Marcos Mata

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Marcos Mata
No. 6 – Franca
Position Small forward
League Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB)
Personal information
Born (1986-08-01) August 1, 1986 (age 29)
Mar del Plata, Argentina
Nationality Argentine / Italian
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
Pro career 2003–present
Career history
2003–2013 Peñarol Mar del Plata (Argentina)
2013–2014 CB Sevilla (Spain)
2014–present Franca (Brazil)

Marcos Daniel Mata (born August 1, 1986) is an Argentine-Italian[1] professional basketball player. He is a small forward, but he can also play at the shooting guard position. He plays professionally for Brazilian side Franca Basquetebol Clube, and is also a member of the senior men's Argentine national basketball team.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Mata began his pro career playing in the Argentine League with Peñarol Mar del Plata. In the 2009–10 season, he helped the team win its first ever Argentine League title, while also winning the FIBA Americas League 2009–10 season.[3] He moved to the Spanish League club CB Sevilla before the 2013-14 season.

Argentine national team[edit]

Mata is also a member of the senior men's Argentine national basketball team. He made his debut with the senior Argentine national team at the 2008 South American Championship, helping the team to a gold medal. He later won a silver medal with the team at the 2010 South American Championship.[4]

In 2010, Mata was named to Argentina's 2010 FIBA World Championship squad – his first major international tournament – when long-time Argentine national team player, Andrés Nocioni, withdrew from the tournament.[5] He also played with Argentina at the 2012 Summer Olympics, and at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship, where he won a bronze medal.


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