Manu Ginóbili

Argentine basketball player

Emanuel David Ginóbili (born 28 July 1977) is an Argentine retired professional basketball player. Over a 23-season professional career, he became one of only two players to have won a EuroLeague title, an NBA championship, and an Olympic gold medal. A four-time NBA champion, Ginóbili was a member of the San Antonio Spurs for his entire NBA career. Along with Spurs teammates Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, he was known as one of the "Big Three".

Manu Ginóbili
Ginóbili with the San Antonio Spurs in 2010
Personal information
Born (1977-07-28) 28 July 1977 (age 46)
Bahía Blanca, Argentina
Listed height6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
NBA draft1999 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57th overall
Selected by the San Antonio Spurs
Playing career1995–2018
PositionShooting guard
Number10, 6, 20
Career history
1996–1998Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca
1998–2000Viola Reggio Calabria
2000–2002Virtus Bologna
20022018San Antonio Spurs
Career highlights and awards
Stats at
Men's basketball
Representing  Argentina
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2004 Athens Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Beijing Team
FIBA World Cup
Silver medal – second place 2002 Indianapolis
FIBA Diamond Ball
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Belgrade National Team
Gold medal – first place 2008 Nanjing National Team
FIBA AmeriCup
Bronze medal – third place 1999 San Juan
Gold medal – first place 2001 Neuquén
Silver medal – second place 2003 San Juan
Gold medal – first place 2011 Mar del Plata
FIBA South American Championship
Silver medal – second place 1999 Bahía Blanca

Ginóbili comes from a family of professional basketball players. He spent the early part of his career in Argentina and Italy, where he holds dual citizenship, and won several individual and team honors. His stint with Italian club Kinder Bologna was particularly successful; he won two Italian League MVP awards, the EuroLeague Finals MVP and the 2001 EuroLeague championship and Triple Crown. Selected as the 57th overall pick in the 1999 NBA draft, Ginóbili joined the Spurs in 2002, and soon became a key player for the team. In addition to his four NBA championships, Ginóbili was named an All-Star in 2005 and 2011, and has been selected twice for the All-NBA Team. In 2007–08, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. Ginóbili announced his retirement on 27 August 2018.