Giovane Farinazzo Gavio (born September 7, 1970 in Juiz de Fora), known as Giovane, is a retired Brazilian volleyball coach and former player, who was a member of the Brazil men's national volleyball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain by defeating The Netherlands (3-0) in the final.
|Full name||Giovane Farinazzo Gavio|
|Born||September 7, 197049) (age |
Juiz de Fora, Brazil
|Height||1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)|
|Weight||86 kg (190 lb)|
|Spike||340 cm (134 in)|
|Block||322 cm (127 in)|
Playing as an outside hitter, Gavio competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1992. Later on he started a career in beach volleyball. As of the present day, he is the head coach of Superliga's most recent champions, SESI São Paulo. He is the only Brazilian player (and second overall, after Javier Weber) to win the Superliga both as player and coach.