FIBA Americas League
|Founded||17 November 1895|
Ginásio Álvaro Vieira Lima
|Location||Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil|
|Team colors||Red, black, white
|Main sponsor||Estácio de Sá
|President||Eduardo Bandeira de Mello|
|Team manager||Marcelo Vido|
|Head coach||José Alves Neto|
1 Brazilian Basketball League
4 CBD National Championship
1 FIBA Intercontinental Cup
1 FIBA Americas League
1 Liga Sudamericana (LSB)
|Active departments of Flamengo|
Flamengo's Basketball team is a Brazilian professional team, part of the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo family.
Flamengo is one of the most traditional and successful basketball clubs in Brazil having won the Brazilian National League six times, once as Brazilian National Championship and five times the NBB (current Brazilian League format). The club also won Liga Sudamericana (LSB) in 2009 (I), FIBA Americas League in 2014 and FIBA Intercontinental Cup also in 2014.
Brazil's all time legend Oscar Schmidt had played for Flamengo between 1999 and 2003 being one of the most important players in the club's history.
- 1 History
- 2 Personnel
- 3 Season by season
- 4 Matches against NBA teams
- 5 Noted coaches
- 6 Noted players
- 7 Franchise accomplishments and awards
- 8 Rivalries
- 9 Honors
- 10 Arenas
- 11 References
- 12 External links
The red and black basketball team won its first championship in club history in 1919, playing in the state championship of Rio de Janeiro and returned to win the title in 1932. When the third championship was won in 1933, the team was still undefeated. In 1934 and 1935 they won the title again.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Flamengo Basketball roster|
|C||J.P. Batista||Hakeem Rollins||João Vitor||Otte|
|PF||Olivinha||Rafael Mineiro||Léo Bispo||Danilo||Iglesias|
|SG||Ronald Ramon||Humberto Silva||Lelê||Bernardo|
|PG||Ricardo Fischer||Pedrinho Rava||Heitor|
NBB head coaches
|José Alves Neto||2012||—||194||154||39||.798||152||123||29||.809||41||31||10||.756|
Season by season
|Season||League||Pos.||Postseason||Regular season||Playoffs||Americas League||Liga Sudamericana|
|1990||CBB||3rd (group B)||Quarter-finals||6–4||1–2||not held||DNP|
|1995||CBB||5th (group B)||Round of 16||11–9||0–2||not held||DNP|
|2005||CBB||DNP||not held||Group stage|
Matches against NBA teams
8 October 2014
|Phoenix Suns||100–88||Flamengo *|
|Scoring by quarter: 21–26, 33–17, 17–23, 29–20|
|Pts: Thomas 18
Rebs: Marc. Morris 7
Asts: Thomas 4
|Pts: Marcelinho 16
Rebs: Felício 8
Asts: Laprovíttola 12
15 October 2014
|Scoring by quarter: 34–23, 21–26, 29–23, 22–16|
|Pts: Vučević 20
Rebs: Vučević 11
Asts: Ridnour 5
|Pts: Marcelinho 20
Rebs: Olivinha 8
Asts: Laprovíttola 9
17 October 2014
|Scoring by quarter: 27–20, 35–21, 24–13, 24–18|
|Pts: Gasol 15
Rebs: Gasol and Randolph 8
Asts: Conley 7
|Pts: Marcelinho 17
Rebs: Felício 7
Asts: Gegê 6
17 October 2015
|** Flamengo||73–90||Orlando Magic|
|Scoring by quarter: 16–27, 18–24, 17–27, 22–12|
|Pts: Marcelinho 17
Rebs: Meyinsse and Luz 7
Asts: Marcelinho 5
|Pts: Vučević 18
Rebs: Oladipo 9
Asts: Oladipo and Napier 3
HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* First Brazilian team to play against an NBA team on North American soil.
** First Brazilian team to play against an NBA team on Brazilian soil.
- To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
- Played at least one official international match for his senior national team or one NBA game at any time.
- A foreign international player who had significant impact (was a leader) in the club.
