Born in Parma in 1961, since the young age of 17 years, the life of Norberto Bocchi is almost entirely dedicated to that bridge, between the commitments of the sponsored teams and the national team, do not leave him much time to cultivate other passions. Nevertheless, in his youth he practiced at discrete levels the other family sport: basketball.
The father Aldo was a key figure of the bridge of Parma and later, until his death in 1998, of Milan. Argentina's mother has made that Norberto has dual passports.
Married to Sigrid Castellsanguè Florentì (pictured) has two children and recently moved to Spain, lives in Barcelona with his family where he began playing golf very well.
On the other hand Sigrid began to play and win at the Bridge. Together as husband won the mixture of Juan les Pins in 2011.
Domestically Norberto has won among the other titles: 4 titles in the Mixed Teams (1985, 1988, 1991, 2014), 10 Italy Cup (1984, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2014, 2015, 2018), 12 Open Teams (1986, 1991 , 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2010, 2015, 2018, 2019) and the Open Pairs Championships in 1987.
On the international Norberto he began by winning the European Junior silver in 1984 in Belgium, then, he was 7 times European Champion (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008) and two times Olympic Champion (2000 and 2004).
In the Bermuda Bowl he won the silver medal in 2003, the gold medal in 2005 and 2013, and the bronze medal in 2011. In addition he won in Verona in 2004 the World Individual Championships.
Among his other prestigious international titles he earned: 2 first places in the MEC-pair (1989, 1996), 2 Spingold (2001 and 2002), the Forbo Nation Cup in 1997 and 2002, the Forbo International Teams in 1997, 2001 and 2002, the Australian National Summer (2001), the Reisinger (2000), the Jacoby (2001), the Vanderbilt (2004, 2015 and 2016), the World Politikien Pair (2000), the Rosenblum Cup (2002), the Champion Cup in 2002, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, the Mitchell in 2002, 4 times Open Pairs in Biarritz (1989, 1990, 1995, 2003) and 2 times the Patton Scratch (1996 and 2010), the White House in 2006 and 2008, the NEC and the Cup in 2010.
He earned the title of World Grand Master WBF and that of the European Grand Master by the EBL and permanently occupies a premier position in world ranking published the WBF.
Last victories the Catalan Teams Championships of 2015 and in 2018 the FMB andTrophy at second European Winter Games and the silver medal in Rosenblum.
His sister Mabel, now valued sports journalist, was a national basketball Italian.