Sheilla Castro

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Sheilla Castro
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Personal information
Full name Sheilla Tavares de Castro Blassioli
Nationality Brazil
Born (1983-07-01) 1 July 1983 (age 33)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 64 kg (141 lb)
Spike 315 cm (124 in)
Block 305 cm (120 in)
Volleyball information
Position Wing Spiker
National team

Sheilla Tavares de Castro (born 1 July 1983 in Belo Horizonte) is a volleyball player from Brazil, who represented her native country at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, in Beijing, China, and in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. On both occasions the Brazilian national team won the gold medal.


She plays as opposite in the Brazilian national team, and in Molico/Osasco. She made her debut for the national team against Colombia.

Castro was named "Most Valuable Player" at the 2006 FIVB World Grand Prix in Reggio Calabria, Italy, and at the 2009 FIVB World Grand Prix in Tokyo, Japan, with Brazil winning the gold medal both times.

At the 2011 Pan-American Cup, Castro was given the "Most Valuable Player" award,[1] also winning the gold medal with her national team.[2]

Sheilla was part of the national team who won the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico.[3]

Playing with Sollys Nestlé Osasco, Castro won the gold medal and the "Most Valuable Player" and "Best Scorer" awards in the 2012 FIVB Club World Championship held in Doha, Qatar.[4]

Castro won the "Best Opposite" award and the gold medal with her National Team in the 2013 South American Championship held in Ica, Peru.[5]

Castro won the silver medal in the 2014 FIVB Club World Championship after her club lost 0-3 to the Russian Dinamo Kazan in the championship match.[6]

Castro played with her national team,[7] winning the bronze at the 2014 World Championship[8] when her team defeated Italy 3-2 in the bronze medal match.[9]

She won the Best Opposite Spiker in the 2016 FIVB World Grand Prix.[10]






  1. ^ NORCECA (2011-07-09). "Brazilian Sheilla Castro the MVP of the Pan Am Cup". Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  2. ^ Confederación Sudamericana de Voleibol (2011-07-10). "Copa Panamericana Femenina: Brasileñas son nuevas reinas" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  3. ^ FIVB (2011-10-20). "Brazil wins fourth Pan Am Games gold medal". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  4. ^ FIVB (2012-10-19). "Trentino Diatec and Sollys Nestle crowned in Doha". Doha, Qatar. Retrieved 2012-10-19. 
  5. ^ "SUDAMERICANO FEMENINO: Brasil, Argentina y Perú se consagraron los mejores del Continente" (in Spanish). Ica, Peru: CSV. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  6. ^ "Russia's Kazan capture Women's Club World championship in style". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. 2014-05-11. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Team Roster – Brazil". FIVB. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "USA win first World Championship title, China and Brazil complete the podium". Milan, Italy: FIVB. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  9. ^ Carneiro, Leandro (12 October 2014). "Brasil passa sufoco e quase toma virada, mas conquista bronze ante Itália". UOL (in Portuguese). Milan, Italy. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Brazil win record 11th title in World Grand Prix". Fédération Internationale de Volleyball. Retrieved 11 July 2016. 

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Preceded by
Brazil Paula Pequeno
Brazil Marianne Steinbrecher
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
Netherlands Manon Flier
United States Foluke Akinradewo
Preceded by
Fabiana Murer
Brazilian Sportswomen of the Year
Succeeded by
Poliana Okimoto
Preceded by
Serbia Jovana Brakočević
Best Opposite Spiker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
Russia Nataliya Goncharova
Preceded by
Brazil Natália Pereira
United States Kelsey Robinson
Best Outside Hitter of
FIVB World Grand Prix

ex aequo United States Kimberly Hill
Succeeded by