Here are some interesting facts you might not know about Real Madrid.
Real Madrid: Did you know? Championship Game edition
...Real Madrid has the chance to win its 11th EuroLeague title? It leads the all-time standings with 10 titles, but only three of them have come in the last 35 years. Real has won the competition in 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1995, 2015 and 2018.
...Real looks for its 19th EuroLeague Championship Game appearance? It leads the all-time list with 18 championship game appearances. Maccabi Tel Aviv has been to 14 EuroLeague and one SuproLeague title game. CSKA Moscow has reached the EuroLeague Championship Game 14 times.
...Real has the chance to lift its 17th continental trophy? In addition to its 10 EuroLeague titles, Madrid has won four Saporta Cups, a Korac Cup and a ULEB Cup – currently 7DAYS EuroCup.
... Rudy Fernandez belongs to a select group of players to have won both the EuroLeague and the EuroCup titles? Fernandez won the EuroCup with DKV Joventut Badalona in 2008 and two EuroLeague crowns with Real in 2015 and 2018. The list includes two other Spanish players: Felipe Reyes and Ricky Rubio, and also features stars like Nando De Colo, Nick Calathes or Romain Sato.
...Fernandez and Sergio Llull belong to a group of 23 players who have won the EuroLeague, EuroBasket and World Championship titles? Llull and Fernandez are two of the four players on the list not hailing from the former Soviet Union or former Yugoslavia; Felipe Reyes and Juan Carlos Navarro are the others. The list includes all-time greats such as Arvydas Sabonis, Drazen Petrovic and Toni Kukoc.
...Fernandez headlines the short list of players to have won a World Championship, EuroBasket, EuroLeague and EuroCup? He is joined only by Dejan Tomasevic and Reyes.
...Llull and Fernandez are in their fifth championship game? They made it this far in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2018. The last Spanish player to reach five EuroLeague Championship Games was Rafa Rullan, who was in six finals (1974, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1985)
...Coach Pablo Laso is in his fifth EuroLeague Championship Game, too? He joins Bozidar Maljkovic and Lolo Sainz in a fifth-place tie. Zeljko Obradovic (11 + SuproLeague) leads the table, followed by Ettore Messina (9), Pedro Ferrandiz (7) and Alexander Gomelskiy (6).
...Llull is one of two EuroLeague MVPs present at the Championship Game? Llull earned that honor two seasons ago. Vasilije Micic was the 2020-21 EuroLeague MVP.
...Llull is the third-best scorer in Final Four history? He has amassed 182 points. Only Nikos Galis (231 points) and J.R. Holden (194) are ahead of him.
...Llull has a good chance to climb into first place on the Final Four's career assists list? He already ranks ties for second place with former teammate Sergio Rodriguez, each with 56 assists. Theo Papaloukas leads the all-time charts with 59 assists in Final Four action.
...Adam Hanga and Tavares are two of the three former EuroLeague Best Defenders at the 2022 Championship Game? Hanga won the trophy in 2017 and Tavares did it in 2019 and 2021. Bryant Dunston of Efes (2014, 2015) has also won the award in the past.
...Hanga can become the first Hungarian player to win the EuroLeague title? Kornel David came closest when he reached the championship game with Tau Ceramica in 2005.
...Hanga is the first player to make it to the Final Four with three different Spanish teams? Hanga played the 2016 Final Four with Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and also made it with FC Barcelona in 2021.
...Fernandez is tied for third place in steals in Final Four history? He has collected 18, just like Dimitris Diamantidis. Holden ranks first (24), followed by Victor Khryapa (22).
...Fernandez and Llull can win their third EuroLeague title? The last Spanish players to win three EuroLeague titles were Rafael Rullan, Juan Antonio Corbalan and Luis Maria Prada with Real in 1974, 1978 and 1980.
...Jeffery Taylor is the only Swedish player to have won the EuroLeague?
...Alberto Abalde can join an exclusive list of Adidas Next Generation Tournament MVPs who also won the EuroLeague title? Abalde was the ANGT MVP in 2013 with Joventut Badalona. Luka Doncic is the only player to get both – he was the ANGT MVP in 2015 and won the EuroLeague in 2018 with Real. Only eight players won both titles, and only four of them won the EuroLeague being an active Final Four player: Doncic, Nikita Kurbanov, Jonas Maciulis and Alexey Shved.
...Gabriel Deck can join a list of Argentineans that won the EuroLeague title? The list features Hugo Sconochini (Virtus 1998, 2001), Facu Campazzo (Real 2015, 2018), Manu Ginobili (Virtus 2001), Pepe Sanchez (Panathinaikos 2002) and Andres Nocioni (Real 2015). Nicolas Laprovittola of FC Barcelona can also join this list in 2022.