FC Barcelona Bàsquet

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FC Barcelona
2014–15 FC Barcelona Bàsquet season
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Leagues ACB
Founded 24 August 1926
History F.C. Barcelona
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
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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.


Early years[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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)


Retired numbers[edit]

Current roster[edit]

FC Barcelona Bàsquet roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 10 Spain Abrines, Álex 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 21 – (1993-08-01)1 August 1993
PF 5 United States Doellman, Justin 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 30 – (1985-02-03)3 February 1985
SF 20 Sweden Eriksson, Marcus Injured 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 700189000000000000089 kg (196 lb) 21 – (1993-12-05)5 December 1993
G/F 8 Croatia Hezonja, Mario 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 20 – (1995-02-25)25 February 1995
PG 9 Brazil Huertas, Marcelinho 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700184000000000000084 kg (185 lb) 31 – (1983-05-25)25 May 1983
G 25 France Jackson, Edwin 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 25 – (1989-09-18)18 September 1989
C 30 Poland Lampe, Maciej 70002110000000000002.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002125000000000000125 kg (276 lb) 30 – (1985-02-05)5 February 1985
SF 34 Slovenia Nachbar, Boštjan 70002069999999999992.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002102000000000000102 kg (225 lb) 34 – (1980-07-03)3 July 1980
SG 11 Spain Navarro, Juan Carlos (C) 70001920000000000001.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 700190500000000000090.5 kg (200 lb) 34 – (1980-06-13)13 June 1980
SG 24 United States Oleson, Brad 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700190500000000000090.5 kg (200 lb) 31 – (1983-04-11)11 April 1983
C 21 Germany Pleiß, Tibor 70002160000000000002.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 7002122000000000000122 kg (269 lb) 25 – (1989-11-02)2 November 1989
PG 13 Czech Republic Satoranský, Tomáš 70001990000000000001.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 23 – (1991-10-30)30 October 1991
SF 23 United States Thomas, Deshaun 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 23 – (1991-08-28)28 August 1991
C 44 Croatia Tomić, Ante 70002180000000000002.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 7002120000000000000120 kg (265 lb) 28 – (1987-02-17)17 February 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Agustín Julbé
  • Spain Iñigo Zorzano
  • Spain David García

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 21 December 2014

Depth chart[edit]

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

Notable players[edit]

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[edit]

Managers since 1974:


