Salonpas Cup

The Salonpas Cup (sometimes called Torneio Internacional de Vôlei Feminino or Women's Volleyball International Cup) created by DeBrito Propaganda for Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical is an international women's volleyball club cup competition played annually in Brazil by clubs from several countries, supported by the Brazilian Volleyball Confederation[1] and recognized by FIVB (Fédération Internationale de Volleyball).[2] The competition is named after Salonpas, a product made by the Japanese company Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Co. Inc, which is the tournament's sponsor.[1]

Competition formatEdit

In 2008, the six participating clubs play against each other once. The four best placed teams qualify to the semifinals, when the first placed team play against the fourth placed team and the second placed team play against the third placed team. The winners play the final and the losers plays the third-place playoff.[3]

Participating teamsEdit

Below is a list of the participating teams, year by year:[4]

2001 editionEdit

2002 editionEdit

2003 editionEdit

  • Hisamitsu Springs (Japan)
  • Sucre Team (Bolivia)
  • Boricuas Club Team (Puerto Rico)
  • Dames Volley Avo Melsle (Belgium)

2004 editionEdit

  • Club de Regatas Lima (Peru)
  • Habana Club (Cuba)
  • USC-Munster (Germany)

2005 editionEdit

  • All Stars Belgian (Belgium)
  • Habana Club (Cuba)
  • Club Proyecto Nacional (Dominican Republic)

2006 editionEdit

2007 editionEdit

2008 editionEdit

List of championsEdit

Salonpas Cup
Year Host Champions Score Runners-up
2001 Salvador, Brazil  
BCN/Osasco
-  
Club Italia Ravena
2002 Fortaleza, Brazil  
BCN/Osasco
3–2  
MRV/Minas
2003 João Pessoa, Brazil
Natal, Brazil
Recife, Brazil
 
Blue Life/Pinheiros
3–2  
ACF/Campos
2004 São Paulo, Brazil  
Rexona/Ades
3–0  
Finasa/Osasco
2005 São Paulo, Brazil  
Finasa/Osasco
3–0  
Rexona-Ades
2006 São Paulo, Brazil  
Rexona/Ades
3–0  
Finasa/Osasco
2007 São Paulo, Brazil  
Rexona/Ades
3–1  
Finasa/Osasco
2008 São Paulo, Brazil  
Finasa/Osasco
3–2  
Rexona-Ades
2009 Not held

Titles by teamEdit

Club Country Titles
BCN/Osasco (now
Molico Nestlé Osasco)
  Brazil 4
Rexona/Ades (now
Unilever)
  Brazil 3
Blue Life/Pinheiros   Brazil 1

Titles by countryEdit

Country Titles
  Brazil 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Apoio/Organização" (in Portuguese). Salonpas Cup official website. Archived from the original on 2007-07-27. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  2. ^ "FIVB International Volleyball Competitions - 2007 & 2008 Calendar". FIVB official website. Archived from the original on 2007-09-08. Retrieved 2007-09-10.
  3. ^ "Tabela de Jogos" (in Portuguese). Salonpas Cup official website. Archived from the original on 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2008-09-27.
  4. ^ "História do Torneio" (in Portuguese). Salonpas Cup official website. Retrieved 2008-09-27.

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