AtivaClube not yet officially confirmed, but the city of Sao Paulo should be represented in next year of Superliga with Giba, Gustavo, Rogrigao and Marcelinho.
This is a great news for the Brazilian volleyball. The Clube Pinheiros is creating “superteam” for the next season with nothing less than Giba, setter Marcelinho and centrals Gustavo, Rodrigao.
With Giba, Gustavo and Rodrigao the 2009/10 Superliga win much in prestige and promise to be even more balanced, as the competition has other stars from the Brazilian National Team. Dante, who also returned from Russia to defend the Santander/San Bernardo. The three players have signed a pre-contract of three years and lack only the official confirmation from the club to be announced. The presentation of the team will be on June 22.
For now, all are pending, but Gustavo already celebrating the return to near family. “For me, it fell from the sky. If this happen I will be very, very happy. Last year I was very close to sign. I was really flattered and tempted to return. That was one of the reason in my decision. This proposal seems that was an angel who did it to me. Fell from the sky”, said Gustavo, which had been eight seasons in Europe.
Giba is also eight years in Europe, the last years in Iskra Odintsovo, Russia. Last year, his intention was to return to the Brazilian volleyball league, but he has received no proposal. Rodrigao is still negotiating renewal in Macerata and negotiating with Perugia. After leaving the Unisul Marcelinho also accepted the proposal of the club and is the brain of the team in the next season.