Total titles: 82


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



FIBA Saporta Cup

FIBA Korać Cup


FIBA Intercontinental Cup

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


European Super Cup

  • Winners (1): 1987

Triple Crown

  • Winners (1): 2003


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[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
1959-60 Quarter-finals eliminated by Polonia Warsaw, 64-65 (L) in Barcelona and 41-49 (L) in Warsaw
1981-82 Semi-final group stage 4th place in a group with Maccabi Tel Aviv, Squibb Cantù, Partizan, Nashua Den Bosch and Panathinaikos
1983-84 Final lost to Banco di Roma Virtus, 73-79 in the final (Geneva)
1987-88 Quarter-final group stage 5th place in a group with Partizan, Aris, Tracer Milano, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Saturn Köln, Pau-Orthez and Nashua Den Bosch
1988-89 Final Four 4th place in Munich, lost to Jugoplastika Split 77–87 in the semi-final, lost to Aris 71–88 in the 3rd place game
1989-90 Final defeated Aris 104-83 in the semi-final, lost to Jugoplastika Split 67-72 in the final (Zaragoza)
1990-91 Final defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 104-83 in the semi-final, lost to Pop 84 Split 67-72 in the final (Paris)
1991-92 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Philips Milano, 79-80 (L) in Milan and 71-86 (L) in Barcelona
1993-94 Final Four 4th place in Tel Aviv, lost to Joventut Badalona 65–79 in the semi-final, lost to Panathinaikos 83–100 in the 3rd place game
1995-96 Final defeated Real Madrid 76-66 in the semi-final, lost to Panathinaikos 66-67 in the final (Paris)
1996-97 Final defeated ASVEL 77-70 in the semi-final, lost to Olympiacos 58-73 in the final (Rome)
1999-00 Final Four 4th place in Thessaloniki, lost to Maccabi Tel Aviv 51–65 in the semi-final, lost to Efes Pilsen 69–75 in the 3rd place game
2002-03 European Champions defeated CSKA Moscow 76-71 in the semi-final, defeated Benetton Treviso 76-65 in the final of the Final Four in Barcelona
2005-06 Final Four 4th place in Prague, lost to CSKA Moscow 75–84 in the semi-final, lost to Tau Cerámica 82–87 in the 3rd place game
2006-07 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Unicaja Málaga, 75-91 (L) in Málaga, 80-58 (W) in Barcelona and 64-67 (L) in Málaga
2007-08 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Maccabi Tel Aviv, 75-81 (L) in Tel Aviv, 83-74 (W) in Barcelona and 75-88 (L) in Tel Aviv
2008-09 Final Four 3rd place in Berlin, lost to CSKA Moscow 78–82 in the semi-final, defeated Olympiacos 95–79 in the 3rd place game
2009-10 European Champions defeated CSKA Moscow 64-54 in the semi-final, defeated Olympiacos 86-68 in the final of the Final Four in Paris
2010-11 Quarter-finals eliminated 3–1 by Panathinaikos, 83-82 (W) & 71-75 (L) in Barcelona, 74-76 (L) & 67-78 (L) in Athens
2011-12 Final Four 3rd place in Istanbul, lost to Olympiacos 64–68 in the semi-final, defeated Panathinaikos 74–69 in the 3rd place game
2012-13 Final Four 4th place in London, lost to Real Madrid 67–74 in the semi-final, lost to CSKA Moscow 73–74 in the 3rd place game
2013-14 Final Four 3rd place in Milan, lost to Real Madrid 62–100 in the semi-final, defeated CSKA Moscow 93–78 in the 3rd place game
Saporta Cup
1977–78 Semi-finals eliminated by Gabetti Cantù, 90-87 (W) in Barcelona and 77-97 (L) in Cantù
1978–79 Semi-finals eliminated by Gabetti Cantù, 89-84 (W) in Barcelona and 83-101 (L) in Cantù
1979–80 Semi-finals eliminated by Gabetti Cantù, 92-93 (L) in Barcelona and 74-78 (L) in Cantù
1980–81 Final lost to Squibb Cantù 82–86 in the final (Rome)
1982–83 Quarter-final group stage 3rd place in a group with Scavolini Pesaro, Nashua Den Bosch and Hapoel Ramat Gan
1984–85 Cup Winner's Cup Winners defeated Žalgiris 77-73 in the final of European Cup Winner's Cup in Grenoble
1985–86 Cup Winner's Cup Winners defeated Scavolini Pesaro 101-86 in the final of European Cup Winner's Cup in Caserta
Korać Cup
1973 Semi-finals eliminated by Maes Pils Mechelen, 87-99 (L) in Mechelen and 78-82 (L) in Barcelona
1973-74 Quarter-final group stage 2nd place in a group with Forst Cantù and Olympique Antibes
1974–75 Final lost to Forst Cantù, 69-71 (L) in Barcelona and 85–110 (L) in Cantù
1975-76 Quarter-final group stage 2nd place in a group with Chinamartini Torino, Hapoel Tel Aviv and Olympique Antibes
1986–87 Korać Cup Winners defeated Limoges CSP,106-85 (W) in Barcelona and 97-86 (W) in Limoges in the double finals of Korać Cup
1992-93 Semi-finals eliminated by Virtus Roma, 64-84 (L) in Barcelona and 79-85 (L) in Rome
1998–99 Korać Cup Winners defeated Adecco Estudiantes, 77-93 (L) in Madrid and 97-70 (W) in Barcelona in the double finals of Korać Cup
Intercontinental Cup
1984 4th place 4th place with a 2-2 record in a league tournament in São Paulo
1985 Intercontinental Champions defeated Monte Líbano 93-89 in the final of Intercontinental Cup in Barcelona
1987 Final lost to Tracer Milano 84-100 in the final (Milan)
McDonald's Championship
1989 4th place 4th place in Rome, lost to Denver Nuggets 103-137 in the semi-final, lost to Philips Milano 104-136 in the 3rd place game
1990 3rd place 3rd place in Barcelona, lost to Pop 84 Split 97-102 in the semi-final, defeated Scavolini Pesaro 106-105 in the 3rd place game
1997 6th place 6th place in Paris, lost to PSG Racing 84-97 in the preliminary round, lost to Benetton Treviso 103-106 in the 5th place game

Individual awards[edit]


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

Season by season[edit]

Season Domestic competitions Cup competitions European comptitions
Tier League Pos. Postseason Cup SC Tier League Result
Champion Champion
Champion Runner-up
Runner-up Champion
Champion Runner-up

Matches against NBA teams[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  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. 

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