Real Betis Baloncesto

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Coosur Real Betis
Coosur Real Betis logo
NicknameBéticos
Los Verdiblancos
LeaguesLiga ACB
Founded1987; 32 years ago (1987)
HistoryCDB Sevilla
(1987–2018)
Real Betis Baloncesto
(2018–present)
ArenaSan Pablo
Capacity7,626
LocationSeville, Spain
Team colorsGreen, White
         
PresidentFernando Moral
Head coachCurro Segura
OwnershipReal Betis
Websiterealbetisbaloncesto.com

Real Betis Baloncesto S.A.D.,[1] also known as Coosur Real Betis for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball team based in Seville, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. It plays its home games at San Pablo.

History[edit]

Club Deportivo de Baloncesto Sevilla was founded in 1987 when the team bought the seat of Dribling de Madrid in the second division, in that time called Primera División B. In 1989, the team promoted to Liga ACB for the first time ever.

In 1996 and 1999 the club finished the league as runner-up being defeated both times in the finals 0–3 by FC Barcelona.

In 2011, Sevilla lost the 2010–11 Eurocup final, played in Treviso, Italy, against Unics Kazan.

On 21 July 2016, Baloncesto Sevilla and Real Betis agreed a collaboration agreement for helping the football squad to solve the financial problems of the basketball team. The team would be called Real Betis Energía Plus as a result of the agreement and a new sponsor.[2] On 31 December 2016, Real Betis agreed the buy of the 99.99% of the shares of the club[3] and implemented it on 12 January 2017.[4]

In 2017 the club relegated from Liga ACB for the first time in its history, but remained in the league in application of the precautionary measures issued by the judicial demand of the Andalusian club after the change of the requirements to join the ACB during the pre-season.[5] However, the club was relegated again in the next season after a very poor performance with only seven wins in 34 matches, finishing in the last position of the league table.

On September 6, 2018, the club unanimously approved to take the necessary steps to obtain the pertinent authorization from the Spanish royal house to change its name to Real Betis Baloncesto S.A.D.[6] This change was finally approved on 15 December 2018.[7]

During the 2018–19 season, their first ever in LEB Oro, Real Betis beat the record of biggest winning streak with 17, thus meaning they beat all their league opponents consecutively.[8] The club quickly came back to the top tier after winning the championship with four rounds left.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

From 1987 to 2014, the club was sponsored by Caja San Fernando, renamed in 2007 as Cajasol and merged in Banca Cívica years later.

  • Caja San Fernando (1987–2007)
  • Cajasol (2007–10)
  • Cajasol Banca Cívica (2010–2011)
  • Banca Cívica (2011–2012)
  • Cajasol (2012–2014)
  • Baloncesto Sevilla (2014–2016)
  • Real Betis Energía Plus (2016–2019)
  • Coosur Real Betis (2019–present)[9]

Logos[edit]

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Real Betis Baloncesto retired numbers
No. Player Position Tenure
9 Spain Raúl Pérez F 1989–1997, 2002–2006

Current roster[edit]

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

Coosur Real Betis roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SF 10 Spain Almazán, Pablo (C) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 30 – (1989-01-15)15 January 1989
SG 6 Sweden Borg, Tobias 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 25 – (1993-11-02)2 November 1993
SF 1 United States Conger, Demitrius 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 29 – (1990-05-29)29 May 1990
PF 0 Nigeria Enechionyia, Obi 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 24 – (1995-09-19)19 September 1995
C 15 Nigeria Izundu, Ebuka 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 23 – (1996-06-28)28 June 1996
PF 3 Latvia Mālmanis, Rinalds 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 23 – (1996-04-12)12 April 1996
PF 11 Spain Martín, Nacho 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 36 – (1983-04-22)22 April 1983
C 7 Senegal Niang, Mamadou 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 25 – (1994-01-01)1 January 1994
PG 4 Spain Oliver, Albert 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 41 – (1978-06-04)4 June 1978
SF 2 United States Rivers, K. C. 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 32 – (1987-03-01)1 March 1987
PG 25 Turkey Sipahi, Kenan 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 24 – (1995-05-26)26 May 1995
SG 8 Poland Slaughter, A. J. 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 32 – (1987-08-03)3 August 1987
C 32 North Macedonia Whittington, Shayne 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 28 – (1991-03-27)27 March 1991
Head coach
  • Spain Curro Segura

