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Valencia BC
Valencia Basket
Valencia Basket logo
NicknameTaronges (Oranges)
LeaguesLiga ACB
EuroCup
Founded27 September 1986; 34 years ago (1986-09-27)
HistoryValencia Basket
(1986-Present)
ArenaFuente de San Luis
Capacity9,000
LocationValencia, Spain
Team colorsOrange, Black, White
     
PresidentVicent J. Solá
Head coachJoan Peñarroya
Team captainBojan Dubljevi?
OwnershipJuan Roig
Championships1 Spanish League
1 Spanish Cup
1 Spanish Supercup
4 EuroCup
Retired numbers2 (11, 15)
Websitevalenciabasket.com

Valencia Basket Club S.A.D.,[1] commonly known as Valencia Basket (pronounced [ba'len?ja bas'ket]), is a professional basketball team based in Valencia, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague, with home games played at the Fuente de San Luis. The club is sponsored by the Spanish billionaire Juan Roig.[2]

History

1986-1997

Valencia Basket was founded on 27 September 1986, after Valencia CF decided to fold its basketball section.[3]

On 4 May 1988, while in its second season in the Primera División B, which was the second tier league of Spanish basketball at that time, the team won its first promotion to the Spanish top-tier level ACB,[4] where the team remained until the 1994-95 season. In 1995, Valencia was relegated to the Spanish 2nd-tier level EBA League, after falling in the league's relegation playoff against Somontano Huesca. In the next season, after being the runner-up in Liga EBA, in a non-promoting season, Valencia BC bought Amway Zaragoza's ACB place to join the top league, where it has remained until nowadays.

1998-2014

On 2 February 1998, Pamesa Valencia won its first Spanish national title, after beating Pinturas Bruguer Badalona, by a score of 89-75, in the final of the 1998 Copa del Rey, which was played in Valladolid. One year later, on 13 April 1999, the club played in the final of the 1998-99 FIBA Saporta Cup, but was defeated by Benetton Treviso, 64-60, in the final played in Zaragoza. Three years later, the club repeated the same success, but Montepaschi Siena won the final of the 2001-02 FIBA Saporta Cup, by a score of 81-71, in Lyon, France.

Continuing on with some of the club's best years, the 2001-02 ACB season was historic for the club, as it reached the Spanish ACB League finals, where they could not win any games in their series against FC Barcelona. Before this first success in reaching the finals of the Spanish league's playoffs, Pamesa Valencia won its first European-wide title, by defeating Krka Novo Mesto in the 2002-03 ULEB Cup, which would then also allow the club to make its debut in the European top-tier level EuroLeague.

In its first EuroLeague participation, Pamesa Valencia qualified for the Top 16, but was eliminated there, after not contesting its game at Nokia Arena against Maccabi Elite, adducing security issues in Israel.[5]

On 18 April 2010, Power Electronics Valencia won its second European title, by beating Alba Berlin, 67-44, in the 2010 EuroCup Finals, which was played in Vitoria-Gasteiz.[6] This allowed the club to come back to the top level EuroLeague, seven years after its first participation in the tournament. This time, Valencia reached the EuroLeague quarterfinals, where it was eliminated by Real Madrid, who won the playoff series by a 3-2 margin.

The club's third European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup title arrived on 7 May 2014, when Valencia beat UNICS Kazan, in the double-legged finals.

2015-present

On 5 June 2017, Valencia Basket qualified for its second Spanish Liga ACB Finals series, after defeating Baskonia in the semifinals of the 2017 national league playoffs. This time, the club won its first ever Spanish national domestic league championship, on 16 June 2017, by defeating Real Madrid with a 3-1 series score in the ACB league's finals.[7] In the same season, the club also reached the finals of both the Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup), and the EuroCup, but they lost those finals to Real Madrid, and fellow Spanish side, Unicaja, respectively. By winning the Spanish League championship, Valencia also sealed their return to the next season's top-tier level EuroLeague competition, for the 2017-18 season.

The club's fourth European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup title arrived on 16 April 2019, when Valencia beat Alba Berlin, in the double-legged finals.

Arena

External and internal view of La Fonteta

Valencia Basket plays its home games at the 8,500 seat[8] Fuente de San Luis arena, however the arena is better known as La Fonteta.

Sponsorship naming

Valencia Basket has had several sponsorship names over the years:

  • Valencia-Hoja del Lunes: 1986-1987
  • Pamesa Valencia: 1987-2009
  • Power Electronics Valencia: 2009-2011

Logos

Players

Retired numbers

Valencia Basket 2017-18 Euroleague season roster in pre-match
Valencia Basket retired numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure
11 Spain Nacho Rodilla PG 1994-2003
15 Spain Víctor Luengo SG/SF 1992-2007

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 Bojan Dubljevi? Mike Tobey
PF Jasiel Rivero Louis Labeyrie Jaime Pradilla
SF Víctor Claver Xabier López-Arostegui
SG Klemen Prepeli? Martin Hermannsson Josep Puerto
PG Nenad Dimitrijevi? Sam Van Rossom

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

FIBA Hall of Famers

Valencia Basket Hall of Famers
Players
No. Nat. Name Position Tenure Inducted
44 France Antoine Rigaudeau G 2003-2005 2015[9]

