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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

LEGHORN'S DERBY - 30th PART: THE MATCH OF 1981/82

RAPIDENT PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 76-77

RAPIDENT PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: DELLA VALLE 4, DIANA 12, TOMBOLATO 4, GRACHOWESKY 34, BIANCHI, MEISTER 22, CREATI. N.E.: BROGI, LANZA AND PATRIZI. COACH: PRIMO

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 1, LAZZARI, MORI, FANTOZZI 8, JEELANI 29, MUTI, GIROLDI 18, HACKETT 13. N.E.: D'AMICO AND LAUNARO. COACH: CARDAIOLI

REFEREES: Zanon from Venice and Gorlato from Udine

LIBERTAS LEGHORN v RAPIDENT PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 71-72

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 6, LAZZARI 8, JEELANI 33, MUTI 2, GIROLDI 8, HACKETT 14. N.E.: MORI, D'AMICO AND LAUNARO. COACH: CARDAIOLI

RAPIDENT PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: DELLA VALLE 4, DIANA 2, TOMBOLATO 18, DELL'AGNELLO, GRACHOWESKY 16, BIANCHI 19, MEISTER 13. N.E.: BROGI, PATRIZI AND CREATI. COACH: PRIMO

REFEREES: Martolini and Florito from Rome

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

LEGHORN'S DERBY - 29th PART: THE MATCH OF 1979/80

LIBERTAS LEGHORN v LEONE MARE PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 66-65

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 2, PIRONTI 10, GUIDI 6, ANTONIOLI 18, FANTONI 10, VOLPI 4, FALSINI 2, FANTOZZI 7, TESSAROLO, MUTI 7. COACH: BENVENUTI

LEONE MARE PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI, DIANA 5, GIAURO 13, MEZZACAPO, PATRIZI, GRASSELLI 15, BIANCHI 12, MARISI 17, CREATI 2, VATTERONI 1. COACH: RAFFAELE

REFEREES: Spotti and Liciulli from Milan

LEONE MARE PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 73-66

LEONE MARE PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI, DIANA 14, GIAURO 6, MEZZACAPO, PATRIZI, GRASSELLI 21, BIANCHI 12, MARISI 12, CREATI 8, VATTERONI. COACH: RAFFAELLI

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 8, GUIDI 17, PIRONTI 2, ANTONIOLI 8, FANTONI 5, VOLPI 4, FALSINI 2, FANTOZZI 4, TESSAROLO, MUTI 16. COACH: BENVENUTI

REFEREES: Bossi and Pallonetto from Naples

LEONE MARE PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 101-65

LEONE MARE PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 11, DIANA 8, GIAURO 16, MEZZACAPO, PATRIZI, GRASSELLI 33, BIANCHI 23, MARISI 4, CREATI 6, VATTERONI. COACH: RAFFAELLI

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 8, GUIDI 6, PIRONTI 3, ANTONIOLI 4, FANTONI 2, VOLPI 8, FALSINI 9, FANTOZZI 17, TESSAROLO 2, MUTI 6. COACH: BENVENUTI

LIBERTAS LEGHORN v LEONE MARE PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 75-78

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 6, GUIDI 8, PIRONTI 18, ANTONIOLI 9, FANTONI 2, VOLPI 2, FALSINI, FANTOZZI 14, TESSAROLO, MUTI 16. COACH: BENVENUTI

LEONE MARE PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 8, DIANA 4, GIAURO 10, MEZZACAPO, PATRIZI, GRASSELLI 14, BIANCHI 30, MARISI 12, VATTERONI, CREATI. COACH: RAFFAELLI

REFEREES: Bianchi and Fiorito from Rome

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Friday, December 10, 2010

THE BIG ABDUL QADIR JEELANI COME BACK IN LEGHORN

Is news these day.

The great Abdul Qadir Jeelani back to Leghorn. The city they stayed for years when he played in the Libertas Leghorn i ready to welcome him with open harms.

Abdul will return with his son and will stop in the city from December 14 to 17.

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

LEGHORN'S DERBY - 28th PART: THE MATCH OF 1978/79

MAGNIFLEX PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 96-80

MAGNIFLEX PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 14, DIANA 6, GIAURO 22, SCOCCHERA 2, GRASSELLI 12, PANERAI, CREATI 2, FLORIO 18, CASTRO 9, VATTERONI 11. COACH: PASINI

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 4, GUIDI 18, GRANCHI 2, PIRONTI 15, FANTONI 16, VOLPI 7, FANTOZZI 10, TESSAROLO 6, MUTI 2, BARONTINI. COACH: BENVENUTI

REFEREES: Hassen and Pallonetto from Naples

LIBERTAS LEGHORN v MAGNIFLEX PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 74-70

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 4, GUIDI 23, GRANCHI, PIRONTI 15, FANTONI 5, VOLPI 4, FANTOZZI 11, TESSAROLO, MUTI 12, LAUNARO. COACH: BENVENUTI

MAGNIFLEX PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 6, DIANA 9, GIAURO 10, SCOCCHERA, GRASSELLI 16, CREATI 1, FLORIO 15, CASTRO 3, FAVA, VATTERONI 10. COACH: PASINI

REFEREES: Filippini and Cagnazzo from Rome

LIBERTAS LEGHORN v MAGNIFLEX PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 67-75

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 1, GUIDI 5, GRANCHI 3, PIRONTI 16, FANTONI 1, VOLPI 8, FANTOZZI 22, TESSAROLO 14, MUTI 4, BARONTINI. COACH: BENVENUTI

MAGNIFLEX PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 10, DIANA 12, GIAURO 11, SCOCCHERA 6, GRASSELLI 15, PANERAI, CREATI 4, FLORIO 12, CASTRO, VATTERONI 5. COACH: PASINI

REFEREES: Ugatti from Salerno and Basso from Naples

MAGNIFLEX PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 85-86

MAGNIFLEX PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 10, DIANA 4, GIAURO 2, SCOCCHERA 12, GRASSELLI 21, PANERAI, CREATI 6, FLORIO 24, CASTRO 6, VATTERONI. COACH: PASINI

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI, GUIDI 11, GRANCHI 6, PIRONTI 13, FANTONI 4, VOLPI 16, FANTOZZI 15, TESSAROLO 4, MUTI 17, BARONTINI. COACH: BENEVENUTI

REFEREES: Forcina and Vassallo from Rome

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Monday, September 27, 2010

THE 2010'S FIBA WOMEN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

The second stage of the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women begins on Monday and features some great match-ups right off the bat. Defending champions Australia and Olympic gold medalists USA are still undefeated and will both face teams that are desperate for wins and have very little to lose. First up will be Greece, who will take on Australia two days after narrowly defeating Senegal to advance to the second round. Then it will be Canada’s turn as they face Team USA in a battle for North American supremacy. Meanwhile Spain will take on an undersized but plucky Japan, and the other undefeated team Russia will face 2006 hosts Brazil. You can see all the Eighth-Final games, plus interviews, features and much more on FIBATV.com.

