Suíço

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameJean Luc "Suíço"•Rosat
Used name•Suíço
Born6 September 1953 in Montevideo (URU)
Died2 April 2021 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
Measurements191 cm / 91 kg
AffiliationsBotafogo, Rio de Janeiro (BRA)
NOC Brazil

Biography

Suiço, born as Jean Luc Rosat, played for Brazil in volleyball at the 1976 and 1980 Olympic Games. He also helped Brazil win a silver medal at the 1975 Pan American Games. Although he started playing club volleyball with AABB (Associação Atlética Banco do Brazil), most of his career was spent with Botafogo.

Suiço was close friends with his 1980 teammate, Bernardinho, who later coached Brazil to six consecutive Olympic medals from 1996-2016, and was the godfather of Bernardinho’s son. Suiço died from a series of complications after developing COVID-19.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1976 Summer Olympics Volleyball (Volleyball) BRA Suíço
Volleyball, Men (Olympic) Brazil 7
1980 Summer Olympics Volleyball (Volleyball) BRA Suíço
Volleyball, Men (Olympic) Brazil 5

Special Notes