October 4, 1973 |
Fremantle, Western Australia
|Listed height||202 cm (6 ft 8 in)|
|Listed weight||100 kg (220 lb)|
|2000–2002||Caja San Fernando|
|Career highlights and awards|
Born in Fremantle, Cattalini began his NBL career for the Wildcats in 1993, where he competed in his first NBL grand final that year and won his first NBL championship in 1995. Struggling to find court-time with the Wildcats behind starting forwards Andrew Vlahov and Scott Fisher and centre James Crawford, Cattalini left the Wildcats to join the Adelaide 36ers in 1996.
Cattalini was instrumental in this Adelaide side, achieving another two NBL championships in 1998 and 1998-99. In 2000 while still playing for the 36ers, Cattalini made his Olympic debut for the Australian Boomers at the Sydney Olympics.
In 2001, Cattalini left the 36ers to compete in Spain initially for Deportivo Baloncesto Sevilla and then Caja San Fernando Sevilla in 2002. Cattalini returned to the 36ers in 2003 for two more seasons, before once again heading to Spain to play for DKV Joventut in 2004/2005.
Cattalini returned to Australia in 2006 and was rumoured to be in talks with multiple NBL clubs, including his two former teams, before signing with the Cairns Taipans. The 2007 season saw Cattalini average a career high 24.4 points per game and he was instrumental in numerous victories for the Taipans.
In June 2009, it was announced that Cattalini would return to Perth, and again play for the Perth Wildcats.
Martin Cattalini is married to Trina and has two children, Zoe and Noah.