Rodrigo Palacio, who is making a splash as a scorer in the sixth division of Italian basketball, has started a second career.
He didn’t just make a career in football. He made a great career in the sport, with the jerseys of very big teams. Rodrigo Palacio played at Banfield, Boca Juniors, Genoa, Inter Milan, Bologna, Brescia and now, at 41, he has become… a basketball player. Literally! The Argentinian with 177 goals in 607 matches wears the jersey of Polisportiva Gareniano, a team in the 6th division of Italian basketball and also makes great appearances.
At 1.76m tall, Palacio plays at the guard positions and after six games into the season, his team has a 5-1 record. He even averages 11.7 points, while in the last game he scored 16 points and was the top scorer of Polisportiva Gareniano in the 70-60 win over San Pio. In order, Palacio scored 12, 17, 6, 15, 4 and 16 points. The Argentinian played 27 times for his country’s national team and scored three goals, and he also has a Spanish passport so he competes as a European.