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Felipe Reyes Cabanas (born 16 March 1980) is a Spanish professional basketball player who plays with and captains Real Madrid. He also represented the senior Spanish national team. Standing at a height of 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) tall,[1] and weighing 120 kg (265 lbs.), he plays at the power forward and center positions.[2]

Felipe Reyes
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Reyes with Real Madrid, in 2017.
No. 9 – Real Madrid
PositionPower forward / Center
LeagueSpanish League
EuroLeague
Personal information
Born (1980-03-16) March 16, 1980 (age 39)
Córdoba, Spain
NationalitySpanish
Listed height2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
Listed weight120 kg (265 lb)
Career information
NBA draft2002 / Undrafted
Playing career1998–present
Career history
1998–2004Estudiantes
2004–presentReal Madrid
Career highlights and awards

During his pro club career, Reyes won two EuroLeague championships, in 2015 and 2018. He was also an All-EuroLeague First Team selection in the EuroLeague 2014–15 season. With Spain's senior national team, he won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Cup, and gold medals at the 2009 EuroBasket, the 2011 EuroBasket, and the 2015 EuroBasket.

Professional careerEdit

Estudiantes MadridEdit

Reyes began his professional club career in the Spanish top-tier level ACB League, with Estudiantes Madrid, during the Spanish League 1998–99 season. In that same season, he also played with the club's second level reserve team, Estudiantes B, in the Spanish 2nd-tier level EBA League. He played with Estudiantes through the Spanish League 2003–04 season. With Estudiantes, he also played in the European-wide secondary level EuroCup, and the European-wide premier level EuroLeague.

Real MadridEdit

Reyes moved to the Spanish EuroLeague club Real Madrid, before the 2004–05 season. In May 2015, he was named to the 2014–15 season's All-EuroLeague First Team, for his performance during the season;[3] and he was also named the Spanish ACB League Most Valuable Player of the 2014–15 ACB season, marking the second time in his career that he won that award.[4]

During that 2014–15 season, Reyes' club, Real Madrid, won the EuroLeague season's championship, after defeating Olympiacos, by a score of 78–59, in the league's final game.[5] Real Madrid eventually finished the season, by also winning the Spanish ACB League season championship, after a 3–0 series sweep in the Spanish League final series against Barcelona. With that title, Real Madrid had won the Triple Crown for the season.[6]

On 27 June 2015, Reyes signed a two-year contract extension with Real Madrid.[7] He became the Spanish ACB League's all-time career leader in total rebounds, in March 2017, after surpassing the previous record holder, Granger Hall.[8]

In May 2018, Real Madrid won the 2017–18 EuroLeague season's championship, after defeating Fenerbahçe Doğuş in the final game, by a score of 85–80.[9] Over 35 EuroLeague games played that season, Reyes averaged 8.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

On 4 February 2019, Reyes became the ACB League's all-time leader in games played, including both formats of the league (ACB & Primera División). He achieved that after he played in his 779th Spanish League game, against Unicaja Málaga, eclipsing the league's previous record-holder for most games played, Joan Creus's tally.[10] On 15 February 2019, Reyes became the all-time leader in games played in the Spanish King's Cup tournament, as he overtook Juan Carlos Navarro, to achieve that record.[11]

National team careerEdit

Spanish junior national teamEdit

Reyes was a member of the junior national teams of Spain. With Spain's junior national teams, he won medals at the following tournaments: the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, the gold medal at the 1999 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, and the bronze medal at the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.

Spanish senior national teamEdit

Reyes was a long-time member of the senior Spanish national team. With Spain's senior national team, he won the following medals: the bronze medal at the 2001 EuroBasket, the silver medal at the 2003 EuroBasket, the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Cup, the silver medal at the 2007 EuroBasket, the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics, the gold medal at the 2009 EuroBasket, the gold medal at the 2011 EuroBasket, the silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics, the gold medal at the 2015 EuroBasket, and the bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. With Spain, he also played at the 2002 FIBA World Cup, the 2004 Summer Olympics, the 2005 EuroBasket, the 2010 FIBA World Cup, and the 2014 FIBA World Cup.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Reyes' older brother, Alfonso, is also a former professional basketball player. Reyes' nickname is "Espartaco" (English: "Spartacus").[13][14][15]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

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.

Denotes seasons in which Reyes won the EuroLeague

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2000–01 Estudiantes 12 7 15.8 .547 .000 .638 4.1 .6 .8 .3 7.9 8.4
2004–05 Real Madrid 17 14 22.8 .398 .000 .560 7.7 1.2 1.6 .4 6.8 10.9
2005–06 22 22 26.5 .507 .000 .606 7.5 1.4 1.1 .3 9.8 13.5
2007–08 19 10 24.4 .500 .000 .604 7.1 .9 1.3 .5 12.6 15.8
2008–09 19 10 24.4 .500 .500 .800 6.5 1.1 1.3 .1 13.6 15.8
2009–10 14 2 17.8 .432 .000 .780 5.0 .9 .8 .1 7.3 9.1
2010–11 21 21 19.1 .422 .200 .838 5.5 .9 .4 .2 8.7 9.8
2011–12 16 0 18.5 .468 .000 .793 6.3 .6 .6 .2 8.4 11.3
2012–13 29 0 18.1 .456 .294 .706 5.1 .5 .5 .3 7.6 8.9
2013–14 30 0 16.5 .462 .304 .855 4.8 .7 .3 .2 9.1 10.3
2014–15 30 20 19.1 .502 .294 .814 5.1 1.0 .5 .3 10.7 13.3
2015–16 26 20 18.9 .509 .414 .829 5.9 .9 .5 .2 10.8 13.9
2016–17 30 18 12.4 .477 .333 .818 2.8 .7 .3 .3 5.3 6.9
2017–18 35 7 15.5 .582 .429 .793 4.3 .8 .2 .2 8.4 10.9
2018–19 23 1 8.9 .593 .0 .935 2.1 .3 .3 .0 4.0 5.0
Career 322 151 18.9 .486 .331 .744 5.4 .8 .7 .2 9.0 11.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ FELIPE REYES SPAIN Height 2.06 m.
  2. ^ Felipe Reyes FC Height: 6-9 (206cm) Weight: 265 (120kg).
  3. ^ "All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". euroleague.net. Retrieved 8 May 2015.
  4. ^ "Felipe Reyes, MVP Orange de la Liga Endesa 2014-15" (in Spanish). ACB.com. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Real Madrid is Euroleague champion for record ninth time!". euroleague.net. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 18 July 2015.
  6. ^ "Real Madrid make it 4 out of 4". marca.com (in Spanish). 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Comunicado Oficial: Felipe Reyes". realmadrid.com (in Spanish). 27 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  8. ^ Real Madrid's Felipe Reyes becomes ACB All-Time Rebounds Leader.
  9. ^ "Real Madrid is 2018 EuroLeague champion". euroleague.net. 20 May 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  10. ^ "Felipe Reyes became the league's all-time highest appearance-maker in the game against Unicaja (779)". realmadrid.com (in Spanish). 4 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Reyes becomes all-time highest Copa del Rey appearance-maker". realmadrid.com.
  12. ^ Felipe REYES (ESP) participated in 23 FIBA / FIBA Zones events.
  13. ^ Ediciones anteriores (in Spanish).
  14. ^ El liderazgo inagotable de Felipe Reyes a los 35 años (in Spanish).
  15. ^ 'Espartaco' Reyes exhibe el músculo del Madrid con un triple para la historia (in Spanish).

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