It’s hard to imagine the Italian national team without Alessandro Campagna.
He has guided the “Settebello” for more than 15 years. The crown of his successful playing career was the Olympic gold in Barcelona in 1992.
Coaching Italy, Campagna won silver at the 2012 Olympic Games and bronze in Rio four years after, two gold medals at the World Championships (2011 and 2019), etc. In 2022, Italy was one of the best teams in the world. The Italians finished 2nd at the World Championships, losing to Spain in the final after a penalty shootout. A few weeks after that, they won their first-ever World League gold. At the end of the summer, Italy reached the semifinals of the European Championships and took 4th place.
“We had many competitions this year. Some players were excellent at World Championships, some at the Europeans, and some in the World League. The criterion for my choices was continuity. I picked the players who played well in all competitions. Therefore, the comment for each of the five players is the same – they had a continuity of performances throughout the season.”