Brazilian transgender volleyball player extends contract

SAO PAULO — The first transgender athlete to play in Brazil's top volleyball league has extended her contract for one more season.

Tiffany Abreu's team Volei Bauru announced on Tuesday that she will stay on for one more year after playing 14 games and scoring 308 points for the Sao Paulo-based club.

She told the club's website that her decision was based on the welcoming she had from local fans and colleagues.

Abreu received authorization from the International Volleyball Federation in 2017 to play for women's teams.

She played in men's leagues until 2012 in Brazil, Portugal, France, Indonesia, Spain, France, Holland and Belgium.

In January 2016 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided that transgender athletes should be allowed to compete in international events without undergoing sex reassignment surgery.

People also read these

Meunier leads Belgium in 9-0 masterclass over...

Aug 31, 2017

Thomas Meunier orchestrated a showtime Belgium performance against the part-timers from Gibraltar...

Lukaku gives Belgium 1-0 win over Japan in...

Nov 14, 2017

Romelu Lukaku turned into Belgium's savior again and became the nation's all-time top scorer as he...

Dutch head to Winter Games led by Kramer and Wust

Dec 30, 2017

Olympic champions Sven Kramer and Ireen Wust lead strong Dutch team to the speedskating oval in...

Belgium has scandal brewing over rapper's World...

Mar 8, 2018

The Belgian football federation says it will not change its mind about choosing a rapper known for...

Belgium goes to World Cup without Nainggolan

May 21, 2018

Belgium left midfielder Radja Nainggolan out of its World Cup squad despite a standout season with...

About Us

Daily Sports Global, your guide to the best sports news on the Internet. Access to the world’s biggest sports events right here even if you’re not physically there.

Contact us: sales[at]

Subscribe Now!