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Italian Basketball Federation

History of FIP

Costitution

The birth of basketball in Italy dates from 1907, when Ida Nomi, member of C.T. femminile della Federginnastica ( the Italian Gymnastics Federation) translated the rules into Italian and popularised the game, which was then called “Palla al cesto” (Ball in the basket). Basketball activities took place from 1919 onwards (the first match we know of was played in the gardens of the Royal Villa in Monza). In 1920, on the initiative of Manlio Pastorini, Federginnastica admitted the new sport among its sporting disciplines and the first national championship took place (won by Foraza and Constanza Brescia). On 2 November 1921, in the Columbo Brewery of Milan, the constitutive statutes of Federazione Italiana Basket-Ball (the Italian Federation of Basketball) (FIB) were approved and the Federation was entrusted to a Management Committee. The following 21 December, the first Federal Assembly was held (with 10 clubs) and Arrigo Muggiani was elected as president. In 1930, the Federation, supported by Federginnastica, was recognised by CONI and moved to Rome, where it worked under a commissioner system, always within the framework of Federginnastica. It then became fully independent in 1931. In 1932, on the initiative of the FIP, the International Federation (AIBA) was established in Rome. Recognised by the FIP, the League of Series A Male Clubs was founded in 1970 and the female one in 1976. On 9 July 1994, the 29th General assembly was held in Ostia and it modified the statute introducing the professional system for Series A players. The Federation is listed in Law, no. 426 of 16/02/1942.

Denomination

In 1921 Federazione Italiana Basket-Ball (the Italian Basket-Ball Federation) (FIB), then in 1925 Italiana Palla al Cesto (the Italian Ball in the basket Federation), in 1930 Federazione Italiana Palla al Canestro (the Italian Basketball Federation), which remains the current spelling construction.

Federal Offices

From 1921 to 1929 in Milan; since 1930, in Rome.

First National Championships

1920 (Men), 1930 (women).

First appearance at the Olympic Games:

1936.

Presidents

ITALIAN BASKET-BALL FEDERATION

1921 -1925 Arrigo Muggiani


ITALIAN BALL IN THE BASKET FEDERATION

1926 -1930 Ferdinando Negrini

ITALIAN BASKETBALL FEDERATION

1930 Hon. Augusto Turati

1930 Alberto Buriani

1931 Giuseppe Corbari

1931 - 1942 Earl Giorgio Asinari di San Marzano

1942 - 1943 Vittorino Viotti

1944 Carlo Donadoni

1944 Guido Graziani

1945 Decio Scuri

1945 Enrico Castelli

1946 - 1954 Aldo Mairano

1954 Vittorio Muzi di Dogliola

1954 - 1965 Decio Scuri

1965 - 1975 Claudio Coccia

1976 - 1992 Enrico Vinci

1992 - 1999 Giovanni Petrucci

1999 - 2008 Fausto Maifredi

2008 - Dino Meneghin

2009 - 2013 Dino Meneghin

2013 - Giovanni Petrucci

Secretaries

1921 -1926 Marco Muggiani

1926 - 1929 Ugo Bombelli

1929 - 1930 Aldo Nardi

1930 - 1931 Cesare Tifi

1931 - 1943 Vittorio Muzi di Dogliola

1943 - Raoul Rabaglietti

1945 - Giuseppe Monicelli

1946 - 1966 Vittorio Muzi di Dogliola

1966 - 1978 Umberto Garcea

1978 - 1985 Giovanni Petrucci

1985 - 1994 Massimo Ceccotti

1994 - 1997 Giorgio Cannella

1997 - 2005 Massimo Blasetti

2005 Maurizio Bertea

 

Via Vitorchiano, 113, Rome

Phone:+39 06 3348 1301

Fax:+39 06 6227 6232

Url:www.fip.it

President:Giovanni Petrucci

Secretary:Maurizio Bertea