Carlos Cerutti

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Carlos Cerutti
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Cerutti while playing for Atenas
Personal information
Born (1969-02-12)February 12, 1969
Morteros, Córdoba Province, Argentina
Died May 3, 1990(1990-05-03) (aged 21)
Córdoba,[1] Córdoba Province, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Listed height 6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m)
Career information
Playing career 1985–1990
Position Center
Career history
1985–90 Atenas (Argentina)
Career highlights and awards

Carlos Alberto Cerutti (Morteros, February 12, 1969 – Córdoba, May 3, 1990)[2] was an Argentine professional basketball player. He was a 2.04 m (6 ft 8 12 in) tall[3] center.


Cerutti was a three time Argentine league champion with Atenas (in 1987, 1988, and 1990).[1][2][3] He was selected as the league's finals Most Valuable Player in 1988, and also participated in the league's all-star games of 1989 and 1990.[2][3]

Cerutti also represented the Argentine national team. He won the 1987 South American Championship, and the 1988 Youth South American Championship with his country.

Cerutti was in a serious car accident on April 21, 1990. He was admitted to a hospital at Córdoba City,[1] where died on May 3, 1990, aged 21.[2][3] Cerutti died after the last game of the 1990 Argentine baskbetall league's regular season. His team, Atenas, went on to win the league's championship.</ref>[1]






  1. ^ a b c "¡Se siente, se siente, el "Palo" está presente!". Donde Vive el Deporte (Córdoba). (in Spanish). Martín, Roberto (2015):. May 3, 2015. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 
  2. ^ a b c d Gustavo Farías (May 3, 2010). "A 20 años de su muerte, "el Palo" sigue presente". La Voz del Interior (in Spanish). Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Jugadores históricos – Carlos Alberto Cerutti" (in Spanish). Asociación Deportiva Atenas. Retrieved 2010-10-18.