Saturday, February 16, 2008

Enzo D’Angelo: The generous giant of Napoli

Enzo D’Angelo, has been one of the best centre-forwards of the Italian and World Water Polo of the 70’s. Well known for his generosity and optimistic character, Enzo D’Angello, was born in Bacoli, province of Naples in 1951. He played for Rari Nantes Napoli and then for Canottieri Napoli of Fritz Dennerlein, winning four National titles (’73-’75-’77-’79) and one European Champions Cup in 1978. With the Italian National team of Gianni Lonzi, he won the bronze medal in Cali, 1975 World Championships, the silver in Montreal 1976 Olympic Games and also participated in Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. In 1985 he started a successful coaching carrier, leading Canottieri Napoli to winning the 1990 Italian Championship and to playing the final of 1991 European Champions Cup.
Enzo D’ Angelo passed away prematurely on February 6, 2008.