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Ruperto HERRERA TABIO (Cuba)
Born on December Tuesday, 1949, in Havana.
Height:
200cm (6'6")
Position:
Shooting Guard
Nationality:
Cuba

Enshrined as a player in the FIBA Hall of Fame on September Saturday, 2015.

Clubs

  • Capitalinos
  • Industriales (1964-1982)
  • Habana

Club Highlights

  • Nine-time champion of the National 1st Division League (1964-1969, 1971, 1973 & 1975)

National Team

  • Olympic bronze medal in Munich (1972)
  • Participation at four Olympic Games : Mexico (1968), Munich (1972), Montreal (1976), Moscow (1980)
  • Participation at two World Championships: Yugoslavia (1970), Puerto Rico (1974)
  • Participation at three World University Games : Budapest (1965), (Turin 1970 - 3rd place), Sofia (1977)
  • Participation at seven Centrobasket Tournaments : Mexico (1965 - 3rd place), El Salvador (1967 - 2nd place), La Habana (1969 - 2nd place), Venezuela (1971 - 1st place), Dominican Republic (1975 -3rd place), Puerto Rico 1981 - 3rd place)
  • Sports Pan-American Games : Winnipeg (1967), Cali (1971 - 3rd place), Mexico (1975), San Juan (1979)
  • Sports American and Caribbean Games San Juan 1966 (3rd place), Panama 1970 (2nd place), Santo Domingo 1974 (1st place), Medellin 1978 (2nd place), La Habana 1982 (1st place)
  • Rookie of the year (1965)

Individual Highlights

  • Elected President of the Cuban Basketball Federation (1985)
  • Elected member of the Executive Committee of the Pan-American Basketball Federation (COPABA), today’s known as FIBA Americas (1986)
  • Member of FIBA Central Board (1986-1994)
  • Elected Vice President of the Cuban Olympic Committee (1997)
  • Member of the Technical Commissions of multiple Continental and Regional COPABA and FIBA Americas Tournaments (1986-2006)
  • President of the Central American and Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CONCENCABA) (2006)
  • FIBA Order of Merit (1999)
  • Order of Sport Merit
  • ‘Mártires de Barbados’ Distinction
  • ‘Estrellas de la Capital’ Distinction
  • Four Olympic Buttons with including a bronze Button
  • Vice President FIBA Americas (2006)
  • Elected Secretary General of Cuban Olympic Committee (2009)