Felipe was born in 1986 in Rio de Janeiro. From his childhood he grew up in close contact with the water and the sea; his father and his brother surfed on Copacabana beach, played water polo and also practiced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
His family was always his source of inspiration. At the age of fifteen he played his first water polo world championship with Brazil, later obtaining dual Spanish/Brazilian nationality due to the roots of his grandmother, who was Catalan.
Throughout his career he won three Champions League, with three teams from three different countries, represented Brazil at the 2016 Rio Olympics and is currently the captain of the Spanish team with which he has achieved important triumphs.
Today he is the father of two children and lives in Barcelona where he plays water polo with the Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta. https://www.cnab.cat .
Felipe tells of his childhood on the famous Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.
His love for the water and the influence of his family, who supported him to become a professional water polo player, staying away from the city’s crime.
At just seventeen years old, he moved permanently to Barcelona where he managed to shine as a new water polo star.
In 2010 the most renowned team in the world, the “Pro Recco” signed him to be part of a “Dream Team” that soon after will win everything in Italy and Europe.
Felipe builds his own “Empire” through his self-confidence, overcomes a serious hand injury at the height of his sports career and, at the same time, becomes the father of Giovanna, the first daughter of he.
He returns to Barceloneta where he wins the 2014 Champion, shortly after he signs with the Dubrovnik Jug (Croatia), where he wins everything, lifts the cup as the best player in the 2016 Champion and gets the nickname “O Rei de la Piscina” (Pool King).
He played in the Rio 2016 Olympics with Brazil, being a flag at a sporting and social level, choosing a purpose over medals. He earns the respect of a country, even more so from his friends and his family. https://olympics.com/es/olympic-games/rio-2016 His final return to Barcelona in 2017 is worthy of a Netflix series. Daily inspiration for young athletes, he plays a fundamental role for Atletic Barceloneta, his team, his house, his family.
“O Rei de la piscina” shares his secrets, habits and a joy for life that has allowed him to travel around the world.
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