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The Liga Española de Baloncesto, also known as LEB Oro, is the second basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system. It is run by the FEB. The Liga Española de Baloncesto is divided into two categories. The LEB league was founded in 1996 and is played under FIBA rules. It was renamed LEB Oro in 2007.

LEB Oro
LEB Oro.png
Founded1996; 23 years ago (1996)
First season1996–97
Country Spain
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toLiga ACB
Relegation toLEB Plata
Domestic cup(s)Copa Princesa de Asturias
Current championsReal Betis Baloncesto
(1st title)
Most championshipsCB Murcia
(3 titles)
Websiteleboro.es
2018–19 season

Contents

Championship formatEdit

Each team of has to play with all the other teams of its division twice, once at home and the other at the opponent's arena.

Each victory adds two points to the team in the league ranking, while each loss adds only one. At the end of the league:

  • The winner of the Regular season promotes directly to Liga ACB.
  • Teams qualified between second and ninth position play the promotion play-offs, where the winner promotes with the regular season champion to Liga ACB.
  • The worst or the two worst teams are relegated to LEB Plata.

At the half of the league, the two first teams in the table play the Copa Princesa at home of the winner of the first half season. The Champion of this Cup will play the play-offs as first qualified if it finishes the league between the 2nd and the 5th qualified.

LEB HistoryEdit

 
Porfirio Fisac achieved three titles and collaborated in other one before leaving.

The two first teams are promoted to ACB. Since 2007–08, is known as LEB Oro (LEB Gold) and the regular season champion promotes to ACB without playing the playoffs. The winner of the Playoffs Finals is the other promoted team.

Season Champion Runner-up MVP Champion's Coach
1996–97 CB Ciudad de Huelva Caja Cantabria   Bob Harstad   Sergio Valdeolmillos
1997–98 Murcia Artel Baloncesto Fuenlabrada   Tony Smith   Felipe Coello
1998–99 Breogán Universidade Cabitel Gijón   Eric Cuthrell   Paco García
1999–00 CB Lucentum Alicante Club Ourense Baloncesto   Joe Bunn   Andreu Casadevall
2000–01 Caprabo Lleida CB Granada   Michael Wilson   Edu Torres
2001–02 CB Lucentum Alicante Minorisa.net Manresa   Lawrence Lewis   Julio Lamas
2002–03 Etosa Murcia Unelco Tenerife   Jaime Peterson   Felipe Coello
2003–04 Bilbao Basket CB Granada   Aaron Swinson   Txus Vidorreta
2004–05 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada IBB Hoteles Menorca   Ricardo Guillén   Luis Casimiro
2005–06 Bruesa GBC Polaris World Murcia   Thomas Terrell   Porfirio Fisac
2006–07 Ricoh Manresa Climalia León   Ricardo Guillén   Jaume Ponsarnau
2007–08 Basket CAI Zaragoza Bruesa GBC   Andy Panko   Curro Segura
2008–09 CB Valladolid CB Lucentum Alicante   Jakim Donaldson   Porfirio Fisac
2009–10 Basket CAI Zaragoza ViveMenorca   Jakim Donaldson   José Luis Abós
2010–11 CB Murcia Blu:sens Monbús   Ricardo Guillén   Luis Guil
2011–12 Iberostar Canarias Menorca Bàsquet   Jakim Donaldson   Alejandro Martínez
2012–13 Ford Burgos[N 1] CB Lucentum Alicante   Ondřej Starosta   Andreu Casadevall
2013–14 River Andorra MoraBanc Ford Burgos[N 2]   Jordi Trias   Joan Peñarroya
2014–15 Ford Burgos[N 2] Club Ourense Baloncesto   Ricardo Guillén   Andreu Casadevall
2015–16 Quesos Cerrato Palencia Club Melilla Baloncesto   Óliver Arteaga   Porfirio Fisac /   Sergio García
2016–17 RETAbet.es GBC San Pablo Inmobiliaria Burgos   Jordi Trias   Porfirio Fisac
2017–18 Cafés Candelas Breogán ICL Manresa   Jordi Trias   Natxo Lezkano
2018–19 Real Betis Energía Plus RETAbet Bilbao Basket   Curro Segura

Notes:

  • † Team did not promote to Liga ACB in the next season.
  • ‡ Iberostar Canarias initially did not promote to Liga ACB, but finally acquired the spot of Lucentum Alicante for playing in the league.

