Baloncesto Fuenlabrada

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Montakit Fuenlabrada
Montakit Fuenlabrada logo
Nickname Fuenla
Leagues Liga ACB
EuroCup
Founded 1983
History C.B. Fuenlabrada
(1983–1989)
A.D. Fuenlabrada
(1989–1991)
Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
(1991–present)
Arena Fernando Martín
Arena Capacity 5,700
Location Fuenlabrada, Spain
Team colors Orange, White, Black
              
President José Quintana
Head coach Jota Cuspinera
Team captain Rolands Šmits
Championships 1 LEB championship
2 Copa Príncipe de Asturias
Website baloncestofuenlabrada.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
Team colours
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Away jersey
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Alternate jersey
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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 and the EuroCup. 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 Club Baloncesto Torrejon 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. 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. After four seasons fighting to avoid relegation, Fuenlabrada bounced back last season. 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]

Montakit Fuenlabrada roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 10 Spain Cabezas, Carlos 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 35 – (1980-11-14)14 November 1980
SG 11 Mexico Cruz, Francisco 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 26 – (1989-10-03)3 October 1989
C 21 Senegal Diagne, Moussa 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 22 – (1994-03-06)6 March 1994
C 15 Spain González, Chema 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 25 – (1991-08-15)15 August 1991
G 6 Sweden Håkanson, Ludde 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 20 – (1996-03-22)22 March 1996
SF 8 Spain Llorca, Álex 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 27 – (1989-01-26)26 January 1989
PF 4 United States O'Leary, Ian 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 29 – (1986-10-20)20 October 1986
G/F 31 Serbia Paunić, Ivan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 29 – (1987-01-27)27 January 1987
G 2 Croatia Popović, Marko 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 34 – (1982-06-12)12 June 1982
F/C 9 Montenegro Sekulić, Blagota 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 116 kg (256 lb) 34 – (1982-03-14)14 March 1982
F 12 United States Wear, David 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 25 – (1990-09-21)21 September 1990
SF 13 Latvia Šmits, Rolands 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 21 – (1995-06-25)25 June 1995
Head coach
  • Spain Jota Cuspinera
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Francisco Hernández

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: August 25, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Blagota Sekulic Moussa Diagne Chema González
PF David Wear Ian O'Leary
SF Ivan Paunić Rolands Smits
SG Marko Popovic Francisco Cruz Álex Llorca
PG Carlos Cabezas Ludde Hakanson

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–present

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European Competitions
1986–87 5 2ª Autonómica Promoted
1987–88 4 1ª Autonómica
1988–89 4 1ª Autonómica
1989–90 4 1ª Autonómica Promoted
1990–91 3 2ª División
1991–92 3 2ª División 11 6–16
1992–93 2 1ª División B 21 13–15 3–3
1993–94 2 1ª División B 12 Round of 16 22–8 0–2
1994–95 2 Liga EBA 2 Second stage 20–6 6–4
1995–96 2 Liga EBA 3 Round of 16[N 1]
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 18 Relegated 4–30 0–3
1997–98 2 LEB 2 Promoted 17–7 6–4 Copa Príncipe C
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 18–16 0–3 Quarterfinalist
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 15 11–23 3 Korać Cup GS 3–3
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 20–14 0–3 Quarterfinalist
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 19–15 0–3 3 Korać Cup QF 5–5
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 14 14–20 2 ULEB Cup RS 3–7
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 17 Relegated 13–21
2004–05 2 LEB 1 Promoted 27–7 7–2 Copa Príncipe C
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 10 15–19
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 12 14–20
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 13 13–21
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 9 15–17
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 15 12–22
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 20–14 0–2
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 16 12–22 Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge QF 11–4
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 14 12–22
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 15 12–22
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 18 Relegated[N 2] 8–26
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 17–17 0–2 Quarterfinalist
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 2 Eurocup

Team records and awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • 17 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

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. Postseason RS PO Cup competitions
1996–97 3 Liga EBA 7
1997–98 3 Liga EBA 11 Relegation playoffs 6–16
1998–99 3 Liga EBA 15 Relegated 9–21
1999–00 3 Liga EBA 12 9–17
2000–01 4 Liga EBA 11 12–18
2001–02 4 Liga EBA 9 17–17
2002–03 4 Liga EBA 13 11–19
2003–04 5 1ª División Promoted
2004–05 4 Liga EBA 16 Relegated 7–23
2005–06 5 1ª División 3 Promotion playoffs 14–6 4–2
2006–07 5 1ª División 1 PromotedChampion 17–5 7–0
2007–08 5 Liga EBA 7 14–16
2008–09 5 Liga EBA 7 15–13
2009–10 4 Liga EBA 11 11–19
2010–11 4 Liga EBA 15 Relegated 7–23
2011–12 4 Liga EBA 16 Relegated 3–27
2012–13 Did not enter any competition
2013–14 3 LEB Plata 1 Promoted[N 3] 17–7 Copa LEB Plata RU

Trophies[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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.
  3. ^ Resigned to promote to LEB Oro.

References[edit]

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

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