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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 2018–19 Liga EBA season
Liga eba.jpg
SportBasketball
Founded1995
CEOJorge Garbajosa
No. of teams107
CountrySpain Spain
ContinentEuropean Union Europe
Level on pyramid4
Promotion toLEB Plata
Relegation toPrimera División
Official websitewww.feb.es ‹See Tfd›(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.

Contents

Current clubsEdit

Group A–AEdit

Team City Autonomous community Arena
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
Easo Loquillo San Sebastián   Basque Country José Antonio Gasca
Gallofa Santander   Cantabria Palacio de Deportes
Goierri-Iparragirre Urretxu   Basque Country Aldiri
Megacalzado Ardoi Zizur Mayor-Zizur Nagusia   Navarre Municipal
Mondragón Unibersitatea Mondragón   Basque Country Iturripe
Nissan Grupo de Santiago Burgos   Castile and León El Plantío
Ordizia-Basoa Banaketak Ordizia   Basque Country Majori
Pas Piélagos Renedo de Piélagos   Cantabria Fernando Expósito
UBU Tizona Burgos   Castile and León El Plantío
Universidad de Valladolid Valladolid   Castile and León Fuente de la Mora

Group A–BEdit

Team City Autonomous community Arena
Agustinos Leclerc León   Castile and León Palacio de los Deportes
Aquimisa Carbajosa Carbajosa de la Sagrada   Castile and León Municipal
Baloncesto Narón Narón   Galicia Gandara
Bierzo Fitness Dentomedic Ciudad de Ponferrada Ponferrada   Castile and León El Toralín
Estudiantes Lugo Leyma Natura Lugo   Galicia Pazo dos Deportes
Huniko Gijón Basket Gijón   Asturias Palacio de Deportes
Innova Chef Zamora   Castile and León Ángel Nieto
Instituto Rosalía de Castro Santiago de Compostela   Galicia Rosalía de Castro
KFC-Culle Culleredo   Galicia O Burgo
Liberbank Oviedo Baloncesto B Oviedo   Asturias Pumarín
Porriño Baloncesto Base O Porriño   Galicia Porriño 2
Santo Domingo Betanzos Betanzos   Galicia Municipal
Ucoga Seguros CB Chantada Chantada   Galicia Municipal
ULE Iriego-Basket León León   Castile and León Palacio de los Deportes

Group BEdit

Team City Autonomous community Arena
Aloe Plus Lanzarote Conejeros Arrecife   Canary Islands Ciudad Deportiva
Autocares Rodríguez Daimiel Daimiel   Castile-La Mancha Pabellón Cubierto
CB Pozuelo Pozuelo de Alarcón   Community of Madrid El Torreón
Club Baloncesto Aridane Los Llanos de Aridane   Canary Islands Severo Rodríguez
Estudio Madrid   Community of Madrid Paco Hernández
Eurocolegio Casvi Villaviciosa de Odón   Community of Madrid Eurocolegio Casvi
Globalcaja Quintanar Quintanar del Rey   Castile-La Mancha Ángel Lancho
Gran Canaria B Las Palmas   Canary Islands Vega de San José
Lujisa Guadalajara Basket Guadalajara   Castile-La Mancha San José
Movistar Estudiantes B Madrid   Community of Madrid Antonio Magariños
Náutico Tenerife Santa Cruz de Tenerife   Canary Islands RCNT
NCS Alcobendas Alcobendas   Community of Madrid Antela Parada
Novum Energy Liceo Francés Madrid   Community of Madrid Campus Sur
Real Madrid B Madrid   Community of Madrid Ciudad Real Madrid
Uros de Rivas Bon Lar Rivas-Vaciamadrid   Community of Madrid Cerro del Telégrafo
Zentro Basket Madrid Madrid   Community of Madrid Antonio Díaz Miguel

Group C-AEdit

Team City Autonomous community Arena
Anagan Olivar Zaragoza   Aragon Miralbueno
CB Castellbisbal Castellbisbal   Catalonia Illa Esportiva
CB Cornellà Cornellà de Llobregat   Catalonia Parc Esportiu
CB Martorell Martorell   Catalonia Municipal
CB Quart Germans Cruz Quart   Catalonia Municipal
CB Salou Salou   Catalonia Centre Salou
CB Salt Salt   Catalonia Municipal
CB Valls Nutrion Valls   Catalonia Joana Ballart
Flanigan Calvià Calvià   Balearic Islands Galatzó
Ibersol CB Tarragona Tarragona   Catalonia El Serrallo
Mataró Feimat Mataró   Catalonia Josep Mora
Mataró Parc Boet Mataró   Catalonia Eusebi Millán
Monbus CB Igualada Igualada   Catalonia Les Comes
Tenea CB Esparreguera Esparreguera   Catalonia Ramon Martí

