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Maria Clara Salgado:
 
Maria Clara Salgado Rufino
Brazil  
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: FIVB
Birth Date May 6, 1983 (34 years old)
Home Town Rio de Janeiro
Resides Rio de Janeiro
Height 5'9"
  Best Finish Winnings
United States 3rd $11,400
   AVP 3rd $11,400
International 1st (3 times) $532,400
   FIVB 1st (2 times) $530,350
   FIVB AGWC 1st $0
   FIVB C&S 2nd $2,050
Overall 1st (3 times) $543,800
 
Bio Bits

Maria Clara has been playing with her sister (Carolina Salgado) since January 2003.  The sisters are coached by mother (Isabel), who competed six seasons on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour with 26 starts, one gold medal, six podium placements and eight "final four" finishes.  Maria Clara has been playing Volleyball since 12 as she competed for five years indoors with Flamengo.  In 2000, Maria Clara competed in her first SWATCH-FIVB World Tour event with Beach Volleyball legend Jackie Silva as the pair finished fifth in Fortaleza, Brazil. Maria Clara claimed three medals at the SWATCH-FIVB U-21 World Championships with three different partners, including a 2003 bronze with Carolina in Saint Quay Portrieux, France.  Maria Clara teamed with Shaylyn Bede to win the inaugural U-21 world title in 2001 at Le Lavandou, France.  Maria Clara was third in the 2002 U-21 finals with Talita Antunes in Catania, Italy.  Maria Clara and Carolina became the first daughters of a SWATCH medalist (Isabel) to capture a podium berth when they placed third at the 2005 season finale in Cape Town, South Africa.  Maria Clara has also practiced ballet, gymnastics and piano.  The Salgado's brother (Pedro) has competed on the SWATCH-FIVB World Tour along with winning bronze medals at three FIVB challenger/satellite events.  He also captured the 2002 SWATCH-FIVB U-18 World Championship along with placing third in the 2004 U-21 event with two different partners.

 
 
Awards
 
  • AVP Newcomer of the Year 2017
  • FIVB Best Server 2008, 2009
 
Career Summary
 
United States
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th CQ
2017 AVP 8 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 $11,400.00 1,376.0 21st 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  8
(652nd)
0 0 1 0 1 1 0 $11,400.00
(209th)
1,376.0   2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th CQ
2000 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 $3,500.00 102.0 85th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 FIVB AGWC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2001 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $1,500.00 36.0 130th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 FIVB AGWC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 2.0 268th 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2003 FIVB AGWC 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 $0.00     0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 FIVB C&S 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 $2,050.00 27.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $2,750.00 72.0 109th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2005 FIVB 13 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 $20,675.00 480.0 65th 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
2006 FIVB 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 $19,875.00 790.0 51st 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 21st 25th 29th 33rd 57th CQ
2007 FIVB 17 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 $45,850.00 1,680.0 22nd 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5
2008 FIVB 18 1 0 3 2 2 0 3 $72,850.00 2,545.0 8th 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3
2009 FIVB 13 0 0 1 0 4 1 3 $44,150.00 1,690.0 19th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2010 FIVB 15 0 0 3 1 2 1 5 $68,600.00 2,460.0 11th 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 FIVB 15 0 1 0 0 4 0 6 $65,800.00 2,430.0 13th 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 FIVB 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 $14,300.00 520.0 66th 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 6
2013 FIVB 13 1 2 3 0 1 0 4 $80,500.00 3,250.0 3rd 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
2014 FIVB 11 0 1 0 2 1 0 3 $54,250.00 1,820.0 29th 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
2015 FIVB 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 $35,750.00 1,355.0 47th 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  153
(9th)
3
(40th)
5 13 6 22 3 42 $532,400.00
(21st)
19,259.0   5 13 0 5 0 3 1 32
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  161
(42nd)
3
(147th)
5 14 6 23 4 42 $543,800.00
(38th)
20,635.0   7 13 2 5 1 3 1 32
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 8/26/2001 FIVB AGWC Le Lavandou Shaylyn Bede    
2 9/7/2008 FIVB Myslowice Carolina Salgado 4 $14,000
3 8/25/2013 FIVB Moscow Carolina Salgado 3 $16,500
 

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