Thaisa Menezes Brazil's Olympic Middle Blocking Super Woman

She is a two time Olympic gold medalist and has built a reputation for being one of the best middle blockers in the world during the 2000s.

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Thaisa Daher Menezes, is a female middle blocker born on 15 May 1987 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

She is a two time Olympic gold medalist and has built a reputation for being one of the best middle blockers in the world during the 2000s.

  Volleyball Player Profile Thaisa Menezes

Thaisa Menezes Volleyball Accomplishments

Thaisa Menezes Volleyball Player Profile of an 
Olympic Volleyball Player

A member of the first Olympic women's team in history to win three gold medals in three consecutive Olympic Games.

  • 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona - Gold
  • 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta - Gold
  • 2000 Olympic Games - Gold

Thaisa Menezes
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Brazilian Volleyball Player

World Championship Experience

2002-joined the Junior South American Championships

2002-Participated in the Junior South American Championships

2003-Won the Junior World Championships

2005-Won the Junior World Championships 

2005/2007- two Superliga titles with Rexona-Ades (RJ)

Thaisa Menezes
Major International Competition

  • 2007-Pan-American Games - Silver Medal
  • 2007-World Grand Prix - Fifth Place
  • 2007-South American Championships - Gold Medal
  • 2008-Olympic Gold Medal - Brazil
  • 2008-winner of World Grand Prix
  • 2008-winner the Final Four
  • 2009-Montreux Volley Masters - Gold Medal
  • 2009-American Cup - Gold Medal
  • 2009-FIVB Grand Prix
  • 2009-South American Championships - Gold Medal
  • 2009-American Cup - Silver Medal
  • 2010-World Grand Prix - Silver Medal
  • 2010-World Championships - Silver Medal
  • 2011-Pan American Cup - Gold Medal
  • 2012-London Olympic Games - Brazil - Gold Medal
  • 2013-World Grand Prix - Gold medal

Thaisa Menezes
Volleyball Player Profile
Professional Volleyball Player

Thaisa spent the majority of her professional volleyball career playing in Brazil.                      

In 2016, she played for the top team Turkey Eczacıbaşı VitrA where during the season she suffered a devastating ankle injury in the middle of a match. But she rehabbed back to professional elite playing level and now plays in Brazil for Barueri for the 2017-18 season. 

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Individual Awards

  • 2010 FIVB World Club Championship "Best Spiker"

  • 2011 Pan-American Cup "Best Blocker"
  • 2011 World Grand Prix "Best Server"
  • 2012 Summer Olympics South American qualification tournament "Best Blocker"
  • 2012 World Grand Prix "Best Blocker"
  • 2012 South American Club Championship "Best Blocker"
  • 2013 FIVB Club World Championship "Best Spiker"
  • 2013 World Grand Prix "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2013 World Grand Prix "Best Middle Blocker"
  • 2013-2014 Brazilian Women's Volleyball Superliga "Best Blocker"
  • 2014 FIVB Club World Championship "Best Middle Blocker"
  • 2016 World Grand Prix "Second Best Middle Blocker"


Brazil Minas Tênis Clube (2002 – 2005)

Brazil Rio de Janeiro Vôlei Clube (2005 – 2008)

Brazil Osasco Voleibol Clube (2008 – 2016)

Turkey Eczacıbaşı VitrA (2016 – 2017)

Brazil Hinode Barueri (2017 - Present*loan status)

2010 FIVB Club World Championship - Runner-up with Sollys Osasco

2012 FIVB Club World Championship -Champion with Sollys Nestlé Osasco

2014 FIVB Club World Championship - Runner-up with Molico Osasco

2016 FIVB Club World Championship -Champion with Eczacıbaşı VitrA

Five Fun Facts about Thaisa Menezes

Did you know that Thaisa....

Thaisa Menezes only played pro volleyball in her native country still 2016 when she made a move to play with Eczcibasi in Turkey.

Thaisa Menezes did plastic surgery on her face because the game was often filmed on a side of her face she found difficult to watch her after match videos.

Thaisa Menezes has 24 tattoos on her body and she is eager to add more.

She is often regarded as the most attractive Brazilian player off the courts.

Thaisa Menezes Volleyball Quotes and Motivational Words

Thaisa Menezes was asked how she has experienced failure in the world cup and here is what she said

How have you experienced failure at the Olympic Games?

"One learns more in defeat than in victories. Evolve and learn, always."


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World of Volley Thaisa has 24 Tattoos

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