The top receiver Facundo Conteone of the figures of the Argentine volleyball team that won the bronze medal in the last Olympic Games in Tokyo, will return to Argentina and will play the next League 2022/23 in volleyball city, his first club.
Conte, 32 years old, comes from getting on the podium of the powerful Polish Plusliga. He today communicated his return to Ciudad, the club where he learned to play volleyball, with an emotional video of him through his social networks.
“15 years ago this beautiful journey began. With volleyball I traveled the world, I played in many countries, in the best clubs and in the best leagues. I had the privilege of fulfilling many of my dreams, but I always had one pending: to return home Because in reality it all started when it was just a game and in my club I learned to love volleyball. So I decided that it is time to return home, to return to the City with the 7, “said the volleyball player.
Conte will arrive in the country in the coming weeks to join the Argentine National Team and will have his presentation at the City in advance of the commitments with the selected team he leads Marcelo Mendezwhich will play on June 2 and 3 against the Netherlands at the Héctor Etchart de Ferro stadium.
“In the most important signing in the history of the Club and, without a doubt, in one of the most outstanding incorporations of volleyball in our country in recent decades, Facundo decided to return to Argentina in a great personal moment to wear the shirt again with the one who took her first steps in the discipline,” reported Muni.
Conte leads the celebration of Argentina. (AFP)
Facundo, son of Hugo Conte (one of the glories of Argentine volleyball, bronze medal in the 82 World Cup and in the 88 Seoul Olympic Games, considered one of the eight best volleyball players of the 20th century by the FIVB), he went through the leagues of Italy, Poland, Brazil , Russia and China. With the national team, which he has been part of since 2007 -the year he played in the Under 19 Youth World Cup-, his main achievement was the Olympic bronze medal at Tokyo 2020. He also won the gold medal at the 2015 Toronto Pan American Games.
Ciudad Vóley was the runner-up in the last two seasons of the Argentine ACLAV League after losing the finals with UPCN de San Juan.