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Head of Scouting for FC Barcelona, Ruben Alcaraz

Sports Business Secrets
Season 2 || Episode 369

Welcome back to another edition of Sports Business Secrets!

Today’s guest is Ruben Alcaraz, Head of Scouting at Euroleague and Spanish ACB powerhouse, FC Barcelona.

Ruben is the first guest for Season 2 of the podcast, and he definitely did not disappoint! We get to hear about Ruben's unique background before he got into the scouting and front office role in Barcelona.

Like many of us, Ruben wasn’t really sure what he wanted to do early in his professional career, so he simply took life one day at a time!

He spent many days performing freestyle basketball tricks around Spain, he opened up a basketball shop (only for it to close down shortly after), and he even secured himself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records!

We also talked about:

  • How he identifies talent as a scout

  • The differences between scouting young players and pro players

  • How he keeps himself organized during the season

  • & much more!

And at the end we have the infamous Sports Business Secrets lightning round.


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