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|No. 9 – Piratas de Quebradillas|
August 29, 1975 |
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||200 lb (91 kg)|
|1992–1994||Piratas de Quebradillas|
|1995||Maratonistas de Coamo|
|1999–2000||Maratonistas de Coamo|
|2001–2005||San German Athletics|
|2004–2005||Hapoel Galil Elyon|
|2005–2007||Prokom Trefl Sopot|
|2007–2008||Beşiktaş Cola Turka|
|2008||Ural Great Perm|
|2009–2012||Vaqueros de Bayamon|
|2013, 2015||Mets de Guaynabo|
|2014||Cangrejeros de Santurce|
|2015–present||Piratas de Quebradillas|
|Career highlights and awards|
Christian Dalmau (born August 29, 1975 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican professional basketball player. He is the second son of the legendary Puerto Rican basketball star Raymond Dalmau. Dalmau has played in the NCAA, NBDL, and the National Superior Basketball League of Puerto Rico (BSN) with the Piratas de Quebradillas, Maratonistas de Coamo, Villalba, and San German Athletics. Dalmau has played internationally in Turkey, Poland, and Israel. Dalmau is a member of the 2004 Puerto Rican National Basketball Team that defeated the United States in the 2004 Olympic Games.
Dalmau began his career in 1993 with the Piratas de Quebradillas. As a rookie, he showed great potential but the team decided to trade him for more experienced players. His new team was the Maratonistas de Coamo where he proved to be a star. Later on he was traded to the Atleticos de San German. Currently he plays for the Vaqueros de Bayamon. In 2002-2003 season, Dalmau played with Mobile Revelers of the NBDL. Dalmau was named Most Valuable Player in 2004. That same year he was selected to replace his brother, Richie, in the Puerto Rican National Team. He played in the Israeli Basketball League with Hapoel Galil Elyon. From 2005-07, Dalmau played in Poland with Prokom Trefl Sopot.
In 2009, Dalmau returned to the BSN to play for the Vaqueros de Bayamon. That same year he led the team to the BSN Finals, and eventually to the BSN Championship. Dalmau was named 2009 BSN Finals MVP en route to his first BSN Championship. In 2010, after being named the league's MVP during the regular season, Dalmau led Bayamon to their second straight BSN Finals appearance. Although having home-court advantage in the Finals, Bayamon fell to the Capitanes de Arecibo in seven games, losing the seventh game on their home floor.
Awards and achievements
- 3x BSN Regular Season MVP (2004,2010,2011)
- 6x BSN All-Star Game Appearance (2003–04, 2009–12)
- BSN Champion (2009)
- BSN Finals MVP (2009)
- Silver Medal (Puerto Rican National Team) Marchand Invitational Cup-2009
- Silver Medal (Puerto Rican National Team) FIBA Americas Championship- 2009, 2004 Olympic team in Athens Greece, 2002 and 2006 world tournaments in Indianapolis, Japan
- Profile, sports-reference.com; accessed August 11, 2016.
- "Rumbo a Rusia Christian Dalmau" (in Spanish). Primera Hora. 2008-07-20. Retrieved 2008-07-21.