Baloncesto Fuenlabrada

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Montakit Fuenlabrada
Montakit Fuenlabrada logo
Nickname Fuenla
Leagues Liga ACB
Founded 1983; 35 years ago (1983)
History C.B. Fuenlabrada
(1983–1989)
A.D. Fuenlabrada
(1989–1991)
Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
(1991–present)
Arena Fernando Martín
Capacity 5,700
Location Fuenlabrada, Spain
Team colors Red, White, Black
              
President José Quintana
Team captain Marko Popović
Championships 1 LEB championship
2 Copa Príncipe de Asturias
Website baloncestofuenlabrada.com
Uniforms

Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, S.A.D., also known as Montakit Fuenlabrada by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team based in Fuenlabrada, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. It plays their home games at Fernando Martín.

History[edit]

Founded in 1983, Fuenlabrada started to compete at a local level. The club joined national competitions two years later and worked its way up, reaching the first regional division in the late 1980s. By 1991, it already became Baloncesto Fuenlabrada and a year later, it merged with CB Torrejón de Ardoz to compete in the Spanish second division.[1]

Fuenlabrada acquired Club Peñas Recreativas de Huesca's rights to earn the right to compete in the Spanish first division in the 1996–97 season. The club went down to the second division, but inked scoring machine Velimir Perasović and returned to the elite level a year later. With Perasović, Carlos Cazorla, Ferran Lopez and Salvador Guardia as its main pillars, the addition of Nate Huffman allowed Fuenlabrada to make it to the Spanish League playoffs in 1999 and their debut in the Korać Cup. Perasović kept filling the baskets for several seasons, leading Fuenlabrada to two more playoffs appearances in 2001 and 2002, helped by David Wood, Chuck Kornegay and a young José Manuel Calderón and coached by Óscar Quintana.[1]

Fuenlabrada made its ULEB Cup debut in the 2002–03 season, in which Herrmann was chosen as the Spanish League MVP. The club returned to the Spanish second division in 2004 but came back, for good, a year later. Players like Saúl Blanco, Jorge García, Kristaps Valters and Brad Oleson kept Fuenlabrada in the first division for years without much trouble. The club returned to the Spanish League playoffs in the 2010–11 season with Salva Maldonado as head coach and a young Gustavo Ayón as its star center.

One year later, the club would be eliminated in the quarterfinals of the EuroChallenge by Triumph Lyubertsy. Despite this European achievement, Fuenlabrada would continue fighting to avoid relegation, finally being relegated to LEB Oro in 2015. However, the club continued in Liga ACB as Ford Burgos and Club Ourense Baloncesto would not fulfill the requirements for promoting.

Fuenlabrada took advantage and led by Marko Popović, Jonathan Tabu and Ivan Paunić, Fuenlabrada made it to the Spanish League playoffs, earning the right to return to the EuroCup 13 years later.[1]

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Baloncesto Fuenlabrada has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:

  • Maná Fuenlabrada 1986–1987
  • Jabones Pardo Fuenlabrada 1999–2004
  • Alta Gestión Fuenlabrada 2005–2009
  • Ayuda en acción Fuenlabrada 2009–2010
  • Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada 2012–2013
  • Montakit Fuenlabrada 2014–present
   

Team logos[edit]

Home arenas[edit]

  • San Esteban Public High School Court (1983–88).
  • Miguel Hernández Public High School Gymnasium (1988–91).
  • Pabellón Fernando Martín (1991–present).

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Montakit Fuenlabrada roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SF 18 Spain Cabral, Walter 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 22 – (1995-09-25)25 September 1995
SG 11 Mexico Cruz, Francisco 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 28 – (1989-10-03)3 October 1989
G/F 31 Democratic Republic of the Congo Eyenga, Christian 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 29 – (1989-05-22)22 May 1989
SG 8 Spain Llorca, Álex 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 29 – (1989-01-26)26 January 1989
C 24 Poland Karnowski, Przemek 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 136 kg (300 lb) 24 – (1993-11-08)8 November 1993
PG 19 Spain Llorente, Sergio 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 27 – (1990-09-13)13 September 1990
PF 4 Republic of Ireland O'Leary, Ian 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 31 – (1986-10-20)20 October 1986
C 0 United Kingdom Olaseni, Gabriel 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 26 – (1991-12-29)29 December 1991
G 2 Croatia Popović, Marko 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 36 – (1982-06-12)12 June 1982
PG 5 Slovenia Rupnik, Luka 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1993-05-20)20 May 1993
F/C 9 Montenegro Sekulić, Blagota 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 116 kg (256 lb) 36 – (1982-03-14)14 March 1982
F 13 Latvia Šmits, Rolands 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 22 – (1995-06-25)25 June 1995
PG 16 Venezuela Vargas, Gregory 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 32 – (1986-02-18)18 February 1986
Head coach
  • Vacant
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: June 8, 2018

