All-Decade Nominee: Rudy Fernandez

Oct 25, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print

Simply put, Rudy Fernandez is one of the biggest winners in basketball history. He has collected World Cup and EuroBasket titles, three Olympic medals, a EuroCup trophy and, of course, two EuroLeague crowns with Real Madrid, in 2015 and 2018. In his eight EuroLeague seasons this decade, all of them with Real, Fernandez established himself as an elite two-way player capable of changing games, seasons and fates at either end of the court.

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Throughout the 2010s, Fernandez has helped Real add a new chapter of success to its unmatched history. He was pivotal to Los Blancos reaching three consecutive Championship Games from 2013 to 2015. After losses in the first two, Fernandez and Real lifted the trophy in the Spanish capital in 2015.

OUTSTANDING CAHIEVEMENTS

  • EuroLeague Champion 2015, 2018
  • All-EuroLeague First Team 2012-13, 2013-14
  • All-EuroLeague Second Team 2014-15
  • Rising Star 2006-07
  • EuroLeague February MVP 2014-15
  • Led the EuroLeague in steals 2013-14 (1.45)

Fernandez and Madrid were back at it three years later, downing defending champion Fenerbahce Istanbul in an unforgettable 2018 EuroLeague Championship Game to stand atop the continent once again. He was chosen to the All-EuroLeague First Team in 2013 and 2014, and to the All-EuroLeague Second Team in 2015. He is the first EuroLeague player to score more than 2,000 points, dish more than 500 assists and make more than 200 steals this decade. His privileged basketball IQ, unlimited shooting range and all-around talent make it clear: Fernandez is a EuroLeague superstar.