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FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona logo
LeaguesLiga ACB
EuroLeague
Founded24 August 1926; 94 years ago (1926-08-24)
HistoryFC Barcelona
(1926-present)
ArenaPalau Blaugrana
Capacity7,585
LocationBarcelona, Spain
Team colorsBlue, cardinal, yellow
     
Main sponsorAssistència Sanitària
PresidentVacant
Team managerNacho Rodríguez
Head coach?ar?nas Jasikevi?ius
Team captainPierre Oriola
OwnershipFC Barcelona
Championships1 Intercontinental Cup
2 EuroLeagues
2 Saporta Cups
2 Kora? Cups
18 Spanish Championships
25 Spanish Cups
6 Spanish Supercup
Retired numbers5 (4, 7, 11, 12, 15)
Websitefcbarcelona.com/basketball

FC Barcelona Bàsquet (English: FC Barcelona Basketball), commonly referred to as FC Barcelona (Catalan pronunciation: [fub'b?l 'klub bs?'lon?] ) and colloquially known as Barça (['ba?s?]), is a professional basketball club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. It is a part of the FC Barcelona multi sports club, and was founded on 24 August 1926, which makes it the oldest club in the Liga ACB. The club, which competes in the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague, is one of the most successful basketball clubs domestically as well as internationally. Two times European champions, Barça completed a triple crown in 2003 by winning the season's league, cup and EuroLeague. Their home arena is the Palau Blaugrana, which was opened on 23 October 1971. They share the facilities with the roller hockey, futsal, and handball teams of the club.

Some of the well-known players that have played with the team included Pau Gasol, Rony Seikaly, Marc Gasol, Anderson Varejão, Juan Carlos Navarro, Jaka Lakovi?, ?ar?nas Jasikevi?ius, Dejan Bodiroga, Gianluca Basile, Ricky Rubio, Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Sa?a ?or?evi?, and Tony Massenburg.

FC Barcelona also has a reserve team, called FC Barcelona Bàsquet B, that plays in the Spanish 2nd-tier LEB Oro.

History

Early years

Founded on 24 August 1926, the club entered its first competition in 1927, playing in the Campionat de Catalunya de Basquetbol (Catalan Basketball Championship). During these early years basketball in Catalonia was dominated by other clubs such as CE Europa, Laietà BC, CB Atlètic Gràcia and Société Patrie and it was not until the 1940s that FC Barcelona became established as a basketball team. During this decade they won six Copas del Generalísimo and were runners-up once. In 1956 they were founding members of the Liga Española de Baloncesto and finished as runners-up. In 1959 they won Spanish basketball's first-ever league and cup double.[1]

Decline in the 1960s

The 1960s and 1970s saw the team in decline. In 1961 the club president Enric Llaudet dissolved the team in spite of its popularity. However, in 1962, the club was reformed after a campaign by the fans. In 1964 the league's Primera División was cut from fourteen teams to eight and the club found themselves in the Segunda División after not finishing between the two first qualified teams in the relegation playoffs.[2] However they quickly returned to the top division after being crowned Segunda champions in 1965. During the 1970s the club was persistently overshadowed by its rivals Real Madrid and Joventut.

Revival in the 1980s

In the 1980s club president Josep Lluís Núñez gave the team his full support with the aim of making the club the best in Spain and Europe. His support produced results and during the decade inspired by their coach Aíto García Reneses and players like Juan Antonio San Epifanio (better known as Epi), Andrés Jiménez, Sibilio, Audie Norris and Solozábal, the club won six Spanish championships, five Spanish cups, two European Cup Winners' Cups, the Kora? Cup and the World Championship. However the European Cup remained elusive, ending as runners-up in 1984.[3]

Champions of Europe

The club built on this success during the 1990s, winning a further four Spanish championships and two Spanish cups. They were still unable to win the European Cup despite playing in a further four finals in 1990, 1991, 1996 and 1997. They also made a record six EuroLeague Final Four appearances. The star player during this era was Juan Antonio San Epifanio.

Their persistence eventually paid off and in 2003, inspired by Dejan Bodiroga, Gregor Fu?ka, ?ar?nas Jasikevi?ius and Juan Carlos Navarro, they won the EuroLeague, beating Benetton Treviso 76-65 in front of a packed Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.[4] They repeated the feat in 2010, defeating Olympiacos by a wide 86-68 in Paris,[5] and that October, they made further history when they beat the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers - including Kobe Bryant and FCB Bàsquet alumnus and Barcelona native Pau Gasol - 92-88 at the Palau Sant Jordi as part of the 2010 NBA Europe Live Tour. The match was also notable for being both a match-up between the reigning NBA and EuroLeague champions and the first time a European team had won against a defending NBA champion. Two FCB Bàsquet players in that game - captain Navarro and point guard Ricky Rubio - either had or went on to play in the NBA.

