Liga Uruguaya de Basketball

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Liga Uruguaya de Basketball
Sport Basketball
Founded 2003; 14 years ago (2003)
No. of teams 14
Country  Uruguay
Most recent
champion(s)
Azzurro.png Malvín
Level on pyramid 1 out of 3
Relegation to Torneo Metropolitano
International cup(s) Liga de las Américas
Official website www.fubb.org.uy/

The Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol (also known as LUB) is the most important basketball league in Uruguay. It is organized by the Uruguayan Basketball Federation. The Uruguayan Basketball League began to compete in 2003. Before that date, the basketball championships were only metropolitan and no competitions brought together all the clubs in the country. Until the Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol was created, the capital clubs participated in the Uruguayan Federal Tournament, while the clubs of the rest of the country competed in regional tournaments. The Uruguayan Federal Tournament was founded in 1915, making it amongst the oldest on the continent.

The first tournament had a dramatic end with a double in the last second that brought the Uruguayan Title to Defensor Sporting, repeated in the 2009-10 season. Other champions were Salto Uruguay in 2004, Trouville in 2005-06, Malvín in 2006-07 and 2010–11, Biguá in 2007-08 and 2008–09, Hebraica Macabi in 2011-12 and Aguada in 2012-13. There are only two teams that participated in all seasons; they are: Defensor Sporting and Trouville.

Format[edit]

Trophies of the Uruguayan Basketball League

The LUB 2012-13 will be played in three stages: Torneo Clasificatorio (Qualifying Tournament), Súper Liga (Super League) and play-off.

  • In the Qualifying Tournament, teams will play in three separate leagues (Capital, Coast and South) according to their origin. In the Capital League the clubs will play each other twice, home and away, and the first eight of the table will play the Super League, while the last three will be relegated to the Second Division, to participate in the 2013 Metropolitano tournament. Elsewhere both the Coastal League and South Central League play their separate tournaments where the first two qualify for the Super League.
  • The Super League will be contested by eight teams from the Capital League, two from the South League and two from the Coast League. They will play divided into two groups of six teams each group, two legs home and away. Group A will comprise: 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th of Capital League, 1st of South League and 2nd of Coast League. While Group B, will consist of 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th of Capital League, 2nd of South League and 1st of Coast League. The four best placed teams from each group will qualify for the play-offs, using a system of a double table. The first table will consider only the points earned in the second phase of the Super League and the top four will advance to the play-offs. The remaining positions will be filled by clubs in Montevideo with the best score after adding half of the total in the Qualifying Tournament and the total obtained in the Super League. This system was established because teams outside the capital will only have to play a maximum of ten games to reach the Super League, while those in Montevideo will have played about thirty games.
  • Finally, teams will compete in the play-offs, games being the best of five. The first stage is the quarterfinals. The qualifiers will play: A) 1st A vs. 4th B, B) 2nd A vs. 3rd B, C) 1st B vs. 4th A and D) 2nd B vs. 3rd A. The semifinal pairings will be: A) Winner vs. D) Winner and B) Winner vs. C) Winner. The winners of these matches will play the final, determining the winner as champion of LUB 2013-14.

Participating teams[edit]

Defensor Sporting and Trouville are the teams with the most participation, having competed in every championship of LUB. The teams compete for the Uruguayan Basketball League divided into zones (Capital Zone, South Zone and North Coast Zone) looking to qualify for the Super League to be crowned Uruguayan Champions.

2013-14 Season[edit]

Notes: All statistics are only for the Uruguayan Basketball League (Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol) organized by the Uruguayan Basketball Federation (Federación Uruguaya de Basketball), federal tournaments are not included. The "stadium" column reflects the stadium where the team more times local officiates in their matches, but does not indicate that the equipment in question is owner.

Capital Zone[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity Foundation Seasons Consecutive Seasons Championships 2012-13 season
600px Verde e Rosso.png Aguada Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Estadio Aguatero 28 February 1922 8 - 1 Champion
600px Celeste e Bianco (Strisce).png Atenas Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Estadio Antonio María Borderes 1.565 11 August 1918 - - 0 Promotion
Blu e Rosso.png Biguá Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Villa Biarritz 1,200 14 April 1931 8 - 2 Quarterfinals
600px Bianco e Marrone.png Bohemios Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Estadio Alberto Casal 2,300 1 May 1932 5 - 0 Semifinal
Defensor Sporting Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Estadio Alberto Casal (Bohemios) 2,300 14 September 1910 9 9 2 Vicechampion
Rosso e Blu2.png Goes Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Estadio Plaza de las Misiones 4,420 10 April 1934 - - 0 Promotion
600px Giallo e Blu.svg Hebraica Macabi Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Estadio Antonio María Borderes (Atenas) 1,565 25 May 1939 5 - 1 Quarterfinals
Blu.png Malvín Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Gimnasio Juan Fco. Canil 1,500 28 January 1938 8 - 2 Semifinal
Rosso3.png Montevideo Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Gimnasio Hector Novick 2 December 1933 3 - 0 Octavos
Bandera del Club Nacional de Football.svg Nacional Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Gimnasio Óscar Magurno (Welcome) 1,500 14 May 1899 2 2 0 Qualifying
Flag-Olimpia FC.svg Olimpia Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Estadio Albérico J. Passadore 1,200 17 September 1918 8 - 0 Octavos
Rosso e Azzurro2.png Sayago Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Gimnasio Roberto Moro 15 November 1923 7 - 0 Octavos
600px Grigio e Blu.png Tabaré Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo 9 July 1931 6 - 0 Qualifying
Rosso2.png Trouville Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo Gimnasio Club Trouville 1,500 11 April 1922 9 9 1 Quarterfinals
600px Blu Rosso (Strisce Orizzontali).png Unión Atlética Montevideo Department Coat of Arms.svg Montevideo 29 July 1921 8 - 0 Quarterfinals