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 20, 2019

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Shayne Whittington Mamadou Niang Ebuka Izundu
PF Nacho Martín Obi Enechionyia Rinalds Mālmanis
SF K. C. Rivers Demitrius Conger Pablo Almazán
SG A. J. Slaughter Tobias Borg
PG Kenan Sipahi Albert Oliver

Colours: Blue = homegrown player; Red = non–FIBA Europe player

Head coaches[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1987–88 2 1ª División B 10th 20–21
1988–89 2 1ª División B 2nd 22–14
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 12th 17–23 Round of 16
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 12th 18–22 Third round
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 19th 17–21 First round
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 5th 22–14 Quarterfinalist
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 6th 17–17 Third round 3 Korać Cup GS 4–6
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 10th 19–19 Second round 3 Korać Cup GS 6–4
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 2nd 27–21 Quarterfinalist
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 9th 19–15 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague R16 7–11
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 13th 13–21
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 2nd 31–15 Runner-up
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 5th 23–15 Semifinalist 1 Euroleague GS 6–10
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 12th 13–21 2 Saporta Cup R16 5–7
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 12th 14–20 Quarterfinalist
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 12th 16–18
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 12th 15–19 Semifinalist
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 10th 14–20
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 11th 14–20
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 13th 14–20 Quarterfinalist
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 10th 14–20
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 14th 10–22 2 Eurocup QR2 0–2
3 EuroChallenge L16 5–7
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 6th 20–17 Quarterfinalist
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 11th 16–18 2 Eurocup RU 10–6
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 7th 18–18 Semifinalist
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 15th 12–22 2 Eurocup L16 4–8
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 7th 19–18
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 15th 12–22 2 Eurocup L32 7–9
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 11th 14–20
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 16th[a] 9–23
2017–18 1 Liga ACB 18th 7–27
2018–19 2 LEB Oro 1st 30–4 Copa Princesa C
  1. ^ Could remain in ACB due to a precautionary statement to their judicial demand.

Records and awards[edit]

Records[edit]

  • 29 seasons in ACB
  • 3 seasons in the second tier:
    • 2 in Primera División B
    • 1 in LEB Oro

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

ACB Most Valuable Player

ACB Three Point Shootout Champion

  • Raúl Pérez – 2003

ACB Slam Dunk Champion

EuroCup Rising Star Award

All-EuroCup First Team

All-EuroCup Second Team

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Relación de SAD | CSD - Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  2. ^ "El Real Betis Balompié y Energía Plus se alían para garantizar el futuro del Baloncesto Sevilla" (in Spanish). Baloncesto Sevilla. 21 July 2016. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Aprobada la opción de compra del 99,99% de capital social del Club Baloncesto Sevilla" (in Spanish). Real Betis. 31 December 2016.
  4. ^ "El Real Betis Balompié hace efectiva la opción de compra del 99.99% del capital social del Club Baloncesto Sevilla" (in Spanish). Real Betis. 12 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Comunicado oficial de la Asamblea General ACB" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 11 August 2017. Retrieved 17 August 2017.
  6. ^ "El Betis Baloncesto, pendiente de la Casa Real". Diario de Sevilla (in Spanish). 6 September 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018.
  7. ^ "OFICIAL | Aprobado en Junta General el cambio de denominación social del Club, que pasa a llamarse Real Betis Baloncesto S.A.D." (in Spanish). Real Betis Baloncesto. 15 December 2018. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  8. ^ "El Betis encadena 17 triunfos y bate el récord histórico de la Liga LEB" (in Spanish). La Vanguardia. 27 January 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  9. ^ "Coosur, nuevo patrocinador principal del Real Betis Baloncesto". realbetisbalompie (in Spanish). 4 July 2019. Retrieved 4 July 2019.

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