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Fabiana Marcelino Claudino (born 24 January 1985) is a Brazilian volleyball player who made her debut for the Brazilian national team against Croatia. She captained Brazil to the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics.

Fabiana Claudino
Fabiana Marcelino Claudino.jpg
Personal information
Full name Fabiana Marcelino Claudino
Nickname Fabizona
Nationality Brazil
Born (1985-01-24) 24 January 1985 (age 32)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb)
Spike 314 cm (124 in)
Block 293 cm (115 in)
Volleyball information
Position Middle blocker
Current club Praia Clube
Number 1
National team
2003-2016 Brazil Brazil
Last updated: 13 October 2014
Fabiana Claudino
Medal record
Women's volleyball
Representing  Brazil
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Team
Gold medal – first place 2012 London Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 2006 Japan Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Japan Team
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Italy Team
World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2003 Japan Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Japan Team
World Grand Prix
Gold medal – first place 2004 Reggio Calabria Team
Gold medal – first place 2006 Reggio Calabria Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Yokohama Team
Gold medal – first place 2009 Tokyo Team
Gold medal – first place 2013 Sapporo Team
Gold medal – first place 2014 Tokyo Team
Gold medal – first place 2016 Bangkok Team
Silver medal – second place 2010 Ningbo Team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Macau Team
Silver medal – second place 2012 Ningbo Team
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2011 Guadalajara Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team
Pan-American Cup
Gold medal – first place 2006 San Juan
Gold medal – first place 2011 Ciudad Juárez
South American Championship
Gold medal – first place 2005 La Paz
Gold medal – first place 2007 Santiago
Gold medal – first place 2011 Callao
Gold medal – first place 2013 Ica
Gold medal – first place 2015 Cartagena


Personal lifeEdit

Claudino was born on 24 January 1985 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.[1]


Claudino was named Best Spiker at the 2006 World Grand Prix in Reggio Calabria, Italy, where Brazil claimed the gold medal for the sixth time at the annual competition. She represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

Fabiana was a part of the national team who won the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico.[2]

She played for Turkish professional club Fenerbahçe during the 2011–12 season.[3]

Claudino won one of the Best Middle Blockers awards during the 2013 South American Championship.[4] Her National Team won the Continental Championship qualifying to the 2013 World Grand Champions Cup and the 2014 World Championship.[5]

Claudino won the bronze medal in the 2014 FIVB Club World Championship after her team defeated the Swiss club Voléro Zürich 3-2.[6]

Claudino played with her national team,[7] winning the bronze at the 2014 World Championship[8] when her team defeated Italy 3-2 in the bronze medal match. She is the captain of the Brazilian Volleyball team. Fabiana carried the Olympic torch to President Dilma and started the relay symbol the Olympic Fabiana Claudino, Two-time Olympic (2008 and 2012), the organization of the Volleyball think the start of career the age 13 years, in Minas Gerais. " Want or not, remembered of the start of your life, since I was a girl, where start the sport and had that dream of the become a athlete and, today, be here that time historic, load “ that torch “, remember. The Athtele see the arrived from torch, how a moment historic for the Brazil and believe that he can awakened, especially on the children, the feeling about a future best through od the sport. “ The importance of symbol of torch is of a country better, from people renew ours hopes and the people believe on the children, on the new generation, that in my opinion become and make a high difference on our World ” , said the athlete.






  1. ^ "BRA / Brazil - Player's biography". Retrieved 31 Oct 2013. 
  2. ^ FIVB (2011-10-20). "Brazil wins fourth Pan Am Games gold medal". Retrieved 2011-10-20. 
  3. ^ voleybolunsesi (2011-06-12). "Fenerbahçe Acıbadem'den bir transfer daha". Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  4. ^ "SUDAMERICANO FEMENINO: Brasil, Argentina y Perú se consagraron los mejores del Continente" (in Spanish). Ica, Peru: CSV. 2013-09-22. Retrieved 2013-09-22. 
  5. ^ "USA, Brazil & Thailand earn place in FIVB Women's Grand Champions Cup". Lausanne, Switzerland: FIVB. 2013-09-23. Retrieved 2013-09-24. 
  6. ^ "Russia's Kazan capture Women's Club World championship in style". Zurich, Switzerland: FIVB. 2014-05-11. Retrieved 2014-05-11. 
  7. ^ "Team Roster – Brazil". FIVB. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "USA win first World Championship title, China and Brazil complete the podium". Milan, Italy: FIVB. 12 October 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

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Preceded by
  Rosir Calderón
Best Spiker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
  Taismary Agüero
Preceded by
  Walewska Oliveira
Best Blocker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

Succeeded by
  Foluke Akinradewo
Preceded by
  Erika Araki
Best Blocker of
Olympic Games

Succeeded by
Preceded by
  Simona Gioli
Most Valuable Player of
FIVB World Grand Champions Cup

Succeeded by
  Zhu Ting
Preceded by
  Thaísa Menezes and
  Milena Rašić
Best Middle Blocker of
FIVB World Grand Prix

2014 (with   Irina Fetisova)
Succeeded by
  Juciely Barreto and
  Christa Harmotto