Liga EBA

Liga Española de Baloncesto Aficionado (EBA), commonly known as Liga EBA, is a Spanish basketball championship that is the fourth tier level in the Spanish basketball league system, after the Liga ACB, LEB Oro, and LEB Plata. It is administered by the FEB. It was previously the Spanish second tier level competition from 1994 to 1996, the third tier level from 1996 to 2000, and the fifth tier level, from 2007 to 2009.

Liga EBA
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2020–21 Liga EBA season
Liga eba.jpg
SportBasketball
Founded1995
CEOJorge Garbajosa
No. of teams109
CountrySpain Spain
ContinentEuropean Union Europe
Level on pyramid4
Promotion toLEB Plata
Relegation toPrimera División
Official websitewww.feb.es (in Spanish)

The Liga EBA is made up of five inter-regional groups.

After the regular season, sixteen teams advance to the playoffs, where only four teams are promoted to the LEB Plata. The lowest ranked teams of each group, are relegated to the Primera División.

Current clubsEdit

Conference AEdit

Team Home city Autonomous federation Arena
Agustinos Leclerc León   Castile and León San Esteban
Ávila Auténtica "El Bulevar" Ávila   Castile and León Carlos Sastre
Baskonia B Vitoria-Gasteiz   Basque Country Mendizorrotza
Caja Rural de Zamora Zamora   Castile and León Manuel Camba
Calvo Basket Xiria Carballo   Galicia Vila de Noia
Cantbasket 04 Santander   Cantabria Palacio de Deportes
CB Costa Ártabra Ferrol   Galicia Javier Gómez Noya
CB La Flecha Arroyo de la Encomienda   Castile and León La Vega
CB Santurtzi SK Santurtzi   Basque Country Mikel Trueba
CB Solares Medio Cudeyo   Cantabria Mies del Corro
CB Valle de Egüés Valle de Egüés   Navarre Maristas
Conspur Bezana Santa Cruz de Bezana   Cantabria Soto de la Marina
Easo Bodegas Muga San Sebastián   Basque Country José Antonio Gasca
Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura Lugo   Galicia Pazo dos Deportes
Gijón Basket Gijón   Asturias Palacio de Deportes
Goierri Iparragirre 2020 Urretxu   Basque Country Aldiri
Grupo Inmapa Filipenses Palencia   Castile and León Municipal
KFC Culleredo Culleredo   Galicia O Burgo
LBC Cocinas.com Logroño   La Rioja Espartero
Megacalzado Ardoi Zizur Mayor-Zizur Nagusia   Navarre Municipal
Mondragón Unibersitatea Mondragón   Basque Country Iturripe
Nissan Grupo de Santiago Burgos   Castile and León El Plantío
Obradoiro Silleda B Silleda   Galicia César González Fares
Porriño Baloncesto Base O Porriño   Galicia Porriño 1
Raisan Pas Piélagos Piélagos   Cantabria El Moli
Santo Domingo Betanzos Betanzos   Galicia Municipal
Tabirako Baqué Durango   Basque Country Landako
Ucoga Seguros CB Chantada Ensino Chantada   Galicia Municipal
UEMC Real Valladolid Baloncesto B Valladolid   Castile and León Pisuerga
Ulacia Zarautz Zarautz   Basque Country Aritzbatalde
ULE RBH Global Basket León León   Castile and León Palacio de los Deportes
Universidad de Valladolid Valladolid   Castile and León Fuente de La Mora
USAL La Antigua Salamanca   Castile and León Würzburg

Conference BEdit

Team Home city Autonomous federation Arena
Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros Arrecife   Canary Islands Ciudad Deportiva
Autocares Rodríguez Daimiel Daimiel   Castilla–La Mancha Municipal
Baloncesto Alcalá Alcalá de Henares   Community of Madrid Espartales
CB Agüimes Agüimes   Canary Islands Municipal
CB Fuenlabrada B Fuenlabrada   Community of Madrid El Arroyo
CB La Matanza CBA La Matanza de Acentejo   Canary Islands Municipal
CB Pozuelo Pozuelo de Alarcón   Community of Madrid El Torreón
Distrito Olímpico Madrid   Community of Madrid San Blas
Estudio Madrid   Community of Madrid Paco Hernández
Globalcaja Quintanar Quintanar del Rey   Castilla–La Mancha Ángel Lancho
Lujisa Guadalajara Basket Guadalajara   Castilla–La Mancha San José
MGS Seguros ADC Boadilla Boadilla del Monte   Community of Madrid Rey Felipe VI
Movistar Estudiantes B Madrid   Community of Madrid Antonio Magariños
Náutico Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife   Canary Islands RCNT
Real Madrid B Madrid   Community of Madrid Ciudad Real Madrid
Tobarra CB Tobarra   Castilla–La Mancha La Granja
Uros de Rivas Rivas-Vaciamadrid   Community of Madrid Cerro del Telégrafo

