CB Estudiantes

Club Baloncesto Estudiantes, S.A.D.,[1] known simply as Estu and as Movistar Estudiantes for sponsorship reasons, is a basketball team based in the city of Madrid, Spain. It is a member of the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto (ACB). Founded in 1948, it is one of the most recognized basketball teams in Spain.

Movistar Estudiantes
Movistar Estudiantes logo
NicknameEstu, Los del Ramiro, Dementes
LeaguesLEB Oro
FoundedApril 1948; 74 years ago (April 1948)
HistoryRamiro de Maeztu
(1948)
CB Estudiantes
(1948–present)
ArenaPalacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
Capacity17,500
LocationMadrid, Spain
Team colorsLight Blue, Black, White
     
PresidentIgnacio Triana
Team managerHernán Jasen
Head coachJavi Rodríguez
Team captainAdams Sola
Championships3 King's Cup
2 Princess' Cup
Websitewww.movistarestudiantes.com
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Third jersey
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Team colours
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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, Pepu Hernández or Juancho Hernangómez.

Sponsorship namingEdit

Along the years CB Estudiantes has had several sponsorship names:

  • No sponsorship name: 1948-1971
  • Estudiantes Monteverde: 1971–1977
  • No sponsorship name: 1977–1978
  • Estudiantes Mudespa: 1978–1981
  • Estudiantes Caja Postal: 1981–1987, 1989–1992
  • Estudiantes Todagrés: 1987–1988
  • Estudiantes Bose: 1988–1989
   
  • Estudiantes Argentaria: 1992–1997
  • No sponsorship name: 1997–1998
  • Adecco Estudiantes: 1998–2006
  • MMT Estudiantes: 2006–2009
  • Asefa Estudiantes: 2009–2013
  • Tuenti Móvil Estudiantes: 2013–2014
  • Movistar Estudiantes: 2014–present

HistoryEdit

 
Logo of the 60th anniversary.

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.[2]

Home arenasEdit

 
Polideportivo Antonio Magariños, where currently play the women's and the youth teams of the club.

RivalriesEdit

Estudiantes has a rivalry with Real Madrid. Both teams meet in the Madrid basketball derby.

PlayersEdit

 
Estudiantes time out during a game versus Pamesa Valencia in November 2005.
 
2010–11 season players (from left to right): Nik Caner-Medley, Jiří Welsch, Albert Oliver, Germán Gabriel, Sergio Sánchez, Josh Asselin, Marc Blanch, Yannick Driesen, Jayson Granger, Daniel Clark, Tyrone Ellis, Hernán "Pancho" Jasen, Jaime Fernández.

Basketball Hall of FamersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

CB Estudiantes roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
C 1     Agbelese, Danny 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 32 – (1990-04-14)14 April 1990
SG 3   Hughes, Mark 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 25 – (1997-11-14)14 November 1997
SG 4     Jorgensen, Paul 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 26 – (1996-07-21)21 July 1996
SF 5   Sola, Adams (C) 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 22 – (2000-07-27)27 July 2000
PF 8   Jawara, Karamo 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 31 – (1991-06-25)25 June 1991
PG 10     Atencia, Hansel 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 25 – (1997-05-24)24 May 1997
SF 11   Alderete, Héctor 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 20 – (2002-03-06)6 March 2002
C 13   Larsen, Kevin 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 29 – (1993-07-17)17 July 1993
SF 15   Smith, Sean 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 27 – (1995-12-09)9 December 1995
PG 16   Montero, Álex 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (2003-04-27)27 April 2003
C 17   Stoilov, Emil 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 20 – (2002-06-14)14 June 2002
PF 19   López, Hugo 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 19 – (2003-07-05)5 July 2003
SF 20   Drame, Michael 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 23 – (1999-12-13)13 December 1999
SG 33   Domínguez, Rubén 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (2003-01-23)23 January 2003
PG 44   Leimanis, Toms 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 28 – (1994-08-07)7 August 1994
PF 71     Demétrio, Leonardo 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 28 – (1994-03-24)24 March 1994
PG   Franch, Josep 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 32 – (1991-01-28)28 January 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Alberto Lorenzo
  •   Sergio Jiménez
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Kevin Larsen Danny Agbelese Emil Stoilov
PF Karamo Jawara Leonardo Demétrio Hugo López
SF Sean Smith Adams Sola Héctor Alderete Michael Drame
SG Paul Jorgensen Mark Hughes Rubén Domínguez
PG Toms Leimanis Josep Franch Hansel Atencia Álex Montero

