Ubiratan Pereira Maciel
January 18, 1944|
São Paulo, Brazil
|Died||July 17, 2002
|Listed height||6 ft 6.5 in (1.99 m)|
|Listed weight||212 lb (96 kg)|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1978–1982||São José dos Campos|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as player|
|FIBA Hall of Fame as player|
Ubiratan Pereira Maciel (January 18, 1944 – July 17, 2002) was a basketball player from Brazil. He is often regarded as the greatest Brazilian center of all time. He was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He was nicknamed "O Rei" (English: "The King").
Brazilian national team
Maciel was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.
In 2009, he was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, as a player. On April 5, 2010, Maciel was announced as a member of the 2010 induction class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as a player, and was formally inducted on August 13.
References and notes
- Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, 58, Dies; Best Center in the History of Brazilian Basketball
- (in Portuguese) A lenda do Cavalo de Aço
- "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2010" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2010-04-06.