September 27th live on FIBATV.com:

Greece vs. Australia – 13.30 GMT

Japan vs. Spain – 13.30 GMT

France vs. Belarus – 16.00 GMT

Czech Republic vs. Korea – 16.00 GMT

USA vs. Canada – 18.15 GMT

Russia vs. Brazil – 18.15 GMT

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Friday, September 10, 2010

USA TODAY ON KEVIN RESTANI

We posted an article of the journal "USA TODAY" where is commemorated the death of Kevin Restani (a player of Libertas Leghorn from 1982 to 1986).

"Bucks say former player Restani dies at 58

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Former Bucks power forward Kevin Restani died in San Francisco after returning from Milwaukee where he had attended Game 3 between the Bucks and Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. He was 58.
The Bucks didn't say how Restani died on Sunday night. While in Milwaukee, he had participated in the North American Association of Club Athletic Directors basketball tournament.
Restani was playing for a team representing the Olympic Club of San Francisco.
The 6-foot-9 Restani was nicknamed "Big Bird" by then Bucks play-by-play man Eddie Doucette and played in Milwaukee from 1974-79. He averaged six points and 4.6 rebounds per game with the Bucks and played eight total seasons in the NBA, making stops in Kansas City, San Antonio and Cleveland." (article from USA Today 04/26/2010)

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Friday, August 27, 2010

FLAVIO CARERA (EX LL) AND ALBERTO BUCCI (EX HEADCOACH LL) EUROPEAN OVER 45 CHAMPIONS

The Italian over 45 team has won gold medals at the European maxibasket Zagreb, beating the Russian team for 66-64. The "Azzurri", who have thus confirmed the European title won in the last edition, have never lost a game played in international events over the past three years, since coach Alberto Bucci (formerly Enichem Leghorn). After falling behind for the first three quarters, blues, party contracts and imprecise, managed to reassemble the last quarter in which Frascolla and Middleton struck repeatedly from the outside. From the invaluable contribution of Breastfeeding in defense and attack. Among the national report from the presence of another former Enichem Leghorn, Flavio Carera.

ITALY: Masetti 4, Matteucci, Frascolla 24, Solfrini 4, Tirel, Dal Seno 11, Middleton 17, Ponzoni, Venturi, Carera 5.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

THE LEGHORN'S DERBY - 25th PART: THE MATCH OF 1977/78

LIBERTAS LEGHORN v PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 73-71

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GUIDI 12, GRANCHI 11, MALANIMA 12, PIRONTI 12, COSMELLI 8, FANTONI 10, VOLPI 8, FANTOZZI, MASI, PISTOLESI. COACH: BARONCINI

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 10, DIANA 2, SCOCCHERA 10, GRASSELLI 8, PANERAI, ASPIDI 12, CREATI, STEFANINI, VATTERONI 29, CHIARINI. COACH: PASINI

REFEREES: Soavi from Bologna and Buldrini from Faenza

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 77-71

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 11, DIANA 4, LESTINI 11, SCOCCHERA 2, GRASSELLI 33, PANERAI, ASPIDI, CREATI 2, STEFANINI, VATTERONI 14. COACH: PASINI

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GUIDI 24, GRANCHI2, MALANIMA 12, PIRONTI 7, COSMELLI 8, FANTONI 16, VOLPI 2, FANTOZZI, MASI, PISTOLESI. COACH: BARONCINI

REFEREES: Tallone from Varese and Gussani from Bologna

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 86-80

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 8, DIANA 5, LESTINI 19, SCOCCHERA 18, GRASSELLI 28, PANERAI 2, ASPIDI 4, CREATI, STEFANINI, VATTERONI 2. COACH: PASINI

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GUIDI 28, GRANCHI, MALANIMA 10, PIRONTI 16, COSMELLI 4, FANTONI 5, VOLPI 9, FANTOZZI 8, MASI, PISTOLESI. COACH: BARONCINI

REFEREES: Maurizzi and Graziani from Bologna

LIBERTAS LEGHORN v PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 68-76

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GUIDI 1, GRANCHI 2, MALANIMA 8, PIRONTI 15, COSMELLI 20, FANTONI 4, VOLPI 10, FANTOZZI, MASI 8, PISTOLESI. COACH: BARONCINI

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 13, DIANA 6, LESTINI 18, SCOCCHERA 9, GRASSELLI 22, PANERAI, CREATI, STEFANINI, VATTERONI 8, CHIARINI. COACH: PASINI

REFEREES: Bottari and Guglielmo from Messina

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Monday, August 16, 2010

That the Leghorn's basketball is in crisis is obvious to all. The last episode we had this summer when the only top team that had remained in Leghorn, the Women Basketball Leghorn, is demoted from series A1 to series A2 has decided not to participate in that league to shared by a number even lower, the "Serie B Eccellenza" female. Fortunately, however, there is good news for the whole movement "Labronico" basketball. A female basketball player in the formation of Leghorn, Nene Dienes (the black player in this picture), won the title of European champion with the Italian under 18 by defeating Spain in the final with a score of 66-61. An episode that makes any proud fan of the sport in our city.

Friday, August 13, 2010

THE PALALIVORNO

The PalaLivorno is a multipurpose facility built after more than 10 years, the initiative of City of Leghorn. Is situated in the new commercial port, in Veterans Sports street.
The work of this amazing plant have started back in 1988 when then there were two teams of Leghorn in "Serie A" (Libertas and Pallacanestro Leghorn) and ended only (so to speak) in the spring of 2004. Inaugurating the facility was the game between Mabo Leghorn and Skipper Bologna in March 14, 2004.
The architectural element that characterizes the sports hall is the wooden roof structure that appears to be the largest in Europe, carried out with a domed structure in three-dimensional laminated wood: 109 feet in diameter, maximum height of 33 m and a surface cover 12,200 square meters.
The PalaLivorno has a capacity of 8,033 seats for basketball games and can be raised to more than 9,000 spectators if the chairs are arranged in the "parterre". Arena there are eight dressing rooms for athletes and referees, the hall "Pietro Mascagni" of 320 square meters, the press room "Amedeo Modigliani" of 170 square meters, the hall "Giovanni Fattori" of 60 square meters, three rooms used office, three warehouses and internal technical and technological premises, a warehouse outside of 400 square meters, two dining options, two local police and fire service, medical center for athletes and first aid, large exhibition halls and staging. The plant was established last home games of the Leghorn's team that played in League A, Basket Leghorn.
Since it was opened by The Manage Forumnet, company management has other important facilities such in Italy: the Mediolaum Forum in Milan and the PalaLottomatica in Rome.
The PalaLivorno is easily accessible since it is located just outside the "Porta a Terra" Leghorn's highway, for those coming by car, but also by train is easy to reach since a few hundred meters away is the station in Leghorn. A fabulous plant worthy of the glorious history of basketball Leghorn, Italy that all envy us but unfortunately we are still far from full as you can see in this picture.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

