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The Liga Femenina de Baloncesto (English: Basketball Women's League) is the first tier level women's professional basketball league in Spain. It was founded in 1964 and organized by the Spanish Basketball Federation.

Liga Femenina de Baloncesto
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018–19 Liga Femenina de Baloncesto
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SportBasketball
Founded1964
Inaugural season1964
No. of teams14
Country Spain
ContinentEuropean Union Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
Uni Girona CB
(2nd title)
Most titlesRos Casares Valencia
(8 titles)
TV partner(s)Teledeporte, FEBTV.com
Level on pyramid1st Tier
Relegation toLiga Femenina 2 de Baloncesto
Domestic cup(s)Copa de la Reina
Supercopa de España
Official websitewww.ligafemenina.es (in Spanish)

The Women's Basketball League, which is played under FIBA rules, currently consists of 14 teams, of which the most successful have been Ros Casares Valencia.

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Liga championship rulesEdit

Each team has to play all the other teams in its division twice, once at home and once away. This means that in Liga Femenina de Baloncesto the league's regular season ends after all teams play 26 matches.

At the end of the league, the eight best teams in the standings start a play-off, pitting the first place team in the standings versus the 8th place team in the standings, and so on. There are three playoff rounds, each consisting of three-game series, and the winner of the finals round becomes the champion of the Liga Femenina de Baloncesto. This is similar to the NBA playoffs system, but shorter.

Each season, the two last qualified teams of the regular season are relegated to Liga Femenina 2 de Baloncesto and replaced by the two first qualified teams of this league.

2018–19 season teamsEdit

HistoryEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Club Winners Winning Years
Ros Casares Valencia 8 2001, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
CREFF Madrid 7 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
Picadero JC 6 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1983
PB Godella 6 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996
CB Avenida 6 2006, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018
CE Mataró 3 1972, 1973, 1974
Celta Vigo 3 1977, 1979, 1982
Real Canoe 3 1984, 1985, 1985
CB Tortosa 3 1987, 1988, 1989
Pool Getafe 2 1997, 1998
CD Bosco–Celta de Vigo 2 1999, 2000
UB - FC Barcelona 2 2003, 2005
Uni Girona CB 2 2015, 2019
El Masnou Basquetbol 1 1990
Medina La Coruña 1 1966
Rivas Ecópolis 1 2014

Stats leadersEdit

Season Top rating PIR Top scorer PPG Top rebounder RPG Top Assistant APG
1997–98   Jovita Jutelytė 24.09   Rosi Sánchez 19.91   Elisabeth Cebrián 12.82   Carmen González 3.70
1998–99   Nieves Anula 30.67   Nieves Anula 27.58   Elisabeth Cebrián 8.80   Sandra Gallego 3.31
1999–00   Brandy Reed 25.77   Brandy Reed 25.19   Pollyanna Johns 11.43   Amaya Valdemoro 2.88
2000–01   Amaya Valdemoro 21.88   Amaya Valdemoro 22.40   Françoise Meyendo 10.96   Raquel Delgado 2.72
2001–02   Razija Mujanović 25.09   Korie Hlede 20.12   Razija Mujanović 10.14   Yelena Tornikidu 3.27
2002–03   Yelena Tornikidu 25.77   Shannon Johnson 23.12   Dale Hodges 10.96   María José Alonso 4.62
2003–04   Tamika Whitmore 23.28   Tamika Whitmore 23.00   Jermisha Dosty 10.35   Nuria Martínez 3.35
2004–05   Yelena Tornikidu 24.88   Yelena Tornikidu 20.68   Amisha Carter 10.31   Clara Bermejo 4.12
2005–06   Érika de Souza 25.20   LaToya Thomas 19.00   Érika de Souza 12.92   Sílvia Domínguez 4.42
2006–07   Marta Fernández 22.22   Kaayla Chones 19.08   Brooke Wyckoff 11.62   Silvia Morales 4.62
2007–08   Le'coe Willingham 24.42   Roneeka Hodges 20.19   Le'coe Willingham 11.04   Silvia Morales 5.00
2008–09   Sancho Lyttle 27.39   Shay Murphy 20.73   Sancho Lyttle 11.56   Sílvia Domínguez 4.08
2009–10   Sancho Lyttle 26.92   Shay Murphy 21.12   Sancho Lyttle 10.68   Clara Bermejo 3.88
2010–11   Shay Murphy 23.54   Shay Murphy 25.58   Courtney Paris 8.77   Paola Ferrari 4.15
2011–12   Angelica Robinson 21.00   D'Andra Moss 20.15   Angelica Robinson 11.15   Lorena Infante 5.42
2012–13   Vanessa Blé 21.40   Bernice Mosby 19.27   Vanessa Blé 11.30   Noemí Jordana 4.00
2013–14   Astou Ndour 24.95   Charde Houston 19.64   Astou Ndour 13.23   Arantxa Gómez 6.32
2014–15   Ify Ibekwe 23.76   Bernice Mosby 19.19   Samarie Walker 11.46   Noemí Jordana 4.69
2015–16   Adaora Elonu 21.68   Paola Ferrari 19.15   Talia Caldwell 11.30   Arantxa Gómez 5.39
2016–17   Nádia Colhado 21.84   Roneeka Hodges 16.90   Julia Forster 11.54   Paola Ferrari 5.29
2017–18   Shacobia Barbee 18.77   Shayla Cooper 19.00   Vanessa Gidden 13.11   Gaby Ocete 5.19
2018–19   Mariam Coulibaly 17.04   Ariel Edwards 17.73   Mariam Coulibaly 10.88   Anna Gómez 6.12

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Equipos" (in Spanish). Spanish Basketball Federation. Retrieved 29 August 2018.

External linksEdit