Club_Joventut_Badalona

Club Joventut Badalona

Club Joventut Badalona

Spanish basketball team


Club Joventut Badalona, S.A.D. (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈklub ʒuβənˈtud bəðəˈlonə]) is a Spanish professional basketball club based in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain, playing in the Liga ACB and the EuroCup. Known to their fans as La Penya (in English, The Club), it is one of only two teams that have never been relegated from the top division of the Spanish League. The only other is Real Madrid. In 1994, Joventut Badalona became champion of the FIBA European League (today known as the EuroLeague), the first Catalan basketball club to accomplish such a grandiose achievement and the first Spanish team to do so in the modern era Final Four format.

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Well-known players have included the Margall brothers (with Josep Maria Margall), Zoran Slavnić, Jordi Villacampa, Rafael Jofresa, Raül López, Rudy Fernández, and Ricky Rubio.

History

Badalona has had a basketball team since 30 March 1930, when Joventut was founded as Penya Spirit of Badalona.[1] Apart from basketball, the club initially had teams involved in several sports including cycling, table tennis, and football. In 1932, the club changed its name to Centre Esportiu Badaloní and in 1939, it was forced to become Club Juventud de Badalona. By 1940, basketball was established as the club's main sport and green and black were adopted as the club's colours.

As one of the founding clubs of the Spanish league, Joventut became also one of the top teams in Spain since the 1950s, developing a great rivalry with Real Madrid and with the other neighbouring teams like FC Barcelona, playing memorable duels. Joventut won their first Spanish Cup in 1948 and their two first leagues in 1967 and 1978.

In 1981, Joventut started its golden era by winning their first European title: the FIBA Korać Cup in 1981, by defeating Carrera Venezia in the final played in Barcelona by 105–104 after a game winning shot by Joe Galvin at the buzzer. Joventut repeated title in 1990, this time beating Scavolini Pesaro in the double-legged final.

One year later, in 1991, Joventut achieved their third league, the first under the ACB and repeated title in the following season, after losing the final of the FIBA European League against Partizan, that won thanks to a buzzer beater of Saša Đorđević. However, in 1994, Joventut won the title after winning the Final Four played in Tel Aviv against Olympiacos.

After two years of decline, Joventut clinched their seventh national cup and in the 2000s, started a new golden era with players like Rudy Fernández, and Ricky Rubio developed in the youth teams of the club. During their years at Badalona, Joventut won a FIBA Europe Cup in 2006, by beating Khimki in the final, a ULEB Cup in 2008, beating Akasvayu Girona in the finals,[2] and the eighth Copa del Rey, also in 2008.

Joventut Badalona is one of the only two teams, along with Real Madrid, to have played every year in the top league.

In the 2017–18 season, Joventut was close of the dissolution, but the shareholders voted to save the club.[3] Finally, it could finish the season in the 15th season and avoided the relegation, despite ending in the worst position ever.

Sponsorship naming

Club Joventut de Badalona has received diverse trade names along its history. These are the Joventut denominations along the years:

  • Juventud Kalso: 1965–1968
  • Juventud Nerva: 1968–1971
  • Juventud Schweppes: 1971–1977
  • Juventud Freixenet: 1977–1978
  • Joventut Freixenet: 1978–1981
  • Joventut Sony: 1981–1982
  • Joventut Fichet: 1982–1983
  • Joventut Massana: 1983–1984
  • Ron Negrita Joventut: 1984–1987
  • Ram Joventut: 1987–1990
  • Montigalà Joventut: 1990–1992
  • Marbella Joventut: 1992–1993
  • 7up Joventut: 1993–1995
  • Festina Joventut: 1996–1998
  • Pinturas Bruguer Badalona: 1998–2000
  • DKV Joventut: 2001–2011
  • FIATC Joventut: 2011–2016
  • Divina Seguros Joventut: 2016–2019

Home arenas

  • Pavelló de la Plana: (1962–72), before 1962, the team played in open air stadiums.
  • Pavelló d'Ausiàs March: (1972–91), also known as Pavelló Club Joventut (5,000 seats).[4]
  • Palau Olímpic: (1991–present)

Players

Retired numbers

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*Even though number #5 had been retired to honor Rafael Jofresa, from 2002 to 2008 Rudy Fernández kept wearing that number during his stay at the professional team.

Current roster

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

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Depth chart

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Colours: Blue - homegrown player; Red - non–FIBA Europe player

Notable players

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Spain Domestic players:

(Non-EU players):

European Union Bosman players:

For a complete list of current and former players, see the Joventut Badalona players category.

