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Club Baloncesto Zaragoza is a basketball team based in Zaragoza, Aragón, who played from 1981 to 1996 in the top Spanish league (Liga ACB since 1983) and nowadays plays in the 1ª División, the fifth tier. Most of the years in which the team played in Liga ACB, CB Zaragoza was also known as CAI Zaragoza for sponsorship reasons.

Club Baloncesto Zaragoza
Club Baloncesto Zaragoza logo
Leagues1ª División
Founded1981
LocationZaragoza, Aragón
Team colorsRed, White
         
Championships2 Copa del Rey
Websitecbzaragoza.com
Uniforms

CB Zaragoza must be not confused with Basket Zaragoza 2002, the team of the same city who plays today in Liga ACB.

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HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1981 with the purpose of having an elite team in the city of Zaragoza with sufficient resources to play in the 1ª División.

In 1984, CAI Zaragoza achieved its first title: the Copa del Rey, after beating FC Barcelona 81–78 in Zaragoza. The second Copa del Rey arrived in 1990, when CAI Zaragoza beat Ram Joventut 76–69 in the Centro Insular de Deportes at Las Palmas.

In 1990–91 season, the club participated in the FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup and managed to reach the final in Geneva where CAI lost to PAOK by 76–72. From 1992 to 1994, the club was sponsored by Banco NatWest España. Later, in 1996, due to financial problems, CB Zaragoza sold their Liga ACB berth and the FIBA Korać Cup spot to CB Granada and the senior team was folded.

In 2001 the senior team returned to Liga EBA but only played two years. Since 2004, CB Zaragoza started to play regional competitions. It was promoted several times to Liga EBA, but always remained in the Primera División.

Sponsorship namingEdit

  • Zaragoza Skol: 1981–1982
  • CAI Zaragoza: 1982–1992
  • NatWest Zaragoza: 1992–1994
  • Amway Zaragoza: 1994–1996
  • Adecco Zaragoza: 2001–2003
  • Serviplem Baryval Zaragoza: 2004–2008
  • 100x100 Basket Zaragoza: 2009–2013
  • Universidad de Zaragoza CBZ: 2013–2015
  • UniZar Azulejos Moncayo CBZ: 2015–present

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1981–82 1 1ª División 6th 15–11
1982–83 1 1ª División 4th 16–1–9 Round of 16 3 Korać Cup QF 5–3
1983–84 1 Liga ACB 4th 20–16 Champion 3 Korać Cup SF 7–1
1984–85 1 Liga ACB 8th 17–16 Copa Asociación RU 2 Cup Winners' Cup SF 5–3
Supercopa RU
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 4th 21–11 Fourth position 3 Korać Cup R2 3–1
1986–87 1 Liga ACB 3rd 21–12 Semifinalist Copa Príncipe R16 3 Korać Cup SF 5–5
1987–88 1 Liga ACB 3rd 18–17 Quarterfinalist Copa Príncipe SF 3 Korać Cup QF 3–5
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 4th 23–18 Semifinalist 3 Korać Cup QF 4–4
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 9th 20–19 Champion 3 Korać Cup GS 6–4
1990–91 1 Liga ACB 6th 22–16 Quarterfinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup RU 8–3
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 5th 28–11 Runner-up 3 Korać Cup GS 6–4
1992–93 1 Liga ACB 7th 19–18 Fourth position 2 European Cup SF 10–6
1993–94 1 Liga ACB 14th 12–19 Third round 3 Korać Cup GS 2–8
1994–95 1 Liga ACB 6th 24–17 Runner-up
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 7th[a] 25–15 Quarterfinalist 3 Korać Cup GS 3–7
1996–01 Did not enter any competition
2001–02 4 Liga EBA 13th 12–22
2002–03 4 Liga EBA 9th 14–16
2003–04 Did not enter any competition
2004–08 Lower divisions
2008–09 6 1ª División 13–13
2009–10 5 1ª División 9th 10–16
2010–11 5 1ª División 3rd 19–6
2011–12 5 1ª División 1st[b] 25–1
2012–13 5 1ª División 1st 20–5
2013–14 5 1ª División 1st 22–4
2014–15 5 1ª División 1st 19–4
2015–16 5 1ª División 1st 17–3
2016–17 5 1ª División 2nd 16–4
2017–18 5 1ª División 2nd 10–5
  1. ^ Sold its place in Liga ACB to Pamesa Valencia.
  2. ^ Since 2012, the club has always declined to promote to Liga EBA.

Trophies and awardsEdit

TrophiesEdit

1984, 1990
1991

Individual awardsEdit

Spanish Cup MVP

ReferencesEdit

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