First Trans Player In Superliga, Tifanny Extends Contract With Bauru

  0 Liam Smith | April 12th, 2018 | Brazilian League, Brazilian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News, Pro Indoor, South American Volleyball, Women's Transfers



Tifanny Abreu made volleyball history when she became the first trans female to play in Brazil’s Superliga. Since then, she broke the competition’s single game scoring record, and has dominated the league’s offensive statistics. Such performances has drawn the ire of many teams, players, and fans, who have asked the Brazilian Volleyball Federation (CBV) to find a “solution” to the situation. Although CBV has not yet taken any action on the matter, as it will probably wait for FIVB’s future decisions, clubs have taken action by agreeing to tag Tifanny with a maximum score in Superliga’s parity system for next season, one of only two players who are not Olympic gold medalists, but yet were singled out with the distinction.


After a very successful first season with Bauru, which from now will be called Sesi Bauru after joining forces with the former Sesi-SP team, Tifanny Abreu has agreed on an extension with the club through the end of the 2018-19 season. Here is the athlete’s official statement (

“The first reason that made me choose to renew my contract was the warm welcomed I had here, all the affection of the fans, the city, and the way they all treated me and protected me from all the controversies that arose. Everyone was with me from start to finish and they were a family to me. And since I really liked it here, I wanted to continue on the team.

Sesi is a heavyweight team, and one of the great Brazilian forces, not only in sports, but also in education and in many other areas. Therefore, it will be a great pride to defend Sesi-Bauru in the competitions that we will have in the new season. I also believe in the technical committee and the board of directors to set up a strong and competitive team so that we can reach the best positions. I thank the staff of Sesi and Voôlei Bauru who believed in my work.”

Tifanny finished the season leading Superliga with a 5.4 points per set average. In all, she scored 308 points in 14 matches, a 22 points pert game average. She now anxiously awaits a call up from the Brazilian national team.

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VOCÊ QUER PORRADA? Então terá na temporada 2018/19 com Tiffany no Sesi Vôlei Bauru. Como já noticiado há alguns dias, nossa oposta confirmou o acerto com a equipe que é a junção do Sesi com o Vôlei Bauru. A jogadora que tinha outras propostas optou ficar em Bauru onde foi muito bem acolhida e lhe deu a oportunidade. Novos desafios estão por vir!!! #GoSesiBauru #SesiLoco #SomosGuerreiros #TOSG

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TIFANNY FICA NO SESI VÔLEI BAURU! Agora é oficial! A oposta Tifanny, um dos grandes destaques da Superliga 2017/2018 (308 pontos em 14 jogos!), renovou seu contrato com a nova equipe do Sesi Vôlei Bauru e vai continuar no time na temporada 2018/2019. #VaiSesiVôleiBauru!

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