Tavares will add 400 games in just 5 and a half seasons

Edy Tavares (30 years and 2.20 meters) He faces his 400th match this Monday with the white shirt become the great pillar of Real Madrid. the most valued player and the best paid, a status that not even the possible return of Campazzo could dispute him. Tavares is the first on the list for the club because he has earned it on the field, in his daily work. There is no other equal with its characteristics in Europe. Since his signing on November 10, 2017, with the season already started due to Kuzmic’s injury and taking him away from Barça, The Cape Verdean center has accumulated 196 league games, 178 in the Euroleague, 15 in the Cup and 10 in the Super Cup in five years and two months. In all, 399.

He reached 200 games in his first 27 months at the club and in less than three years he will add another 200. Right now, the third foreigner with the most matches in merengue history, only surpassed by Jaycee Carrollwho retired with 709 in ten campaigns, and Jeffery Taylorwho left the team last summer after seven courses and 463 duels. Behind appears Fabien Causeur with 369 in the same six seasons that Tavares has. The Frenchman has just surpassed the historic Louis Bullock (364). Nobody has played as much in Madrid and has missed so little as Tavares in the last five years.

To evolution in the game (The last thing is his evident improvement in the pass and in the reading of spaces) joins a continuous physical work that has made him gain speed, balance and strength in the lower body, also in the abdominal area and in the lower back, to maintain great agility for his size and his nearly 130 kilos. It can thus face continuous races and jumps that require great resistance. In the Euroleague, he has played 410 minutes in 16 games, 26 more than the next (Musa with 384). And in the ACB he is second (252 minutes) behind Musa (294). His averages grouping the two competitions are 10.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 2.3 blocks for a PIR of 16.7 in almost 24 minutes.

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