Martín Leiva

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Martín Leiva
Peñarol
Position Center
League Argentine League
Personal information
Born (1980-04-23) 23 April 1980 (age 34)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Listed height 6 ft 10.75 in (2.10 m)
Listed weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Career information
Pro playing career 1997–present
Career history
1997–2001 Ferro Carril Oeste
2001–2007 Boca Juniors
2007–2008 Autocid Ford Burgos
2008–2009 Baloncesto León
2009–present Peñarol de Mar del Plata
Career highlights and awards

Martín Darío Leiva (born 23 April 1980) is an Argentine professional basketball player. He is 2.10 m (6 ft 10¾") tall, and he plays at the center position.

Club career[edit]

Leiva debuted in the LNB (Argentine 1st Division) on 12 October 1997, playing for Ferro Carril Oeste, against Independiente de General Pico.[1] He played four seasons with Ferro, and then 6 with Boca Juniors in the top division. With Boca, he won the 2003–04 and 2006–07 seasons of the LNB.[1]

In 2007, he moved to Spain to play for Autocid Ford Burgos,[2] and the following season for Baloncesto León, both in the LEB (Spanish 2nd Division).

In 2009, he returned to Argentina, signing for Peñarol de Mar del Plata. Upon his return, he helped the team win the 2009–10 and 2010–11 seasons of the LNB, as well as the 2009–10 FIBA Americas League.

Argentine national team[edit]

Leiva played with the junior national team of Argentina at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. He has also been a member of the senior men's Argentine national basketball team. In 2011, he was selected by coach Julio Lamas for the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Malena Amelotti. "Un día como hoy: Nació Martín Leiva" (in Spanish). Última Bola. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  2. ^ Fran Martínez (29 June 2007). "Martín Leiva, nuevo jugador del Autocid Ford Burgos" (in Spanish). Solobasket.com. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 

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