BUT LOOK WHO HAS PLAYED IN LEGHORN

Israel Machado de Andrade (all just Israel) was born January 17, 1960. He played most of his career in Italy in the middle 80s. He played in the formation of the youth Carnavalesco Fantoche. He debuted in the Brazilian league's first team of the Carnavalesco Fantoche; has also played for Corinthians Paulista, Mount Lebanon (where he won four championships: 1982, 1984, 1985 and 1986) and Guarulhos. As usual in Italy was led by a training Leghorn (Leghorn has been a great discoverer of talent, including foreign). He was played 5 games in season 1985/86 with Libertas Leghorn (sponsor Cortan and coached by Alberto Bucci) which end of the season will win promotion from Serie A2 to A1 series as first place and will participate as of right to the greatest playoff series of Italian basketball. In 1986 he was hired by the formation dell'Alno Fabriano where he played continuously from 1986 to 1991 played in all 151 games. Changes in 1991 and is wearing the jacket's Basket Rimini where he remained until 1994 with 120 games played. In 1994, try the big jump in training Virtus Rome. Unfortunately here is only for a season where he played the yellow-red 31st meetings. In 1996 the return in Brazil with the first Liga Angrense, then with the Jacarei, the Colégio Bandeirantes, the Mackenzie / Barueri and finally the formation of Hebraica where he concluded his playing career and join the technical staff of the company. Even in the Brazilian national team (as seen from the photo) made "his" game from 1982 to 1995. During that time he won two gold medals at the Americans Championships (1984 Brazil and Uruguay 1988), 3 bronze medals in the championships more Americans (Mexico 1989, USA 1992 and Argentina 1995), a silver medal at the games Pan American (Caracas 1983) and a gold medal again at the Pan American Games (Indianapolis 1987). He also played the World Cup in 1982 (8th place), 1986 (4th place), 1990 (5th); 1984 Olympics Games (9th place), 1988 (5th place) and 1992 (5th place), the FIBA Americas in 1989 (3rd place).

Monday, July 19, 2010

THE LEGHORN'S DERBY - 24th PART: THE MATCH OF 1976/77

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN 81-85

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 6, TONIETTI 23, CASPRINI 8, BONCIANI, PANERAI 13, ASPIDI 8, CASTRO 15, CREATI, BIMBI, VATTERONI 8. COACH: MARCACCI.

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 11, PASQUINELLI, GUIDI 28, GRANCHI 2, MARIANI 10, COMELLI 4, FANTONI 19, VOLPI 11, TOMEI, BARONTINI. COACH: BARONCINI

REFEREES: Compagnone from Naples and Baracetti from Padova

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN v PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 83-75

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 6, GUIDI 32, GRANCHI 7, MARIANI 13, COSMELLI 4, FANTONI 13, VOLPI 8, TOMEI, BARONTINI, PISTOLESI. COACH: BARONCINI

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 4, TONIETTI 17, CASPRINI 14, BONCIANI 6, PANERAI 9, ASPIDI 16, CASTRO 4, CREATI, BIMBI, VATTERONI 5. COACH: MARCACCI.

REFEREES: Cagnazzo and Bianchi from Rome

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

THE LEGHORN'S DERBY - 23th PART: THE MATCH OF 1975/76

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN v PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 92-90

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 18, PASQUINELLI A. 14, GUIDI 33, GIACHETTI 4, GRANCHI 9, MARIANI 8, TUCCI, FANTONI 6, CININI, PASQUINELLI P.. COACH: BARONCINI

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 16, STEFANINI D., TONIETTI 27, CASPRINI 3, BUFALINI 24, BONCIANI 7, PANERAI, VORTICI 11, CASTRO, VATTERONI. COACH: BUFALINI

REFEREES: Pesi and Randano from Bologna

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN 85-83

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 18, STEFANINI 10, TONIETTI 7, CASPRINI 2, BUFALINI, BONCIANI 10, PANERAI, VORTICI 15, CASTRO 14, VATTERONI 9. COACH: BUFALINI

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 16, PASQUINELLI 6, GUIDI 16, GIACHETTI, GRANCHI 6, MARIANI 15, TUCCI, FANTONI 12, CININI 4, PASQUINELLI P. 8. COACH: BARONCINI

REFEREES: Carenzo from Torino and Gagliardi from Asti

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN v PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 76-74

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 12, PASQUINELLI A. 25, GUIDI 19, GIACHETTI, GRANCHI 6, MARIANI 2, TUCCI, FANTONI 8, CININI, PASQUINELLI P. 4. COACH: BARONCINI

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 6, STEFANINI 2, TONIETTI 9, CASPRINI 4, BUFALINI 1, BONCIANI 4, PANERAI, VORTICI 20, CASTRO 24, VATTERONI 4. COACH: BUFALINI

REFEREES: Grotti from Pescara and Ardone from Pesaro

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN 75-85

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 26, STEFANINI D., TONIETTI 21, CASPRINI 4, BUFALINI 1, BONCIANI 4, PANERAI, VORTICI 20, CASTRO 24, VATTERONI 4. COACH: BUFALINI

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 10, PASQUINELLI A. 15, GUIDI 34, GIACHETTI 2, GRANCHI, MARIANI 14, TUCCI, FANTONI 9, CININI 1, PASQUINELLI P.. COACH: BARONCINI

REFEREES: Galiberti and Brondi from Bologna

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

THE LEGHORN'S DERBY - 22th PART: THE MATCH OF 1974/75

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN 88-54

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 7, STEFANINI 16, TONIETTI 32, CASABIANCA, CASPRINI, MALANIMA 22, BERNARDINI, VORTICI 5, CASTRO, VATTERONI 6. ALLENATORE: RAFFAELE

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 6, PASQUINELLI 2, ARMILLEI 2, GUIDI 15, DAMI 8, VOLPI 5, GRANCHI 7, BRONDI, MARIANI 9, DELL'AGNELLO. COACH: BARONCINI

REFEREES: Morelli from Pontedera and Bertolini from Grosseto

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN v PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 76-74

