The truth is that the world of basketball has surrendered to the green squad. In recent days, social networks have been flooded with recognition from all parts of Spain and Europe for his work in the national team. From rival clubs of the ACB League, fans of other teams, Spanish and international press, the Endesa League itself or FIBA, all have praised the role of the player from Costa del Sol in the recently concluded European event.
Recognition has also come from within the national team itself. Captain, Rudy Fernandez; his position partner, lorenzo brownor the coach himself, Sergio Scariolohave taken advantage of their press appearances in recent days to extol the figure of Alberto.
His stellar role, especially in defensive tasks, has made him an icon of “The Family” and a player that everyone looks up to and that Unicaja can boast of having in its squad. But until when? Well, for now, until June 2024. And it is that Alberto Díaz has signed two more years defending the green and purple jersey of the club of his life.
The summer of 2020, just after the coronavirus pandemic came into our lives, the player from Malaga renewed for 4 seasons with Unicaja, until June 2024, when Albertito will be 30 years old. Now it remains to be seen what strategy the Los Guindos entity will follow with him. If he decides to face a review of his contract in these coming months to extend his relationship for another year or if he decides to wait, with the risk that it may entail that some club makes a strong bet on him.
Alberto Díaz began playing at EBG, from where he moved to the Los Guindos youth academy, passing through all the lower categories of the club. His debut as a professional came in April 2012, when he was just 18 years old. After a parenthesis in which Bilbao Basket and Fuenlabrada were on loan, he returned to Málaga in the 15/16 season.
Become captain of the first green team since this summer, after the departure of Carlos Suárez, the new European champion will debut the captaincy this coming Friday with the Unicaja shirt at the Martín Carpena, in the semifinal match of the Preview Phase of the Basketball Champions League.