Gianfranco Lombardi

Gianfranco "Franco" Lombardi (born 20 March 1941) is an Italian retired professional basketball player and coach. During his playing career, his nickname was "Dado".[1] In 2006, he was inducted into the Italian Basketball Hall of Fame.

Gianfranco Lombardi
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Lombardi (right) c. 1965–66
Personal information
Born20 March 1941 (1941-03-20) (age 78)
Livorno, Italy
Listed height6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m)
Listed weight212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
Playing career1956–1973
PositionSmall forward
Coaching career1972–2001
Career history
As player:
1956–1958Pallacanestro Livorno
1958–1970Virtus Bologna
1970–1972Fortitudo Bologna
1972–1973AMG Sebastiani Rieti
As coach:
1972–1975AMG Sebastiani Rieti
1977Libertas Forlì
1988–1989Scaligera Verona
1990–1992Mens Sana Siena
1992–1994Libertas Livorno
2001Basket Napoli
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Professional playing careerEdit

During his club career, Lombardi led the top-tier level Italian League in scoring, in 1964 and 1967.

National team playing careerEdit

Lombardi was a part of the senior Italian national basketball teams that won a gold medal at the 1963 Mediterranean Games and finished in the fourth, fifth and eighth places at the 1960 Summer Olympics, the 1964 Summer Olympics, and the 1968 Summer Olympics, respectively.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

After he retired from playing basketball, Lombardi had a long career coaching career, working as a head coach for numerous teams in the Italian League.


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