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Today marks 61 years since the basketball team's seventh Copa de España

NEWS STORY. 28/05/2022

Real Madrid beat Barcelona (76-51) in the final in Bilbao.

Today is the 61st anniversary of Real Madrid's basketball team's seventh Copa de España triumph. On 28 May 1961, the squad coached by Pedro Ferrándiz got the better of Barcelona (76-51) in the final held in Bilbao. Our team delivered a superb first-half display to storm to an 18-point lead at the break. The game continued in much the same fashion following the restart as the madridistas got their hands on the trophy.

Emiliano Rodríguez, with 19 points and Sheaff, with 16, were the standout performers. Real Madrid won the double that season, having also clinched the league title. This Copa success, the second in a row, was one of six won during the 1960s.

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