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Juan Antonio Corbalán

Juan Antonio Corbalán
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Born (1954-08-03) August 3, 1954

Juan Antonio Corbalán Alfocea (born August 3, 1954 in Madrid) is a former professional basketball player from Spain. The 6 ft. ½ 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.

Club playing career

Real Madrid

Corbalán spent most of his career in the Spanish League, playing for Real Madrid, from 1971–72, until 1987-88. With Real Madrid, he won 12 Spanish League championships, 7 Spanish Cups, 3 Champions Cups (Euroleague), 1 European Cup Winners Cup, 1 Korać Cup, and 4 Intercontinental Cups.

Spanish national team

Corbalán was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1983 edition of the FIBA EuroBasket, after leading Spain to the final against Italy, which was eventually lost, though. He also won the silver medal with the Spanish national team at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, U.S.


  • Spanish Olympic Committee (Spanish)

External links

  • profile
  • FIBA Europe Profile
  • (Spanish)

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