Joventut Badalona

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Divina Seguros Joventut
Divina Seguros Joventut logo
Leagues Spanish Championship
Founded 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 Jordi Villacampa
Head coach Diego Ocampo
Championships 1 European Championship
1 Eurocup
1 EuroChallenge
2 Korać Cup
4 Spanish Championships
8 Spanish Cups
2 Spanish Supercups
11 Catalan basketball league
Retired numbers 5 Rafael Jofresa
7 Josep Maria Margall
8 Jordi Villacampa
Website penya.cat
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

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 March 30, 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 colors.

Between the 1950s and 1970s the club had a great rivalry with Real Madrid and with the other neighboring 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 basketball. In 2006, Badalona won the Eurocup championship, and in 2008, the club won the Eurocup championship after defeating Akasvayu Girona with 54:79.[1] Joventut also won 2 Korać Cup championships in the years 1981 and 1990.

Home arenas[edit]

  • Pavelló de la Plana (1962–72), before 1962 the team played in not domed stadiums.
  • Pavelló d'Ausiàs March (1972–91), also known as Pavelló Club Joventut (5000 seats).[2]
  • Palau Olímpic (1991–present)

Honours[edit]

Total titles: 30

Domestic competitions[edit]

Spanish League

Spanish Cup

  • Winners (8): 1947–48, 1952–53, 1954–55, 1957–58, 1968–69, 1975–76, 1997, 2008

Spanish Supercup

  • Winners (2): 1986, 1987

European competitions[edit]

Euroleague

FIBA Saporta Cup

FIBA Korać Cup

Eurocup

FIBA EuroChallenge

Worldwide competitions[edit]

McDonald's Championship

  • Runners-up (1): 1991

Regional competitions[edit]

Liga Catalana de Bàsquet

  • Winners (11): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2008

Catalan basketball championship

  • Winners (5): 1949, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

The three retired jerseys at Palau Olímpic.

Roster[edit]

Divina Seguros Joventut roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G/F 16 Spain Abalde, Alberto 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 20 – (1995-12-15)15 December 1995
SF 11 Serbia Bogdanović, Luka 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 31 – (1985-02-11)11 February 1985
G/F 21 Poland Gielo, Tomasz 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 23 – (1993-01-04)4 January 1993
C 44 Jamaica Jordan, Jerome 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 30 – (1986-09-29)29 September 1986
G/F 24 Slovenia Lapornik, Luka 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 28 – (1988-10-24)24 October 1988
C 10 Spain Miralles, Albert 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 112 kg (247 lb) 34 – (1982-05-14)14 May 1982
F 13 Spain Nogués, José Ignacio 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 21 – (1995-07-27)27 July 1995
PG 3 Spain Sàbat, Albert 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 69 kg (152 lb) 31 – (1985-08-23)23 August 1985
C 41 United States Stutz, Garrett 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 26 – (1990-02-10)10 February 1990
PG 12 Lithuania Vasiliauskas, Šarūnas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 27 – (1989-03-27)27 March 1989
SG 14 Spain Ventura, Albert 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 24 – (1992-04-07)7 April 1992
G/F 6 Spain Vidal, Sergi 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 35 – (1981-04-09)9 April 1981
C 22 Netherlands Bieshaar, Terrence 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 19 – (1997-07-28)28 July 1997
Head coach
  • Spain Diego Ocampo
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Lluís Riera
  • Spain José Ángel Samaniego

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: October 31, 2016

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. Postseason RS PO 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 6 2–8
1957–58 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 14–1–3 Champion
1958–59 1 1ª División 3 17–5 Quarterfinalist
1959–60 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 16–1–5 Semifinalist
1960–61 1 1ª División 4 14–8 Quarterfinalist
1961–62 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 13–5 Quarterfinalist
1962–63 1 1ª División 3 Final stage 6–4 3–3
1963–64 1 1ª División 3 Final stage 7–5 6–4
1964–65 1 1ª División 3 8–6 Semifinalist
1965–66 1 1ª División 4 10–8 Runner-up
1966–67 1 1ª División 1 Champion 18–2 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 5–2
1967–68 1 1ª División 3 16–4 Runner-up 1 Champions Cup GS 5–2
1968–69 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 15–3–4 Champion
1969–70 1 1ª División 3 17–1–4 Runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 4–2
1970–71 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 21–1 Runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 6–2
1971–72 1 1ª División 3 17–5 Runner-up 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 4–2
1972–73 1 1ª División 2 Runner-up 25–2–3 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 5–3
1973–74 1 1ª División 3 22–1–5 Runner-up 3 Korać Cup QF 5–1
1974–75 1 1ª División 3 16–1–5 Quarterfinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 4–3
1975–76 1 1ª División 3 Final stage 15–7 5–5 Champion 3 Korać Cup SF 5–2
1976–77 1 1ª División 3 15–1–6 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 7–5
1977–78 1 1ª División 1 Champion 20–2 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup SF 9–1
1978–79 1 1ª División 3 16–2–4 Quarterfinalist 1 Champions Cup SF 8–8
1979–80 1 1ª División 3 15–7 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 4–4
1980–81 1 1ª División 5 16–1–9 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup C 7–2
1981–82 1 1ª División 5 15–11 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 3–3
1982–83 1 1ª División 7 14–1–11 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 1–5
1983–84 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 20–8 4–3 Fourth position
1984–85 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 21–7 5–4 Runner-up
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 22–6 3–2 Runner-up Supercopa C 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 6–2
1986–87 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 23–5 6–3 Runner-up Supercopa C 2 Cup Winners' Cup QF 3–3
Copa Príncipe C
1987–88 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 17–11 4–3 Semifinalist Supercopa RU 2 Cup Winners' Cup RU 8–3
Copa Príncipe SF
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 23–13 3–3 Semifinalist Copa Príncipe C 3 Korać Cup QF 6–2
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 24–12 5–3 Runner-up 3 Korać Cup C 11–1–2
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 1 Champion 30–4 10–2 Third position Copa Príncipe C 3 Korać Cup SF 9–3
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 1 Champion 26–8 10–6 Third position 1 Euroleague RU 14–4
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 24–7 9–7 Runner-up 1 Euroleague GS 6–6
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 18–10 6–4 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague C 15–5
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 14 17–21 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague GS 2–14
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 13 17–21
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 21–13 3–4 Champion
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 24–10 1–3 Runner-up 2 Eurocup R16 10–4
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 10 18–16 Quarterfinalist 2 Saporta Cup QF 13–3
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 11 16–18
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 14 11–23
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 9 18–16 Quarterfinalist
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 18–16 0–3 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup SF 9–7
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 8 Quarterfinalist 16–18 0–3 Runner-up 2 ULEB Cup QF 8–6
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 20–14 1–3 2 ULEB Cup R16 6–1–5
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 23–11 5–3 Quarterfinalist 3 FIBA Eurocup C 13–3
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 23–11 5–5 Semifinalist Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague T16 8–12
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 25–9 2–3 Champion 2 ULEB Cup C 16–1
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 22–10 1–2 Quarterfinalist Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague RS 4–6
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 11 15–19 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L16 8–4
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 13 14–20 Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 11 16–18
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 11 16–18
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 9 16–18
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 19–15 0–2 Semifinalist
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 13 13–21

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]

External links[edit]