Francisco Buscató

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Personal information
Born (1940-04-21) April 21, 1940 (age 77)
Pineda de Mar, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 146 lb (66 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1955–1974
Position Point guard
Coaching career 1974–1992
Career history
As player:
1955–1957 Pineda de Mar
1957–1960 FC Barcelona
1960–1964 Aismalíbar Montcada
1964–1974 Joventut Badalona
As coach:
1974–1975 Joventut Badalona
1975–1980 FC Barcelona (Juniors)
1980–1981 L'Hospitalet
1992 Catalonia
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.[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).

Spanish national team[edit]

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.


  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. 

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