José Biriukov

Spanish-Soviet basketball player
José Biriukov
Personal information
Born (1963-02-03) February 3, 1963 (age 59)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
NationalitySpanish / Soviet
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Career information
Playing career1983–1995
PositionShooting guard
Career history
1983–1984Dynamo Moscow
1984–1995Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards

José "Chechu" Biriukov Aguirregaviria (born 3 February 1963)[1] is a retired Spanish-Soviet professional basketball player. He was born in Moscow to a Russian father and a mother of Basque origin. Biriukov began playing basketball for Dynamo Moscow basketball team, before moving to Spain at the age of 20 to play for Real Madrid. He played a total of 11 seasons in Real Madrid, 22 games in the USSR national team and 67 for the Spain men's national basketball team.

He played as shooting guard and was a good three points shooter, using a particular style of shooting the ball flat to the basket. One of his most famous international games was playing the 1988 McDonald's Open against Boston Celtics.

Career achievements

Club titles

International

Domestic

References

  1. ^ "Chechu Biriukov: ANIVERSARIO DE BARCELONA 92". El País. 28 Jul 2017.
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Spain squad1988 Summer Olympics – 8th place
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Spain squad1992 Summer Olympics – 9th place
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Real Madrid 1987–88 FIBA Korać Cup champions
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Real Madrid 1988–89 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup champions
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Real Madrid 1991–92 FIBA European Cup champions
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Real Madrid 1994–95 FIBA European League champions
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