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 20, PASQUINELLI 14, ARMILLEI, GUIDI 16, DEMI 10, VOLPI 2, GRANCHI, MARIANI 10, BIANCHI, DELL'AGNELLO 4. COACH: BARONCINI

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 4, STEFANINI 19, TONIETTI 21, CASABIANCA, CASPRINI, MALANIMA 10, BERNARDINI, VORTICI 7, CASTRO 13, VATTERONI. COACH: RAFFAELE

REFEREES: Vitolo from Pisa and Baldini from Florence

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN v PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 74-72

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 8, PASQUINELLI 10, GUIDI 28, DEMI 5, VOLPI 4, GRANCHI 12, MARIANI 7, BIANCHI, FANTONI, CININI. ALLENATORE: BARONCINI

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 4, STEFANINI 13, TONIETTI 21, CASABIANCA 2, CASPRINI, MALANIMA 22, BERNARDINI, VORTICI 3, CASTRO 7, VATTERONI. COACH: RAFFAELE

REFEREES: Fiorito from Rome and Verth di Trieste

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN 60-63

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 8, STEFANINI D. 14, TONIETTI 22, CASABIANCA, CASPRINI, BERNARDINI 4, VORTICI, CASTRO 5, STEFANINI P., VATTERONI 7. COACH: RAFFAELE

BARCAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 11, PASQUINELLI 13, ARMILLEI, GUIDI 14, VOLPI 13, GRANCHI 2, MARIANI 3, BIANCHI 6, FANTONI 1. COACH: BARONCINI

REFEREES: Filippone and Teofoli from Rome

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

THE LEGHORN'S DERBY - 21th PART: THE MATCH OF 1973/74

LIBERTAS LEGHORN v TONCELLI PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 70-63

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 8, BRIGANTI, PASQUINELLI 9, ARMILLEI, GUIDI 17, BERTOLINI, GARZELLI 4, DAMI 7, VOLPI 14, GRANCHI 11. COACH: BARONCINI.

TONCELLI PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 8, GIAURO 10, BONCIANI 9, VATTERONI V. 10, BERNARDINI 6, VORTICI, ASPIDI 8, CASTELLANI 2, CASTRO 5, VATTERONI F.. COACH: RAFFAELE

REFEREES: Corsani from Florence and Vitolo from Pisa


TONCELLI PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 58-56

TONCELLI PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: FILONI 8, GIAURO 10, BONCIANI 9, VATTERONI V. 10, BERNARDINI 6, VORTICI, ASPIDI 8, CASTELLANI 2, CASTRO 5, VATTERONI F.. COACH: RAFFAELE

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 9, BRIGANTI, PASQUINELLI 3, ARMILLEI 2, GUIDI 21, BERTOLINI, GARZELLI 4, DAMI 2, VOLPI 8, GRANCHI 2. COACH: BARONCINI

REFEREES: Tura from Bologna and Martelli from Naples

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Friday, June 25, 2010

THE LEGHORN'S DERBY - 20th PART: THE MATCH OF 1972/73

1st game - october 15, 1972

LIBERTAS LEGHORN v TONCELLI PL LEGHORN 60-55

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 10, MALANIMA 14, MARIANI 6, PASQUINELLI 5, GUIDI 19, CHIRICO 4, DAMI 2, VOLPI, GARZELLI, GRANCHI. COACH: BARONCINI

TONCELLI PL LEGHORN: FILONI 4, FORESI 2, TONIETTI 10, PAOLI, BONCIANI 2, VORTICI 4, ASPIDI 15, CEMPINI 5, CASTELLANI 2, NATALINI 11. COACH: RAFFAELE

REFEREES: Fantini from Reggio Emilia and Rosi from Rome



2nd game - january 14, 1973

TONCELLI PL LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 79-69

TONCELLI PL LEGHORN: FILONI 14, FORESI, TONIETTI 11, PAOLI 2, BONCIANI 4, VORTICI 6, ASPIDI 21, CEMPINI 2, CASTELLANI 6, NATALINI 13. COACH: RAFFAELE

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GIUSTI 4, MALANIMA 12, MARIANI 17, PASQUINELLI 2, GUIDI 23, CHIRICO 10, DAMI, VOLPI, GRANCHI, VAIANI 1. COACH: BARONCINI

REFEREES: Solenghi and Spozzi from Milan

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Friday, June 18, 2010

THE LEGHORN'S DERBY - 19th PART: THE MATCH OF 1968/69

1st game - December 8, 1968

FARGAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN v PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 61-54

FARGAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GUANTINI 6, BARONCINI 3, MARCACCI 11, CHIRICO 9, STEFANINI, PAOLO LUIGI 29, GARIBALDI 2, NATALI, TILLI 1, MARIANI. COACH: CACCO BENVENUTI
PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: MARTINELLI 8, TONIETTI, BERTUCCI 8, POZZILLI 9, VOLPI 4, MALVENTI, BOTTEGHI 10, GUIDI 13, SUGGI 12, BONCIANI. COACH: BARBIERI.

REFEREES: Brunetti from Trieste and Furlan from Monfalcone


2nd game - March 9, 1969

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v FARGAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN 46-89

PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN: MARTINELLI 6, TONIETTI 7, BERTUCCI 4, VOLPI 2, BRACCINI 2, MALVENTI 2, GUIDI 2, SUGGI 13, CASTRO 8, BONCIANI. COACH: GATTO.
FARGAS LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GUATINI 9, BARONCONI 6, MARCACCI 2, CHIRICO 14, STEFANINI 7, PAOLI LUIGI 22, GARIBALDI 17, NATALI 4, TILLI 6, MARIANI 2. COACH: CACCO BENVENUTI

REFEREES: Pezzullo from Alessandria and Burando

Thursday, June 17, 2010

THE LEGHORN'S DERBY - 18th PART: THE MATCH OF 1966/67

PORTUALE LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 56-59

PORTUALE LEGHORN: CIARANFI 2, MARTINELLI 8, ANDREO 12, LEONORI 2, POSAR 12, DAZZI, MAZZANTI 10, FAVILLA, POZZILLI 6, SUGGI 4. COACH: DAMIANI

LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GUANTINI 11, MARCACCI 7, GARIBALDI 3, CHIRICO 5, BOTTEGHI, RAFFAELE 17, ORZALI 9, BARONCINI 6, CEMPINI 1, BERNARDINI. COACH: GATTO
LIBERTAS LEGHORN v PORTUALE LEGHORN 81-61
LIBERTAS LEGHORN: GUANTINI 10, MARCACCI 20, GARIBALDI, CHIRICO 21, BOTTEGHI, RAFFAELE 8, ORZALI 5, BARONCINI 5, CEMPINI 12, BERNARDINI. COACH: GATTO.
PORTUALE LEGHORN: MARTINELLI 11, CIARANFI, ANDREO 4, LEONORI 1, DAZZI, SUGGI 13, FAVILLA, MAZZANTI 12, POZZILLI 12, POSAR 8. COACH: DAMIANI

