Rosir Calderón

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Rosir Calderón
Rosir Calderón 1.jpg
Calderon in November, 2014
Personal information
Full name Rosir Calderón Díaz
Nationality Cuba/Russia
Born (1984-12-28) 28 December 1984 (age 32)
Havana, Cuba
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 70 kg (154 lb)
Spike 330 cm (130 in)
Block 325 cm (128 in)
Volleyball information
Position Outside Hitter / Opposite spiker
Current club Eczacıbaşı VitrA
Number 12
National team
2001–2008 Cuba
Last updated: May 2015

Rosir Calderón Díaz (born 28 December 1984) is a Cuban-born Russian volleyball player, who was a member of the Cuban women's national team that won the bronze medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics. In November 2014, she received Russian Sport citizenship.

Personal life[edit]

Calderón was born in Havana, Cuba, on December 28, 1984 and is the daughter of former national coach Luis Felipe Calderón[1][2] and former Morenas del Caribe World Champion[3] Erenia Díaz.[4][5] She is 189 cm (6 ft 2 in) tall and weighs 74 kilograms (163 lb).[6] She moved to Russia, getting married there[7] with a Russian.[8] In November 2014, she received her Russian sport nationality from the FIVB, in addition to her already own civil Russian passport.[9][10] She later expressed her concern about joining the Russian National team because of the hard competition to earn a spot and because she wanted to dedicate time to her family.[11]


Calderon played the 2005 FIVB World Grand Prix helping her team to reach the 4th place[12] and earning the Best Spiker award.[1] She later played the 2006 FIVB qualification championship won by her national team and she was awarded Most Valuable Player and Best Spiker.[13]

In November 2006, Calderon played the 2006 FIVB World Championship, helping Cuba to the 7th place.[14] She posted an 59.68 average of success during the tournament[15] to win the Best Spiker award and the US$50,000 reward.[16]

Calderón was one of six players included by the Cuban National Federation in an agreement with their Russian counterpart led by the head coach Nikolai Karpol, who previously visited the Island, in order to raise the Cuban technical level.[17] She played with the Russian Club Uraločka NTMK for the 2005/2006 season and finished that season as league's Best Scorer.[18]

She decided to take a break from volleyball in 2009 and gave birth in February 2010,[19] returning to the court in August 2010.[1][1]

Calderon was signed by the Swiss club Voléro Zürich in a 5 years contract in February 2011[20][21] and transferred on loan to Galatasaray in August 2011.[5]

Galatasaray played the 2011/2012 in the CEV Cup, making it to the finals where they faced the Italian club Yamamay Busto Arsizio, winning the first final series match 3-1,[22] but they lost 1-3 and lost the Golden Set to end in second place.[23]

Calderon played the 2012–13 CEV Women's Champions League with Galatasaray Daikin, finishing in fourth place after falling to Vakıfbank in the semifinals[24] and Unendo Busto in the third place match.[25] Eventough, she won the tournament's Best Spiker award.[26]

After being transfer on loan to the Russian Club Dinamo Krasnodar with a 3-year contract,[27] Calderón won the gold medal and the Most Valuable Player at the Basel's Top Volley International tournament.[28]

In December 2014, Calderon won with her club the Russian Cup, after defeating Omichka Omsk.[29] Taking the Golden Set, Calderón's Dinamo Krasnodar won the 2014–15 CEV Cup defeating the Polish club PGE Atom Trefl Sopot in Poland.[30] Shortly afterwards, the Krasnodar club received a wild card to compete at the 2015 FIVB Club World Championship.[31] After winning Rexona Ades Rio in the semifinals,[32] they lost to Eczacıbaşı VitrA in the final match.[33]