Franchise accomplishments and awards
|Games Played||Marcelinho Machado||183|
|Field Goals||Marcelinho Machado||1,178|
|Field Goal Percentage||–||–|
|3-Point Field Goals||Marcelinho Machado||637|
|3-Point Field Goal Percentage||David Jackson||.478|
|Free Throws||Marcelinho Machado||748|
|Free Throw Percentage||David Jackson||.917|
|Points Per Game||Marcelinho Machado||20.2|
|Rebounds Per Game||Olivinha||7.1|
|Assists Per Game||Nicolás Laprovíttola||5.1|
|Steals Per Game||Marcelinho Machado||1.5|
|Blocks Per Game||Jerome Meyinsse||1.0|
|Minutes Played||Marquinhos Souza||1,096||2012–2013|
|Points Per Game||Marcelinho Machado||27.3||2009–2010|
|Rebounds Per Game||Olivinha||8.7||2012–2013|
|Assists Per Game||Nicolás Laprovíttola||5.6||2014–2015|
|Steals Per Game||Marcelinho Machado||2.5||2009–2010|
|Blocks Per Game||Jerome Meyinsse||1.1||2014–2015|
|Field Goals||Marquinhos Souza||230||2012–2013|
|Field Goal Percentage||Jerome Meyinsse||.682||2013–2014|
|3-Point Field Goals||Marcelinho Machado||129||2010–2011|
|3-Point Field Goal Percentage||David Jackson||.478||2011–2012|
|Free Throws||Marcelinho Machado||183||2008–2009|
|Free Throw Percentage||David Jackson||.917||2011–2012|
|Points||Marcelinho Machado||63||7 March 2010|
|Rebounds||Caio Torres||17||31 January 2013|
|Assists||Marcelinho Machado||13||10 December 2011|
|Steals||Duda Machado||7||18 February 2009|
|Blocks||Átila Dos Santos||4||27 January 2011
November 21, 2013/ 7 November 2014
|Field Goals Made||Marcelinho Machado||21||7 March 2010|
|3-Point Field Goals||Marcelinho Machado||16||7 March 2010|
|Free Throws||Marcelinho Machado||16||1 May 2009
December 13, 2012
|Points||Marcelinho Machado||41||28 May 2010|
|Rebounds||Marcelinho Machado||16||26 April 2010|
|Steals||Vítor Benite||6||22 April 2012|
|Blocks||Jerome Meyinsse||3||17 May 2014/ 26 May 2015|
|Field Goals Made||Marcelinho Machado||13||23 April 2010|
|3-Point Field Goals||Marcelinho Machado||10||28 May 2010|
|Free Throws||Marcelo Machado||17||14 June 2009|
|Number of regular season meetings||13|
|Regular season series||7–6 (.538) Flamengo|
|Largest margin of victory||110–72 Flamengo
(2011–2012 NBB season)
|Post season history|
|Post season meetings||5–5|
|2009 NBB Finals||Flamengo won, 3–2|
|2010 NBB Finals||Brasília won, 3–2|
The rivalry between Flamengo and Brasília is considered the greatest one in Brazilian basketball today. It started in 2008, when the teams disputed the final of Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete. Brasília defended the title, because won the previous season. But Flamengo won the series by 3–0 and its first national title.
In the first NBB's edition, Flamengo finished the regular season in the first place while Brasília finished in the second place. And they met again in the final. Flamengo, led by the forward Marcelinho Machado and the center Rafael "Baby" Araújo, won the team led by the guards Alex Garcia and Valtinho for the second time. In game 5 there was a lot of confusion among players of both teams, which led to the exclusion of Baby and Márcio Cipriano in the first two minutes of play.
In the 2009–10 NBB season, two more decisions: Liga Sudamericana and Novo Basquete Brasil, both won by Brasília. In game 3 of NBB's final series, more confusion, this time involving the fans of Brasilia, who stormed the court and tried attacking players of Flamengo. This episode has made the last game of the series was played in Anápolis, and not in Brasilia. Brasília won by only two points.
On 13 December 2012, both teams realized the thousandth game of history in NBB, for the 2012–13 NBB season, in Rio de Janeiro, and Flamengo won the game by 102–88, in a game filled with confusion, with several technical fouls and eliminated players. This same game, the guards of Brasília Alex Garcia and Nezinho dos Santos, and the headcoach José Carlos Vidal, were excluded of the match.
