BC Brno

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mmcité Brno
mmcité Brno logo
Leagues NBL
Founded 1926
History Sokol Brno I
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
Spartak-Zbrojovka Brno
Zbrojovka Brno
BVC Bioveta Ivanovice na Hane
Bioveta COOP Banka Brno
Stavex Brno
Draci Brno
A plus ŽS Brno BC
BC Brno
Location Brno (znak).svg Brno, Czech Republic
Team colors Logo
Championships 21 Czechoslovak Championships
3 Czech Championships
Website www.basketbrno.cz

BC Brno (Basketball Club Brno / Czech: Basketbalový Klub Brno) is a Czech professional basketball club based in the city of Brno. They used to play in the Czech National Basketball League - the highest competition in the Czech republic.


After 1945, Brno is the most successful basketball club in Czechoslovakia when it won 21 championship titles. Three more titles then, joined the club in 1994-1996. A European powerhouse during the 60s and until the mid 70s, they lost two Euroleague finals in 1964 and 1968, twice against the Spanish Real Madrid. In 1974, the loss in the Saporta Cup final against Crvena Zvezda meant the end of a golden era for the club in the European competitions.

In January 1969 (25 & 26) Spartak ZJŠ Brno participated in the FIBA Intercontinental Cup at Macon, Georgia (the second participation to a basketball club from Czechoslovakia after Slavia Prague in 1967) and reached the final where it lost 71-84 to American Akron Goodyear Wingfoots, a basketball team by workers at the Goodyear Tire Company in Akron, Ohio. In the semifinal, Spartak beat European champions, Real Madrid.


Total Titles: 24


Czechoslovak League

  • Winners (21): 1945–46, 1947, 1947–48, 1948*, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1951*, 1957–58, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1989–90

Czech League

  • Winners (3): 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96



FIBA Saporta Cup


FIBA Intercontinental Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1969

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
1962–63 Semi-finals eliminated by Real Madrid, 79-60 (W) in Brno and 67-90 (L) in Madrid
1963-64 Final lost to Real Madrid, 110-99 (W) in Brno and 64-84 (L) in Madrid in the double finals of European Champions Cup
1964–65 Quarter-finals eliminated by Ignis Varèse, 84-90 (L) in Varese and 72-67 (W) in Brno
1967-68 Final lost to Real Madrid, 95-98 in the final (Lyon)
1968–69 Semi-finals eliminated by CSKA Moscow, 66-101 (L) in Moscow and 92-83 (W) in Brno
1976–77 Semi-final group stage 6th place in group with Mobilgirgi Varèse, Maccabi Elite, CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid & Maes Pils Mechelen
Saporta Cup
1966–67 Semi-finals eliminated by Ignis Varèse, 83-84 (L) in Brno and 53-58 (L) in Varese
1972–73 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with Spartak Leningrad and Mobilquattro Milano
1973-74 Final lost to Crvena zvezda, 75-86 in the final (Udine)
Intercontinental Cup
1969 Final lost to Akron Goodyear Wingfoots, 71-84 in the final (Macon)

The road to the great European journeys[edit]

Notable players[edit]