Valencia BC

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Valencia Basket
2015–16 Valencia BC season
Valencia Basket logo
Nickname Taronjas (Oranges)
Leagues Liga ACB
Eurocup
Founded 1986
History Valencia Basket Club
(1986–Present)
Arena Pabellón Fuente San Luis
Arena Capacity 9,000
Location Valencia, Spain
Team colors Orange, Black, White
              
President Pablo Marín
Head coach Pedro Martínez
Team captain Rafa Martínez
Championships 3 Eurocup
1 Spanish Cup
Retired numbers 2 (11, 15)
Website valenciabasket.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Valencia Basket Club, S.A.D. is a professional basketball team based in Valencia, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the Eurocup. Having its origins in a basketball section of Valencia CF, the team was established in 1986, and gained popularity under its former denomination Pamesa Valencia.

History[edit]

On May 4, 1988 the team won its first promotion to the ACB[1] where the team remained until the 1994/1995 season. In 1995, Valencia was relegated to the EBA League after falling in the relegation playoff against Somontano Huesca. In the next season, after being runner-up in Liga EBA in a non-promoting season, Valencia BC bought Amway Zaragoza's ACB place to join the league until nowadays.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Valencia Basket has received diverse sponsorship names along the years:

  • Valencia-Hoja del Lunes: 1986–87
  • Pamesa Valencia: 1987–2009
  • Power Electronics Valencia: 2009–11

Logos[edit]

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

  • 11 Nacho Rodilla, G, 1994–2003
  • 15 Víctor Luengo, G, 1992–2007

Current roster[edit]

Valencia Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 8 France Diot, Antoine 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 27 – (1989-01-17)17 January 1989
F/C 14 Montenegro Dubljević, Bojan 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 24 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991
F 13 Serbia Lučić, Vladimir 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 27 – (1989-06-17)17 June 1989
SG 17 Spain Martínez, Rafa (C) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 34 – (1982-03-03)3 March 1982
SF 19 Spain San Emeterio, Fernando 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 105.4 kg (232 lb) 32 – (1984-01-01)1 January 1984
SF -- Spain Sastre, Joan 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 24 – (1991-12-10)10 December 1991
G/F 10 Central African Republic Sato, Romain 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 101 kg (223 lb) 35 – (1981-03-02)2 March 1981
PF 24 United States Shurna, John 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 26 – (1990-04-30)30 April 1990
PF 43 United States Sikma, Luke Injured 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 26 – (1989-07-30)30 July 1989
SG 1 Iceland Stefánsson, Jón Arnór 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 33 – (1982-09-21)21 September 1982
PF 4 Spain Trias, Jordi 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 35 – (1980-11-05)5 November 1980
PG 9 Belgium van Rossom, Sam Injured 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 30 – (1986-06-03)3 June 1986
PG 16 Spain Vives, Guillem 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 22 – (1993-09-16)16 September 1993
PF 10 United States Thomas, Will 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 30 – (1986-07-01)1 July 1986
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Juan Maroto

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: July 15, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Bojan Dubljević
PF Will Thomas John Shurna Jordi Trias Luke Sikma Injured
SF Fernando San Emeterio Vladimir Lučić Joan Sastre
SG Romain Sato Jón Arnór Stefánsson Rafa Martínez Injured
PG Antoine Diot Guillem Vives Sam van Rossom Injured

Coaches[edit]

  • Toni Ferrer 1986–87, 1989
  • Antoni Serra 1987–89
  • José Antonio Figueroa 1989–91
  • Fernando Jiménez 1991
  • Manu Moreno 1992–95
  • Herb Brown 1995
  • Mihajlo Vuković 1995–2000
  • Luis Casimiro 2000–02
  • Paco Olmos 2002–04, 2011–12
  • Pablo Laso 2004–05

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason RS PO Copa del Rey Other cups European Competitions
1986–87 2 1ª División B 19 10–12 4–8
1987–88 2 1ª División B 8 Promoted 20–16 4–3
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 16 12–24 0–3 First round
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 10 24–12 3–0 Round of 16
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 9 Round of 16 15–19 3–3 Second round
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 9 Round of 16 18–16 3–3 Second round
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 10 Round of 16 18–13 1–2 Second round
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 12 Round of 16 14–14 1–3 First round
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 19 Relegated 15–23 1–3 First round
1995–96 2 Liga EBA 2 Runner-up[2] 22–8 6–2
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 11 17–17
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 20–14 1–3 Champion
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 18–16 2–3 Quarterfinalist 2 Saporta Cup RU 17–2
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 20–14 0–3 Runner-up 2 Saporta Cup QF 13–3
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 22–12 1–3 Semifinalist 2 Saporta Cup SF 11–5
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 21–13 1–3 Quarterfinalist 2 Saporta Cup RU 13–4
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 2 Runner-up 26–8 6–5 Semifinalist 2 ULEB Cup C 14–4
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 23–11 1–3 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague T16 13–7
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 9 18–16 Semifinalist 2 ULEB Cup SF 11–1–4
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 9 16–18 Runner-up
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 19–15 1–3
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 22–12 1–2 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup QF 10–5
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 7 Quarterfinalist 16–16 0–2 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup QF 10–3
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 23–11 0–2 Semifinalist 2 Eurocup C 14–2
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 5 Quarterfinalist 24–10 0–2 Semifinalist Supercopa RU 1 Euroleague QF 10–11
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 20–14 3–4 2 Eurocup RU 12–4
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 6 Quarterfinalist 22–12 1–2 Runner-up Supercopa SF 2 Eurocup SF 11–5
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 30–4 4–4 Semifinalist 2 Eurocup C 15–9
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 4 Semifinalist 20–14 3–4 Quarterfinalist Supercopa SF 1 Euroleague RS 3–7
2 Eurocup QF 5–5
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 3 Semifinalist 28–6 3–3 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L32 13–3
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 2 Eurocup

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2003
1998
Runners-up (3): 2000, 2006, 2013
Runners-up (2): 1999, 2002
2003, 2010, 2014
Runners-up (1): 2012

Individual awards[edit]

Notable players[edit]

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.

Women's team[edit]

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.[3]

In its first season, Valencia BC plays in Primera División, the third tier of Spanish women's basketball.[4]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. Postseason
2014–15 3 1ª División 2 Promotion playoffs
2015–16 3 1ª División 1 Promoted

References[edit]

  1. ^ 23 years from the promotion of Valencia Basket ACB.com May 4, 2011
  2. ^ Bought the ACB berth to Amway Zaragoza.
  3. ^ Ros Casares se integra en la Escuela del Valencia Basket; Superdeporte, 18 May 2014 (Spanish)
  4. ^ Valencia Basket Femenino, un club de cantera; enCancha, 11 October 2014 (Spanish)

External links[edit]