Ubiratan Pereira Maciel
January 18, 1944|
São Paulo, Brazil
July 17, 2002 58) (aged|
|Listed height||6 ft 6.5 in (1.99 m)|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|1960–1961||Clube Espéria (Brazil)|
|1972||Trianon Clube (Brazil)|
|1978–1982||São José dos Campos (Brazil)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Basketball Hall of Fame as player|
|FIBA Hall of Fame as player|
Ubiratan Pereira Maciel (January 18, 1944 – July 17, 2002) was a basketball player from Brazil. Often regarded as the greatest Brazilian center of all time, Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Maciel won a total of 8 medals in Summer Olympic Games, World Championships, and Pan American Games. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991.
In 2009, he was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, as a player. On April 5, 2010, Maciel was announced as a member of the 2010 induction class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, as a player, and was formally inducted on August 13.
References and notes
- Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, 58, Dies; Best Center in the History of Brazilian Basketball
- (Portuguese) A lenda do Cavalo de Aço
- "Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2010" (Press release). Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. 2010-04-05. Retrieved 2010-04-06.
- (Portuguese) Brazilian Basketball Federation Profile