Real Madrid “has reached an agreement with Facundo Campazzo by which the player is linked to the club for four seasons, until June 30, 2027,” according to the club’s official statement.
Although it was an open secret for weeks, the signing of Campazzo (32 years old) by Real Madrid has been waiting due to the calls ‘fringes‘ of the contract, which have finally been resolved.
— Real Madrid Basket (@RMBaloncesto) July 18, 2023
The Argentine point guard and Real Madrid seemed “doomed” to understand each other from the moment the player left the NBA, although he had to make a kind of ‘technical stop’ at Red Star Belgrade for half the past season, mainly due to financial issues related to paying taxes in Spain.
Campazzo left Real Madrid in November 2020 after signing a two-year contract with the Denver Nuggets of the NBA and in July 2022 he became a free agent at the end of his contract with the Nuggets.
On October 12, 2022, he reached an agreement with the Dallas Mavericks to continue in the NBA for one season for the minimum wage.
After 8 games with the team, averaging 1.3 points, 1.1 assists and 0.8 steals in 6.5 minutes, he was cut by the signing of Back Walker.
Although Madrid was in contact with the player, it was the Red Star the team that was made with their services, due to the economic conditions that they offered.
Facundo Campazzo returns to Real Madrid to face his second spell at the club, with which he has won 11 titles: 2 European Cups, 3 Leagues, 2 Copas del Rey and 4 Spanish Super Cups.
⚪️ FACUNDO CAMPAZZO 𝗜𝗦 𝗕𝗔𝗖𝗞
— Endesa League (@ACBCOM) July 18, 2023
On an individual level, defending the Real Madrid shirt, Campazzo has been chosen twice in the ideal five of the League (2018-19 and 2019-20), 1 time MVP of the final playoff of the League (2018-2019), 2 times MVP of the Super Cup (2019 and 2020) and 1 time MVP of the Copa del Rey (2020).
He has won with the Argentine team 8 medals: 3 Gold (2012 South American Championship, 2019 Pan American Games and 2022 AmeriCup), 4 Silver (2014 South American Championship, 2015 and 2017 AmeriCup and 2019 World Cup) and 1 Bronze (2013 AmeriCup). In addition, he has been chosen in the best five of the AmeriCup in the 2013, 2017 and 2022 editions.
Facundo Campazzo will face his sixth season at Real Madrid, and although the economic conditions have not been disclosed, they may be around €12 million gross until 2027. In addition, the player must finish paying his exit clause to the NBA, of which between two and three million euros would be missing.
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