Orlandina Basket

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Benfapp Capo d'Orlando
Benfapp Capo d'Orlando logo
LeaguesSerie A2 Basket
Founded1978; 42 years ago (1978)
HistoryOrlandina Basket
1978–2008
Pallacanestro Nebrodi
2008–2009
Orlandina Basket
2009–present
ArenaPalaFantozzi
Capacity3,613
LocationCapo d'Orlando, Sicily, Italy
PresidentEnzo Sindoni
Head coachMarco Sodini
Websiteorlandinabasket.it

Orlandina Basket, known as Benfapp Capo d'Orlando for sponsorship reasons,[1] is an Italian professional basketball club that is based in Capo d'Orlando, Sicily. It plays in the second tier Serie A2 Basket, as it relegated from the LBA in 2018.

History[edit]

Founded in 1978, the side mostly played in the regional leagues until coming under new ownership in 1996. Following this, Orlandina Basket obtained two consecutive promotions to reach the Serie B2 in 1998. Signing Italian international Alessandro Fantozzi the same year, the club moved up to the Serie B1 in 2000 and the LegaDue (second division) the next year, though they were relegated after one season. Readmitted to the LegaDue in 2004 when the league needed to fill spaces, the side won the league to earn a promotion to the top-tier Serie A in 2005.

In September 2008, Orlandina Basket was excluded from the Serie A along with Basket Napoli due to legal problems.[2] After this decision, the team restarted to play in Serie C Dilettanti, the fifth highest basketball league in Italy.[3] The side moved up the divisions, and went from the DNA, to the LegaDue in 2012. Despite losing the playoff final against Aquila Basket Trento, in 2013–14, Orlandina Basket was promoted to the Serie A, after Montepaschi Siena went bankrupt.

On May 12, 2017, Orlandina won its first LBA play-off game, with an 80–87 road victory over Olimpia Milano.[4] The following season, Orlandina played in European competitions as it qualified for the Basketball Champions League (BCL) for the 2017–18 season. After defeating Academic Sofia in the qualifying round, the team advanced to the regular season where it finished last in its group. The same season, the club relegated to the Serie A2, after finishing in the fourteenth and last placed in the LBA season.

Arena[edit]

The team plays its home games in the PalaFantozzi (named after former Orlandina star Alessandro Fantozzi), which seats 3,613 spectators.[5]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Italian Cup European competitions
2013–14 2 LNP Gold 2nd
2014–15 1 LBA 14th
2015–16 1 LBA 13th
2016–17 1 LBA 8th Quarterfinalist
2017–18 1 LBA 16th 3 Champions League RS

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Orlandina Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0 Italy Raví, Mattia 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 19 – (2000-12-22)22 December 2000
C 2 Italy Bruttini, Davide 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 33 – (1987-02-18)18 February 1987
PG 9 Italy Lagana, Matteo 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 20 – (2000-01-10)10 January 2000
SG 10 Italy Murabito, Marco 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 21 – (1999-01-01)1 January 1999
F 12 Italy Mobio, Joseph 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 21 – (1998-05-26)26 May 1998
SG 17 Italy Mei, Nicola 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 34 – (1985-10-27)27 October 1985
G/F 21 Italy Bellan, Simone 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 24 – (1996-02-08)8 February 1996
PG 22 Italy Galipó, Giancarlo 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 20 – (2000-02-13)13 February 2000
G/F 33 Italy Neri, Lorenzo 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 18 – (2001-03-03)3 March 2001
C 73 Italy Donda, Andrea 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 20 – (1999-08-11)11 August 1999
F 99 Italy Lucarelli, Jacopo 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 23 – (1996-07-14)14 July 1996
PG 100 Italy Stella, Carlo 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 70 kg (154 lb) 20 – (1999-07-14)14 July 1999
PF United States Johnson, Brice 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 25 – (1994-06-27)27 June 1994
G/F United States Kinsey, Tarence 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 35 – (1984-03-21)21 March 1984
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Italy David Sussi
  • Italy Matteo Angori
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Italy Tommaso Rizzicasa
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Italy Biagio Di Giorgio
Team manager
  • Italy Mirko Gugliotta

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: February 18, 2019

Notable players[edit]

Sponsorship names[edit]

  • UPEA Capo d'Orlando: (–2015)
  • Betaland Capo d'Orlando: (2015–2018)
  • Benfapp Capo d’Orlando: (2018-present)
  • SikeliArchivi Capo d'Orlando[6] (2017; in European competitions)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nuovo main sponsor, sarà Betaland Capo d'Orlando!" [New main sponsor, now Betaland Capo d'Orlando!]. OrlandinaBasket (in Italian). 2 September 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  2. ^ Il Consiglio Federale revoca l'ammissione di Napoli e Capo d'Orlando alla Serie A. (in Italian)
  3. ^ Comunicato Stampa. (in Italian)
  4. ^ Orlandina stuns Olimpia Milano with historic 1 – 0
  5. ^ Seating General Seating: 3613.
  6. ^ "L'Orlandina in Europa si chiamerà "SikeliArchivi Capo d'Orlando"". Amnotizie.it. 2017-09-19.

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