The Santpedor escort will play at BAXI Manresa after 12 seasons. At 38 years old and a brilliant career, he returns to his origins. It will be presented Monday at 5pm at the Nou Congost.
The prodigal son returns home. Rafa Martínez will play for BAXI Manresa next season. Trained in the lower categories of the Manresa Union, making his debut in the ACB with the Bages team in the 1999-2000 season and later being the captain and record man of the Valencia Basket, where he won several continental EuroCup titles and the Endesa League of the season.
Rafa Martínez Aguilera (born in Santpedor, on March 3, 1982) returns to BAXI Manresa after eleven seasons in Valencia Basket and the last in Bilbao. With the Valencians he achieved club records in various scoring categories and won up to five titles: the ACB in 2017, the Eurocup in 2010, 2014 and 2019, and the Super Cup in 2017. With the Basques he completed a great course, both on a personal level (with averages of 8 points and 7.5 rating in 21 minutes on the court) and as a team, qualifying for the Copa del Rey, the final phase of the ACB and the Champions League. The 1.90m escort was formed in the lower categories of Paidos Sant Fruitós and Bàsquet Manresa, where he arrived in 1999.
Rafa Martínez career
1999-00 - Bàsquet Manresa (ACB)
2000-01 - CB Vic (EBA)
2001-03 - Valls (LEB-2)
2003-08 - Bàsquet Manresa (ACB, Copa del Rey and LEB Or)
2008-19 - Valencia Basket (Endesa League, Copa del Rey, Euroleague and Eurocup)
2019-20 - Bilbao Basket (Endesa League and Copa del Rey)
Rafa Martínez achievements
2001-02 - Champion of Spain sub-20 with the Basketball Manresa
2002 - Runner-up of Europe sub-20 with the state selection
2005 - Bronze at the Mediterranean Games with the national team
2006 - Champion of the Catalan League LEB with the Basketball Manresa
2007 - LEB Gold Champion with Manresa Basketball
2010 - Champion of the Eurocup with the Valencia Basket
2014 - Champion of the Eurocup with the Valencia Basket
2017 - Endesa League Champion with Valencia Basket
2017 - Champion of the Super Cup with Valencia Basket
2019 - Champion of the Eurocup with the Valencia Basket
Next Monday, July 13, at 5 pm, there will be a presentation by Rafa Martínez at the Nou Congost, open to everyone.