Juan Manuel López Iturriaga

Spanish basketball player
Juan Manuel López Iturriaga
Juanma López Iturriaga.jpg
Juanma López Iturriaga in 2013
Personal information
Born (1959-02-04) February 4, 1959 (age 63)
Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1975–1976Loyola Indautxu
1976–1988Real Madrid
1988–1990Cajabilbao
Medals
Representing  Spain
Men's Basketball
Silver medal – second place 1984 Los Angeles National Team
FIBA EuroBasket
Silver medal – second place 1983 France National Team
European U-18 Championship
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Spain U-18 Spain
Bronze medal – third place 1978 Italy U-18 Spain

Juan Manuel "Juanma" López Iturriaga (born February 4, 1959) is a Spanish retired professional basketball player. He played shooting guard and small forward and appeared in a total of 90 games with the Spain national basketball team, winning a silver medal at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.[1]

Career

In 1975–76, Iturriaga played for Loyola Indautxu in national competition. Then he joined Real Madrid Baloncesto, where he would stay until the year 1987–88.

Retirement

Juan Manuel López Iturriaga has become a sports consultant on Spanish TV channels, commenting on the games of the Spanish team, working in newspapers such as El País and Gigantes del Basket. After his playing career, he began a career as a television host on Telemadrid, ETB 2, Telecinco and La Sexta,

References

  1. ^ Wallechinsky, David. The Complete Book of the Summer Olympics: Sydney 2000 Edition, p. 283. Overlook Press, 2000. ISBN 1-58567-046-4.

Fibaeurope.com profile
(in Spanish) Spanish Olympic Committee

External links

  • ACB profile
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Spain squad1980 Summer Olympics – 4th place
Spain
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Spain men's basketball squad1984 Summer Olympics – Silver medal
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Real Madrid 1977–78 FIBA European Champions Cup winners
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Real Madrid 1979–80 FIBA European Champions Cup winners
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Real Madrid 1983–84 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup champions
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Real Madrid 1987–88 FIBA Korać Cup champions
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