Club Estudiantes, S.A.D., known as Movistar Estudiantes for sponsorship reasons, is a basketball team based in the city of Madrid, Community of Madrid. It is member of the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto (ACB). Founded in 1948, it is one of the most recognized basketball teams in Spain.
|History||Ramiro de Maeztu|
|Location||Madrid, Community of Madrid|
|Team colors||Light Blue, Black|
|Head coach||Josep Maria Berrocal|
|Championships||3 Spanish Cups|
Some of its achievements include winning three Spanish Cups and reaching the ACB Finals in 2004. The club is also particularly famous for its renowned youth programme that has produced many Spanish talents over the years such as Alberto Herreros, Nacho Azofra, Aíto García Reneses, Alfonso Reyes, Felipe Reyes, Carlos Jiménez, Iñaki de Miguel or Pepu Hernández.
Along the years CB Estudiantes has had several sponsorship names:
The club was founded in 1948 by a group of students (the "Estudiantes") of a public preparatory school (the Instituto Ramiro de Maeztu, IRM) in Madrid.
By the time when the first Spanish-wide season-long championship was organized in 1955, by the Spanish Basketball Association (FEB), it was one of the six clubs participating in that tournament, as the second best team from the Province of Madrid (the first being Real Madrid. Since then, it has always participated in the premier Spanish basketball league. It is one of only three of such clubs, together with Real Madrid and Joventut. It is also one of two only Spanish basketball clubs with teams both at the top male and female Spanish championships.
In May 2012, Estudiantes was relegated for the first time in its history from the top tier of Spanish basketball, but remained in the league because LEB Oro champion CB 1939 Canarias didn't present the required documentation and money.
Basketball Hall of FamersEdit
- Antonio Díaz-Miguel, F, 1950–1952, 1953–1958, Inducted 1997
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|Movistar Estudiantes roster|
Updated: December 27, 2018
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2|
|C||Shayne Whittington||Víctor Arteaga|
|PF||Nik Caner-Medley||Goran Suton|
|SF||Alessandro Gentile||Édgar Vicedo||Andryi Grytsak|
|SG||Darío Brizuela||Gian Clavell||Zoltán Perl|
|PG||Omar Cook||Ludvig Håkanson||Adams Sola|
Colours: Blue = homegrown player; Red = non-FIBA Europe player
Season by seasonEdit
- Copa del Rey de Baloncesto (Spanish King's Cup)
- Copa Príncipe de Asturias (Spanish Prince's Cup)
- Winners (1): 1986
- FIBA Saporta Cup (defunct)
- FIBA Korać Cup (defunct)
- Runners-up (1): 1998–99
- FIBA EuroChallenge (defunct)
- FIBA International Christmas Tournament (defunct)
- David Russell – 1986, 1987
- Ricky Winslow – 1990
- Chandler Thompson – 1996, 1998
Season by seasonEdit
|Season||Tier||Division||Pos.||Copa de la Reina|
|2001–02||2||Liga Femenina 2||2nd|
|2007–08||2||Liga Femenina 2||3rd|
|2010–11||2||Liga Femenina 2||4th|
|2011–12||2||Liga Femenina 2||9th|
|2012–13||2||Liga Femenina 2||7th|
|2013–14||2||Liga Femenina 2||6th|
|2014–15||2||Liga Femenina 2||8th|
|2015–16||2||Liga Femenina 2||8th|
|2016–17||2||Liga Femenina 2||2nd|
- Invited to join the newly created Liga Femenina 2.
- SADs at CSD website
- Comunicado oficial Asefa Estudiantes ACB.com, 15 June 2012
- "Asefa Estudiantes will play the next season in the Palacio de Deportes" (in Spanish). 24 August 2010.
- History of the women's basketball team at Estudiantes website (in Spanish)