Francisco Martínez (basketball)

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Francisco Martínez
Personal information
Born (1910-06-20)June 20, 1910
Ciudad Juárez, Mexico
Died December 1, 1993(1993-12-01) (aged 83)
El Paso, Texas
Nationality Mexican
Career information
High school El Paso (El Paso, Texas)
College New Mexico State (1936–1939)
Position Guard
Career highlights and awards

Francisco "El Quico" Martínez Cordero (June 20, 1910 – December 1, 1993) was a Mexican basketball player. He competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.

Born in Ciudad Juárez, Martínez was part of the Mexican basketball team that won the bronze medal. He played in six of the squad's matches.

Following his Olympic experience, Martínez played college basketball at New Mexico A&M University (now New Mexico State University). He played at the school from 1936 to 1939, earning first team All-Border Conference in 1938 and 1939. As a senior, he led the Aggies to the 1939 National Invitation Tournament in New York City.[1]

Martínez' grandson Román Martínez also represented Mexico as a part of the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship. Mexico won the gold medal, qualifying for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.[2]


  1. ^ Hines, Walter (May 8, 2006). "Kiko Martinez - A Basketball Man". Retrieved February 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ Grammer, Geoff (August 26, 2013). "Martinez wants to extend family legacy". Albuquerque Journal. Retrieved February 13, 2014. 

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