  1. ^ a b c d "Retorna la estelar atacadora Rosir Calderón al voleibol cubano". Juventud Rebelde (in Spanish). 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  2. ^ "FIVB mourns death of Cuban coach Luis Felipe Calderon". Havana, Cuba: FIVB. 2009-06-18. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  3. ^ "Six teams, six winners, in Sendai". Sendai, Japan: FIVB. 2005-07-17. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  4. ^ "Una nueva señal ofensiva". CubaHora (in Spanish). 2005-09-13. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  5. ^ a b "Rosir Calderón Díaz Galatasaray Medical Park'ta" (in Turkish). Galatasaray. 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  6. ^ CEV (2012). "Galatasaray Daikin ISTANBUL". Retrieved 2012-08-25. 
  7. ^ "Cuban star Rosir Calderon signs for Voléro ZÜRICH". 2011-02-03. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  8. ^ "Entrevista con Rosir Calderón, voleibolista cubana". RT. 2015-02-23. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  9. ^ "Росир Кальдерон больше не легионерка!" [Rosir Calderon longer legionerka!] (in Russian). 2014-10-31. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  10. ^ "One of the best spikers in the world, Rosir Calderón now eligible to play for the Russian national team". 2014-11-01. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  11. ^ "Rosir Calderon: I do not have much chance to get into the Russian team". 2014-11-18. Retrieved 2015-05-11. 
  12. ^ "Cuba finalizó cuarto en el Grand Prix" [Cuba finished fourth in the Grand Prix] (in Spanish). Sendai, Japan: NORCECA. 2005-07-18. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  13. ^ "Rosir Calderón fue la JMV en Santiago" [Rosir Calderón was the MVP in Santiago] (in Spanish). Santiago, Dominican Republic: NORCECA. 2005-08-28. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  14. ^ "FIVB Women's World Championship Japan 2006 - Final Standings". FIVB. 2006. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  15. ^ "Soto and Calderon: the best from NORCECA at the World Championships". Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: NORCECA. 2006-12-26. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  16. ^ "Melhores jogadoras do Mundial de vôlei feminino" [Best players in the women's volleyball World Championship] (in Portuguese). Osaka, Japan: UOL. AFP. 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  17. ^ "Seis estrellas del equipo femenino cubano juegan en la Liga Rusa" [Seis estrellas del equipo femenino cubano juegan en la Liga Rusa] (in Spanish). Havana, Cuba: Cubaencuentro. AFP. 2006-12-09. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  18. ^ "Calderon Rosir". FIVB. 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  19. ^ "¿Volverán los remates de Rosri Calderón?". TEVEO (in Spanish). 2010-08-10. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  20. ^ Hirzel, Fred (2011-02-22). "Rosir Calderón, une superstar à Zurich" [Rosir Calderón, a superstar in Zurich]. Le Temps (in French). Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  21. ^ "Cuban star Rosir Calderon signs for Voléro ZÜRICH". Vertex Volley. 2011-02-07. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  22. ^ "Galatasaray scores home win waiting for return final in Italy". Istanbul, Turkey: CEV. 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  23. ^ "Yamamay routs Galatasaray in return game to claim second CEV Cup title". Istanbul, Turkey: CEV. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  24. ^ "Vakifbank ISTANBUL wins thrilling Turkish duel to book final ticket". Istambul, Turkey: CEV. 2013-03-09. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  25. ^ Pasini, Gian Luca (2013-03-10). "Pallavolo. Champions: Busto chiude terza, inutile rimonta del Galatasaray di Barbolini". La Gazzetta dello Sport (in Italian). Istambul, Turkey. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  26. ^ "Vakifbank ISTANBUL wins second Champions League title with perfect record". Istambul, Turkey: CEV. 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  27. ^ "Rosir Calderon resmen Dinamo Krasnodar’da" [Rosa Calderon officially Dinamo Krasnodar] (in Turkish). 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  28. ^ "Dinamo KRASNODAR wins Top Volley International tournament in Basel". Basel, Switzerland: CEV. 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  29. ^ "Final-Thriller: the destruction of Terzic and the triumph of Krasnodar". 2News4. 2014-12-30. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  30. ^ "Dinamo Krasnodar win CEV Volleyball Cup in golden set". Sopot, Poland: FIVB. 2014-04-11. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  31. ^ "Mondiale per Club F: Wild card alla Dinamo Krasnodar" [Club World Championship F: Wild card to Dinamo Krasnodar] (in Italian). Lausanne, Switzerland: 2015-03-17. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  32. ^ "Rexona-Ades perde para Dínamo Krasnodar e fica fora da decisão do Mundial" [Rexona-Ades lose to Dynamo Krasnodar and is out of the World Decision]. R7 (in Portuguese). EFE. 2015-05-09. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 
  33. ^ "Eczacibasi reach summit of club volleyball at Zurich 2015". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. 2015-05-10. Retrieved 2015-05-12. 

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Preceded by
Cuba Yumilka Ruiz
Best Spiker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
Brazil Fabiana Claudino
Preceded by
Russia Elizaveta Tichtchenko
Best Spiker of
FIVB World Championship

Succeeded by
Russia Tatiana Kosheleva