Wlamir Marques

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Wlamir Marques
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Representing  Brazil
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome Team
Bronze medal – third place 1964 Tokyo Team
World Championship
Silver medal – second place 1954 Rio de Janeiro Team
Gold medal – first place 1959 Santiago de Chile Team
Gold medal – first place 1963 Rio de Janeiro Team
Silver medal – second place 1970 Ljubljana Team
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 1955 Mexico City Team
Bronze medal – third place 1959 Chicago Team
Silver medal – second place 1963 São Paulo Team

Wlamir Marques (born July 16, 1937 in São Vicente, Brazil) is a retired Brazilian basketball player.

On club level, he played for São Vicente, XV de Piracicaba, Corinthians, Tênis Clube Campinas. He won the Brazilian league in 1975 with Tênis Clube Campinas.

Marques is considered one of the best Brazilian basketball players of all time and one of the best players in the world in the sixties (except USA). Alongside fellow countrymen Amaury Pasos, Algodão and Rosa Branca, he led the best basketball generation Brazil ever had. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.

He played for the Brazilian national team, winning the 1959 World Championship and 1963 World Championship. He also won silver medal in the 1954 World Championship and 1970 World Championship.

He won bronze medal in the 1960 Olympics and 1964 Olympics, silver medal in the 1963 Pan American Games and bronze medal in the 1955 Pan American Games and 1959 Pan American Games.

Wlamir Marques and Kresimir Cosic are the top medalists in FIBA World Championships with 2 gold and 2 silver medals.

Today, he comments Basketball games by ESPN Brasil and is an active personality in the called "Brazilian Basketball Reborn" as an important voice in TV and internet channels.

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