Giba GODOY FILHO

Brazil BRA

Volleyball

  • Year of Birth
    1976

Biography

Giba GODOY FILHO

A three-time Olympic medallist, Gilberto Godoy Filho enjoyed his greatest moment at Athens 2004, where he inspired Brazil to volleyball gold.

A remarkable career

Despite badly damaging his left arm in a serious accident at the age of 10, Gilberto Amauri de Godoy Filho, commonly known as “Giba”, would go on to be considered one of the world’s greatest volleyball players during the 2000s.

The outside hitter’s CV makes for impressive reading: three FIVB World Championship titles (in 2002, 2006 and 2008), eight FIVB World League victories, two Olympic silver medals (in 2008 and 2012) and one gold (in 2004), as well as 319 international caps for Brazil.

Greek triumph

The pinnacle of the talented No7’s career will forever remain Athens 2004, where Brazil emerged as champions and he was named the Olympic volleyball tournament’s Most Valuable Player. “It was the crowning moment for a generation that had won everything there was to win since 2001,”he said.