CB Sant Josep
|History||CB Sant Josep|
CB Sant Josep
|Location||Girona, Catalonia, Spain|
|Team colors||White and Red|
|Championships||1 FIBA EuroCup|
2 Catalan Leagues
- CB Girona redirects here. For the basketball club founded in 2014 by Marc Gasol, see Bàsquet Girona.
The club was founded in 1962 by Ramon Sitjà as CB Sant Josep. In 1989 it became the Anonymous Sport Association (SAD). In 1987, when the ACB was enlarged to 24 teams, CB Girona entered the first division. In 1991, the club had to buy the rights of the Granollers EB to stay in the ACB as they were going to be relegated to the second division.
After the end of the 2007–2008 season, CB Girona suffered serious economic problems, with a debt of over €6 million euros. On July 25, 2008, the club announced that it would not participate in the 2008–09 season of either the Spanish ACB League or the Eurocup.
In the 2009–10 season, Sant Josep bought a LEB Oro place from CB Vic and played the quarterfinals of the promotion playoffs. On the next season, Girona finished in fourth position, arriving to the semifinals. In summer 2012, after three season spent at LEB Oro, the club resigns to its spot in the league and decides to continue playing in Liga EBA, Spanish fourth division.
In April 2013, CB Sant Josep announced it would be dissolved at the end of the 2012–13 season.
Season by seasonEdit
|Season||Tier||Division||Pos.||W–L||Copa del Rey||European competitions|
|1986–87||2||1ª División B||12th||16–18|
|1987–88||2||1ª División B||7th||28–16|
|1988–89||1||Liga ACB||23rd[a]||17–27||Round of 16|
|1989–90||1||Liga ACB||18th||18–21||Quarterfinalist||3 Korać Cup||R2||3–1|
|1992–93||1||Liga ACB||16th||12–21||First round|
|1993–94||1||Liga ACB||17th||12–20||Second round|
|1999–00||1||Liga ACB||10th||16–18||3 Korać Cup||SF||11–1–2|
|2000–01||1||Liga ACB||9th||15–19||3 Korać Cup||R2||0–2|
|2006–07||1||Liga ACB||5th||22–16||Quarterfinalist||3 FIBA EuroCup||C||16–1|
|2007–08||1||Liga ACB||8th[b]||22–15||Quarterfinalist||2 ULEB Cup||RU||12–5|
Participations in European competitionsEdit
Trophies and awardsEdit
- Marc Gasol – 2008
- Levi Rost – 2011
- 1987–1998: Valvi Supermercats, the club was renamed Valvi Girona
- 1998–1999: No sponsor, the club was renamed Girona Gavis
- 1999–2005: Casademont, the club was renamed Casademont Girona
- 2005–2008: Akasvayu, the club was renamed Akasvayu Girona
- 2008–2010: No sponsor, the club was renamed CB Sant Josep Girona
- 2010–2012: Girona FC, the club was renamed the name of the football team
- 2012–present: No sponsor, the club was renamed CB Sant Josep Girona
CB Girona plays in Palau Girona-Fontajau, which has a capacity of 5,049 spectators. The arena was inaugurated in 1993 by NBA player Moses Malone, at a match between the local team Valvi Girona and PAOK Salonica.
"Girona a l'ACB" platformEdit
"Girona a l'ACB" platform (translated from Catalan: Girona in ACB) was created on May 23, 2008, by CB Girona fans. Its purpose was to support the team and the club so they could get rid of the debt and continue playing in the top Spanish division the next year. A website was created for that  (in Catalan) (in Spanish), and there were more than 10,500 signatures collected. Some protests were also made, like a demonstration with over 1,100 people, a basketball match in front of the city hall and a sit-down protest, amongst other actions. 300 T-shirts were also sold.