Valencia BC

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Valencia Basket
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 that is based in Valencia, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB and the EuroCup.

History[edit]

Valencia Basket was founded on 27 September 1986, after Valencia CF decided to fold its basketball section.[1]

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,[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.

The club's third European-wide 2nd-tier level EuroCup title arrived on 7 May 2014, when Valencia beat UNICS Kazan in the double-legged finals.

Arena[edit]

External and internal view of La Fonteta

Valencia Basket plays its home games at the 9,000 seat[5] Pavelló Municipal Font de San Lluís arena, however the arena is more known as La Fonteta.

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Valencia Basket has received diverse sponsorship names over 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

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) 28 – (1989-01-17)17 January 1989
F/C 14 Montenegro Dubljević, Bojan 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 25 – (1991-10-24)24 October 1991
C 55 Ukraine Kravtsov, Viacheslav 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 29 – (1987-08-25)25 August 1987
SG 17 Spain Martínez, Rafa (C) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 35 – (1982-03-03)3 March 1982
PF 18 Spain Oriola, Pierre 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 24 – (1992-09-25)25 September 1992
SF 19 Spain San Emeterio, Fernando 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 33 – (1984-01-01)1 January 1984
SF 30 Spain Sastre, Joan 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 25 – (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) 36 – (1981-03-02)2 March 1981
PF 43 United States Sikma, Luke 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 27 – (1989-07-30)30 July 1989
PG 9 Belgium van Rossom, Sam 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) 23 – (1993-09-16)16 September 1993
PF 0 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 Jaume Ponsarnau
  • Spain Juan Maroto

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: October 31, 2016

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Bojan Dubljević Viacheslav Kravtsov
PF Will Thomas Luke Sikma Pierre Oriola
SF Fernando San Emeterio Romain Sato
SG Antoine Diot Joan Sastre Rafa Martínez
PG Sam van Rossom Guillem Vives

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[6] 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 Runner-up 2 EuroCup

Trophies and awards[edit]

The Copa del Rey and the three EuroCups conquered by the club.

Trophies[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2003
1998
Runners-up (4): 2000, 2006, 2013, 2017
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.[7]

In its first season, Valencia BC plays in Primera División, the third tier of Spanish women's basketball.[8]

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. ^ "Valencia Basket cumple 30 años" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  2. ^ 23 years from the promotion of Valencia Basket ACB.com May 4, 2011
  3. ^ "El Pamesa no viaja a Tel Aviv y perderá (20-0) el partido" (in Spanish). El País. 25 March 2004. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Power Electronic Valencia Champ!". Eurocup Basketball. 18 April 2010. Retrieved 28 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Pabellón: Pabellon Municipal Fuente San Luis (9.000 espectadores) (Spanish).
  6. ^ Bought the ACB berth to Amway Zaragoza.
  7. ^ Ros Casares se integra en la Escuela del Valencia Basket; Superdeporte, 18 May 2014 (Spanish)
  8. ^ Valencia Basket Femenino, un club de cantera; enCancha, 11 October 2014 (Spanish)

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