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Marcelo Gustavo Milanesio is an Argentine former professional basketball player. One of the most important figures in Argentine basketball, he obtained 16 Argentine championships, and was twice named MVP. He was also the player with most assists in at the 1994 World Championship. A one club man, he played all his professional life with Atenas.

Milanesio started playing basketball at the Military Factory of Rio Tercero, where he was affectionately known as "Tachuela". Together with his brother Mario he joined Atenas in 1982 and debuted in the local league on April 20th of that year. In 1984, he participated on the transition of the National League to the current Liga Nacional de Basquetbol, in which he played 649 consecutive matches, always with the same club. In 1987, he obtained his first league title when Atenas won the 4th game 80-93 against Ferro Carril Oeste in Buenos Aires.

During that year, Marcelo played with the Argentina national basketball team for the first time, in the South American Championship disputed in Asuncion, Paraguay. In 1990 he became the first team's base player playing the World Championship organised by Argentina.

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