Tribute to the Euroleague 2003 champions PHOTO: GERMÁN PARGA-FCB.

The Palau Blaugrana honoured tonight the heroes of the team that won the club’s first Euroleague in 2003. Nacho Rodríguez, Alfons Alzamora, Gregor Fucka, Patrick Femerling, César Bravo, Dejan Bodiroga, Juan Carlos Navarro, Roberto Dueñas, Sarunas Jasikevicius, Rodrigo De la Fuente and Remon Van der Hare were all there to receive the applause of a crowd eager to honour the men that made so many dreams come true in that glorious European campaign. The only member of the side who could not attend was Anderson Varejao, who is currently in the NBA. After Bar´ça had lost so many finals before, Svetislav Pesic finally led Barça to the much-desired crown.

The 2003 trophy was also on show at the Palau Blaugrana, brought out by Pesic himself, who lifted it up as if we had been taken back in time to that magical night at the Palau Sant Jordi. The captain back then, Rodrigo De la Fuente, addressed the Palau with the words "I want to say thank you to everyone who helped to make this team possible. It is a pleasure to return what was and always will be my home.”

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