Performance by clubEdit

Records at LEB OroEdit

Stats leadersEdit

Season Top rating PIR Top scorer PPG Top rebounder RPG Top Assistant APG
1996–97   Bob Harstad 31.72   Bob Harstad 30.56   Jermaine Carlton 11.96   Jaume Comas 4.73
1997–98   Tony Smith 25.38   Tony Smith 25.38   Eric Cuthrell 10.96   Tony Smith 3.96
1998–99   Eric Cuthrell 28.65   Tony Smith 22.62   Eric Cuthrell 11.57   Ronald Rutland 4.38
1999–00   Joe Bunn 28.23   Joe Bunn 23.60   Cedric Moore 10.17   Valentín Holgado 4.30
2000–01   Michael Wilson 23.70   Howard Brown 23.91   Michael Wilson 9.53   Ernesto Serrano 4.93
2001–02   Lawrence Lewis 25.03   Asier García 19.41   Lawrence Lewis 10.27   Roberto Núñez 4.60
2002–03   Jaime Peterson 22.47   Howard Brown 18.97   Willie Walls 14.76   Javi Salgado 4.87
2003–04   Aaron Swinson 23.94   Ugonna Onyekwe 19.33   Aaron Swinson 9.44   Dani López 4.62
2004–05   Ricardo Guillén 23.67   Aaron Swinson 18.56   Willie Walls 12.27   Sergio Sánchez 4.70
2005–06   Thomas Terrell 25.33   Thomas Terrell 19.21   Robert Battle 8.71   Andre Turner 4.68
2006–07   Ricardo Guillén 20.97   Malik Dixon 20.65   Keith Waleskowski 10.70   Jorge Jiménez 5.00
2007–08   Andrew Panko 21.88   Antwain Barbour 19.44   Jakim Donaldson 10.00   Lucas Victoriano 5.76
2008–09   Jakim Donaldson 23.26   Kammron Taylor 18.05   Jakim Donaldson 9.50   Diego Ciorciari 6.09
2009–10   Jakim Donaldson 28.50   Darren Phillip 18.15   Jakim Donaldson 11.06   Diego Ciorciari 4.87
2010–11   Ricardo Guillén 24.11   Ricardo Guillén 19.11   Dwayne Curtis 9.24   Juan Alberto Aguilar 4.56
2011–12   Jakim Donaldson 21.29   Troy DeVries 19.15   Olaseni Lawal 10.62   Joan Carles Bivià 5.12
2012–13   Ondřej Starosta 21.73   Francis Sánchez 15.73   Ondřej Starosta 9.81   Dani Pérez 5.50
2013–14   Jordi Trias 24.08   Ricardo Guillén 16.00   Jordi Trias 9.00   Mikel Uriz 4.92
2014–15   Ricardo Guillén 20.40   Ricardo Guillén 16.44   Kyle Rowley 9.07   Mikel Uriz 5.18
2015–16   Óliver Arteaga 23.18   Ricardo Guillén 18.70   Óliver Arteaga 9.71   Ferran Bassas 6.50
2016–17   Jordi Trias 20.50   Zaid Hearst 20.18   Jordi Trias 10.18   Dani Pérez 5.58
2017–18   Volodymyr Gerun 21.13   Johnny Dee 15.94   Emanuel Cățe 8.53   Óscar Alvarado 6.38
2018–19   Tyson Pérez 20.46   Junior Robinson 19.79   Tyson Pérez 10.62   Óscar Alvarado 6.18

All-time top performancesEdit

Active LEB Oro player

Games playedEdit

Rank Player Position(s) Seasons[1] Years Games played
1   Jorge García (ESP) PF 16 1996–2017 512
2   Urko Otegui (ESP) C 14 2002– 505
3   Julio González (ESP) SF 14 2000–2014 473
4   A. Galarreta (ESP) SF 15 2003–2018 457
5   Pedro Rivero (ESP) PG 13 2002–2017 451
6   Álex Alba (ESP) SG 13 1999–2012 449
7   Miki Feliu (ESP) SF 14 2005– 447
8   Iker Urreizti (ESP) PG 12 1998–2011 439
9   Roger Fornas (ESP) PF 13 2004–2018 421
10   Dani Rodríguez (ESP) PG 13 2003– 404

