Oscar Schmidt

1958 - Today

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Oscar Daniel Bezerra Schmidt (born February 16, 1958) is a retired Brazilian professional basketball player. He is also commonly known as Oscar Schmidt in Spain, where he played for Fórum Valladolid for the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons, and simply Oscar, or Mão Santa (Holy Hand), in his homeland. Schmidt primarily played the shooting guard and small forward position, was 2.05 m (6 ft 83⁄4 in) tall and weighed 110 kg (243 lbs). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Oscar Schmidt has received more than 744,934 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Oscar Schmidt is the 54th most popular basketball player (up from 58th in 2019), the 245th most popular biography from Brazil (up from 311th in 2019) and the most popular Brazilian Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Oscar Schmidt ranks 54 out of 1,264Before him are Nate Thurmond, Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Arizin, Pete Maravich, Sam Jones, and David Robinson. After him are Chuck Daly, Lenny Wilkens, Steve Kerr, Reggie Miller, Don Nelson, and Stephen Curry.

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Among people born in 1958, Oscar Schmidt ranks 83Before him are Tita, Ghassan Massoud, Keigo Higashino, Nancy Spungen, Anatoli Boukreev, and Kevin Sorbo. After him are Nambaryn Enkhbayar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, Manuel Serifo Nhamadjo, David O. Russell, Bertrand Piccard, and Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.

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In Brazil

Among people born in Brazil, Oscar Schmidt ranks 245 out of 1,947Before him are Morena Baccarin (1979), Anfilogino Guarisi (1905), Hulk (1986), Silva Batuta (1940), Angelo Sormani (1939), and Flávio Costa (1906). After him are Dorival Caymmi (1914), Luís Alves de Lima e Silva, Duke of Caxias (1803), Lampião (1897), Djalminha (1970), Hermes da Fonseca (1855), and Evaristo de Macedo (1933).


Among basketball players born in Brazil, Oscar Schmidt ranks 1After him are Leandro Barbosa (1982), Anderson Varejão (1982), Tiago Splitter (1985), Marcelo Huertas (1983), Nenê (1982), Marcelinho Machado (1975), and Fab Melo (1990).