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Inactive
C Przemek Karnowski Gabriel Olaseni Blagota Sekulić
PF Ian O'Leary Rolands Šmits
SF Christian Eyenga Álex Llorca Walter Cabral
SG Marko Popović Francisco Cruz
PG Gregory Vargas Luka Rupnik Sergio Llorente

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

Head coaches[edit]

Managers since 1993:

  • Óscar Quintana 1993–1995, 1997–2004
  • Martín Fariñas 1995–1996
  • Andreu Casadevall 1996–1997
  • Luis Casimiro 2004–2008, 2014–2015
  • Luis Guil 2008–2009
  • Jesús Mateo 2009
  • Salva Maldonado 2009–2011
  • Porfirio Fisac 2011–2012
  • Trifón Poch 2012–2013
  • Chus Mateo 2013–2014
  • Hugo López 2015
  • Jesús Sala 2015
  • Žan Tabak 2015
  • Jota Cuspinera 2015–2017
  • Néstor García 2017–2018

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1986–87 5 2ª Autonómica
1987–88 4 1ª Autonómica
1988–89 4 1ª Autonómica
1989–90 4 1ª Autonómica
1990–91 3 2ª División
1991–92 3 2ª División 11th 6–16
1992–93 2 1ª División 21st 16–18
1993–94 2 1ª División 12th 22–10
1994–95 2 Liga EBA 2nd 26–10
1995–96 2 Liga EBA 3rd[a]
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 18th 4–33
1997–98 2 LEB 2nd 23–11 Copa Príncipe C
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 7th 18–19 Quarterfinalist
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 15th 11–23 3 Korać Cup GS 3–3
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 7th 20–17 Quarterfinalist
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 7th 19–18 3 Korać Cup QF 5–5
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 14th 14–20 2 ULEB Cup RS 3–7
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 17th 13–21
2004–05 2 LEB 1st 34–9 Copa Príncipe C
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 10th 15–19
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 12th 14–20
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 13th 13–21
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 9th 15–17
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 15th 12–22
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 7th 20–16
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 16th 12–22 Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge QF 11–4
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 14th 12–22
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 15th 12–22
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 18th[b] 8–26
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 8th 17–19 Quarterfinalist
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 12th 12–20 2 Eurocup T16 6–8
2017–18 1 Liga ACB 9th 17–17 Quarterfinalist
  1. ^ Bought the ACB berth to Grupo AGB Huesca.
  2. ^ Remained in Liga ACB due to the non-promotion of Ford Burgos and Club Ourense Baloncesto.

Team records and awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • 20 seasons in ACB
  • 2 seasons in LEB
  • 2 seasons in EBA
  • 2 seasons in Primera División B

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

ACB Most Valuable Player

EuroCup Basketball Rising Star

ACB Rising Star

All-ACB Second Team

ACB Three Point Shootout Champion

Baloncesto Fuenlabrada B[edit]

Baloncesto Fuenlabrada B, also known as Fundación Baloncesto Fuenlabrada, is the reserve team of Fuenlabrada. Originally created in 1995, it was re-opened in 2013 by achieving a vacant berth in LEB Plata.

In its first season after the re-opening, Fundación Baloncesto Fuenlabrada finished as champion of the 2013–14 LEB Plata and runner-up of the Copa LEB Plata. Despite promoting to LEB Oro, the club decided to continue playing in the same league of the previous season, but in Getafe as a result of a collaboration agreement with the town and CB Getafe, the main club in that city.

Naming[edit]

  • Maná Fuenlabrada 1996–2001
  • Reybol Fuenlabrada 2001–2002
  • Maná Fuenlabrada 2002–2003
  • Fuenlabrada-Getafe 2009–2011
  • Fuenlabrada-Illescas 2011–2012
  • Fundación Baloncesto Fuenlabrada 2013–2014
  • Viten Getafe (see CB Getafe) 2014–2016
  • Fundación Baloncesto Fuenlabrada 2016–

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Cup competitions
1996–97 3 Liga EBA 7th
1997–98 3 Liga EBA 11th 6–16
1998–99 3 Liga EBA 15th 9–21
1999–00 3 Liga EBA 12th 9–17
2000–01 4 Liga EBA 11th 12–18
2001–02 4 Liga EBA 9th 17–17
2002–03 4 Liga EBA 13th 11–19
2003–04 5 1ª División
2004–05 4 Liga EBA 16th 7–23
2005–06 5 1ª División 3rd 18–8
2006–07 5 1ª División 1st 24–5
2007–08 5 Liga EBA 7th 14–16
2008–09 5 Liga EBA 7th 15–13
2009–10 4 Liga EBA 11th 11–19
2010–11 4 Liga EBA 15th 7–23
2011–12 4 Liga EBA 16th 3–27
2012–13 Did not enter any competition
2013–14 3 LEB Plata 1st[a] 17–7 Copa LEB Plata RU
  1. ^ Resigned to promote to LEB Oro.

Trophies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2016-17 Team Profile: Montakit Fuenlabrada". EuroCup Basketball. 22 July 2016. Retrieved 19 August 2016. 

External links[edit]