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Cándido Antonio "Chicho" Sibilio Hughes (3 October 1958 – 10 August 2019) was a Dominican-Spanish basketball player. He competed in the men's tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics.[1]

Chicho Sibilio
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Cándido Sibilio in 2006
Personal information
Born3 October 1958
San Cristóbal, Dominican Republic
Died10 August 2019 (aged 60)
San Gregorio de Nigua, Dominican Republic
NationalitySpanish / Dominican
PositionSmall forward
Career history
1976–1989FC Barcelona Bàsquet
1989–1993Tau Vitoria

He moved to Spain in February 1976 and acquired Spanish citizenship roughly a year later, on 16 June 1977.[2] A player for FC Barcelona Bàsquet from 1976 to 1989, Sibilio, a noted three-point shooter, won the 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988 and 1989 National League/ACB league trophies.[2] He later played for Tau Vitoria putting an end to his career after the conclusion of the 1992/1993 season.[2]

He died on 10 August 2019 in a property he owned in San Gregorio de Nigua, in the southern coast of the Dominican Republic.[3][4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Cándido Sibilio Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Margalef, Josep (10 August 2019). "El Barça ha perdido a su eterna sonrisa: 'Chicho' Sibilio". As.
  3. ^ "Muere el mítico jugador del Barça de baloncesto Chicho Sibilio a los 60 años". The Huffington Post. 10 August 2019.
  4. ^ Anderle, Fabio (10 August 2019). "Ci ha lasciato "Chicho" Sibilio". Superbasket.