Over the years we have realized that there is no limit to how many records basketball players can break. For decades there have been many great basketball players in the league, but only a handful of them hold world records like Ricky Rubio. The baller’s career timeline is an impressive success story. He has received nearly 10 overwhelming personal awards, such as Mister Europa Player of the Year: (2008), EuroLeague Rising Star: (2010), the Spanish ACB League Rising Star Award (2007), 3× FIBA European Young Player of the Year: (2007, 2008, 2009), Most Spectacular Player in the Spanish League: (2010), MVP of the 2006 FIBA European Under-16 Championship, and many others.
As a member of the Spanish senior national team, he and his teammates have won bronze in three different competitions (Summer Olympic Games 2016, EuroBasket 2017: bronze, and EuroBasket 2013), silver in the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, and gold in the 2009 & 2011 EuroBasket competitions. Together with the Spanish national junior team, Rubio won gold at the FIBA Europe U-16 Championship in 2006 and bronze at the FIBA Europe U-16 Championship in 2005, so you see, this Ricky is an experienced basketball player and a well-known name in the NBA, the EuroLeague and the Spanish ACB League. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to see who the baller really is, what his body measurements look like, and whether he is married or dating someone.
Ricky Rubio’s Biography
Ricky Rubio is the middle child of Tona Vives (mother) and Esteve Rubio (father), who belong to the Spanish ethnic group. Tona had the basketball player on October 21, 1990, in El Masnou, Catalonia, Spain. He has an older brother named Marc Rubio, a talented basketball player in the Spanish professional league, and a younger sister named Laia Rubio.
Ricky lost his mother, Tona, to lung cancer in May 2016 after fighting the disease for four years. In his prime, Ricky has already experienced a life-long cancer tragedy – he lost his grandmother, Maria Rosa, to liver cancer at the age of 10, while his grandfather, Vicente, died of lung cancer at the age of only 12. The basketball player now speaks at cancer charity events and also collects donations for lung cancer research in memory of his dearest mother.
At the moment, the player’s educational achievements are not yet known in detail, as there are no records of the institutions he has visited and the qualifications he has earned. Besides basketball, Rubio is an avid swimmer. He also enjoys playing beach volleyball and enjoys sea activities.
The basketball player made his professional debut in Spain in 2005 at the age of fourteen, becoming the youngest player in the Spanish ACB league to play in a professional game. He won two steals and made his first appearance in the EuroLeague on 24 October 2006 at the age of 16. This was the record for him to be the first player born in the 1990s to appear in the EuroLeague.
Rubio announced his presence in the NBA for 2009 when he was selected by the Timberwolves on June 25, 2009, as the fifth pick in the first round of the 2009 NBA Draft. That same year, the basketball player signed a six-year contract with FC Barcelona Bàsquet. His next stop was the Minnesota Timberwolves, where he spent six seasons with the team after his 2011 induction.
Ricky Rubio currently serves as a point guard for NBA Utah Jazz. He joined the Salt Lake City-based soccer team on June 30, 2017, and since then he has continued to develop his game and reach ever greater heights in his career. Ricky’s most outstanding game for jazz took place on February 3, 2018, when he set a new season highlight in a winning game against the San Antonio Spurs. He scored 34 points in the game for the 120:11 victory.
Wife Or Girlfriend? Is He Married Or Dating?
Rubio’s private life has always been a topic that has interested many people, especially his female fans, but unfortunately, Rubio is not the type to crave the limelight, and that makes it difficult to determine whether someone has a special place in the heart of the Spanish hunk or not. However, some unreliable sources have linked him to a lady named Veronica Beaulieu, who is from Faribault.
Rubio, who wears the No. 3 jersey for Utah Jazz, stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches, which is proportional to 1. 93 meters. His body weight is measured to be 86 kilograms (190 lb), which is quite impressive and befitting for the spot he covers on the court.