Juan Antonio Corbalán
Corbalán in 2009
|Born|| (1954-08-03) August 3, 1954 (age 68)|
|Listed height||6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Juan Antonio Corbalán Alfocea (born August 3, 1954) is a Spanish retired professional basketball player. The 6 ft. 1⁄2 in. (1.84 m) tall. Corbalán was one of the best European point guards of the 1980s. He represented his native country in three Summer Olympic Games (1972, 1980, and 1984).
He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors.
Corbalán spent most of his club career playing in the top-level Spanish League. He played with Real Madrid, from 1971–72, until 1987–88. With Real Madrid, he won 12 Spanish League championships, winning 9 of them in the LEB Primera División (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, and 1982), and 3 of them in the Liga ACB (1984, 1985, 1986).
National team career
Corbalán was named the Most Valuable Player of the EuroBasket 1983, after leading Spain to the final against Italy, which was eventually lost, though. He also won the silver medal with the senior Spanish national team at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games.
- Euroleague.net profile
- FIBA Europe Profile
- LeyendasNaloncestoRealMadrid.es (in Spanish)
- Spanish Olympic Committee (in Spanish)
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