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Raimundo Saporta

Twenty-second anniversary of Raimundo Saporta's passing

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NEWS | 02/02/2019

He is a key figure in Real Madrid's history and was named as the club's honorary president.
On 2 February 1997, Raimundo Saporta passed away in Madrid at the age of 70. His name is central to the club's history and he, along with Santiago Bernabéu, were involved in the development of Real Madrid and ultimately seeing the club become the best in the world. He was part of the club between 1952 and 1991, during which time he served as vice-president and president of the basketball department. His excellent contribution saw him named as the club's honorary president.

Along with what he accomplished in terms of Madrid's history, Saporta was also an influential figure in other areas of Spanish sport, where he received several distinctions, such as the Gold Pin for Sporting Merits.

Basketball
He also played a key role within basketball. Prior to joining Real Madrid, he was a member of the Spanish Basketball Federation and throughout his career was a leading figure at the International Basketball Federation (FIBA). In recognition of his career, the former European Cup Winners' Cup is now known as the Copa Saporta, whilst the basketball arena at the former training ground was named after him.
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