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FC Barcelona Bàsquet

FC Barcelona
2014–15 FC Barcelona Bàsquet season
FC Barcelona logo
Leagues ACB
Euroleague
Founded 24 August 1926
History F.C. Barcelona
(1926–present)
Arena Palau Blaugrana
Arena Capacity 8,250
Location Barcelona, Spain
Team colors Blue, scarlet, gold, white
                   
President Josep Maria Bartomeu
Head coach Xavier Pascual
Championships 1 Intercontinental Cup
2 Euroleagues
2 Saporta Cups
2 Korać Cups
18 Spanish Championships
23 Spanish Cups
5 Spanish Supercups
Retired numbers 4 Andrés Jiménez
7 Nacho Solozábal
12 Roberto Dueñas
15 Epi
Website fcbarcelona.com
Uniforms
Home jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Home
Away jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Away
Active departments of FC Barcelona
Football (Men's) Football B (Men's) Football A (Men's)
Football (Women's) Futsal Beach soccer
Handball Roller hockey Ice hockey
Basketball Basketball B Wheelchair basketball
Rugby union Rugby league

FC Barcelona Bàsquet is a Spanish professional basketball club. It is part of the FC Barcelona sports club and was founded on 24 August 1926 which makes it the oldest club in Liga ACB. The club competes in the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto (ACB) and the Euroleague. It has won seven of the last thirteen ACB championships and in 2003 completed a Liga ACB, Cup and Euroleague treble. FC Barcelona Bàsquet has played in seven Euroleague finals, with the last being their 2010 win.

The team plays its home games at Palau Blaugrana, which was opened on 23 October 1971. They share the facilities with the roller hockey, futsal and handball teams.

Well-known players that have played with the team have included: Pau Gasol, Rony Seikaly, Marc Gasol, Anderson Varejão, Juan Carlos Navarro, Ante Tomić, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Dejan Bodiroga, Gregor Fučka, Ricky Rubio and Tony Massenburg.

FC Barcelona also has a reserve team that plays in LEB Oro.

History

Early years

The club entered its first competition in 1927, playing in the Campionat de Catalunya de Basquetbol (Catalonian 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 Spanish League 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. 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 Nuñez 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 Epi, Andrés Jiménez, Sibilio, Audie Norris and Solozábal, the club won six Spanish League titles, five Copas del Rey, two European Cup Winners Cups, the Korać Cup and the World Championship. However the European Cup remained elusive. They were, however, runners-up in 1984.

Champions of Europe

The club built on this success during the 1990s, winning a further four Spanish League titles and two Copas del Rey. 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 Fučka, Šarūnas Jasikevičius and Juan Carlos Navarro, they won the Euroleague, beating Benetton Treviso 76–65 in front of a packed Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

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 1993–97
  • Winterthur FC Barcelona 2004–07
  • AXA FC Barcelona 2007–08
  • Regal FC Barcelona 2008–2011
  • FC Barcelona Regal[2] 2011–2013
  • FC Barcelona

Home arenas

  • Sol de Baix Sports Complex (1926–40)
  • Les Corts Court (1940–71), located next to Les Corts football stadium
  • Palau Sant Jordi (1990–92), after 1992 occasionally used for home games
  • Palau Blaugrana (1971–90, 1992–present)

Players

Retired numbers

Current roster

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Ante Tomić Tibor Pleiss Maciej Lampe
PF Justin Doellman Bostjan Nachbar
SF Deshaun Thomas Alex Abrines
SG Juan Carlos Navarro Brad Oleson Mario Hezonja
PG Marcelinho Huertas Tomas Satoransky

Notable players

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • 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.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.
     

Head coaches

Managers since 1974:

Honours

Total titles: 82

Domestic competitions

Spanish League

Spanish Cup

  • Winners (23): 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013

Spanish Supercup

Prince of Asturias Cup

  • Winners (1): 1989

European competitions

Euroleague

  • Winners (2): 2003, 2010
  • Runners-up (5): 1984, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997

FIBA Saporta Cup

  • Winners (2): 1985, 1986
  • Runners-up (1): 1981

FIBA Korać Cup

  • Winners (2): 1987, 1999
  • Runners-up (1): 1975

European Super Cup (unofficial)

  • Winners (1): 1987

Triple Crown (unofficial)

  • Winners (1): 2003

Worldwide competitions

FIBA Intercontinental Cup

  • Winners (1): 1985
  • Runners-up (1): 1987

Regional competitions

Catalan League

  • Winners (9): 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1955

Catalan Cup

  • Winners (18): 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

International record


Individual awards

Records

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

Season by season

Season Domestic competitions Cup competitions European comptitions
Tier League Pos. Postseason Cup SC Tier League Result
2010–11
1
ACB
1
Champion Champion
C
1
Euroleague
QF
2011–12
1
ACB
1
Champion Runner-up
C
1
Euroleague
3rd
2012–13
1
ACB
2
Runner-up Champion
RU
1
Euroleague
4th
2013–14
1
ACB
1
Champion Runner-up
RU
1
Euroleague
3rd

Matches against NBA teams

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

See also

References

  1. ^ HISTORY OF THE SECTION, fcbarcelona.com, accessed 29 December 2010.
  2. ^ La UEFA autoriza la doble publicidad del Barcelona, MARCA.com, accessed 22 June 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Acb.Com". Acb.Com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

External links

  • Official website
  • FC Barcelona Bàsquet logo
  • ACB.com – Official League Page (Spanish)
  • Euroleague.net – Official Team Page (English)
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