Final, Did you know that ...? Real Madrid

May 16, 2015 by Print
Final, Did you know that ...? Real Madrid

...Real Madrid has the chance to win its ninth Euroleague title? It leads the all-time standings with eight titles - but only one of them has come in the last 30 years. Madrid won the competition in 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1980 and 1995.

...Real Madrid is in its third consecutive Euroleague final? Madrid did not achieve that since 1976. Madrid has been to at least three consecutive Euroleague finals as many as four times: 1962-65, 1967-69, 1974-76 and now 2013-15!

...Real Madrid is in its its 17th Euroleague final? It leads the all-time list. Maccabi Electra was in 14 Euroleague and one SuproLeague finals. CSKA Moscow has reached the Euroleague final 12 times.

...Real Madrid has the chance to lift its 15th continental trophy? Added to its eight Euroleague titles, Madrid won four Saporta Cups, one Korac Cup and a ULEB Cup - its last European title back in 2007.

...Felipe Reyes and Rudy Fernandez can join a select group of 12 players to win both the Euroleague and the Eurocup titles? Reyes lifted the then-called ULEB Cup trophy with Madrid in 2007 and Fernandez won that competition with Joventut Badalona in 2008. The list includes another Spanish player - Ricky Rubio (FC Barcelona 2010; Joventut 2008).

...Reyes and Fernandez can join an elite group of 22 players that have won the Euroleague, EuroBasket and World Championship titles? There is only one player on the list not hailing from the former Soviet Union or former Yugoslavia - Juan Carlos Navarro. The list includes all-time greats like Gennadiy Volnov, Arvydas Sabonis, Drazen Petrovic and Toni Kukoc. many as six players – Sergio Llull, Reyes, Fernandez, Jaycee Carroll, Marcus Slaughter and Sergio Rodriguez have been in each of the last 3 Euroleague finals?

...Fernandez and Reyes can join an exclusive club on World Championship, EuroBasket, Euroleague and Eurocup winners? In fact, only Dejan Tomasevic holds all four titles!

...Rodriguez (31) and Llull (27) have cracked the top 10 list of all-time assists at the Final Four? Theo Papaloukas leads the list with 59 assists.