Valencia BC

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Valencia Basket
Valencia Basket logo
Nickname Taronjas (Oranges)
Leagues ACB
Eurocup
Founded 1986
History Valencia Basket Club
(1986–Present)
Arena Pabellón Fuente San Luis
Location Valencia, Valencian Community
Team colors Orange, Purple, White
              
President Pablo Marín
Head coach Pedro Martínez
Championships 3 Eurocup
1 Spanish Cup
Retired numbers 11 Nacho Rodilla
15 Víctor Luengo
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, Valencian Community, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the Euroleague. 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 1986–1987
  • Pamesa Valencia 1987–2009
  • Power Electronics Valencia 2009–2011

Logos[edit]

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

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


Valencia BC roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 14 Montenegro Dubljević, Bojan 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002111000000000000111 kg (245 lb) 23 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991
SF 13 Serbia Lučić, Vladimir 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 700191000000000000091 kg (201 lb) 26 – (1989-06-17)17 June 1989
SG 17 Spain Martínez, Rafa 70001860000000000001.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 700177000000000000077 kg (170 lb) 33 – (1982-03-03)3 March 1982
SG 5 Spain Ribas, Pau 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700195000000000000095 kg (209 lb) 28 – (1987-03-02)2 March 1987
G/F 10 Central African Republic Sato, Romain 70001950000000000001.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 7002101000000000000101 kg (223 lb) 34 – (1981-03-02)2 March 1981
PF 43 United States Sikma, Luke 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002106000000000000106 kg (234 lb) 25 – (1989-07-30)30 July 1989
G 9 Belgium van Rossom, Sam Injured 70001880000000000001.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 29 – (1986-06-03)3 June 1986
G 16 Spain Vives, Guillem 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700185000000000000085 kg (187 lb) 21 – (1993-09-16)16 September 1993
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Carles Duran
  • Spain Juan Maroto
  • Spain Juanjo Rojo

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2015-06-29

Depth Chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Bojan Dubljević
PF
SF Vladimir Lučić Romain Sato
SG Pau Ribas Rafa Martinez
PG Sam van Rossom Guillem Vives

Coaches[edit]

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

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]

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

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]