Francisco Buscató

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Francesc Buscató
Personal information
Born (1940-04-21) April 21, 1940 (age 79)
Pineda de Mar, Spain
Listed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight146 lb (66 kg)
Career information
Playing career1955–1974
PositionPoint guard
Coaching career1974–1992
Career history
As player:
1955–1957Pineda de Mar
1957–1960FC Barcelona
1960–1964Aismalíbar Montcada
1964–1974Joventut Badalona
As coach:
1974–1975Joventut Badalona
1975–1980FC Barcelona (Juniors)
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Francesc "Nino" Buscató Durlán, commonly known as either Nino Buscató or Francisco Buscató (born April 21, 1940 in Pineda de Mar, Spain) is a former Spanish basketball player and basketball coach. At 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall, he played at the point guard position. He was named to the FIBA European Selection five times (1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973), and he was also named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. In 1970 he shared UNESCO International Fair Play Award with another Spaniard, soccer player Pedro Zaballa.[1]

Club career[edit]

Buscató spent the major part of his club career playing with FC Barcelona and Joventut Badalona. He won two Spanish League championship titles (1959, 1968) and two Spanish Cups (1959, 1969).

National team career[edit]

Buscató represented the senior Spanish national basketball team from 1959 to 1973, at international competitions. He won a EuroBasket silver medal at the EuroBasket 1973, and was named to the All-Tournament Team, averaging 11 points per game in the tournament. He also competed at three Olympic Games.[2]


  1. ^ "Address by Mr. René Maheu, Director-General, UNESCO, at the presentation of the Pierre de Coubertin International Fair Play Trophy for 1969" (PDF). United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. 14 May 1970. Retrieved 2016-09-08.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Francisco Buscató Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

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