World champion in 2006, three times European champion (2009, 2011 and 2015) and triple Olympic medalist (2008, 2012 and 2016) he has been honored in his native Córdoba in his first season outside of basketball. “I will have this day engraved in my heart. I am proud to have been able to play in 2005 and 2006 in this Pavilion, and now I am proud of this tribute” Reyes stated.
The president of the FEB, Jorge Garbajosa, presented him with the minutes of the first international match stating that “In addition to being a great player, he is an excellent person.” On August 15, 2001, Felipe Reyes played the first preparation match for the Eurobasket against Greece in the Cadiz town of San Fernando. The Cordovan scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds, in a match in which another basketball legend like Pau Gasol also made his debut. His 236 appearances are only surpassed, at the moment, by Juan Carlos Navarro and Juan Antonio San Epifanio, ‘Epi’.
The first deputy mayor of Córdoba, Elizabeth Albas and the Councilor for Sports, Manuel Torrejimeno, they gave him an engraving by the Cordovan painter Jose Luis Munozand together with the president of the Andalusian Federation, Antonio de Torres, they unveiled a plaque in the Palacio Vista in homage to the great captain.