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

LEGHORN'S DERBY - 17th PART: THE MATCH OF 1956/57

LIBERTAS LEGHORN v PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN 64-69
Derby uncertain and fought until the last second. Eventually check the Pallacanestro Leghorn five points. Pagnatelli was the executioner of Libertas scoring 34 points.
PALLACANESTRO LEGHORN v LIBERTAS LEGHORN 55-40
Still dominated derby Pallacanestro Leghorn, always followed by a large audience. This time the triumph of the boys coach Pinoschi was even sharper than the first leg. A determination was undoubtedly a flying start: after only 10 minutes of play the white blue led for 18 to 6.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

THE 1989 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: GAME 3

ENICHEM LEGHORN v PHILIPS MILAN 69-73

ENICHEM LEGHORN: FANTOZZI 13, FORTI 14, ALEXIS 20, CARERA 8, TONUT 10, WOOD 4, DE RAFFAELE, PIETRINI, PELLETTI, ROSSI. COACH: BUCCI
PHILIPS MILAN: D'ANTONI 6, PREMIER 9, MENEGHIN 3, MCADOO 13, KING 16, PITTIS 5, PESSINA 8, MONTECCHI 11, ALDI 2, BALDI. COACH: CASALINI.
LEGHORN - A game that Enichem discarded. The team of Alberto Bucci, after a disastrous start was held upright only by free throws. Seems to bounce back and half of the second game of village seems to have the game in hand with 9 points. But apparently made Tonut, Forti and Fantozzi lost the way of the basket and, simultaneously, was found by the Milan. It continued with both teams back to back or with a slight margin of advantage for "Labronici" but reached the last game with both teams in perfect equality (69 to 69). The match became unequal to the number of faults. Alexis and Carera had already left the field prematurely reached limit for fouls and other players "Gialloblu" who remained in the field had almost all four fouls. Nothing short of tragic situation because the Milan had in hand a deadly weapon, the bench longer. The basket is signed by McAdoo's victory at 57 seconds from the end of the "Lombard" leading the team on 69 to 71. The game could still be rectified Enichem but could not replicate. Tonut bezel in the wrong '"1 +1" for the third foul by Pittis and then, after a subsequent error to throw the same Pittis, the Leghorn have not controlled the ball and are no longer able to capture despite the desperate attempts of pressure of Milan. Enichem, which in prior periods was wrong for other times' "1 +1! Was punished not only by faults, just from those free throws at the beginning of the match allowed the team to stay afloat Bucci . The defeat of the "Gialloblu" has also affected the 0 to 10 to pull Alessandro Fantozzi.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

THE GREAT RIVALRY OF THE LEGHORN'S BASKETBALL: THAT DISTANT MAY 1978...

In the great basketball rivalries of Leghorn is certainly remember an incident 32 years ago which in these days of the anniversary. It was just May, the league was running out, and the Pallacanestro and Libertas Leghorn militated both in Serie B, and every game could be important. Pallacanestro Leghorn played and won at home against Olimpia Florence training putting a foot and a half in series A2. Libertas Leghorn instead went on stage in Chieti against the formation of Rodrigo. PL that was enough to win libertassini cousins. But that was a nice ... At the end of the first time is the Pallacanestro that Libertas Leghorn won. The Libertas, especially, scrambled Chieti with scrap +24 (43-19) at the end of the first portion of the game. But the range is unthinkable for Pielle. Libertas in the dressing room of an incoming call arrives that changes the situation. Are told, a big price, the outcome of cousins and so is the coach and ordered the players to turn the tide of the game. Are the replaced almost all players holders replaced by young players who were on the bench (though someone did not agree), and was returning from the locker rooms, the Libertas undergoing changes so the game of 72 points and handing victory to the hosts home with the final result of 97-77, forcing the playoff in Rome for Pallacanestro Leghorn own against Chieti. Playoff which also will be just as fatal training Rodrigo win with the final score of 85-80.

Friday, May 7, 2010

THE BIG LEGHORN'S BASKETBALL STORY: THAT DISTANT MAY 1978...

These days we talk a lot of sports rivalries, especially in soccer. Even basketball in Leghorn, in the most beautiful moment in its history (late 70s to late 80s) had less. Remember certainly historical incident 32 years ago, exactly in this period. In fact it was May, the league was running out, the Libertas Leghorn and Pallacanestro Leghorn militated both in Serie B, and every game could be important. And that is precisely why we start our story. The Pallacanestro Leghorn (for all Pielle) played and won at home against Olimpia Florence training putting a foot and a half in series A2. Libertas Leghorn instead went on stage in Chieti against the formation of Rodrigo. The "Pielle" Just the cousins "libertassini" win. But that was a nice... At the end of the first time the Pallacanestro and the Libertas Leghorn won. The Libertas especially win a big . difference +24 (43-19) at home in Chieti. But the range is impesabile for Pielle. Libertas in the dressing room of an incoming call arrives that changes the situation. Are told, a big shot, the result of PL and was ordained as the coach and players to turn the tide of the game. Are thus replaced almost all players holders replaced by young talent that was on the bench (though someone did not agree), and was returning from the locker rooms, changing the way the game Libertas undergoing many as 72 points (the first time he had suffered only 19) and handing victory to the hosts (91-77 final result) thus forcing a play-off in Rome, just against Chieti, Pallacanestro Leghorn. Playoff result that among other fatal since the Abruzzesi won with a score of 85-80. But it was a great rivalry, healthy and without violence, which has contributed over the years to follow to grow a passion for the sport throughout the city. A rivalry that is missing much...

Thursday, May 6, 2010

BUT LOOK WHO HAS PLAYED IN LEGHORN

Chris Haslam was born May 27, 1974 in Southport, England.
Her professional career more in the past Italy and has also worn the jersey of Basket Leghorn.
His career began in England (where basketball has little) where in 1997 wearing after a youth player with the jersey of the Wyoming Cowboys, the uniform of the Birmingham Bullets (1997-98). Then begins his European career.
First in Greece (1998-99) with the formation dell'Apollon Patras, then in Belgium (1999-2001) for two years with Verviers-Pepinster, Germany (2001-2002) with the colors of Mitteldeutscher BC, again in Belgium with the formation of Liège (2002-2003). In the summer of 2003 pass the Italian borders where he arrives at Leghorn for a trial. But this summer will not arrive in Leghorn where instead play basketball with the formation of Messina (2003-2004) 32 games where dispute. In 2004-2005 wears the uniform of Basket Leghorn (sponsored Villaggio Solidago) which played 31 matches in regular season scoring average of 4.3 points per game, gaining 3.3 rebounds, with 45.8% shooting from two and 44.1 % in free throws. In the summer of 2005 left the city of Mascagni and Modigliani and moved from Teramo (2005-2006). In 2006, still a transfer, in Sicily, with Pallacanestro Trapani (2006) where, however, leaves the team mid-season and moved back to England where he played in the United team of London (2006-2007). Finally in 2007 he moved to the Everton Tigers where he currently plays as a center.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

BYE BYE KEVIN!!!