PointsEdit

Rank Player Position Years Points Games played Points per game
1   Ricardo Guillén (ESP) PF 2004–2016 5,927 353 16.8
2   Jorge García (ESP) PF 1996–2017 4,968 512 9.7
3   Urko Otegui (ESP) C 2002– 4,456 505 8.8
4   Pedro Rivero (ESP) PG 2002–2017 4,388 451 9.7
5   Marc Blanch (ESP) SG 2005– 4,255 385 11.0
6   Julio González (ESP) SF 2000–2014 4,241 473 9.0
7   A. Galarreta (ESP) SF 2003–2018 4,110 457 9.0
8   Dani Rodríguez (ESP) PG 2003– 4,022 404 10.0
9   F. Sánchez (ESP) SF 1999–2014 3,738 338 11.1
10   Salva Arco (ESP) SG 2004–2018 3,671 345 10.6

ReboundsEdit

Rank Player Position Years Rebounds Games played Rebounds per game
1   Urko Otegui (ESP) C 2002– 2,544 505 5.0
2   Ricardo Guillén (ESP) PF 2004–2016 2,399 353 6.8
3   Óliver Arteaga (ESP) C 2005– 2,189 346 6.3
4   Jorge García (ESP) PF 1996–2017 1,992 512 3.9
5   J. Chagoyen (ESP) PF 1997–2012 1,926 374 5.1
6   Manu Gómez (ESP) C 1998–2016 1,843 386 4.8
7   Ondřej Starosta (CZE) C 2006–2013 1,759 218 8.1
8   A. Reynolds Dean (USA) C 2000–2007 1,697 227 7.5
9   Manu Coego (ESP) C 2002–2016 1,655 377 4.4
10   Roger Fornas (ESP) PF 2004–2018 1,655 421 3.9

AssistsEdit

Rank Player Position Years Assists Games played Assists per game
1   Juanjo Bernabé (ESP) PG 1999–2012 1,379 395 3.5
2   Pedro Rivero (ESP) PG 2002–2017 1,312 451 2.9
3   Dani López (ESP) PG 2002–2016 1,245 372 3.3
4   Dani Rodríguez (ESP) PG 2003– 1,143 404 2.8
5   Diego Ciorciari (ARG) PG 2002–2010 1,015 241 4.2
6   Albert Sàbat (ESP) PG 2005–2015 905 298 3.0
7   Mikel Uriz (ESP) PG 2010–2017 902 234 3.9
8   Iker Urreizti (ESP) PG 1998–2011 894 439 2.0
9   Xavier Forcada (ESP) SG 2006–2017 882 318 2.8
10   Pedro Sala (ESP) PG 1999–2010 862 292 2.9

StealsEdit

Rank Player Position Years Steals Games played Steals per game
1   Juanjo Bernabé (ESP) PG 1999–2012 766 395 1.9
2   Marc Blanch (ESP) SG 2005– 628 385 1.6
3   Dani López (ESP) PG 2002–2016 590 372 1.6
4   Urko Otegui (ESP) C 2002– 580 505 1.1
5   Iker Urreizti (ESP) PG 1998–2011 535 439 1.2
5   Álex Alba (ESP) SG 1999–2012 501 449 1.1
7   Adrián Boccia (ARG) PG 2001–2010 467 266 1.7
8   Pedro Rivero (ESP) PG 2002–2017 458 451 1.0
9   Juan Liñán (ESP) SF 1997–2007 439 259 1.7
10   Jorge García (ESP) PF 1996–2017 439 512 0.9

BlocksEdit

Rank Player Position Years Blocks Games played Blocks per game
1   Óliver Arteaga (ESP) C 2005– 303 346 0.9
2   Steve Horton (USA) C 1997–2007 279 188 1.5
3   Cedric Moore (USA) C 1996–2000 268 93 2.9
4   A. Reynolds Dean (USA) C 2000–2007 268 227 1.2
5   Lamont Barnes (USA) C 2004–2018 251 193 1.3
6   Michel Diouf (SEN) C 2009–2015 246 174 1.4
7   Sitapha Savané (SEN) C 2000–2003 244 117 2.1
8   U. Onyekwe (NGR) PF 2003–2008 241 120 2.0
9   Eric Cuthrell (USA) C 1997–2006 219 159 1.4
10   Nacho Romero (ESP) C 2002–2013 218 296 0.7

