|Founded||27 September 1986|
|Arena||Fuente de San Luis|
|Team colors||Orange, Black, White
|President||Vicent J. Solá|
|Head coach||Pedro Martínez|
|Team captain||Rafa Martínez|
1 Spanish Cup
|Retired numbers||2 (11, 15)|
Valencia Basket Club S.A.D., commonly known as Valencia Basket (pronounced: [baˈlenθja basˈket]), is a professional basketball team that is based in Valencia, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the EuroCup, with home games played at the Fuente de San Luis.
On 4 May 1988, while in its second season in the Primera División B, which was the second tier league of Spanish basketball at that time, the team won its first promotion to the Spanish top-tier level ACB, where the team remained until the 1994–95 season. In 1995, Valencia was relegated to the Spanish 2nd-tier level EBA League, after falling in the league's relegation playoff against Somontano Huesca. In the next season, after being the runner-up in Liga EBA, in a non-promoting season, Valencia BC bought Amway Zaragoza's ACB place to join the top league, where is has remained until nowadays.
On 2 February 1998, Pamesa Valencia won its first Spanish national title, after beating Pinturas Bruguer Badalona, by a score of 89–75, in the final of the 1998 Copa del Rey, which was played in Valladolid. One year later, on 13 April 1999, the club played in the final of the 1998–99 FIBA Saporta Cup, but was defeated by Benetton Treviso, 64–60, in the final played in Zaragoza. The years later, the club repeated the same success, but Montepaschi Siena won the final of the 2001–02 FIBA Saporta Cup, by a score of 81–71, in Lyon, France.
Continuing the club's best years, the 2001–02 ACB season was historic for the club, as it reached the Spanish ACB League finals, where they could not win any game in their series against FC Barcelona. Before this first success in reaching the finals of the Spanish league's playoffs, Pamesa Valencia won its first European-wide title, by defeating Krka Novo Mesto in the 2002–03 ULEB Cup, which would then also allow the club to make its debut in the European top-tier level EuroLeague.
In its first EuroLeague participation, Pamesa Valencia qualified for the Top 16, but was eliminated there, after not contesting its game at Nokia Arena against Maccabi Elite, adducing security issues in Israel.
On 18 April 2010, Power Electronics Valencia won its second European title, by beating Alba Berlin, 67–44, in the 2010 Eurocup Finals, which was played in Vitoria-Gasteiz. This allowed the club to come back to the top level EuroLeague, seven years after its first participation in the tournament. This time, Valencia reached the EuroLeague quarterfinals, where it was eliminated by Real Madrid, who won the playoff series by a 3–2 margin.
Valencia Basket has had several sponsorship names over the years:
- Valencia-Hoja del Lunes: 1986–1987
- Pamesa Valencia: 1987–2009
- Power Electronics Valencia: 2009–2011
|Valencia Basket retired numbers|
Valencia Basket roster
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||Bojan Dubljević||Mike Tobey||Viacheslav Kravtsov|
|PF||Will Thomas||Luke Sikma||Pierre Oriola|
|SF||Fernando San Emeterio||Romain Sato|
|SG||Joan Sastre||Rafa Martínez|
|PG||Sam Van Rossom||Guillem Vives||Antoine Diot|
Season by season
|Season||Tier||Division||Pos.||Postseason||W–L||Copa del Rey||Other cups||European competitions|
|1986–87||2||1ª División B||19||–||14–20||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1987–88||2||1ª División B||8||Promoted||24–19||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|1988–89||1||Liga ACB||16||–||12–27||First round||–||–||–||–||–|
|1989–90||1||Liga ACB||10||–||27–12||Round of 16||–||–||–||–||–|
|1990–91||1||Liga ACB||9||Round of 16||18–22||Second round||–||–||–||–||–|
