Biella brings ex-captain Soragna home

Jul 07, 2009 by Print
Matteo SoragnaAngelico Biella announced Tuesday that former captain Matteo Soragna signed a three-year agreement with the club. Soragna (199, 33) returns to Biella after five seasons at Benetton Treviso. He played for Biella between 200 and 2004. Soragna has been one of Benetton's most consistent players in recent seasons and gives Biella much-needed European experience ahead of the Eurocup campaign. Last season Soragna averaged 6.8 points on 51.4% three-point shooting in 24 minutes over 13 Eurocup games, helping the club reach the Eurocup Final Eight. Soragna began his career with Juvi Cremona and has also played for Pistoia, Barcellona and Benetton. Among his career highlights are winning the Italian championship, Italian Cup and Italian Super Cup with Benetton. Soragna also played for the Italian national team and won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and a bronze medal at the 2003 European Championships in Stockholm.

"I'm pleased that I was wanted here," Soragna said. "Biella is growing and has big plans and I am happy to be able to take part. I am delighted that after five years away I found the interest and enthusiasm towards me from the club and I return with great enthusiasm."