BC Andorra

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MoraBanc Andorra
MoraBanc Andorra logo
Leagues Liga ACB
Founded 12 June 1970; 47 years ago (1970-06-12)
History CB Les Escaldes
(1970–71)
BC Andorra
1971–present
Arena Poliesportiu d'Andorra
Arena Capacity 5,000
Location Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Team colors Blue, White, Yellow, Red
                   
Main sponsor MoraBanc
President Gorka Aixàs
Vice-president(s) Xavi Mujal
Pere Aixàs
Head coach Joan Peñarroya
Championships 1 LEB Oro championship
1 LEB Plata championship
1 Copa Príncipe
Website bca.ad
Uniforms


Bàsquet Club Andorra S.A., also known as MoraBanc Andorra for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team that is based in Andorra la Vella, Andorra. Though based in Andorra, the club plays in the Spanish basketball league system. The team plays in the Liga ACB with home games played at the Poliesportiu d'Andorra.

From 1992 to 1996, BC Andorra played in the top league, the Liga ACB and also the Korać Cup during the 1995–96 season. After being relegated and playing one season in LEB league, the club resigned to its berth and came back to regional competitions. The club returned to Liga ACB in 2014, 18 years after its last appearance.

History[edit]

On 12 June 1970 the club was founded as Club de Basket Les Escaldes. On 12 April 1971 changed its name as Bàsquet Club Andorra.

BC Andorra began playing in the regional competitions of Lleida, being promoted in the 1975–76 season to Primera Catalana. The following season the club resigned the category due the financial problems, but achieved a promotion again during the 1980–81 season. The club was promoted to the Spanish Third Division at the end of 1981–82 season and the Spanish Second Division during the 1983–84 season. In the 1985–86 season, Andorra reached the Primera Division B after 6 seasons and won the promotion to the Liga ACB, where BC Andorra remained four seasons. During the 1995–96 season the Andorran club participated in the FIBA Korać Cup. In 1996, the club was relegated to LEB and in the following seasons, competed at the low levels of Catalonia and Spain until 2009–10, when BC Andorra participated in the LEB Plata.[1]

In the 2012–13 season, BC Andorra participated in the LEB Oro, the second division of the Spanish basketball, reaching the play-off final promotion to the Liga ACB and being finalist of the Copa Príncipe.

The following season the Andorran club achieved the Copa Príncipe and the promotion to the top league of Spain after becoming winners of the 2013–14 LEB Oro.[2]

In 2017, Andorra qualified for the first time since 22 years to the ACB playoffs, where they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Real Madrid. This allowed the Andorrans to come back to the European competitions in the 2017–18 season, as the club registered in the EuroCup.

Support[edit]

BC Andorra is one of the most followed club of Andorra with approximately 1,200 associates[3] and a reference of the Andorran basketball. In 2014 was founded the first official fan-club supporter Penya Tricolor.[4] Some notable club supporters include Albert Llovera, Joaquim Rodríguez, José Luis Llorente, Roberto Dueñas or Cédric Gracia.[5][6]

Presidents[edit]

  • Joan Alay: Honorary president (Founder)
  • Magí Maestre: 1970–71 (Founder)
  • Eduard Molné: 1971–90 (Founder)
  • Carles Fiñana: 1990–94
  • Manel Arajol: 1994–2007
  • Gorka Aixàs: 2007–present

Sponsorship naming[edit]

BC Andorra has had several sponsorship names over the years:

  • Festina Andorra: 1991–96
  • Quick Andorra: 2000–02
  • River Andorra: 2002–13
  • River Andorra MoraBanc: 2013–14
  • MoraBanc Andorra: 2014–present

Logos[edit]

Uniforms[edit]

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Traditional "tricolor" jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Traditional "tricolor"
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Festina Andorra away jersey
Team colours
Team colours
Festina Andorra away
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2002–2006 River Andorra jersey
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Team colours
2002–2006 River Andorra
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2002–2013 away uniform jersey
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Team colours
2002–2013 away uniform
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Alternative "tricolor" jersey
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Team colours
Alternative "tricolor"
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2016 Alternative[7] jersey
Team colours
Team colours
2016 Alternative[7]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

