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Juan Alberto Espil

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Juan Alberto Espil Vanotti[1] (born January 5, 1968) is a retired Argentine-Italian[2][3] professional basketball player, who played as a shooting guard-small forward.

Juan Espil
Personal information
Born (1968-01-05) January 5, 1968 (age 51)
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
NationalityArgentine / Italian
Listed height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Listed weight90 kg (198 lb)
Career information
Playing career1988–2012
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1988–1992Estudiantes (BB)
1992–1994GEPU San Luis
1996–2000TAU Cerámica
2000–2001Adr Roma
2001–2003Joventut Badalona
2003–2005Ricoh Manresa
2006Bilbao Berri
2006–2008Ricoh Manresa
2008–2009Boca Juniors
2009–2010Obras Sanitarias
2010–2012Estudiantes (BB)
Career highlights and awards


Professional careerEdit

Espil's last pro club was Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, where he retired in 2012.[4]

In February, 2013, Estudiantes honoured Espil by retiring the #10 jersey that he had worn during his two tenures on the club.[4][5]

National team careerEdit

Espil helped Argentina to claim the country's first ever gold medal in men's basketball at the Pan American Games, as Argentina defeated the Team USA, in the final of the 1995 Pan American Games, in Mar del Plata, Argentina.

Espil also competed with the senior men's Argentine national basketball team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, where his team finished in ninth place in the overall standings.


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