Leila Barros

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This name uses Portuguese naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Gomes and the second or paternal family name is de Barros.
Leila Barros
Leila Barros 2007 cropped.jpg
Personal information
Full name Leila Gomes de Barros
Born September 30, 1971 (1971-09-30) (age 44)
Brasília, DF, Brazil
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)

Leila Gomes de Barros (born September 30, 1971 in Brasília, DF)[1] is a retired Brazilian female volleyball player. She often played as opposite hitter and attacker. She was a member of the Brazilian squad who had great success in the late 1990s and early 2000s (decade), winning the 1996 and 1998 editions of the volleyball Grand Prix and being rated the most valuable player (MVP) in each win.


Barros started competing in volleyball at the age of fifteen. She switched to beach volleyball in July 2001, but returned to the indoor courts in 2003 in order to help the Brazil women's national volleyball team to qualify for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

In the Volleyball Women's World Cups, Barros finished as runners-up in 1995 and 2003, was third placed in 1999. She also got silver medals in the 1994 World Championships. In the Olympics, her Brazilian team was 3rd in 1996 and 2000. She has also posed in several magazines and was one of the favorite players when she and the Brazilian volleyball team came to the Philippines.


  1. ^ "Leila Barros profile". Volleyball Magazine. Retrieved September 25, 2013. 
Preceded by
Maurren Maggi
Brazilian Sportswomen of the Year
Succeeded by
Daniele Hypólito
Preceded by
 Vassiliki Arvaniti (GRE)
Women's FIVB World Tour "Most Improved"
Succeeded by
 Laura Ludwig (GER)
 Tamsin Barnett (AUS)