Dionisio CALVO
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Dionisio CALVO (2007 Class)

Born on 20th November 1903 in Manila, Philippines
Died on 9th December 1977 in the Philippines
Nationality: Filipino

Enshrined as a contributor in the FIBA Hall of Fame on 1st March 2007



  • Member of the Philippine’s Swimming National Team that competed in the 1921 and 1923 Far Eastern Games
  • Player of the Philippine’s Basketball National Team, for the first time in 1925, also in the Far Eastern Games
  • Champion of the 1926 Philippines NCAA Basketball Championship, as a player, with the University of the Philippines
  • As a coach, several times Champion of the Philippines NCAA Basketball Championship with the San Beda College, the University of Santo Tomas and the De La Salle College
  • Coached the Philippines Basketball National Team in 2 Olympic Games: Berlin 1936 (-Philippines: 5th position-) and London 1948
  • Founder of the Manila Industrial and Commercial Athletic Association (MICAA) in 1938, the country’s top commercial league for over 34 years
  • Gold medalist of the 1951 Asian Games in New Delhi, as head coach of the Philippines Basketball National Team
  • Co-Founded the Asian Basketball Confederation (current FIBA Asia): 1960
  • Secretary General of the Asian Basketball Confederation: 1963-1967