Madrid, Nov 20 (EFE) .- The president of Real Madrid, Florentino Pérez, announced the appointment of Felipe Reyes as ambassador of the club, once his career as a basketball player ended after 1,046 games and 23 titles won, and assured that it is “eternal captain, symbol and legend”.
“Felipe Reyes, another eternal captain, deserves a special mention,” Florentino Pérez said in his speech, interrupted by the ovation of the assembly members when he dealt with the Real Madrid basketball section.
“He is a symbol and legend of Real Madrid, a great example of dedication and passion. After 17 seasons defending this shirt with greatness, he has put an end to his long career. As a man of the house I want you to know that he will continue with us as ambassador of the club of his life, “he announced.
Florentino Pérez praised the figure of coach Pablo Laso, the union of a squad that he said is “a great family” and made a positive assessment of the moment that the white club’s basketball section is going through.
“At last the fans have been able to return to WiZink and enjoy a team that excites us all, 22 titles and 2 Euroleague in recent years. Last season was complicated, with a terrible schedule and serious injuries. In full competition two of our best players signed for NBA teams and even so we achieved the Spanish Super Cup “, he highlighted.
“The enormous numbers of a group of players who have formed a great family, in a cycle of success in which there is a man of the house who is a legend of European basketball like Pablo Laso. He has become the coach with the most games and more victories in the history of Real Madrid, the best coach of the year in 2021 for the Spanish basketball association, “he praised to the applause of the room.
Florentino Pérez predicted a difficult season but showed his enthusiasm in the arrival of new successes. “This year will be very difficult due to an exhausting schedule. Last season was the record in our history with 87 games. We have reinforced ourselves with great players to fight for the objectives. We have one of the best squads in Europe,” he said.