Emiliano Rodríguez

Spanish basketball player
Emiliano Rodríguez
Personal information
Born (1937-06-10) 10 June 1937 (age 85)
San Feliz de Torío, León, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
Playing career1958–1973
PositionSmall forward
Career history
1958–1960Aismalíbar
1960–1973Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards
  • FIBA Order of Merit (1997)
  • FIBA's 50 Greatest Players (1991)
  • 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors (2008)
  • EuroBasket MVP (1963)
  • 4× EuroLeague champion (1964, 1965, 1967, 1968)
  • EuroLeague Finals Top Scorer (1963, 1964)
  • 3× FIBA European Selection (1966, 1969, 1973)
  • 12× Spanish League champion (1961–1966, 1968–1973)
  • Spanish Cup winner (1961, 1962, 1965–1967, 1970–1973)
  • 2× Spanish League Top Scorer (1963, 1964)
FIBA Hall of Fame as player
Medals
Men's basketball
Representing  Spain
Mediterranean Games
Silver medal – second place 1959 Lebanon
Silver medal – second place 1963 Italy

Emiliano Rodríguez (Spanish pronunciation: [emiˈljano roˈðɾiɣeθ]; born 10 June 1937) is a Spanish retired professional basketball player. He was named one of FIBA's 50 Greatest Players in 1991. He was enshrined into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2007, and in 2008, Rodríguez was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors.

Club career

At the club level, Rodríguez played for Aismalíbar (1958–1960), and Real Madrid (1960–1973). With Real, he won four FIBA European Champions' Cups (now called EuroLeague) (1964, 1965, 1967, and 1968), 12 Spanish League titles (1961–1966, 1968–1973) and nine Spanish Cup titles (1961, 1962, 1965–1967, 1970–1973).[1] He was the top scorer of the Spanish League in 1963 and 1964.

National team career

Rodríguez played in 175 games with the senior Spain national basketball team, participating in the 1960 Summer Olympics, the 1968 Summer Olympic Games,[2] and seven EuroBaskets, in the years 1959, 1961, 1963 (named the tournament's MVP), 1965, 1967, 1969, and 1971.

References

  1. ^ Euroleague.net Real Madrid legend: Emiliano Rodriguez.
  2. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Emiliano Rodríguez Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 18 April 2020. Retrieved 23 June 2018.

External links

  • FIBA Hall of Fame Profile
  • FIBAEurope.com Profile
  • LeyendasBaloncestoRealMadrid.es Profile (in Spanish)
  • Euroleague.net Profile
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