Joventut Badalona

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FIATC Joventut
FIATC Joventut logo
Leagues ACB
Eurocup
Founded 1930
History Penya Spirit of Badalona
(1930–1939)
Club Joventut de Badalona
(1939–Present)
Arena Palau Olímpic
(capacity: 12,500)
Location Badalona, Spain
Team colors Green, Black, Silver, White
                   
President Jordi Villacampa
Head coach Salva Maldonado
Championships 1 European Championship
1 Eurocup
1 EuroChallenge
2 Korać Cup
4 Spanish Championships
8 Spanish Cups
2 Spanish Supercups
11 Catalan basketball league
Website penya.cat
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 Joventut Badalona, S.A.D. (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkɫub ʒuβənˈtud bəðəˈɫonə]), FIATC Joventut for sponsorship reasons is a Spanish professional basketball club based in Badalona, Spain, playing in the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB). Known to their fans as La Penya (in English, The Club), it is one of only three teams that have never been relegated from the top division of the Spanish League. The only other two are Real Madrid and Estudiantes. In 1994, Badalona was the champion of the FIBA European Champions' Cup, which is now called the Euroleague.

Well-known players have included: Jordi Villacampa, Raül López, Álex Mumbrú, Rudy Fernández, and Ricky Rubio.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Club Joventut de Badalona has received diverse trade names along its history. These are the Joventut denominations along the years:

  • Joventut Schweppes 1972–1977
  • Joventut Freixenet 1978–1981
  • Joventut Sony 1981–1982
  • Joventut Fichet 1982–1983
  • Joventut Massana 1983–1984
  • Ron Negrita Joventut 1984–1987
  • Ram Joventut 1987–1990
   
  • Montigalà Joventut 1990–1992
  • Marbella Joventut 1992–1993
  • 7 Up Joventut 1993–1995
  • Festina Joventut 1996–1998
  • Pinturas Bruguer Badalona 1998–2000
  • DKV Joventut 2001–2011
  • FIATC Joventut 2011–present

History[edit]

Badalona has had a basketball team since March 30, 1930, when Joventut was founded as Penya Spirit of Badalona. Apart from basketball, the club initially had teams involved in several sports including cycling, table tennis and football. In 1932, the club changed its name to Centre Esportiu Badaloní. In 1939, it became Club Joventut Badalona. By 1940, basketball was established as the club's main sport and green and black were adopted as the club's colors.

Between the 1950s and 1970s the club had a great rivalry with Real Madrid and with the other neighboring teams, playing memorable duels. During the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, Joventut had the best years in its history. Today, the club's sponsored name is FIATC Joventut, named after the Spanish insurance company FIATC. Currently, Badalona's basketball club is feeling the same magic of years ago.

Joventut Badalona is one of only three teams, along with Estudiantes and Real Madrid to have played every year in the top Spanish ACB League. Joventut is considered to have the best youth teams in Europe. Players like the Jofresa's Brothers, Jordi Villacampa, Rudy Fernández, and Ricky Rubio were developed in Joventut's youth teams.

Joventut Badalona was the first Catalan and second Spanish team to win a Euroleague title. In 1994, Badalona became the champion of the Euroleague and thus reached the top of European basketball. In 2006, Badalona won the Eurocup championship, and in 2008, the club won the Eurocup championship. Joventut also won 2 Korać Cup championships in the years 1981 and 1990.

Home arenas[edit]

  • Pavelló de la Plana (1962–72), before 1962 the team played in not domed stadiums.
  • Pavelló d'Ausiàs March (1972–91), also known as Pavelló Club Joventut (5000 seats).[1]
  • Palau Olímpic (1991–present)

Honours[edit]

Total titles: 30

Domestic competitions[edit]

European competitions[edit]

Worldwide competitions[edit]

Regional competitions[edit]

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team, as has been defined by FIBA. Players may hold more than one nationality.

Joventut Badalona roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SF 6 Spain Abalde, Alberto 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 18 – (1995-12-15)December 15, 1995
C 9 Spain Llovet, Nacho 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 22 – (1991-05-09)May 9, 1991
C 10 Spain Miralles, Albert 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 31 – (1982-05-14)May 14, 1982
PG 12 Canada Cochran, Nik 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 25 – (1988-05-06)May 6, 1988
SF 14 Spain Ventura, Albert 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 22 – (1992-04-07)April 7, 1992
G 16 Spain Vives, Guillem 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 20 – (1993-09-16)September 16, 1993
F/C 17 Senegal Savané, Sitapha 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 35 – (1978-08-20)August 20, 1978
G 20 Spain Sans, Agustí 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 19 – (1995-02-27)February 27, 1995
G/F 21 United States Kirksay, Tariq 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 34 – (1979-09-07)September 7, 1979
PF 22 United States Shurna, John 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 10 kg (22 lb) 23 – (1990-04-30)April 30, 1990
SF 24 Spain Barrera, Alex 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90.5 kg (200 lb) 22 – (1992-02-10)February 10, 1992
G 34 Canada Joseph, Devoe 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 24 – (1989-06-21)June 21, 1989
F 43 Spain Suárez, Alex 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 20 – (1993-09-27)September 27, 1993
SF 55 Finland Caven, Joonas 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 21 – (1993-01-09)January 9, 1993
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2013-09-24

Notable players[edit]

Spain Domestic Players:

(Non-EU Players):

European Union Bosman Players:


For a complete list of current and former players, see the Joventut Badalona players category.

Head coaches[edit]

Logos[edit]

Uniforms[edit]

The Joventut jerseys have always been green with a black stripe across the chest, and the shorts have been traditionally black, with the exception of some years that have been green too. The traditional away jerseys have been white, although in 2008-09 a new silver alternate jersey was introduced.