Press release posted on the Milwuakee Bucks on improvisation death of Kevin Restani.
"MILWAUKEE — Former Bucks power forward Kevin Restani died in San Francisco after returning from Milwaukee where he had attended Game 3 between the Bucks and Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. He was 58.
The Bucks didn't say how Restani died on Sunday night. While in Milwaukee, he had participated in the North American Association of Club Athletic Directors basketball tournament.
Restani was playing for a team representing the Olympic Club of San Francisco.
The 6-foot-9 Restani was nicknamed "Big Bird" by then Bucks play-by-play man Eddie Doucette and played in Milwaukee from 1974-79. He averaged six points and 4.6 rebounds per game with the Bucks and played eight total seasons in the NBA, making stops in Kansas City, San Antonio and Cleveland."
bye bye "Big Bird" Kevin!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A YOUNG CLAUDIO BONACCORSI (PL)

PHOTO ARCI-UISP LEGHORN IN 70's
With pleasure we publish a photo sent to us by our visitor, Carlo Alberto Bottino (in the photo is number 10), which can recognize, of course, with the number 6, a Claudio Bonaccorsi that toddler on the basketball court Leghorn.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

KORAC CUP - PART 1: THE GAMES OF LIBERTAS LEGHORN IN SEASON 1984/85 (FIRST PARTICIPATION)

We begin the journey of games played by teams from Leghorn in Europe, especially in the Korac Cup where both the Libertas and Pallacanestro Leghorn Livorno were able to participate.
In this first part we'll show you lots of Libertas Leghorn first participation in the prestigious European competition in 1984/85 season.




October 30, 1984 - First Leg - 1st round Coppa Korac




WARRINGTON - BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN 87-69




WARRINGTON: Irish 16, Bannister 10, Penny 16, Jones, Miller 4, Brown 24, Lloyd 11, Bona 6, Ramsey, Brazil. Coach: Matthews




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN: Fantozzi 11, Jeelani 6, Restani 16, Tonut 10, Carera 16, Forti 10, Giusti, Rossi Massimo, Mori, Binelli Timante. Coach: Giancarlo Primo




Arbitrators: Mottart (Belgium) e Van Di Shoeck (Holland)




November 7, 1984 - Second Leg 1st round Coppa Korac




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN - WARRINGTON 93-65




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN: Fantozzi 13, Jeelani 20, Restani 17, Tonut 12, Carera 10, Forti 13, Giusti, Rossi Massimo 6, Mori 2, Binelli Timante. Coach: Giancarlo Primo




WARRINGTON: Irish 18, Bannister, Penny 3, Miller 3, Brown 14, Lloyd 7, Bona 18, Ramsey 2, Fogerty, Brazil. Coach: Matthews




Arbitrators: Topuzoglu (Turkey) e Zghoul (Israel)




December 4, 1984 - First day went group Quarter Final Coppa Korac




S.C.M. LE MANS - BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN 97-88




S.C.M. LE MANS: Ostrowski 29, Wymbs 26, Johnstone 10, Whittembourg 20, Collet 12, Ballon, Henry, Garry, Bougerois, Servolle. Coach: Grant




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN: Fantozzi 19, Jeelani 20, Restani 12, Tonut 14, Carera 5, Forti 14, Giusti 4, Rossi Massimo, Mori, Pedeni. Coach: Giancarlo Primo




Arbitrators: Brjs (Belgium) e Dogan (Israel)




December 18, 1984 - Second day went group Quarter Final Coppa Korac




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN - CAJA MADRID 107-90




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN: Fantozzi 23, Jeelani 22, Restani 26, Carera 15, Forti 17, Giusti, Rossi Massimo, Mori, Pedeni, Binelli Timante. Coach: Giancarlo Primo




CAJA MADRID: Morales 8, Philips 33, Thornton 12, Sautu 2, J.Llorente 4, A. Llorente 11, Beiran 6, Fermosel 4, Gaztanaga 10, Bradender. Coach: Gonzales De La Cuevas




Arbitrators: Zdrawko (Yugoslavia) e Woudsta (Holland)




January 9, 1985 - Third day went group Quarter Final Coppa Korac




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN - ARIS SALONICCO 100-94




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN: Fantozzi 15, Jeelani 18, Restani 32, Carera 6, Forti 6, Giusti 4, Rossi Massimo 17, Mori 2, Pedeni, Binelli Timante. Coach: Giancarlo Primo




ARIS SALONICCO: Yannakis 21, Galis 33, Dinion 16, Philippou 11, Wensell 13, Comanidis, Doxakis, Stamatis, Paramanidis, Kokolakis. Coach: Ionnanidis




Arbitrators: Zelinger (Israel) e Rabonjc (Yugoslavia)




January 16, 1985 - First day back Group Quarter Final Coppa Korac




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN - S.C.M. LE MANS 110-95




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN: Jeelani 27, Restani 10, Carera 27, Forti 21, Giusti16, Rossi Massimo 7, Mori 2, Pedeni, Coca, Binelli Timante. Coach: Giancarlo Primo




S.C.M. LE MANS: Ostrowski 19, Wymbs 20, Johnstone 16, Whittembourg 20, Collet 20, Ballon (N.E.), Henry (N.E.), Garry, Bougerois (N.E.), Servolle. Coach: Grant




Arbitrators: Durant (Turkey) e Schroeder (Luxembourg)




January 23, 1985 - Second day back Group Quarter Final Coppa Korac




CAJA MADRID - BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN 85-86




CAJA MADRID: Morales 11, Philips 24, Thornton 13, Sautu, J.Llorente 8, A. Llorente 3, Beiran 18, Fermosel, Gaztanaga, Bradender 8. Coach: Gonzales De La Cuevas




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN: Fantozzi 8, Jeelani 18, Restani 17, Tonut 7, Carera 21, Forti 6, Giusti 1, Rossi Massimo 8, Mori, Binelli Timante. Coach: Giancarlo Primo




Arbitrators: Vacente (Portugal) e Mezter (German)




January 30, 1985 - Third day back Group Quarter Final Coppa Korac




ARIS SALONICCO - BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN 83-72




ARIS SALONICCO: Yannakis 19, Galis 34, Dinion 10, Philippou 10, Wensell 4, Comanidis (N.E.), Doxakis 2, Stamatis (N.E.), Paramanidis, Kokolakis 4. Coach: Ionnanidis




BIRRA PERONI LEGHORN: Fantozzi 6, Jeelani 19, Restani 20, Tonut, Carera 8, Forti 8, Giusti 4, Rossi Massimo 7, Mori, Binelli Timante. Coach: Giancarlo Primo




Arbitrators: Wirowinck (Israel) e Dimitrov (Bulgaria)




In-depth talk about the upcoming Pallacanestro Leghorn in season 1988/89.




