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
Retired numbers 5 Rafael Jofresa
7 Josep Maria Margall
8 Jordi Villacampa
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 de 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) 95 kg (209 lb) 18 – (1995-12-15)December 15, 1995
SF 24 Spain Barrera, Alex 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 90.5 kg (200 lb) 22 – (1992-02-10)February 10, 1992
PG 12 Canada Cochran, Nik 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 26 – (1988-05-06)May 6, 1988
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
C 9 Spain Llovet, Nacho 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 23 – (1991-05-09)May 9, 1991
PG -- United States Mallet, Demond 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 36 – (1978-02-22)February 22, 1978
C 10 Spain Miralles, Albert 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 32 – (1982-05-14)May 14, 1982
PF -- Spain Nogués, José Ignacio 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 19 – (1995-07-24)July 24, 1995
G 20 Spain Sans, Agustí 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 19 – (1995-02-27)February 27, 1995
F 43 Spain Suárez, Alex 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 20 – (1993-09-27)September 27, 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
SF 14 Spain Ventura, Albert 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 22 – (1992-04-07)April 7, 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2014-07-29

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 RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European Competitions
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
1957–58 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 14–1–3 Champion
1958–59 1 1ª División 3 17–5 Quarterfinalist
1959–60 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 16–1–5 Semifinalist
1960–61 1 1ª División 4 14–8 Quarterfinalist
1961–62 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 13–5 Quarterfinalist
1962–63 1 1ª División 3 Final stage 6–4 3–3
1963–64 1 1ª División 3 Final stage 7–5 6–4
1964–65 1 1ª División 3 8–6 Semifinalist
1965–66 1 1ª División 4 10–8 Runner-up
1966–67 1 1ª División 1 Champion 18–2 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 5–2
1967–68 1 1ª División 3 16–4 Runner-up 1 Champions Cup GS 5–2
1968–69 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 15–3–4 Champion
1969–70 1 1ª División 3 17–1–4 Runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 4–2
1970–71 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 21–1 Runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 6–2
1971–72 1 1ª División 3 17–5 Runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 4–2
1972–73 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 25–2–3 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 5–3
1973–74 1 1ª División 3 22–1–5 Runner-up 3 Korać Cup QF 5–1
1974–75 1 1ª División 3 16–1–5 Quarterfinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 4–3
1975–76 1 1ª División 3 Final stage 15–7 5–5 Champion 3 Korać Cup SF 5–2
1976–77 1 1ª División 3 15–1–6 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 7–5
1977–78 1 1ª División 1 Champion 20–2 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup SF 9–1
1978–79 1 1ª División 3 16–2–4 Quarterfinalist 1 Champions Cup SF 8–8
1979–80 1 1ª División 3 15–7 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 4–4
1980–81 1 1ª División 5 16–1–9 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup C 7–2
1981–82 1 1ª División 5 15–11 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 3–3
1982–83 1 1ª División 7 14–1–11 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 1–5
1983–84 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 20–8 4–3 Semifinalist
1984–85 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 21–7 5–4 Runner-up
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 22–6 3–2 Runner-up Supercopa C 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 6–2
1986–87 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 23–5 6–3 Runner-up Supercopa C 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 3–3
Copa Príncipe C
1987–88 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 17–11 4–3 Semifinalist Supercopa RU 2 Cup Winners' Cup RU 8–3
Copa Príncipe SF
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 23–13 3–3 Semifinalist Copa Príncipe C 3 Korać Cup QF 6–2
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 24–12 5–3 Runner-up 3 Korać Cup C 11–1–2
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 1 Champion 30–4 10–2 Runner-up Copa Príncipe C 3 Korać Cup SF 9–3
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 1 Champion 26–8 10–6 Semifinalist 1 Euroleague RU 14–4
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 24–7 9–7 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague GS 6–6
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 18–10 6–4 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague C 15–5
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 14 17–21 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague GS 2–14
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 13 17–21
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 21–13 3–4 Champion
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 24–10 1–3 Runner-up 2 Eurocup R16 10–4
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 10 18–16 Quarterfinalist 2 Saporta Cup QF 13–3
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 11 16–18
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 14 11–23
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 9 18–16 Quarterfinalist
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 18–16 0–3 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup SF 9–7
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 16–18 0–3 Runner-up 2 ULEB Cup QF 8–6
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 20–14 1–3 2 ULEB Cup R16 6–1–5
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 23–11 5–3 Quarterfinalist 3 FIBA Eurocup C 13–3
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 23–11 5–5 Semifinalist Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague T16 8–12
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 25–9 2–3 Champion 2 ULEB Cup C 16–1
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 22–10 1–2 Quarterfinalist Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague RS 4–6
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 11 15–19 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L16 8–4
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 13 14–20 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 11 16–18
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 11 16–18
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 9 16–18
2014–15 1 Liga ACB

Individual awards[edit]

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