Solozábal in 2012
January 8, 1958 |
|Listed height||185 cm (6 ft 1 in)|
|Listed weight||175 lb (79 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ignacio "Nacho" Solozábal (Spanish pronunciation: [iɣˈnaθjo soloˈθaβal]; born January 8, 1958) is a Spanish retired basketball player. Born in Barcelona, Spain, and at a height of 1.85 m (6'1") tall, played at the point guard position. On October 8, 2006, FC Barcelona retired his number 7 jersey. He is considered to be one of the best Spanish basketball players ever, and he was among the 105 player nominees for the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors (2008) list.
Solozábal spent his entire career with FC Barcelona, from 1979 to 1992. With them he won two Saporta Cups, in 1985 and 1986, a Korać Cup in 1987, six Spanish League championship titles, as well as nine Spanish Cups.
Spanish national team
Solozábal was a regular member of the senior men's Spanish national team. With Spain's senior national team, he won a silver medal at the 1983 EuroBasket, and another silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.
- El siete de Nacho Solozábal ya preside el Palau Blaugrana - ACB (in Spanish).