Emiliano Rodríguez

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Emiliano Rodríguez (Spanish pronunciation: [emiˈljano roˈðɾiɣeθ]; born June 10, 1937 in San Feliz de Torío, León, Spain) is a retired Spanish 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, Rodriguez was chosen as one of the 50 Greatest EuroLeague Contributors.

Club career[edit]

At the club level, Rodríguez played for Aismalibar (1958–1960), and Real Madrid (1960–1973). With Real, he won 4 FIBA European Champions' Cups (now called EuroLeague) (1964, 1965, 1967, and 1968), 12 Spanish League titles (from 1961 to 1966, and from 1968 to 1973) and 9 Spanish Cup titles (1961, 1962, 1965-1967, 1970–1973).[1] He was the Top Scorer of the Spanish League in 1963 and 1964.

Spanish national team[edit]

Rodríguez played in 175 games with the senior Spanish national basketball team, participating in the 1960 Summer Olympic Games, the 1968 Summer Olympic Games, and 7 EuroBaskets (in the years 1959, 1961, 1963 (named the tournament's MVP), 1965, 1967, 1969, and 1971).


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