Alberto Sgarbi

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Alberto Sgarbi
Full name Alberto Sgarbi
Date of birth (1986-11-26) 26 November 1986 (age 31)
Place of birth Montebelluna, Veneto, Italy
Height 1.92 m (6 ft 3 12 in)
Weight 101 kg (223 lb)
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Professional / senior clubs
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2006– Treviso 140 (85)
correct as of 8 June 2014.
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2008– Italy 29 (10)
correct as of 8 June 2014.

Alberto Sgarbi (born 26 November 1986 in Montebelluna) is an Italian rugby union player who plays at Centre for Benetton Treviso in the RaboDirect Pro12 and the Italian national team

Benetton Rugby

Sgarbi joined Benetton Rugby Treviso in the 2006–07 season, with a few appearances in the Super 10 Italian Premiership and the Heineken Cup.

In the 2007–08 season Sgarbi has been highlighted in the match against Amatori Catania, in which he scored 4 personal tries and was elected "Man of the Match". At the end of the season will be 7 individual tries scored.

The 2009–10 season was the maturation of the player, with the capture of three titles (Super 10 Italian Premiership, Italian Cup and Italian Super Cup), 5 tries and best individual performance in the Heineken Cup, where he played every match in the XV holder.

On 4 September 2010 he debuted in the then-Magners League with Benetton Rugby Treviso in the historic 34-28 victory against Scarlets of Wales.


After being launched in the National youth teams, Sgarbi was part of the Italy "A" in the IRB Nations Cup 2007 and was called in Italy to prepare the World Cup in France in 2007.

He was called up to the Italy squad for the 2008 Six Nations Championship and he get his first Italian International cap against England on 10 February 2008.

He participated in the 2010 IRB Nations Cup with Italy and scoring his first points for an Italy team, thanks to a try during the final match of the event against Romania.

He returned with the Italy squad at the end of July 2010 and in autumn 2010, thanks to excellent start to the season in the Magners League, Sgarbi was used by Nick Mallett from the first minute in the two Test Matches against Australia and Fiji.

At the 2011 Six Nations Championship he was deployed from the first minute in the opening match against Ireland and has confirmed that he is very solid defensively, with a memorable tackle on Jonathan Sexton, and he is capable of finding important gaps in attack.

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