The former player is from Damiani died at 64 in Pordenone. He went up to A1 with the Belluno Volleyball
The world of volleyball in Belluno is in mourning for the disappearance of a friend. In fact, yesterday in Pordenone Alessandro Spessotto, one of the protagonists of the promotion to Serie A of the Belluno Volleyball, passed away. He was 64. “Otto”, as everyone called him, had played at De Mas in the 82-83 season, winning the A1 series in the famous match in Ravenna. It also remained the first year of the top flight, when two super champions such as Jouni Parkkali and Mike Dodd also arrived in Belluno.
He was certainly not one of the owners, but his presence in the locker room was felt all right, so much so that he often returned to our parts, where the bond of friendship with old teammates has always been strong.
«He was missing a friend and a unique teammate», says Walter De Barba, «I spent many years in the 80’s volleyball with him. He was not an acquired man from Belluno, but one of us. As captain of that team I can say that he will always remain with us and in my thoughts. He was always available and present, the symbol of the true teammate ».
After the two seasons in Belluno, it was De Barba who wanted him in A2 in 1988 in the then Rex Pordenone, the last high-level experience under the net, before jumping into work, with a task of great responsibility in the Triveneto with Siemens. .
«I remember that he collaborated with the Centro Estate Viva in Cordenons», continues De Barba, «they were fields in sand. He organized tournaments and sometimes we met for a nice reunion ».
A malignant tumor killed him on Wednesday. Recovered from a previous similar problem, “Otto” had a severe relapse from which he never recovered. Tonight at 19.30 the rosary at the church of Sant’Agnese di Roraipiccolo, where the funeral will be celebrated tomorrow at 10.30. He leaves his children Marco, manager at Ferrari, and Eleonora as well as his wife Maria Pia.
Last year, the Belluno conquered the A3. And at the last race of his career the setter was Gian Luca Colussi, the son of Anna Fenos, the manager of the Cordenons sports center, who remembers him moved. Surely this aspect was important to raise the morale of Spessotto who in recent months was became gloomy and thoughtful. On the other hand, he had confided to friends that perhaps he would not arrive at Christmas.