April 21, 1940 |
Pineda de Mar, Spain
|Listed height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Listed weight||146 lb (66 kg)|
|1955–1957||Pineda de Mar|
|1975–1980||FC Barcelona (Juniors)|
|Career highlights and awards|
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.
Spanish national team
Buscató represented the 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.
- "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.