Joventut Badalona

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Divina Seguros Joventut
Divina Seguros Joventut logo
Leagues Liga ACB
Founded 1930; 87 years ago (1930)
History Penya Spirit of Badalona
(1930–1939)
Club Juventud de Badalona
(1939–1978)
Club Joventut de Badalona
(1978–Present)
Arena Palau Olímpic
Arena Capacity 12,500
Location Badalona, Spain
Team colors Green, Black, Silver, White
                   
President Juan Antonio Morales
Head coach Diego Ocampo
Championships 1 EuroLeague
1 EuroCup
1 EuroChallenge
2 Korać Cup
4 Spanish Championships
8 Spanish Cups
2 Spanish Supercups
11 Catalan basketball league
Retired numbers 3 (5, 7, 8)
Website penya.cat
Uniforms


Club Joventut de Badalona, S.A.D. (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈkɫub ʒuβənˈtud bəðəˈɫonə]), Divina Seguros Joventut for sponsorship reasons, is a Spanish professional basketball club based in Badalona, Spain, playing in the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB). Known to their fans as La Penya (in English, The Club), it is one of only three teams that have never been relegated from the top division of the Spanish League. The only other two are Real Madrid and Estudiantes. In 1994, Badalona was the champion of the FIBA European Champions' Cup, which is now called the EuroLeague.

Well-known players have included: Jordi Villacampa, Rafael Jofresa, Raül López, Rudy Fernández, and Ricky Rubio.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Club Joventut de Badalona has received diverse trade names along its history. These are the Joventut denominations along the years:

  • Juventud Kalso: 1965–1968
  • Juventud Nerva: 1968–1971
  • Juventud Schweppes: 1971–1977
  • Juventud Freixenet: 1977–1978
  • Joventut Freixenet: 1978–1981
  • Joventut Sony: 1981–1982
  • Joventut Fichet: 1982–1983
  • Joventut Massana: 1983–1984
  • Ron Negrita Joventut: 1984–1987
  • Ram Joventut: 1987–1990
  • Montigalà Joventut: 1990–1992
  • Joventut Marbella: 1992–1993
  • 7up Joventut: 1993–1995
  • Festina Joventut: 1996–1998
  • Pinturas Bruguer Badalona: 1998–2000
  • DKV Joventut: 2001–2011
  • FIATC Joventut: 2011–2016
  • Divina Seguros Joventut: 2016–present

History[edit]

Badalona has had a basketball team since 30 March 1930, when Joventut was founded as Penya Spirit of Badalona. Apart from basketball, the club initially had teams involved in several sports including cycling, table tennis and football. In 1932, the club changed its name to Centre Esportiu Badaloní. In 1939, it became Club Joventut Badalona. By 1940, basketball was established as the club's main sport and green and black were adopted as the club's colours.

Between the 1950s and 1970s the club had a great rivalry with Real Madrid and with the other neighbouring teams, playing memorable duels. During the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, Joventut had the best years in its history. Today, the club's sponsored name is FIATC Joventut, named after the Spanish insurance company FIATC. Currently, Badalona's basketball club is feeling the same magic of years ago.

Joventut Badalona is one of only three teams, along with Estudiantes and Real Madrid to have played every year in the top Spanish ACB League. Joventut is considered to have the best youth teams in Europe. Players like the Jofresa's Brothers, Jordi Villacampa, Rudy Fernández, and Ricky Rubio were developed in Joventut's youth teams.

Joventut Badalona was the first Catalan and second Spanish team to win a EuroLeague title. In 1994, Badalona became the champion of the EuroLeague, and thus reached the top of European club basketball. In 2006, Badalona won the FIBA EuroChallenge championship, and in 2008, the club won the EuroCup championship, after defeating Akasvayu Girona, by a score of 54:79.[1] Joventut also won 2 FIBA Korać Cup championships, in the years 1981 and 1990.

Home arenas[edit]

  • Pavelló de la Plana: (1962–72), before 1962, the team played in open air stadiums.
  • Pavelló d'Ausiàs March: (1972–91), also known as Pavelló Club Joventut (5,000 seats).[2]
  • Palau Olímpic: (1991–present)

Honours[edit]

Total titles: 30

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (4): 1966–67, 1977–78, 1990–91, 1991–92
Runners-up (10): 1958, 1959–60, 1961–62, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1989–90, 1992–93
Winners (8): 1948, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1969, 1976, 1997, 2008
Runners-up (13): 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1998, 2004
Winners (2): 1986, 1987
Runners-up (1): 1988

European competitions[edit]

Winners (1): 1993–94
Runners-up (1): 1991–92
Final Four (2): 1992, 1994
Runners-up (1): 1987–88
Semifinalists (4): 1971–72, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1985–86
Winners (2): 1980–81, 1989–90
Semifinalist (3): 1975–76, 1977–78, 1990–91
Winners (1): 2007–08
Semifinalists (1): 2002–03
Winners (1): 2005–06
Runners-up (2): 1990, 1991
3rd place (1): 1987

