Juan Antonio Corbalán

Juan Antonio Corbalán Alfocea (born August 3, 1954 in Madrid) is a former professional basketball player from Spain. The 6 ft. ​12 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).

Juan Antonio Corbalán
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Corbalán, in 2009.
Personal information
Born (1954-08-03) August 3, 1954 (age 65)
Madrid, Spain
Listed height6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
Playing career1971–1991
PositionPoint guard
Career history
1971–1988Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards

He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors.

Club careerEdit

Real MadridEdit

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).

He also won 7 Spanish Cups, 3 FIBA European Champions Cups (EuroLeague), one FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup (FIBA Saporta Cup), one FIBA Korać Cup, and 4 FIBA Intercontinental Cups.

National team careerEdit

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.


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