Club Baloncesto Breogán, S. A. D. known as Cafés Candelas Breogán for sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Lugo, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB; the club was founded in 1966 by the Varela-Portas brothers. The team played for the first time in the Spanish top professional league in 1970. Breogán is one of the most historic teams in the ACB, it ranks in the ninth position in the all-time spanish basketball table; the name of the club is a reference to legendary Galician King Breogán. The Breogán jerseys have always been sky blue with details in details in dark blue; the shorts have been traditionally sky blue, with the exception of some years that have been white too. Their home arena is an arena with a seating capacity of 6.500 people. The Pazo has been one of the Top-10 European arenas in attendance and one of the first in relation to the city population; the current president of the team is Jesús Lázare. Well-known players have included: Charlie Bell, Pete Mickeal, Velimir Perasović, José Miguel Antúnez, Alfonso Reyes, Tanoka Beard, Anthony Bonner, Claude Riley, James Donaldson or Greg Foster.
Founded in 1966, CB Breogán only needed five years to promote for the first time in its history to the Liga Nacional. It played in it from 1971 to 1977, except in the 1974–75 season, before dropping down again to lower divisions. Breogán came back to the top tier, now named Liga ACB in 1984, it qualified for playing the Korać Cup after finishing in the sixth position, it became a classic team in the league until 1995, when it lost to against Valvi Girona and became relegated to Liga EBA. Its third era in Liga ACB lasted seven years. In 2006, Breogán was the last qualified in the table and was relegated to LEB Oro, where it continued playing until 2018, when it promoted again to the top tier by winning the LEB Oro. CB Breogán has several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship: Breogán Fontecelta 1971–73 Breogán La Casera 1973–77 Breogán Caixa Galicia 1985–86 Leche Río Breogán 1987, 2001–11 DYC Breogán 1989–93 DYC Lugo 1994 Breogán Universidade 2000–01 Ribeira Sacra Breogán Lugo 2014–2015 Cafés Candelas Breogán 2015–present 2nd division championships: 2ª División: 1975 LEB Oro: 1999, 2018 Copa Princesa: 2008, 2018 Copa Galicia: 1986, 1987, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2018 23 seasons in the top division 6 in Primera División 17 in Liga ACB 1 participation in Korać Cup 1985–86 season: eliminated in quarterfinals group stage All-ACB Team Charlie Bell – 2004–05ACB Top Scorer Alfredo Pérez – 1971 Alfredo Pérez – 1973 Bob Fullarton – 1976 Velimir Perasović – 1993 Charlie Bell – 2005 ACB Three Point Shootout Champion Jacobo Odriozola – 2002 Nebojša Bogavac – 2005All-LEB Oro Team Anthony Winchester – 2013 Álex Llorca – 2015 Jeff Xavier – 2016 Official website Eurobasket.com presentation
Barcelona is a city in Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain. With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighbouring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan. It is one of the largest metropolises on the Mediterranean Sea, located on the coast between the mouths of the rivers Llobregat and Besòs, bounded to the west by the Serra de Collserola mountain range, the tallest peak of, 512 metres high. Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in the Crown of Aragon as an economic and administrative centre of this Crown and the capital of the Principality of Catalonia.
Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural centre and a major tourist destination. Renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudí and Lluís Domènech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites; the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean are located in Barcelona. The city is known for hosting the 1992 Summer Olympics as well as world-class conferences and expositions and many international sport tournaments. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, trade fair and cultural centres, its influence in commerce, entertainment, fashion and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities, it is a major cultural and economic centre in southwestern Europe, 24th in the world and a financial centre. In 2008 it was the fourth most economically powerful city by GDP in the European Union and 35th in the world with GDP amounting to €177 billion. In 2012 Barcelona had a GDP of $170 billion. In 2009 the city was ranked one of the world's most successful as a city brand.
In the same year the city was ranked Europe's fourth best city for business and fastest improving European city, with growth improved by 17% per year, the city has been experiencing strong and renewed growth for the past three years. Since 2011 Barcelona has been a leading smart city in Europe. Barcelona is a transport hub, with the Port of Barcelona being one of Europe's principal seaports and busiest European passenger port, an international airport, Barcelona–El Prat Airport, which handles over 50 million passengers per year, an extensive motorway network, a high-speed rail line with a link to France and the rest of Europe; the name Barcelona comes from the ancient Iberian Barkeno, attested in an ancient coin inscription found on the right side of the coin in Iberian script as, in ancient Greek sources as Βαρκινών, Barkinṓn. Some older sources suggest that the city may have been named after the Carthaginian general Hamilcar Barca, supposed to have founded the city in the 3rd century BC, but there is no evidence that Barcelona was a Carthaginian settlement, or that its name in antiquity, had any connection with the Barcid family of Hamilcar.
