Darío Brizuela

Darío Brizuela is a Spanish basketball player who plays in the Euroleague. Find out all about him, his career and his salary here.
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Darío Brizuela biography

Darío Brizuela is a Spanish basketball player who plays fullback in the Euroleague. He was born on November 8, 1994 in San Sebastian, Spain. His height is 1m88. He plays for FC Barcelona.

Darío Brizuela’s successive clubs

Discover Darío Brizuela’s career path, from his beginnings to the present day.

Beginnings and training in Spain (2011-2014)

Darío Brizuela emerged from the CB Easo de San Sebastián cantera, shining in the Spanish Junior Championship in 2011. The same year, he joined the cantera of CB Estudiantes, alternating between the EBA team (13 matches) and the ACB first team. In 2013/14, he played mainly in EBA, but also took part in 5 matches in Liga ACB.

Period with CB Peñas Huesca and return to Estudiantes (2014-2019)

In 2014, Darío Brizuela was loaned out to CB Peñas Huesca, where he had a remarkable season. He returns to Estudiantes for the final two rounds of the Liga ACB. In 2015-16, he stands out as the most valuable player of the day with 25 points, including a perfect 6 out of 6 from three-point range.

Unicaja de Málaga and transfer to FC Barcelona (2019-2023)

In 2019, Brizuela joins Unicaja de Málaga. After four seasons, in July 2023, he signs for FC Barcelona, following payment of his release clause.

National team

Darío Brizuela represented Spain at youth level. In September 2022, he contributed to the national team’s success at EuroBasket, winning gold against France. He also took part in the 2023 World Championship in Asia, where Spain finished ninth.

Darío Brizuela - Euroleague

Playing style

Darío Brizuela is known for his agility and skill as a fullback. He stands out for his lively, technical style of play. His game is characterized by an ability to create scoring opportunities, both for himself and his team-mates.

In defense, Brizuela uses his speed and agility to stay in front of his opponents. Although his size is not imposing, he makes up for it with his speed and ability to read the game. This enables him to make effective interceptions and defend against faster players.

Offensively, Brizuela shines with his shooting ability. This is particularly true in dribbling situations or after creating his own space. He can score from the outside. But he can also penetrate the basket thanks to his speed and skilful dribbling. His on-the-move shooting and ability to finish close to the basket are key elements of his game.

In addition to his scoring skills, Brizuela is a good passer. He is capable of finding teammates in advantageous positions. His vision of the game and ability to make quick decisions make him invaluable when it comes to creating play.

Darío Brizuela’s salary

In 2024, Darío Brizuela is expected to earn between 600,000 and 1.2 million euros at FC Barcelona.