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FC Barcelona Lassa
2016–17 FC Barcelona Bàsquet season
FC Barcelona Lassa logo
Leagues Liga ACB
Founded 24 August 1926
History F.C. Barcelona
Arena Palau Blaugrana
Arena Capacity 7,585
Location Barcelona, Spain
Team colors Blue, Cardinal, Yellow
President Josep Maria Bartomeu
Team manager Rodrigo De La Fuente
Head coach Georgios Bartzokas
Ownership FC Barcelona
Championships 1 Intercontinental Cup
2 EuroLeagues
2 Saporta Cups
2 Korać Cups
18 Spanish Championships
23 Spanish Cups
6 Spanish Supercups
Retired numbers 4 (4, 7, 12, 15)
Website fcbarcelona.com/basketball
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FC Barcelona Bàsquet (English: FC Barcelona Basketball), also currently known as FC Barcelona Lassa for sponsorship reasons, is a Spanish professional basketball club. It is a part of the FC Barcelona multi sports club, and was founded on 24 August 1926, which makes it the oldest club in the Liga ACB. The club competes domestically in the Liga ACB and the EuroLeague. It has won seven of the last thirteen ACB championships, and in 2003, completed a Liga ACB (Spanish League), Copa del Rey (Spanish King's Cup) and EuroLeague triple crown. FC Barcelona Bàsquet has played in seven EuroLeague Finals, with the last one being their 2010 win.

The team plays its home games at Palau Blaugrana, which was opened on 23 October 1971. They share the facilities with the roller hockey, futsal, and handball teams of the club.

Some of the well-known players that have played with the team over the years have included: Pau Gasol, Rony Seikaly, Marc Gasol, Anderson Varejão, Juan Carlos Navarro, Jaka Lakovič, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Dejan Bodiroga, Gianluca Basile, Ricky Rubio, Juan Antonio San Epifanio "Epi", Sasha Djordjevic, and Tony Massenburg.

FC Barcelona Lassa also has a reserve team, called FC Barcelona Bàsquet B, that plays in the Spanish 2nd-tier level LEB Oro.


Early years[edit]

The club entered its first competition in 1927, playing in the Campionat de Catalunya de Basquetbol (Catalonian Basketball Championship). During these early years basketball in Catalonia was dominated by other clubs such as CE Europa, Laietà BC, CB Atlètic Gràcia and Société Patrie and it was not until the 1940s that FC Barcelona became established as a basketball team. During this decade they won six Copas del Generalísimo and were runners-up once. In 1956 they were founding members of the Liga Española de Baloncesto and finished as runners-up. In 1959 they won Spanish basketball's first-ever league and cup double.[1]

Decline in the 1960s[edit]

The 1960s and 1970s saw the team in decline. In 1961 the club president Enric Llaudet dissolved the team in spite of its popularity. However, in 1962, the club was reformed after a campaign by the fans. In 1964 the league's Primera División was cut from fourteen teams to eight and the club found themselves in the Segunda División. However they quickly returned to the top division after being crowned Segunda champions in 1965. During the 1970s the club was persistently overshadowed by its rivals Real Madrid and Joventut.

Revival in the 1980s[edit]

In the 1980s club president Josep Lluís Núñez gave the team his full support with the aim of making the club the best in Spain and Europe. His support produced results and during the decade inspired by their coach Aíto García Reneses and players like Epi, Andrés Jiménez, Sibilio, Audie Norris and Solozábal, the club won six Spanish championships, five Spanish cups, two European Cup Winners Cups, the Korać Cup and the World Championship. However the European Cup remained elusive. They were, however, runners-up in 1984.

Champions of Europe[edit]

The club built on this success during the 1990s, winning a further four Spanish championships and two Spanish cups. They were still unable to win the European Cup despite playing in a further four finals in 1990, 1991, 1996 and 1997. They also made a record six EuroLeague Final Four appearances. The star player during this era was Juan Antonio San Epifanio.

