Berni Rodríguez

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Berni Rodríguez
Rodríguez with Unicaja Málaga.
Personal information
Born (1980-06-07) June 7, 1980 (age 38)
Málaga, Andalusia, Spain
Listed height6 ft 5.75 in (1.97 m)
Listed weight205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career1998–present
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1998–1999Unicaja Macías
2014–2016Baloncesto Sevilla
Career highlights and awards

Bernardo Rodríguez Arias, nicknamed Berni Rodríguez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbeɾni roˈðɾiɣeθ]; born June 7, 1980) is a Spanish retired professional basketball player. He is 1.97 m (6 ft 5 ¾ in) tall.

Professional career[edit]

Rodríguez began his professional career with Unicaja Macias of the Liga EBA, the farm team of CB Málaga, during the 1998–99 season. He then moved to the senior club, CB Málaga of the Spanish ACB League, for the 1999–00 season.

In June 2012, after 13 seasons in Málaga, Rodríguez left Unicaja. The club decided to retire his number 5.[1]

One month-and-a-half later, he signed with UCAM Murcia, where he decided to play with the number 41, out of respect his old number 5 at Málaga.[2]

In July 2016, Rodríguez announced his retirement from playing professional basketball.[3]

Spanish national team[edit]

Rodríguez played with the Spanish national basketball teams that won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the silver medal at the EuroBasket 2007, and the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

After retirement[edit]

Just five days after announcing his retirement, Rodríguez signed on as sporting director of Baloncesto Sevilla, the last club where he played.[4]


  1. ^ El Unicaja retira el dorsal 5 en honor a Berni Rodríguez Archived 2012-06-27 at the Wayback Machine Unicaja website. 26 June 2012
  2. ^ «En Murcia me guardaron el número 5, pero he pedido el 41 porque el 5 será siempre el que llevé en el Unicaja» La Opinión de Málaga. 5 August 2012
  3. ^ "Berni Rodriguez retires at age 36". 22 July 2016. Retrieved 25 July 2016.
  4. ^ "Berni Rodríguez, nuevo director deportivo del Baloncesto Sevilla" (in Spanish). 27 July 2016. Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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