Hélia Souza (Fofão) is certainly one of Brazil’s biggest gems to have ever graced volleyball courts all over the world. The legendary setter, who served Brazil’s NT from 1991 to 2008 with over 340 caps, played in five consecutive Olympic games, winning gold in 2008.
Fofão won frequently, at every level she played at. In all, the quiet genius and a silent leader, who never really cared for the spotlight and the media in throughout her career, retired with 6 FIVB Grand Prix titles, 6 Brazilian Superliga golds, 2 Italian A1 titles, 1 Turkish Championship, and 1 CEV Champions League title, to go along with countless MVP and best setter awards.
To commemorate her career, she was honored with a documentary inspired in her biography “Touch of Genius,” which trailer was first screened to the public during International Women’s Day commemorations in Brazil. In the video below, readers can see tidbits from the documentary, in which volleyball legends comments on Fofão’s career.
First, Fabiana Alvim talks about meeting her, then legend Ana Moser comments on how much she wanted Fofão to play with her, even when she was only an inexperienced rookie, then Bernardinho comments on how much of a reference she is to the volleyball world, among other scenes that show her family and playing days. Now, younger fans who never had the chance of seeing Fofão play, will have the chance to learn about one of volleyball’s biggest stars.