List of defunct Philippine Basketball Association teams

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This is a list of defunct Philippine Basketball Association teams, both regular and guest.

Defunct franchises[edit]

* Denotes team that won a championship
Team Company Principal owner Years active Seasons played Overall win-loss record Win % Championships Acquired by
7-Up (Syjuco group) Seven-Up Bottling Company of the Philippines 1975-1977 2 25–74 .252 0 Filmanbank Airfreight 2100, Inc. Alberto Lina 2011-2014 3 0 NLEX*
Fedex/Air21/Burger King/Barako Bull Energy Linaheim Group of Companies Alberto Lina 2002-2015 14 0 Phoenix Petroleum*
Red Bull/Barako Bull Photokina Marketing Corporation Tony Chua 2000-2011 10 3
Carrier/Quasar/Fiberlite Concepcion Industries, Inc. José N. Concepcion Sr. 1975-1976 2 26–44 .371 0 none
Galleon Shipping/CDCP Galleon Shipping Corporation
Construction and Development Corporation of the Philippines
Rodolfo Cuenca 1980-1981 2 0 none
Crispa P. Floro and Sons, Inc. Pablo B. Floro 1975-1984 10 403–186 .684 13 Shell
Presto/N-Rich/Great Taste/Tivoli CFC Corporation John Gokongwei Jr.
Ignacio Gotao
1975-1992 18 6 Sta. Lucia
Filmanbank Filipinas Manufacturers Bank Ricardo C. Silverio Sr. 1978-1979 2 32–57 .359 0 Galleon Shipping/CDCP
Manhattan/Sunkist/Winston/Country Fair Sanyu Group of Companies 1983-1984 2 15–48 .238 0 none
Beer Hausen/Manila Beer Asia Brewery Lucio Tan 1984-1986 3 0 none
Mariwasa Noritake/Mariwasa Honda/Finance Inc./Galerie Dominique Mariwasa/
Galerie Dominique
Emerson CoSeteng/
Nikki CoSeteng
1975-1983 9 117–217 .350 0 none
Pop Cola/Sarsi/Swift/Sunkist RFM Corporation José Ma. A. Concepcion III 1990-2001 12 4 Coca-Cola/Powerade
Coca-Cola/Powerade Coca-Cola Bottlers Philippines, Inc. 2002-2012 11 2 GlobalPort*
Shell Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation 1985-2005 21 4 Welcoat/Rain or Shine*
Sta. Lucia Sta. Lucia Realty & Development Corporation Exequiel Robles 1993-2011 19 2 Meralco*
Tanduay/Yco-Tanduay (Elizalde group) Elizalde and Company, Inc. Manolo Elizalde 1975-1987 13 3 Purefoods*
Tanduay (Tan group) Tanduay Distillers, Inc. Lucio Tan 1999-2001 3 0 FedEx/Air21/Burger King/Barako Bull Energy
Tefilin Filipinas Synthetic Fiber Corporation Patricio L. Lim 1980-1981 2 32–28 .533 0 none
Toyota Delta Motor Corporation Ricardo C. Silverio Sr. 1975-1983 9 338–178 .655 9 Beer Hausen/Manila Beer
U/Tex Universal Textile Mills, Inc. Patricio L. Lim
Walter Euyang Sr.
1975-1982 8 210–187 .529 2 Manhattan/Sunkist/Winston/Country Fair

*Acquiring team still active


These are the franchise lineage of present PBA teams (present to oldest):

  • Hills Bros./Alaska
  • Blackwater
  • Kia/Mahindra/Columbian
  • Gilbey's Gin/St. George Whisky/Añejo Rhum/Gordon's Gin/Ginebra San Miguel
  • Purefoods/B-Meg/San Mig Coffee/Star/Magnolia Chicken → Tanduay (1987)
  • Meralco → Sta. Lucia → Great Taste/Presto
  • NLEX → → Red Bull/Barako Bull (2000)
  • GlobalPort/NorthPort → Coca-Cola/Powerade → Pop Cola/Diet Sarsi/Swift/Sunkist
  • Rain or Shine → Shell → Crispa
  • Phoenix Pulse → FedEx/Air21/Burger King/Barako Bull Energy → Tanduay (1999)
  • Royal Tru-Orange/Gold Eagle Beer/Magnolia/Petron Blaze/San Miguel Beer
  • Pepsi/7-Up/Mobiline/Talk 'N Text/TNT

These are the franchise lineage of defunct PBA teams (oldest to latest):

