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Official Announcement: Pedro Ferrándiz passes away


Real Madrid C. F., its president and Board of Directors are deeply saddened by the passing of Pedro Ferrándiz, honorary member of Real Madrid and one of the biggest legends in the history of our club and international basketball.
Real Madrid extends its condolences, warmth and affection to his relatives, team mates and loved ones.
Pedro Ferrándiz is the most decorated coach in Real Madrid history. He led our basketball team for 13 seasons across several spells between 1959 and 1975, during which time he won 4 European Cups, 12 League titles and 11 Copas de España, taking charge of an incredible 490 games. To this day, no coach has won more League or Copa de España titles. Pedro Ferrándiz was also Spanish national team coach from 1964 to 1965.
The name Pedro Ferrándiz features in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, in the FIBA Hall of Fame and in the Spanish basketball equivalent.
He has received a wide range of accolades and recognition at both national and international level, including the Royal Order of Sports Merit (Gran Cruz de la Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo) and an Olympic Order, among others.
Pedro Ferrándiz is one of madridismo and international basketball's biggest stars and his legacy will live on forever, not just because of the titles he won, but thanks to his innovative spirit and visionary status within the game, a truly unique figure who revolutionised the sport and changed it forever.
Pedro Ferrándiz has passed away at 93 years of age. Real Madrid extends its condolences to all madridismo and fans of basketball around the world. May he rest in peace.