Carlos Almeida

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This article is about the Angolan basketball player. For the Portuguese swimmer, see Carlos Almeida (swimmer). For the Cape Verdean long-distance runner, see Carlos Almeida (athlete).
Carlos Almeida
Personal information
Born (1976-09-24) September 24, 1976 (age 40)
Luanda, Angola
Nationality Angolan
Listed height 193 cm (6.33 ft)
Listed weight 91 kg (201 lb)
Career information
Playing career 1987–2014
Position Shooting guard
Career history
1984–1987 E.R.T.
1987–2001 Petro Atlético
2001–2014 Primeiro de Agosto

Carlos Domingues Bendinha de Almeida (born 24 September 1976) is an Angolan professional basketball shooting guard and a member of the Angola national basketball team. He is 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) in height and 91 kg (200 pounds) in weight. Almeida played for Angola at the 2000 and the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2002 and 2006 basketball world championship as well as the 2005, 2007 Africa championships and 2009 Africa championship.

In addition to playing basketball, he has been serving a second term as a member of the Angolan parliament, representing the ruling party, MPLA.[1]

Carlos Almeida has won seven FIBA Africa Championship titles.

On April 17, 2014, Almeida played his last official game in the 1st leg of the 2014 Angola Basketball Cup against Petro de Luanda, a match involving the two most important clubs in his career. At the end of the game, honours were paid to him for his long, successful basketball career.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Carlos Almeida at". Retrieved 2013-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Carlos Almeida to retire from basketball on Tuesday". 2014-04-14. Archived from the original on 2014-04-16. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Carlos Almeida considered icon of African basketball". 2014-04-17. Retrieved 2014-04-19. 

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