Ivan Almeida

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Ivan Almeida
No. 6 – Anwil Włocławek
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1989-05-10) 10 May 1989 (age 31)
Praia, Cape Verde
NationalityCape Verdean
Listed height1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
Listed weight94 kg (207 lb)
Career information
CollegeStonehill (2009–2011)
NBA draft2012 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2012AD Bairro
2012–2013Vitória de Guimarães
2013AD Bairro
2013–2015Lille Métropole
2015–2016Chorale Roanne
2019Galitos Barreiro
2020Universo Treviso
2020Ironi Nahariya
Career highlights and awards

Ivan Almeida (born 10 May 1989) is a Cape Verdean professional basketball player for Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League (PLK). Standing at 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), he usually plays as small forward.

Professional career[edit]

In August 2017, Almeida signed with Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League (PLK). In September 2017 he won the Polish SuperCup with Anwil Włocławek, winning over Stelmet Zielona Góra, 92–88.[1] He scored 23 points in his debut and was named the Most Valuable Player of the game.[2] In the following 2017–18 season, Almeida was named the PLK Most Valuable Player.[3] Almeida averaged 17.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. He signed with Estonian club Kalev/Cramo on 24 August 2018.[4]

On 8 October 2019, he has signed with ČEZ Nymburk of the NBL.[5]

On 20 January 2020, he has signed with Universo Treviso Basket of the Italian Lega Basket Serie A (LBA).[6]

The 2019–20 season in Italy was cancelled early due to the COVID-19 pandemic but in Israel it was restored and Almeida signed with Ironi Nahariya on 26 May 2020 for the end of the season.[7] He averaged 14.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.1 steals per game. On 15 September 2020, Almeida signed with Anwil Włocławek of the Polish Basketball League.[8]

International career[edit]

Almeida played for Cape Verde's national basketball team on many occasions. At the 2015 AfroBasket, he recorded the most assists, steals and blocks for his team.[9]


  1. ^ "Superpuchar polski du Anwilu Włocławek" [Polish Supercup for Anwil Włocławek]. PLK.pl. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Almeida MVP meczu o Superpuchar polski" [Almeida MVP of the Polish Supercup]. PLK.pl. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Nagrody za sezon zasadniczy EBL 2017/18". plk.pl. 28 April 2018.
  4. ^ "BC Kalev/Cramo officially signs Ivan Almeida". Sportando. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  5. ^ "CEZ Nymburk signs Ivan Almeida". Sportando. 8 October 2019. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  6. ^ "Ivan Almeida signs with Treviso". Sportando. 20 January 2020. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  7. ^ "גלבוע/גליל: הושלם הסגל – הפאור פורוורד מיטשל אקיל חתם בגלבוע" (in Hebrew). gilboa-galil.co.il. 26 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Almeida comes back to Anwil". Eurobasket. 15 September 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  9. ^ Cape Verde accumulated statistics | 2015 FIBA Africa Championship for Men, ARCHIVE.FIBA.COM. Retrieved 6 August 2016.

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