Togo Renan Soares

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Togo Renan Soares
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Competitor for  Brazil
Summer Olympic Games
Bronze 1960 Rome National Team
FIBA World Cup
Silver 1954 Rio de Janeiro National Team
Gold 1959 Santiogo de Chile National Team
Gold 1963 Rio de Janeiro National Team
Bronze 1967 Montevideo National Team
Silver 1970 Ljubljana National Team

Togo Renan Soares, nicknamed Kanela (born on May 22, 1906 in João Pessoa, Brazil; died on December 12, 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) was a Brazilian basketball coach. The gymnasium of Gávea is named after him. He was enshrined into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.

Club career[edit]

Kanela coached the Brazilian League club Flamengo from 1948 to 1970, leading them to victory in the Rio de Janeiro League 12 times, including 10 years in a row, between 1951 and 1960.

Brazilian national team[edit]

Kanela also coached the Brazilian national basketball team from 1951 to 1971. He led them to two championships at the FIBA World Championship, in 1959 (beating the USSR in the final game) and 1963 (beating the USA in the final game). He also led them to a silver medal in the 1954 World Championship and 1970 World Championship, to a bronze medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics, a bronze medal in 1967 World Championship, a silver medal in the 1963 Pan American Games, bronze medals in the 1951 Pan American Games and 1959 Pan American Games, and to five gold medals at the South American Championship (in 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, and 1971).

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