Home News Second Official Tournament organized by The National Footvolley Association (NFA) had the Miami Beach residents asking for more this weekend

Second Official Tournament organized by The National Footvolley Association (NFA) had the Miami Beach residents asking for more this weekend

Pedro Marques and Marcelo Abbondanza defended their title once again in the Pro Amateur Division

The Second Edition Miami Footvolley Open tournament was organized this past weekend by the National Footvolley Association (NFA), a Non-profit organization created in the beginning of 2017 to develop and promote footvolley throughout the nation.

The tournament kicked off on Saturday with the Pro-Amateur division, Pedro Marques and Marcelo Abbondanza defended the title they won last year. Both athletes travelled from Sao Paulo, Brazil to claim once again the trophy beating local Miami Beach resident Bruno Baiao and Ronald Ferreira in the final match. The third place winners also traveling from Brazil stayed with Daniel Nicolas and former professional soccer player Rodrigo Fabri, Rodrigo’s list of teams include powerhouse Real Madrid, Sao Paulo and Flamengo along with stints with the Brazilian National Team.

The tournament also had the Pro A Division clashing on Sunday with the favorites Lucas “Kuka” Roque and Carlinhos Paquito, two of the most victorious footvolley players in the United States taking home the trophy. Lucas who represented the USA in the Rio Olympics in 2016 and Carlos Paquito winner of the Deerfield Open Cup early last month beat the doubles players travelling from Vitoria, Brazil Rodrigo “Rei” Sartorio and Diego Nogueira.

Coming in third place of the A division play was a team formed by Footvolley legend Helinho, 8 times World Champion, 18 Times Brazilian Champion, 5 times voted best player in the world and Mario Celso a up and coming athlete in local tournaments in Brazil.

Another event Highlight came from Artist Rogerio Peixoto (R.Peixoto) represented by Clara Piquet an artist herself who presented a beautiful art piece Rogerio created for the “A” Division Winners

Miami Footvolley Open was organized by National Footvolley Association (NFA) with sponsorship support from KetLog International, Rio’s Pet Spa & Boarding, 18K Watches, who also sponsors Brazilian Soccer Legend Ronaldinho Gaúcho; ProColuna Chiropratic Care, SPS-Strategic Payment Systems , Miami FC, Dom Exclusive Hats, Planet Security USA, Silva Auto Sales and Footvolley.com.

The following is a list of events organized by NFA in 2017:


Texas Footvolley Cup – This tournament is scheduled in Houston, Texas, on the weekend of the 20th and 21st of May. This tournament will follow the same guidelines as Deerfield Beach Cups point system with up to 250 points in the NFA ranking in 2017 and will feature athletes from both Divisions A and B.

For more information please contact:

Rom Nobrega
National Footvolley Association
+1 (574) 320-5091



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