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Liga Uruguaya de Basketball

Liga Uruguaya de Basketball
Sport Basketball
Founded 2003 (2003)
No. of teams 26
Country  Uruguay
Most recent champion(s) Aguada
Level on pyramid 1 out of 3
Relegation to Torneo Metropolitano
International cup(s) Liga de las Américas
Official website

The Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol (also known as LUB) is the most important Uruguayan Basketball Federation. The Uruguayan Basketball League began to compete in 2003. Before that date, the basketball championships were only federal and no competitions brought together all the clubs in the country. Until the Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol was created, the capital clubs participated in the Uruguayan Federal Tournament, while the clubs of the rest of the country competed in regional tournaments. The Uruguayan Federal Tournament was founded in 1915, making it amongst the oldest on the continent.

The first tournament had a dramatic end with a double in the last second that brought the Uruguayan Title to Defensor Sporting, repeated in the 2009-10 season. Other champions were Salto Uruguay in 2004, Trouville in 2005-06, Malvín in 2006-07 and 2010–11, Biguá in 2007-08 and 2008–09, Hebraica Macabi in 2011-12 and Aguada in 2012-13. There are only two teams that participated in all seasons; they are: Defensor Sporting and Trouville.


Trophies of the Uruguayan Basketball League

The LUB 2012-13 will be played in three stages: Torneo Clasificatorio (Qualifying Tournament), Súper Liga (Super League) and play-off.

  • In the Qualifying Tournament, teams will play in three separate leagues (Capital, Coast and South) according to their origin. In the Capital League the clubs will play each other twice, home and away, and the first eight of the table will play the Super League, while the last three will be relegated to the Second Division, to participate in the 2013 Metropolitano tournament. Elsewhere both the Coastal League and South Central League play their separate tournaments where the first two qualify for the Super League.
  • The Super League will be contested by eight teams from the Capital League, two from the South League and two from the Coast League. They will play divided into two groups of six teams each group, two legs home and away. Group A will comprise: 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th of Capital League, 1st of South League and 2nd of Coast League. While Group B, will consist of 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th of Capital League, 2nd of South League and 1st of Coast League. The four best placed teams from each group will qualify for the play-offs, using a system of a double table. The first table will consider only the points earned in the second phase of the Super League and the top four will advance to the play-offs. The remaining positions will be filled by clubs in Montevideo with the best score after adding half of the total in the Qualifying Tournament and the total obtained in the Super League. This system was established because teams outside the capital will only have to play a maximum of ten games to reach the Super League, while those in Montevideo will have played about thirty games.
  • Finally, teams will compete in the play-offs, games being the best of five. The first stage is the quarterfinals. The qualifiers will play: A) 1st A vs. 4th B, B) 2nd A vs. 3rd B, C) 1st B vs. 4th A and D) 2nd B vs. 3rd A. The semifinal pairings will be: A) Winner vs. D) Winner and B) Winner vs. C) Winner. The winners of these matches will play the final, determining the winner as champion of LUB 2013-14.

Participating teams

Defensor Sporting and Trouville are the teams with the most participation, having competed in every championship of LUB. The teams compete for the Uruguayan Basketball League divided into zones (Capital Zone, South Zone and North Coast Zone) looking to qualify for the Super League to be crowned Uruguayan Champions.

2013-14 Season

Notes: All statistics are only for the Uruguayan Basketball League (Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol) organized by the Uruguayan Basketball Federation (Federación Uruguaya de Basketball), federal tournaments are not included. The "stadium" column reflects the stadium where the team more times local officiates in their matches, but does not indicate that the equipment in question is owner.

