Madrid, Oct 5 (EFE) .- These are the most relevant data in the biography of Pau Gasol, who this Tuesday announced in Barcelona his retirement from professional basketball.
1980 / Born in Barcelona.
1996 / Joins FC Barcelona.
1998 / Get gold at the Mannheim Tournament (unofficial world) and at the European junior in Bulgaria.
01.17.1999 / Debuts in the ACB League.
1999 / Get the gold medal in the Junior World Championship in Portugal.
2001 / Conquest the Copa del Rey and the ACB League, competitions in which he was elected best player.
2001 / Chosen in third place in the NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks and signed for 4 years by the Memphis Grizzlies.
2002 / Voted NBA Rookie of the Year.
2002 / Fifth at the Indianapolis World Cup.
2006 / Play first of six NBA All-Star Games.
2006 / He wins gold at the World Cup in Japan, in which he suffers an injury that prevents him from contesting the final and takes him off the slopes for two and a half months. With the selection he was the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports.
2008 / Traded to Los Angeles Lakers and finalist for the NBA title.
2008 / Olympic silver medal in Beijing.
2009 / Conquer his first NBA ring with the Lakers and win the Eurobasket.
2010 / Wins his second NBA title.
2011 / Gold medal at the Eurobasket.
2012 / Silver medal at the London Olympics.
2014/2016 / Play with the Chicago Bulls.
2015 / He shares the Princess of Asturias Award for Sports with his brother Marc.
2015 / Achieves gold in the Eurobasket, in which he was MVP.
2016 / Olympic bronze at the Rio Olympics.
2016/2019 / Plays for the San Antonio Spurs, where he was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left foot in 2018.
2019 / He plays for a few months for the Milwaukee Bucks, and has surgery for his foot injury.
2019 / Sign with the Portland Trail Blazers, with whom he does not get to play and passes to his technical commission.
2021 / He returns to FC Barcelona until the end of the season, with which he wins the League, and retires from the national team in Tokyo, his fifth Olympic event.