Records in a gameEdit

  • Most rebounds
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • Most defensive rebounds
  • Most assists
  • Most three-pointers
  • Most steals
  • Most blocks
  • Most PIR

Current clubsEdit

Copa Princesa de AsturiasEdit

All-time LEB Oro tableEdit

The All-time LEB Oro table is an overall record of all match results of every team that has played in LEB Oro since the 1996–97 season. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2017–18 season.

Pos Team Seasons Played Won Lost 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Debut Since/Last App Best
1 Melilla 22 764 392 372 1 4 1 1 1996–97 1996–97 2
2 Breogán 15 542 332 210 2 4 3 1 1996–97 2017–18 1
3 León 11 421 245 176 1 3 1 2 2000–01 2011–12 2
4 Ourense 14 489 233 256 2 1 1998–99 2012–13 2
5 Menorca 10 385 226 159 3 3 2 1997–98 2011–12 2
6 Tenerife 12 421 224 197 1 1 3 1996–97 2009–10 2
7 Villa de Los Barrios 12 399 190 209 1 1997–98 2008–09 5
8 Ciudad de Huelva 11 390 187 203 1 2 1996–97 2007–08 1
9 Lucentum 8 292 185[N 3] 106 2 2 1 1996–97 2012–13 1
10 Murcia 8 289 182 107 3 1 1 1997–98 2010–11 1
11 Zaragoza 7 266 170 96 2 1 2 2002–03 2009–10 1
12 Palencia 9 314 168 146 1 2 1 1 2009–10 2009–10 1
13 Lleida 8 291 157 134 1 1 1999–00 2011–12 1
14 Inca 11 366 156 210 1 1996–97 2007–08 5
15 Atapuerca 7 262 155 107 1 2 2006–07 2012–13 1
16 Coruña 10 332 148 184 1 1998–99 2012–13 5
17 La Palma 9 318 144 174 2003–04 2011–12 7
18 Cáceres Ciudad 8 290 137 153 2 2008–09 2015–16 5
19 Gijón 8 273 135 138 1 1 1996–97 2006–07 2
20 Cantabria 7 246 125 121 1 1 1996–97 2007–08 2
21 Manresa 4 167 117[N 4] 49 1 2 1 2000–01 2017–18 1
22 Tarragona 8 282 115 167 2002–03 2011–12 7
23 Peñas 9 293 114 179 1 1996–97 2010–11 3
24 Canarias 5 185 104 81 1 1 2007–08 2011–12 1
25 Oviedo 5 175 97 78 2 2013–14 2013–14 5
26 Clavijo 7 219 86 133 2011–12 2017–18 8
27 Navarra 6 191 83 108 1 2010–11 2015–16 4
28 Força Lleida 6 188 81 107 1 2012–13 2012–13 5
29 Gipuzkoa 3 113 79 34 2 1 2005–06 2016–17 1
30 Juventud Córdoba 6 192 78 114 1 1996–97 2001–02 5
31 Granada 4 155 76 79 2 1999–00 2011–12 2
32 Andorra 3 106 72 34 1 1 1 1996–97 2013–14 1
33 Axarquía 6 196 71 125 2008–09 2013–14 7
34 Rosalía de Castro 6 202 65 137 1999–00 2008–09 8
35 Bahía San Agustín 4 133 64 69 2014–15 2014–15 6
36 Sant Josep Girona 3 115 58 57 1 2009–10 2011–12 4
37 Prat 4 134 58 76 1 2014–15 2014–15 4
38 Fuenlabrada 2 77 57 20 1 1 1997–98 2004–05 1
39 Barcelona B 5 150 55 95 2012–13 2012–13 10
40 Miraflores 2 73 51 22 1 1 2015–16 2016–17 2
41 Alcúdia 3 110 51 59 2005–06 2007–08 8
42 Bilbao 2 78 50 28 1 2002–03 2003–04 1
43 Tizona 2 63 49 14 1 1 2013–14 2013–14 1
44 Plasencia 3 107 49 58 1 2003–04 2005–06 5
45 Valladolid 2 68 47 21 1 1 2008–09 2014–15 1
46 Círculo Badajoz 3 100 45 55 1 1998–99 2000–01 5
47 Castelló 3 102 45 57 2015–16 2015–16 7
48 L'Hospitalet 3 105 44 61 2005–06 2007–08 6
49 Mallorca 3 102 43 59 2008–09 2011–12 12
50 Gandía 3 107 40 67 2006–07 2008–09 14
51 Obradoiro 1 45 37 8 1 2010–11 2010–11 2
52 Universidad Complutense 2 68 33 35 1 2001–02 2002–03 4
53 Cáceres 2 71 33 38 2003–04 2004–05 8
54 Pineda de Mar 2 60 30 30 1996–97 1997–98 6
55 Araberri 2 68 29 39 2016–17 2016–17 11
56 Galicia Ferrol 3 94 29 65 1998–99 2000–01 10
57 Ciudad de Algeciras 2 68 27 41 2003–04 2004–05 14
58 Askatuak 2 61 23 38 1996–97 1997–98 8
59 Calpe 2 71 20 51 2004–05 2005–06 17
60 Cornellà 2 71 19 52 2001–02 2009–10 16
61 Vic 1 34 15 19 2008–09 2008–09 12
62 Ciudad de Valladolid 1 37 15 22 2017–18 2017–18 9
63 Valls 1 34 13 21 2004–05 2004–05 15
64 Iraurgi 1 34 12 22 2017–18 2017–18 17
65 Aracena 1 34 12 22 2003–04 2003–04 18
66 Fundación Adepal 1 37 10 27 2010–11 2010–11 17
67 Patronato Bilbao 1 29 9 20 1996–97 1996–97 11
68 Illescas 1 34 8 26 2008–09 2008–09 17
69 Marín Peixegalego 1 34 8 26 2016–17 2016–17 18
70 Ciudad de Vigo 1 34 6 28 2009–10 2009–10 18
71 Fundación Granada 0 0 0 0 2018–19 2018–19
71 Real Canoe 0 0 0 0 2018–19 2018–19
71 Real Betis 0 0 0 0 2018–19 2018–19

