March 26, 1962|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Died||November 6, 2006
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|1981—1997||Mets de Guaynabo|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||6,105 (13.7 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,926 (4.3 rpg)|
|Assists||2,440 (5.5 apg)|
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.
- Basketball Reference-Olympic Stats
- Statistics in BSN
- Federación de Baloncesto de Puerto Rico - Federico "Fico" Lopez (Spanish)
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