Miami, FL – Pro Footvolley Tour proudly announces an exclusive multi-year partnership with Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, or known worldwide as Ronaldinho, the 2-time FIFA Player of the Year and 2002 FIFA World Cup Winner will become its global ambassador and compete on the Tour.
What is footvolley? Think beach volleyball with the best soccer players in the world. Footvolley is an amazing combination of only soccer touches played essentially on a beach volleyball court. The sport requires tremendous skills and athleticism and is extremely fun, to both, watch and play.
Ronaldinho’s Impact Ronaldinho is one of the World’s most famous athletes with 34 million Facebook likes and 30 million Instagram followers. He is considered, by many, the most creative and technical soccer player of all-time. Ronaldinho’s presence will elevate footvolley into a mainstream sport with buzz. This addition has prompted a worthy name change: ‘Ronaldinho’s Pro Footvolley Tour’.
Deal Origination Amaury Nunes, of Rio de Janeiro based A10 Soccer Academies, and one-time General Manager of then Fort Lauderdale Strikers put the parties together. Ronaldinho had expressed, through his brother [and agent] Roberto Assis an interest in footvolley to Nunes. Amaury Nunes, upon reviewing different options, recommended Pro Footvolley Tour. Nunes and Menezes often partner together, as athletes, on the Tour.
Pro Footvolley Tour, since 2011, is America’s only professional series of footvolley events held on iconic seaside locations such as: Miami Beach, FL; Hollywood Beach, FL; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Virginia Beach, VA; Seaside Heights, NJ; Santa Barbara, CA; etc. with over 300 hours of broadcast television. The Tour has an exclusive marketing relationship with Team USA Footvolley.
Next Steps Ronaldinho’s Pro Footvolley Tour will effective immediately begin exploring opportunities around global broadcasts of this now star-studded series.
‘Soccer is a global passion, it’s time to make footvolley a global sport’ – Ronaldinho
‘Ronaldinho has the ability to bring 1 Billion soccer fans into footvolley. His reach on social media and around the world is global. We will pursue sponsors that are looking for that, coupled with an extremely exciting platform. This is a very exciting milestone” – Sergio Menezes, President. Pro Footvolley Tour
‘Pro Footvolley Tour has a long history of partnering with Fortune 100 brands while delivering beautiful events. When we next approached Sergio, he pounced on the partnership. I think the opportunity here is tremendous.’ – Amaury Nunes
‘What an honor it will be to have Ronaldinho. His technical ability, showmanship, and love for the jogo bonito. I couldn’t think of a better ambassador for America’ – Benyam Astorga, US Footvolley