Recent years

In the following years, Barcelona would stay on top of Spanish basketball, playing almost all league and cup finals against rival Real Madrid. From 2012 till 2014, Barcelona managed to reach the Euroleague Final Four. However, it could not reach further than the semifinals. Barcelona won the Spanish Championship in 2014, but the next few seasons became absolute disasters, both in the Euroleague, and the Spanish League. However, the team saw a return to form in the Copa del Rey, which was won in 2018 and in 2019 defeating Real Madrid on both finals.

Sponsorship naming

From 2004 until 2007 the club was sponsored by the Winterthur Group, a Swiss insurance company with offices in Barcelona since 1910, which led to the team featuring the birthplace of Joan Gamper, the club's founder, on their shirts. In 2006 the Winterthur Group was taken over by AXA, leading to a change in the club name. In the 2008-09 season, the club's sponsorship changed to Spanish insurer Regal (a division of Liberty Seguros, the Spanish subsidiary of American insurer Liberty Mutual). This sponsorship finished in June 2013.

  • FC Barcelona Banca Catalana (1989-1998)
  • Winterthur FC Barcelona (2004-2007)
  • AXA FC Barcelona (2007-2008)
  • Regal FC Barcelona (2008-2011)
  • FC Barcelona Regal (2011-2013)[6]
  • FC Barcelona Lassa (2015-2019)[7]

Home arenas

A Barcelona home game inside the Palau Blaugrana.

Players

Retired numbers

FC Barcelona retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure
4 Spain Andrés Jiménez PF 1986-1998
7 Spain Nacho Solozábal PG 1978-1994
11 Spain Juan Carlos Navarro SG 1997-2007
2008-2018
12 Spain Roberto Dueñas C 1996-2005
15 Spain Juan Antonio San Epifanio SF 1979-1995

Current roster

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Brandon Davies Pierre Oriola Artem Pustovyi
PF Nikola Miroti? Rolands ?mits Sergi Martínez
SF Álex Abrines Ádám Hanga Víctor Claver
SG Cory Higgins Kyle Kuric Leandro Bolmaro
PG Nick Calathes Thomas Heurtel

Colours: Blue = homegrown player; Red = non-FIBA Europe player

Notable players

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Players at the NBA draft

* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-NBA Team
# Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game
~ Denotes player who has been selected as Rookie of the Year
Position Player Year Round Pick Drafted by
C Spain Roberto Dueñas# 1997 2nd round 57th Chicago Bulls
PF/C Spain Pau Gasol*~ 2001 1st round 3rd Memphis Grizzlies
SG Spain Juan Carlos Navarro 2002 2nd round 40th Washington Wizards
C Netherlands Remon van de Hare# 2003 2nd round 52nd Toronto Raptors
PF/C Brazil Anderson Varejão 2004 2nd round 30th Orlando Magic
SF Denmark Christian Drejer# 2004 2nd round 51st New Jersey Nets
SG/SF Spain Álex Abrines 2013 2nd round 32nd Oklahoma City Thunder
PF/C Montenegro Marko Todorovi?# 2013 2nd round 45th Portland Trail Blazers
SF/PF Croatia Mario Hezonja 2015 1st round 5th Orlando Magic
SG/SF Sweden Marcus Eriksson# 2015 2nd round 50th Atlanta Hawks
SF/PF Bulgaria Sasha Vezenkov# 2017 2nd round 57th Brooklyn Nets
SF Latvia Rodions Kurucs 2018 2nd round 40th Brooklyn Nets
SF Argentina Leandro Bolmaro# 2020 1st round 23rd New York Knicks

Head coaches

Managers since 1974:

Trophies

Domestic competitions

European competitions

Worldwide competitions

Unofficial

Regional competitions

Other Competitions

  • Pohlheim, Germany Invitational Game:
    • 2008
  • Calonge, Spain Invitational Game:
    • 2008
  • Bologna, Italy Invitational Game: 1
    • 2008
  • Sant Julia de Vilatorta, Spain Invitational Game:
    • 2009, 2012, 2014
Runners-Up (2): 2018, 2019
  • Sabadell, Spain Invitational Game:
    • 2011
  • Palamós, Spain Invitational Game:
    • 2011
  • Tarragona, Spain Invitational Game:
    • 2011
  • Cordoba, Spain Invitational Game:
    • 2014
  • Trofeo MoraBanc:
    • 2015
  • Torneo de Fuenlabrada
    • 2015
  • Trofeo Circuito de Pretemporada Movistar:
    • 2016
  • Monzon, Spain Invitational Game:
    • 2017
  • Platja D'Aro, Spain Invitational Game:
    • 2017
  • Trofeo Memorial Quino Salvo:
    • 2017
  • Torneig d'invitacions de Les Borges Blanques:
    • 2018
  • Torneo Xacobeo:
    • 2019
  • Badalona, Spain Invitational Game:
    • 2020

