Road to Rio

Anderson Varejão
Basketball Brazil

Anderson Varejão

Fifth place at London 2012 Olympic Games, gold at 2003 Pan-American Games Two-times Copa America winner (2009, 2005), South American champion (2003) and Euroleague champion (2003)
Full name: Anderson França Varejão Date and place of birth: 28 September 1982 - Colatina (ES), Brazil
Height: 2.1m Weight: 125kg

Trivia

A sporting family Anderson’s brother, Sandro Varejão, also played for the Brazilian national team, and his father played basketball professionally NBA Varejão has played in the North American league since 2004, with the Orlando Magic and Cleveland Cavaliers
Big hair Cavaliers fans pay homage to his hairstyle on ‘Wig Night’ inside the arena Favourite food Rice, beans, steak, french fries and tomato
He’s a good footballer However, he’s not much of a tennis player On Rio de Janeiro "When I think of Rio, I think of joy, beach, sun and lots of people having fun"

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Idols

“Being tall helps a lot when I go to a show and have a clear view. This is a real problem, though, when I check into a hotel, because usually the showers, the beds and even the door frames are too small for me. I think that’s why my neck bends forward!” Sandro Varejão
Michael Jordan
His father
Anderson Varejão
Playing in the London 2012 Games for Brazil is something I will never forget. During the 2016 Games, I will be at the Brazilian team’s disposal. I’m sure the Brazilian fans will help a lot, like a sixth player on the court.
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