League or status at 2018–19 season:

2018–19 ACB season
2018–19 LEB Oro season
2018–19 LEB Plata season
2018–19 Liga EBA season
Lower divisions
Clubs that no longer exist or does not compete in senior competitions

The second division before LEB OroEdit

Before 1996, teams promoted to Liga ACB from other second division leagues. The number of teams promoted varies each year.

LEB PlataEdit

The LEB Plata is the Spanish basketball third league since 2001, the second division of the leagues organized by the Spanish Basketball Federation. The best teams promotes to LEB Oro and the last qualified ones are relegated to Liga EBA.

LEB BronceEdit

In 2007, the Spanish Basketball Federation decided to create a third LEB with 18 teams, like the other two. Since that day, renamed LEB as LEB Oro (LEB Gold) and LEB-2 as LEB Plata (LEB Silver). This new league was called LEB Bronce, three first teams were promoted each year to LEB Plata and the four last teams were relegated to Liga EBA.

LEB Bronce had also its Cup, like the other LEBs. In 2009, after two seasons, LEB Bronce was removed due to the difficulties of the teams that enjoyed the new league.

Season Champion Runner-up Third
2007–08
Gestibérica Vigo Canasta Unibasket Jerez Leyma Básquet Coruña
2008–09
Alerta Cantabria Matchmind Carrefour El Bulevar de Ávila CD Huelva Baloncesto

Copa LEB BronceEdit

Year Host Champion Runner-up Score
2008
Vigo Balneario de Archena Ciudad Torrealta Molina
91–70
2009
Tíjola Alerta Cantabria Promobys Valle del Almanzora
83–73

NotesEdit

  1. ^ As CB Atapuerca
  2. ^ a b As CB Tizona
  3. ^ One game tied.
  4. ^ One game tied.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ For active players, the number listed is the number of seasons that player has completed plus the current season.
  2. ^ Los topes de la AdeccoOro; FEB.es, 11 April 2008

External linksEdit