Their persistence eventually paid off and in 2003, inspired by Dejan Bodiroga, Gregor Fučka, Šarūnas Jasikevičius and Juan Carlos Navarro, they won the EuroLeague, beating Benetton Treviso 76–65 in front of a packed Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona. They repeated the feat in 2010, and that October, they made further history when they beat the two-time defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers - including Kobe Bryant and FCB Bàsquet alumnus and Barcelona native Pau Gasol - 92-88 at the Palau Sant Jordi as part of the 2010 NBA Europe Live Tour. The match was also notable for being both a match-up between the reigning NBA and EuroLeague champions and the first time a European team had won against a defending NBA champion. Two FCB Bàsquet players in that game - captain Navarro and point guard Ricky Rubio - either had or went on to play in the NBA.

Recent years[edit]

In the following years, Barcelona would stay on top of Spanish basketball, playing almost all league and cup finals against rival Real Madrid. From 2012 till 2014, Barcelona managed to reach the Euroleague Final Four. However, it could not reach further than the semifinals.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

From 2004 until 2007 the club was sponsored by the Winterthur Group, a Swiss insurance company with offices in Barcelona since 1910, which led to the team featuring the birthplace of Joan Gamper, the club's founder, on their shirts. In 2006 the Winterthur Group was taken over by AXA, leading to a change in the club name. In the 2008–09 season, the club's sponsorship changed to Spanish insurer Regal (a division of Liberty Seguros, the Spanish subsidiary of American insurer Liberty Mutual). This sponsorship finished in June 2013.

  • FC Barcelona Banca Catalana 1993–97
  • Winterthur FC Barcelona 2004–07
  • AXA FC Barcelona 2007–08
  • Regal FC Barcelona 2008–2011
  • FC Barcelona Regal 2011–2013[2]
  • FC Barcelona Lassa 2015–2019[3]

Home arenas[edit]

A Barcelona home game inside the Palau Blaugrana.


Retired numbers[edit]

FC Barcelona retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
4 Spain Andrés Jiménez PF 1986–1998
7 Spain Nacho Solozábal PG 1978–1994
12 Spain Roberto Dueñas C 1996–2005
15 Spain Epi SF 1979–1995

Current roster[edit]

FC Barcelona Lassa roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 10 Spain Claver, Víctor 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 28 – (1988-08-30)30 August 1988
C 21 Senegal Diagne, Moussa 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 23 – (1994-03-06)6 March 1994
PF 5 Kosovo Doellman, Justin Injured 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 32 – (1985-02-03)3 February 1985
G/F 20 Sweden Eriksson, Marcus 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 23 – (1993-12-05)5 December 1993
F/C 13 Brazil Faverani, Vítor 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 28 – (1988-05-05)5 May 1988
G 25 Finland Koponen, Petteri 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 29 – (1988-04-13)13 April 1988
C 9 Nigeria Lawal, Shane Injured 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 30 – (1986-10-08)8 October 1986
PG 1 United States Munford, Xavier 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 24 – (1992-06-01)1 June 1992
SG 11 Spain Navarro, Juan Carlos Injured (C) 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 90.5 kg (200 lb) 36 – (1980-06-13)13 June 1980
SG 24 United States Oleson, Brad 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90.5 kg (200 lb) 34 – (1983-04-11)11 April 1983
PG 16 Serbia Peno, Stefan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 19 – (1997-08-03)3 August 1997
SF 33 Greece Perperoglou, Stratos 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 32 – (1984-08-07)7 August 1984
G 32 Bosnia and Herzegovina Renfroe, Alex 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 30 – (1986-05-23)23 May 1986
SG 8 Spain Ribas, Pau Injured 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 30 – (1987-03-02)2 March 1987
PG 2 Montenegro Rice, Tyrese 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 29 – (1987-05-15)15 May 1987
C 44 Croatia Tomić, Ante 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 30 – (1987-02-17)17 February 1987
F 14 Bulgaria Vezenkov, Aleksandar 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 21 – (1995-08-06)6 August 1995
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Greece Christos Pappas
  • Spain Josep Maria Berrocal
  • Croatia Pino Grdović

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: March 8, 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Ante Tomić Moussa Diagne Vítor Faverani Injured Shane Lawal Injured
PF Víctor Claver Aleksandar Vezenkov Justin Doellman Injured
SF Stratos Perperoglou Marcus Eriksson
SG Petteri Koponen Brad Oleson Juan Carlos Navarro Pau Ribas Injured
PG Tyrese Rice Alex Renfroe Xavier Munford Stefan Peno

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

Head coaches[edit]

Managers since 1974:



