Oviedo CB

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Oviedo CB
Oviedo CB logo
Leagues LEB Oro
Founded 2004
Arena Polideportivo de Pumarín
(Capacity: 1,000)
Location Oviedo, Spain
Team colors Navy, white and orange
              
President Fernando Villabella
Head coach Guillermo Arenas
Championships 1 LEB Plata championship
1 Liga EBA championship
Website oviedobaloncesto.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

Oviedo Club Baloncesto, also known as Unión Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team based in Oviedo, Asturias.

History[edit]

First years[edit]

First Oviedo CB logo

Oviedo CB was founded in 2004 to substitute old CB Vetusta, today dissolved. The team currently plays in league LEB Plata. On the 2004–05 season, the club started playing at Liga EBA, but was relegated to Primera División after winning only six games of 30. The club returned to Liga EBA the next season, after achieving a 27–0 record.

At the 2006–07 season, was champion of the Group A of Liga EBA, but was eliminated in the Round of 16 of the promotion playoffs to LEB Plata by Ciudad Torrealta Molina. At the next season, Oviedo finished again as champion of the group A and promoted to the new league created: LEB Bronce.

In their first season in a professional league (2008–09), Oviedo finished in the 14th position and avoided the relegation to Liga EBA, but after the elimination of the LEB Bronce, the club board decided not to promote to LEB Plata and continue playing at EBA due to insufficient funds to compete in a higher division.[1]

2009–10 was a new season at Liga EBA for Oviedo CB and clinched the third title of the Group A. At this time, finally the club promoted to LEB Plata after beating in the promotion playoffs Atarfe, CB Vic and Real Canoe NC. After this season, the club was considered the best one of the Liga EBA with only two defeats at the regular season and a 3–3 balance in the playoffs.[2]

Playing in LEB Plata[edit]

After promoting, the club needed to search money to play the 2010–2011 LEB Plata season, and finally did it.[3] FEVE Oviedo achieved the promotion playoffs after finishing in the eight position of the regular season. Promobys Tíjola defeated Oviedo in the quarterfinals by 3–1.

On February 1, 2013, the team played the Copa LEB Plata, but was defeated 71–78 by CEBA Guadalajara. After this loss, the team continued brilliantly the season and promoted to LEB Oro after being claimed as champion of the 2012–13 LEB Plata with a win at Gran Canaria B by 59–89 on March 9, 2013.

2013: debut in LEB Oro[edit]

After the brilliant promotion to LEB Oro, Oviedo CB started playing in the second division of Spanish basketball. The team was the main surprise of league and consolidated in the first positions of the league table, thanks to a great performance at Pumarín, where it remained unbeaten during 15 months, until Ford Burgos won at Pumarín by 17 points.[4]

In its first season in LEB Oro, Unión Financiera Oviedo Baloncesto (its sponsorship naming) qualified for the promotion playoffs to Liga ACB and defeated Leyma Natura Básquet Coruña in the quarterfinals by 2–0.[5] Finally, OCB was eliminated by Quesos Cerrato Palencia in the semifinals by 1–3.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Oviedo CB has received diverse sponsorship names along the years:

  • Domo Residencial Oviedo: 2004–2005, 2006–2008
  • Basemat OCB: 2005–2006
  • FEVE Oviedo Baloncesto: 2008–2011
  • Unión Financiera Asturiana Oviedo Baloncesto: 2012–2013
  • Unión Financiera Baloncesto Oviedo: 2013–present

Current roster[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C United States Kyle Tresnak Sweden Andreas Schreiber
PF United States Beau Levesque Dominican Republic Juan José García United Kingdom Will Neighbour
SF Spain Álvaro Muñoz Spain Lander Lasa Spain Diego Sánchez
SG Spain Víctor Pérez Argentina Agustín Prieto
PG Spain Joan Creus Spain Ferran Bassas

Head coaches[edit]

  • Iván Martín 2005–2008
  • Mariano Arasa 2008–2009
  • Alfredo Riera 2009–2012
  • Guillermo Arenas 2012–present

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Cup competitions
2004–05 4 Liga EBA 15 Relegated 3–27
2005–06 5 1ª División 1 Promoted 16–0 9–0
2006–07 4 Liga EBA 1 Round of 16 20–6 1–1
2007–08 5 Liga EBA 1 PromotedRunner-up 25–5 2–1
2008–09 4 LEB Bronce 14 [6] 12–18
2009–10 4 Liga EBA 1 PromotedChampion 26–2 3–3
2010–11 3 LEB Plata 8 Quarterfinalist 13–15 1–3
2011–12 3 LEB Plata 10 8–16
2012–13 3 LEB Plata 1 Promoted 15–5 Copa LEB Plata RU
2013–14 2 LEB Oro 5 Semifinalist 14–12 3–3
2014–15 2 LEB Oro

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

All LEB Oro Team

  • Fran Cárdenas – 2014

LEB Plata MVP

References[edit]

  1. ^ El Oviedo decide no salir en LEB Plata La Nueva España. July 9, 2009
  2. ^ FEVE Oviedo, el mejor de la Liga EBA FEB.es June 9, 2010
  3. ^ El FEVE Oviedo confirma su inscripción en LEB Plata La Nueva España. July 10, 2010
  4. ^ Adiós al efecto Pumarín; Diario de Burgos; 16 March 2014
  5. ^ El Unión Financiera no tiene límites; RTPA, 21 April 2014
  6. ^ After the dissolution of the LEB Bronce, the club resigned to play in LEB Plata

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