Conference CEdit

Team Home city Autonomous federation Arena
AD Torreforta Tarragona   Catalonia Riu Clar
AE Badalonès Badalona   Catalonia La Plana
AEA Solidaria Llucmajor Llucmajor   Balearic Islands Municipal
Anagan Olivar Zaragoza   Aragon Miralbueno
Azulejos Moncayo CBZ Zaragoza   Aragon Múdejar
Baricentro Barberà Barberà del Vallès   Catalonia Can Serra
BBA Castelldefels Castelldefels   Catalonia Can Vinader
Belsué Seguros El Olivar Zaragoza   Aragon El Olivar
Brisasol CB Salou Salou   Catalonia Centre Salou
CB Granollers 1-Pisos.com Granollers   Catalonia CB Granollers
CB Martorell Martorell   Catalonia Municipal
CB Quart Germans Cruz Quart   Catalonia Municipal
CB Valls Òptiques Teixidó Valls   Catalonia Joana Ballart
CB Vic Universitat de Vic Vic   Catalonia Castell d'en Planes
Cochesinternet.net Alpicat Alpicat   Catalonia Antoni Roure Vila
Consell Air Europa B Palma de Mallorca   Balearic Islands Cati Pol
DM Group Mollet Mollet del Vallès   Catalonia Plana Lledó
FC Martinenc Bàsquet Barcelona   Catalonia Guinardó
Grup Via CB Artés Artés   Catalonia Municipal
JAC Sants Barcelona Barcelona   Catalonia Espanya Industrial
Joventut Badalona B Badalona   Catalonia Municipal
Maristes Ademar Badalona   Catalonia La Plana
Mataró Parc Maresme Mataró   Catalonia Eusebi Millán
MCNTeam SESE Barcelona   Catalonia Ramon Aldufreu Virrei Amat
Monbus CB Igualada Igualada   Catalonia Les Comes
OBC Alfindén La Puebla de Alfindén   Aragon Municipal
Patria Hispana Seguros Almozara Zaragoza   Aragon CDM Siglo XXI
Pinta B CB Es Castell Es Castell   Balearic Islands Sergio Llull
Plus Ultra Seguros Roser Barcelona   Catalonia Mundet
Ripotrans Lliçà d'Amunt Lliçà d'Amunt   Catalonia Pavelló d'Esports
Sant Antoni Ibiza Feeling Sant Antoni de Portmany   Balearic Islands Sa Pedrera
Sol Gironès Bisbal Bàsquet La Bisbal d'Empordà   Catalonia Municipal
Tenea CB Esparreguera Esparreguera   Catalonia Ramon Martí
UE Mataró Germans Homs Mataró   Catalonia Josep Mora
UE Sant Cugat Sant Cugat del Vallès   Catalonia Municipal

Conference DEdit

Team Home city Autonomous federation Arena
Benahavís Costa del Sol Benahavís   Andalusia Municipal
Bodegón Andalucía CB Cimis San Fernando   Andalusia Almirante Laulhé
CAB Estepona Estepona   Andalusia Pineda
CB La Zubia La Zubia   Andalusia 11 de marzo
CB Novaschool Rincón de la Victoria   Andalusia Novaschool Añoreta
CBSFDO San Fernando   Andalusia El Parque
Ciudad de Huelva Huelva   Andalusia Andrés Estrada
Climanavas Agrometal Peñarroya Peñarroya   Andalusia Lourdes Mohedano
Colegio El Pinar Alhaurín de la Torre   Andalusia El Pinar
Ecoculture Costa de Almería Almería   Andalusia Moisés Ruiz
Gymnástica Portuense El Puerto de Santa María   Andalusia Ramón Velázquez
Huelva Comercio Huelva   Andalusia Andrés Estrada
Jaén Paraíso Interior CB Andújar Andújar   Andalusia Municipal
Jaén Paraíso Interior Montetucci CB Martos Martos   Andalusia Municipal de la Juventud
Melilla Sport Capital Enrique Soler B Melilla   Melilla Guillermo García Pezzi
Oh!Tels ULB La Línea de la Concepción   Andalusia Municipal
Real Betis Baloncesto B Seville   Andalusia Juan Ramón López García
Rus CB Ciudad de Dos Hermanas Dos Hermanas   Andalusia Los Montecillos
Sagrado Corazón Lithium Iberia Cáceres   Extremadura Ciudad de Cáceres
Torta del Casar Extremadura B Cáceres   Extremadura Ciudad de Cáceres
Unicaja Andalucía B Málaga   Andalusia Los Guindos
Xerez Club Deportivo Jerez de la Frontera   Andalusia José María Ruiz Mateos