Wednesday, April 7, 2010

THE ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: GAME 2

PHILIPS MILAN v ENICHEM LEGHORN 100-81

PHILIPS MILAN: D'ANTONI 18, PREMIER 19, MENEGHIN 9, MCADOO 20, KING 2, ALDI 7, PITTIS 9, PESSINA 2, MONTECCHI 14, BALDI. COACH: FRANCO CASALINI

ENICHEM LEGHORN: TONUT 17, FANTOZZI 18, ALEXIS 11, CARERA 14, FORTI 13, WOOD 7, DE RAFFAELE 1, PIETRINI. N.E.: TEDESCHI E PELLETTI. COACH: ALBERTO BUCCI


MILAN - Enichem repeats some of the bad inconsistent performance in the semi-final second leg against Knorr Bologna, and allows Milan to return to full equality in race wins in the final. Philips has built its success on defense zone "1-3-1", which completely paralyzed the penetration of "Gialloblu" and simultaneously punished by the Premier of penetration is that of McAdoo. The game was already closed when we were only 3 minutes at the end of the first portion of the game because Milan were leading by 21 points. Bucci (Leghorn's coach) has reviewed something in the locker room in the mechanisms of Enichem and the team in the second half appeared more lucid and consistent. Alexis is moved while strong Premier mounts guard on Pittis. The results have been excellent, thanks to skilful counterattacks carried out by the Fantozzi are based in Leghorn scored a partial 9 to 2 that could also open the game. But after 2 minutes and 30 seconds is the fourth foul whistled Alessandro Fantozzi forcing Alberto Bucci to call him immediately on the bench. The team brings back the handbrake and Philips can live for a pension because in the meantime, the show begins D'Antoni, free from the close marking of Leghorn's captain, who puts a bomb after the other and numerous assists that help hosts to regain the +20. The last 10 minutes of race have anything to say now: Milan firmly hold the match in hand and lead you in perfect equality in the races.

Friday, April 2, 2010

CEDRICK HORDGES (PL)

Cedric Tyrone Hordges was born in Montgomery, 8 January 1957 and has played professionally as well as in the NBA, even in Italy, Spain and Argentina. The early career the past between the Auburn Tigers (1975/77) and S. Carolina Gamecocks (1978/80).
In Italy has dressed in the jersey for a season OTC Leghorn (Pallacanestro Leghorn) as you can also see from the picture side with the number 14 shirt company by via Cecconi's team. Horgdes played in the shadow of the four died in the 1984/85 season, playing 30 games.
In Italy he also played basketball Varese (1982/84) with basketball Pavia (1985/88) with the gymnastics Gorizia (1988/89), with Fortitudo Bologna (1989/90).
Then next sequence in the season he moved to Spain where he played in Granada (1991/92). In 1992 he returned to Italy where he played 4 games with the shirt of Modena.
In 1992/93 the transfer is happening here in Argentina. In Chile plays with mesh dell'Estudiantes Bahía (1992/93) and Luz y Fuerza (1993/94).
He also had a past through to the NBA where he donned the jersey of the Denver Nuggets 1980/82.
He retired in 1994.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

THE LAST SEASON BEFORE THE MERGER: LEGHORN AT THE FINAL FOUR OF ITALIAN CUP

1990/91 SEASON: LAST SEASON BEFORE THE MERGER. LIBERTAS LEGHORN (LL) (IN THIS PHOTO THE PLAYERS: TONUT, CARERA AND FANTOZZI) REACHES THE FINAL FOUR OF ITALY CUP AND LOSING IN SEMIFINAL AGAINST GLAXO VERONA COACHED BY ALBERTO BUCCI.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

THE 1989 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: GAME 1

ENICHEM LEGHORN v PHILIPS MILAN 92-79

ENICHEM LEGHORN: FANTOZZI 14, FORTI 19, ALEXIS 26, CARERA 8, TONUT 13, WOOD 9, DE RAFFAELE 3. N.E.: PIETRINI, PELLETTI E TEDESCHI. COACH: ALBERTO BUCCI.

PHILIPS MILAN: D'ANTONI 6, PREMIER 11, MENEGHIN 10, MCADOO 20, KING 19, PITTIS 9, PESSINA 2, MONTECCHI 3. N.E.: ALDI E BALDI. COACH: FRANCO CASALINI.
A battle of nerves, a heads up exhausting so many mistakes on both sides and then finally the final twist in the last five minutes gialloblu landed the blow of the ko here is the summary of the first clash between Enichem valid for the Scudetto and Philips. The impact of Leghorn in this final was tremendous. Labronici too strained to find the usual geometry, to develop their game to ensure the arrival of connections: in the ten opening minutes quintet Alberto Bucci gives even 12 balls lost to Milan, who became 16 in the final half-time. But the European champions have their own problems if it is true that good can not outdistance his opponents too much on tilt psychological. And in fact the maximum benefit achieved by the Milan is five lengths (about 20 to 25). Enichem then slowly dissolves, put aside the nervous tension and begins to duel on a par with the Philips. At 6 minutes before half time the draw has already happened and then the stretch is 5 points, but last fall and again in some naivete in Milan on the occasion to go and rest in perfect equality. In the second half Enichem you immediately forward it is the first stretch (54 to 48) but will not be the definitive one. Philips is lurking and the response of the European Champion not long in coming with a partial 7 to 0. It goes on for quite a bit with minimal benefits on both sides. The turning point comes with an intentional foul whistled McAdoo on David Wood that bothered by the defense of American player of Leghorn gets nervous. To this are added the play of Fantozzi, the bombs of heavy, punctuated by baskets of Tonut and Alexis, who annihilated the team Milan. The Libertas moved to the 1 to 0.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

TRAJKO RAJKOVIC

Are many great champions who have worn the jersey of one of two Leghorn's basketball teams. Today we speak of the great and unforgettable Trajko Rajkovic.

