Juan Antonio Corbalán

Spanish basketball player
Juan Antonio Corbalán
Juan Antonio Corbalan.jpg
Corbalán in 2009
Personal information
Born (1954-08-03) August 3, 1954 (age 68)
Madrid, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
Playing career1971–1991
PositionPoint guard
Career history
1971–1988Real Madrid
1990–1991Valladolid
Career highlights and awards
  • 7× FIBA European Selection (1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981 2×, 1982)
  • EuroBasket MVP (1983)
  • Spanish Sportsman of the Year (1983)
  • FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991)
  • 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors (2008)
  • 4× FIBA Intercontinental Cup champion (1976–1978, 1981)
  • 3× EuroLeague champion (1974, 1978, 1980)
  • FIBA Saporta Cup champion (1984)
  • FIBA Korać Cup champion (1988)
  • 12× Spanish League champion (1972–1977, 1979, 1980, 1982 LEB, 1984–1986 ACB)
  • 7× Spanish Cup winner (1972–1975, 1977, 1985, 1986)
  • Spanish Supercup winner (1984)

Juan Antonio Corbalán Alfocea (born August 3, 1954) is a Spanish retired professional basketball player. The 6 ft. 12 in. (1.84 m) tall. Corbalán was one of the best European point guards of the 1980s.[1] 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.

Club career

Real Madrid

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).

He also won 7 Spanish Cups, 3 FIBA European Champions Cups (EuroLeague), one FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup (FIBA Saporta Cup), one FIBA Korać Cup, and 4 FIBA Intercontinental Cups.

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.

References

  1. ^ "¿Qué pasó con… Juan Antonio Corbalán?". eurosport.es (in Spanish). Eurosport. 28 November 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2022.

External links

  • Euroleague.net profile
  • FIBA Europe Profile
  • LeyendasNaloncestoRealMadrid.es (in Spanish)
  • Spanish Olympic Committee (in Spanish)
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