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Caroline de Oliveira Saad Gattaz, better known as Carol Gattaz (born July 27, 1981), is a volleyball player from Brazil.[1] She was born in São José do Rio Preto.[1] Gattaz won the World Grand Prix three times in a row.[1][2]

Carol Gattaz
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Personal information
Full nameCaroline de Oliveira Saad Gattaz
Born (1981-07-27) July 27, 1981 (age 37)
São José do Rio Preto, São Paulo, Brazil
Height1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
Volleyball information
Current clubItambé/Minas
1998-2000São Caetano Esporte Clube
2000-2001Paraná Vôlei Clube
2001-2004São Caetano Esporte Clube
2007-2008Pieralisi Jesi
2008-2011Rio de Janeiro Vôlei Clube
2011-2012Vôlei Futuro
2012Igtisadchi Baku
2013-2014Vôlei Amil
National team


Early careerEdit

Before playing volleyball, as a teenager, Gattaz played futsal, defending her city's club América-SP, where she played as a striker. Still in high school, she started playing volleyball.[3]


Gattaz, who plays as a middle blocker,[4] started her career defending São Caetano, then moved to Rexona-Ades in 2000.[5] After leaving Rexona-Ades in 2001, she played for several clubs, before joining Finasa/Osasco in 2004, when she won the Superliga Brasileira de Voleibol, she left the club after the 2006–2007 season.[6] In 2007, she moved to Italy, where she played for Monte Schiavo, returning in the following season to Brazil, to defend Rexona-Ades again.[5] In 2011-2012 she played for Volei Futuro from Brazil.

National teamEdit

Defending the national team, she won the South American Women's Volleyball Championship in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009[2] and the World Grand Prix in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2009.[1][2]

Personal lifeEdit

Gattaz is openly lesbian.[7]





  1. ^ a b c d "Mundial de Vôlei: Perfil das jogadoras brasileiras" (in Portuguese). O Dia. October 30, 2006. Archived from the original on May 22, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c "Perfil das campeãs da Copa Pan-Americana, em Porto Rico" (in Portuguese). Planeta Vôlei. July 7, 2006. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2008.
  3. ^ "Grande Carol" (in Portuguese). IstoÉ. Retrieved November 11, 2008.
  4. ^ "Brazilians arrive for World Cup challenge". 2007 FIVB World Cups Volleyball for Men and Women. October 26, 2007. Archived from the original on June 17, 2008. Retrieved November 11, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Carol Gattaz se apresenta no Rexona-Ades" (in Portuguese). Planeta Vôlei. August 4, 2008. Archived from the original on August 23, 2008. Retrieved November 11, 2008.
  6. ^ "Superliga feminina 06/07: Finasa/Osasco vence a BrasilTelecom e é semifinalista" (in Portuguese). Confederação Brasileira de Voleibol. March 7, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2008.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Jogadoras de vôlei lésbicas protestam com humor no 'Sapabonde'". August 4, 2016. Retrieved August 27, 2016.