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Federico López Camacho (March 26, 1962 – November 6, 2006), better known as Fico López, was a Puerto Rican professional basketball player.[1] He was a member of the Mets de Guaynabo from 1981 to 1997.

Federico López
Personal information
Born(1962-03-26)March 26, 1962
Mexico City, Mexico
DiedNovember 6, 2006(2006-11-06) (aged 44)
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
NationalityPuerto Rican
Listed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Playing career1981–1997
PositionPoint guard
Career history
1981–1997Mets de Guaynabo
Career highlights and awards
  • BSN champion (1982, 1989)
Career statistics
Points6,105 (13.7 ppg)
Rebounds1,926 (4.3 rpg)
Assists2,440 (5.5 apg)

Although he was born in Mexico, López represented the Puerto Rican national team. Together with his brother-in-law, Mario Morales, López won various championships in the Puerto Rican league.

Personal lifeEdit

López was born in Mexico City, Mexico to Cuban parents. His father, Federico López Sr. was a star of Cuban basketball during the 1940s and 1950s. López was one of the star players of the national team of Puerto Rico. He was part of the first national Puerto Rican team to win a game against a national United States team (in Mexico). As a member of the Puerto Rican team he participated at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea.

DeathEdit

López died in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico on November 6, 2006 from an apparent heart attack while playing volleyball with his friends in Caparra Country Club, the court that bears his name and where he grew up in sports since the age of 8. López was 44 years old.

ReferencesEdit

  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Federico López". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2011-05-19.
  • Statistics in BSN
  • Federación de Baloncesto de Puerto Rico - Federico "Fico" Lopez ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)