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Marcio Araujo:
 
Márcio Henrique Barroso Araújo
Brazil  
    
 
Vital Statistics
 

Photo: FIVB
Birth Date October 12, 1973 (41 years old)
Home Town Fortaleza
Resides Fortaleza
Height 6'4"
  Best Finish Winnings
International 1st (21 times) $1,039,738
   FIVB 1st (20 times) $1,037,488
   FIVB C&S 1st $2,250
Overall 1st (21 times) $1,039,738
 
Bio Bits

Beach Bits:
• Marcio collected his first three FIVB World Tour victories in Brazil in 2000 and 2002, but as of the start of the 2012 season has yet to win another gold medal in his home country.
• Marcio and Benjamin Insfran set an FIVB record in Gstaad in 2002 by playing in 12 matches, beginning with the country quota and after 11 straight match wins, ending with a loss in the gold medal match.

Marcio Araujo began playing Beach Volleyball in 1996. Marcio Araujo and Fabio Magalhaes won the 2005 SWATCH-FIVB World Championship. After losing their first match in Berlin, Fabio and Marcio Araujo won nine-straight matches to claim the gold medal to give Brazil its fourth SWATCH-FIVB World Championship in five events. For the 2005 and 2006 SWATCH-FIVB World Tour seasons, Marcio Araujo and Fabio won seven gold medals in 28 international starts together with a 157-39 match record (80.1%) with 17 medals and 19 "final four" finishes. Marcio Araujo has been a part of the top team on the Circuito Banco do Brasil tour with two different partners in 2000 with Benjamin Insfran and in 2005 with Fabio. Considered as one of the top defensive players in the world, Marcio Araujo is married (Renata) and has a daughter (Mirela, 5). His father is in the theater and his mother works for the government. Marcio Araujo has two brothers (Carlos Andre and Fábio Araújo) and one sister (Luiza Helena). Fábio Araújo captured a FIVB medal at a 2004 satellite event in Argentina with Rodrigo Monteiro. Marcio Araujo enjoys surfing and skating. Marcio Araujo also plays the drums.

2011: Marcio and Ricardo played seven times together, advancing to three semifinals. The duo won one tournament and placed second in the World Championships in Rome. Marcio ended the year playing in five tournaments with former partner Banjamin Insfran, winning once.
2010: Marcio played in the first tournament with Joao Maciel, losing in the qualifier, then Marcio began playing with Ricardo Santos. In their first five events together the duo had a best of fifth, but also were eliminated from two country quotas. In their last five tournaments together, the duo advanced to the semifinals each time, winning a silver and two bronzes.
2009: Marcio and Fabio had a best of third, in the season opener, marking the first time since 2001 that Marcio did not win a tournament. The duo placed fifth in the World Championships in Stavanger.
2008: Marcio and Fabio won just two medals, winning a gold before claiming a silver medal in the Beijing Olympics.
2007: Marcio and Fabio advanced to 10 semifinals, winning three golds, a silver and five bronzes. They finished ninth in the World Championships in Gstaad. For the third straight year the duo placed second in the season points race.
2006: Marcio and Fabio won the season opener, one of four gold medals on the year. The duo had a stretch of six consecutive appearances in title matches, winning three straight in that span. They won a total of eight medals but again finished as the second ranked team in terms of season points.
2005: Marcio formed a new partnership with Fabio Luiz Magalhaes, and in their first event together the duo went undefeated through the country qualifier, the qualifier and the main draw without losing a single set in winning the gold medal. In their next two events they won a bronze and then a gold in the World Championships in Berlin after dropping their first match and winning nine straight matches. On the year the new partnership yielded three golds, three silvers and three bronzes. Marcio and Fabio finished second in the FIVB season points championship, losing by just 12 points (5108 to 5096).
2004: Marcio and Benjamin won one gold and one bronze in their four semifinal appearances. The duo placed ninth in the Athens Olympics
2003: Marcio and Benjamin won three events to go with a silver and a bronze. The bronze came in the season finale, the World Championships in Rio de Janeiro. They finished second in the season points race for the second straight year.
2002: Marcio revived his partnership with Benjamin.beginning the year with a 57th-place finish, the lowest ever for the duo. In the next event, they won 11 straight matches, beginning with the country quota, before finally losing in the gold medal match. They would win three more medals that season, including two silvers and a gold in the season finale, and ended as the FIVB second-ranked team in season points.
2001: Marcio played twice with Adriano Garrido, starting the year off with a ninth-place finish but the duo lost in the qualifier playoff in the next event. Marcio and Luizao Correa played three times, losing in qualifier playoffs each time. He then reunited for one tournament with Benjamin, placing 33rd.
2000: For the first time, Marcio began playing full time on the FIVB Tour. He and Banjamin won the season opener as well as the season finale, with both of the wins coming in Brazil. In between, the pair won three silvers and a bronze. They ended the year fourth in the FIVB season points ranking.
1999: Marcio formed a partnership with Benjamin Insfran, and in their first tournament together the duo won an FIVB Challenger event. The pair also placed seventh in an FIVB event in Brazil.
1998: Marcio and Castro lost in the qualifier of the only FIVB World Tour event the duo played in, but did finish 17th in an FIVB Challenger event.
1997: Marcio and Castro played in two qualifiers in Brazil, falling short of the main draw both times.
1996: Marcio began his international beach volleyball career with a tournament in Brazil, finishing 17th with Reis Castro.

