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Ottorino Flaborea

Biographical information

TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameOttorino•Flaborea
Used nameOttorino•Flaborea
Nick/petnamesCapitan Uncino
Born5 March 1940 in Concordia Sagittaria, Venezia (ITA)
Measurements197 cm / 105 kg
AffiliationsPallacanestro Biella, Biella (ITA) / Pallacanestro Varese, Varese (ITA)
NOC(s) Italy


Ottorino Flaborea started his basketball career with Libertas Biella between 1954-64 before spending eight years with Pallacanestro Varese, where he won four consecutive Italian titles (1969-72), three Intercontinental Cups (1966, 1970 and 1973), three European Cups (1970-71 and 1973), one European Cup Winners’ Cup (1967) and four Italian Cups (1969-1971, 1973).

Flaborea won the first of 129 international caps (scoring 73 points) against Argentina in 1962. He appeared at three Olympics (1964, 1968 and 1972), two European Championships (1967 and 1971) and one World Championship (1970). A bronze medal at the 1971 Europeans in Germany was his best finish. After retirement, Flaborea became coach of Basket Brescia (1974-75) and later Vigliano Basket (1980-2000). He was inducted into the Italian Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.


Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1964 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) Basketball, Men Olympic Italy 5 Representing Italy    
1968 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) Basketball, Men Olympic Italy 8 Representing Italy    
1972 Summer Olympics Basketball (Basketball) Basketball, Men Olympic Italy 4 Representing Italy    

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