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Facundo Campazzo
Campazzo with Real Madrid in 2017
No. 7 – Denver Nuggets
Point guard
Personal information
Born 23 March 1991 (1991-03-23) (age 30)
Córdoba, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Listed height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
NBA Draft 2013 / Undrafted
Pro career 2008–present
League NBA
Career history
2008–2014 Peñarol
2014–2020 Real Madrid
2015–2017 →UCAM Murcia
2020–present Denver Nuggets
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× EuroLeague champion (2015, 2018)
  • 3× Spanish League champion (2015, 2018, 2019)
  • 2× Spanish Cup winner (2015, 2020)
  • 4× Spanish Supercup winner (2014, 2018–2020)
  • Spanish League Finals MVP (2019)
  • Spanish League Most Spectacular Player (2017)
  • 2× All-Spanish League First Team (2019, 2020)
  • 2× All-Spanish League Second Team (2017, 2018)
  • Spanish Cup MVP (2020)
  • 2× Spanish Supercup MVP (2019, 2020)
  • FIBA Americas League champion (2010)
  • All-FIBA Americas League First Team (2013)
  • All-FIBA Americas League Second Team (2015)
  • 2× InterLeagues Tournament champion (2010, 2012)
  • 4× Argentine League champion (2010–2012, 2014)
  • Argentine Challenge Cup winner (2010)
  • 3× Argentine Super 8 Tournament winner (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • Argentine Cup winner (2010)
  • 2× Argentine League Finals MVP (2012, 2014)
  • 3× Argentine League Ideal Quintet Team (2012–2014)
  • 3× Argentine League Assist Champion (2012–2014)
  • 2× Argentine League Steals Champion (2013, 2014)
  • 3× Argentine League All-Domestic Players Team (2012–2014)
  • Argentine League Most Improved Player (2012)
  • Argentine League Revelation of the Year (2010)
  • 3× Argentine League All-Star (2011–2013)
  • Argentine League All-Star Skills Challenge winner (2012)
  • 2× Argentine Super 8 Tournament MVP (2011, 2013)
  • Argentine Cup MVP (2010)

Facundo "Facu" Campazzo (born 23 March 1991) is an Argentine professional basketball player for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). At a height of 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) tall, he plays at the point guard position. He is also a member of the senior Argentina national basketball team.

As a member of the Spanish club Real Madrid, Campazzo won two EuroLeague championships in 2015 and 2018. While representing Argentina, Campazzo won the silver medal at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Professional career

Peñarol de Mar del Plata (2008–2014)

Campazzo began playing for the Argentine League club Peñarol de Mar del Plata in 2008. With Peñarol, he won the following tournaments: the Argentine League championship four times (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014), the Argentine Cup (2010), the Argentine Challenge Cup (2010), the Argentine Super 8 Tournament three times (2009, 2011, 2013), the InterLeagues Tournament twice (2010, 2012), and the FIBA Americas League championship (2010).

He was named the Argentine League Revelation of the Year, and the Argentine Cup MVP in 2010. He was named the Argentine Super 8 Tournament MVP in 2011 and 2013, and the Argentine League Most Improved Player in 2012. He was also named the Argentine League Finals MVP in 2012 and 2014.

Spain (2014–2020)

On 30 August 2014, he signed a three-year deal with the Spanish League club Real Madrid. In the 2014–15 season, Real Madrid won the EuroLeague championship, after defeating the Greek club Olympiacos, by a score of 78–59, in the league's final game. Real Madrid eventually finished the season by winning the Spanish ACB League's 2014–15 season's league playoff finals, after a 3–0 series sweep in the finals series against Barcelona. By winning that title, Real Madrid also won the triple crown.

On 20 August 2015, Campazzo was loaned to Spanish club UCAM Murcia. He spent both the 2015–16 ACB season, and the 2016–17 ACB season with Murcia. He returned to Real Madrid for the 2017–18 ACB season.

In May 2018, Real Madrid won the 2017–18 EuroLeague season's championship, after defeating the Turkish club Fenerbahçe Doğuş in the finals, by a score of 85–80. Over 30 EuroLeague games played, Campazzo averaged 7.9 points, 4.5 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game. On 24 May 2018, he finished in fourth place in voting for the Spanish Liga ACB's MVP award of the 2017–18 season.

On 26 June 2018, he re-signed with Real Madrid, to a three-year deal. On 3 May 2019, he was named the EuroLeague MVP for the month of April. In the third place game of the 2019 EuroLeague Final Four, Campazzo set an all-time record for assists in a Final Four game, with 15. He surpassed Terrell McIntyre's previous record from 2008.

