Fran Vazquez confirms retirement

2020-05-07T12:09:49+00:00 2020-05-08T17:07:02+00:00.

Giannis Askounis

07/May/20 12:09

At 37, Fran Vazquez announces the end of his playing career.

By Eurohoops Team/

Fran Vazquez officially retired on Thursday confirming his previously reported decision.

His 19th professional season and second with Casademont Zaragoza was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As he said: “I have been privileged with these 19 seasons in the ACB League, in addition to my calls with the Spanish National Team. Not even in my best dreams, I could have imagined such a trajectory of achievements, milestones, and experiences. I have been very happy with each and every team in which I have played. Each one contributed things to me, beyond the sporting successes: Malaga (my second home), Bilbao, Gran Canaria, Girona, Barcelona, ​​Tenerife and now Zaragoza.

I think it is time to say goodbye”.

The 2010 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the 2017 Basketball Champions League titles can be considered the main attractions among his numerous accolades. Add three ACB, four Copa Del Rey, one FIBA Intercontinental Cup, and three Spanish Super Cup championships for a career enriched with plenty of success.

Back in 2005, the Orlando Magic selected Vazquez with the 11th pick of the annual draft. However, the Spaniard center opted to remain in Europe furthering his multiyear run in his home country, Spain.

Take a look at some of his best plays in EuroLeague: