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Franco Neto:
 
Franco José Vieira Neto
Brazil  
  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: FIVB
Birth Date November 11, 1966 (50 years old)
Home Town Fortaleza
Resides Rio de Janeiro
Height 6'4"
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 1st (2 times) $95,125
   AVP 1st (2 times) $95,019
   Bonus Money   $106
International 1st (16 times) $971,885
   FIVB 1st (16 times) $860,235
   Bonus Money   $111,650
Pan American 3rd $0
   PAN AM 3rd $0
Overall 1st (18 times) $1,067,010
 
Bio Bits

Franco started playing Volleyball after participating in soccer where he was a goalkeeper on his high school’s team.  After moving and learning there was not room on the soccer team at his new school, Franco starting playing Volleyball.  He began his Beach Volleyball career in 1989 and began competing on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour with long-time partner Robert Lopes.  The pair competed in the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games where they were seeded as the No. 1-seeded team.  Franco has been a part of the No. 1 team on the Brazilian domestic tour three times (1993 and 1999 with Roberto Lopes, and 2004 with Tande Ramos).

 
 
Awards
 
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd CQ
1998 AVP 20 0 3 4 1 2 3 4 0 $30,562.50     0 3 0 0 0
1999 AVP 9 1 2 0 0 1 0 4 1 $27,562.50     0 0 0 0 0
2000 AVP 10 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 $37,000.00     0 0 1 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  39
(272nd)
2
(94th)
6 5 2 5 5 9 1 $95,125.00
(104th)
    0 3 1 0 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd CQ
1990 FIVB 4 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 $6,750.00     0 0 0 0 0
1991 FIVB 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 $3,750.00     0 0 0 0 0
1992 FIVB 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 $4,725.00     0 0 0 0 0
1993 FIVB 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $14,500.00 36.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0
1994 FIVB 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $83,250.00 71.0 8th 0 0 0 0 0
1995 FIVB 16 7 2 3 0 3 1 0 0 $128,000.00 317.0 1st 0 0 0 0 0
1996 FIVB 14 3 2 0 2 1 1 5 0 $158,500.00 1,410.0 11th 0 0 0 0 0
1997 FIVB 11 0 1 0 2 2 0 2 0 $52,500.00 853.5 11th 0 1 0 3 0
1998 FIVB 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 $19,000.00 289.0 57th 0 0 0 0 0
1999 FIVB 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $8,750.00 219.0 71st 0 1 0 3 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd CQ
2000 FIVB 6 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 $15,500.00 424.0 52nd 2 0 0 2 0
2001 FIVB 7 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 $21,750.00 527.0 30th 0 2 0 1 0
2002 FIVB 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 $18,660.00 485.0 31st 0 1 3 0 0
2003 FIVB 10 1 0 0 1 2 0 5 0 $50,750.00 1,107.0 11th 0 0 1 0 0
2004 FIVB 13 1 2 2 0 2 1 4 0 $79,125.00 1,611.0 3rd 0 1 0 0 0
2005 FIVB 14 0 1 1 3 3 0 0 0 $59,125.00 1,341.0 12th 1 1 0 2 2
2006 FIVB 14 0 2 4 1 2 1 2 0 $86,800.00 2,670.0 5th 0 0 0 0 2
2007 FIVB 12 1 3 0 2 1 2 1 0 $89,950.00 2,520.0 9th 0 2 0 0 0
2008 FIVB 15 0 0 2 0 3 1 5 0 $57,600.00 2,220.0 14th 1 2 1 0 0
2009 FIVB 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 $11,500.00 440.0 79th 0 2 0 0 3
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd CQ
2010 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 15.0 235th 0 0 0 1 2
2011 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,400.00 60.0 140th 0 1 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  172
(9th)
16
(10th)
15 20 14 25 10 28 0 $971,885.00
(7th)
16,615.5   4 14 5 12 9
 
 
Pan American
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd CQ
1999 PAN AM 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  1
(23rd)
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  212
(42nd)
18
(37th)
21 26 16 30 15 37 1 $1,067,010.00
(18th)
16,615.5   4 17 6 12 9
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 8/1/1993 FIVB Enoshima Roberto Lopes   $11,000
2 2/6/1994 FIVB Rio de Janeiro Roberto Lopes   $22,000
3 9/4/1994 FIVB Fortaleza Roberto Lopes   $11,000
4 4/16/1995 FIVB Marbella Roberto Lopes   $10,000
5 5/7/1995 FIVB Clearwater Roberto Lopes   $10,000
6 7/26/1995 FIVB Pusan Roberto Lopes   $10,000
7 7/31/1995 FIVB Enoshima Roberto Lopes   $10,000
8 8/13/1995 FIVB Espinho Roberto Lopes   $10,000
9 8/26/1995 FIVB La Baule Roberto Lopes   $20,000
10 9/17/1995 FIVB Fortaleza Roberto Lopes   $10,000
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
11 2/11/1996 FIVB Rio de Janeiro Roberto Lopes   $20,000
12 6/30/1996 FIVB Marseille Roberto Lopes 3 $15,500
13 10/6/1996 FIVB Jakarta Roberto Lopes 6 $15,500
14 7/11/1999 AVP Muskegon Brian Lewis 4 $9,000
15 7/9/2000 AVP Santa Barbara Lee LeGrande 8 $8,000
16 6/29/2003 FIVB Berlin Harley Marques 8 $22,500
17 3/28/2004 FIVB Cape Town Tande Ramos 12 $13,500
18 7/22/2007 FIVB Marseille Pedro Cunha 1 $16,000
 

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