Juan Antonio Corbalán
Corbalán, in 2009.
|Born||August 3, 1954|
|Listed height||6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Juan Antonio Corbalán Alfocea (born August 3, 1954 in Madrid) is a former professional basketball player from Spain. The 6 ft. 1⁄2 in. (1.84 m) tall Corbalán was one of the best European point guards of the 1980s. He represented his native country in three Summer Olympic Games (1972, 1980, and 1984).
Corbalán spent most of his club career playing in the top-level Spanish League. He played with Real Madrid, from 1971–72, until 1987–88. With Real Madrid, he won 12 Spanish League championships, winning 9 of them in the LEB Primera División (1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, and 1982), and 3 of them in the Liga ACB (1984, 1985, 1986).
National team career
Corbalán was named the Most Valuable Player of the 1983 edition of the FIBA EuroBasket, after leading Spain to the final against Italy, which was eventually lost, though. He also won the silver medal with the senior Spanish national team at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games.
- Spanish Olympic Committee (in Spanish)
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