Group C-BEdit

Team City Autonomous community Arena
Alfindén CB La Puebla de Alfindén   Aragon Municipal
Arenys Bàsquet Joventut Arenys de Mar   Catalonia Fons de les Creus
Barberà Team Values Barberà del Vallès   Catalonia Can Serra
BBA Castelldefels Castelldefels   Catalonia Can Vinader
BC MoraBanc Andorra B Andorra la Vella   Andorra Poliesportiu d'Andorra
Coalci CB Sant Josep Badalona   Catalonia Centro Parroquial
FC Martinenc Bàsquet Barcelona   Catalonia Guinardó
Ilerdauto Nissan Pardinyes Lleida Lleida   Catalonia Barris Nord
JAC Sants Barcelona   Catalonia Espanya Industrial
Oic Penta UB Sant Adrià Sant Adrià de Besòs   Catalonia Municipal
Palma Air Europa B Palma de Mallorca   Balearic Islands Toni Servera
Recambios Gaudí CB Mollet Mollet del Vallès   Catalonia Plana Lledó
SESE Barcelona   Catalonia Ramon Aldufreu Virrei Amat
Vive El Masnou Basquetbol El Masnou   Catalonia Municipal

Group D-AEdit

Team City Autonomous community Arena
CAM Enrique Soler Melilla   Melilla Guillermo García Pezzi
CB Andújar Jaén Paraíso Interior Andújar   Andalusia Municipal
CB Cazorla Jaén Paraíso Interior Cazorla   Andalusia Municipal
CB Marbella Marbella   Andalusia Antonio Serrano Lima
CB Novaschool Rincón de la Victoria   Andalusia Novaschool Añoreta
Ecoculture CB Almería Almería   Andalusia Moisés Ruiz
Framasa Deportivo Coín Coín   Andalusia Municipal
Montetucci CB Martos Jaén Paraíso Interior Martos   Andalusia Municipal de la Juventud
Multiópticas Baza Baza   Andalusia Municipal
Unicaja Andalucía B Málaga   Andalusia Los Guindos

Group D-BEdit

Team City Autonomous community Arena
Alba Ibs Club Baloncesto Utrera Utrera   Andalusia Pepe Álvarez
Benahavís Costa del Sol Benahavís   Andalusia Municipal
CB San Fernando San Fernando   Andalusia Municipal
DKV San Fernando San Fernando   Andalusia Almirante Laulhé
Enerdrink UDEA Algeciras Algeciras   Andalusia Ciudad de Algeciras
Krypteia Capital Huelva Huelva   Andalusia Andrés Estrada
Muser Auto Córdoba   Andalusia Vista Alegre
Oh!Tels ULB La Línea de la Concepción   Andalusia Municipal
Real Betis Energía Plus B Seville   Andalusia Amate
Torta del Casar Extremadura Cáceres   Extremadura Casar de Cáceres

Group E-AEdit

Team City Autonomous community Arena
CB Benicarló Benicarló   Valencian Community Municipal
CB Puerto Sagunto Sagunto   Valencian Community José Veral
Guillén Group Alginet Alginet   Valencian Community Municipal
IPS Aldaia Aldaia   Valencian Community Municipal
Power Electronics Paterna Paterna   Valencian Community Municipal
Refitel Bàsquet Llíria Llíria   Valencian Community Pla del Arc
Sonia Bath Godella Godella   Valencian Community Municipal
Valencia BC B Valencia   Valencian Community L'Alquería

Group E-BEdit

Team City Autonomous community Arena
Cartago Telecom Estudiantes Cartagena Cartagena   Region of Murcia El Albujón
Hero Jairis Alcantarilla   Region of Murcia Fausto Vicent
Servigroup Benidorm Benidorm   Valencian Community Illa Benidorm
Sha Wellness Clinic L'Alfàs L'Alfàs del Pi   Valencian Community Pau Gasol
UCAM Murcia Jiffy B Murcia   Region of Murcia Palacio de Deportes
Units Pel Bàsquet Gandía Gandia   Valencian Community Municipal
UPCT Basket Cartagena Cartagena   Region of Murcia Municipal

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