Category Career in Fair Play

 Today he animates sport in his city, Modena, with that kind of passion for which he has always been distinguished in his relative field of activity. Today’s elegance, as a representative of Italy over 50, reflects yesterday’s strength. His ”stone hand”, which heavily hit, has become his distinctive feature and also signature of his 220 presences in the national team. He participated in two Olympic Games, two World Championships, four European Championships and even in the World Cup and Universiades (World University Games). In other words, twenty years of sporting activity during which fair behaviour and tenaciousness, technical elegance and agonistic fervour were so closely bound that his number, his unrepeatable number 4 that appeared on his uniform has never been assigned again to other players. This was the beautiful fable lived by such a champion who now decides to pass the ball with his strong hand: a “stone hand” that today becomes a safe and trusted hand which acts as a guide for tomorrow’s sport. This is the great Franco, king of volleyball.


Top -level sportsmen and women have a responsibility that goes above and beyond honouring their team, their sport or the nation they represent.
They are the personification of the very spirit and essence of sport.

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