Capital Zone

Team City Stadium Capacity Foundation Seasons Consecutive Seasons Championships 2012-13 season
Aguada Montevideo Estadio Aguatero 28 February 1922 8 - 1 Champion
Atenas Montevideo Estadio Antonio María Borderes 1.565 11 August 1918 - - 0 Promotion
Biguá Montevideo Villa Biarritz 1.200 14 April 1931 8 - 2 Quarterfinals
Bohemios Montevideo Estadio Alberto Casal 2.300 1 May 1932 5 - 0 Semifinal
Defensor Sporting Montevideo Estadio Alberto Casal (Bohemios) 2.300 14 September 1910 9 9 2 Vicechampion
Goes Montevideo Estadio Plaza de las Misiones 4.420 10 April 1934 - - 0 Promotion
Hebraica Macabi Montevideo Estadio Antonio María Borderes (Atenas) 1.565 25 May 1939 5 - 1 Quarterfinals
Malvín Montevideo Gimnasio Juan Fco. Canil 1.500 28 January 1938 8 - 2 Semifinal
Montevideo Montevideo Gimnasio Hector Novick 2 December 1933 3 - 0 Octavos
Nacional Montevideo Gimnasio Óscar Magurno (Welcome) 1.500 14 May 1899 2 2 0 Qualifying
Olimpia Montevideo Estadio Albérico J. Passadore 1.200 17 September 1918 8 - 0 Octavos
Sayago Montevideo Gimnasio Roberto Moro 15 November 1923 7 - 0 Octavos
Tabaré Montevideo 9 July 1931 6 - 0 Qualifying
Trouville Montevideo Gimnasio Club Trouville 1.500 11 April 1922 9 9 1 Quarterfinals
Unión Atlética Montevideo 29 July 1921 8 - 0 Quarterfinals

Litoral Zone

Team City Stadium Capacity Foundation Seasons Consecutive Seasons Championships 2012-13 season
Anastasia Fray Bentos Estadio Socios Fundadores 1959 - - 0 -
Juventus Salto - - 0 -
Paysandú Wanderers Paysandú Estadio 8 de Junio 1921 - - 0 -
Allavena Paysandú Estadio 8 de Junio 1943 - - 0 -
Pelotaris Paysandú 1914 - - 0 -
Universitario Salto 1930 - - 0 -

South Zone

Team City Stadium Capacity Foundation Seasons Consecutive Seasons Championships 2012-13 season
Flores BBC Trinidad 2011 - - 0 -
Lagomar Lagomar 1956 - - 0 -
Lavalleja Lavalleja 2011 - - 0 -
Maldonado Maldonado 2007 - - 0 -
Plaza NH Nueva Helvecia 1934 - - 0 -
Remeros Mercedes - - 0 -


The Uruguayan Basketball League began to dispute in 2003. Before that date, the basketball championships were only federal and no competition bring together all the clubs in the country.

Champions by season

Season Champion Result Runner-up MVP of the season Champion Coach
2003 Defensor Sporting 3-2 Paysandú BBC D. Castrillón (Defensor Sporting)  URU Gerardo Jauri
2004-05 Salto Uruguay 3-1 Paysandú BBC L. Silveira (Salto Uruguay)  URU Javier Espíndola
2005-06 Trouville 3-0 Aguada M. Bouzout (Trouville)  URU Alejandro González
2006-07 Malvín 3-1 Biguá Fernando Martínez (Malvín)  URU Pablo López
2007-08 Biguá 3-0 Hebraica Macabi Leandro García Morales (Biguá)  URU Marcelo Signorelli
2008-09 Biguá 3-0 Defensor Sporting Leandro García Morales (Biguá)  ARG Néstor García
2009-10 Defensor Sporting 3-0 Malvín Gustavo Barrera (Unión Atlética)  URU Gerardo Jauri
2010-11 Malvín 3-1 Biguá Reque Newsome (Malvín)  URU Pablo López
2011-12 Hebraica Macabi 3-2 Malvín Mauricio Aguiar (Hebraica y Macabi)  URU Marcelo Signorelli
2012-13 Aguada 4-3 Defensor Sporting Leandro García Morales (Aguada)  URU Javier Espíndola

Total LUB titles by club

Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol
Team Championships Runners
Biguá 2 2
Defensor Sporting 2 2
Malvín 2 2
Hebraica Macabi 1 1
Aguada 1 1
Salto Uruguay 1 0
Trouville 1 0
Paysandú BBC 0 2

External links

  • FUBB
  • Uruguayan league on (English)
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