Skipper Bologna
#4 Guard United States of America 1977 Height: 1.93
#4 Guard United States of America 1971 Height: 1.88
#5 Guard Italy 1975 Height: 1.92
#7 Forward Italy 1971 Height: 2.15
#8 Center France 1977 Height: 2.05
#9 Center Serbia 1966 Height: 2.08
#11 Guard Italy 1974 Height: 2.00
#12 Forward Slovenia 1977 Height: 1.99
#13 Center Croatia 1968 Height: 2.10
#15 Forward Italy 1975 Height: 2.10
#16 Guard Italy 1968 Height: 1.98
#17 Forward Italy 1983 Height: 2.03
#18 Guard Russian Federation 1980 Height: 1.98
#19 Forward Croatia 1969 Height: 2.00
#20 Guard United States of America 1966 Height: 1.88
Head coach Italy 1962
EuroLeague 2001-02
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 17 14 550:07 200 25/54 40/93 30/41 10 28 38 55 27 28 7 4 38 46 210
CELESTAND, JOHN 5 5 107:04 22 3/10 4/11 4/7 2 8 10 14 1 9   1 13 9 16
EVTIMOV, VASSIL 11 10 172:30 75 34/62   7/18 28 35 63 11 15 15 1 3 29 19 98
FUCKA, GREGOR 20 19 638:17 381 119/236 18/49 89/139 63 101 164 26 38 48 10 9 64 128 428
GALANDA, GIACOMO 16 4 276:01 100 21/36 14/38 16/23 17 28 45 9 10 20 9 4 50 21 74
GOLDWIRE, ANTHONY 11 4 256:47 76 19/43 9/31 11/20 7 12 19 16 14 17   4 31 21 39
KOVACIC, EMILIO 13 9 247:39 99 41/76 1/1 14/21 19 40 59 10 11 13 8 2 26 24 128
MANCINELLI, STEFANO 3 0 21:57 5 1/2 1/3     1 1     1     4   -2
MARCELIC, DAVOR 9 4 248:04 93 16/24 18/44 7/12 19 27 46 9 6 8     21 15 101
MENEGHIN, ANDREA 19 10 523:11 199 33/70 32/90 37/47 7 33 40 48 34 34 3 3 74 41 149
MILIC, MARKO 18 15 382:13 167 64/122 4/15 27/41 36 28 64 25 32 35 2 11 50 45 156
MILOSSERDOV, ALEKSANDER 5 2 43:23 7 1/5 1/9 2/2 1   1 1 1 3     9 2 -12
PECCHIA, MATTEO 1 0 4:00 2 1/1   0/2                 1 1  
PILUTTI, CLAUDIO 13 3 206:39 67 8/18 16/24 3/7 5 16 21 11 5 8 1   29 6 52
ROBINSON, RUMEAL 2 0 25:15 7 2/3 1/2     1 1 3   2     6 2 3
SAVIC, ZORAN 19 1 321:53 175 43/65 19/53 32/51 13 40 53 18 11 33 1 1 58 45 136
Totals     4025:00 1675 431/827 178/463 279/431 241 428 669 256 248 283 42 42 504 426 1654
Average     201:15 83.75 52.1% 38.4% 64.7% 12.05 21.4 33.45 12.8 12.4 14.15 2.1 2.1 25.2 21.3 82.7
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 17 14 32:21 11.8 46.3% 43% 73.2% 0.6 1.6 2.2 3.2 1.6 1.6 0.4 0.2 2.2 2.7 12.4
CELESTAND, JOHN 5 5 21:24 4.4 30% 36.4% 57.1% 0.4 1.6 2 2.8 0.2 1.8   0.2 2.6 1.8 3.2
EVTIMOV, VASSIL 11 10 15:40 6.8 54.8%   38.9% 2.5 3.2 5.7 1 1.4 1.4 0.1 0.3 2.6 1.7 8.9
FUCKA, GREGOR 20 19 31:54 19.1 50.4% 36.7% 64% 3.1 5 8.2 1.3 1.9 2.4 0.5 0.5 3.2 6.4 21.4
GALANDA, GIACOMO 16 4 17:15 6.3 58.3% 36.8% 69.6% 1.1 1.8 2.8 0.6 0.6 1.3 0.6 0.3 3.1 1.3 4.6
GOLDWIRE, ANTHONY 11 4 23:20 6.9 44.2% 29% 55% 0.6 1.1 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.5   0.4 2.8 1.9 3.5
KOVACIC, EMILIO 13 9 19:03 7.6 53.9% 100% 66.7% 1.5 3.1 4.5 0.8 0.8 1 0.6 0.2 2 1.8 9.8
MANCINELLI, STEFANO 3 0 7:19 1.7 50% 33.3%     0.3 0.3     0.3     1.3   -0.7
MARCELIC, DAVOR 9 4 27:33 10.3 66.7% 40.9% 58.3% 2.1 3 5.1 1 0.7 0.9     2.3 1.7 11.2
MENEGHIN, ANDREA 19 10 27:32 10.5 47.1% 35.6% 78.7% 0.4 1.7 2.1 2.5 1.8 1.8 0.2 0.2 3.9 2.2 7.8
