History of Footvolley

Nobody will ever know who was the inventor of the game. Certainly, the pioneers of this sport were locals boys known as “silversmiths and beach rats”, led by architect and sportsman Otavio Moraes, the TATA. Those boys who came to the beach as soon as dawn and only returned home when night fell were residents of Copacabana. In 1962, in full during the dictatorship, with the police banning the practice of football and trio of passes on the beach from a set time, Octavian and his friends decided to play football using the beams (no networks) of soccer fields sand. Streaked with feet the limits of the court on both sides of the beam, so they became in blocks similar to volleyball, and players could touch the ball with his feet or his head. As in volleyball, the ball could not touch the ground within the demarcated area. This court was in front of Bolivar Street and was famous at the time, because it played a team of Olympic players and the Brazilian national football team. This network was the meeting point of all young people, residents and beach goers, who pitched their umbrellas courtside to watch the sensational games. Most footvolley pioneers was not interested in volleyball, but to wait for the Olympic players stop playing and give them an opportunity to use the ball and the goal posts to play footvolley. However, the boys were still unable to play, as still missing the essential: the ball. This is because the volleyball players refused to lend it, arguing that they would deform it with his punches. Because of this claim, the footvolley players gave up call for the ball and passed just to take it hidden. And, of course, wait until the owners come to claim her. Initially, the footvolley was played with six players, equal to volleyball, since many appeared interested in attending the “little game” as it was called. However, six on each side, the ball very slow to fall and was game uninteresting. It’s been playing in other courts and a lot of people waiting their turn. As in volleyball, players of footvolley were improving performance and started to play in pairs. When Feitosa, the great volleyball player who was part of the team of Bolivar, invented the “unpla” has gone up also playing the “unpla” of footvolley. The rules were the same as volleyball. The drawing was done by hand, it was impossible to control the ball with the feet, head or chest. Subsequently, the looting began to be made with the set pieces on the floor, being allowed back it up on a sandy mound. In 1965, Octavian took the footvolley for Joaquim Nabuco at Station 6. Ali, other pioneers were seduced by the little game, that also called “pévolei”. This name did not catch. Then dubbed “Beach Volleyball” and so came great followers as Jairzinho, SEA WITCH and FONTANA, superstars of the Brazil national football team, and many others. Already known among professional football players, who joined in mass to the new sport, footvolley was taken to Ipanema by “gringo” Doval and economist Luis Fernando Neiva, the Tanana. Then there arose a generation futevolistas and with it, the rivalry between the teams of Ipanema and Copacabana. From there came the first rules of the new sport. In 1967, Charlie Niemeyer, who edited a sports program on TV channel 110, filmed the footvolley in front of the Little Castle and our “little game” came to television and cinema. In 1968, the footvolley was taken to the Ramos Constant, spreading across the border of Copacabana, and won more changes in the rules. Then came the double and later the unplas (one player on each side). In the 1990s, the emergence of the first associations and state federations began the sport organization. In 1998, the Brazilian Confederation of Beach Volleyball (CBFv) was established in the city of Goiania (Brazil), and the first national championships were held (official) mode, highlighting great players like: Renan, eggy, Beautiful, Magrão, Marcelo, Dico, Alexandre, Guigui and others. In 2002 we carried out the Brazilian Circuit of primary male Beach Volleyball, and, from there, promoted every year in many Brazilian cities, such as Manaus (AM), Brasilia (DF), Goiânia (GO), Palmas (TO), are Luís (MA), Recife (PE), Olinda (PE), Arapiraca (AL), Vitoria (ES) and several cities in the interior of Goiás. In 2002 was founded the International Federation of Beach Volleyball – FIFV. In 2003, the sport was formalized by FIFv, performing the First World in Athens (Greece), with the participation of 18 double the following countries: Brazil, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Canada, Spain, Norway, Thailand, Austria, Germany, Holland, Uruguay, Switzerland and Greece. The eggy and Magrão Brazilian anointed officially the first global footvolley champions. In April 2004 carried out the first World Championship match in Brazil, in Brasília-DF, and the title was won by double Belo and Marcelo (DF / AL). In 2006, CBFv formalizes the Brazilian Championship in the female category, holding its first step in Goiânia (GO). The double champion was Marcinha and Lana (DF). In the same year, the CBFv held the first Brazilian championship in the lower grades (U-17), the double champion was Cicinho (PR) and Wilsinho (SC). Also in 2006, the footvolley won the world when the Paraguayan Carlos Canela and stood in second place in the World in Goiânia, vying for the title with double Belo and Marcelo, who anointed champions. In September 2006, in Brasilia, was held the first Continental Cup (South American) official. The double Dico and Alexander, of Pernambuco, became the first champion athletes of the South American continent. In 2007, I created the World Tour Beach Volleyball Male. Since then, Brazilian athletes won all international titles that competed. The inventors of the footvolley were those boys of the beams and the others who came after, who played well or badly. All are pioneers. All loved and love the sport and without them all networks would be empty without footvolley players to play. Difficult to remember all these pioneers without running the risk of committing injustice and ingratitude: RALPH, AYRTON and ADILSON Brandão (brothers), and ZÉ MARCOS (brothers), BOBBY and Tanana (brothers), and FEITOSA VITINHO (volleyball aces) CARLÃO, INDIO, OSWALDO (French), CARLSON GRACIE (the largest of all black belts), COCONUT (ace basketball) and others. Those who invented the “little game” means this fun, but for all of us, the most impressive of all acceptances was the women. All of them initiated by boyfriends or husbands, took huge disadvantage in receiving and passing, because they could not use the chest (thorax). Then they began to play using his feet and his head to be approved, go and attack the ball. Over time, the fantastic women managed to use his shoulders to replace the chest. Today, they recepcionam, go and attack with either with absolute precision shoulders. Today also they play women’s and mixed doubles tournaments. The history of this genuinely Brazilian sport is done every day, being a dynamic process. An action that is done today will be history in 20 years. You who are athlete, sportsman or just sympathetic, part of the history of Beach Volleyball with actions that take the sport to develop. Do not be a mere spectator. Be main character in the history of Beach Volleyball in Brazil, which still has many chapters to be written. This is the real history of footvolley told by Lord Octavius Sergio Morais (TATA). 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