|1991–92||1||Liga ACB||9||Round of 16||21–19||Second round||–||–||–||–||–|
|1992–93||1||Liga ACB||10||Round of 16||19–15||Second round||–||–||–||–||–|
|1993–94||1||Liga ACB||12||Round of 16||15–17||First round||–||–||–||–||–|
|1994–95||1||Liga ACB||19||Relegated||16–26||First round||–||–||–||–||–|
|1998–99||1||Liga ACB||6||Quarterfinalist||20–19||Quarterfinalist||–||–||2 Saporta Cup||RU||17–2|
|1999–00||1||Liga ACB||6||Quarterfinalist||20–17||Runner-up||–||–||2 Saporta Cup||QF||13–3|
|2000–01||1||Liga ACB||5||Quarterfinalist||23–15||Semifinalist||–||–||2 Saporta Cup||SF||11–5|
|2001–02||1||Liga ACB||6||Quarterfinalist||22–16||Quarterfinalist||–||–||2 Saporta Cup||RU||13–4|
|2002–03||1||Liga ACB||2||Runner-up||32–13||Semifinalist||–||–||2 ULEB Cup||C||14–4|
|2003–04||1||Liga ACB||5||Quarterfinalist||24–14||Quarterfinalist||–||–||1 Euroleague||T16||13–7|
|2004–05||1||Liga ACB||9||–||18–16||Semifinalist||–||–||2 ULEB Cup||SF||11–1–4|
|2007–08||1||Liga ACB||5||Quarterfinalist||23–14||Quarterfinalist||–||–||2 ULEB Cup||QF||10–5|
|2008–09||1||Liga ACB||7||Quarterfinalist||16–18||Quarterfinalist||–||–||2 Eurocup||QF||10–3|
|2009–10||1||Liga ACB||5||Quarterfinalist||23–13||Semifinalist||–||–||2 Eurocup||C||14–2|
|2010–11||1||Liga ACB||5||Quarterfinalist||24–12||Semifinalist||Supercopa||RU||1 Euroleague||QF||10–11|
|2011–12||1||Liga ACB||4||Semifinalist||23–18||–||–||–||2 Eurocup||RU||12–4|
|2012–13||1||Liga ACB||6||Quarterfinalist||23–14||Runner-up||Supercopa||SF||2 Eurocup||SF||11–5|
|2013–14||1||Liga ACB||3||Semifinalist||34–8||Semifinalist||–||–||2 Eurocup||C||15–9|
|2014–15||1||Liga ACB||4||Semifinalist||23–18||Quarterfinalist||Supercopa||SF||1 Euroleague||RS||3–7|
|2015–16||1||Liga ACB||3||Semifinalist||31–9||Quarterfinalist||–||–||2 Eurocup||L32||13–3|
|2016–17||1||Liga ACB||Runner-up||–||–||2 EuroCup||RU||18–5|
Trophies and awards
- Runners-up (1): 2003
- Copa del Rey: (1)
- Runners-up (2): 1999, 2002
- EuroCup Basketball: (3)
- Justin Doellman – 2014
- Nacho Rodilla – 1998
- Justin Doellman – 2014
- Romain Sato – 2014
- Pau Ribas – 2015
- Justin Hamilton – 2016
- Bojan Dubljević – 2017
- Víctor Claver – 2007
- Pedro Martínez – 2017
- Duško Savanović – 2011
- Nando De Colo – 2010
- Matt Nielsen – 2010
- Nik Caner-Medley – 2012
- Justin Doellman – 2013, 2014
- Bojan Dubljević – 2017
- To appear in this section a player must have either:
- Played at least one season for the club.
- Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
- Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
- To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.
Since 2014, Valencia BC has also a women's team. It was created after integrating the youth system of Ros Casares Valencia, former EuroLeague Women champion club which dissolved its senior squad in 2012.
In its first season, Valencia BC plays in Primera División, the third tier of Spanish women's basketball.
Season by season
|2014–15||3||1ª División||2||Promotion playoffs|
|2016–17||2||Liga Femenina 2||10|
- "Relación de SAD — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
- "Valencia Basket cumple 30 años" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- 23 years from the promotion of Valencia Basket ACB.com May 4, 2011
- "El Pamesa no viaja a Tel Aviv y perderá (20-0) el partido" (in Spanish). El País. 25 March 2004. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- "Power Electronic Valencia Champ!". Eurocup Basketball. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2016.
- MUNICIPAL COURT FUENTE DE SAN LUIS CAPACITY: 8.500 spectators
- Bought the ACB berth to Amway Zaragoza.
- Ros Casares se integra en la Escuela del Valencia Basket; Superdeporte, 18 May 2014 (Spanish)
- Valencia Basket Femenino, un club de cantera; enCancha, 11 October 2014 (Spanish)