Men's volleyball star who became a legend in Italian volleyball by playing with the men's national team from 1999 to 2012 and winning three Olympic medals. Additionally, he won multiple European Championships and World League Championships.
He began his career with SS Volley Motula in 1991.
He received the Officer's Order of Merit of the Italian Republic in 2004.
He married Vera Mastrangelo and has children named Samuele and Nicole.
He played with Ivan Zaytsev at the Olympic Games in 2012 and 2016.