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Vittorio Mormando, attorney at law, was born in Lecce on 15th October 1938 and died in Lecce on 7th October 2017. He obtained his law degree at the University of Urbino in 1963 and was awarded the honorary Toga for the examinations of solicitor in 1965, eventually obtaining the title of Lawyer on 1971.

In his carrier, Vittorio Mormando was a member of Bar Association in Lecce from 1982 to 1994; he was also a member of the Delegates Committee of “ Cassa Forense “ for the District of Lecce from 1994 to 2009; he was a board member of “Cassa Forense” from 1999 to 2009, also in charge of information technology, organization, conventions and staff. From 2010 to 2014, he was IT officer for one of the private lawyer’s associations (OUA) regarding the electronic civil trial, as well as responsible for the OUA convention area. At the time of his death, he was part of the district board of the “Domenico Napolitano” Center for Labor Law Studies.

Vittorio Mormando carried out many activities in the fields of study and research. In fact, with his inestinguishable passion, he collaborated with the Chair of Labor Law – Prof. Paolo Fanfani – of the Faculty of Economics and Commerce of the Florence University in the seminar on sports in the academic year 1991/1992; he was President of the Board of Directors of the “Artemio Franchi” Foundation, which takes care of the culture of sport, in the years 1995 and 1996; since 1997 he was a member of the Executive Board of the “Artemio Franchi” Foundation and since 1996 he was a member of the Examining Commission for the “Artemio Franchi” Degree Award for studies on the history, economics and law of sports.

He was professor of “Regulations of Football associations” at the Postgraduate Course in Sports Law and Economics in the Academic Years from 1995/96 to 1997/98 at the Teramo University ; he was lecturer of ” Regulations of Sport Associations” at the School of Specialization of UE Sport Law and Economics at the Teramo University from the Academic Year 1998/99 to 2002/03. Here, in the same years, he was also a member of the Scientific Council of the School of UE Sports law and economics. He was professor of Regulations of National Sports Associations” at the San Marino University at the post-graduate course of Management of Sports Institutions from the Academic Year 1996/97 to 1999/2000. He was a lecturer at the Postgraduate Course in Sports Law and Economics at the Florence University from the Academic Year 1998/1999 to 2000/01. Upon his death he was a contract professor at the University of L’Aquila in the 1st level Master in “Telematic Process and Judicial Languages”.

Nevertheless, Vittorio Mormando’s real passion has always been the world of football and, more in general, the world of sports. He was a Member of the local committee of the F.I.G.C.in Lecce, from 1972 to 1977 and from 1975 to 1976 he was also collaborator of FIGC Regional Committee. He was chosen as supervisor at National Semi-professional League in 1978, a role he held until 1979. From 1980 to 1990 he was Head of the supervisor service at the National Semi-professional League. Then from 1990 to 1996 he performed the role of Vice –president of Serie C League. He was coordinator at the FIGC Economic Disputes Committee from 1989 to 1991 and was part of the FIGC Consultative Committee about Law n. 91/1981 regarding the professional sports.

He was a member of the FIGC Registration Committee from 1985 to 1990 and also was been President of the FIGC Players agent Commitee from 1999 to 2006. He was part of the Study Committee for the reform of the FIGC Statute from 1997 to 2000, as well as the Study Committee regarding the television proof for the purpose of sports justice. He was in the FIGC Board from 1996 to 2012, the only Italian expert lawyer in the working group set up in the years 2002 and 2003 for the revision of the FIFA Discipline Regulations, which are still in use all over the world. Already a Silver Star in 1998, he was awarded the CONI Gold Star for Sports Merit in December 2013. From 2012 to his death, Vittorio Mormando was the FIGC President of the “carte federali “ , as well as Vice President of the “Lecce Automobil Club”, a role he had been holding since 1988.