During the Middle Ages, the city was variously known as Barchinona, Barçalona and Barchenona. Internationally, Barcelona's name is wrongly abbreviated to'Barça'. However, this name refers only to the football club; the common abbreviated form used by locals is Barna. Another common abbreviation is'BCN', the IATA airport code of the Barcelona-El Prat Airport; the city is referred to as the Ciutat Comtal in Catalan, Ciudad Condal in Spanish, owing to its past as the seat of the Count of Barcelona. The origin of the earliest settlement at the site of present-day Barcelona is unclear; the ruins of an early settlement have been found, including different tombs and dwellings dating to earlier than 5000 BC. The founding of Barcelona is the subject of two different legends; the first attributes the founding of the city to the mythological Hercules. The second legend attributes the foundation of the city directly to the historical Carthaginian general, Hamilcar Barca, father of Hannibal, who named the city Barcino after his family in the 3rd century BC, but there is no historical or linguistic evidence that this is true.
In about 15 BC, the Romans redrew the town as a castrum centred on the "Mons Taber", a little hill near the contemporary city hall. Under the Romans, it was a colony with the surname of Faventia, or, in full, Colonia Faventia Julia Augusta Pia Barcino or Colonia Julia Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino. Pomponius Mela mentions it among the small towns of the district as it was eclipsed by its neighbour Tarraco, but it may be gathered from writers that it grew in wealth and consequence, favoured as it was with a beautiful situation and an excellent harbour, it enjoyed immunity from imperial burdens. The city minted its own coins. Important Roman vestiges are displayed in Plaça del Rei underground, as a part of the Barcelona City History Museum; some remaining fragments of the Roman walls have been incorporated into the cathedral. The cathedral known as the Basilica La Seu, is said to have been founded in 343; the city
Club Bàsquet Vic is a Spanish basketball club based in Vic, Catalonia. The team arrived to the Spanish second league, the LEB Oro in the 2008–09 season, but renounced to play after selling the berth to CB Sant Josep. CB Vic played the next season in Liga EBA, division where they played during two seasons reaching the promotion playoffs to LEB Plata. On 2011–12 season, the club renounces to its spot at Liga EBA and decided to play in one level lower: Copa Catalunya. Guillem Rubio Rafa Martínez Rafael Hettsheimeir Juan Palacios Eulis Báez LEB Plata: 2008 Copa LEB Plata: 2008 Federación Española de Baloncesto Official CB Vic page
Liga Española de Baloncesto
The Liga Española de Baloncesto known as LEB Oro, is the second basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system. It is run by the FEB; the Liga Española de Baloncesto is divided into two categories. The LEB league is played under FIBA rules, it was renamed LEB Oro in 2007. Each team of has to play with all the other teams of its division twice, once at home and the other at the opponent's arena; each victory adds two points to the team in the league ranking. At the end of the league: The winner of the Regular season promotes directly to Liga ACB. Teams qualified between second and ninth position play the promotion play-offs, where the winner promotes with the regular season champion to Liga ACB; the worst or the two worst teams are relegated to LEB Plata. At the half of the league, the two first teams in the table play the Copa Princesa at home of the winner of the first half season; the Champion of this Cup will play the play-offs as first qualified if it finishes the league between the 2nd and the 5th qualified.
The two first teams are promoted to ACB. Since 2007–08, is known as LEB Oro and the regular season champion promotes to ACB without playing the playoffs; the winner of the Playoffs Finals is the other promoted team. Notes: † Team did not promote to Liga ACB in the next season. ‡ Iberostar Canarias did not promote to Liga ACB, but acquired the spot of Lucentum Alicante for playing in the league. Most points50 by Antwain Barbour vs. Lucentum on November 21, 2008Most rebounds26 by Jakim Donaldson vs. Melilla on February 15, 2008Most offensive rebounds21 by Willie Walls vs. Gijón on February 8, 2003Most defensive rebounds16 by Willie Walls vs. Tenerife on April 16, 2003Most assists17 by Silas Mills vs. Cantabria on December 12, 2004Most three-pointers11 by Tony Smith vs. Tenerife on April 3, 1998 9 by Albert Sàbat vs. Cáceres on March 2, 2011 Most steals11 by Gimel Lewis vs. Gijón on March 30, 2007 11 by Jeff Xavier vs. Huesca on September 30, 2011Most blocks13 by Lester Earl vs. Coruña on January 18, 2002Most PIR65 by Derrell Washington vs. Askatuak on September 28, 1996 The All-time LEB Oro table is an overall record of all match results of every team that has played in LEB Oro since the 1996–97 season.
