Former All-EuroLeague choice and 2019 7DAYS EuroCup champion Fernando San Emeterio introduced his retirement as a basketball participant on Friday at a ceremony at La Fonteta, Valencia Basket’s court docket that has served as his second house for the previous six seasons.
With lots of his former coaches and teammates in attendance, the 37-year-old hung up his uniform after 20 seasons as an expert participant, and can begin subsequent chapter of his basketball journey as an assistant on Valencia head coach Joan Penarroya workers.
San Emeterio performed a complete of 10 seasons within the EuroLeague – seven with Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and three with Valencia Basket. His greatest season got here in 2010-11 when he averaged 13.7 factors, 5.5 rebounds and a pair of.4 assists and led the league in PIR with 19.1 in carrying Baskonia to the EuroLeague Playoffs. San Emeterio earned All-EuroLeague First Group honors that season. He additionally performed 4 seasons within the EuroCup – one with Akasvayu Girona and three with Valencia.
Over the course of his profession, San Emeterio has stuffed his trophy case with all types of titles. He was the hero of Baskonia’s 2010 Spanish League finals victory over FC Barcelona when he scored the go-ahead, title-clinching basket-plus-foul, which has gone down as one of the iconic photographs in membership historical past. He additionally received the Spanish League in 2017 in Valencia. San Emeterio received the Spanish SuperCup as soon as every with Baskonia and Valencia. He additionally took house Spanish Copa del Rey in 2009 with Baskonia and the 2007 FIBA Euro Cup with Girona. An extended-time member of the Spanish nationwide workforce, San Emeterio captured EuroBasket gold medals in 2011 and 2015 and EuroBasket bronze medals in 2013 and 2017. He received a silver medal on the 2012 Olympic Video games in London.