Fabiana de Oliveira

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Alvim and the second or paternal family name is de Oliveira.
Fabiana de Oliveira
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Personal information
Full name Fabiana Alvim de Oliveira
Nickname Fabi
Nationality Brazil
Born (1980-03-07) 7 March 1980 (age 37)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Height 1.66 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 56 kg (123 lb)
Volleyball information
Position Libero
Current club Unilever
National team
2002–2013 Brazil
Last updated: 2012

Fabiana "Fabi" de Oliveira (born 7 March 1980 in Rio de Janeiro) is a volleyball player from Brazil who win the gold medal at the 2008 and 2012 Summer Olympics.


Fabiana started playing volleyball at the age of 13, specializing in defense - and later the libero position - due to her short height. De Oliveira was first called up to the Brazil women's national volleyball team in 2002, under coach Marco Aurélio Motta. She lost her place under his replacement, José Roberto Guimarães, and only returned to being a mainstay of the team in 2005. At the 2007 Pan American Games, held in Rio de Janeiro, de Oliveira and the Brazilian team won the silver medal.[1]

One year later de Oliveira won the gold medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, and was chosen as the best libero of the tournament.[2]

At the 2011 Pan-American Cup, de Oliveira was given the "Best Receiver" award,[3] also winning the gold medal with her national team.[4]

Oliveira was part of the national team who won the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico.[5] She was also part of the Brazilian team that won the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She also took the 2013 South American Championship with her national team, winning the Best Libero award.[6]

Oliveira won the silver medal at the 2013 Club World Championship, playing with Unilever Vôlei.[7]

During the 2015 FIVB Club World Championship, Oliveira played with the Brazilian club Rexona Ades Rio and her team lost the bronze medal match to the Swiss Voléro Zürich.[8]





  1. ^ "Brazil wins 1st gold in women's volleyball". CBC Sports. August 23, 2008. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  2. ^ "Brazilian Women win gold in style as they drop just one set throughout Olympic Volleyball Tournament; Paula Pequeno is MVP". FIVB. August 23, 2008. Retrieved 2012-08-01. 
  3. ^ NORCECA (2011-07-09). "Brazilian Sheilla Castro the MVP of the Pan Am Cup". Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  4. ^ Confederación Sudamericana de Voleibol (2011-07-10). "Copa Panamericana Femenina: Brasileñas son nuevas reinas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  5. ^ FIVB (2011-10-20). "Brazil wins fourth Pan Am Games gold medal". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  6. ^ "SUDAMERICANO FEMENINO: Brasil, Argentina y Perú se consagraron los mejores del Continente" (in Spanish). Ica, Peru: CSV. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  7. ^ "Vakifbank Istanbul fly to first Women's Club World Champs title, China claim bronze". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. 2013-10-13. Retrieved 2013-10-13. 
  8. ^ "Volero get it right on third try". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. 10 May 2015. Retrieved 11 May 2015. 

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Preceded by
Italy Paola Cardullo
Best Libero of
Olympic Games

Succeeded by
Dominican Republic Brenda Castillo
Preceded by
Brazil Paula Pequeno
Most Valuable Player of
South American Championship

Succeeded by
Brazil Sheilla Castro
Preceded by
Best Libero of
South American Championship

Succeeded by
Argentina Marianela Robinet
Colombia Camila Gómez
Preceded by
China Zhang Xian
Best Libero of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
Japan Yūko Sano
Preceded by
Serbia Silvija Popović
Best Libero of
FIVB Club World Championship

Succeeded by