Basket Zielona Góra

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Stelmet Zielona Góra
Stelmet Zielona Góra logo
Leagues Polish League
Basketball Champions League
Founded 1946; 71 years ago (1946)
History Basket Zielona Gora
(1946–present)
Arena CRS Hala Zielona Góra
Arena Capacity 6,080
Location Zielona Góra, Poland
Team colors White and Green
         
Head coach Artur Gronek
Ownership Sportowa Grono Joint Stock Company
Championships 4 Polish Championship
2 Polish Cups
1 Polish Supercup
Retired numbers 1 (15)
Website Official Website
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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Basket Zielona Góra, also known as Stelmet Zielona Góra for sponsorship reasons, or Zastal Zielona Góra as its historic name that the fans identify with, is a Polish professional basketball team that is based in Zielona Góra, Poland. The team plays in the Polish League and internationally in the Euroleague. For past club sponsorship names, see the list below.

History[edit]

The club was founded in the year 1946 under the name KS Zieloni, and in the following years the club had several name changes. Some of the names the team had included Stal Zielona Góra, Wagmo Zielona Góra and Lechia Zielona Góra. In the early 1960s the team consistently played in the third tier of Poland as Lechia. In the 1966–67 season, the club promoted to the second tier I Liga for the first time. In 1968 the team adopted the still famous club name Zastal Zielona Góra.

In the 1983–84 season, Zastal promoted to the top tier Polish Basketball League for the first time in club history. The club stayed there for a long time, however they had to leave the league in the 1999–2000 season due to financial problems. These problems caused Zastal to fall back all the way to the III Liga. In June 2001, Sports Joint Stock Company Grono became the owner of the team and a season later the club returned to the second tier I Liga.

In the 2009–10 season, Zastal finished in second place in the I Liga and was promoted back to the PLK. The golden years for the club would begin here. In the 2011–12 season, the team finished in third place in the Polish League. Due to sponsorship reasons, in the summer of 2012, the club changed its name from Zastal Zielona Góra to Stelmet Zielona Góra. In the 2012-13 season, the club won the Polish League championship, and thus qualified to play in the 2013–14 Euroleague season, the highest continental level. The following years the club would consistently compete for the Polish national title while also playing in Europe.

Achievements[edit]

Champions (4): 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
Runner-up (1): 2013–14
Bronze (1): 2011–12
Champions (2): 2015, 2017
Champions (1): 2015

Season by season[edit]

Home game of Zielona Góra in 2014

Through 2013–14 season, Stelmet Zielona Góra had played 18 seasons in the top Polish League (official name: Polska Liga Koszykówki). Altogether, through the 2013-14 season, the club had won 278 league games, and lost 343 league games.[1]

Season Tier League Pos. W–L Polish Cup European competitions
1984–85 1 PLK 9th 9–15
1985–86 1 PLK 7th 14–15
1986–87 1 PLK 8th 11–19
1987–88 1 PLK 5th 14–15
1988–89 1 PLK 8th 12–18
1989–90 1 PLK 5th 17–16
1990–91 1 PLK 7th 15–21
1991–92 1 PLK 8th 14–24
1992–93 1 PLK 4th 21–23
1993–94 1 PLK 8th 15–24
1994–95 1 PLK 10th 9–16
1995–96 1 PLK 11th 7–20
1998–99 1 PLK 14th 12–27
1999–00 1 PLK 16th 6–31
2000–01 2 I Liga 15th
2001–02 3 II Liga 2nd
2002–03 2 I Liga 8th
2003–04 2 I Liga 11th
2004–05 2 I Liga 6th
2005–06 2 I Liga 8th
2006–07 2 I Liga 4th
2007–08 2 I Liga 5th
2008–09 2 I Liga 5th
2009–10 2 I Liga 2nd
2010–11 1 PLK 9th 12–13
2011–12 1 PLK 3rd 26–19 Runners-up
2012–13 1 PLK 1st 30–14 2 Eurocup
T16
2013–14 1 PLK 2nd 34–13 1 Euroleague
RS
2 Eurocup
R32
2014–15 1 PLK 1st 33–10 Champions 2 Eurocup
RS
2015–16 1 PLK 1st 38–4 Runners-up 1 Euroleague
RS
2 Eurocup
QF
2016–17 1 PLK 1st 33–13 Champions 3 Champions League
RS
4 FIBA Europe Cup
R16

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Zielona Góra retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
15 Puerto Rico Walter Hodge PG 2010–2013

Current roster[edit]

Stelmet Zielona Góra roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 0 United States Florence, James 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 29 – (1988-05-31)31 May 1988
PF 4 United States Moore, Armani 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 23 – (1994-03-25)25 March 1994
PG 7 Poland Zywert, Kamil 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 21 – (1996-02-24)24 February 1996
G 8 Poland Matczak, Filip 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 23 – (1993-09-18)18 September 1993
PF 12 Poland Mokros, Jarosław 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 27 – (1990-01-21)21 January 1990
SG 17 Poland Der, Jakub 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 21 – (1996-08-10)10 August 1996
C 18 Montenegro Dragićević, Vladimir 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 31 – (1986-05-30)30 May 1986
G/F 22 Poland Kelati, Thomas 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 34 – (1982-09-27)27 September 1982
G/F 33 Poland Gruszecki, Karol 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 27 – (1989-11-04)4 November 1989
C 34 Poland Hrycaniuk, Adam 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 33 – (1984-05-14)14 May 1984
G/F 35 Poland Zamojski, Przemyslaw 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 30 – (1986-12-14)14 December 1986
PF 42 Montenegro Djurisić, Nemanja 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 25 – (1992-02-23)23 February 1992
PG 55 Poland Koszarek, Lukasz 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 33 – (1984-01-12)12 January 1984
Head coach
  • Poland Artur Gronek
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Poland Jure Drakslar

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Development player
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 4 October, 2015

Notable players[edit]

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

Sponsorship names[edit]

  • Wagmo Zielona Góra: (1946–1949)
  • Stal Zielona Góra: (1950–1954)
  • Zastal Zielona Góra: (1955–1956)
  • Lechia Zielona Góra: (1957–1968)
  • Zastal Zielona Góra: (1969–1992)
  • Zastal-Fortum Zielona Góra: (1992–1995)
  • Zastal Zielona Góra: (1995–1998)
  • Zastal-Dallas Zielona Góra: (1998–1999)
  • Zastal-Karl Eppe Zielona Góra: (1999–2000)
  • Intermarche-Zastal Zielona Góra: (2000–2005)
  • Zastal Zielona Góra: (2005–2007)
  • Wiecko-Zastal Zielona Góra: (2007–2008)
  • Zastal Zielona Góra: (2008–2012)
  • Stelmet Zielona Góra: (2012–Present)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zastal Zielona Góra Statystyki drużyny w poszczególnych sezonach:" (in Polish). plkhistory.ugu.pl. Retrieved 17 July 2014. 

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