  • Carrier/Quasar/Fiberlite
  • 7-Up → Filmanbank → Galleon/CDCP
  • Mariwasa Noritake/Mariwasa Honda/Finance Inc./Galerie Dominique
  • U/Tex → Manhattan/Sunkist/Winston/Country Fair
  • Toyota → Manila Beer/Beer Hausen
  • Tefilin

All records of a franchise ceases after it is acquired by a new company, except for:

  • The Pepsi/7-Up/Mobiline/Talk 'N Text/TNT franchise: Before the start of the 1996 season, Frederick Dael took over as the new president of Pepsi Cola Products Philippines, Inc. (PCPPI). As such, a change in marketing priority took effect and PCPPI was considering to disband its PBA team. To prevent the disbandment, Luis Lorenzo Sr., chairman of PCPPI, intended to sell the franchise to Duty Free Philippines for one peso (P1) to retain its franchise. Should Duty Free disband the PBA franchise, it would be returned to PCPPI.[1] The sale was rejected by the Board of Governors on a special meeting on January 5, 1996, since Duty Free was not majority-owned by Lorenzo.[2] After the All-Filipino Cup, PBA Board of Governors approved the transfer of the franchise from PCPPI to Lapanday Holdings Corporation, a holding company of Lorenzo. This would enable Lorenzo to use a different brand for his PBA team. In May 1996, Pagemark Philippines, Inc., a company under Lapanday Holdings, and Pilipino Telephone Corporation (Piltel) were tasked to find a new name for the team. After negotiations, the team was rechristened as the Mobiline Cellulars.[3] Since Lorenzo still owned the team, the records of the Pepsi team were retained.
  • The Tanduay franchise: Originally owned by Elizalde & Company Inc., Tanduay was one of the founding teams of the league. In 1988, the Elizalde group sold the Tanduay business assets to Lucio Tan and its PBA franchise to Pure Foods Corporation (Purefoods) as an expansion team. When Tanduay rejoined the PBA in 1999, the records of the original Tanduay team (1975-1987) were carried over.

Air21 Express and Barako Bull Energy records[edit]

A unique situation regarding the Air21 Express' team records occurred before the start of the 2011–12 season when the Lina Group of Companies acquired the Red Bull/Barako Bull PBA franchise from Photokina Marketing Corporation (along with the "Barako Bull" brand). This team was renamed as the Clickers. At the same time, the Fedex/Air21/Burger King franchise was renamed "Barako Bull Energy". After the dismal performance of during the Philippine Cup, the Lina Group decided to rename the team as Air21 Express.

After the two franchises switched names in 2012, the team was now considered as a new team. The team records and transaction history of its predecessor, FedEx/Air21/Burger King, were transferred to the new Barako Bull team. The lineage, team records and championships of the Red Bull/Barako Bull team were not carried over to either of the two franchises, except for the transaction history involving trades which were carried over to the team, following several precedents (the franchise acquisitions between Shell-Welcoat, Sta. Lucia-Meralco and Powerade-GlobalPort).

To create a distinction between the two Air21 franchises, the original is abbreviated as "AIR21" and the second one as "AIR21X" in the official PBA annual, Hardcourt. In some instances, the team records of the original Air21 franchise is "shared" with the second Air21 franchise. An example would be during the jersey retirement of Vergel Meneses - although he played for the original Air21 franchise, his jersey was retired by the second Air21 franchise.

Guest teams[edit]

Graphical timeline[edit]

Phoenix Pulse Fuel MastersNLEX Road WarriorsColumbian DyipBlackwater EliteGlobalPort Batang PierAir21 ExpressMeralco BoltsRain or Shine Elasto PaintersPowerade TigersBarako Bull EnergyBarako Bull Energy Boosters (2000–11)Sta. Lucia RealtorsPop Cola PanthersTNT KaTropaStar HotshotsAlaska Aces (PBA)Shell Turbo ChargersManila Beer BrewmastersBarangay Ginebra San MiguelU/Tex WranglersToyota Super CorollasTanduay Rhum MastersSan Miguel BeermenGreat Taste Coffee MakersCrispa Redmanizers

Key: Red = founding franchises; Yellow = 1970s; Blue = 1980s; Orange = 1990s; Green = 2000s; Purple = 2010s

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Asensi, Francis (January 5, 1996). "Mega Bottlers for sale". Sports Weekly Magazine.
  2. ^ Asensi, Francis (January 19, 1996). "Change of heart by the Bottlers". Sports Weekly Magazine.
  3. ^ "Pepsi signs off". Sports Weekly Magazine. May 10, 1996.