Pedro Ferrándiz

Spanish basketball coach (1928–2022)

Pedro Ferrándiz
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Personal information
Born(1928-11-20)20 November 1928
Alicante, Spain
Died7 July 2022 (aged 93)
Alicante, Spain
NationalitySpanish
PositionHead coach
Career history
As coach:
1955–1957Real Madrid Juniors
1957–1959Hesperia
1959–1962Real Madrid
1964–1965Spain
1964–1965,
1966–1975
Real Madrid
Career highlights and awards
As head coach:
Basketball Hall of Fame as coach
FIBA Hall of Fame as coach

Pedro Ferrándiz González (20 November 1928 – 7 July 2022) was a Spanish basketball coach. He is most famous for coaching Real Madrid basketball club in the 1960s and 1970s. The International Olympic Committee awarded him the Olympic Order in 1977.

Ferrándiz was born in Alicante. He was made an inductee of the Basketball Hall of Fame in April 2007. In 2008, he was named one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors. He was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2009.

Coaching career

Ferrándiz holds a record 12 titles in the Spanish League, 4 titles in the FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague) and 11 titles in the Spanish King's Cup. His combined record, while coaching Real, was 437–90. He recorded three undefeated Spanish League seasons. He was the AEEB Spanish Coach of the Year in 1975.

He was the head coach of the senior Spain national basketball team, from 1964 to 1965. He coached Spain at the EuroBasket 1965.

He died in 2022, aged 93.[1]

Titles won

  • FIBA European Champions Cup (EuroLeague) Champion: 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1973–74
  • 12× Spanish League Champion: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975
  • 11× Spanish King's Cup Winner: 1960, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975

See also

References

  1. ^ "Pedro Ferrandiz, Real Madrid legend and Hall of Fame coach, dies at 93". Basket News. 7 July 2022. Retrieved 7 July 2022.

External links

  • Pedro Ferrandiz Foundation
  • Basketball Hall of Fame Ferrandiz Profile
  • FIBA Hall of Fame Ferrandiz Profile
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