Phil Dalhausser Wins 37th FIVB World Tour Event, Ranks 3rd All-Time

  0 Braden Keith | August 27th, 2017 | Beach, FIVB Majors Series, FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach, Video


With his 3rd FIVB World Tour win of the season on Saturday at the $800,000 FIVB World Tour Finals, American Phil Dalhausser, who is 37 now but didn’t win his first event until 26, has 37 career World Tour. The $100,000 payday divided by he and partner Nick Lucena brings Dalhausser up to $2,306,260 according to, which ranks him 4th on the all-time list across all tournaments.

Dalhausser’s late start on the beach (after time spent, among other things, working for a company that paints highway stripes in Florida) means that he’s gotten to 3rd on the list in far fewer tournaments that the players ahead of him. On average, he’s won 1 out of every 2.89 events he’s played in.

The 15 winningest players in World Tour history are all Brazilians or Americans, will Dalhausser and former partner Todd Rogers actually being the only Americans to infiltrate that list. Many of the great American players in history, like Karch Kiraly, played almost exclusively on the AVP Tour – especially in its heyday in the early 90s, where Kiraly was making well over $400,000 a year in prize money alone most seasons.

The next most wins by an active player on the FIVB World Tour is Alison Cerutti of Brazil with 22 wins. Cerutti, along with partner Bruno Oscar Schmidt, are the defending Olympic Champions.

Top 5 FIVB World Tour winners

  1. Emanuel Rego, Brazil – 76 wins in 255 events
  2. Ricardo Santos, Brazil – 55 wins in 227 events
  3. Phil Dalhausser, United States – 37 wins in 107 events
  4. Ze Marco de Melo, Brazil – 26 wins in 94 events
  5. Marcio Araujo, Brazil – 20 wins in 168 events

Top 5 Money – All Major Tournaments

  1. Karch Kiraly, United States – $3,202,989
  2. Emanuel Rego, Brazil – $2,693,463
  3. Kent Steffes, United States – $2,563, 541
  4. Phil Dalhausser, United States – $2,306,260
  5. Todd Rogers, United States – $2,177,607

Below, watch an interview with Dalhausser and Lucena after winning gold in Hamburg on Sunday.


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