Olympics:
• In the 2008 Beijing Olympics Marcio qualified with Fabio Luiz Magalhaes as the fourth seed. The pair went 2-1 in pool play, then won both matches in bracket play as well as the semifinals. They lost to the USA's Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers in the finals, winning the Silver Medal.
• In the 2004 Athens Olympics Marcio qualified with Banjamin Insfran as the second seed. They finished 2-1 in pool play, then lost in the first round of bracket play, placing ninth. 
 
 
Awards
 
  • FIVB Best Defensive Player 2005
  • FIVB Best Setter 2006, 2007, 2008
 
Career Summary
 
 
International
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
1996 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $750.00 30.0 152nd 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 FIVB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 18.0 183rd 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
1998 FIVB C&S 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $250.00 6.0   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 $0.00 14.0 214th 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1999 FIVB C&S 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 $2,000.00 30.0   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 FIVB 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 $3,000.00 85.0 91st 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 FIVB 13 2 3 1 1 2 0 0 $76,000.00 1,449.0 7th 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
2001 FIVB 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $2,750.00 146.0 79th 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
2002 FIVB 10 1 3 0 1 2 0 1 $50,162.50 982.0 5th 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2003 FIVB 10 3 1 1 1 2 0 1 $86,750.00 1,618.0 3rd 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Season Assoc Played 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 7th 9th Money Points Rank 13th 17th 25th 33rd 37th 41st 57th CQ
2004 FIVB 10 1 0 1 2 3 2 1 $64,500.00 1,315.0 12th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 FIVB 14 3 3 3 0 2 1 2 $145,350.00 2,548.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 FIVB 14 4 3 1 2 3 0 1 $149,500.00 3,690.0 3rd 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 FIVB 15 3 1 5 1 0 1 2 $135,450.00 3,440.0 3rd 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 FIVB 15 1 1 0 2 3 0 3 $57,350.00 2,020.0 20th 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0
2009 FIVB 11 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 $34,650.00 1,282.0 25th 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
2010 FIVB 11 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 $61,025.00 1,905.0 15th 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
2011 FIVB 12 2 1 0 1 3 0 5 $99,550.00 2,720.0 8th 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 FIVB 11 0 2 1 1 1 0 4 $65,700.00 2,040.0 9th 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2014 FIVB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 $5,000.00 280.0 138th 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total
(Rank)
  162
(12th)
21
(6th)
19 16 14 24 5 25 $1,039,737.50
(3rd)
25,618.0   4 10 6 10 1 1 1 5
 
 
 
 
Overall
Total
(Rank)
  162
(66th)
21
(26th)
19 16 14 24 5 25 $1,039,737.50
(17th)
25,618.0   4 10 6 10 1 1 1 5
 
Red denotes ranked 1st
 
Victory List
 
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
1 6/27/1999 FIVB C&S Cagliari Benjamin Insfran 19 $2,000
2 1/23/2000 FIVB Guarujá Benjamin Insfran 5 $13,000
3 12/3/2000 FIVB Vitória Benjamin Insfran 5 $13,000
4 10/6/2002 FIVB Fortaleza Benjamin Insfran 2 $11,250
5 6/22/2003 FIVB Gstaad Benjamin Insfran 1 $11,000
6 8/3/2003 FIVB Klagenfurt Benjamin Insfran 5 $20,000
7 9/7/2003 FIVB Mallorca Benjamin Insfran 5 $11,000
8 7/18/2004 FIVB Marseille Benjamin Insfran 4 $20,750
9 6/12/2005 FIVB Zagreb Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 7 $16,000
10 6/26/2005 FIVB Berlin Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 2 $31,000
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
11 11/27/2005 FIVB Cape Town Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 2 $16,000
12 5/27/2006 FIVB Shanghai Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 2 $16,000
13 7/16/2006 FIVB Montréal Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 2 $16,000
14 7/23/2006 FIVB St. Petersburg Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 2 $16,000
15 7/30/2006 FIVB Paris Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 2 $21,150
16 5/27/2007 FIVB Roseto degli Abruzzi Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 3 $16,000
17 7/1/2007 FIVB Stavanger Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 13 $21,750
18 7/15/2007 FIVB Berlin Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 3 $21,750
19 7/20/2008 FIVB Marseille Fabio Luiz Magalhaes 7 $14,000
20 7/3/2011 FIVB Stavanger Ricardo Santos 3 $21,750
Victory Date Assoc Location Partner Seed Winnings
21 8/21/2011 FIVB Ĺland Benjamin Insfran 5 $15,000
 

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