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Basketball Club Brno (Czech: Basketbalový Klub Brno), for sponsorship reasons egoé Brno, is a Czech professional basketball club based in the city of Brno. The team plays in the Czech National Basketball League – the highest competition in the Czech Republic.

egoé Brno
egoé Brno logo
LeaguesNBL
Founded1926; 93 years ago (1926)
History
ArenaSportovní hala Sokola Brno
Capacity1,100
LocationBrno, Czech Republic
Championships21 Czechoslovak Championships
3 Czech Championships
Websitewww.basketbrno.cz
Uniforms

Home games of Brno are played in the Sportovní hala Sokola Brno, which has a capacity of 1,100 people.

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HistoryEdit

After 1945, Brno is the most successful basketball club in Czechoslovakia when it won 21 championship titles. Three more titles then, joined the club in 1994–1996. A European powerhouse during the 1960s and until the mid '70s, they lost two FIBA European Champion Cup finals in 1964 and 1968, twice against the Spanish Real Madrid. In 1974, the loss in the FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup final against Crvena zvezda meant the end of a golden era for the club in the European competitions.

In January 1969 (25 & 26) Spartak ZJŠ Brno participated in the FIBA Intercontinental Cup at Macon, Georgia (the second participation to a basketball club from Czechoslovakia after Slavia VŠ Praha in 1967) and reached the final where it lost 71–84 to American Akron Goodyear Wingfoots, a basketball team by workers at the Goodyear Tire Company in Akron, Ohio. In the semifinal, Spartak beat European champions, Real Madrid.

Sponsorship namesEdit

 
Logo used from 2013–2018

Partly due to sponsorship reasons, the club has known several names:

  • Sokol Brno I (1926–1945)
  • Spartak ZJŠ Brno (1945–1976)
  • Spartak-Zbrojovka Brno (1976–1977)
  • Zbrojovka Brno (1977–1991)
  • BVC Bioveta Ivanovice na Hane (1991–1992)
  • Bioveta COOP Banka Brno (1992–1995)
  • Stavex Brno (1995–1998)
  • Draci Brno (1998–1999)
  • BC BVV ŽS Brno (1999–2003)
  • A plus ŽS Brno BC (2003–2008)
  • BC Brno (2009–2013)
  • mmcité Brno (2013–2018)

HonoursEdit

Total titles: 24

DomesticEdit

Czechoslovak League

  • Winners (21): 1945–46, 1947, 1947–48, 1948*, 1948–49, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1951*, 1957–58, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1975–76, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1989–90

Czech League

  • Winners (3): 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96

EuropeanEdit

EuroLeague

FIBA Saporta Cup

WorldwideEdit

FIBA Intercontinental Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1969

International recordEdit

Season Achievement Notes
EuroLeague
1962–63 Semi-finals eliminated by Real Madrid, 79–60 (W) in Brno and 67–90 (L) in Madrid
1963–64 Final lost to Real Madrid, 110–99 (W) in Brno and 64–84 (L) in Madrid in the double finals of European Champions Cup
1964–65 Quarter-finals eliminated by Ignis Varese, 84–90 (L) in Varese and 72–67 (W) in Brno
1967–68 Final lost to Real Madrid, 95–98 in the final (Lyon)
1968–69 Semi-finals eliminated by CSKA Moscow, 66–101 (L) in Moscow and 92–83 (W) in Brno
1976–77 Semi-final group stage 6th place in group with Mobilgirgi Varese, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv, CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid & Maes Pils
FIBA Saporta Cup
1966–67 Semi-finals eliminated by Ignis Varese, 83–84 (L) in Brno and 53–58 (L) in Varese
1972–73 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with Spartak Leningrad and Mobilquattro Milano
1973–74 Final lost to Crvena zvezda, 75–86 in the final (Udine)
FIBA Intercontinental Cup
1969 Final lost to Akron Goodyear Wingfoots, 71–84 in the final (Macon)

The road to the great European journeysEdit

Notable playersEdit

External linksEdit