Real Madrid - Estudiantes

Reyes becomes all-time highest Copa del Rey appearance-maker

NEWS | 15/02/2019

The Real Madrid captain made his 45th appearance in the competition against 
Estudiantes to move ahead of Juan Carlos Navarro.
Felipe Reyes continues to rack up the records. Whilst three weeks ago he surpassed Creus's appearance record in the league, the quarter-final contest against Estudiantes saw him move top of the all-time Copa del Rey appearance charts during the ACB era, with 45 outings to his name, a tally which takes him above former Barcelona player Juan Carlos Navarro. This is the 20th edition of the competition that Reyes has been involved in, with 15 of these coming in a Real Madrid jersey.

Reyes is also the Copa del Rey's joint-most decorated player with six titles, the last five of which have come under Pablo Laso's stewardship. Should the team prevail this time round, he would overtake Navarro in these stakes. His debut in a Madrid jersey was against Estudiantes in the 2005 competition, held in Zaragoza, and since 2000 he has been involved in every edition. Reyes also lies second in the standings for minutes played and boasts the competition's fourth-highest points tally in the ACB era.