Worldwide competitions[edit]

Runners-up (1): 1991

Regional competitions[edit]

Winners (11): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2008
Winners (5): 1949, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957
Runners-up (5): 1948, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1957

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Joventut Badalona retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
5 Spain Rafael Jofresa PG 1986–98, 2000–03
7 Spain Josep Maria Margall SF 1972–90
8 Spain Jordi Villacampa SF 1980–97

Current roster[edit]

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

Divina Seguros Joventut roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 2 Sweden Birgander, Simon (LEB) 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 20 – (1997-10-23)23 October 1997
PG 0 Republic of Macedonia Dimitrijević, Nenad 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 19 – (1998-02-23)23 February 1998
F/C 21 Poland Gielo, Tomasz 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 24 – (1993-01-04)4 January 1993
F/C 23 Democratic Republic of the Congo Gudul, Omari 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 23 – (1994-05-18)18 May 1994
C 44 Jamaica Jordan, Jerome 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 31 – (1986-09-29)29 September 1986
F 12 Lithuania Kulvietis, Saulius 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 26 – (1991-02-14)14 February 1991
SG 6 Spain López-Arostegui, Xabier 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 20 – (1997-05-19)19 May 1997
F 13 Spain Nogués, José Ignacio 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 22 – (1995-07-27)27 July 1995
SG 35 United States Richard, Patrick 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 27 – (1990-01-25)25 January 1990
SG 14 Spain Ventura, Albert 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 25 – (1992-04-07)7 April 1992
G/F 9 Spain Vidal, Sergi (C) 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 36 – (1981-04-09)9 April 1981
PG 18 Belarus Wayns, Maalik 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 26 – (1991-05-02)2 May 1991
Head coach
  • Spain Diego Ocampo
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Lluís Riera
  • Spain Pau del Tio

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (LEB) On assignment to LEB Oro affiliate
  • Injured Injured

Updated: October 27, 2017

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 LEB Oro affiliate
C Jerome Jordan Omari Gudul
PF Saulius Kulvietis Tomasz Gielo Simon Birgander
SF Sergi Vidal Xabier López-Arostegui José Ignacio Nogués
SG Patrick Richard Albert Ventura
PG Maalik Wayns Dominik Mavra Nenad Dimitrijević

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

Notable players[edit]

Spain Domestic Players:

(Non-EU Players):

European Union Bosman Players:

For a complete list of current and former players, see the Joventut Badalona players category.

Head coaches[edit]

  • Xavier Estruch: 1939–1941
  • Luis Antoja: 1941–1943
  • Gironés: 1943–1944
  • Xavier Estruch: 1944–1946
  • Vicenç Lleal: 1946–1947
  • José Tomas: 1947–1948
  • José Vila: 1947–1950
  • José Maria Costa: 1950–1951
  • José Grau: 1951–1953
  • Joaquín Broto: 1953–1955
  • J. Jiménez: 1955–1956
  • Joaquín Broto: 1956–1958
  • Rafael Murgadas: 1958–1959
  • José Grau: 1959–1961
  • Joan Canals: 1961–1962
  • Antonio Molina: 1962–1963
  • Albert Gasulla: 1963–1964
  • Antonio Molina: 1963–1964
  • Eduardo Kucharski: 1965–1969
  • Josep Lluís Cortés: 1969–1972
  • Clinton Morris: 1972–1973
  • Josep Lluís Cortés: 1973–1975
  • Eduardo Kucharski: 1975–1976
  • Josep María Meléndez: 1975–1977
  • Antoni Serra: 1977–1979
  • Josep Lluís Cortés: 1979–1980
  • Manel Comas: 1980–1982
  • Joaquín Costa Prat: 1981–1982
  • Jack Schrader: 1982–1983
  • Aíto García Reneses: 1983–1985
  • Miquel Nolis: 1985–1986
  • Alfred Julbe: 1986–1989
  • Herb Brown: 1989–1990
  • Lolo Sainz: 1990–1993
  • Željko Obradović: 1993–1994
  • Pedro Martínez: 1994–1995
  • Miquel Nolis: 1994–1995
  • Zoran Slavnić: 1995–1996
  • Alfred Julbe: 1996–2000
  • Josep Maria Izquierdo: 1999–2001
  • Manel Comas: 2000–2003
  • Aíto García Reneses: 2003–2008
  • Sito Alonso: 2008–2010
  • Pepu Hernández: 2010–2011
  • Salva Maldonado: 2011–2016
  • Diego Ocampo: 2016–present

Logos[edit]

Uniforms[edit]

The Joventut jerseys have always been green with a black stripe across the chest, and the shorts have been traditionally black, with the exception of some years that have been green too. The traditional away jerseys have been white, although in 2008–09 a new silver alternate jersey was introduced.

