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Rafael Rullan

President, Real Madrid basketball legends


Rafael Rullan was one of the stars of Real Madrid’s basketball team through the seventies and eighties and a major contributor to Real’s three Euroleague titles.

1. Describe yourself in 2 words?

Happy father

2. How would you define fitness?

Staying healthy

3. What was the greatest challenge you faced at Real Madrid?

Playing as a center weighing only 95 kilos.

4. What was your best moment at Real Madrid?

Being involved in the legendary Real Madrid organisation for 18 consecutive seasons.

5. Have you been to the UAE?

I’ve never been and am looking forward to visiting an emerging country.

6. What song best describes your work ethic?

Sultans of Swing by Dire Straits.

7. What is your favourite Kobe moment?

His final minutes of each game.

8. If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three things would you like to have with you?

My wife, my children and a tool box.

9. What was the best piece of advice you ever received?

My father always taught me to be polite to everyone, no matter who they are.