CB Zaragoza

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Club Baloncesto Zaragoza
Club Baloncesto Zaragoza logo
Leagues 1ª División
Founded 1981
Location Zaragoza, Aragón
Team colors Red, White
         
Championships 2 Copa del Rey
Website cbzaragoza.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 Baloncesto Zaragoza is a basketball team based in Zaragoza, Aragón, who played from 1981 to 1996 in the top Spanish league (Liga ACB since 1983) and nowadays plays in 1ª División, the fifth tier. Most of the years in which the team played in Liga ACB, CB Zaragoza was also known as CAI Zaragoza by sponsorship reasons.

CB Zaragoza must be not confused with Basket Zaragoza 2002, the team of the same city who plays today in Liga ACB.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1981 with the purpose to have an elite team in the city of Zaragoza with sufficient resources to play in 1ª División.

In 1984, CAI Zaragoza achieved its first title: the Copa del Rey, after beating FC Barcelona Bàsquet by 81–78 in Zaragoza. The second Copa del Rey arrived in 1990, when CAI Zaragoza won Ram Joventut by 76–69 in the Centro Insular de Deportes at Las Palmas.

In 1991, the team played the Cup Winners' Cup and finished runner-up. CAI lost the final against PAOK BC by 76–72. Later, in 1996, due to financial problems, CAI Zaragoza sold their Liga ACB berth and the Korać Cup spot to CB Granada and the senior team was folded.

In 2001 the senior team returned to Liga EBA but only played two years. Since 2004, CB Zaragoza started to play regional competitions. It promoted several times to Liga EBA, but always remained in Primera División.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

  • Zaragoza Skol: 1981–1982
  • CAI Zaragoza: 1982–1992
  • Natwest Zaragoza: 1992–1994
  • Amway Zaragoza: 1994–1996
  • Adecco Zaragoza: 2001–2003
  • Serviplem Baryval Zaragoza: 2004–2008
  • 100x100 Basket Zaragoza: 2009–2013
  • Universidad de Zaragoza CBZ: 2013–present

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European Competitions
1981–82 1 1ª División 6 15–11 Quarterfinalist
1982–83 1 1ª División 4 16–1–9 3 Korać Cup QF 5–3
1983–84 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 15–13 5–3 Champion 3 Korać Cup SF 7–1
1984–85 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 15–13 2–3 Copa Asociación RU 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 5–3
Supercopa RU
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 19–9 2–2 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup R2 3–1
1986–87 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 19–9 2–3 Semifinalist Copa Príncipe R16 3 Korać Cup SF 5–5
1987–88 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 16–14 2–3 Quarterfinalist Copa Príncipe SF 3 Korać Cup QF 3–5
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 21–15 2–3 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 4–4
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 9 17–19 3–0 Champion 3 Korać Cup GS 6–4
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 20–14 2–2 Quarterfinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup RU 8–3
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 25–9 3–2 Runner-up 3 Korać Cup GS 6–4
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 16–15 3–3 Semifinalist 2 European Cup SF 10–6
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 14 Round of 16 11–17 1–2 Third Round 3 Korać Cup GS 2–8
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 23–15 1–2 Runner-up
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 25–13 0–2 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup GS 3–7
1996–01 Did not enter any competition
2001–02 4 Liga EBA 13 12–22
2002–03 4 Liga EBA 9 14–16
2003–04 Did not enter any competition
2004–08 Lower divisions
2008–09 6 1ª División Promotion playoffs 13–11 0–2
2009–10 5 1ª División 9 10–16
2010–11 5 1ª División 3 Promotion playoffs 16–4 3–2
2011–12 5 1ª División 1 Promoted 19–1 6–0
2012–13 5 1ª División 1 Promoted 14–4 6–1
2013–14 5 1ª División 1 Promoted 16–2 6–2

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

1984, 1990
Runners-up: 1991

Individual awards[edit]

Spanish Cup MVP

References[edit]

External links[edit]