The table is accurate as of the end of the 2017–18 season. League or status at 2018–19 season: Before 1996, teams promoted to Liga ACB from other second division leagues; the number of teams promoted varies each year. The LEB Plata is the Spanish basketball third league since 2001, the second division of the leagues organized by the Spanish Basketball Federation; the best teams promotes to LEB Oro and the last qualified ones are relegated to Liga EBA. In 2007, the Spanish Basketball Federation decided to create a third LEB with 18 teams, like the other two. Since that day, renamed LEB as LEB Oro and LEB-2 as LEB Plata; this new league was called LEB Bronce, three first teams were promoted each year to LEB Plata and the four last teams were relegated to Liga EBA. LEB Bronce had its Cup, like the other LEBs. In 2009, after two seasons, LEB Bronce was removed due to the difficulties of the teams that enjoyed the new league. Official website Spanish Basketball Federation Official Website
Palencia Baloncesto named as CD Maristas Palencia, is a professional Basketball team based in Palencia, Castile and León. The team plays in league LEB Oro; the club was founded in 1979 at Colegio Marista of Palencia, with the aim to support farm teams competing at provincial and regional tournaments. The professional basketball team was created on 1997 and played during five years at Liga EBA before being invited to join the LEB Plata. On the 2008–09, Palencia Baloncesto won the Copa LEB Plata and was champion of this league, promoting for the first time in their history to LEB Oro, the Spanish second division. In 2014 Palencia Baloncesto was defeated by CB Tizona in the promotion playoffs finals to Liga ACB by 1–3. Two years the club achieved the promotion by finishing as champion of the 2015–16 LEB Oro season and the Copa Princesa de Asturias, but resigned to promote due to the impossibility to fulfill the requirements. CD Maristas Palencia had several denominations through the years: Maristas Palencia: 1979–2002 Hormigones Saldaña Palencia: 2002–2005 Provincia de Palencia: 2005–2006 Alimentos de Palencia: 2006–2008 Faymasa Palencia: 2008–2009 Palencia Baloncesto: 2009–2013 Quesos Cerrato Palencia: 2013–2017 Chocolates Trapa Palencia: 2017–present Natxo Lezkano 2008–2015 Porfirio Fisac 2015 Sergio García 2015– LEB Oro: 2016 Copa Princesa de Asturias: 2015, 2016 LEB Plata: 2009 Copa LEB Plata: 2009 Copa Castilla y León: 2012, 2015 All-LEB Oro Team Urko Otegui – 2013 Marc Blanch – 2016 Charles Abouo Mike Hansen Nikola Mirotić Michael Dickerson Jeff Xavier Official website Non official website
Power forward (basketball)
The power forward known as the four, is one of the five positions in a regulation basketball game. It has been referred to as the "post" position. Power forwards play a role similar to that of center, they play offensively with their backs towards the basket and position themselves defensively under the basket in a zone defense or against the opposing power forward in man-to-man defense. The power forward position entails a variety of responsibilities, one of, rebounding. Many power forwards are noted for their mid-range jump-shot, several players have become accurate from 12 to 18 feet. Earlier, these skills were more exhibited in the European style of play; some power forwards, known as stretch fours, have since extended their shooting range to three-point field goals. In the NBA, power forwards range from 6' 8" to 7' 0" while in the WNBA, power forwards are between 6' 1" and 6' 4". Despite the averages, a variety of players fit "tweener" roles which finds them in the small forward or center position depending on matchups and coaching decisions.
Some power forwards play the center position and have the skills, but lack the height, associated with that position
Club Baloncesto Valladolid, S. A. D. was a professional basketball team based in Castile-Leon, Spain. CB Valladolid was member of the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto. Famous players that have played for the team include Arvydas Sabonis, Oscar Schmidt, John Williams, Ed O'Bannon and Panagiotis Vasilopoulos. In 2015, the club was dissolved due to financial problems, it was replaced by the CB Ciudad de Valladolid created by the former player Mike Hansen. CB Valladolid has received diverse trade names along its history; these are their denominations along the years: Polideportivo Huerta del Rey Polideportivo Pisuerga Paco García 2005–2006 Javier Imbroda 2006–2008 Porfirio Fisac 2008–2012, 2014–2015 Luis Casimiro 2011–2012 Roberto González 2012–2013 Ricard Casas 2013–2014 2nd division championships: 1ª División B: 1979 LEB Oro: 2009 Copa Castilla y León: 2003, 2005, 2006, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 ACB Slam Dunk Champion Gaylon Nickerson – 1999ACB Three Point Shootout Champion Oscar Schmidt – 1994All LEB Oro First Team Mikel Uriz – 2015 Official website