Facundo Conte is the new Jurassic Knight!

Created: 24.05.2021

 

Facundo Conte joins Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie. He is the second Argentinean who will play in yellow and green colors.

Facundo Conte will be the second Argentinean after Maxi Cavanna in Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie. They both know each other very well, not only on the pitch but also privately. They come from Buenos Aires and they played together many years in the national team of Argentina.

– Fans in Poland already know Facundo. What can I say about him as a friend? He is a great person, a fighter who keeps going all the time. I am very happy that I will play with him in the same team. We can give fans a lot of fun next season. I experienced many things with Facundo: championships, cups, practices. Of course, each of us has our quality, but we are both players who play fast, we like fast balls, so it will definitely be a lot of fun – Maxi Cavanna says.

– I believe in this project. I’ve heard so many good things about the seriousness of the project you are building, good players and also Maxi Cavanna being one of my best friends. Being able to play together in such an amazing league as PlusLiga was for sure the first goal for me – the new Jurassic Knight says. – I love playing in Poland, I’ve heard so many good things about Zawiercie’s fans. Maxi always tells me that this is amazing place to play so I’m very excited and very motivated for this new adventure together – Conte adds.

Facundo Conte is 31 years old and was born in Vicente López in the suburbs of Buenos Aires. He is the son of Argentine volleyball player Hugo Conte, who was a bronze medalist at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. He made his first steps in senior volleyball in the team Rosario Sonder, with which he won the Argentine championship in 2006. In 2007 he made his way to Europe. He moved to Italy where he played for SP TTTLines Catania. Then he changed the club to Zinella Bologna, from where he moved in 2010 to Lube Banca Marche Macerata. With this famous team he won the CEV Challenge Cup next year.

Facundo is well known to Polish fans. In 2013-2016 he played for PGE Skra Bełchatów. In his first season he won the Polish Championship and in the next two bronze medals. In addition, in the 2016 he won the Polish Cup and 1.5 years earlier he won the Polish SuperCup.

– He is a player with great experience and quality. In addition to the many trophies he has won, he also brings with him the experience of winning the title in Poland with PGE Skra Belchatow, which is very important for us as a team. I know the volleyball qualities of Facundo Conte very well. I led the national teams of Serbia and Iran against Argentina in many games, in which Facundo was the leader and one of the best players. I really appreciate his quality, I hope for good cooperation and I am sure that he will show his quality next year in Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie. – Igor Kolaković, our head coach, says.

Facundo Conte spent the last three years in Brazil, where he played for Funvic Taubate for the first year and he won the championship. Then he moved to Sada Cruzeiro. He won the Brazilian Cup twice and in 2019 he played in the final of the FIVB Club World Championship, where Sada lost 1-3 to Cucine Lube Civitanova. However, he was selected as the best outside hitter of this event. Conte is also the gold medalist of the 2020 CSV South American Club Championship.

– After 5 long years, Facundo returns to European volleyball. It will be a new opening for him. We are very glad that he decided to take up this challenge in Zawiercie – club’s president Kryspin Baran says. – It is also a proof that a good opinion about our club spreads around the world quickly. The friendship with Maxi Cavanna, who does not hide that he feels great in Jura, certainly helped in this case. We hope that Facundo will find himself in the team immediately thanks to that – the President of the Board of Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie adds.

Facundo Conte made his debut for Argentina as a 19-year-old in 2008. He won with his national team gold medal at the 2015 Pan American Games and silver at the 2011 South American Championships. He is also a gold medalist at the 2008 South American Junior Championship. He participated in the Olympics in 2012 and 2016, reaching the quarter-finals.

Facundo Conte

Born: 25.08.1989 in Vicente López, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Position: Outside hitter

Height: 198 cm

Spike: 350 cm

Block: 326 cm

Senior career:

  • Rosario Sonder (2005-2006)
  • Metropolitana (2006-2007)
  • Geba (2007-2008)
  • Sp Pallavolo Catania (2007-2009)
  • Zinella Bologna (2009-2010)
  • Lube Banca Marche Macerata (2010-2011)
  • Energy Resources San Giustino (2011)
  • Acqua Paradiso Monza Brianza (2011-2012)
  • Dinamo Krasnodar (2012-2013)
  • PGE Skra Bełchatów (2013-2016)
  • Fudan University Shanghai (2016-2018)
  • El Jaish (2017)
  • Funvic Taubate (2018-2019)
  • Sada Cruzeiro Volei (2019-2021)
  • Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie (2021- )

Sporting achievements:

CSV U21 South American Championship:

  • gold (2008)

FIVB U21 Club World Championship:

  • bronze (2009)

CSV South American Championship:

  • silver (2011)

Pan American Games:

  • gold (2015)
  • bronze (2011)

Argentine Championship:

  • gold (2006)

Argentine Cup (2006)

CEV Challenge Cup (2011)

Polish Championship:

  • gold (2014)
  • bronze (2015, 2016)

Polish SuperCup (2014)

Polish Cup (2016)

Chinese Championship:

  • gold (2017, 2018)

Brazilian Championship:

  • gold (2019)

FIVB Club World Championship:

  • silver (2019)

Brazilian Cup:

  • gold (2020, 2021)

CSV South American Club Championship:

  • gold (2020)

Individual awards:

  • Polish SuperCup – Most Valuable Player (2014)
  • CEV Champions League – Best Outside Spiker (2015)
  • Pan American Games – Most Valuable Player (2015)
  • Polish Cup – Best Receiver (2016)
  • FIVB Club World Championship – Best Outside Spiker (2019)
  • CSV South American Club Championship – Best Outside Hitter (2020)

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