Giba suffered from leukemia as a child. He started playing volleyball when he was 12. His first official tournament on the national team was South American Championships 1995. In 2002, at the height of his fame, in his organism marijuana was detected. He was disqualified for a few months. The biggest punishment for him was sullying his spotless reputation. He wanted to explain it in several interviews. Finally he decided to take part in the anti-drug campaign conducted by Brazilian federation of volleyball. He decided also to admit to smoking. He declared that he won't do it anymore. In 2003 he returned to the team with tarnished reputation and out of shape. He was just a reserve player. Breakthrough came in the final match of World League 2003 against Yugoslavia in Madrid. At the beggining Brazil was loosing so Rezende decided to put Giba into the court. Rezende hit the jackpot. Brazil started playing well and won in incredible tie-break 31:29. Giba seal the victory by his incredible last attack in that game. He is the most recognized volleyball player in the world. He was MVP of The Olympics 2004, World Championships 2006 and World Cup 2007. After his last match he said: "I am leaving national team, but I'm so proud that I could be with this team for 20 years, with this boys, with this coach". added 21:51 11/03/2012 in Players, place 37/13095
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Gilberto Amauri de Godoy Filho
Gilberto Amauri de Godoy Filho (Giba)
Height: 192cm
Weight: 85kg
Spike: 325cm
Block: 312cm
» Comments (29)
xandreopoulos GR 3 years ago
giba is the reason i started playing volleyball
Radko BG 5 years ago
one of the gods in this sport , maybe he is the greatest ...
yasser EG 5 years ago
Great player
jaymon112 AU 6 years ago
How the hell does his get that arm-speed? Incredible. An old-school player, not many of them left. Gonna miss him when he retires.
jangoo PK 6 years ago
giba is greet player of volleball.
GavottoVisotto PL 6 years ago
He's technics and dynamics are wonderful Wow
fadel BH 6 years ago
1:38 i love this block
Rachel BR 6 years ago
How to say goodbye to him after London 2012?? Giba fans are not ready my opinion, the jersey number 7 of Brazil shouldn't be worn again after his retirement from the national team...
qsek PL 6 years ago
And i still don't believe that his spike reach is only 325!
Berny SK 6 years ago
Giba, the first profi player, I have ever heard. He wrote very deeply into my mind.
NightFox BG 6 years ago
Exilia - Cant Break Me Down
qsek PL 6 years ago
Fantastic video and of course player. What is the name of song?
camnow PL 6 years ago
Nothing more nothing less just Giba
gienia111 PL 6 years ago
EPINEPHRINEable BG 6 years ago
Legend !
leardfazliu123 MK 6 years ago
GIBA is the best in history!!!
RenanZ BR 6 years ago
PS: Forgot something:

GIBAAAA NELEESSSSS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hanes233 EE 6 years ago
One of the first guy who people think of when they hear the word volleyball, a true volleyball icon, the backbone of Brazil.
javad IR 6 years ago
Wilfredo_is_Marshall RS 6 years ago
I love the HD quality. I also like the slow motion clips in the beginning. Music is okay. But, overall it is a great video and a definite thumbs up.

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