Luca Cantagalli

Luca Cantagalli (born 11 August 1965 in Cavriago) is an Italian volleyball former player who was twice World champion with his national team in 1990 and 1994. He was nicknamed "bazooka" by the fans, due to his powerful spikes. He competed at three Olympic Games, winning a silver medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.[1]

Luca Cantagalli
Medal record
Men's Volleyball
Representing  Italy
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1996 Atlanta Team Competition
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1990 Brazil Team Competition
European Championship
Gold medal – first place 1989 Sweden Team Competition


Debuting on 18 March 1986, he totalled 330 caps for Italy men's national volleyball team. He was four times Italian champion and three times European Champion (1989, 1993 and 1995).

After announcing his retire at the end of the 2005-2006 season, he played shortly for the team of his native Cavriago in the A2 series of Italy. Cantagalli retired in 2007.


Club Country From To
Panini Modena   Italy 1980-1981 1989-1990
Sisley Treviso   Italy 1990-1991 1992-1993
Modena   Italy 1993-1994 1997-1998
Palermo   Italy 1998-1999 1999-2000
Modena   Italy 2000-2001 2003-2004
Taranto   Italy 2004-2005 2004-2005
Santa Croce sull'Arno   Italy 2005-2006 2005-2006
Cavriago   Italy 2006-2007


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Luca Cantagalli Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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