NEWS STORY. 19/09/2022
The Community of Madrid paid tribute to Wayne Brabender, a Real Madrid basketball legend and part of the Spanish national team. He won 4 European Cups, 4 Intercontinental Cups, 13 Leagues and 7 Copa del Reys with our club from 1967 to 1983. The event took place at the Real Casa de Postas, the headquarters of the Community of Madrid, and acknowledged the legendary American player's personal and sporting career. Brabender was joined by Emilio Butragueño, Director of Institutional Relations; Juan Carlos Sánchez-Lázaro, Director of the basketball department; and other Real Madrid legends like Emiliano Rodríguez, Luyk, Corbalán and Romay.
The Madrid Regional Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sport, Marta Rivera de la Cruz, praised the work of Brabender: "He had a remarkable career and was undoubtedly a key figure in national sport for more than 15 years". She also drew attention to his teaching work: "Grassroots sport is a fundamental part of building champions, but, most importantly, of shaping people. I'm sure that his students at Aristos School must have been very proud to have had a sports star sharing his experience with them, and even prouder to have been able to appreciate Wayne's human qualities".
Video.Wayne Brabender honoured by the Community of Madrid