Players at the NBA draft

# Denotes player who has never appeared in an NBA regular season or playoff game
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Head coaches

  • Xavier Estruch: 1939–1941
  • Luis Antoja: 1941–1943
  • Gironés: 1943–1944
  • Xavier Estruch: 1944–1946
  • Vicenç Lleal: 1946–1947
  • José Tomas: 1947–1948
  • José Vila: 1947–1950
  • José Maria Costa: 1950–1951
  • José Grau: 1951–1953
  • Joaquín Broto: 1953–1955
  • J. Jiménez: 1955–1956
  • Joaquín Broto: 1956–1958
  • Rafael Murgadas: 1958–1959
  • José Grau: 1959–1961
  • Joan Canals: 1961–1962
  • Antonio Molina: 1962–1963
  • Albert Gasulla: 1963–1964
  • Antonio Molina: 1963–1964
  • Eduardo Kucharski: 1965–1969
  • Josep Lluís Cortés: 1969–1972
  • Clinton Morris: 1972–1973
  • Josep Lluís Cortés: 1973–1975
  • Eduardo Kucharski: 1975–1976
  • Josep María Meléndez: 1975–1977
  • Antoni Serra: 1977–1979
  • Josep Lluís Cortés: 1979–1980
  • Manel Comas: 1980–1982
  • Joaquín Costa Prat: 1981–1982
  • Jack Schrader: 1982–1983
  • Aíto García Reneses: 1983–1985
  • Miquel Nolis: 1985–1986
  • Alfred Julbe: 1986–1989
  • Herb Brown: 1989–1990
  • Lolo Sainz: 1990–1993
  • Željko Obradović: 1993–1994
  • Pedro Martínez: 1994–1995
  • Miquel Nolis: 1994–1995
  • Zoran Slavnić: 1995–1996
  • Alfred Julbe: 1996–2000
  • Josep María Izquierdo: 1999–2001
  • Manel Comas: 2000–2003
  • Aíto García Reneses: 2003–2008
  • Sito Alonso: 2008–2010
  • Pepu Hernández: 2010–2011
  • Salva Maldonado: 2011–2016
  • Diego Ocampo: 2016–2018
  • Carles Duran: 2018–2024
  • Daniel Miret: 2024–present

Logos

Uniforms

Traditional uniform of Joventut Badalona.

The Joventut jerseys have always been green with a black stripe across the chest, and the shorts have been traditionally black, with the exception of some years that have been green too. The traditional away jerseys have been white, although in 2008–09 a new silver alternate jersey was introduced.

Rivalries

Joventut has a traditional rivalry with provincial neighbours FC Barcelona. Both teams face in the Catalan basketball derby.

Season by season

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Honours

Domestic competitions

Winners (4): 1966–67, 1977–78, 1990–91, 1991–92
Runners-up (10): 1958, 1959–60, 1961–62, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1989–90, 1992–93
Winners (8): 1948, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1969, 1976, 1997, 2008
Runners-up (13): 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1993, 1998, 2004
Winners (2): 1986, 1987
Runners-up (1): 1988

European competitions

Winners (1): 1993–94
Runners-up (1): 1991–92
Final Four (2): 1992, 1994
Runners-up (1): 1987–88
Semifinalists (4): 1971–72, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1985–86
Winners (2): 1980–81, 1989–90
Semifinalist (3): 1975–76, 1977–78, 1990–91
Winners (1): 2007–08
Semifinalists (1): 2002–03
Winners (1): 2005–06
Runners-up (2): 1990, 1991
3rd place (1): 1987

Worldwide competitions

Runners-up (1): 1991

Other competitions

Runners-up (3): 1967, 1970, 1978
  • Vielha, Spain Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2014

Regional competitions

Winners (11): 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2008
Runners-up (): 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Winners (5): 1949, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957
Runners-up (5): 1948, 1950, 1951, 1955, 1957

Individual awards

Wheelchair basketball

Joventut Badalona has also a wheelchair basketball team which currently plays in the División de Honor, the Spanish top league.[5]

In 2011 the team, which was known as Joventut GAM by sponsorship reasons, was dissolved and two years later was re-launched again. In its first season after the re-opening, the team promoted to División de Honor.

Season by season

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See also


References

  1. "La Penya celebra 90 anys amb la il·lusió de "tornar a omplir de vida" l'Olímpic" (in Catalan). El Nacional. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 17 April 2020.
  2. "Los accionistas votan no disolver el Joventut de Badalona" (in Spanish). Diario As. 22 March 2018. Retrieved 25 March 2018.

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