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Pierluigi Marzorati (Italy)
Born on September Friday, 1952, in in Figino Serenza (Como), Italy.
Height:
187cm (6'1")
Position:
Point Guard
Nationality:
Italy

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Wednesday, 2007.

Clubs

  • Pallacanestro Cantù: 1969-1991
  • As an executive: Vice President of Pallacanestro Cantù (1991-1996)

Club Highlights

  • 2 times Champion of the European Cup for Men's Champion Clubs (current Euroleague): 1982 and 19831
  • 4 times Champion of the European Cup Winner's Cup: 1977, 1978, 1979 and 1981
  • 4 times Champion of the European Cup Radivoj Korac: 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1991
  • 2 times Champion of the Intercontinental Cup: 1975 and 1982
  • 2 times Champion of the Italian League: 1975 and 1981

National Team

  • 278 appearances (all-time record) and 2,209 points with the Italian National Team: participated in 4 Olympic Games (Munich 1972, Montreal 1976, Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984), 2 World Championships (Manila 1978 and Spain 1986) and 8 European Championships/EuroBaskets (1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983 and 1985)
  • Olympic Silver medalist in Moscow 1980
  • European Champion in Nantes 1983
  • 3 times Bronze medalist in European Championships: Germany 1971, Yugoslavia 1975 and Germany 1985

Individual Highlights

  • Played an impressive number of 22 consecutive seasons (692 games) in the same club, Pallacanestro Cantù, scoring a total of 8,659 points
  • Pallacanestro Cantù retired his #14 jersey in 1991
  • On 8th October 2006, Marzorati started in Pallacanestro Cantù's first game of the season (vs. Benetton Treviso) to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the club, thus becoming the first player in history to compete in official games in five different decades and, at age 54, the oldest player to have ever taken part in an official competition