Felipe Reyes arrived at Real Madrid in the summer of 2004, it has been doing more records than years and has become as indelible as the shield. The white club announced on Thursday the renewal of its captain until June 2020.
The pivot will come, at 40, at 16 seasons at Real Madrid, the same as Wayne Brabender and Clifford Luyk, just behind the 18 Rafa Rullán and 17 Juan Antonio Corbalan and Fernando Romay. None of the historical endured until the 38.
A competitive prodigy that beats the record with the same ease with which it embraces rebounds. Only the pioneer Juan Castellví (the Philippines, 1895), who participated in the founding of Real Madrid basketball in 1931 and remained in the section until 1934, came to wear white with 39 years. Felipe completed them on March 16 and in his collection he will also add the longevity mark.
The captain of Real Madrid is, from this course, the player with the most matches in the history of the Spanish league (787) and also of the Euroleague (344). At the end of last month, he broke the record of his generation partner, Juan Carlos Navarro.
Canterano del Ramiro de Maeztu, Felipe made his debut in the ACB on October 4, 1998, in a TAU-Students in the middle of the golds of the European Under-18 of Varna and the U-19 World Cup in Lisbon, the two medals that changed the course of Spanish basketball. The bronze at the Rio 2016 Games was the last service of one of the eternal gold juniors.
The last of his 10 medals (with three European golds in 2009, 2011 and 2015 and world gold in 2006, and two Olympic silver medals in 2008 and 2012, as his great achievements), only surpassed by Pau Gasol’s 11.
With Madrid he has 19 titles in 15 seasons, including six Liga, five Cups and two European Cups (2015 and 2018). “Many think that mine is all about eggs, but you have to have talent.
I have met players with many eggs who have never had the talent to bounce or put the baskets I put, ” defended for the umpteenth time in an interview before lifting the Tenth in Belgrade.
This course averages 13 minutes, 6 points and 3,6 rebounds in the 26 matches he has played in the Endesa League; and 8m 44s minutes, 4 points and 2.1 rebounds in the Euroleague.