Meet Gianluca Cugini: The World Renowned Football And Sharks Statistician

June 01 18:51 2017

GIANLUCA CUGINI is an Italian-born football statistician that is already known for evoking high flying deeds when it comes to combining football and sharks statistics. With the wealth of experience garnered over the years while working for DATASPORT of Milan as football statistician and then International Federation Football History & Statistics (IFFHS) and his traveling experiences to over 110 countries of the world, he has established himself as one of the leading statisticians the game of football has ever produced.

Gianluca Cugini started his career with football stats very young; he was only 22 when he worked at the FIFA World Cup, in which Azzurri, Italy’s national team was playing. Initially, he worked for DATASPORT—a company that provides services for sporting events around the world—as a football statistician, starting in 1987. In time, he left Datasport and began working the same job at the IFFHS. In 2002, he was assigned to be the head of Italy’s IFFHS division, a position which he held from 2002 until 2012. From 2012 to 2013, he served as World Executive Board of the IFFHS. He was the first Italian in the Football History (IFFHS).

As highlighted by Gianluca Cugini, “In my career, I did the statistics of football at all levels. Hundreds and hundreds of games: FIFA WORLD CUP, FIFA World Cup Clubs, FIFA Confederations Cup, UEFA Euro Championship, Champions League, UEFA Super cup, Serie A and Italy Cup, Italy Super cup, FIFA Century Club, FIFA World Cup sub 20, Olympic Games.In particular, i really enjoyed working for Azzurri at the FIFA World Cup. Then from 2002, I became the man responsible for the IFFHS (International Federation of Football History & Statistic) for Italy.”

Gianluca doesn’t just calculate statistics for football games, but he also researches statistics on sharks which was propelled through his traveling to over 110 countries of the world and this has made him possess a resume that is yet to be matched up by any football statistician.

“The passion for sharks became very strong especially after I saw the documentary “Men and sharks” of Bruno Vailati, a work of great impact, especially for those times. When I was a kid I had a friend who had a boat and I always carried with him, and when I saw them (blue sharks) it was love at first sight. Once in the Adriatic Sea were very common.Said Gianluca Cugini. Then another key moment was the meeting with one of the world greatest sharks experts: Dr. Alessandro de Maddalena that began to publish my work. I believe him to have written at least 20 books on sharks! I think that is really amazing and is still very young! If I think that when I was “child” I could never find a book about sharks in my city! Except for The Shark, Splendid Savage of the Sea of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, this is also a satisfaction. He added.

“GREAT WHITE SHARK RECORDS by GIANLUCA CUGINI

WHITE SHARK (DAKAR / SENEGAL 1982) 8.08 JUAN ANTONIO MORENO&DE MADDALENA

WHITE SHARK (MALLORCA “I” / SPAGNA 1969) 8.00 MCCLAIN (* doubt : 6.40 ?)

WHITE SHARK (BOSFORO / TURCHIA 1926) 7.90 KABASAKAL 2014

WHITE SHARK (BOSFORO / TURCHIA 1958) 7.80 KABASAKAL 2014

WHITE SHARK (HUALIEN BAY / TAIWAN 1997) 7.00 VICTOR LIN

WHITE SHARK (SANDUN / CHINA 2008) 7.00 VICTOR LIN

WHITE SHARK (MARSIGLIA / FRANCIA 1925) 6.80 DE MADDALENA / MALIET / BANSCH 2015

WHITE SHARK (FILFFLA / MALTA 1987) 6.79 DE MADDALENA / BANSCH / HEIM 2016

WHITE SHARK (GANZIRRI / ITALIA 1961) 6.66 DE MADDALENA / MALIET / BANSCH 2015 

WHITE SHARK (INDONESIA / 2013) 6.60 FAHMI & DHARMADI 2014

WHITE SHARK (KANGAROO ISLAND / AUSTRALIA 1987) 6.45 DE MADDALENA / BANSCH / HEIM 2016

WHITE SHARK (CASTILLO / CUBA 1945) 6.40 BIGELOW/ SCROEDER 1948

WHITE SHARK (MALLORCA “II” / SPAGNA 1969) 6.30 MOREY 2003 (* see point I)

WHITE SHARK (PHILIP ISLAND / AUSTRALIA 1987) 6.30 ELLIS & MC COSKER 1991

WHITE SHARK (MALLORCA “III” / SPAGNA 1976) 6.20 MOREY 2003

WHITE SHARK (PALIOURI / GRECIA 1985) 6.08 BARDANIS

Others (only estimated)

WHITE SHARK (MALLORCA “III – IV” fantastic ! / SPAGNA 1987) >6.00 * estimated underwater off the ARENA/MALLORCA, CUGINI WHITE SHARK (PESCARA / ITALIA 1945) 6.00 CUGINI / DE MADDALENA 2003

”BLUE SHARKS RECORDS by GIANLUCA CUGINI

(FIRST UPDATE …..)

BLUE SHARK 3.80 m USA (DE MADDALENA)

BLUE SHARK 3.80 m (* valued NICE / FRANCE / 1899) (2015 DE MADDALENA / BANSCH / MALIET)

BLUE SHARK 3.70 m (STELLWAGEN, USA 2010) – (GREG SEARS, 2010 DE MADDALENA / HEIM)

BLUE SHARK 3.70 m (* valued) (PESCARA, ITALY 2002) – (2003 CUGINI / DE MADDALENA)

BLUE SHARK 3.40 m (GIULIANOVA, ITALY 1995) – (2003 CUGINI / DE MADDALENA)

BLUE SHARK 3.30 m (RHODE ISLAND, USA 2010) – (Joe ROMERO, 2010 DE MADDALENA / HEIM)

BLUE SHARK 3.20 m (TARANTO, ITALY 2008) – (2008 CUGINI)

Through his career as a football statistician, he was able to develop his interest in this magnificent animal. And as to why he especially loves blue sharks, in particular, he explains that he is a great fan of Azzurri, who wear bright blue outfits.

For more information, follow him on his twitter account: https://twitter.com/GCugini

He could also be followed via his facebook accounts: https://www.facebook.com/gianluca.cuginiiffhs or https://www.facebook.com/gianlucac.cugini

For additional catches of interest please contact: gianlucacugini@hotmail.com

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Company Name: International Federation Football History & Statistics
Contact Person: Gianluca Cugini
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Phone: 08566685
Country: Italy
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