MoraBanc Andorra roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 16 France Albicy, Andrew 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 27 – (1990-03-21)21 March 1990
G/F 11 Slovenia Blažič, Jaka 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 27 – (1990-06-30)30 June 1990
PF 7 Georgia (country) Burjanadze, Beka 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 23 – (1994-01-03)3 January 1994
PG 24 Andorra Colom, Guillem 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 26 – (1991-09-16)16 September 1991
C 21 Senegal Diagne, Moussa 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 23 – (1994-03-06)6 March 1994
PG 3 Spain Fernández, Jaime 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 24 – (1993-06-04)4 June 1993
SF 12 Greece Janković, Vlado 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 27 – (1990-03-03)3 March 1990
SG 25 Czech Republic Jelínek, David 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 27 – (1990-09-07)7 September 1990
C 15 Poland Karnowski, Przemek 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 136 kg (300 lb) 23 – (1993-11-08)8 November 1993
PF 22 United States Shurna, John 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 27 – (1990-04-30)30 April 1990
C 14 Serbia Stević, Oliver 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 33 – (1984-01-18)18 January 1984
SF 23 United States Walker, David 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 23 – (1993-11-24)24 November 1993
Head coach
  • Spain Joan Peñarroya
Assistant coach(es)
  • Andorra David Eudal
  • Spain Paco Vázquez

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 18, 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Oliver Stević Przemek Karnowski Moussa Diagne
PF Beka Burjanadze John Shurna
SF David Walker Vladimir Janković
SG David Jelínek Jaka Blažič
PG Andrew Albicy Jaime Fernández Guillem Colom

Source: ACB
Colours: Blue = homegrown player; Red = non-FIBA Europe player

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1980–81 5 1ª Catalana 6th
1981–82 5 1ª Catalana
1982–83 4 3ª División 5th
1983–84 4 3ª División 1st
1984–85 3 2ª División 6th
1985–86 3 2ª División 1st
1986–87 2 1ª División B 22nd 12–22
1987–88 2 1ª División B 20nd 22–20
1988–89 2 1ª División B 10th 15–15
1989–90 2 1ª División B 5th 18–12
1990–91 2 1ª División 4th 21–15
1991–92 2 1ª División 1st 29–12
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 12th 15–18 First round
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 9th 20–12 First round
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 8th 20–20 Quarterfinalist
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 19th 11–31 3 Korać Cup GS 3–7
1996–97 2 LEB 4th[a] 21–19
1997–98 7 3ª Catalana 1st
1998–99 6 2ª Catalana 1st
1999–00 5 1ª Catalana 1st
2000–01 5 Copa Catalunya 7th 18–12
2001–02 5 Copa Catalunya 2nd 21–11
2002–03 5 Copa Catalunya 6th 17–13
2003–04 5 Copa Catalunya 4th 21–9
2004–05 5 Copa Catalunya 1st 26–6
2005–06 4 Liga EBA 7th 16–14
2006–07 4 Liga EBA 9th 13–13
2007–08 4 Liga EBA 5th 20–10
2008–09 4 Liga EBA 2nd 23–10
2009–10 3 LEB Plata 6th 21–15
2010–11 3 LEB Plata 3rd 27–14 Copa LEB Plata RU
2011–12 3 LEB Plata 1st 19–5 Copa LEB Plata RU
2012–13 2 LEB Oro 3rd 30–10 Copa Príncipe RU
2013–14 2 LEB Oro 1st 21–5 Copa Príncipe C
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 14th 12–22
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 14th 12–22
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 8th 17–18 Quarterfinalist
2017–18 1 Liga ACB 2 EuroCup
  1. ^ Resigned to the berth in the league due to financial problems.

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

LEB Oro MVP

All-ACB First Team

All LEB Oro First Team

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ACB.com" (in Spanish). ACB.com. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  2. ^ "El River Andorra regresa a la ACB 18 años después | Baloncesto | EL MUNDO" (in Spanish). El Mundo. 22 March 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Els recursos propis del River MoraBanc s’apropen a la meitat del pressupost | BonDia Diari digital d'Andorra" (in Spanish). BonDia.ad. 22 February 1999. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Las aficiones, como la liga, al rojo vivo - Baloncesto" (in Spanish). FEB.es. 19 January 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "El Bàsquet Club Andorra | BC Morabanc Andorra | Web Oficial" (in Catalan). bca.ad. 20 June 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Joaquím Rodríguez, nombrado socio de honor del BC River Andorra" (in Spanish). europapress.es. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 26 February 2017. 
  7. ^ "La jove de 15 anys Clàudia Justes és la dissenyadora de la tercera equipació" (in Catalan). BC Andorra. 27 April 2016. Retrieved 28 April 2016. 

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