Yoandy Leal Hidalgo | Best Aсtions VNL 2019 | Brazil National Team

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Yoandy Leal Hidalgo (born August 31, 1988 in Havana) is a Cuban-born Brazilian volleyball player. He was a former member of Cuba men's national volleyball team (2007–2010) and currently is a member of Brazil men's national volleyball team (since 2019) after gained the Brazilian citizenship in June 2015. At club level he plays as a wing-spiker for Lube Civitanova.

Leal played four years with the Cuban national team, debuting at the 2007 FIVB Volleyball Men's U21 World Championship. In the 2008 World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Düsseldorf that would give a spot at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Cuba did not qualify finishing second to hosts Germany, but Leal was chosen Best Spiker and Server of the championship. His last tournament with Cuba was the 2010 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship, where Leal won the silver medal.

Still pursuing his dream of playing in the Olympics, Leal left Cuba in 2010, establishing himself in volleyball potency Brazil, at the city of Belo Horizonte. After two years not playing, Leal signed with local team Sada Cruzeiro. Soon he was a vital part of the team, winning two editions each of the Brazilian Superligas, South American Championships and FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship. Leal started his naturalization process in 2013, and in 2015 he was given the Brazilian nationality. Afterwards he contacted the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball to see how soon he could play for Brazil's national team, as team coach Bernardo Rezende already expressed interest in having Leal in the squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

2010 FIVB World League – Best Server
2013 Brazilian Superliga – Best Spiker
2013 FIVB Volleyball Men's Club World Championship – Best Spiker
2014 Brazilian Superliga – Best Spiker
2014 South American Club Championship – Best Spiker
2015 Brazilian Superliga – Most Valuable Player
2015 South American Club Championship – Best Spiker
2015 FIVB Club World Championship – Most Valuable Player
2016 Brazilian Superliga – Most Valuable Player
2016 South American Club Championship – Most Valuable Player
2016 FIVB Club World Championship – Best Spiker
2017 Brazilian Superliga – Best Spiker
2017 South American Club Championship – Best Spiker
2017 South American Club Championship – Most Valuable Player
2017 FIVB Club World Championship – Best Outside Spiker
2017–18 Brazilian Superliga – Most Valuable Player
2017–18 Brazilian Superliga – Best Spiker
2019 Memorial of Hubert Jerzy Wagner - Most Valuable Player
2019 South American Championship – Best Outside Spiker
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