Juan Alberto Espil

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Juan Espil
Personal information
Born (1968-01-05) January 5, 1968 (age 50)
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Nationality Argentine / Italian
Listed height 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight 90 kg (198 lb)
Career information
Playing career 1988–2012
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Number 10
Career history
1988–1992 Estudiantes (BB)
1992–1994 GEPU San Luis
1994–1996 Atenas
1996–2000 TAU Cerámica
2000–2001 Adr Roma
2001–2003 Joventut Badalona
2003–2005 Ricoh Manresa
2005–2006 Tenerife
2006 Bilbao Berri
2006–2008 Ricoh Manresa
2008–2009 Boca Juniors
2009–2010 Obras Sanitarias
2010–2012 Estudiantes (BB)
Career highlights and awards

Juan Alberto Espil Vanotti[1] (born January 5, 1968) is a retired Argentine-Italian[2][3] professional basketball player, who played as a shooting guard-small forward.

Professional career[edit]

Espil's last pro club was Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, where he retired in 2012.[4]

In February, 2013, Estudiantes honoured Espil by retiring the #10 jersey that he had worn during his two tenures on the club.[4][5]

Argentine national team[edit]

Espil helped Argentina to claim the country's first ever gold medal in men's basketball at the Pan American Games, as Argentina defeated the Team USA, in the final of the 1995 Pan American Games, in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Espil also competed with the senior men's Argentine national basketball team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where his team finished in ninth place in the overall standings.


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