Volleyball: farewell to Michele Pasinato, champion of the generation of phenomena

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They called it the «Generation of Phenomena». It was there men’s volleyball from the nineties, the one capable of going to the roof of the world. Michele Pasinato, who passed away at the age of 52, was part of that group of players led by Julio Velasco who entered the myth of Italian sport.

After five months of illness he died in his own Padova, where he had played for most of his career and where he continued to work following the youth sector.

Even today he has the record of points scored in the regular season of the top flight of the Italian league: 7.

031 points in 280 games. He made 252 international appearances by winning the 1998 World Championship in Tokyo and two European Championships in 1993 in Turku and in 1995 in Athens. He was the protagonist at the European Championships: on both occasions it was he who scored the decisive points. He was an opposite-hitter and in the national team he shared the role with Andrea Zorzi, one of the strongest ever. They played together in the national team that saw Andrea Lucchetta, Lorenzo Bernardi, Luca Cantagalli on the field.

The site of Feather trolley he remembers that «those who have had the good fortune to know him tell of an impeccable man and athlete, always ready with his simple attitudes to show attachment to the blue jersey and more generally to volleyball. A passion so strong that he attached it to his sons Edoardo and Giorgio, both young volleyball players ».

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