On 8 February 2013, Flamengo and Brasília met each other for the first game of the group B in FIBA Americas League, in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. In this match, Flamengo didn't play well and Brasília took to administer the game from start to finish, winning by 91–79. Between the third quarter and the fourth quarter the power went out in the city, and the game had to be completed without the normal conditions.
On 9 November 2013, the two greatest Brazilian rivals faced each other in the 2013–14 NBB season opening, in HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro. The week of the game was marked by much expectation, as this was the first game of the new headcoach of Brasilia, the Argentine Sergio Hernández, and the new players of Federal District team: the Uruguayan guard Martín Osimani and the American center Marcus Goree. The team commanded by the headcoach José Neto played without its two main players: Marquinhos and Marcelo Machado, beyond the American center Jerome Meyinsse. But the Argentine guard Nicolás Laprovíttola took responsibility and, beside Olivinha and Vítor Benite, then took the national champion to victory in League debut. Laprovíttola made 22 points e 5 assists, Olivinha made 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Benite made 16 points, and Flamengo won by 84–82. On 25 January 2014, for the second game in the regular season, realized in Ginásio Nilson Nelson, Brasília, Flamengo had the back Marquinhos and Marcelinho, but another spectacular game of Laprovíttola, who scored 33 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals, Flamengo won by 81–79, ending a fast four and a half years without winning in Brasilia, and breaking even the number of wins for each team in the history of the NBB.
On 16 December 2014, the teams met each other in the first game of the 2014–15 NBB season, which was played in Rio de Janeiro. Flamengo dominated the whole game, but after a came-back from Brasilia, led by the former Flamengo's guard Fred Santos, the game was tied in the last seconds. The headcoach Vidal, from Brasilia, called a timeout when it was missing 6 seconds for end of the game. At the turn of timeout, the guard Fúlvio de Assis, former São José, turned the ball over, and Flamengo's Benite stole it and ran for the fastbreak to make a game-winner layup missing just 1.2-second on the clock. Flamengo won by 76–74 and took the advantage of victories for the first time since 2009 season.
The historic balance between the two teams can be perceived by the tie of 22 wins of Flamengo against 19 of Brasília in 40 official matches played, excluding friendlies. Considering only the 23 valid games in NBB, Flamengo takes advantage with 12 wins against 11 wins of Brasília.
|Number of regular season meetings||11|
|Regular season series||7–4 (.636)Flamengo|
|Largest margin of victory||101–73 Flamengo
(Game 2 2010 NBB Semi-finals)
|Post season history|
|Post season meetings||4–3 (FRA)|
|2010 NBB Playoffs Semi-finals||Flamengo won, 3–1|
|2011 NBB Playoffs Semi-finals||Franca won, 3–0|
These two teams faced each other since the days of old Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete. But in Novo Basquete Brasil, this rivalry have intensified. The first decision was in 2009–10 NBB season, when Flamengo won the series by 3–1, with a three-pointer in the last seconds made by Marcelinho Machado in game 4.
In the following season, 2010–11 NBB season, Franca won the series by 3–0. But in game 3 the guard of Franca Fernando Penna passed the ball between the legs of David Teague. Franca won Flamengo by fifteen points this moment. The other players of Flamengo, led by Marcelinho Machado, did not like that and started a lot of confusion, including the intervention of security.
In 2012–13 NBB season, Flamengo won the first game between them, in Franca, by 82–77. Led by Vitor Benite, with 21 points and 4 assists, and Olivinha, with 17 points and 11 rebounds, the team from Rio de Janeiro beat the young team led by the coach Lula Ferreira. In the second game, in Rio de Janeiro, Franca won Flamengo by 91–86, after lose by twelve points in the last quarter. This victory finished a twenty-victory sequence of Flamengo.
