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13. 07. 2018

BRA M: Corinthians renew with Riad and appoint new head coach

Source: facebook.com/corinthiansguarulhos; Photo: twitter.com/RiadRibeiro

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Last season’s newcomers in the Brazilian men’s volleyball championship Superliga Corinthians-Guarulhos started to compose the roster for the 2018/19 very late compared to their rivals but nearly completed it in a short period of time.

The most important task of Corinthians leadership was to renew with a trio of highly experienced players, former members of Brazil national team. Already at the beginning of the summer transfer window, they did it with libero Sérgio Santos „Serginho“ and Sidnei Santos „Sidão“ while now the renewed with middle blocker Riad Ribeiro, a two-time FIVB Club World Championship winner, three-time CEV Champions League winner. two-time Brazilian Superliga champion, one-time Italian SuperLega winner, and one-time Italian cup winner!

Corinthians also tied middle blocker Victor Miranda „Vitão“, opposites Gabriel Cândido and Rodrigo Pinto „Rivaldo“, setter César Araújo „Cesinha“, and outside hitter Fábio Rodrigues for one more season.

The club from São Paulo state also contracted a 43-year-old setter Marcelo Elgarten (one-time world champion and World Cup winner, and five-time World League winner with Brazil national team) who came from Division 2 side Botafogo de Futebol e Regatas.

Next season, Corinthians will have the new coach. Gerson Amorim „Gersinho“ is appointed instead of Alexandre Stanzioni. Last season, Gersinho was an assistant coach in the Japanese V-League club Suntory Sunbirds.

 

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