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Vázquez, en el partit jugat al Palau / FOTO: ARXIU FCB

Vázquez

Despite the defeat this Monday in Madrid, Fran Vázquez wrote his name in the competition’s history books. The Barça Regal forward made two blocks in the third match of the Liga Endesa’s final series and became the player with the most blocks in the history of the playoffs, with a total of 82. Vázquez was already the Azulgrana with the most blocks in the playoffs and this Monday he claimed the top stop in the history of the competition, beating out Fernando Romay’s record of 81 blocks. Arvydas Sabonis is the third all-time blocker of the competition in the playoffs with 70.

Vázquez is a specialist in blocking the opponent team’s field goals. The Azulgrana is the fourth all-time blocker in the history of the ACB with 509 blocks (1.31 per match), only surpassed by Romay (671), Singleton (588) and Sabonis (528). Furthermore, the Galicia native, has the record for most blocks in a single match (12). He achieved this mark on January 7th, 2007 against Valladolid.

Here are the five players with the most blocks in the ACB playoffs:

1.- Fran Vázquez (82)
2.- Fernando Romay (81)
3.- Arvydas Sabonis (70)
4.- Derrick Alston (67)
5.- Roberto Dueñas (58)


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