Ubiratan Pereira Maciel

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Ubiratan Pereira Maciel
Ubiratan Pereira Maciel.jpg
Personal information
Born (1944-01-18)January 18, 1944
São Paulo, Brazil
Died July 17, 2002(2002-07-17) (aged 58)
Brasilia, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 6.5 in (1.99 m)
Listed weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1960–1982
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1960–1961 Clube Espéria
1961–1969 Corinthians
1969–1972 Venezia
1972 Trianon Clube
1972–1973 Sírio
1973–1978 Palmeiras
1978–1982 São José dos Campos
Career highlights and awards
Basketball Hall of Fame as player
FIBA Hall of Fame as player

Ubiratan Pereira Maciel (January 18, 1944 – July 17, 2002) was a basketball player from Brazil. He is often regarded as the greatest Brazilian center of all time.[1][2] He was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He was nicknamed "O Rei" (English: "The King").

Club career[edit]

Maciel won the top-tier level club league in Brazil, the Brazilian Basketball Championship, 5 times, in the years 1965, 1966, 1969, 1977, and 1981.

Brazilian national team[edit]

Maciel won a total of 8 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, FIBA World Championship, and Pan American Games.

Post-playing career[edit]

Maciel was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.

In 2009, he was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, as a player. On April 5, 2010, Maciel was announced as a member of the 2010 induction class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as a player, and was formally inducted on August 13.[3]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, 58, Dies; Best Center in the History of Brazilian Basketball
  2. ^ (in Portuguese) A lenda do Cavalo de Aço
  3. ^ "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2010" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 2010-04-05. Archived from the original on 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2010-04-06.

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