Sérgio Santos

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Sérgio Santos
Sérgio Santos Rio 2016cr.jpg
Serginho at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
Full name Sérgio Dutra dos Santos
Nickname Serginho
Nationality Brazilian
Born (1975-10-15) 15 October 1975 (age 42)
Nova Londrina, Brazil[1]
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[2]
Weight 78 kg (172 lb)[2]
Spike 325 cm (128 in)
Block 310 cm (120 in)
Volleyball information
Position Libero
Current club Corinthians/Guarulhos
Number 10
Career
Years Teams
1992–1997
1997–1999
1999–2000
2000–2004
2004–2008
2008–2010
2010–2017
2017–
SE Palmeiras
CRET São Caetano
EC União Suzano
EC Banespa
Copra Berni Piacenza
BVC São Bernardo
SESI São Paulo
Corinthians/Guarulhos
National team
2001–2016 Brazil
Last updated: 24 August 2016

Sérgio Dutra dos Santos, known as Serginho or Escadinha (born 15 October 1975) is a Brazilian volleyball player, a former member of Brazil men's national volleyball team and a player of Sport Club Corinthians Paulista restructured volleyball team, his beloved club[3], 2004 and 2016 Olympic Champion, double silver medalist of the Olympic Games (2008, 2012), World Champion (2006, 2010), multimedalist of the World League, South American Championship, World Cup and the Grand Champions Cup, 2011 Brazil Champion. In 2009 he became the first libero to be named Most Valuable Player in the history of the FIVB World League.[4]

Serginho during match of 2012 FIVB World League.
Sérgio Santos with team mates Wallace de Souza, Maurício Souza during match with France at 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The finale with Italy at 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Medal ceremony at 2016 Olympics.

Career[edit]

He is widely regarded as one of the best liberos of all time and is unquestionably the best libero of the 2000s, with more awards than any other libero. Known for his outstanding service reception and digging capabilities, teams often attempt to avoid Sergio when serving. Beyond his defensive abilities, he is also capable of running the offense as a 'second setter' if the setter is forced to make the first contact, this is in large part due to Sergio playing the setting position while growing up and subbing in as a setter for his professional club teams over the years.

Sergio is multimedialist of every volleyball tournament in 2000s, he is seven-time South American Champion and he won with Brazil every South American Championship during his whole career in national team. In 2002 and 2006 he achieved titles of World Champion, during his career he achieved 7 gold and 3 silver medals of FIVB World League. In his achievements are also medals in World Cup, World Grand Champions Cup and Pan American Games.

In 2004 he became an Olympic Champion for the first time. However, on the next two Olympics, the Brazilian national volleyball team won silver medals only.[5] Serginho semi-retired from the national team after the 2012 Olympics, and returned only for the 2015 World League,[6] after that he declined to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but was persuaded by Bernardinho to return. Bernardinho claimed that, while Serginho no longer had the agility that made him famous, he had experience and maturity to lead the team during a tournament that would certainly be rife with pressure on the Brazilian team, since they were playing on their country and coming from two losses on previous Olympics. Serginho was essential to motivate his team against France, they were losing, and on a break Serginho told his colleagues that, while they all had at least one more chance at going to the Olympics, he didn't – those would be his last Olympic Games. Eventually, Brazil won the gold medal against Italy, and Serginho was acclaimed by the cheering fans, who called him king,[7] after the match against Italy, Serginho was named the tournament's most valued player.[8] He announced after Rio finals against Italy he will play professionally for two more years.

Sporting achievements[edit]

Clubs[edit]

CEV Champions League[edit]

CEV Top Teams Cup[edit]

National championships[edit]

National team[edit]

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Serginho. Brazilian Olympic Committee
  2. ^ a b Sergio Dutra Santos. rio2016.com
  3. ^ Globo Esporte, Globo (22 June 2017). "Destaques do Corinthians no vôlei, Sidão e Serginho fazem primeiras avaliações". Globoesporte (in Portuguese). GE. Retrieved 6 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Brazil is 2009 World League champion – fivb.org – 26-07-2009
  5. ^ Escadinha. sports-reference.com
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q Sergio Dutra Santos. nbcolympics.com
  7. ^ BRAZIL MAKE TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE TOP OF THE PODIUM – fivb.org – 21-08-2016
  8. ^ RIO 2016 M: MVP award goes to Serginho! – worldofvolley.com – 21-08-2016

External links[edit]

Awards
Preceded by
?
Best Digger of
FIVB World League

2002
2003
Succeeded by
Bulgaria Teodor Salparov
Preceded by
Russia Pavel Abramov
Best Digger of
FIVB World League

2003
Succeeded by
Brazil Dante Amaral
Preceded by
Best Libero of
FIVB World Cup

2003
2007
Succeeded by
China Ren Qi
Preceded by
Serbia and Montenegro Vasa Mijić
Best Digger
Olympic Games

Athens 2004
Succeeded by
Russia Aleksey Verbov
Preceded by
Argentina Pablo Meana
Best Receiver
Olympic Games

Athens 2004
Succeeded by
Poland Michał Winiarski
Preceded by
Best Libero
Olympic Games

Athens 2004
Succeeded by
Italy Mirko Corsano
Preceded by
United States Lloy Ball
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World League

2009
Succeeded by
Brazil Murilo Endres
Preceded by
Best Receiver of
FIVB World Cup

2011
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Germany Markus Steuerwald
Best Libero
Olympic Games

Rio 2016
Succeeded by
TBD
Preceded by
Brazil Murilo Endres
Most Valuable Player
Olympic Games

Rio 2016
Succeeded by
TBD