The veteran base of the Monbus Obradoiro Albert Oliver, who played for Coosur Betis in 2019-2020, announced this Thursday, at the age of 43 and after 22 seasons in the ACB leaguehis retirement from professional basketball at the end of the 2021-22 Endesa league.
“This is going to be my last week as a professional basketball player. I started playing at 6 years old at school and I left when I was 43. I cannot describe in words what basketball has meant to me, but what I can say is that I have enjoyed it every day. And a lot“, he wrote in a letter spread through his social networks.
One day after the Monbus Obradoiro certified its mathematical permanence in the Endesa leaguethe Catalan point guard advances that this weekend’s clash against Valencia Basket will be the last one he disputes with the Santiago club.
Oliver has played 674 games in the ACB League, in which he has managed to score more than five thousand points (5,211). International with the Spanish team, in May 2021 he entered the history of the ACB by becoming the player who has played his debut match and the last with the most days apart (8,613).
In his farewell letter, the base remembers his extrainers, former teammates and those clubs he has passed through: CP Joan Marques Casals, Sferic, Penya, Sant Pep, Caprabo Lleida, Bàsquet Manresa, Valencia Basket, Estu, Granca, Betis and Obradoiro.
He also remembers his wife Cristi, “the most important person in this journey“as well as his parents and his brother”for understanding my work and adapting so well to everything that it entails“.