Rafael Martínez with Valencia Basket.
|No. 10 – RETAbet Bilbao Basket|
|Born||3 March 1982|
|Listed height||6 ft 2.75 in (1.90 m)|
|Listed weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|NBA draft||2004 / Undrafted|
|Career highlights and awards|
Rafael Martínez Aguilera (born 3 March 1982), known as Rafa Martínez, is a Spanish professional basketball player for RETAbet Bilbao Basket of the Liga ACB. He also represented the Spain national team internationally. He plays the shooting guard position.
Rafa Martínez started playing basketball for Basquet Manresa eventually rising from the club's junior team ranks. The team previously played in the Spanish second division LEB but was promoted to the ACB for the 1999-2000 season where on October 9, 1999 he made his professional debut in the top Spanish league against FC Barcelona. The following season he spent in the Basketball team CB Vic. After spending two years in the Valls Felix Hotel in LEB-2, he returned to the Basquet Manresa in 2003.
In 2008, Martínez joined Valencia Basket. He won the EuroCup in the 2009–10. Along with that, Martínez had the highest three-point percentage in the Liga ACB that season. In the 2013–14 season, he won the Eurocup for the second time.
First all-time pointer of valencia basket since 26 February 2019 in the match against San Pablo Burgos team, surpassing Brad Branson.
Spain national team
He has been with the Spain national team from the youth level. With the U-20 he won the silver medal at the U-20 European Basketball Championship 2002 played in Vilnius (Lithuania), and won the bronze medal with the B-team at the Mediterranean Games 2005 played in Almería (Spain).
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Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.
- "Valencia's Martinez becomes EuroCup's three-point king". Sportando.com. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 3 April 2017.
- "ACB.COM - Rafa Martínez, nuevo 'hombre de negro'". www.acb.com (in Spanish). 10 July 2019. Retrieved 13 July 2019.
- Spain 2010 Pre-Selection Roster Turkey
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