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Fernando Manuel Romay Pereiro (born 23 September 1959 in A Coruña) is a retired professional basketball player from Spain, who represented his native country in two consecutive Summer Olympic Games, starting in 1980. At his second Olympic appearance, in 1984, he won the silver medal with the Spanish national basketball team. He stands around 7 ft tall.

Fernando Romay
Fernando Romay (2008)
Personal information
Born (1959-09-23) 23 September 1959 (age 59)
A Coruña, Spain
Listed height2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
Listed weight141 kg (311 lb)
Career information
Playing career1976–1995
Career history
1976–1993Real Madrid
1993–1994OAR Ferrol

Professional basketball playing careerEdit

Romay was the ACB's all-time leader in blocked shots (671),[1] until Fran Vázquez surpassed his record on 17 April 2016.[2]

American football playing careerEdit

After his retirement from professional basketball, in October 1995, Romay became an American football player with Madrid Panteras,[3] and on 8 June 1996, he won the Spanish league Bowl. He did not play any minutes in the finals game against the Vilafranca Eagles.

Television careerEdit

Romay makes regular appearances on Spanish television on programmes, such as Mira Quien Baila!, which is the Spanish version of Dancing with the Stars.


  1. ^ ACB data (in Spanish). Archived 2011-11-23 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Fran Vázquez ya es el máximo taponador histórico de la Liga Endesa". 17 April 2016. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Romay salta al fútbol americano con Los Panteras" (in Spanish). El País. 5 October 1995. Retrieved 23 April 2016.

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