CB Sant Josep

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Sant Josep
Sant Josep logo
Leagues Liga EBA
Founded 1962
Dissolved 2013
History CB Sant Josep
(1962–1989)
CB Girona
(1989–2008)
CB Sant Josep
(2008–2013)
Arena Palau Girona-Fontajau
(capacity: 5,049)
Location Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Team colors White and red
         
President Francesc Ferroni
Championships 1 FIBA EuroCup
2 Catalan Leagues
Website www.cbsantjosepgirona.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

Club Bàsquet Sant Josep was a professional basketball team based in Girona, Catalonia, Spain.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1962 by Ramon Sitjà as CB Sant Josep. In 1989 it became the Anonymous Sport Association (SAD). In 1987, when the ACB was enlarged to 24 teams, CB Girona entered the first division. In 1991, the club had to buy the rights of the Granollers EB to stay in the ACB as they were going to be relegated to the second division.

In 2007, Girona won the FIBA EuroCup championship, which was hosted at Palau Girona-Fontajau arena. They beat Azovmash Mariupol in the final after having beaten Adecco Estudiantes in the semifinals.

After the end of the 2007–2008 season, CB Girona suffered serious economic problems, with a debt of over €6 million euros. On July 25, 2008, the club announced that it would not participate in the 2008–09 season of either the Spanish ACB League or the Eurocup.[1]

The SAD was dissolved original CB Sant Josep Girona was kept for beginning playing in Adecco Bronce, the fourth level Spanish division.

In the 2009–10 season, Sant Josep bought a LEB Oro place from CB Vic and played the quarterfinals of the promotion playoffs. On the next season, Girona finished in fourth position, arriving to the semifinals. In summer 2012, after three season spent at LEB Oro, the club resigns to its spot in the league and decides to continue playing in Liga EBA, Spanish fourth division.

In April 2013, CB Sant Josep announced it would be dissolved at the end of the 2012–13 season.[2]

Logos[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey European Competitions
1983–84 3 2ª División 1 Promotion playoffs
1984–85 3 2ª División 10
1985–86 3 2ª División 5 Promoted
1986–87 2 1ª División B 12 12–10 4–8
1987–88 2 1ª División B 7 Promoted 25–11 3–5
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 23 Relegated 15–21 2–6 Round of 16
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 18 Relegation playoffs 15–21 3–0 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup R2 3–1
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 9 Round of 16 18–16 2–4
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 13 Round of 16 16–18 3–3 Quarterfinalist
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 16 Round of 16 12–19 0–2 First round
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 17 Relegation playoffs 9–19 3–1 Second round
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 17 Relegation playoffs 15–23 3–2
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 11 19–19
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 14 14–20
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 12 14–20
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 18–16 0–3
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 10 16–18 3 Korać Cup SF 11–1–2
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 9 15–19 3 Korać Cup R2 0–2
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 11 17–17
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 15 12–22
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 13 15–19
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 16 11–23
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 18–16 1–3 Quarterfinalist
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 21–13 1–3 Quarterfinalist 3 FIBA EuroCup C 16–1
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist[3] 21–13 1–2 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup RU 12–5
2008–09 4 LEB Bronce 12 [4] 13–17
2009–10 2 LEB Oro 9 Quarterfinalist 17–17 2–3
2010–11 2 LEB Oro 4 Semifinalist 20–14 3–5
2011–12 2 LEB Oro 12 [5] 16–18
2012–13 4 Liga EBA 10 15–15

Participations in European competitions[edit]

  • 1989-90 Korać Cup: Eliminated in the second round
  • 1999-00 Korać Cup: Eliminated in the semifinals
  • 2000-01 Korać Cup: Eliminated in the second round
  • 2006-07 FIBA EuroCup: CHAMPIONS
  • 2007-08 ULEB Cup: runners up

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

ACB Most Valuable Player

All-ACB Team

All LEB Oro First Team

  • Levi Rost – 2011

Sponsors[edit]

  • 1987–1998: Valvi Supermercats, the club was renamed to Valvi Girona
  • 1998–1999: No sponsor, the club was renamed to Girona Gavis
  • 1999–2005: Casademont, the club was renamed to Casademont Girona
  • 2005–2008: Akasvayu, the club was renamed to Akasvayu Girona
  • 2008–2010: No sponsor, the club was renamed to CB Sant Josep Girona
  • 2010–2012: Girona FC, the club was renamed to the name of the football team
  • 2012–present: No sponsor, the club was renamed to CB Sant Josep Girona

Notable players[edit]

see also Category:CB Girona basketball players

Notable coaches[edit]

Arena[edit]

CB Girona plays in Palau Girona-Fontajau, which has a capacity of 5,049 spectators. The arena was inaugurated in 1993 by NBA player Moses Malone, at a match between the local team Valvi Girona and PAOK Salonica.

Supporter groups[edit]

"Girona a l'ACB" platform[edit]

Girona a l'ACB demonstration with over 1,100 people (Girona, June 8, 2008).

"Girona a l'ACB" platform (translated from Catalan: Girona in ACB) was created on May 23, 2008, by CB Girona fans. Its purpose was to support the team and the club so they could get rid of the debt and continue playing in the top Spanish division the next year. A website was created for that [6] (Catalan) (Spanish), and there were more than 10,500 signatures collected. Some protests were also made, like a demonstration with over 1,100 people, a basketball match in front of the city hall and a sit-down protest, amongst other actions. 300 t-shirts were also sold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ CB Girona withdraws from Eurocup, Spanish League.
  2. ^ Sant Josep closes the doors.
  3. ^ CB Girona SAD was dissolved, and original club CB Sant Josep was invited to play at LEB Bronce.
  4. ^ Bought the LEB spot to CB Vic.
  5. ^ Resigns to its berth at LEB Oro.
  6. ^ Girona-ACB platform.