MILIC, MARKO 18 15 21:14 9.3 52.5% 26.7% 65.9% 2 1.6 3.6 1.4 1.8 1.9 0.1 0.6 2.8 2.5 8.7
MILOSSERDOV, ALEKSANDER 5 2 8:40 1.4 20% 11.1% 100% 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6     1.8 0.4 -2.4
PECCHIA, MATTEO 1 0 4:00 2 100%                     1 1  
PILUTTI, CLAUDIO 13 3 15:53 5.2 44.4% 66.7% 42.9% 0.4 1.2 1.6 0.8 0.4 0.6 0.1   2.2 0.5 4
ROBINSON, RUMEAL 2 0 12:37 3.5 66.7% 50%     0.5 0.5 1.5   1     3 1 1.5
SAVIC, ZORAN 19 1 16:56 9.2 66.2% 35.8% 62.7% 0.7 2.1 2.8 0.9 0.6 1.7 0.1 0.1 3.1 2.4 7.2
Average     201:15 83.75 52.1% 38.4% 64.7% 12.05 21.4 33.45 12.8 12.4 14.15 2.1 2.1 25.2 21.3 82.7
Accumulated Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 3 3 75:06 25 6/8 4/12 1/4 2 6 8 8 5 6 4   6 7 32
FUCKA, GREGOR 6 6 170:05 90 30/69 4/14 18/30 20 27 47 8 12 17 3 2 19 35 96
GALANDA, GIACOMO 6 1 104:07 40 10/18 5/17 5/7 8 13 21 4 5 8 6 2 16 7 35
GOLDWIRE, ANTHONY 6 3 160:17 53 12/31 7/22 8/14 6 8 14 12 9 12   4 19 13 26
KOVACIC, EMILIO 5 5 137:46 55 20/36 1/1 12/18 13 25 38 8 5 10 5   13 15 81
MANCINELLI, STEFANO 2 0 20:00 5 1/2 1/2     1 1     1     3    
MARCELIC, DAVOR 6 4 187:39 75 15/22 14/33 3/6 17 22 39 7 6 6     15 12 89
MENEGHIN, ANDREA 5 3 128:00 51 8/11 7/19 14/16   9 9 10 11 15 1   19 14 45
MILIC, MARKO 5 4 112:33 46 19/32 2/8 2/6 9 5 14 9 11 8   2 14 11 44
PILUTTI, CLAUDIO 2 1 23:03 9 0/2 3/6         1   2     7   -4
SAVIC, ZORAN 5 0 81:24 33 7/16 3/15 10/16 3 12 15 6 3 13     14 14 17
Totals     1200:00 482 128/247 51/149 73/117 84 145 229 73 86 99 19 10 145 128 502
Average     200:00 80.33 51.8% 34.2% 62.4% 14 24.16 38.16 12.16 14.33 16.5 3.16 1.66 24.16 21.33 83.66
Average Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 3 3 25:02 8.3 75% 33.3% 25% 0.7 2 2.7 2.7 1.7 2 1.3   2 2.3 10.7
FUCKA, GREGOR 6 6 28:20 15 43.5% 28.6% 60% 3.3 4.5 7.8 1.3 2 2.8 0.5 0.3 3.2 5.8 16
GALANDA, GIACOMO 6 1 17:21 6.7 55.6% 29.4% 71.4% 1.3 2.2 3.5 0.7 0.8 1.3 1 0.3 2.7 1.2 5.8
GOLDWIRE, ANTHONY 6 3 26:42 8.8 38.7% 31.8% 57.1% 1 1.3 2.3 2 1.5 2   0.7 3.2 2.2 4.3
KOVACIC, EMILIO 5 5 27:33 11 55.6% 100% 66.7% 2.6 5 7.6 1.6 1 2 1   2.6 3 16.2
MANCINELLI, STEFANO 2 0 10:00 2.5 50% 50%     0.5 0.5     0.5     1.5    
MARCELIC, DAVOR 6 4 31:16 12.5 68.2% 42.4% 50% 2.8 3.7 6.5 1.2 1 1     2.5 2 14.8
MENEGHIN, ANDREA 5 3 25:36 10.2 72.7% 36.8% 87.5%   1.8 1.8 2 2.2 3 0.2   3.8 2.8 9
MILIC, MARKO 5 4 22:30 9.2 59.4% 25% 33.3% 1.8 1 2.8 1.8 2.2 1.6   0.4 2.8 2.2 8.8
PILUTTI, CLAUDIO 2 1 11:31 4.5   50%         0.5   1     3.5   -2
SAVIC, ZORAN 5 0 16:16 6.6 43.8% 20% 62.5% 0.6 2.4 3 1.2 0.6 2.6     2.8 2.8 3.4
Average     200:00 80.33 51.8% 34.2% 62.4% 14 24.16 38.16 12.16 14.33 16.5 3.16 1.66 24.16 21.33 83.66
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 14 11 475:01 175 19/46 36/81 29/37 8 22 30 47 22 22 3 4 32 39 178
CELESTAND, JOHN 5 5 107:04 22 3/10 4/11 4/7 2 8 10 14 1 9   1 13 9 16
EVTIMOV, VASSIL 11 10 172:30 75 34/62   7/18 28 35 63 11 15 15 1 3 29 19 98
FUCKA, GREGOR 14 13 468:12 291 89/167 14/35 71/109 43 74 117 18 26 31 7 7 45 93 332
