It is with greatest sadness that the International Fistball Association (IFA) has learnt that Victor Hugo Körbes, called Vitão passed away in today´s early hours at the age of 67 in Brazil.
The 67-year-old striker won the silver medal with the Brazilian national team in 1972, 1976 and 1982. At the 1982 Fistball World Championship in Hannover (GER). The event took place on September 17-18, 1982. 7,500 spectators watched the Gold Medal Match between Germany and Brazil, which Germany won with 35:28.
In Memoriam: Victor Hugo Körbes, triple Vice World Champion
“Vitão had a real passion for sport and spent his whole career promoting its values at the highest level of Fistball sport,” said IFA Honorary President Karl Weiss. “Vitão will be dearly missed in his club Novo Hamburgo and the Fistball family”.
Vitão, who did from COVID-19 as his club Novo Hamburgo has announced.
The IFA expresses its deepest sympathies to Vitão´s family and friends.