Traditional uniform of Joventut Badalona.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason Cup Competitions European Competitions RS PO Cup EU Tot
1930–56 Copa del Rey 3 times champion (47–48, 52–53, 54-55), 3 times runner-up (49–50, 51-52, 53–54)
1956–57 1 1ª División 6 2–8 2–8
1957–58 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up Copa del Rey champion 14–1–3 3–0 17–1–3
1958–59 1 1ª División 3 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 17–5 1–1 18–6
1959–60 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up Copa del Rey semifinalist 16–1–5 3–1 19–1–6
1960–61 1 1ª División 4 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 14–8 0–1 14–9
1961–62 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 13–5 0–1 13–6
1962–63 1 1ª División 3 Final stage 6–4 3–3 9–7
1963–64 1 1ª División 3 Final stage 7–5 6–4 13–9
1964–65 1 1ª División 3 Copa del Rey semifinalist 8–6 2–1 10–7
1965–66 1 1ª División 4 Copa del Rey runner-up 10–8 3–1 13–9
1966–67 1 1ª División 1 Champion Copa del Rey semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup quarterfinalist 18–2 6–2 5–2 29–6
1967–68 1 1ª División 3 Copa del Rey runner-up 1 Champions Cup Group Stage 16–4 5–2 5–2 26–8
1968–69 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up Copa del Rey champion 15–3–4 6–0 21–3–4
1969–70 1 1ª División 3 Copa del Rey runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup quarterfinalist 17–1–4 2–3 4–2 23–1–9
1970–71 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up Copa del Rey runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup quarterfinalist 21–1 4–1 6–2 31–5
1971–72 1 1ª División 3 Copa del Rey runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup semifinalist 17–5 5–2 4–2 26–9
1972–73 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up Copa del Rey semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup semifinalist 25–2–3 4–2 5–3 34–2–8
1973–74 1 1ª División 3 Copa del Rey runner-up 3 Korać Cup quarterfinalist 22–1–5 4–1 5–1 31–1–7
1974–75 1 1ª División 3 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup quarterfinalist 16–1–5 0–1–1 4–3 20–2–9
1975–76 1 1ª División 3 Final stage Copa del Rey champion 3 Korać Cup semifinalist 15–7 5–5 2–1 5–2 27–15
1976–77 1 1ª División 3 Copa del Rey semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup semifinalist 15–1–6 3–4 7–5 25–1–15
1977–78 1 1ª División 1 Champion Copa del Rey semifinalist 3 Korać Cup semifinalist 20–2 15–1 9–1 44–4
1978–79 1 1ª División 3 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 1 Champions Cup semifinalist 16–2–4 0–2 8–8 24–2–14
1979–80 1 1ª División 3 Copa del Rey semifinalist 3 Korać Cup quarterfinalist 15–7 2–2 4–4 19–13
1980–81 1 1ª División 5 Copa del Rey semifinalist 3 Korać Cup champion 16–1–9 5–1 7–2 28–1–12
1981–82 1 1ª División 5 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup quarterfinalist 15–11 1–3 3–3 19–17
1982–83 1 1ª División 7 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup quarterfinalist 14–1–11 2–2 1–5 17–1–18
1983–84 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist Copa del Rey semifinalist 20–8 4–3 0–2 24–13
1984–85 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up Copa del Rey runner-up 21–7 5–4 1–1 27–12
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist Copa del Rey runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup semifinalist 22–6 3–2 1–1 6–2 32–11
1986–87 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up CR runner-up, CP champion 2 Cup Winners' Cup quarterfinalist 23–5 6–3 6–1 3–3 35–13
1987–88 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist CR semifinalist, CP semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup runner-up 17–11 4–3 4–3 8–3 33–20
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist CR semifinalist, CP champion 3 Korać Cup quarterfinalist 23–13 3–3 3–1 6–2 35–19
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up Copa del Rey runner-up 3 Korać Cup champion 24–12 5–3 4–1 11–1–2 44–1–18
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 1 Champion CR runner-up, CP champion 3 Korać Cup semifinalist 30–4 10–2 4–1 9–3 53–10
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 1 Champion Copa del Rey semifinalist 1 Euroleague runner-up 26–8 10–6 2–1 14–4 52–19
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague Group Stage 24–7 9–7 2–1 6–6 41–21
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague champion 18–10 6–4 0–1 15–5 39–20
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 14 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague Group Stage 17–21 0–1 2–14 19–36
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 13 17–21 17–21
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist Copa del Rey champion 21–13 3–4 3–0 27–17
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist Copa del Rey runner-up 2 Eurocup Round of 16 24–10 1–3 2–1 10–4 37–17
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 10 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 2 Saporta Cup quarterfinalist 18–16 0–1 13–3 31–20
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 11 16–18 16–18
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 14 11–23 11–23
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 9 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 18–16 0–1 18–17
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup semifinalist 18–16 0–3 0–1 9–7 27–27
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist Copa del Rey runner-up 2 ULEB Cup quarterfinalist 16–18 0–3 2–1 8–6 26–28
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup Round of 16 20–14 1–3 6–1–5 27–1–22
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 3 FIBA Eurocup champion 23–11 5–3 0–1 13–3 41–18
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist SC semifinalist, CR semifinalist 1 Euroleague Top 16 23–11 5–5 1–2 8–12 37–30
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist Copa del Rey champion 2 ULEB Cup champion 25–9 2–3 3–0 16–1 46–13
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist SC semifinalist, CR quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague Regular Season 22–10 1–2 0–2 4–6 27–20
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 11 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup Last 16 15–19 0–1 8–4 23–24
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 13 Copa del Rey quarterfinalist 14–20 0–1 14–21
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 11 16–18 16–18
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 11 16–18 16–18
2013–14 1 Liga ACB


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