Roberto Chiacig

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Roberto Chiacig
Roberto Chiacig.jpg
No. 41 – Mens Sana 1871 Basket
Position Center
League Serie B Basket
Personal information
Born (1974-12-01) 1 December 1974 (age 41)
Cividale del Friuli, Italy
Nationality Italian
Listed height 210 cm (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight 118 kg (260 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 1996 / Undrafted
Career history
1994 Benetton Treviso (Italy)
1994–1995 Floor Padova (Italy)
1995–1996 Benetton Treviso
1996–1997 AEK B.C. (Greece)
1997–1999 Teamsystem Bologna (Italy)
1999 Zucchetti Reggio Emilia (Italy)
1999–2000 Zucchetti Montecatini (Italy)
2000–2006 Montepaschi Siena (Italy)
2006–2007 Pamesa Valencia (Spain)
2007 Pallacanestro Virtus Roma (Italy)
2007–2009 La Fortezza Bologna (Italy)
2009–2011 Scafati Basket (Italy)
2011–2012 Pallacanestro Reggiana (Italy)
2012 Angelico Biella (Italy)
2013 Costone Siena (Italy)
2013 Fortitudo Agrigento (Italy)
2013–2014 Scafati Basket (Italy)
2014–present Mens Sana 1871 Siena (Italy)
Career highlights and awards

Roberto Chiacig (born 1 December 1974 in Cividale del Friuli, Italy) is an Italian professional basketball player for Gecom Mens Sana 1871 Siena of the Serie B Basket.

Playing as a center, his most notable achievement was the silver medal obtained by Italian national team of which he was a member at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

Beyond playing internationally, he also has had a long club career in Italy and abroad, winning a Lega Basket Serie A title with Montepaschi Siena.

Profesionnal career[edit]

Chiacig grew up in the youth ranks of Benetton Treviso, making his debut for the side in a first division Serie A game on 6 February 1994, playing 4 minutes.[1]

After a one-year loan to Serie A2 side Floor Padova, he broke into the first team.

The Italian moved abroad in 1996, spending one year with Greek Basket League side AEK Athens.

Returning to Italy in 1997, he signed with Teamsystem Bologna. With the Bologna team he would win the Italian Cup and Italian Supercup in 1998. He stayed there until early 1999, finishing the season with Zucchetti Reggio Emilia.

Chiacig then spent the 1999-2000 season with Zucchetti Montecatini.

Joining Montepaschi Siena in 2000, he spent 6 seasons with the club, winning the 2001–02 FIBA Saporta Cup, the 2003–04 Lega Basket Serie A and another Italian Supercup in 2004.

He then moved to the Spanish Liga ACB in 2006, with Pamesa Valencia. However he only stayed until February 2007, finishing the season with Pallacanestro Virtus Roma.

In 2007, he joined La Fortezza Bologna, rivals of former club Fortitudo. He stayed there for two years, winning the 2008–09 FIBA EuroChallenge.

Chiacig then moved to Scafati Basket in 2009, also staying there two years.

After another season at Pallacanestro Reggiana, he joined Angelico Biella in September 2012.[2]

He was released after around three months, joining amateur side Costone Siena in January 2013.[3]

Chiacig only stayed a month with Costone, signing with Fortitudo Agrigento in February.[4]

The next year he had another stint with Scafati Basket.

In 2014 Chiacig returned to the club where he had the most success, Mens Sana 1871 Siena (formerly Montepaschi), by now in the third division Serie B Basket.

International career[edit]

Making his international debut with the Italy national basketball team in 1994, he participated in the 1997 Summer Universiade.[5]

With the senior national side he took part in a succession of international tournaments, starting from the 1998 FIBA World Championship.[6]

He posted 6,6 points and 3,1 rebounds in nearly 18 minutes per game as Italy won the gold at the EuroBasket 1999.[5][6]

In the EuroBasket 2003, he had 22.1 points and 14.3 rebounds in around 18 minutes as Italy took home bronze.[5][6]

Playing in the 2004 Summer Olympics, his second participation after the 2000 Summer Olympics, he contributed 16.1 points and 5.1 rebounds to Italy's run to the final, earning a silver medal in the process.[5][6]

Chiacig's last games with the national team came during the EuroBasket 2005.[5]

Honours[edit]

Individual[edit]

Premio Reverberi (Oscar del basket): Best Player (2002)

Orders[edit]

ITA OMRI 2001 GUff BAR.svg Order of Merit of the Italian Republic 2nd Class / Grand Officer ("Grande Ufficiale"): conferred on 27 September 2004 by President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi.[7][8]

Team[edit]

International[edit]

Club[edit]

  • Serie A: champion (2004)
  • Saporta Cup: winner (2002)
  • Italian Cup: winner (1998)
  • EuroChallenge: winner (2009)
  • Italian SuperCup: winner (1998, 2004)

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