Salonpas Cup

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The Salonpas Cup (sometimes called Torneio Internacional de Vôlei Feminino or Women's Volleyball International Cup) created by DeBrito Propaganda for Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical is an international women's volleyball club cup competition played annually in Brazil by clubs from several countries, supported by the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation[1] and recognized by FIVB (Fédération Internationale de Volleyball).[2] The competition is named after Salonpas, a product made by the Japanese company Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Inc, which is the tournament's sponsor.[1]

Competition format[edit]

In 2008, the six participating clubs play against each other once. The four best placed teams qualify to the semifinals, when the first placed team play against the fourth placed team and the second placed team play against the third placed team. The winners play the final and the losers plays the third-place playoff.[3]

Participating teams[edit]

Below is a list of the participating teams, year by year:[4]

2001 edition[edit]

2002 edition[edit]

  • Hisamitsu Springs (Japan)
  • Washington D.C. (United States)
  • La Rochete France (France)

2003 edition[edit]

  • Hisamitsu Springs (Japan)
  • Sucre Team (Bolivia)
  • Boricuas Club Team (Puerto Rico)
  • Dames Volley Avo Melsle (Belgium)

2004 edition[edit]

  • Club de Regatas Lima (Peru)
  • Habana Club (Cuba)
  • USC-Munster (Germany)

2005 edition[edit]

  • All Stars Belgian (Belgium)
  • Habana Club (Cuba)
  • Club Proyecto Nacional (Dominican Republic)

2006 edition[edit]

2007 edition[edit]

2008 edition[edit]

List of champions[edit]

Salonpas Cup
Year Host Champions Score Runners-up
2001 Salvador, Brazil Brazil
BCN/Osasco
- Italy
Club Italia Ravena
2002 Fortaleza, Brazil Brazil
BCN/Osasco
3–2 Brazil
MRV/Minas
2003 João Pessoa, Brazil
Natal, Brazil
Recife, Brazil
Brazil
Blue Life/Pinheiros
3–2 Brazil
ACF/Campos
2004 São Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Rexona/Ades
3–0 Brazil
Finasa/Osasco
2005 São Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Finasa/Osasco
3–0 Brazil
Rexona-Ades
2006 São Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Rexona/Ades
3–0 Brazil
Finasa/Osasco
2007 São Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Rexona/Ades
3–1 Brazil
Finasa/Osasco
2008 São Paulo, Brazil Brazil
Finasa/Osasco
3–2 Brazil
Rexona-Ades
2009 Not held

Titles by team[edit]

Club Country Titles
BCN/Osasco (now
Molico Nestlé Osasco)
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 4
Rexona/Ades (now
Unilever)
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 3
Blue Life/Pinheiros Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 1

Titles by country[edit]

Country Titles
Flag of Brazil.svg Brazil 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Apoio/Organização" (in Portuguese). Salonpas Cup official website. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  2. ^ "FIVB International Volleyball Competitions - 2007 & 2008 Calendar". FIVB official website. Archived from the original on 2007-09-08. Retrieved 2007-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Tabela de Jogos" (in Portuguese). Salonpas Cup official website. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 
  4. ^ "História do Torneio" (in Portuguese). Salonpas Cup official website. Retrieved 2008-09-27. 

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