Known in his sport as “El Chacho”, he is a Spanish professional basketball player. He plays the position of point guard and currently plays for Real Madrid de Baloncesto in the ACB League.
Throughout his career, Sergio has played for teams in the professional leagues in Spain (Estudiantes and Real Madrid), the United States (Portland Trailblazers, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers), Russia (CSKA Moscow) and Italy (Olimpia Milano). In 2006, Sergio was the 27th pick in the first round of the NBA Draft, selected by the Phoenix Suns, who immediately traded his rights to the Portland Trailblazers.
After four years of NBA experience, playing for the Portland Trailblazer, Sacramento Kings and New York Knicks franchises, Sergio returned to Europe, signing with Spanish team Real Madrid, where he won numerous domestic and international titles, including the Euroleague championship, as well as being named Euroleague MVP.
In the 2016-17 season, he left Europe for his second NBA experience, signing a contract with the Philadelphia 76ers. After this experience in the United States, Sergio joined CSKA Moscow, a Russian team, with which he won the most important titles in the VTB United League and, again, the EuroLeague championship in the 2018-19 season.
In his time in Italy with Olimpia Milano 2019-22, Sergio won the Supercup, the Italian Cup and the League championship.
In the summer of 2022, Sergio signed for Real Madrid Basketball in what will be his second stint with the Spanish team.
In his international career with the Spanish national basketball team, Sergio has participated since 2000 in its different categories. He has been a key player in the senior national team, accumulating 156 internationals and has won several medals, including gold medals at the European and World Championships and two Olympic medals, silver medal at London 2012 and bronze medal at Rio de Janeiro 2016.
Sergio is involved in improving the welfare of various species and supporting projects to promote the conservation of the marine environment, which has led him to accept his position as Ambassador of Loro Parque Fundación, which has been working since 1994 for animal welfare and the conservation of biodiversity.