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Famous Basketball Players from Brazil

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List of famous basketball players from Brazil, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. Brazil has produced some very talented basketball players over the years, including centers, guards and forwards. These are some of the best Brazilian basketball players to ever live, so if you're a native of Brazil and are aspiring to play ball professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular basketball player from Brazil then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

This list includes Ubiratan Pereira Maciel, Anderson Varejão and more players.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Brazilian basketball players?" and "Which basketball players are from Brazil?"

You can click on the names of these legendary basketball players of Brazil in order to get more information about each one. If you play basketball or just love the sport then use this list of talented Brazilian basketball players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
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Adriana Moisés Pinto

Adriana "Adrianinha" Moisés Pinto (born December 6, 1978) is a Brazilian female basketball player. She spent 17 years with the Brazil women's national basketball team, from 1997 to 2016. Among her accomplishments with the national team are participations in four Summer Olympics, winning a bronze at the 2000 edition in Sydney, four World Championship appearances – with her best position being a fourth place at home in 2006 – and titles in American and South American championships. Moisés retired from the national team following the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women, expressing an interest in becoming a basketball coach. However, coach Antonio Carlos Barbosa invited her in late 2015 to ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Brazil

Birthplace: Franca, Brazil

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Alberto Marson

Alberto Marson (February 24, 1925 – April 25, 2018) was a Brazilian basketball player. He competed in the 1948 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. There, he won the bronze medal with the men's national basketball team. He was born in São Paulo in 1925. Marson died in April 2018 at the age of 93. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Brazil

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Alex Garcia is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Brazil
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Alex Ribeiro Garcia, commonly known as either Alex Garcia, or simply as Alex (born 4 March 1980) is a Brazilian professional basketball player. He also represented the senior Brazilian national team. He is a 6'4" (1.93 m) 225 lb. (102 kg) shooting guard-small forward. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: Brazil

Birthplace: Orlândia, Brazil

Anderson Varejão ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Basketball Players from Brazil
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Anderson França Varejão (Portuguese: [ˈɐ̃deʁsõ ˈfɾɐ̃sɐ vɐɾeˈʒɐ̃w]; born September 28, 1982) is a Brazilian professional basketball player for Flamengo of the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB). A 13-year veteran of the National Basketball Association (NBA), he spent 12 seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he was a fan favorite and endeared himself to his teammates with his hustle, before being traded to the Golden State Warriors in 2016. Varejão is also a regular member of the Brazilian national team, winning a gold medal in 2003 at the Pan American Games. ...more on Wikipedia

Position: Power forward, Center

Nationality: Brazil

Birthplace: Colatina, Brazil

Number: 17