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Togo Renan Soares

Togo Renan Soares
Medal record
Men's Basketball
Competitor for  Brazil
Summer Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1960 Rome National Team
FIBA World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1954 Rio de Janeiro National Team
Gold medal – first place 1959 Santiogo de Chile National Team
Gold medal – first place 1963 Rio de Janeiro National Team
Bronze medal – third place 1967 Montevideo National Team
Silver medal – second place 1970 Ljubljana National Team

Togo Renan Soares, nicknamed Kanela (May 22, 1906 – December 12, 1992) was a Brazilian basketball coach. The gymnasium of Gávea is named after him. He was enshrined into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007.

Club career

Kanela was born in João Pessoa. He coached the Brazilian League club Flamengo from 1948 to 1970, leading them to victory in the Rio de Janeiro League 12 times, including 10 years in a row, between 1951 and 1960.

Brazilian national team

Kanela also coached the Brazilian national basketball team from 1951 to 1971. He led them to two championships at the FIBA World Championship, in 1959 (beating the USSR in the final game) and 1963 (beating the USA in the final game). He also led them to a silver medal in the 1954 World Championship and 1970 World Championship, to a bronze medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics, a bronze medal in 1967 World Championship, a silver medal in the 1963 Pan American Games, bronze medals in the 1951 Pan American Games and 1959 Pan American Games, and to five gold medals at the South American Championship (in 1958, 1960, 1961, 1963, and 1971).

He died in Rio de Janeiro, aged 86.

External links

  • FIBA Hall of Fame page on Kanela
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