Considering only the 18 valid games in NBB, in retrospect Flamengo takes advantage with 10 wins against 8 wins of Franca.
|Number of regular season meetings||10|
|Regular season series||5–5 (.500)|
|Largest margin of victory||102–85 Flamengo
(2012–2013 NBB season)
|Post season history|
|Post season meetings||3–0 (FLA)|
|2009 NBB Playoffs Quarterfinals||Flamengo won, 3–0|
The rivalry between Flamengo and Pinheiros represents more than a game between two of the greatest basketball teams in Brazil, but also a rivalry between Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, the two largest cities in Brazil. Flamengo and Pinheiros played the quarterfinal series in the 2009 NBB season and Flamengo beat its rival by 3–0, with wins by 92–87, 92–85 and 87–84. Marcelinho Machado was the best player in this series and made a double-double in game 1, with 40 points and 10 assists.
With the rise of Pinheiros, the became more balanced. In the 2010–11 NBB season and 2011–12 NBB season seasons Pinheiros finished the regular season in the third and second places, respectively, while Flamengo finished in the fourth place. In 2011–12 NBB season, Flamengo and Pinheiros played in the second round of the runoff when the games was tied by 88–88 missing four seconds. The forward Shamell Stallworth made a three-pointer with the clock reset already and gave the victory to Pinheiros. This game was extremely important because Pinheiros because Pinheiros finished the regular season in front of Flamengo precisely by direct confrontation. In semi-final four of 2012 Liga Sudamericana, Pinheiros was the host team of the semi-final, and played against Flamengo, who won the game between them in the second round, by 107–77. With that victory, Flamengo won a place on the Final Four, and Pinheiros, would be eliminated later.
But in the 2013 FIBA Americas League, Pinheiros hit back by beating Flamengo in the semi-final four, beginning with a devastating first quarter, and beating the locals at the end of the game after a wrong free throw from Marquinhos, former player of Pinheiros, at the end of the game. Pinheiros would be the champion of that tournament later. In the second game in the 2012–13 NBB season, the history repeated itself, with a great first quarter of Pinheiros and a victory at the end. The shooting guard Duda Machado, from Flamengo, broke its record for points in NBB, scoring 36 points in that game.
Considering only the 13 valid games in NBB, in retrospect Flamengo takes advantage with 8 wins against 5 wins of Pinheiros.
|Number of regular season meetings||10|
|Regular season series||9–2 (.818) Flamengo|
|Largest margin of victory||85–61 Flamengo
(2009–2010 NBB season)
|Post season history|
|Post season meetings||8–5 (FLA)|
|2010 NBB Playoffs Quarterfinals||Flamengo won, 3–0|
|2012 NBB Playoffs Semi-finals||São José won, 3–2|
|2013 NBB Playoffs Semi-finals||Flamengo won, 3–2|
The rivalry between Flamengo and São José started in the 2009–10 NBB season, when then team from Rio de Janeiro eliminated its rival in the quarterfinal series of the playoffs, with a victory by 3–0. The forward Marcelinho Machado made three great matches and led his team to the semi-final series. The 2011–12 NBB season was marked by the first victory of São José over Flamengo in the history of NBB. It happened on 25 February 2012, in Rio de Janeiro, with a victory by 85–79.
That same season, both teams faced off in the playoffs again, this time in the semis. After five memorable games, with a lot of confusion and many technical fouls, São José eliminated Flamengo and reached its first final at the NBB. On the following season, 2012–13 NBB season, Flamengo won the two games between them in the regular season, after two matches marked by a great balance.
In the Playoffs of that season, Flamengo and São José disputed the semi-finals, which had many technical fouls, excluded players. At the end of Game 4, widespread confusion began after Fúlvio of Assis and Marcelinho Machado discuss, which involved players and members of the coaching staffs from both teams. In Game 5, Flamengo, led by Vítor Benite and Duda Machado, won by 88–76 and qualified for the final, returning the defeat in the previous season.
