Federico López

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For the American mixed martial artist, see Federico Lopez (fighter).
Federico López
Personal information
Born (1962-03-26)March 26, 1962
Mexico City, Mexico
Died November 6, 2006(2006-11-06) (aged 44)
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Nationality Puerto Rican
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1981–1997
Position Point Guard
Career history
1981—1997 Mets de Guaynabo
Career highlights and awards
  • BSN champion (1982, 1989)
Career statistics
Points 6,105 (13.7 ppg)
Rebounds 1,926 (4.3 rpg)
Assists 2,440 (5.5 apg)

Federico ("Fico") López Camacho (March 26, 1962 – November 6, 2006)[1] was a Puerto Rican basketball player. He was a member of the Guaynabo Mets.

Born in Mexico, Fico López was Puerto Rico's National Team's star point guard, following in the footsteps of Puerto Rico's greatest basketball player, point-guard Juan "Pachín" Vicéns. Together with his brother-in-law Mario "El Quijote" Morales, Fico López won various tournaments of the Liga de Baloncesto Superior Nacional of Puerto Rico.

López was born in Mexico of Cuban parents. His father, Federico López, Sr. was a star of Cuban basketball during the 1940s and 1950s. Fico López was one of the star players of the national selection of Puerto Rico. He was part of the first national Puerto Rican team to win a game against a national United States team (in Mexico). As a member of the Puerto Rican team he participated at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.

Fico López died in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on November 6, 2006 from an apparent heart attack while playing volleyball with his friends in Caparra Country Club, the court that bears his name and where he grew up in sports since the age of 8. Lopez was 44 years old.