Fernando Romay

Spanish basketball player
Fernando Romay
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Fernando Romay (2008)
Personal information
Born (1959-09-23) 23 September 1959 (age 63)
A Coruña, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
Listed weight141 kg (311 lb)
Career information
Playing career1976–1995
PositionCenter
Career history
1976–1993Real Madrid
1993–1994OAR Ferrol
1994–1995Zaragoza
Career highlights and awards

Fernando Manuel Romay Pereiro (born 23 September 1959) is a Spanish retired professional basketball player, who represented his native country in two consecutive Summer Olympic Games, starting in 1980. At his second Olympic appearance, in 1984, he won the silver medal with the Spain's national basketball team. He is considered to be one of the best players in Real Madrid history, and also one of the best players in Spanish basketball history. He stands around 7 ft tall.

Professional basketball club career

During his club career, Romay won numerous international titles. As a member of Real Madrid, he won four FIBA Intercontinental Cup championships (1976, 1977, 1978, 1981), three FIBA European Super Cup championships (1984, 1988, 1989), two EuroLeague championships (1978, 1980), three FIBA Saporta Cup championships (1984, 1989, 1992), and the FIBA Korać Cup championship in 1988. With Real Madrid, he also won eight Spanish League championships in total.

He won four Spanish LEB Primera División championships (1977, 1979, 1980, 1982), and four Spanish ACB League championships (1984, 1985, 1986, 1993). He also won five Spanish Cup titles (1977, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1993), and the Spanish Supercup in 1984.

Romay was the Spanish ACB League's all-time leader in blocked shots with 671,[1] until Fran Vázquez surpassed his record on 17 April 2016.[2]

National team basketball career

Romay was a member of the senior Spanish national basketball team. With Spain, he played at the 1980 Summer Olympics, and at the 1984 Summer Olympics, where he won a silver medal.

He also represented Spain at the following major FIBA tournaments: the 1981 EuroBasket, the 1982 FIBA World Cup, the 1983 EuroBasket, where he won a silver medal, at the 1985 EuroBasket, the 1986 FIBA World Cup, the 1987 EuroBasket, and the 1990 FIBA World Cup.[3]

American football playing career

After his retirement from playing professional basketball, in October 1995, Romay became an American football player with Madrid Panteras,[4] and on 8 June 1996, he won the Spanish league Bowl. He did not play any minutes in the finals game against the Vilafranca Eagles.

Television career

Romay makes regular appearances on Spanish television on programmes, such as Mira Quien Baila!, which is the Spanish version of Dancing with the Stars.

References

  1. ^ ACB data (in Spanish). Archived 2011-11-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Fran Vázquez ya es el máximo taponador histórico de la Liga Endesa". ACB.com. 17 April 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  3. ^ Fernando ROMAY PEREIRO (ESP).
  4. ^ "Romay salta al fútbol americano con Los Panteras" (in Spanish). El País. 5 October 1995. Retrieved 23 April 2016.

External links

  • Fernando Romay at FIBA.com
  • Fernando Romay at Basketball-Reference.com
  • Fernando Romay at SeleccionBaloncesto.es (in Spanish)
  • Fernando Romay at realmadrid.com
  • Fernando Romay at ACB.com (in Spanish)
  • Fernando Romay at COE.es (in Spanish)
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Real Madrid 1979–80 FIBA European Champions Cup winners
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Real Madrid 1983–84 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup champions
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Real Madrid 1987–88 FIBA Korać Cup champions
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Real Madrid 1988–89 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup champions
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Real Madrid 1991–92 FIBA European Cup champions
Spain squads
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Spain squad1980 Summer Olympics – 4th place
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Spain men's basketball squad1984 Summer Olympics – Silver medal
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