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Oscar Schmidt (Brazil)
Born on February Sunday, 1958, in in Natal, Brazil.
Height:
205cm (6'8")
Position:
Forward
Nationality:
Brazil

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Sunday, 2010.

Clubs

  • Palmeiras: 1974-1978
  • Sírio: 1978-1982
  • Juve Caserta: 1982-1990
  • Pavia: 1990-1993
  • Fórum Valladolid: 1993-1995
  • Corinthians: 1995-1997
  • Bandeirantes/Barueri: 1997-1999
  • Flamengo: 1999-2003

Club Highlights

  • Champion of the 1979 Intercontinental Cup R. William Jones in Sao Paulo
  • Champion of the 1979 South American Championship for Clubs in Campinas, Brazil
  • 3 times Champion of the Brazilian League: 1977, 1979 and 1996
  • Champion of the 1988 Italian Cup

National Team

  • 326 appearances and 7,693 points with the Brazilian National Team from 1977 to 1996: participated in 5 Olympic Games (Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996) and 4 World Championships (Manila 1978, Colombia 1982, Spain 1986 and Argentina 1990)
  • Bronze medalist in the 1978 World Championship in Manila
  • Champion of the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis
  • 3 times South American Champion: Chile 1977, Brazil 1983 and Colombia 1985

Individual Highlights

  • Together with Australia's Andrew Gaze, Oscar is the player with the most presences in Olympic Games (5 -Puerto Rico's Teófilo Cruz also has 5 OG participations-) and World Championships (4) in the history of basketball
  • 'Mão Santa'('Holy Hand') is arguably the most prolific scorer in the history of basketball: 49,737 points scored over his entire club and national team career; top scorer in the history of the Olympic Games (1,093 points in total); top scorer in 3 Olympic Games (Seoul 1988 -averaging 42.3 points per game-, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996); top scorer of the 1990 World Championship in Argentina; single-game records of points scored in both the Olympic Games (55 points, vs. Spain, in Seoul 1988) and the World Championships (52 points, vs. Australia, in Argentina 1990); many seasons top scorer of the Brazilian, Italian and Spanish leagues... and a very large etcetera.
  • Medalha Merito Esportivo (Medal to the Sports' Merit), awarded by the President of the Republic of Brazil, in 1990
  • Olympic Order, awarded by S.E. Mr. J.A. Samaranch, President of the IOC, in 1997
  • His jersey number has been retired 4 times: Juve Caserta (# 18) in 1990, Pavia (#11) in 1993, Flamengo (# 14) in 2003 and Unidade Vizinhança -his first club when he was 13 years old- (# 14) in 2004