Elio De Anna

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Elio De Anna
Date of birth (1949-09-30)30 September 1949
Place of birth Cordenons, Italy
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight 100 kg (220 lb)
University Ferrara
Notable relative(s) Dino De Anna
Occupation(s) Physician
Rugby union career
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1972-1980 Italy 27 (32)

Elio De Anna (born September 30, 1949 in Cordenons)[1] is an Italian former rugby union player turned politician, currently president of the Province of Pordenone (Friuli-Venezia Giulia).

As rugby player, De Anna twice won the Italian title with Rugby Rovigo, where he played alongside his brother Dino. He received 27 caps for the Italian team from 1972 to 1980.

He graduated in medicine, and in 2004 he was elected as president of the province of Pordenone for Forza Italia, as leader of centre-right coalition.

After retiring as a player he practiced as a doctor, first in Rovigo then Cordenons, among the leadership positions held, including that of director of the Italian Athletics Federation.