Jordi Villacampa

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Jordi Villacampa
Joventut Badalona
Position Team President
League Spanish League
Personal information
Born (1963-10-11) October 11, 1963 (age 52)
Reus, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1980–1997
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 8
Career history
1980–1997 Joventut Badalona

Jordi Villacampa Amorós (born October 11, 1963 in Reus, Spain) is a retired professional basketball player of Joventut Badalona, and the present chairman of the club. At 1.96 m (6 ft. 5 in.) tall, he played as a shooting guard-small forward. His main skills and attributes as a player were his speed, a good long-distance shot, being a prolific scorer, and being one of the best European swingmen.

Professional club career[edit]

For 21 years Villacampa was a high level player, playing always in the same club, Joventut de Badalona. He played for the first time with the senior men's professional team of Joventut Badalona at 16 years old, and he spent his entire career there, until he retired in 1997, at age 33, with a great homage being given to him on December 22. During the years he played with Joventut Badalona, he won the Euroleague, two Spanish League championships, as well as some other titles. With Joventut de Badalona, he played in 506 games in the Spanish ACB League, and scored 8,991 points, the second most in Spanish ACB League history.[1]

He was named to the Euroleague Final Four Team twice, at the 1992 FIBA European League Final Four and 1994 FIBA European League Final Fours.

Villacampa's number 8 Joventut Badalona jersey was retired in 1997, during a ceremony at the Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona.

Spanish national team[edit]

Villacampa played in 158 games internationally with the senior men's Spanish national basketball team (playing for the first time in 1984), playing in nearly all of the great international competitions of his playing era: 2 Summer Olympic Games (Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992), 3 FIBA World Cups (1986, 1990, and 1994), and 4 EuroBaskets (1985, 1987, 1991, and 1993). His single-game scoring record with the Spanish national team was 48 points, which he achieved in a game against Venezuela. The best team result that he achieved with Spain's national team was a bronze medal at the EuroBasket 1991, which took place in Rome.

Post playing career[edit]

In 2000, Villacampa became the team President of Joventut Badalona. As the team's President, he has won 2 Catalan League titles, the FIBA EuroChallenge, a Spanish Cup, and the Eurocup. He was able to return Joventut Badalona into being one of the better teams in the Spanish ACB League.

Clubs[edit]

Awards and accomplishments[edit]

Joventut Badalona[edit]

Spanish national team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ACB data (Spanish)

External links[edit]