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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Dino Meneghin, Italy > talk  From HoopHall.com: Dino Meneghin, a native of Alano di Piave, Italy, is widely regarded as one of the greatest International players ever and the finest Italian basketball player in history. Dino holds the Italian National Team, set records for most games (271) and points (2,947). From the age of 16 to 44, Meneghin played in Italy's top division where he dominated play while participating in a record 836 games and scoring 8,560 points. He appeared in four Olympic Games (1972, 1976, 1980 silver medal, 1984). Meneghin led his Italian Club teams to a record 13 Cup of Champions Finals and a record seven championships. He led his teams to a pair of Cup of Cup championships and four Intercontinental Cup titles. Meneghin also won the Korac Cup with Olimpia Milano in 1985. He captured four championships playoffs, Italy Cup, European and Intercontinental Cup in the same year three times (1970, 1973, 1987). In 1991, Meneghin was named by Giganti del Basket as the greatest player in European history. He led Italy to a record six Italy Cups and his teams were runner-up 18 times in Cups and Playoff competition. With the Italian National Team, he led Italy to the 1983 European Championships (bronze medals in the 1971 and 1975 championships) and a record 12 national titles. He led Italy to fourth places finishes in the World Championships in 1970 and 1978. With the National Team, Meneghin set records for most games played with (271) and points scored (2,947).
Dino Meneghin Profile

Name: Dino Meneghin
Nickname: N/A
Born: January 18, 1950
Status: Retired, INducted into the Basketball Hall-Of-Fame on September 05, 2003
Origin: Alano di Piave, Italy
Height: 6-9/2,06m
Weight: 240lbs/107,4kg
Schools: N/A
Drafted: 1970, by the Atlanta Hawks
Languages: Italian, English
Website: InterBasket & HoopsHall Profile
Teams (jersey): Italian National Team, Ingnis (Verese, Italy) (1966-81), Olympia (Milano, Italy) (1981-90, 1993-94), Stefanel (Trieste, Italy) (1990-93)
Ibn Notes: In 1970, Meneghin became the first foreign player to ever be drafted by an NBA team In 1970, Dino was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks.  In Meneghin's 20 seasons in the Italian league, Dino lead his teams to an amazing twelve Italian Basketball League Championships (1969-74, 1977-78, 1982, 1985-87, 1989) and finished second place in those Italian Championships eight times.  In 1980, he helped the Italian National Team bring home the silver medal from the Moscow Olympics.  Dino Meneghin is a legend and in 2003, he became the second Italiain to ever be inducted into the Basketball Hall-Of-Fame. Back in 1991, FIBA named Meneghin as one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players with the likes of other international basketball legends Arvydas Sabonis, Nikos Galis, Juan Antonio Corbalan, Andrew Gaze,  Oscar Schmidt, Teo Cruz, Sergei Belov, Drazen Petrovic, Modestas Paulauskas, Toni Kukoc, Alexander Volkov, and Vlade Divac among others... the list was determined by votes from a group of international experts and coaches.
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