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Iñaki de Miguel

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Ignacio de Miguel Villa
Iñaki de Miguel (right, no. 15), playing for Estudiantes.
Personal information
Born (1973-10-24) 24 October 1973 (age 50)
Madrid, Spain
Listed height6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
Playing career1992–2012
PositionPower forward / center
Career history
2003–2006Meridiano Alicante
2006–2007Unicaja Málaga
2007–2009Cajasol Sevilla
2009–2011Real Madrid B
2011Meridiano Alicante
2011–2012Las Rozas
Career highlights and awards
Representing  Spain
Silver medal – second place 1999 France
Mediterranean Games
Gold medal – first place 1997 Italy

Ignacio de Miguel Villa (born 24 October 1973) is a Spanish former professional basketball player, sought-after lecturer, keynote speaker, and philanthropist.

Youth career


De Miguel played with the youth team of the Spanish basketball club Estudiantes Madrid.

Professional career


During his pro basketball career, De Miguel played at the power forward and center positions. He was a Spanish League All-Star in 1997 and 1998. With the Greek club Olympiacos Piraeus, he won the Greek Cup title in 2002. He was also a FIBA EuroStar in 2007.

National team career


De Miguel was a member of the senior men's Spanish national team. He played with Spain at the 1998 FIBA World Cup, the 1999 EuroBasket, the 2000 Summer Olympics, and the 2005 EuroBasket. De Miguel won the gold medal at the 1997 Mediterranean Games, and the silver medal at the 1999 EuroBasket.