Wallace de Souza

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Wallace de Souza
Wallace de Souza Rio 2016.jpg
de Souza at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Wallace Leandro de Souza
Nationality Brazilian
Born (1987-06-26) 26 June 1987 (age 31)
São Paulo, Brazil[1]
Height 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in)
Weight 87 kg (192 lb)
Spike 365 cm (144 in)
Block 348 cm (137 in)
Volleyball information
Position Opposite
Current team Funvic Taubaté
Number 8
National team
2009–Brazil
Last updated: 17 September 2017

Wallace de Souza (born 26 June 1987)[2] is a Brazilian volleyball player, who competes for Vôlei Taubaté and the Brazilian national team. In 2007 Wallace won the U-20 World Championship with the Brazilian national team. Playing for Vôlei Futuro he was considered one of the best players of the Superliga 08/09 and was elected the best server. His good performances took him to Sada Cruzeiro (MG). Right after, in 2010, he won the World League title. In 2011, he won a gold medal at the Pan American Games and finished the season with the World Cup bronze medal. He won silver medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics and at the 2014 FIVB World League, where he was elected the best opposite spiker of the tournament. In 2015, he had a surgery on his back that put him out of the national team for the whole season. In 2016, with the Brazilian national volleyball team, he finished second in 2016 Volleyball World League and became Olympic champion in 2016 Olympic Games.

Clubs[edit]

Honours[edit]

Sada Cruzeiro
Brazilian national team

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wallace de Souza. cob.org.br
  2. ^ "Wallace de Souza". London2012.com. Archived from the original on August 26, 2012. Retrieved August 12, 2012.
Awards
Preceded by
-
Best Opposite Spiker of
FIVB World Grand Champions Cup

2013
Succeeded by
United States Matt Anderson
Preceded by
Italy Osmany Juantorena
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB Club World Championship

2013
Succeeded by
Russia Dmitry Muserskiy
Preceded by
Bulgaria Tsvetan Sokolov
-
Serbia Aleksandar Atanasijević
Best Opposite Spiker of
FIVB World League

2014
2016
2017
Succeeded by
Serbia Aleksandar Atanasijević
-
Not Awarded
Preceded by
-
Best Opposite Spiker of
Olympic Games

2016
Succeeded by
TBD