Giba is arguably the most recognized volleyball player among the fans all over the world. Giba and his superb Brazilian men's national team have virtually won everything since year 2001. His charisma and energy combined with the finest volleyball skills make him likable player everywhere. Giba is a fairly short outside hitter (192 cm, 6'4) in today's volleyball, but replaces the missing reach with great skills and leadership which have contributed to make the Brazilian National Team of 2000's one of the best volleyball teams teams ever.