Liga ACB

Spanish Cup

  • Winners (23): 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1959, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1994, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013

Spanish Supercup

Prince of Asturias Cup

  • Winners (1): 1988



FIBA Saporta Cup

FIBA Korać Cup


FIBA Intercontinental Cup

  • Winners (1): 1985
  • Runners-up (1): 1987


FIBA European Super Cup

Triple Crown

  • Winners (1): 2003


Catalan League

  • Winners (9): 1942, 1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951, 1955

Catalan Cup

  • Winners (20): 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
1959–60 Quarter-finals eliminated by Polonia Warsaw, 64-65 (L) in Barcelona and 41-49 (L) in Warsaw
1981–82 Semi-final group stage 4th place in a group with Maccabi Elite, Squibb Cantù, Partizan, Nashua Den Bosch and Panathinaikos
1983–84 Final lost to Banco di Roma Virtus, 73-79 in the final (Geneva)
1987–88 Quarter-finals 5th place in a group with Partizan, Aris, Tracer Milano, Maccabi Elite, Saturn Köln, Orthez and Nashua EBBC
1988–89 Final Four 4th place in Munich, lost to Jugoplastika 77–87 in the semi-final, lost to Aris 71–88 in the 3rd place game
1989–90 Final defeated Aris 104-83 in the semi-final, lost to Jugoplastika 67-72 in the final (Zaragoza)
1990–91 Final defeated Maccabi Elite 104-83 in the semi-final, lost to Pop 84 67-72 in the final (Paris)
1991–92 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Philips Milano, 79-80 (L) in Milan and 71-86 (L) in Barcelona
1993–94 Final Four 4th place in Tel Aviv, lost to 7up Joventut 65–79 in the semi-final, lost to Panathinaikos 83–100 in the 3rd place game
1995–96 Final defeated Real Madrid 76-66 in the semi-final, lost to Panathinaikos 66-67 in the final (Paris)
1996–97 Final defeated ASVEL 77-70 in the semi-final, lost to Olympiacos 58-73 in the final (Rome)
1999–00 Final Four 4th place in Thessaloniki, lost to Maccabi Elite 51–65 in the semi-final, lost to Efes Pilsen 69–75 in the 3rd place game
2002–03 Champions defeated CSKA Moscow 76-71 in the semi-final, defeated Benetton Treviso 76-65 in the final of the Final Four in Barcelona
2005–06 Final Four 4th place in Prague, lost to CSKA Moscow 75–84 in the semi-final, lost to Tau Cerámica 82–87 in the 3rd place game
2006–07 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Unicaja, 75-91 (L) in Málaga, 80-58 (W) in Barcelona and 64-67 (L) in Málaga
2007–08 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Maccabi Elite, 75-81 (L) in Tel Aviv, 83-74 (W) in Barcelona and 75-88 (L) in Tel Aviv
2008–09 Final Four 3rd place in Berlin, lost to CSKA Moscow 78–82 in the semi-final, defeated Olympiacos 95–79 in the 3rd place game
2009–10 Champions defeated CSKA Moscow 64-54 in the semi-final, defeated Olympiacos 86-68 in the final of the Final Four in Paris
2010–11 Quarter-finals eliminated 3–1 by Panathinaikos, 83-82 (W) & 71-75 (L) in Barcelona, 74-76 (L) & 67-78 (L) in Athens
2011–12 Final Four 3rd place in Istanbul, lost to Olympiacos 64–68 in the semi-final, defeated Panathinaikos 74–69 in the 3rd place game
2012–13 Final Four 4th place in London, lost to Real Madrid 67–74 in the semi-final, lost to CSKA Moscow 73–74 in the 3rd place game
2013–14 Final Four 3rd place in Milan, lost to Real Madrid 62–100 in the semi-final, defeated CSKA Moscow 93–78 in the 3rd place game
2014–15 Quarter-finals eliminated 3–1 by Olympiacos, 73-57 (W) & 63-76 (L) in Barcelona, 71-73 (L) & 68-71 (L) in Piraeus
2015–16 Quarter-finals eliminated 3–2 by Lokomotiv-Kuban, 66-61 (L) & 66-92(W) in Krasnodar, 82-70 (W) & 80-92 (L) in Barcelona, 67-81 (L) in Krasnodar
FIBA Saporta Cup
1977–78 Semi-finals eliminated by Gabetti Cantù, 90-87 (W) in Barcelona and 77-97 (L) in Cantù
1978–79 Semi-finals eliminated by Gabetti Cantù, 89-84 (W) in Barcelona and 83-101 (L) in Cantù
1979–80 Semi-finals eliminated by Gabetti Cantù, 92-93 (L) in Barcelona and 74-78 (L) in Cantù
1980–81 Final lost to Squibb Cantù 82–86 in the final (Rome)
1982–83 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with Scavolini Pesaro, Nashua EBBC and Hapoel Ramat Gan
1984–85 Champions defeated Žalgiris 77-73 in the final of European Cup Winner's Cup in Grenoble
1985–86 Champions defeated Scavolini Pesaro 101-86 in the final of European Cup Winner's Cup in Caserta
FIBA Korać Cup
1973 Semi-finals eliminated by Maes Pils, 87-99 (L) in Mechelen and 78-82 (L) in Barcelona
1974–75 Final lost to Forst Cantù, 69-71 (L) in Barcelona and 85–110 (L) in Cantù
1986–87 Champions defeated Limoges,106-85 (W) in Barcelona and 97-86 (W) in Limoges in the double finals of Korać Cup
1992–93 Semi-finals eliminated by Virtus Roma, 64-84 (L) in Barcelona and 79-85 (L) in Rome
1998–99 Champions defeated Adecco Estudiantes, 77-93 (L) in Madrid and 97-70 (W) in Barcelona in the double finals of Korać Cup
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
1984 4th place 4th place with a 2-2 record in a league tournament in São Paulo
1985 Champions defeated Monte Líbano 93-89 in the final of Intercontinental Cup in Barcelona
1987 Final lost to Tracer Milano 84-100 in the final (Milan)
McDonald's Championship
1989 4th place 4th place in Rome, lost to Denver Nuggets 103-137 in the semi-final, lost to Philips Milano 104-136 in the 3rd place game
1990 3rd place 3rd place in Barcelona, lost to Pop 84 97-102 in the semi-final, defeated Scavolini Pesaro 106-105 in the 3rd place game
1997 6th place 6th place in Paris, lost to PSG Racing 84-97 in the preliminary round, lost to Benetton Treviso 103-106 in the 5th place game