GALANDA, GIACOMO 10 3 171:54 60 11/18 9/21 11/16 9 15 24 5 5 12 3 2 34 14 39
GOLDWIRE, ANTHONY 5 1 96:30 23 7/12 2/9 3/6 1 4 5 4 5 5     12 8 13
KOVACIC, EMILIO 8 4 109:53 44 21/40   2/3 6 15 21 2 6 3 3 2 13 9 47
MANCINELLI, STEFANO 1 0 1:57     0/1                   1   -2
MARCELIC, DAVOR 3 0 60:25 18 1/2 4/11 4/6 2 5 7 2   2     6 3 12
MENEGHIN, ANDREA 14 7 395:11 148 25/59 25/71 23/31 7 24 31 38 23 19 2 3 55 27 104
MILIC, MARKO 13 11 269:40 121 45/90 2/7 25/35 27 23 50 16 21 27 2 9 36 34 112
MILOSSERDOV, ALEKSANDER 5 2 43:23 7 1/5 1/9 2/2 1   1 1 1 3     9 2 -12
PECCHIA, MATTEO 1 0 4:00 2 1/1   0/2                 1 1  
PILUTTI, CLAUDIO 11 2 183:36 58 8/16 13/18 3/7 5 16 21 10 5 6 1   22 6 56
ROBINSON, RUMEAL 2 0 25:15 7 2/3 1/2     1 1 3   2     6 2 3
SAVIC, ZORAN 14 1 240:29 142 36/49 16/38 22/35 10 28 38 12 8 20 1 1 44 31 119
Totals     2825:00 1193 303/580 127/314 206/314 157 283 440 183 162 184 23 32 359 298 1152
Average     201:47 85.21 52.2% 40.4% 65.6% 11.21 20.21 31.42 13.07 11.57 13.14 1.64 2.28 25.64 21.28 82.28
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
BASILE, GIANLUCA 14 11 33:55 12.5 41.3% 44.4% 78.4% 0.6 1.6 2.1 3.4 1.6 1.6 0.2 0.3 2.3 2.8 12.7
CELESTAND, JOHN 5 5 21:24 4.4 30% 36.4% 57.1% 0.4 1.6 2 2.8 0.2 1.8   0.2 2.6 1.8 3.2
EVTIMOV, VASSIL 11 10 15:40 6.8 54.8%   38.9% 2.5 3.2 5.7 1 1.4 1.4 0.1 0.3 2.6 1.7 8.9
FUCKA, GREGOR 14 13 33:26 20.8 53.3% 40% 65.1% 3.1 5.3 8.4 1.3 1.9 2.2 0.5 0.5 3.2 6.6 23.7
GALANDA, GIACOMO 10 3 17:11 6 61.1% 42.9% 68.8% 0.9 1.5 2.4 0.5 0.5 1.2 0.3 0.2 3.4 1.4 3.9
GOLDWIRE, ANTHONY 5 1 19:18 4.6 58.3% 22.2% 50% 0.2 0.8 1 0.8 1 1     2.4 1.6 2.6
KOVACIC, EMILIO 8 4 13:44 5.5 52.5%   66.7% 0.8 1.9 2.6 0.3 0.8 0.4 0.4 0.3 1.6 1.1 5.9
MANCINELLI, STEFANO 1 0 1:57                         1   -2
MARCELIC, DAVOR 3 0 20:08 6 50% 36.4% 66.7% 0.7 1.7 2.3 0.7   0.7     2 1 4
MENEGHIN, ANDREA 14 7 28:13 10.6 42.4% 35.2% 74.2% 0.5 1.7 2.2 2.7 1.6 1.4 0.1 0.2 3.9 1.9 7.4
MILIC, MARKO 13 11 20:44 9.3 50% 28.6% 71.4% 2.1 1.8 3.8 1.2 1.6 2.1 0.2 0.7 2.8 2.6 8.6
MILOSSERDOV, ALEKSANDER 5 2 8:40 1.4 20% 11.1% 100% 0.2   0.2 0.2 0.2 0.6     1.8 0.4 -2.4
PECCHIA, MATTEO 1 0 4:00 2 100%                     1 1  
PILUTTI, CLAUDIO 11 2 16:41 5.3 50% 72.2% 42.9% 0.5 1.5 1.9 0.9 0.5 0.5 0.1   2 0.5 5.1
ROBINSON, RUMEAL 2 0 12:37 3.5 66.7% 50%     0.5 0.5 1.5   1     3 1 1.5
SAVIC, ZORAN 14 1 17:10 10.1 73.5% 42.1% 62.9% 0.7 2 2.7 0.9 0.6 1.4 0.1 0.1 3.1 2.2 8.5
Average     201:47 85.21 52.2% 40.4% 65.6% 11.21 20.21 31.42 13.07 11.57 13.14 1.64 2.28 25.64 21.28 82.28
Club info
Few cities anywhere in the world can match the passion or excitement for basketball that Bologna, Italy - otherwise known as Basket City - has shown historically, which makes Fortitudo's presence in the 2008-09 Eurocup nothing but a boost for a new competition. Fortitudo, under the direction of new head coach Dragan Sakota, also hopes that this new competition can help revive the club after a few tough seasons. Fortitudo's basketball division, 72 years