Manu Ginobili

02/20/2011 – Manu Ginobili – T-Mobile Magenta Carpet At The 2011 NBA All-Star Game – L.A. Live – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Keywords: Orientation: Portrait Face Count: 1 – False – Photo Credit: Allen Berezovsky / PR Photos

Birth Name: Emanuel David Ginóbili Maccari

Place of Birth: Bahía Blanca, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Date of Birth: 28 July, 1977

Ethnicity: Argentinian [Italian, likely Spanish, possibly other]

Manu Ginobili is an Argentinian professional basketball player. A shooting guard and sixth man, he played for Andino, Estudiantes de Bahía Blanca, Viola Reggio Calabria, Virtus Bologna, and the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He popularized the Euro step move in the NBA. He is 6′6″.

Manu is the son of Raquel Maccari and Jorge Ginóbili, a local club coach. He is of Italian descent, and has ancestry from the Marche region. He holds both Argentinian and Italian citizenship, and plays for the Argentinian national team. He likely also has some Spanish ancestry. His brothers Leandro and Sebastián are also basketball players in various leagues. Manu is married to Marianela Oroño, with whom he has three children.

Manu’s paternal grandfather was named Primo Ginóbili.

Manu’s paternal grandmother was named Amelia “Tita” Lucianetti (the daughter of parents surnamed Lucianetti and Lodolo).

Manu’s maternal grandfather was named Constantino Maccari.

Manu’s maternal grandmother was named Adela Armiño.

Source: Genealogy of Manu Ginobili –


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3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Son of Jorge Ginóbili and Raquel Maccari

    paternal grandparents: Primo Ginóbili and Amelia “Tita” Lucianetti (the daughter of ? Lucianetti and ? Lodolo)

    maternal grandparents: Constantino Maccari and Adela Armiño

  2. andrew says:

    he has ancestry from Marche region.

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