Partenope Napoli Basket

Partenope Napoli Basket is an Italian amateur basketball team from Naples, Campania.

History

Partenope Napoli Basket first took part in the top-tier level Italian first division, the LBA, from 1963 to 1965. After stabilizing itself in the top level Italian league in 1967, it stayed there until 1975, with a second-place finish in the 1968–69 season. The club won the 1968 Italian Cup and the European-wide secondary level 1969–70 season's FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup.

The club played in the Italian second division, the Serie A2, between 1975 and 1978, and again for a solitary season in the 1997–98 season. The club then went bankrupt at the end of that season. The club was then re-founded in 2001.

The club played in the amateur Italian 4th-tier level Serie C Basket, during the 2014–15 season.[1]

Honours

Total titles: 2

Domestic competitions

Winners (1): 1967–68
Runners-up (2): 1968–69, 1970–71

European competitions

Winners (1): 1969–70
Semifinalist (2): 1970–71, 1971–72

Notable players

1970 FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup winning squad

Miles Aiken, Jim Williams, Sauro Bufalini, Carlos d'Aquila, Remo Maggetti, Giovanni Gavagnin, Francesco Ovi, Antonio Errico, Vincenzo Errico, Manfredo Fucile, Renato Abbate, Leonardo Coen (Coach: Antonio Zorzi)

Sponsorship names

Throughout the years, due to sponsorship, the club has been known as:

  • Ignis Sud Napoli (1967–1968)
  • Fides Napoli (1968–1972)
  • Fag Napoli (1973–1976)
  • Cosatto Napoli (1976–1977)
  • Gis Napoli (1977–1978)
  • Pasta Baronia Napoli (1997–1998)

References

  1. Fantini, Daniele (27 January 2015). "Serie A Basket – Le squadre più scarse della storia della Serie A" [The teams with the less wins in Serie A history]. Yahoo.com (in Italian). Retrieved 24 August 2015.

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