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Thursday 29 August 2013
There’s only One Captain: Alessandro Gentile

Alessandro Gentile is Olimpia’s new captain. The nominee is in some ways an historical one because Alessandro Gentile is the youngest captain in the club history, a record which belonged to Riccardo Pittis who was named captain in 1990 when he still had to turn 22 but he’s been beaten by 11 months. It’s and historical move also because it’s the first time in the club history that the captain in the son of another former captain. Nando Gentile was the team’s captain from 1994 to 1998 and during his reign Olimpia won both the Italy Cup and the Italian championship in 1996. It’s very likely that Gentile will also be the youngest Serie A and Euroleague youngest captain at 20 years and 10 months of age. Gentile came to Olimpia during the month of December in 2011 and has already surpassed the 1000-point threshold with the team. This year he elected to play with the same number 5 made famous by his father. Here the Olimpia’s captains history.

Captain

Years

Enrico Castelli

1936-1939

Sergio Paganella

1940-1947

Cesare Rubini

1947-1955

Enrico Pagani

1955-1961

Sandro Gamba

1961-1963

Gianfranco Pieri

1963-1968

Sandro Riminucci

1968-1970

Massimo Masini

1970-1974

Pino Brumatti

1974-1977

Vittorio Ferracini

1977-1983

Mike D’Antoni

1983-1990

Riccardo Pittis

1990-1993

Antonello Riva

1993-1994

Ferdinando Gentile

1994-1998

Flavio Portaluppi

1998-2002

Hugo Sconochini

2002-2003

Claudio Coldebella

2003-2006

Joseph Blair+Dante Calabria

2006-2007

Massimo Bulleri

2007

Travis Watson

2007-2008

Marco Mordente

2008-2010

Joey Beard

2010

Mason Rocca

2010-2012

Omar Cook

2012

Malik Hairston

2013

ALESSANDRO GENTILE

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