Ricardo Duarte Mungi (born February 9, 1940) is a Peruvian former professional basketball player. Standing at 2.03 m (6' 8") tall, Duarte played at the center position. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players, in 1991.

Ricardo Duarte
Personal information
Born (1940-02-09) February 9, 1940 (age 79)
Jauja, Peru
Listed height6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career1957–1982
Career history
1957Club Universitario de Deportes
1958–1977Club de Regatas Lima
1978–1979Club Deportivo Field
1980–1982Club Aviación
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Professional careerEdit

During his club playing career, which spanned 25 years, from 1957 to 1982, Duarte played with Club Universitario de Deportes, Club de Regatas Lima, Club Deportivo Field, and Club Aviación.

National team careerEdit

Duarte was a member of the senior Peruvian national basketball team, from 1957 to 1977. With Peru, he played at the 1963 FIBA World Championship, where he was the tournament's top scorer,[1] the unofficial 1966 Extraordinary World Championship, and the 1967 FIBA World Championship. He also played at the 1964 Summer Olympic Games,[2] which he also led in scoring.[3]

In addition, he played at the 1963 Pan American Games, the 1967 Pan American Games, and the 1971 Pan American Games. He also played at the following editions of the FIBA South American Championship: 1958, 1961, 1963 (silver medal), 1966 (bronze medal), 1968 (bronze medal), 1971, and 1977. He also competed at the 1961 Bolivarian Games, and the 1965 Bolivarian Games.

Personal lifeEdit

Duarte's brothers, Enrique, Luis, and Raúl, were also professional basketball players.


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