Litoral Zone[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity Foundation Seasons Consecutive Seasons Championships 2012-13 season
Flag of None.svg Anastasia Rio Negro Department Coa.png Fray Bentos Estadio Socios Fundadores 1959 - - 0 -
Flag of None.svg Juventus Salto Department Coa.png Salto - - 0 -
Flag of None.svg Paysandú Wanderers Paysandu Department Coa.png Paysandú Estadio 8 de Junio 1921 - - 0 -
Flag of None.svg Allavena Paysandu Department Coa.png Paysandú Estadio 8 de Junio 1943 - - 0 -
Flag of None.svg Pelotaris Paysandu Department Coa.png Paysandú 1914 - - 0 -
Flag of None.svg Universitario Salto Department Coa.png Salto 1930 - - 0 -

South Zone[edit]

Team City Stadium Capacity Foundation Seasons Consecutive Seasons Championships 2012-13 season
Flag of None.svg Flores BBC Flores Department Coa.png Trinidad 2011 - - 0 -
Flag of None.svg Lagomar Escudo de Canelones.svg Lagomar 1956 - - 0 -
Flag of None.svg Lavalleja Lavalleja Department Coa.png Lavalleja 2011 - - 0 -
Flag of None.svg Maldonado Maldonado Department Coa.png Maldonado 2007 - - 0 -
Azzurro4.png Plaza NH Escudo del Departamento de Colonia.svg Nueva Helvecia 1934 - - 0 -
Flag of None.svg Remeros Soriano Department Coa.png Mercedes - - 0 -

Champions[edit]

The Uruguayan Basketball League began to compete in 2003. Before that date, the basketball championships were only federal, and no competition brought together all the clubs in the country.

Champions by season[edit]

Season Champion Result Runner-up MVP of the season Champion Coach
2003 Defensor Sporting 3-2 Flag of None.svg Paysandú BBC D. Castrillón (Defensor Sporting)  URU Gerardo Jauri
2004-05 600px Celeste e Bianco (Strisce).png Salto Uruguay 3-1 Flag of None.svg Paysandú BBC L. Silveira (Salto Uruguay)  URU Javier Espíndola
2005-06 Rosso2.png Trouville 3-0 600px Verde e Rosso.png Aguada M. Bouzout (Trouville)  URU Alejandro González
2006-07 Blu.png Malvín 3-1 Blu e Rosso.png Biguá Fernando Martínez (Malvín)  URU Pablo López
2007-08 Blu e Rosso.png Biguá 3-0 600px Giallo e Blu.svg Hebraica Macabi Leandro García Morales (Biguá)  URU Marcelo Signorelli
2008-09 Blu e Rosso.png Biguá 3-0 Defensor Sporting Leandro García Morales (Biguá)  ARG Néstor García
2009-10 Defensor Sporting 3-0 Blu.png Malvín Gustavo Barrera (Unión Atlética)  URU Gerardo Jauri
2010-11 Blu.png Malvín 3-1 Blu e Rosso.png Biguá Reque Newsome (Malvín)  URU Pablo López
2011-12 600px Giallo e Blu.svg Hebraica Macabi 3-2 Blu.png Malvín Mauricio Aguiar (Hebraica y Macabi)  URU Marcelo Signorelli
2012-13 600px Verde e Rosso.png Aguada 4-3 Defensor Sporting Leandro García Morales (Aguada)  URU Javier Espíndola

Total LUB titles by club[edit]

Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol
Team Championships Runners
Blu e Rosso.png Biguá 2 2
Defensor Sporting 2 2
Blu.png Malvín 2 2
600px Giallo e Blu.svg Hebraica Macabi 1 1
600px Verde e Rosso.png Aguada 1 1
600px Celeste e Bianco (Strisce).png Salto Uruguay 1 0
Rosso2.png Trouville 1 0
Flag of None.svg Paysandú BBC 0 2

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