Facts of Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili is a former Argentine professional basketball player.
He became one of only two players in the world to have won a EuroLeague title, an NBA championship and an Olympic gold medal throughout 23 seasons professional career.
Manu is a married man.
His wife name is Marianela Orono. He met his current partner in 1997 when Manu was playing for his hometown team, Estudiantes de Bahia Blanca in Argentina.
The couple was introduced through their mutual friends. After they met, they had mutual liking for each other, and they exchanged their phone numbers.
They went on few dates and started dating and remained in touch while Manu was playing in Italy. After remaining girlfriend boyfriend for few years, they got married in 2007.
Here is a beautiful picture of the romantic couple as a bride and groom.
After being husband and wife for a few years, the couple became parents to twin boys Dante and Nicola who were born on May 16, 2010.
They again gave birth to another son named Luce on April 21, 2014. The couple together has three children.
He is a very loyal husband as there has never been any rumor about him having extra-marital affairs or him cheating on his wife.
Here is a picture of Manu Ginobili with his spouse and kids he shared on his Instagram account.
Manu has an estimated net worth of $95 million and an annual salary of $14 million which he earns for playing basketball.
Manu was a member of the San Antonio Spurs for his entire NBA career. He along with his teammates Tony Parker and Tim Duncan was known as one of the Big Three.
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He is a left-handed shooting guard and was used as a sixth man and starter for the Spurs. He was known for his clutch play and also known for his up-tempo and aggressive style.
He was also known for his difficult-to-defend passes including the no-look pass.
He was also listed as No.6 greatest floppers in NBA history by Thomas Neumann who is an ESPN writer.
The San Antonio Spurs announced they would retire Manu Ginobili’s No.20 jersey in 2018. There was also a special postgame ceremony organized to honor Ginobili.
His jersey and such t-shirt is available in different stores as well.
In 2014, Manu shoes ripped out in the game between Detroit Pistons and the San Antonio during a defensive play in the first half of the game.
He was wearing Nike Air Max Closer IV shoes. After that incident, Manu decided to shift to LeBron 11.
Here is video footage of the incident.
In a game in 2009, when a bat entered into the AT&T Center and sloped onto the court, then Manu stopped the bat with his hand, and he also had to take rabies shot after that incident. You can see the footage of the event below.
The details about his parents are not available, but here is a picture of his parents which he has shared on his Instagram.
His father Jorge was a coach at a club in Bahia Blanca, Argentina from where Manu learned to play the game.
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Leandro, his oldest brother also played for Argentine Basketball League for seven years and retired in 2003.
His other brother Sebastian played for Argentine Local League and in Spanish 2nd-tier level Liga Espanola de Baloncesto, both the games. He family is full of basketball players.
Info and Highlights
- His birth name is Emanuel David Ginobili.
- He holds dual citizenship of Argentina and Italy.
- His height is very tall, which is 6 feet 6 inches, and his weight is around 93 kilos.
- His hair is naturally black, and eyes are dark brown.
- His is 42 years of age as of 2019.
- He considers Michael Jordan as his idol.
- His zodiac sign is Leo.
- Manu celebrates his birthday on July 28. He was born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina in 1977.