Club Atlético Peñarol Basketball is the senior men's basketball section of the Uruguayan sports club Peñarol, based in Montevideo. The team played in the Uruguayan Primera División, which was organized by the Uruguayan Basketball Federation, until the club was expelled in 1997.
|Dissolved||1997 (reaffiliated in 2018)|
|Championships||1 South American Club Championship |
6 Uruguayan Championships
5 Winter Tournaments
Peñarol's basketball section dates back to the late 1920s. When Club Piratas was formed; in 1931, it became Peñarol. The club's first league game, which was in the fourth division of Uruguayan basketball, was played in 1940. By 1943, the team was playing in the Uruguayan top-tier level Federal Championship. The following year, Peñarol won the Federal Championship, a tournament including the best basketball teams in Montevideo. In 2003, the league changed its name to the LUB.
In 1945, Peñarol left the Uruguayan Basketball Federation, to play in a new league; the club rejoined the federation in 1947, when the upstart league failed. In 1952, Peñarol again won the Uruguayan Federal Championship. After a down period for the team (with relegation in 1968), Peñarol won the Uruguayan Federal Championship in 1973, 1978, 1979, and 1982. In 1983, the club also won the South American Championship of Champions Clubs, and thus qualified to play at the 1983 edition of the FIBA Intercontinental Cup. In 1985, the club was relegated, beginning a downward spiral, which ended with its expulsion from the Uruguayan Federal Championship in 1997.
Peñarol rejoined the Uruguayan Basketball Federation in 2018, competing in Uruguay's third-tier league, the DTA. In 2019, Peñarol won the Metropolitano championship, promoting to the top division, Liga Uruguaya (LUB), after beating Club Cordón in the finals.
Honours and titlesEdit
- South American Championship of Champions Clubs
- Champions (1): 1983
- Runners-up (1): 1974
- "El Palacio del básquetbol" on 180.com.uy, 21 Jan 2011
- Vuelve el básquetbol a Peñarol on Peñarol website
- ¡Peñarol ascendió a la Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol! on Peñarol website
- Urubasket.com, ed. (2008). "Campeonato de Primera División" (in Spanish). Retrieved 12 July 2009.
- Peñarol vuelve a la división de privilegio, Marketing Registrado, 2 Oct 2019