Óbila CB

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Óbila CB
Óbila CB logo
Leagues LEB Plata
Founded 2001
History 2001 - present
Arena Multiusos Carlos Sastre
Location Ávila, Castile and León
Team colors Green and yellow
         
President Rodrigo Martín
Head coach Armando Gómez
Website obila.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Óbila Club de Baloncesto is a professional basketball team based in Ávila, Castilla y León and plays in the Multiusos Carlos Sastre, in LEB Plata. Óbila is the only basketball team in the city of Ávila and their name by sponsorship reasons is Grupo Eulen Carrefour "El Bulevar" de Ávila[1] since the 2012–13 season.

Since 2011 to 2013, Óbila collaborated with Baloncesto Fuenlabrada as farm team.[2]

History[edit]

Óbila Club de Basket was born in Ávila in 2001. It was founded by a group of amateur players willing to enjoy basket in this city. In 2003 the club started playing at Liga EBA for the first time and finished in the 12th position.

At the 2005–06 season the team finished in the third position and qualyfied for the promotion playoffs to the LEB 2 League but it was eliminated, as well as in the 2006–07 season, when it fihished the regular season in the second position.

In 2007 the Spanish Basketball Federation decided to create a third LEB with 18 teams named LEB Bronce and Óbila CB got a spot in this new division. In its first season LEB Bronce the club avoided the relegation to Liga EBA thanks to Dreike Bouldin, who is probably the best player in team history. After finishing the regular season as runner-up, the club promoted to LEB Plata by defeating the CB Tíjola in the playoffs. Dreike Bouldin won the MVP award and Paul Williams was named the third best player of the season.

Two years after promoting to LEB Plata, the club played its first promotion playoffs to LEB Oro, reaching the quarterfinals in 2010–11 and 2011–12.

Due to economic issues, in July 2012, the club decided not to take part in the 2012–13 LEB Plata season.[3] One week after this decision the club reached a sponsorship agreement with Grupo Eulen solving its economic problems and signed up for the 2012–13 LEB Plata season.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO
2003–04 4 Liga EBA 12 11–19
2004–05 4 Liga EBA 9 14–16
2005–06 4 Liga EBA 3 21–9 0–2
2006–07 4 Liga EBA 2 Round of 16 20–6 1–1
2007–08 4 LEB Bronce 12 14–18
2008–09 4 LEB Bronce 2 Promoted 19–11 4–2
2009–10 3 LEB Plata 18 13–15
2010–11 3 LEB Plata 9 Quarterfinalist 12–16 1–3
2011–12 3 LEB Plata 8 Quarterfinalist 12–12 0–2
2012–13 3 LEB Plata 9 Quarterfinalist 7–13 1–1
2013–14 3 LEB Plata 7 Quarterfinalist 13–11 1–2
2014–15 3 LEB Plata

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Club se inscribe en la Adecco Plata obila.com. July 13, 2012
  2. ^ El Óbila quedará vinculado con el Fuenlabrada ACB esta temporada Diario de Ávila. June 16, 2011
  3. ^ Inscripción Adecco Plata obila.com. July 6, 2012

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