On 6 February 2020, Campazzo joined Stefan Jović, at the top of the EuroLeague's all-time single-game assists chart, after he dished out 19 assists, in a 103–97 win over the German club Alba Berlin.

Denver Nuggets (2020–present)

On 30 November 2020, Campazzo was signed by the Denver Nuggets of the NBA to a multi-year contract.

National team career

Argentina junior national team

Campazzo was a member of Argentina's junior national teams. With Argentina's under-16 junior national team, he played at the 2007 FIBA South American Under-16 Championship, where he won a gold medal.

Argentina senior national team

Campazzo competed for the senior Argentina national basketball team at the 2012 London Summer Olympics. He also played for Argentine teams that won gold medals at the 2012 South American Championship and the 2014 South American Games, silver medals at the 2014 South American Championship, the 2015 FIBA Americas Championship, and the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup, and a bronze medal at the 2013 FIBA Americas Championship. He also played with Argentina at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.

He helped Argentina bring home a gold medal from the 2019 Pan American tournament, which was held in Lima, Peru. He also won the silver medal at the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

Campazzo was named to the FIBA AmeriCup's All-Tournament Team in 2013 and 2017.

Career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high
Denotes seasons in which Campazzo won the EuroLeague

NBA

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020–21 Denver 65 19 21.9 .381 .352 .879 2.1 3.6 1.2 .2 6.1

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2021 Denver 10 9 27.0 .392 .396 .842 3.0 4.1 1.4 .4 9.3

EuroLeague

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2014–15† Real Madrid 11 1 8.6 .476 .364 .700 .5 2.0 .5 .1 2.8 3.0
2017–18† 30 28 23.1 .396 .376 .833 2.4 4.5 1.4 .1 7.9 10.3
2018–19 34 14 23.6 .385 .374 .893 2.6 5.2 1.6 .0 8.7 13.0
2019–20 28 27 23.9 .403 .310 .870 2.3 7.1 1.4 .0 9.9 15.4
2020–21 10 7 25.4 .380 .275 .826 2.5 6.7 2.0 .0 9.3 13.5

Awards and accomplishments

Pro career

  • FIBA Americas League Champion: 2009–10
  • 4× Argentine League Champion: (2010, 2011, 2012, 2014)
  • 2× Argentine League Finals MVP: (2012, 2014)
  • 3× Argentine Super 8 Tournament Winner: (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • 2× Argentine Super 8 Tournament MVP: (2011, 2013)
  • 2× InterLeagues Tournament Champion: (2010, 2012)
  • Argentine Cup Winner: (2010)
  • Argentine Cup MVP: (2010)
  • Argentine Challenge Cup Winner: (2010)
  • Argentine League Revelation of the Year: (2010)
  • 3× Argentine League All-Star: (2011, 2012, 2013)
  • 3× Eurobasket.com's Argentine League All-Domestic Players Team: (2012–2014)
  • 3× Eurobasket.com's Argentine League All-Defensive Team: (2012–2014)
  • 3× Argentine League Ideal Quintet Team: (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Argentine League Most Improved Player: (2012)
  • 4× Spanish Supercup Winner: (2014, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • 2× Spanish King's Cup Winner: (2015, 2020)
  • 2× EuroLeague Champion: (2015, 2018)
  • 3× Spanish League Champion: (2015, 2018, 2019)
  • Triple Crown Winner: (2015)
  • Eurobasket.com's EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year: (2017)
  • 4× All-Spanish League Team:
    • 2× All-Spanish League Second Team: (2017, 2018)
    • 2× All-Spanish League First Team: (2019, 2020)
  • Spanish League Most Spectacular Player: (2017)
  • EuroLeague's MVP of the Month of April: (2019)
  • Spanish League Finals MVP: (2019)
  • 2× Spanish Supercup MVP: (2019, 2020)
  • Spanish Cup MVP: (2020)

Argentine national team

Junior

  • 2007 FIBA South American Under-16 Championship: 11 Gold

Senior

  • 2012 South American Championship: 11 Gold

  • 2013 FIBA Americas Championship: 33 Bronze
  • 2013 FIBA Americas Championship: All-Tournament Team
  • 2014 South American Games: 11 Gold

  • 2014 South American Championship: 22 Silver

  • 2015 FIBA Americas Championship: 22 Silver

  • 2017 FIBA AmeriCup: 22 Silver

  • 2017 FIBA AmeriCup: All-Tournament Team
  • 2019 Pan American Games: 11 Gold

  • 2019 World Cup: 22 Silver
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