Club Baloncesto Breogán, S.A.D.,[1] also known as Río 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 league in 1970. The name of the club is a reference to legendary Galician King Breogán.

Leche Río Breogán
Leche Río Breogán logo
NicknameBreo
LeaguesLiga ACB
Founded1966; 57 years ago (1966)
HistoryCB Breogán
(1966–present)
ArenaPazo dos Deportes
Capacity6,500
LocationLugo, Spain
Team colorsSky blue and white
   
PresidentJosé Antonio Caneda
Head coachVeljko Mršić
Championships3 LEB Oro championship
3 Copa Princesa
14 Copa Galicia
WebsiteOfficial website

The Breogán jerseys have always been sky blue with details in details in white or dark blue. The shorts have been also traditionally sky blue, with the exception of some years that have been white too. Their home arena is the Pazo dos Deportes, an arena with a seating capacity of 6.500 people.[2][3] The Pazo has been one of the Top-10 European arenas in attendance and one of the first in relation to the city population.[citation needed] The current president of the team is José Antonio Caneda. Well-known players have included: Charlie Bell, Pete Mickeal, Velimir Perasović, José Miguel Antúnez, Alfonso Reyes, Tanoka Beard, Anthony Bonner, Claude Riley, James Donaldson, Greg Foster or, most recently, Džanan Musa .

HistoryEdit

 
Breogán fans celebrating the promotion to Liga ACB in April 2018.

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, and 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 started in 1999 and 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.[4] Breogán were relegated the following year only managing to win 9 games out of 34. In 2021, Breogán were promoted to the top tier of Spanish basketball after beating Granada in the final. Breogán lost away from home in the first game but managed to win the second one at home and the final one in the Andalusian city.

Breogán made a brilliant start to the 2021/22 season. After winning the Galician Cup against rivals Obradoiro CAB, they won their first two Liga ACB games and visited FC Barcelona Bàsquet as leaders. Although a defeat there would mean they were no longer at the top of the table, they completed a tremendous first half of the league, qualifying for the Copa del Rey de Baloncesto for the first time in over 30 years, in which they suffered a narrow defeat against finalists Real Madrid Baloncesto. In January, head coach Paco Olmos decided to leave the club following an offer from relegation-bound CB San Pablo Burgos and was substituted by Veljko Mršić. Breogán's push to make it to the play-offs was hampered by star-man Džanan Musa's injury against Bàsquet Manresa. Trae Bell-Haynes got injured one week later as well, which resulted in Breogán being out of Play-off contention, although they were always far from being involved in a relegation battle. Džanan Musa became one of Breogán's most legendary players in the 2021/22 season.

Sponsorship namingEdit

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
  • Leite Río Breogán 1987, 2001–11, 2019–21
  • DYC Breogán 1989–93
  • DYC Lugo 1994
  • Breogán Universidade 2000–01
  • Ribeira Sacra Breogán Lugo 2014–2015
  • Cafés Candelas Breogán 2015–2019
  • Río Breogán 2021–present

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Río Breogán roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 4   Bamforth, Scott 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 33 – (1989-08-12)12 August 1989
G/F 9   Momirov, Stefan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 97 kg (214 lb) 23 – (1999-12-18)18 December 1999
PG 10   García, Sergi 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 25 – (1997-02-17)17 February 1997
PF 17   Luković, Marko 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 30 – (1992-05-26)26 May 1992
SF 20   Nenadić, Nemanja 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 29 – (1994-01-02)2 January 1994
PG 21   Hollatz, Justus 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 21 – (2001-04-21)21 April 2001
C 22   Happ, Ethan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 26 – (1996-05-07)7 May 1996
PG 23   Quintela, Erik 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 31 – (1991-08-17)17 August 1991
PF 35   Brajkovic, Luka 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 23 – (1999-06-26)26 June 1999
SG 42   Quintela, Sergi 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 26 – (1996-09-21)21 September 1996
C 77   Arteaga, Víctor 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 109 kg (240 lb) 30 – (1992-07-07)7 July 1992
PF 99   Nakić, Toni 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 23 – (1999-06-01)1 June 1999
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Javier López Muñoz
  •   Oriol Comas Bru
  •   Enrique Fernandez Fraga

