Hiroshima, Japan, October 15, 2019 – Brazil opposite Alan Souza was named Most Valuable Player of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup after leading his team to an undefeated run to win the gold medal for the third time.
Alan and his teammates completed the golden run after beating Italy 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-15) to sweep the tournament at the Hiroshima Green Arena.
Alan tallied 165 points from 140 attacks, 10 blocks and 15 aces.
He was joined in the Dream Team by two members of the gold-medal winning Brazilian squad – Lucas Saatkamp as Best Middle Blocker and Thales Hoss as Best Libero.
Wilfredo Leon, who helped Poland to finish in second place also made it to the Dream Team as Best Outside Spiker, while two members each from the United States and Japan completed the Dream Team list.
USA’s Maxwell Holt won as Best Middle Blocker and Micah Christenson got the Best Setter award, while Japan’s scoring tandem of Yuki Ishikawa and Yuji Nishida bagged the Best Outside Spiker and Best Opposite awards, respectively.
2019 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Cup Dream Team
Best Outside Spikers: Wilfredo Leon (POL), Yuki Ishikawa (JPN)
Best Middle Blockers: Maxwell Holt (USA), Lucas Saatkamp (BRA)
Best Libero: Thales Hoss (BRA)
Best Setter: Micah Christenson (USA)
Best Opposite: Yuji Nishida (JPN)
Most Valuable Player: Alan Souza (BRA)
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