Pierluigi Marzorati

Gigi Marzorati was born in Figino Serenza (CO), on the 12th September, 1952 and he is an historic presence and symbol of the “Pallacanestro Cantù ” society. He has always played for this society with his sweater number 14.

Italy Basketball


Gigi Marzorati hold a Degree in Ingegneria Civile, that’s why he gained the nickname of flying engineer because of the speed of his moves.

He started playing Basket when he was only a child, at the oratory of San Michele a Cantù, near Como, and at the age of 13 he began playing in the junior national team for the Palllacanestro Cantù Club where remained till the 1991, when he ended his sport career.

Totally, he collected 692 presences in the national team with a total score of 8.659.

From the 1991 to 1996 he was vice-president ofPallacanestro Cantù Club.

From the 26th July 2010 he became President of the CONI’S Comitato Regionale Lombardo.

His long and brilliant sport career let him gain several rewards: from the 12th September 2007 he is member of the FIBA Hall of Fame, in 2008 he was included into the ULEB list of the 50 most important celebs of the Eurolega history and in addition to this. he is member of the Italia Basket Hall of Fame.

Personal bests

Gigi Marzorati is the 8th player for total presences and the 15th fot total score collected in the story of the Italian Basket Championship.

1970European Championships under 18Basketball Male Championships Bronze
1971FIBA EuroBasket 1971West GermanyBasketball Male Championships Bronze
1975FIBA EuroBasket 1975Basketball Male Championships – RSF Jugoslavia Bronze
1980Olympic Games of MoscowMoscowBasketball Male Championships Silver
1983FIBA EuroBasket 1983Basketball Male Championships Gold
1985FIBA EuroBasket 1985West GermanyBasketball Male Championships Bronze

A Series of Basketball Male Championships, 1974-1975, 1980-1981.

Intercontinental Cup of Basketball in 1975 and 1982.

Euroleague Basketball, 1981-1982, 1982-1983.

Eurocup, 1976-1977, 1977-1978, 1978-1979, 1980-1981.

Korać Cup, 1973, 1973-1974, 1974-1975, 1990-1991.

European Male Basketball Championships, FIBA Eurobasket, France 1983, GOLD medal.

European Male Basketball Championships, FIBA Eurobasket, West Germany 1971, BRONZE medal.

European Male Basketball Championships, FIBA Eurobasket, Jugoslavia 1975, BRONZE medal.

European Male Basketball Championships, FIBA Eurobasket, West Germany 1985, BRONZE medal.

Olympic Games of Moscow, Russian Republic 1980, SILVER medal.

FIBA EuroBasket Under 18, Greece 1970.