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: September 22, 2022

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Ethan Happ Víctor Arteaga
PF Toni Nakić Marko Luković Luka Brajkovic
SF Stefan Momirov Nemanja Nenadić
SG Scott Bamforth Sergi Quintela
PG Justus Hollatz Sergi García Erik Quintela

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

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1966–67 4 3ª Provincial 1st
1967–68 3 3ª División 1st
1968–69 2 2ª División 1st 15–6
1969–70 2 2ª División 1st 17–3
1970–71 1 1ª División 9th 9–15
1971–72 1 1ª División 11th 5–1–18
1972–73 1 1ª División 13th 12–1–19 Round of 16
1973–74 1 1ª División 15th 6–22
1974–75 2 2ª División 1st 29–3
1975–76 1 1ª División 10th 14–18
1976–77 1 1ª División 12th 2–20 First round
1977–78 2 2ª División 9th 13–2–15
1978–79 3 2ª División
1979–80 4 3ª División 1st
1980–81 3 2ª División 6th 12–10
1981–82 3 2ª División
1982–83 2 1ª División B
1983–84 2 1ª División B 2nd 18–8
1984–85 1 Liga ACB 6th 12–20 Copa Príncipe R3
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 7th 11–21 Copa Príncipe QF 3 Korać Cup GS 0–6
1986–87 1 Liga ACB 15th 13–19 Copa Príncipe SF
1987–88 2 1ª División B 5th 29–15
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 21st 20–25 First round
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 17th 22–18 Quarterfinalist
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 16th 17–23 First round
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 20th 15–22 First round
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 17th 12–19 Third round
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 16th 10–20 Third round
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 20th 12–31 First round
1995–96 2 Liga EBA 1st 27–9
1996–97 2 LEB 3rd 22–13 Copa Príncipe 4th
1997–98 2 LEB 3rd 19–12 Copa Príncipe QF
1998–99 2 LEB 1st 26–10 Copa Príncipe QF
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 13th 15–19
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 11th 13–21
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 13th 13–21
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 9th 17–17
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 15th 14–20
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 11th 13–21
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 18th 11–23
2006–07 2 LEB 9th 17–17
2007–08 2 LEB Oro 4th 26–11 Copa Príncipe C
2008–09 2 LEB Oro 6th 23–13
2009–10 2 LEB Oro 8th 20–18
2010–11 2 LEB Oro 5th 21–20
2011–12 2 LEB Oro 8th 20–18
2012–13 2 LEB Oro 6th 16–15
2013–14 2 LEB Oro 4th 20–12
2014–15 2 LEB Oro 3rd 27–13 Copa Príncipe RU
2015–16 2 LEB Oro 7th 19–16
2016–17 2 LEB Oro 4th 27–15
2017–18 2 LEB Oro 1st 28–6 Copa Princesa C
2018–19 1 Liga ACB 18th 9–25
2019–20 2 LEB Oro 8th[a] 15–9
2020–21 2 LEB Oro 1st 25–10 Copa Princesa C
2021–22 1 Liga ACB 11th 16–18 Quarterfinalist
2022–23 1 Liga ACB 3 Champions League QR 0–1
  1. ^ Season curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trophies and awardsEdit

TrophiesEdit

  • 2nd division championships: (3)
  • Copa Princesa: (3)
    • 2008, 2018, 2021
  • Copa Galicia: (14)
    • 1986, 1987, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2018, 2021, 2022

RecordsEdit

  • 23 seasons in the top division
  • 1 participation in Korać Cup
    • 1985–86 season: eliminated in quarterfinals group stage

Individual awardsEdit

ACB MVP

All-ACB Team

ACB Top Scorer

ACB Three Point Shootout Champion

All-LEB Oro Team

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Relación de SAD — Portal del Consejo Superior de Deportes" (in European Spanish). Consejo Superior de Deportes. Archived from the original on 2 April 2017. Retrieved 1 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Guía oficial ACB 1992, páxina 183. Editorial DB". Archived from the original on 2018-02-10. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  3. ^ "É de 6.500 espectadores sentados axeitándose á última normativa". Archived from the original on 2010-10-03. Retrieved 2018-09-01.
  4. ^ "El Breogán asciende a la Liga ACB 12 años después" [Breogán promotes to Liga ACB 12 years after] (in Spanish). Marca. 13 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018.

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