Ubiratan Pereira Maciel

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Ubiratan Pereira Maciel
Ubiratan Pereira Maciel.jpg
Personal information
Born (1944-01-18)January 18, 1944
São Paulo, Brazil
Died July 17, 2002(2002-07-17) (aged 58)
Brasilia, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Listed height 6 ft 6.5 in (1.99 m)
Listed weight 212 lb (96 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1960–1982
Position Power forward / Center
Career history
1960–1961 Clube Espéria (Brazil)
1961–1969 Corinthians (Brazil)
1969–1972 Venezia (Italy)
1972 Trianon Clube (Brazil)
1972–1973 Sírio (Brazil)
1973–1978 Palmeiras (Brazil)
1978–1982 São José dos Campos (Brazil)
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.[1][2] He was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He was nicknamed "O Rei" (English: "The King").

Club career[edit]

Maciel won the top-tier level club league in Brazil, the Brazilian Basketball Championship, 5 times, in the years 1965, 1966, 1969, 1977, and 1981.

Brazilian national team[edit]

Maciel won a total of 8 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, FIBA World Championship, and Pan American Games.

Post-playing career[edit]

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.[3]

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