old, took a long road to prominence, only reaching the Italian first division in 1966. The 1976-77 season provided the next milestone as Fortitudo reached the Korac Cup finals. After some highs and lows, the team returned to Italy's first division for good in 1992. Fortitudo's fortunes began to soar soon, reaching the first of three consecutive Italian League finals in 1996. The club finally unlocked its trophy case when it captured the 1998 Italian Cup, led by Carlton Myers and Gregor Fucka. Fortitudo also came within one step of the Euroleague Final Four in consecutive seasons. After three missed opportunities, Fortitudo added the Italian League crown to its collection in 1999-2000. The next highlight came in 2004, when Fortitudo reached the Euroleague title game, which despite a loss to Maccabi Tel Aviv, capped a fantastic Euroleague season that included road wins in Tel Aviv and Moscow. The next season, with a new generation of local talents led by Stefano Mancinelli and Marco Belinelli taking center stage, Fortitudo won its second Italian League title by downing Armani Jeans Milano 3-1 in the finals – its ninth title series in 10 years. In the Euroleague, winning seasons in 2005 and 2006 were not enough to propel the club to the playoffs and 2007 saw the club slip and miss even the Top 16. Last season, the club began a rebuilding project and made its first appearance in the ULEB Cup, where it narrowly missed advancing to the elimination rounds. This year, Sakota will run out a new-look squad with only one player, Mancinelli, still with the club from its last Euroleague run. Joe Forte, who led the team in scoring last season, anchors a backcourt that features playmaker Marcelo Huertas, rookie Jamont Gordon and veterans Davide Lamma and Matteo Malaventura. Mancinelli and Qyntel Woods compliment one another at the forward spots and inside, the taller Earl Barron and the beefy Uros Slokar also have the potential to fit well together, while rookie Kieron Achara and veteran Alessandro Cittadini ensure that there will always be plenty of energy, rebounding and defensive help off the bench. Sakota has the task of bringing this talented group together. Working in his favor is the experience and desire to win among the veterans, which should be plenty to steer the young guys in the right direction. And if the chemistry works out, the rest of the Eurocup had better watch out.
Trophy Case
Italian National Championship
1999-00, 2004-05
Italian National Cup
1998
Italian Supercup
1998, 2005
# Player Pos. H.
4 CELESTAND, JOHN G 1.93
4 GOLDWIRE, ANTHONY G 1.88
5 BASILE, GIANLUCA G 1.92
7 FUCKA, GREGOR F 2.15
8 EVTIMOV, VASSIL C 2.05
9 SAVIC, ZORAN C 2.08
11 MENEGHIN, ANDREA G 2.00
12 MILIC, MARKO F 1.99
13 KOVACIC, EMILIO C 2.10
15 GALANDA, GIACOMO F 2.10
16 PILUTTI, CLAUDIO G 1.98
17 MANCINELLI, STEFANO F 2.03
18 MILOSSERDOV, ALEKSANDER G 1.98
19 MARCELIC, DAVOR F 2.00
20 ROBINSON, RUMEAL G 1.88
President:
Gilberto Sacrati
Club Address:
Via Nannetti 1, 40122 Bologna - Italy
Arena:
PALADOZZA