Terra Networks. Retrieved 2014-11-26. 
  5. ^ "RJX >> Jogadores" (in Portuguese). voleibrasil.org.br. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 

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