Oscar Moglia

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Oscar Moglia
Personal information
Born(1935-02-01)February 1, 1935
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died8 October 1989(1989-10-08) (aged 54)
Listed height6 ft 8.75 in (2.05 m)
Listed weight225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
Playing career1950–1972
PositionSmall forward
Career history
1950–1972Club Atlético Welcome
Career highlights and awards
As player:

Oscar Aldo Moglia (February 1, 1935 – October 8, 1989) was a basketball player from Uruguay. He was Jewish.[1]

Club career[edit]

During his club career, Moglia played with the Uruguayan team Club Atlético Welcome. He won five Uruguayan Federal Championships, in the years 1953, 1956, 1957, 1966, and 1967. He was the league's second all-time highest scorer, after Fefo Ruiz, with 11,374 career total points scored.

National team career[edit]

With the senior Uruguayan national basketball team, Moglia was the top scorer in points per game, of the 1954 FIBA World Championship, with a scoring average of 18.7 points per game.[2] He was also named to the All-Tournament Team. He won the bronze medal at the 1956 Summer Olympic Games, in Melbourne, Australia. He was also the leading scorer of that tournament, with a scoring average of 26.0 points per game.[3]

He also played at the 1967 FIBA World Championship. He won gold medals at the 1953 FIBA South American Championship and the 1955 FIBA South American Championship, and a silver medal at the 1958 FIBA South American Championship. He was the leading scorer of the FIBA South American Championship three times, in 1955, 1958, and 1960.


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