Individual awards[edit]


Note: Players with a * are still playing for Barcelona.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Copa del Rey European competitions
2008–09 1 ACB 2 Champion Semifinalist
Euroleague 3rd
2009–10 1 ACB 1 Runner-up Champion
Euroleague C
2010–11 1 ACB 1 Champion Champion
Euroleague QF
2011–12 1 ACB 1 Champion Runner-up
Euroleague 3rd
2012–13 1 ACB 2 Runner-up Champion 1 Euroleague 4th
2013–14 1 ACB 1 Champion Runner-up 1 Euroleague 3rd
2014–15 1 ACB 2 Runner-up Runner-up 1 Euroleague QF
2015–16 1 ACB
Runner-up Quarterfinals 1 Euroleague QF
2016–17 1 ACB 1 EuroLeague

Matches against NBA teams[edit]

20 October 1989
FC Barcelona Spain 103–137 United States Denver Nuggets
Italy Palaeur, Rome
10 October 2003
FC Barcelona Spain 80–91 United States Memphis Grizzlies
5 October 2006
FC Barcelona Spain 104–99 United States Philadelphia 76ers
18 October 2008
FC Barcelona Spain 104–108 United States Los Angeles Lakers
United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
19 October 2008
FC Barcelona Spain 109–114 United States Los Angeles Clippers
United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
7 October 2010
FC Barcelona Spain 92–88 United States Los Angeles Lakers
9 October 2012
FC Barcelona Spain 99–85 United States Dallas Mavericks
5 October 2016
FC Barcelona Spain 89–92 United States Oklahoma City Thunder

See also[edit]


  1. ^ HISTORY OF THE SECTION, fcbarcelona.com, accessed 29 December 2010.
  2. ^ La UEFA autoriza la doble publicidad del Barcelona, MARCA.com, accessed 22 June 2011.
  3. ^ "Lassa Tyres, nuevo patrocinador principal de las secciones del FC Barcelona" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 3 June 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Acb.Com". Acb.Com. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 

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