Cabezas with Unicaja Málaga.
|Guaros de Lara|
FIBA Americas League
November 14, 1980 |
Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
|Listed height||6 ft 1.75 in (1.87 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|NBA draft||2002 / Undrafted|
|2009–2010||Khimki Moscow Region|
|2016–2017||Orléans Loiret Basket|
|2017||Real Betis Energía Plus|
|2017–present||Guaros de Lara|
Carlos Eduardo Cabezas Jurado (born November 14, 1980) is a Spanish professional basketball player for Guaros de Lara. He is the nephew of the former Uruguayan professional footballer Hugo Cabezas, who played in Spain in the late 70s. His father (Hugo's brother), and his grandfather, are also former Uruguayan professional basketball players. He is a 1.87 m (6 ft 1 ¾ in) tall point guard.
Cabezas began his playing career with the youth teams of Unicaja Málaga in Spain. He made his professional debut during the 1998–99 season with Unicaja Macías, the reserve team of Unicaja Málaga, in the Spanish EBA League (Spanish 2nd division). He then moved to the LEB club Circulo Badajoz during the 1999–00 season. He joined the senior top-tier level Spanish ACB League club Unicaja Málaga in 2000.
The Orlando Magic of the NBA invited Cabezas to play for their NBA Summer League team at the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2009, but he declined the offer. He joined the Russian Super League club Khimki Moscow Region in 2009. In October 2010, he signed a one-year contract with Spanish club CAI Zaragoza.
On September 1, 2012, Cabezas signed with the EuroLeague club Caja Laboral. He left the club in February, officially due to technical reasons, but several media sources claimed he was fired by the club.
On August 3, 2016, he signed with Spanish club Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. On October 26, 2016, he parted ways with Fuenlabrada. On November 9, 2016, he signed a short-term deal with French club Orléans Loiret Basket. On April 15, 2017, Cabezas signed with the Spanish team Real Betis Energía Plus for the rest of the season.
Spanish national team
With the junior national teams of Spain, Cabezas won the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the gold medal at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, and the bronze medal at the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship. He also played at the 2001 FIBA Under-21 World Championship.
He played with the senior Spanish national basketball team at the EuroBasket 2005. Cabezas won the gold medal with the senior Spanish national basketball team, at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. He also won the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2007, and the gold medal at the EuroBasket 2009.
Awards and accomplishments
Spanish national team
- 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship: Gold
- 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Championship: Gold
- 2000 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship: Bronze
- 2006 FIBA World Championship: Gold
- 2007 EuroBasket: Silver
- 2009 EuroBasket: Gold
- Talkbasket.net Orlando Magic invite Carlos Cabezas. Archived 2009-06-24 at the Wayback Machine.
- BCKhimki.ru Khimki signs Cabezas (in Russian).
- Marzo, Daniel. "Carlos Cabezas se decide por el CAI Zaragoza". solobasket.com. Retrieved 3 September 2012.
- "Caja Laboral adds Carlos Cabezas". Sportando. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
- Carlos Cabezas deja de pertenecer a la disciplina del Caja Laboral ACB.com, 25 February 2013 (in Spanish).
- Cabezas de turco Marca, 25 February 2013 (in Spanish).
- Carlos Cabezas returns to Fuenlabrada.
- Carlos Cabezas, Fuenlabrada part ways
- Orleans officially signs Carlos Cabezas
- "Real Betis Energia Plus signs Carlos Cabezas". 15 April 2017. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
- "Carlos Cabezas jugará con Guaros de Lara la Liga Sudamericana". acb.com (in Spanish). 3 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
- Carlos CABEZAS (ESP) participated in 10 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.