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Jorge Canavesi

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Jorge Canavesi
Personal information
Born(1920-08-22)22 August 1920
Barracas, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Died2 December 2016(2016-12-02) (aged 96)
Career history
As player:
0Club Gymnasia y Esgrima de Villa del Parque
As coach:
0Club Gymnasia y Esgrima de Villa del Parque
1948–1952, 1969–1971, 1980Argentina
0Club Capital Federal
0Club Catamarca
0Club Estudiantes de La Plata
0Club Gimnasia Esgrima de Buenos Aires
0Club San Fernando
Career highlights and awards
As player
  • Argentine Federation League champion (1945)

As head coach

  • 3× Argentine Federation League champion (1945, 1953, 1970)
FIBA Hall of Fame as coach

Jorge Hugo Canavesi (22 August 1920 – 2 December 2016) was an Argentine basketball player and coach. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame, as a coach, in 2016.[1][2][3]

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Playing career

Canavesi began playing club basketball in Argentina, with the youth teams of Parque Chacabuco, in 1937. In 1941, he began playing club basketball in Argentina, at the senior men's level, with Club Gymnasia y Esgrima de Villa del Parque. With that club, he won the Argentine Federation League championship, as a player-coach, in 1945.

Coaching career

Club coaching career

At the senior men's club level, Canavesi first worked as a player-coach of the Argentine Club Gymnasia y Esgrima de Villa del Parque. With them, he won an Argentine Federation League championship in 1945. As a head coach, he also won the Argentine Federation League championship with Club Capital Federal, in 1953, and with Club Catamarca, in 1970.

National team coaching career

Canavesi was the head coach of the senior men's Argentine national basketball team. He was Argentina's head coach at the 1948 Summer Olympics. He then led Argentina to the gold medal at the 1950 FIBA World Championship, which was the first ever edition of the FIBA World Cup.

He also led Argentina to the silver medal at the 1951 Pan American games, and also coached Argentina at the 1952 Summer Olympics. He was also Argentina's head coach at the 1971 Pan American Games, and led them to a bronze medal at the 1971 FIBA South American Championship.

Personal life

Canavesi died in Argentina, on 2 December 2016, at the age of 96.[4][5]


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This page was last edited on 25 August 2019, at 23:08
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