Marco Bortolami rugby player
Marco Bortolami rugby player

Marco Bortolami

12th Jun 1980 1.96m/112kg No 5 Lock

Bortolami was soon made captain of Italy's Under-21 side, before making his full international debut against Namibia in June, 2001, when he was just 20. At the age of 22, Bortalami was made Italy's youngest ever captain. In his first-ever World Cup start – against Tonga in 2003 – he picked up an injury and missed the decisive match against Wales, which saw the Azzurri eliminated from the competition. After impressing in the 2004 Six Nations Championship championship, he was once again awarded the captaincy for the 2005 Summer tour of Japan. After the tour he joined French club Narbonne. In the 2007 Six Nations Championship, Bortolami led Italy to their first away win in the competition against Scotland at Murrayfield, which was also the first time Italy have won more than one game in a single Six Nations Championship.

Updated 9/13 AO'R


image Benetton Rugby
Head Coach
2023 - present Petrarca
No 5 Lock
1999 - 2004
033666-rugby-narbonne Narbonne
No 5 Lock
2004 - 2006
image (2) Gloucester Rugby
No 5 Lock
2006 - 2010
aironi Aironi
No 5 Lock
2010 - 2012
Italy Italy
No 5 Lock
2001 - 2015
image (10) Zebre Parma
No 5 Lock
2012 - 2016