The Government grants Pau Gasol the great cross of the Royal Order of Sports Merit

The Council of Ministers approved this Tuesday the granting of the great cross of the Royal Order of Sports Merit to the former basketball player Pau Gasol.

The Government wants to recognize his “outstanding career in the field of sport but also for the work of putting into practice sports, physical education and giving prestige to the name of our country,” explained the Minister Spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez.

In addition to his long sports career, Gasol is “a person who has been characterized by warmth and human quality, always with social involvement,” added the minister during the press conference at the end of the Council of Ministers.

The Spanish pivot announced on October 5 his retirement from professional basketball, closing a memorable career that kept him more than two decades in the elite and led him to add numerous successes with the Spanish team, Barcelona and several NBA franchises. especially the Los Angeles Lakers.


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