Considering only the 24 valid games in NBB, in retrospect Flamengo takes advantage with 17 wins against 7 wins of São José.
|Number of regular season meetings||7|
|Regular season series||4–3 (.571)Flamengo|
|Largest margin of victory||89–68 Uberlândia
(2010–2011 NBB season)
|Post season history|
|Post season meetings||4–2 (FLA)|
|2012 NBB Playoffs Quarterfinals||Flamengo won, 3–2|
|2013 NBB Finals||Flamengo won, 1–0|
Flamengo and Uberlândia already decided Campeonato Brasileiro de Basquete in 2004, which was won by the team from Minas Gerais led by the guards Helinho and Valtinho, and the headcoach Helio Rubens. In tha occasion Uberlândia won the Final Series by 3–0. After Uberlândia dispute the NBB, in the 2010–2011 NBB season, the rivalry began to gain its contours. Uberlândia won the first three games between the both teams. But in the second round of the 2011–2012 NBB season, Flamengo won Uberlândia for the first time in NBB's history, in Ginásio Sabiazinho, thanks to two free throws converted by the Argentine Federico Kammerichs with five seconds to the end of the match, and Flamengo won by 98–96. In that same season, Flamengo won the quarterfinals series by 3–2. After winning the first two games of the series, the team from Gávea allowed Uberlândia tying the series. But in Game 5, played at Ginásio Álvaro Vieira Lima, Flamengo receveid a great support from its fans and won the match.
In the 2012–2013 NBB season Flamengo won the two games in the regular season. The first one was played at Ginásio Homero Santos, where Uberlândia had not been defeated in the season. Led by Marquinhos and Vítor Benite, Flamengo won by 87–78. The second game was played at Ginásio Álvaro Vieira Lima, where the superstars Marquinhos, of Flamengo, and Robert Day, of Uberlândia, scored 25 points each, and Flamengo won by 79–66. The both teams also faced each other in the 2013 NBB Final, played in single game at HSBC Arena. Flamengo played without Vítor Benite, who had suffered an ankle injury in the week of the Final. The Paraguayan Bruno Zanotti started in his place to mark Robert Day, the main player of Uberlândia. Zanotti has done an excellent job nullifying the American, who scored only 7 points. Led by the center Caio Torres, who has been chosen the Final MVP, with 25 points and 10 rebounds, Flamengo won its second title of NBB.
- Americas League
- Winners: 2014
- Liga Sudamericana (LSB)
- Winners: 2009 (I)
- Runners-up: 2008, 2010
- Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes
- Winners: 1953
- Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB)
- Brazilian National League
- CBD National Championship
- Winners: 1934, 1949, 1951, 1953
- Brazilian Tournament
- Winners: 1940
- State Championship (44): 1919, 1932–1935, 1948, 1949, 1951–1960, 1962, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1982, 1984–1986, 1990, 1994–1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005–2016
- Rio de Janeiro City Championship: 1919, 1932
- Rio-São Paulo Championship: 1920
- World Championship: 1966
- Brazilian Championship: 1954, 1955, 1964, 1965
- State Championship: 1954, 1964, 1965
HSBC Arena indoor multi-purpose arena located in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The arena was completed in 2007. It hosted the basketball and gymnastics events at the 2007 Pan American Games. In December 2007, the arena started being operated by GL Events, who also operates the nearby Riocentro Convention Center and the Riocentro Sports Complex, and started hosting music concerts from a various hand of artists.
Starting 29 March 2008, the arena started to be called HSBC Arena, as part of a naming rights agreement with the bank.
The Arena also started to receive Flamengo Basketball team in 2009, for the playoff's games of NBB League, and is the home of the team to the 09–10 season
Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, sometimes called just Maracanãzinho, is a modern indoor arena located in Maracanã neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Its formal name, Ginásio Gilberto Cardoso, honors a former Clube de Regatas do Flamengo president. The capacity of the arena is 12,600 for Indoor football, it has a total seating capacity for 11,800 and it was opened in 1954. Located near the Maracanã Stadium, Maracanãzinho means Little Maracanã.
Hélio Maurício Gym (Gavea)
Hélio Maurício Gym nowadays is used only by the Flamengo Youth Basketball Team, but for a long time the gym received also the professional team matches, including matches of the National League
The gym is quite small, and due to the small capacity, traditionally the professional team uses the Maracanãzinho when is expected a bigger attendance. The gym is part of the Gávea complex, that includes other two gyms, several tennis court, swimming pools, restaurants, bars, and the Gavea Stadium. Flamengo Basketball professional team now has their home matches played on HSBC Arena.
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