Luca Cantagalli

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Luca Cantagalli
Medal record
Men's Volleyball
Representing  Italy
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team Competition
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1990 Brazil Team Competition
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1989 Sweden Team Competition

Luca Cantagalli (born August 11, 1965 in Cavriago) is an Italian volleyball former player who was twice World champion with his national team in 1990 and 1994. He was nicknamed "bazooka" by the fans, due to his powerful spikes.


Debuting on March 18, 1986, he totalled 330 caps for Italy men's national volleyball team. He was four times Italian champion and three times European Champion (1989, 1993 and 1995).

After announcing his retire at the end of the 2005-2006 season, he played shortly for the team of his native Cavriago in the A2 series of Italy. Cantagalli retired in 2007.


Club Country From To
Panini Modena  Italy 1980-1981 1989-1990
Sisley Treviso  Italy 1990-1991 1992-1993
Modena  Italy 1993-1994 1997-1998
Palermo  Italy 1998-1999 1999-2000
Modena  Italy 2000-2001 2003-2004
Taranto  Italy 2004-2005 2004-2005
Santa Croce sull'Arno  Italy 2005-2006 2005-2006
Cavriago  Italy 2006-2007

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