Fabricio Ra�l Jes�s Oberto (born March 21 1975 in Las Varillas, [[C�rdoba Province, Argentina|C�rdoba]], Argentina) is a professional basketball player, currently playing for the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. He is a power forward/center and 207 cm (6' 9") and 110 kg (243 lb). He has dual Argentinian and Italian citizenship.
At age 17 he went to a trial at [[Asociaci�n Deportiva Atenas|AD Atenas]] de C�rdoba, one of the most important basketball clubs in Argentina, and was selected to start the following year, and started playing [[Liga Nacional de B�squetbol|professionally]] later that year. In 1998, after being chosen MVP of the Argentine league, he transferred to the Greek Olympiakos, starting his European experience that would take him to Spain's TAU Cer�mica a year later. After 2 Spanish leagues with TAU, he moved to Pamesa Valencia in 2002.
In 2005, after buying his contract with Pamesa to cancel it, he signed a 3 year, US$ 7.5 million contract with NBA San Antonio Spurs, where he joined fellow countryman Emanuel Ginobili in the 2005/2006 season with the jersey #7, the same he uses with the Argentine national basketball team.
He started playing with Argentina shortly before his 20th birthday in 1995, and since then has played 70 matches, and won a number of tournaments including the 2004 Olympic Gold Medal.
Even though he lost the role as key player he had in Europe, and that he averages less than 9 minutes per game, he says to be very happy to play with the defending champions, and is very satisfied with his role in the team.
- 2004 Olympic Gold Medal (Argentina)
- 2003 Silver Medal Tournament of the Americas (Argentina)
- 2002/2003 ULEB Cup (Pamesa Valencia)
- 2002 Silver Medal World Cup Indianapolis 2002 (Argentina)
- 2001/2002 [[Asociaci�n de Clubs de Baloncesto|Spanish League]] (TAU Cer�mica)
- 2001 Golden Medal Tournament of the Americas (Argentina)
- 2001/2002 Copa del Rey (TAU Cer�mica)
- 1997/98 [[Liga Nacional de B�squetbol|Argentine League]] ([[Asociaci�n Deportiva Atenas|Atenas]])
- 1998 Liga Sudamericana (Atenas)
- 1997 Liga Sudamericana (Atenas)
- 1996 Panamericano de Clubes (Atenas)
- 1995 Silver Medal Tournament of the Americas (Argentina)
- 1994 Panamericano de Clubes (Atenas)
- 1994 Argentine Young League (Atenas)
- Official site (English/Spanish)
- Basket Stats
- with Argentina (Spanish)
- Interview (Spanish)[[Category:People from C�rdoba Province (Argentina)|Oberto, Fabricio]][[Category:TAU Cer�mica basketball players|Oberto, Fabricio]]de:Fabricio Oberto