Lhe student family mourns the death of Fernando Martínez Arroyo, someone who was everything in the college club: Ramiro de Maeztu student, player in all categories, coach, director, manager, employer …, in addition to part of one of the most important sagas of Spanish basketball.
Fernando soon began playing basketball in the quarry of a club that was, literally, his family. And it is that the Martínez Arroyo are one of the most important sagas of Spanish basketball and the Estudiantes club is proud of being where they were formed and developed most of their career (their brothers Luis, Juan, and Manuel, and their nephews Pablo and Gonzalo).
In the case of Fernando, he reached the first team in the 1966-67 season, in which he was until the 1971-72 season, with the league runner-up in his first season as a great sporting milestone.
Once he hung up his boots, he was a first-team coach in the 70s, an assistant to men like Jesús Codina or José Ramón Ramos, and head coach at times.
In the 1980s, he made the leap to law firms, becoming part of the board of directors. Later, he would assume the position of manager of the club from 1985 to 2001, when he returned to be part of the board. He was also a patron of the Fundación Estudiantes since its creation, in 2000-01.
But above all, Fernando is remembered by everyone with whom he met, in basketball and outside of it, as a positive, fun and honest person. Rest in peace.