Conference EEdit

Team Home city Autonomous federation Arena
Àngels Visión Units Pel Bàsquet Gandia Gandia   Valencian Community Municipal
Bauhaus Godella Godella   Valencian Community Municipal
CB Ifach Calpe Calp   Valencian Community Municipal
CB Puerto Sagunto Sagunto   Valencian Community José Veral
CB Tabernes Blanques Fernando Gil Tavernes Blanques   Valencian Community Municipal
Conciencia2s Valencia CB Aldaia Aldaia   Valencian Community Municipal
ESET Ontinet Ontinyent   Valencian Community Municipal
FC Cartagena CB Cartagena   Murcia Palacio de Deportes
Inalco Alcora Caixa Rural L'Alcora   Valencian Community Municipal
Innovaciones Constructivas Quesada NBTorrent Torrent   Valencian Community El Vedat
La Nucia UA Fundación Lucentum B La Nucia   Valencian Community Camilo Cano
Nou Bàsquet Paterna Paterna   Valencian Community Municipal
Picken Claret Valencia   Valencian Community Benimaclet
Refitel Bàsquet Llíria Llíria   Valencian Community Pla del Arc
Safir Fruits Alginet Alginet   Valencian Community Municipal
SCD Carolinas Alicante   Valencian Community Florida Babel
Servigroup Benidorm Benidorm   Valencian Community Illa Benidorm
TAU Castelló B Castellón de la Plana   Valencian Community Ciutat de Castelló
UCAM Murcia CB B Murcia   Murcia Palacio de Deportes
Valencia Basket B Valencia   Valencian Community L'Alquería

HistoryEdit

Final Eight FormatEdit

The best teams in the Final Eight were usually promoted to a higher division. Due to economic problems, sometimes the winners couldn't be promoted to higher divisions.

Year Tier Host Champion Runner-up Score Promoted
to
Teams
promoted
1994–95 2 Gijón CB Gran Canaria Gijón Baloncesto 86–84 ACB 2
1995–96 2 Lugo CB Granada Valencia BC 104–87 None
1996–97 3 Chipiona Menorca Bàsquet CB Cornellà 73–70 LEB 1
1997–98 3 Cabra SD Bidegintza Zalla CB Galicia 74–71 2
1998–99 3 Gandía UB La Palma CB Calpe 71–62 None
1999–00 3 Guadalajara CB Cornellà UB La Palma 74–58 LEB 2 2
2000–01 4 Pamplona Gramenet CB CB Montcada 91–76
2001–02 4 La Laguna CB Aracena CB 1939 Canarias 87–79
2002–03 4 Huesca FC Barcelona B CB Montcada 72–64
2003–04 4 Montilla CB L'Hospitalet UB Sabadell 89–73 3
2004–05 4 Palencia CB Peñas Huesca CB Vic 82–69 2
2005–06 4 Guadalajara CB Prat CB Muro 83–65
2006–07 4 Murcia CB Santa Pola CB Illescas 78–71

Final groups formatEdit

The 16 qualified teams were divided in four groups of four teams. The winners of the regular season groups hosted each group. The four group winners were promoted to the disappeared LEB Bronce.

After the play-offs, the FEB set a table to determine the official champion of the Liga EBA. In this table, the four group winners were the four first qualified teams, the runners-up from 5th to 8th, third qualifieds from 9th to 12th and last teams from 13th to 16th.

Year Tier Champion Runner-up Third qualified Fourth qualified
2007–08 5 Fundación Adepal Oviedo CB CB Valls CB Villa de Valdemoro
2008–09 5 CB Olesa CB Santurtzi SK BC Andorra CB La Vila

'May madness' formatEdit

The 32 qualified teams played a two-leg play-off where four teams were promoted to the higher division. From the 2010–11 season, only 16 teams qualified for the 'May madness' format. Four teams were promoted each season to LEB Plata. For the 2012–13 season, FEB decided to return to the Final Groups format.

After the play-offs, the FEB set a table to determine the official champion of the Liga EBA.

Year Tier Champion Runner-up Third qualified Fourth qualified
2009–10 4 Oviedo CB Iraurgi SB CDB Ciudad Real CB L'Alfàs
2010–11 4 Araberri BC CB Bahía San Agustín CB Santfeliuenc Gandía BA
2011–12 4 Askatuak SBT CB Bahía San Agustín CB Santfeliuenc CE Sant Nicolau
2012–13 4 Xuventude Baloncesto Real Canoe NC CB Estudiantes B Zornotza ST

Comeback to the Final groups formatEdit

As in 2008 and 2009, the final round was played by 16 teams divided in four groups, where the winners were promoted to LEB Plata. Since the 2018–19 season, teams were divided into two stages for six promotions.

Year Tier Champion Runner-up Third qualified Fourth qualified
2013–14 4 Univ. Valladolid CE Sant Nicolau CB Pla de Na Tesa AEC Collblanc-Torrassa
2014–15 4 CB Morón CB Deportivo Coín Fundación CB Granada CB Andratx
2015–16 4 CB L'Hospitalet UPB Gandia Albacete Basket Alcázar Basket
2016–17 4 CB Myrtia CB Martorell Real Canoe NC CP La Roda
2017–18 4 CB Peixefresco CB Almansa CB Menorca CB Villarrobledo
2018–19 4 CB Pardinyes CB Ciudad de Ponferrada CB Tizona UDEA Baloncesto

Copa EBAEdit

The Copa EBA was a competition held from 1996 to 2000 season. This cup was held after the end of the regular season and was played by the champions of the groups.

Season Champion Runner-up
1996–97 Gandía BA CB Coruña
1997–98 CB Calpe FC Barcelona B
1998–99 CB Cornellà CB Calpe
1999–00 CB Cornellà Baloncesto León B

External linksEdit