Ricky Rubio is a professional basketball player from Spain. He represents the team “Oklahoma City Thunder.” Ricky is famous as the freshest professional to perform in the “Spanish ACB League” at his fourteen. Ricky also became the first player born in the 1990s to play in the “Euro League.” 

Quick Info 
Full NameRicard Rubio Vives
Date Of BirthOctober 21, 1990
Birth PlaceEl Masnou, Spain
Parent(s)Tona Vives
Esteve Rubio
ProfessionBasketball Player
SpouseSara Rubio
Age30 years
Height6 ft 3 in
Children1
Net WorthUS $8 million

The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Ricky in the “2009 NBA Draft.” It was in the first round. Ricky Rubio signed a contract with “FC Barcelona Basquet” on 1st September 2009. It was a six-year contract. Ricky endorsed an agreement with the “Phoenix Suns” in July 2019.

Ricky Rubio

Early Life

The birthplace of Ricky Rubio is El Masnou, Spain. He came into the world on 21st October 1990. His father’s name is Esteban Rubio. He used to coach the women’s basketball team for two decades. The team even reached two divisions in Spain. His mother’s name is Tona Rubio. She died in May 2016. Ricky’s family is a simple, typical family. They like to keep them away from the spotlight. 

Ricky spent his childhood along with his two siblings. He has an elder brother Marc, who is also a basketball player. His younger sister is Laia. He grew up with the family respecting the values and strength of a family. Ricky has the mindset of prioritizing the family. Ricky Rubio loves to go out with his friends. This habit can also be why Ricky is always the same boy, no matter how high he gets in his career. 

 

Education

There are not many details of academic life Ricky available. Ricky seems to be very conscious of keeping his personal life to himself. He seems to focus on his present to make his future secure rather than talking about his past life.

 

Career

Ricky started his professional football career in the “Spanish ACB League,” representing the team “DKV Joventut” during the 2005-2006 season. The same year, Ricky represented the team in “FIBA EuroChallenge.” He also received the “Rising Star Award” in the same season during the “Spanish League.” 

Ricky Rubio

Moreover, Ricky received the “FIBA Europe Young Player of The Year” three times in a row. It was in 2007, 2008 and 2009. He played “Euro League” for the first time on 24th October 2006. His team won the “EuroCup” Championship in 2008. Ricky was in “FC Barcelona” when the team won the “2009-2010 Euro League.” 

Likewise, Ricky Rubio didn’t give interviews before his eighteenth birthday. His parents and team “DKV Joventut” had come into mutual understanding not to interview. Ricky entered the national team of Spain and represented the country in the “2008 Olympics.” After the selection in the group, there were no restrictions for him to interview. 

The Italian “Superbasket Magazine” awarded him with the “Mr. Europa Award” in 2008. His club Badalona raised his net income from 80000 to 3,00000 Euros in 2009. Ricky Rubio also became the “Defensive Player of the Year.” It was during the “Spanish ACB League” in the 2008-2009 season. He joined the “Regal FC Barcelona” after the “2009 NBA Draft.” 

Moreover, Ricky joined the “Minnesota Timberwolves” for the 2011-2012 season. Ricky officially announced the news from a press conference on 17th June 2011. He became the 10th NBA player from Spain. Ricky played his debut match on 26th December 2011. Ricky Rubio even became the “Western Conference Rookie of the Year” at the beginning of the season.

In a victory match against the “Dallas Mavericks,” Ricky got injured. He succeeded in gaining 8 points and has nine assists. Ricky had a total of 7.3 assists, 2.4 steals per game, and 10.7 points at the end of the 2012-13 season. Ricky extended his contract with the ” Minnesota Timberwolves” on 31st October 2014. It was a deal of $56 million for four years. 

Moreover, Ricky Rubio gained a high-score of 28 points in a match against the “Los Angeles Lakers” on 28th October 2015. He reached a career-high of 10 assists, five rebounds, and 33 points on 30th March 2017. He joined the team “Utah Jazz” on 30th June 2017. It was during a trade. He was till 2019 in the group.

Ricky signed a three-year contract with the team “Phoenix Suns” on 8th July 2019. It was a deal of $51 million. He tested COVID-19 positive, which he revealed in a conference on July 22, 2020. Ricky Rubio joined the “Oklahoma City Thunder” on 16th November 2020. It was during the trade for Chris Paul.

 

Relationship/Personal life

Ricky is a married man. His wife’s name is Sara. Sara gave birth to a baby boy Liam on 13th January 2020.

Ricky Rubio

Social Media

He goes with the name of “Rufio” on Instagram with 644K followers and “Ricky Rubio” on Twitter with 2.9M followers. His Facebook page “Ricky Rubio” has 847K followers.

 

Net worth

Ricky is professionally active for more than fifteen years. He has been part of many big tournaments. According to celebritynetworth.net, he has an approximate net worth of $8 million.

 

Nutshell Bio

The full name of Ricky is Ricard Rubio Vives. His nationality is Spanish. His ethnicity is not apparent. He has an engaging height of 6 feet 3 inches with a complimentary weight of 86 kgs.

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