Individual awards

Records

Note: Players with a * are still playing for Barcelona.

Season by season

Season Tier Division Pos. W-L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1923-56 Copa del Rey 6 times champion (42-43, 44-45, 45-46, 46-47, 48-49, 49-50), 2 times runner-up (41-42, 50-51)
1957 1 1ª División 2nd 7-3 Fourth position
1958 1 1ª División 8th 4-14
1958-59 1 1ª División 1st 20-2 Champion
1959-60 1 1ª División 6th 11-11 Semifinalist 1 Champions Cup QF 2-2
1960-61 1 1ª División 3rd 15-7 Semifinalist
1961-62 The club dissolved the section temporarily and they did not enter any competition
1962-63 1 1ª División 6th 2-10
1963-64 1 1ª División 6th 4-8
1964-65 2 2ª División 1st
1965-66 1 1ª División 5th 8-10 Semifinalist
1966-67 1 1ª División 7th 9-11 Quarterfinalist
1967-68 1 1ª División 8th 6-14 Quarterfinalist
1968-69 1 1ª División 7th 8-1-13 Quarterfinalist
1969-70 1 1ª División 6th 11-11 Quarterfinalist
1970-71 1 1ª División 6th 11-11 Quarterfinalist
1971-72 1 1ª División 2nd 19-3 Semifinalist
1972-73 1 1ª División 3rd 22-2-6 Quarterfinalist 3 Kora? Cup SF 3-2
1973-74 1 1ª División 2nd 22-2-4 Quarterfinalist 3 Kora? Cup R12 7-1
1974-75 1 1ª División 2nd 19-3 Semifinalist 3 Kora? Cup RU 9-5
1975-76 1 1ª División 2nd 23-9 Semifinalist 3 Kora? Cup R16 3-3
1976-77 1 1ª División 2nd 20-1-1 Runner-up
1977-78 1 1ª División 3rd 19-3 Champion 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 7-1-4
1978-79 1 1ª División 2nd 17-5 Champion 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 8-2
1979-80 1 1ª División 2nd 19-3 Champion 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 4-4
1980-81 1 1ª División 1st 23-3 Champion 2 Cup Winners' Cup RU 6-3
1981-82 1 1ª División 2nd 24-2 Champion 1 Champions Cup SF 10-6
1982-83 1 1ª División 1st 26-1 Champion 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 3-3
1983-84 1 Liga ACB 2nd 29-7 Runner-up 1 Champions Cup RU 11-4
1984-85 1 Liga ACB 3rd 26-7 Third position 2 Cup Winners' Cup C 9-2
1985-86 1 Liga ACB 2nd 27-8 Third position 2 Cup Winners' Cup C 7-2
1986-87 1 Liga ACB 1st 31-7 Champion Copa Príncipe QF 3 Kora? Cup C 7-3
1987-88 1 Liga ACB 1st 31-9 Champion Supercopa C 1 Champions Cup QF 13-5
Copa Príncipe C
1988-89 1 Liga ACB 1st 35-9 Runner-up Copa Príncipe RU 1 Champions Cup 4th 13-5
1989-90 1 Liga ACB 1st 38-8 Quarterfinalist 1 Champions Cup RU 15-3
1990-91 1 Liga ACB 2nd 34-13 Champion Copa Príncipe SF 1 Champions Cup RU 14-4
1991-92 1 Liga ACB 6th 26-12 Fourth position 1 European League QF 12-6
1992-93 1 Liga ACB 3rd 29-11 Quarterfinalist 3 Kora? Cup SF 11-3
1993-94 1 Liga ACB 2nd 28-12 Champion 1 European League 4th 12-9
1994-95 1 Liga ACB 1st 38-12 Quarterfinalist 1 European League GS 10-6
1995-96 1 Liga ACB 1st 38-11 Runner-up 1 European League RU 13-5
1996-97 1 Liga ACB 1st 36-12 Semifinalist 1 EuroLeague RU 13-10
1997-98 1 Liga ACB 4th 24-17 Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague R16 10-9
1998-99 1 Liga ACB 1st 35-8 Semifinalist 3 Kora? Cup C 13-3
1999-00 1 Liga ACB 2nd 34-14 Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague 4th 16-8
2000-01 1 Liga ACB 1st 38-5 Champion 1 Euroleague T16 8-4
2001-02 1 Liga ACB 3rd 31-11 Runner-up 1 Euroleague T16 14-6
2002-03 1 Liga ACB 1st 36-9 Champion 1 Euroleague C 18-4
2003-04 1 Liga ACB 1st 32-14 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague T16 14-6
2004-05 1 Liga ACB 5th 25-13 Quarterfinalist Supercopa C 1 Euroleague T16 11-9
2005-06 1 Liga ACB 3rd 27-14 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague 4th 15-10
2006-07 1 Liga ACB 2nd 30-17 Champion Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague QF 14-9
2007-08 1 Liga ACB 2nd 28-13 Quarterfinalist Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague QF 13-10
2008-09 1 Liga ACB 1st 33-8 Semifinalist Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague 3rd 18-5
2009-10 1 Liga ACB 2nd 36-6 Champion Supercopa C 1 Euroleague C 20-2
2010-11 1 Liga ACB 1st 35-7 Champion Supercopa C 1 Euroleague QF 14-6
2011-12 1 Liga ACB 1st 37-8 Runner-up Supercopa C 1 Euroleague 3rd 19-2
2012-13 1 Liga ACB 2nd 30-15 Champion Supercopa RU 1 Euroleague 4th 25-6
2013-14 1 Liga ACB 1st 35-10 Runner-up Supercopa RU 1 Euroleague 3rd 23-6
2014-15 1 Liga ACB 2nd 30-14 Runner-up Supercopa RU 1 Euroleague QF 21-7
2015-16 1 Liga ACB 2nd 35-9 Quarterfinalist Supercopa C 1 Euroleague QF 17-12
2016-17 1 Liga ACB 6th 23-12 Semifinalist Supercopa RU 1 EuroLeague 11th 12-18
2017-18 1 Liga ACB 3rd 27-14 Champion 1 EuroLeague 13th 11-19
2018-19 1 Liga ACB 2nd 33-10 Champion Supercopa SF 1 EuroLeague QF 20-15
2019-20 1 Liga ACB 2nd 24-6 Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague -- 22-6

