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Marianne Steinbrecher
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Personal information
Full name Marianne Steinbrecher
Nickname Mari
Nationality Brazilian
Born August 23, 1983 (1983-08-23) (age 38)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Spike 320 cm (126 in)
Block 308 cm (121 in)
Volleyball information
Position Outside spiker
Current club Retired
Career
Years Teams
1996–1999 Rolândia/Faccar
1999–2000 Grêmio Londrinense
2000–2003 BCN/Osasco
2003–2005 Finasa/Osasco
2006–2008 Scavolini Pesaro
2008–2010 São Caetano/Blausiegel
2010–2012 Unilever Volley
2012–2013 Fenerbahçe Istanbul
2013–2014 Praia Clube
2014–2015 Molico/Nestlé Osasco
2015–2016 Jakarta Pertamina Energi
2016–2017 Vôlei Bauru
National team
2004–2012 Brazil

Marianne Steinbrecher (born August 23, 1983) is a Brazilian volleyball player, who plays as a wing spiker (basically outside hitter, occasionally opposite hitter) at Molico/Osasco. She represented her native country at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, in which she helped her country win the gold medal.

Life and career

Born in São Paulo, Steinbrecher, who is of Russian and German descent, started playing volleyball when she was 14 years old. After playing for Rolândia/Faccar and Grêmio Londrinense, she professionalized while playing for Osasco. Playing for Osasco, she won the Salonpas Cup in 2001, in 2002 and in 2005, the Campeonato Paulista in 2003, and the Superliga in 2003–04. In 2006, she left Osasco and joined Italian club Scavolini Pesaro. In 2008, she returned to Brazil to play for São Caetano/Blausiegel in the Copa Brasil. In 2010, she signed a contract with the Brazilian club Unilever Volley. She played with Fenerbahçe in the 2012 FIVB Club World Championship held in Doha, Qatar and helped her team to win the bronze medal after defeating Puerto Rico's Lancheras de Cataño 3-0.

National team

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Playing for the national team, she won the FIVB World Grand Prix in 2004, in 2006, in 2008 and in 2009. In the 2008 FIVB World Grand Prix, she was awarded the competition's Most Valuable Player (MVP). Steinbrecher participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics, in which her country finished in the fourth place, after being defeated by Cuba in the bronze medal match. In the 2007 Pan American Games, she won the silver medal, after her country was defeated by Cuba in the final. In 2008, Steinbrecher helped Brazil win the FIVB World Grand Prix, also winning the competition's Most Valuable Player award. In the same year, on her birthday, in Beijing, Steinbrecher won her first gold medal in the Olympic Games, after her country beat the United States 3–1 in the gold medal match.

Mari took part of the National Team who won the gold medal at the 2011 Pan American Games held in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Personal life

Mariane came out when the newspaper Extra reported her and her girlfriend.

Awards

Individuals

  • 2003–04 Brazilian Superliga – "Best Scorer"
  • 2003–04 Brazilian Superliga – "Best Spiker"
  • 2004–05 Brazilian Superliga – "Best Server"
  • 2006 Pan-American Cup – "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2006 Pan-American Cup – "Best Spiker"
  • 2008 World Grand Prix – "Most Valuable Player"
  • 2011 South American Championship – "Best Spiker"
  • 2015 South American Club Championship – "Best Opposite Spiker"

Clubs

  • 2001–02 Brazilian Superliga – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Vôlei Osasco
  • 2002–03 Brazilian Superliga – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Vôlei Osasco
  • 2003–04 Brazilian Superliga – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Vôlei Osasco
  • 2004–05 Brazilian Superliga – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Vôlei Osasco
  • 2007–08 Italian Serie A1 – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Scavolini Pesaro
  • 2010–11 Brazilian Superliga – Simple cup icon.svg Champion, with Unilever Vôlei
  • 2011–12 Brazilian Superliga – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Unilever Vôlei
  • 2014–15 Brazilian Superliga – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Molico Osasco
  • 2015 South American Club Championship – Gorm silver cup.jpg Champion, with Molico Osasco
  • 2012–13 Women's CEV Cup – Gorm silver cup.jpg Runner-up, with Fenerbahçe
  • 2012 FIVB Club World Championship – Med 3.png Bronze medal, with Fenerbahçe
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