Arka Gdynia (basketball)

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Arka Gdynia is a Polish professional basketball team, based in Gdynia. The team plays in the Polish PLK. The club's sponsorship name comes from the company Asseco. Historically the team is one of the most successful in Poland, mainly because of the nine championships in a row the team won from 2004 to 2012.

Arka Gdynia
Arka Gdynia logo
LeaguesPLK
Founded1995; 26 years ago (1995)
HistoryTrefl Sopot
(1995–1998)
Prokom Trefl Sopot
(1998–2008)
Asseco Prokom Sopot
(2008–2009)
Asseco Prokom Gdynia
(2009–2013)
Asseco Gdynia
(2013–2018)
Arka Gdynia
(2018–present)
ArenaGdynia Sports Arena
Capacity5,500
LocationGdynia, Poland
Team colorsYellow and Blue
   
PresidentPrzemysław Sęczkowski
Head coachMilos Mitrović
Team captainBartłomiej Wołoszyn
Championships9 Polish Championships
4 Polish Cups
2 Polish SuperCups
Websitewww.assecoarkagdynia.pl

HistoryEdit

The team was founded in 1995, as STK Trefl Sopot. In its first season, the team won the Polish third division and promotion to the Polish second division. In the 1996–97 season, after winning Group B of the Polish second division, the team was promoted to the top Polish Basketball League, the Dominet Bank Ekstraliga.

In 2003, Prokom Trefl played in the final of the FIBA EuroCup Challenge, against Aris. Starting in 2004, the team began to play in the EuroLeague. In its first EuroLeague season, the club became the first Polish team to reach the EuroLeague's Top 16 stage. Through the 2012–13 season, it was one of 14 clubs across Europe that held Euroleague Basketball A Licenses, which (normally) gave their holders an automatic place in the Regular Season phase of the EuroLeague.[1]

 
The logo of Asseco Gdynia, used from 2013, until 2018

In 2018, the club changed its name to Arka Gdynia. It also made a return to European-wide competitions for the first time in 6 years, by playing in the 2018–19 EuroCup.

ArenaEdit

Since 2009, Arka Gdynia has played its home games at the 5,500 seat Gdynia Sports Arena.

Honours and titlesEdit

2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
2000, 2001, 2006, 2008
2001, 2010

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Polish Cup European competitions Other competitions
1995–96 3 II Liga 1st
1996–97 2 I Liga 1st
1997–98 1 PLK 9th
1998–99 1 PLK 11th
1999–00 1 PLK 9th Champion
2000–01 1 PLK 3rd Champion 3 Korać Cup QF
2001–02 1 PLK 2nd 3 Korać Cup QF
2002–03 1 PLK 2nd 4 Champions Cup RU
2003–04 1 PLK 1st 2 ULEB Cup EF
2004–05 1 PLK 1st 1 Euroleague T16
2005–06 1 PLK 1st Champion 1 Euroleague RS
2006–07 1 PLK 1st 1 Euroleague T16
2007–08 1 PLK 1st Champion 1 Euroleague RS
2008–09 1 PLK 1st 1 Euroleague T16 United League 8th
2009–10 1 PLK 1st 1 Euroleague QF
2010–11 1 PLK 1st Semifinalist 1 Euroleague RS United League RS
2011–12 1 PLK 1st Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS United League RS
2012–13 1 PLK 6th Semifinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2013–14 1 PLK 7th
2014–15 1 PLK 7th Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 PLK 8th Quarterfinalist
2016–17 1 PLK 13th
2017–18 1 PLK 11th Quarterfinalist
2018–19 1 PLK 3rd Runner-up 2 EuroCup RS

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Arka Gdynia roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
G 0   Durham, Anthony 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 27 – (1994-08-06)6 August 1994
G/F 1   Jankowski, Bartosz 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 25 – (1996-08-04)4 August 1996
G/F 5   Tomaszewski, Wojciech 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 19 – (2002-02-20)20 February 2002
F/C 7   Walkowiak, Łukasz 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 18 – (2003-05-13)13 May 2003
PF 8   Dylewicz, Filip 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 41 – (1980-01-25)25 January 1980
G/F 9   Wilczek, Dominik 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 22 – (1999-07-16)16 July 1999
PG 10   Musić, Novak 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 23 – (1998-05-27)27 May 1998
SF 11   Wołoszyn, Bartłomiej (C) 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 35 – (1986-08-09)9 August 1986
SG 13   Lis, Piotr 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (2002-02-04)4 February 2002
F 17   Mišković, Nikola 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 22 – (1999-01-25)25 January 1999
SG 23   Kowalczyk, Marcin 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 19 – (2002-05-28)28 May 2002
C 32   Bogucki, Adrian 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 22 – (1999-11-18)18 November 1999
C 34   Hrycaniuk, Adam 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 37 – (1984-05-14)14 May 1984
SG 89   Boykins, Jacobi 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 26 – (1995-02-11)11 February 1995
Head coach
  •   Milos Mitrović
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: October 22, 2021

Notable playersEdit

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

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • 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.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Euroleague assembly meets before 2011-12 draw" (Press release). Euroleague Basketball. 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2011-08-01.

External linksEdit