Trajko Rajkovic was born in the former Yugoslavia on December 7, 1937. His professional career is very much tied to Leghorn as was the only Italian team which has worn the jersey. He played with the jersey of Fargas Leghorn (Libertas) in the 1967-68 season, also winning the top scorer of the championship with 521 points. Unfortunately, the link ends with Leghorn immediately saw that the company relegated from Serie A to Serie B and has to send away their foreign players. At Leghorn, especially in the hearts of the supporters of Libertas, has left a wonderful memory because he was very much linked with their teammates and for all because it was an example of seriousness to be followed both in training and during matches.


He also played for the jersey of their national team winning two silvers (1965 and 1969) and one bronze (1963) at the European Championships; two silvers (1963 and 1967) and a gold (1970) World Championships; a silver (1968) to the Olympics.


He dies in 1970 three days after winning the world championships played at home.

Friday, February 26, 2010

LEGHORN ALSO WAS A KEY PLAYER IN EUROPE

Even teams Leghorn were protagonists in European competitions.
Especially the Libertas and Pallacanestro Leghorn have played, a total of 3 times, their match Korac Cup (the trophy in the photo), former European competition which was founded in 1972, has seen its abolition in 2002.
Leghorn, in its small, has played its part in 1984/85 with the formation of Libertas Leghorn sponsored by Birra Peroni, in 1988/89 with the Pallacanestro Leghorn sponsored by Allibert and again in 1989/90 with the Libertas Leghorn sponsored by Enimont.
Then everything ended with the merger, but if they still existed two the two companies, who knows if we would be here to recount only those shares or other equity maybe we would be telling perhaps the most prestigious competitions.
In this blog post all games played, with all statistics possible for you to relive those great emotion.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

EX HEAD COACH OF THE LEGHORN'S BASKETBALL TEAM WIN THE ITALIAN CUP

As we all know basketball is no longer Leghorn at the highest levels of national basketball team so we are forced to go elsewhere to see how they are former Leghorn in different societies of Lega A and LegaDue.
Today worthy of note is the second consecutive victory in the Italian Cup by the Monte dei Paschi di Siena and then, consequently, the second consecutive win by Luca Banchi (in the photo), former coach to our city and now assistant coach of Pianigiani.
Luca Banchi has been trained for years in the youth sector of the Don Bosco Leghorn where he won as coach of the junior training, three league titles and head-coach of the first team of Don Bosco and Basket Leghorn.
From all the staff our most sincere congratulations!

Friday, February 19, 2010

PERSONALITIES - 2nd PART: OTELLO FORMIGLI

We continue our journey in the great personalities who have made great history of basketball in Leghorn. Today we will talk about Otello Formigli style is not invented, but with a style is born.
Its elegance, its tranquility, his jokes have made the history of basketball amaranth.
This was Otello Formigli. With him the ball into wedges in Leghorn knew the reputation experiencing epic moments.
From the pioneering invention exploits the "levers basketball" until long marriage to the Libertas: there are many events that have marked a career of sacrifice, common sense and a touch of humor.
Epica his proverbial calm in dealing with the embarrassment of scoring because even under twenty points, continued to encourage his teammates, saying, "Okay. You are good. Keep it up '."
Was his famous phrase: "The important thing is PUT THE BALL IN THE BASKET", reserved for its athletes without any distinction of valor.
Knew how to teach and defuse, amuse and bring the sport in the common fact of everyday life. An asset of inestimable value for a player and a coach who is.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

THE LEGHORN'S DERBIES - 13th PART

A DERBY OF THE SEASON 1986/87. BOTH THE LEGHORN'S BASKETBALL TEAM, BOSTON ENICHEM (LL - IN YELLOW JERSEY) AND ALLIBERT (PL - IN JERSEY RED), TO MILITANCY IN THE ITALIAN TOP DIVISION (SERIE A1). CAN BE HELD IN THE PHOTO ROD GRIFFIN (LL), MASSIMILIANO ALDI (PL), JEFF COOK (LL) AND LARRY BOSTON (PL).

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

FORMER PLAYERS OF THE LEGHORN'S BASKETBALL TEAM: CHEVON TROUTMAN

After attending high school Williamsport Area High School goes to college, where he played for four years with the Panthers of the University of Pittsburgh. Here it remains until 2005, when he began his professional career in the Dominican Republic, through the Domingo Paulino Santiago first, and for the Metros de Santiago then, within a year.
Chevon Troutman lands in the season 2005/2006 to Leghorn where wearing the maroon jersey of Basket Leghorn (photo below). Just in the uniform of the Leghorn's basketball team is known by the general European public.
Fact, after having worn the jacket labronica, was hired by the Lyon-Villeurbanne (in the French league). Here has many satisfactions. In three years' residence in France has won the French Cup (2007/2008) and the French league (2008/2009).
Last summer, returns in Italy where it is put under contract by the formation of Air Avellino.
To date, Troutman is a player Air Avellino (photo above).

Friday, January 29, 2010

PERSONALITIES - 1st PART: BRUNO MACCHIA

Starting today a new journey in the history of basketball in Leghorn. From today we will begin to examine the major characters (managers, coaches and players) who have written important pages of basketball in our city and in Italy. We start by dr. Bruno Macchia.
Dr. Bruno Macchia has not only been among the pioneers of basketball in Leghorn, but has spent his entire life around the sport, first as a player, then as a coach, then as a manager, both provincial and national level.
He is also responsible for the formation of the first section of arbitration and the start of the women's basketball.
But Bruno Macchia is primarily related to the "Leve basketball", an initiative designed to leave an indelible mark. Board by the recruitment of many young people will leave out many talented basketball labronica who joined the history of basketball country.
From basketball Bruno Macchia not if they have never separated, even when they start to become weak given the age and should be supported by a club. Until the last days of his life, Dr. Macchia has continued to feed on basketball.
Today the old indoor stadium in Leghorn, the mythical PalAllende, which saw the legendary business teams own citizens is called on his behalf, calling it PALAMACCHIA.

Friday, January 15, 2010

BOOKS ON THE LEGHORN'S BASKETBALL HISTORY - 4th PART: "ALESSANDRO FANTOZZI, 10 E LODE"

Authors: Eustachio Fontana - Publication Year: 1997
The book recounts the career of one of the great champions who have emerged from the "forge" of players who had Leghorn: Alessandro Fantozzi .The biography was made by the writer Eustachio Fontana simple and written in a lofty and tells the entire career, from toddlers to the gym until the return of the Gymnasium in Don Bosco in 1996, passing through the adventures of Rome, Reggio Emilia and Reggio Calabria.
The book was released in 1997 and then miss all that part of Alessandro Fantozzi career when playing in Capo d'Orlando (Sicily), his retirement and his new coaching career.