Amazing Life of Cecilia Zandalasini

Cecilia Zandalasini is one of the most promising young woman basketball players in the present time. She was born on March 16, 1996, in Italy. She plays for Minnesota Lynx (as small forward) of the WNBA (Women’s National Basketball Association), Fenerbahçe (Turkish team), and the Italian national team.

From the very early of her age, she is passionate about sports, and she started playing professionally from 2010.  Cecilia was the most valuable player (MVP) of the 2016 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship for Women. This tournament held in Matosinhos, Portugal, where 16 teams participated. She won six youth club championship while playing with ASD Geas Basket. It is an Italian basketball club for women from Sesto San Giovanni, founded back in 1955. In this article, we will figure out more about her professional life, career, lifestyle, net worth, etc.

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Cecilia Zandalasini is the daughter of Roberto Zandalasini and Paola Lombardi. She had a colorful childhood. Her brother Andrea also used to play basketball as a professional player.

Physical description

  • Height – 6 feet and 2 inches (1.88 m)
  • Weight – 170 lbs (79 kg)
  • Ethnicity – White Italian
  • Eye color – Light brown
  • Hair color – Dark brown
  • Sexuality – straight


Cecilia has not revealed her relationship status in the media. So we cannot come to any conclusion about her personal life or relationship. Additionally, there’s no such strong evidence by which we could able to know whether she is engaged or not.


Apart from playing basketball Cecilia enjoys movies, traveling, and spending time with her family. She also loves painting, art, taking photos, and drawing in general. From the social media appearance, we reckon that Cecilia loves to wear Adidas products.  During leisure time, she loves to roam around and take photographs as well.

Income & net worth

Cecilia Zandalasini is one of the wealthiest basketball players from Italy. She earns about 42,500 USD from Minnesota Lynx per year. On the other hand, her weekly salary is around 792 USD. In 2019, an estimated net worth of Cecilia Zandalasini is approximately 200,000 USD.


So far Cecilia Zandalasini has participated in 14 events.

Event Rank


EuroLeague Women (2018) 9,7 3 0,7
FIBA EuroBasket Women (2017): Final Round 7th 19 9,6 2
FIBA EuroBasket Women (2017): Final Round 9,1 3, 4 1, 7
FIBA EuroBasket Women (2017): Qualifiers Enter your text here… 10, 6 4, 4 1, 4
EuroLeague Women (2016) 3, 4 2, 3 0, 7
EuroLeague Women (2015) 4,3 3, 3 1, 2
EuroBasket Women (2015): 2nd Qualifying Round 15th 3, 2 2 0,6
Total (Average Per Event) 8,5 4 1,2

Youth level

Event Rank


FIBA U20 Women’s European Championship (2016): Division A 2nd 22 9 2,6
U20 Women’s European Championship (2015): DIVISION A 5th 11, 1 5, 2

1, 8

U18 Women’s European Championship (2014): DIVISION A 7th 11, 8 4,4 2, 2
U18 Women’s European Championship (2013): DIVISION A 6th 13, 9 6, 3 1, 7
FIBA U17 World Championship for Women (2012) 6th 8 4, 5 2, 3
U16 Women’s European Championship (2012): DIVISION A 2nd 14, 7 8, 6 1, 9
U16 Women’s European Championship (2011): DIVISION A 3rd 15, 4 5, 9 1, 6
Total (Average Per Event) 13, 8 6, 3 2

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Career summary

  • Gear basket (2013 to 14 season)

ASD Geas Basket is a woman basketball team based in Italy that I mentioned earlier in this article. They were the first team from Western Europe who won the European cup back in 1978.

During 2013-14, Cecilia played with this team. She was 17 when she started playing with this team. She earned a total point of 314 in 20 games.

  • PF Schio (2014 to 2018 season)

Pallacanestro Femminile Schio is another Italian woman basketball team in Schio. This team is also known as Beretta Famila Schio for sponsorship purposes. They play in Serie A (Lega Basket Femminile (LBF). It is the premier national league for women in Italy.

Cecilia started playing with this team back in 2014. PF Schio won Coppa Italia during the 2016-17 season. PF Schio reached the playoff finals of Serie A1. This team continued to play the Euro League Woman, where Cecilia had a team-averaged 13.5 points per game. EuroLeague Women is also officially known as FIBA Euro League Women. And it is the top professional basketball league for women’s club in Europe.

  • EuroBasket

European Women Basketball Championship or EuroBasket Women (2017) was the 36th edition women’s basketball tournament in the European continent. This tournament served as a qualification for the 2018 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup, held in Spain.

In this tournament, Cecilia’s total average point was 19.0, which was 2nd in the event. And also 9.6 boards, which were 3rd in that event. Based on this performance, she took place in the all-tournament team.

Jeff Taylor is an American journalist since 1990 and started covering basketball news when he moved to Europe in 1996. For the outstanding performance of Cecilia, Jeff Taylor mentioned as the most magnificent Women debut in history.

  • Minnesota Lynx (2017 to present)

Minnesota Lynx is a professional women’s basketball based in Minnesota in the United States. This team won WNBA in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017. Glen Taylor is the owner of this team; he is an American millionaire businessman.

Minnesota Lynx hired Cecilia Zandalasini on 28th August in 2017, when they had only three games left in their 2017 regular season. In the regular season, Cecilia could play 18:37 and 11 in the playoffs, where Minnesota Lynx won. On February 7th, 2018, she resigned from Lynx for the season of 2018.

  • Fenerbahçe (2018 to present)

Fenerbahçe is a multi-sport club based in Turkey.  This club founded in 1954, and it has become the most successful club in domestic competition. They won a total of 41 trophies and had remarkable success in European competition as well.

Back on 2018 July 4th, Cecilia contracted for two years agreement with this Turkish club.

That’s all about Cecilia Zandalasini. If you are eager to know more exciting facts about famous and prominent basketball players, then be with us.

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