Mirco Bergamasco

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Mirco Bergamasco
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Full name Mirco Bergamasco
Date of birth (1983-02-23) 23 February 1983 (age 33)
Place of birth Padova, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 86 kg (13 st 8 lb)[1]
Notable relative(s) Arturo Bergamasco (father)
Mauro Bergamasco (brother)
Occupation(s) Professional rugby union player
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Wing, Centre or Fullback
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2001–03
2003–10
2010–13
2013–14
2014–16
2016–
Petrarca
Stade Français
Racing Métro
Rovigo Delta
Zebre

Sacramento Express

127
36

20
6

(150)
(54)
(168)

(45)
correct as of 7 June 2016.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2002–2012 Italy 89 (256)
correct as of 25 November 2015.
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2015 Italy

Mirco Bergamasco (born 23 February 1983) is an Italian rugby union player. He primarily plays centre, presently with Sacramento Express, and internationally with Italy. Before joining Racing for the 2010–11 season, he had spent seven seasons with the other (and, in recent years, more prominent) Paris club Stade Français.

Bergamasco was born in Padua. He made his international debut against France in the 2002 Six Nations Championship, having previously appeared against an All-Star XV in a non-cap international. He established himself as a regular in the Azzurri side under John Kirwan. He scored three tries in the 2003 Six Nations Championship. He suffered a jaw injury during the 2003 World Cup, however and was forced to miss all but two of Italy's games.

He switched to inside centre from the back three and was considered one of the stars of the 2006 Six Nations Championship,[citation needed] scoring three tries in five matches.

Though his position has primarily been that of the winger and centre, he has been one of the main goal kickers for Italy since 2011. In the 2011 Six Nations Championship match against France. Bergamasco kicked six from eight, resulting in a 22–21 win for Italy, their first win in the Six Nations against the French.

Personal[edit]

Bergamasco is the son of Arturo and the younger brother of Mauro Bergamasco, both Italian internationals.

Bergamasco appeared on the cover and in the 2004 edition of Les Dieux du Stade, a calendar in which French rugby players pose nude. He and his brother featured on the cover of the Italian version of the EA Sports game Rugby 08.

Bergamasco is vegan.[2]

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