4 May, 2017 – Famous Football statistcian GIANLUCA CUGINI proudly announces to the general public his passion for Blue Sharks.
GIANLUCA CUGINI an Italian-born football statistician presently based in Pescara, Abruzzo works for the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS). He specializes on analyzing teams’ strengths and weakness, projecting their likelihood of winning matches and contribution of new development strategies.
GIANLUCA CUGINI, a charismatic man with an impressive resumé, his career kick started at a very young age of 22, when he worked at the FIFA World Cup, in which Azzurri, Italy’s national team played.
He worked as a football statistcian with DATASPORT in the year 1987,a company that provides services for sporting events around the world.
He was assigned to be the head of Italy’s IFFHS division IN 2002, he held the position till 2012.
He served as World Executive Board Member of the IFFHS. Between 2012-2013 being the first Italian in the Football History.
In recent years Gianluca works as a Marketing consultant (in the football category, of course).
Although Gianluca adores his job, stressing it is much more pleasureable owing to his familarity with sports from his youth.He was known for his unique competence when he competed in young football tournaments. He believes being a former player has been the basis to his enhanced statistician skills.
GIANLUCA CUGINI has worked at the FIFA World Cup, FIFA World Cup Clubs, the Confederations Cup, UEFA Euro Championship the Champions League, UEFA Supercup, Serie A and Italy Cup, Italy Supercup, FIFA World Cup sub 20, Olympic Games…
In particular, he really enjoyed working for Azzurri at the FIFA World Cup.
In one interview, he said “being a football statistician gives me great satisfaction … because it combines my two great passions:football and statistics.”
Thanks to his illustrious awesome career, he has been to 110-plus countries on all seven continents. He hasn’t stopped touring the world, either: he intends to keep on travelling so that he can learn new things.
In the course of travelling around, Gianluca has discovered new hobbies. One of these is his interest in Blue Sharks, which has led to his calculatively study, researching and taking of statistics on Blue Sharks.
Gianluca doesn’t just calculate statistics for football games, but he also researches statistics on these Blue Sharks. These fascianting creatures (Prionace glauca) which are located in temperate and tropical climates are greatly threatened by human fishing. Their skin is used for leather, and their fins for shark-fin soup. In fact, people fish them so much that the International Union for Conservation of Nature has deemed them as having a near threatened status.
Gianluca has been passionate about sharks for a long time. During his childhood days he often see Blue Sharks at the sea, whenever he goes there with his friend who owns a boat.
When Gianluca saw them for the first time, he says, it was love at first sight. Blue Sharks actually used to be quite common in the Adriatic Sea (which shares border with his home country- Italy) but unfortunately this is no longer the case, due to fishing. His interest got heightened and solidified when he saw Sharks and men (Uomini e squali), a documentary by Bruno Vailati.
Gianluca further developed his interest in Blue Sharks when he met Dr. Alessandro De Maddalena, one of the world’s most well-known Shark experts. Dr. De Maddalena agreed to publish a work by Gianluca, for which he is thankful. “I think he is really amazing,” Gianluca says of his favorite marine biologist.
He adds that, as a child, he was saddened by the fact that he could never find many books about sharks. He did find one such book, however — The Shark: Splendid Savage of the Sea, by Jacques-Yves Cousteau — which he still holds fondly in his heart today.
”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)
BLUE SHARK 3.10 m (VALENCIA, SPAIN 2010) – (2010 JOAN BARRULL & MATE)
BLUE SHARK 2.80 – 3.00 m (PESCARA, ITALY 2000) – (2003 CUGINI / DE MADDALENA)
BLUE SHARK 2.70 – 2.90 m (SILVI , ITALY 1999) – (2003 CUGINI / DE MADDALENA)
BLUE SHARK 2.60 – 2.80 m (GIULIANOVA , ITALY 2002) – (2003 CUGINI – DE MADDALENA)
BLUE SHARK 2.80 m (PESCARA , ITALY 1987) – (1987 CUGINI)
BLUE SHARK 2.80 m (CROTONE, ITALY 2016) – (2016 CUGINI)
Gianluca is grateful for his career as a football statistician, his interest in this magnificent animal. Blue Sharks.
Gianluca is not only great at his job, but he’s also a world traveler with a lot of stories to tell. His passion for Blue Sharks encourages his fans every where to learn more about the animal, its conservation, environment and by extension how it could improve our natural world.
Meet GIANLUCA CUGINI on any of these social media handles
Facebook 1: https://www.facebook.com/gianluca.cuginiiffhs
Facebook 2: https://www.facebook.com/gianlucac.cugini
Contact Person: GIANLUCA CUGINI