International record

Matches against NBA teams

  • On October 7, 2010, FC Barcelona, current champion of the Euroleague, became the first European team and the second FIBA in the History of Basketball to beat the reigning NBA champion, L.A. Lakers, for 92-88, in a match played at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. Pete Mickeal with 26 points and Juan Carlos Navarro with 25 were the best of the match. In the Lakers, Pau Gasol, former Barça player, was the best with 25 points scored.
  • On October 5, 2016 it faced the finalist of the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder. Barcelona lost the match by a narrow margin despite being reduced by the quantity and quality of their injured players. Two basketball players from the subsidiary -Stefan Peno and Pol Figueras - had to occupy the base position.


20 October 1989
FC Barcelona Spain 103–137 United States Denver Nuggets
Italy Palaeur, Rome
10 October 2003
FC Barcelona Spain 80–91 United States Memphis Grizzlies
5 October 2006
FC Barcelona Spain 104–99 United States Philadelphia 76ers
18 October 2008
FC Barcelona Spain 104–108 United States Los Angeles Lakers
United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
19 October 2008
FC Barcelona Spain 109–114 United States Los Angeles Clippers
United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
7 October 2010
FC Barcelona Spain 92–88 United States Los Angeles Lakers
9 October 2012
FC Barcelona Spain 99–85 United States Dallas Mavericks
5 October 2016
FC Barcelona Spain 89–92 United States Oklahoma City Thunder

See also

References

  1. ^ HISTORY OF THE SECTION, fcbarcelona.com, accessed 29 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Liga Española 1963-64" (in Spanish). Linguasport. Retrieved 2017.
  3. ^ "Champions Cup 1983-84". Linguasport. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "FC Barcelona is the 2002-03 Euroleague champion!". EuroLeague.net. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "Regal FC Barcelona is the 2010 Euroleague champion!". EuroLeague.net. Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ La UEFA autoriza la doble publicidad del Barcelona, MARCA.com, accessed 22 June 2011.
  7. ^ "Lassa Tyres, nuevo patrocinador principal de las secciones del FC Barcelona" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 3 June 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Acb.Com". Acb.Com. Retrieved 2012.

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