Head coaches

Season by season

Season Tier Division Pos. W-L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1986-87 2 1ª División B 19th 14-20
1987-88 2 1ª División B 8th 24-19
1988-89 1 Liga ACB 16th 12-27 First round
1989-90 1 Liga ACB 10th 27-12 Round of 16
1990-91 1 Liga ACB 9th 18-22 Second round
1991-92 1 Liga ACB 9th 21-19 Second round
1992-93 1 Liga ACB 10th 19-15 Second round
1993-94 1 Liga ACB 12th 15-17 First round
1994-95 1 Liga ACB 19th 16-26 First round
1995-96 2 Liga EBA 2nd[a] 28-10
1996-97 1 Liga ACB 11th 17-17
1997-98 1 Liga ACB 7th 21-17 Champion
1998-99 1 Liga ACB 6th 20-19 Quarterfinalist 2 Saporta Cup RU 17-2
1999-00 1 Liga ACB 6th 20-17 Runner-up 2 Saporta Cup QF 13-3
2000-01 1 Liga ACB 5th 23-15 Semifinalist 2 Saporta Cup SF 11-5
2001-02 1 Liga ACB 6th 22-16 Quarterfinalist 2 Saporta Cup RU 13-4
2002-03 1 Liga ACB 2nd 32-13 Semifinalist 2 ULEB Cup C 14-4
2003-04 1 Liga ACB 5th 24-14 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague T16 13-7
2004-05 1 Liga ACB 9th 18-16 Semifinalist 2 ULEB Cup SF 11-1-4
2005-06 1 Liga ACB 9th 16-18 Runner-up
2006-07 1 Liga ACB 7th 20-18
2007-08 1 Liga ACB 5th 23-14 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup QF 10-5
2008-09 1 Liga ACB 7th 16-18 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup QF 10-3
2009-10 1 Liga ACB 5th 23-13 Semifinalist 2 Eurocup C 14-2
2010-11 1 Liga ACB 5th 24-12 Semifinalist Supercopa RU 1 Euroleague QF 10-11
2011-12 1 Liga ACB 4th 23-18 2 Eurocup RU 12-4
2012-13 1 Liga ACB 6th 23-14 Runner-up Supercopa SF 2 Eurocup SF 11-5
2013-14 1 Liga ACB 3rd 34-8 Semifinalist 2 Eurocup C 15-9
2014-15 1 Liga ACB 4th 23-18 Quarterfinalist Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague RS 3-7
2 Eurocup QF 5-5
2015-16 1 Liga ACB 3rd 31-9 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L32 13-3
2016-17 1 Liga ACB 1st 31-12 Runner-up 2 EuroCup RU 18-5
2017-18 1 Liga ACB 5th 23-14 Quarterfinalist Supercopa C 1 EuroLeague 9th 12-18
2018-19 1 Liga ACB 3rd 25-15 Quarterfinalist 2 EuroCup C 20-3
2019-20 1 Liga ACB 3rd 16-13 Semifinalist Supercopa SF 1 EuroLeague -- 12-16
  1. ^ Bought the ACB berth to Amway Zaragoza.

Honours

The Copa del Rey and the three EuroCups conquered by the club.

Trophies and Awards

2017
Runners-up (1): 2003
1998
Runners-up (4): 2000, 2006, 2013, 2017
2017
Runners-up (2): 1999, 2002
2003, 2010, 2014, 2019
Runners-up (2): 2012, 2017

Friendly trophies

  • Torneo de Lleida Stagepro: (1)
2009
  • Valencia, Spain Invitational Game: (1)
2009
2014
  • Trofeo Feria de Albacete: (1)
2019
  • Castello, Spain Invitational Game: (1)
2019
  • Salou, Spain Invitational Game: (1)
2020

Individual awards

Notable players

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

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Women's team

The women's team of Valencia Basket was created in 2014 and promoted to Liga Femenina in 2018, winning the final game against Real Club Celta de Vigo in Valencia. This access to the first division and the relegation of Club Baloncesto Estudiantes (femenino) made Valencia Basket the only club with masculine and feminine representation in the first division in the 2018-2019 season.

In the first season competing on the first division, Valencia Basket achieved a ticket to their first Copa de la Reina de baloncesto, celebrated in Vitoria between the 28th of February and the 3 of June. Also, they achieve a spot to participate in the playoffs, losing against Perfumerías Avenida on the semifinals, but achieving the opportunity to play his first European tournament the next season.

References

  1. ^ "Relación de SAD -- Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ Olvídese de la Masía de Messi: bienvenidos a L'Alqueria de Juan Roig (in Spanish).
  3. ^ "Valencia Basket cumple 30 años" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ 23 years from the promotion of Valencia Basket ACB.com May 4, 2011
  5. ^ "El Pamesa no viaja a Tel Aviv y perderá (20-0) el partido" (in Spanish). El País. 25 March 2004. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Power Electronic Valencia Champ!". Eurocup Basketball. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Valencia Basket reescribe su historia (87-76)" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  8. ^ MUNICIPAL COURT FUENTE DE SAN LUIS CAPACITY: 8.500 spectators
  9. ^ "FIBA.basketball". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2019.

External links


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