Traditional uniform of Joventut Badalona.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1930–56 Copa del Rey 3 times champion (47–48, 52–53, 54-55), 3 times runner-up (49–50, 51-52, 53–54)
1956–57 1 1ª División 6th 2–8
1957–58 1 1ª División 2nd 14–1–3 Champion
1958–59 1 1ª División 3rd 17–5 Quarterfinalist
1959–60 1 1ª División 2nd 16–1–5 Semifinalist
1960–61 1 1ª División 4th 14–8 Quarterfinalist
1961–62 1 1ª División 2nd 13–5 Quarterfinalist
1962–63 1 1ª División 3rd 9–7
1963–64 1 1ª División 3rd 13–9
1964–65 1 1ª División 3rd 8–6 Semifinalist
1965–66 1 1ª División 4th 10–8 Runner-up
1966–67 1 1ª División 1st 18–2 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 5–2
1967–68 1 1ª División 3rd 16–4 Runner-up 1 Champions Cup GS 5–2
1968–69 1 1ª División 2nd 15–3–4 Champion
1969–70 1 1ª División 3rd 17–1–4 Runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 4–2
1970–71 1 1ª División 2nd 21–1 Runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 6–2
1971–72 1 1ª División 3rd 17–5 Runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 4–2
1972–73 1 1ª División 2nd 25–2–3 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 5–3
1973–74 1 1ª División 3rd 22–1–5 Runner-up 3 Korać Cup QF 5–1
1974–75 1 1ª División 3rd 16–1–5 Quarterfinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 4–3
1975–76 1 1ª División 3rd 20–12 Champion 3 Korać Cup SF 5–2
1976–77 1 1ª División 3rd 15–1–6 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 7–5
1977–78 1 1ª División 1st 20–2 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup SF 9–1
1978–79 1 1ª División 3rd 16–2–4 Quarterfinalist 1 Champions Cup SF 8–8
1979–80 1 1ª División 3rd 15–7 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 4–4
1980–81 1 1ª División 5th 16–1–9 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup C 7–2
1981–82 1 1ª División 5th 15–11 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 3–3
1982–83 1 1ª División 7th 14–1–11 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 1–5
1983–84 1 Liga ACB 3rd 24–11 Fourth position
1984–85 1 Liga ACB 2nd 26–11 Runner-up
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 3rd 25–8 Runner-up Supercopa C 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 6–2
1986–87 1 Liga ACB 2nd 29–8 Runner-up Supercopa C 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 3–3
Copa Príncipe C
1987–88 1 Liga ACB 4th 21–14 Semifinalist Supercopa RU 2 Cup Winners' Cup RU 8–3
Copa Príncipe SF
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 3rd 26–16 Semifinalist Copa Príncipe C 3 Korać Cup QF 6–2
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 2nd 29–15 Runner-up 3 Korać Cup C 11–1–2
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 1st 40–6 Third position Copa Príncipe C 3 Korać Cup SF 9–3
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 1st 36–14 Third position 1 Euroleague RU 14–4
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 2nd 33–14 Runner-up 1 Euroleague GS 6–6
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 3rd 24–14 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague C 15–5
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 14th 17–21 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague GS 2–14
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 13th 17–21
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 4th 24–17 Champion
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 6th 25–13 Runner-up 2 Eurocup R16 10–4
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 10th 18–16 Quarterfinalist 2 Saporta Cup QF 13–3
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 11th 16–18
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 14th 11–23
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 9th 18–16 Quarterfinalist
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 7th 18–19 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup SF 9–7
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 8th 16–21 Runner-up 2 ULEB Cup QF 8–6
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 7th 21–17 2 ULEB Cup R16 6–1–5
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 4th 28–14 Quarterfinalist 3 FIBA Eurocup C 13–3
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 4th 28–16 Semifinalist Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague T16 8–12
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 3rd 27–12 Champion 2 ULEB Cup C 16–1
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 5th 23–12 Quarterfinalist Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague RS 4–6
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 11th 15–19 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L16 8–4
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 13th 14–20 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 11th 16–18
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 11th 16–18
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 9th 16–18
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 7th 19–17 Semifinalist
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 13th 13–21
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 14th 11–21
2017–18 1 Liga ACB 3 Champions League

Individual awards[edit]

Wheelchair basketball[edit]

Joventut Badalona has also a wheelchair basketball team which currently plays in the División de Honor, the Spanish top league.[3]

In 2011 the team, which was known as Joventut GAM by sponsorship reasons, was dissolved and two years later was re-launched again. In its first season after the re-opening, the team promoted to División de Honor.

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos Copa del Rey
2001–02 1 Div. Honor 6 N/A
2002–03 1 Div. Honor 7 N/A
2003–04 1 Div. Honor 13 N/A
2004–05 2 1ª División 1 N/A
2005–06 1 Div. Honor 9 Quarterfinalist
2006–07 1 Div. Honor 9 N/A
2007–08 1 Div. Honor 11 N/A
2008–09 2 Div. Honor B 1 N/A
2009–10 1 Div. Honor 8 N/A
2010–11 1 Div. Honor 12 N/A
2011–13 Did not enter any competition
2013–14 2 1ª División 1 N/A
2014–15 1 Div. Honor 10 N/A
2015–16 1 Div. Honor 11 N/A

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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