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

Notable playersEdit

Head coachEdit

PresidentsEdit

  • Antonio Magariños: 1948-1964
  • Anselmo López: 1964 (int.)
  • José Hermida: 1964-1971
  • Pedro Dellmans: 1971-1983
  • Juan Francisco Moneo: 1983-1999
  • Alejandro González Varona: 1999-2004
  • Juan Francisco García: 2004-2005
  • Fernando Bermúdez: 2005-2008
  • Javier Tejedor: 2008
  • Juan Francisco García: 2008-2014
  • Fernando Galindo: 2014-2022
  • Ignacio Triana: 2022–present

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1957 1 1ª División 5th 3–7
1958 1 1ª División 5th 11–1–6
1958–59 1 1ª División 6th 12–2–8 Quarterfinalist
1959–60 1 1ª División 10th 6–2–14 Round of 16
1960–61 1 1ª División 7th 10–2–10 First round
1961–62 1 1ª División 3rd 10–8 Runner-up
1962–63 1 1ª División 2nd 11–5 Champion
1963–64 1 1ª División 5th 13–9 Semifinalist
1964–65 1 1ª División 4th 6–8
1965–66 1 1ª División 6th 8–10 Semifinalist
1966–67 1 1ª División 3rd 14–6 Semifinalist
1967–68 1 1ª División 2nd 16–4 Semifinalist
1968–69 1 1ª División 5th 12–10 Quarterfinalist
1969–70 1 1ª División 5th 11–1–10 Quarterfinalist
1970–71 1 1ª División 8th 8–14 Round of 16
1971–72 1 1ª División 5th 12–10 Semifinalist
1972–73 1 1ª División 4th 17–1–12 Runner-up
1973–74 1 1ª División 4th 17–2–9 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 5–4
1974–75 1 1ª División 7th 8–14 Runner-up
1975–76 1 1ª División 4th 17–15 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 6–1
1976–77 1 1ª División 6th 10–12 Semifinalist
1977–78 1 1ª División 7th 8–1–13 Semifinalist
1978–79 1 1ª División 4th 13–1–8 Quarterfinalist
1979–80 1 1ª División 8th 9–1–12 Round of 16
1980–81 1 1ª División 2nd 18–2–6 Quarterfinalist
1981–82 1 1ª División 11th 10–1–15 Round of 16
1982–83 1 1ª División 10th 8–1–17 Round of 16
1983–84 1 Liga ACB 13th 14–16
1984–85 1 Liga ACB 7th 20–13 Copa Príncipe SF
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 5th 17–15 Copa Príncipe C
1986–87 1 Liga ACB 5th 16–17 Quarterfinalist Copa Príncipe R16 3 Korać Cup QF 5–3
1987–88 1 Liga ACB 5th 18–14 Quarterfinalist Copa Príncipe QF 3 Korać Cup QF 3–5
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 10th 20–19 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 4–6
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 4th 22–19 Round of 16
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 3rd 30–12 Runner-up 3 Korać Cup QF 8–4
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 3rd 30–13 Champion 1 Euroleague 4th 14–7
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 4th 27–14 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague GS 6–10
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 4th 22–16 Fourth position 3 Korać Cup GS 4–4
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 7th 20–20 Third position 3 Korać Cup GS 5–5
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 3rd 29–16 3 Korać Cup GS 6–4
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 3rd 25–17 Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague R16 9–7
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 5th 25–13 Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague R16 8–10
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 4th 24–17 3 Korać Cup RU 14–2
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 3rd 28–14 Champion 3 Korać Cup SF 11–3
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 6th 22–16 Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague R16 4–8
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 4th 23–19 Semifinalist 2 Saporta Cup R16 6–6
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 4th 27–14 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup SF 11–5
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 2nd 28–20 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup SF 11–5
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 4th 25–17 Quarterfinalist 1 EuroLeague RS 4–10
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 8th 17–20 2 ULEB Cup RS 4–6
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 9th 16–18 3 FIBA EuroCup 4th 12–4
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 14th 12–22
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 13th 12–22 Semifinalist
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 7th 19–17 Quarterfinalist
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 12th 16–18 2 Eurocup QF 8–6
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 17th[a] 11–23
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 12th 15–19 Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 16th 12–22
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 13th 14–20
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 17th[b] 9–25
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 11th 13–19
2017–18 1 Liga ACB 11th 17–17 3 Champions League RS 9–1–6
2018–19 1 Liga ACB 16th 11–23 Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League QR2 2–2
2019–20 1 Liga ACB 18th[c] 5–18
2020–21 1 Liga ACB 17th 9–27
2021–22 2 LEB Oro 3rd[d] 29–11 Copa Princesa C
2022–23 2 LEB Oro
  1. ^ Remained in ACB due to the resign of Iberostar Canarias to promote.
  2. ^ Remained in ACB due to the resign of Quesos Cerrato Palencia to promote.
  3. ^ Season curtailed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  4. ^ Remained in LEB Oro due to the Garbajosa scandal.

HonoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Runners-up (4): 1962–63, 1967–68, 1980–81, 2003–04
Winners (3): 1963, 1992, 2000
Runners-up (4): 1962, 1973, 1975, 1991
Winners (2): 1986, 2022

European competitionsEdit

4th place (1): 1991–92
Final Four (1): 1992
Semifinalists (2): 1973–74, 1975–76
Runners-up (1): 1998–99
Semifinalists (2): 2002–03, 2003–04
4th place (1): 2006–07
Final Four (1): 2007

Other competitionsEdit

Winners (1):1992
4th place (4): 1972, 1974, 1975, 1993
Winnners (8): 1988, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Albacete, Spain Invitational Game
Winners (1): 2014
  • Torneo Ciudad de Getafe
Winners (1): 2019

Individual awardsEdit

Women's teamEdit

CB Estudiantes has also a women's team which was founded in 1989 and played during several seasons in Liga Femenina, the Spanish women's basketball top tier.[4] It currently plays in Liga Femenina.

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Copa de la Reina European competitions
2000–01 2 1ª División 2nd[a]
2001–02 2 Liga Femenina 2 2nd
2002–03 1 Liga Femenina 10th
2003–04 1 Liga Femenina 7th
2004–05 1 Liga Femenina 7th Quarterfinalist
2005–06 1 Liga Femenina 7th
2006–07 1 Liga Femenina 8th
2006–07 1 Liga Femenina 13th
2007–08 2 Liga Femenina 2 3rd
2008–09 1 Liga Femenina 12th
2009–10 1 Liga Femenina 13th
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
2017–18 1 Liga Femenina 14th
2018–19 2 Liga Femenina 2 10th
2019–20 2 Liga Femenina 2 1st [b]
2020–21 1 Liga Femenina 5th
2021–22 1 Liga Femenina 7th 2 EuroCup Women PR1 4–4
2022–23 1 Liga Femenina

[5]

  1. ^ Invited to join the newly created Liga Femenina 2.
  2. ^ Liga Femenina 2 season 19/20 curtailed due to coronavirus

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SADs at CSD website". Archived from the original on 2017-04-02. Retrieved 2015-04-04.
  2. ^ Comunicado oficial Asefa Estudiantes ACB.com, 15 June 2012
  3. ^ "Asefa Estudiantes will play the next season in the Palacio de Deportes" (in Spanish). 24 August 2010. Archived from the original on 25 June 2013. Retrieved 24 August 2010.
  4. ^ History of the women's basketball team at Estudiantes website (in Spanish)
  5. ^ "Competiciones FEB".

External linksEdit