Nuova Pallacanestro Gorizia

Nuova Pallacanestro Gorizia was an Italian professional basketball club based in Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia. It ceased activities in 2010 due to financial problems.

Nuova Pallacanestro Gorizia
HistoryUnione Ginnastica Goriziana
Nuova Pallacanestro Gorizia
ArenaPalaBigot (4.730 seats)
LocationGorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Team colorsWhite and blue    


Union Ginnastica Goriziana was founded in 1868, with the basketball section officially established in 1934.[1] The team would reach the first division Serie A in 1952, staying there for two seasons. Goriziana played five Serie A seasons in the 1960s (1961–62, 1963–65, 1966–67, 1969–70) without gaining a foothold in the league. It yoyo-ed between the top tier and the second tier Serie A2 from 1975 to 1984, following which it stayed in the Serie A2 until 1998. A solitary season back in the Serie A would see the club escape relegation on the court only for the management to sell the sporting rights to Scavolini Pesaro and move down to the third division Serie B1.[2] The team started again from the third division Serie B1 as Nuova Pallacanestro Gorizia. However, it continued struggling on and off the court and was in the Serie C dilettanti when it withdrew from the league in September 2010 due to the owner refusing to fund the club on his own.[3] The club did not take part in another league and stopped functioning that year.

Sponsorship namesEdit

Throughout the years, due to sponsorship deals, it has been also known as:

  • Zoppas Gorizia (1961–1962)
  • Unione Ginnastica Goriziana (1962–1964)
  • Splugen Brau Gorizia (1966–1970)
  • Patriarca Gorizia (1975–1976)
  • Pagnossin Gorizia (1976–1980)
  • Tai Ginseng Gorizia (1980–1981)
  • San Benedetto Gorizia (1981–1984)
  • Segafredo Gorizia (1984–1988)
  • San Benedetto Gorizia (1988–1990)
  • Brescialat Gorizia (1994–1996)
  • Dinamica Gorizia (1996–1997)
  • SDAG Gorizia (1998–1999)

External linksEdit


  1. ^ Basso, Davide (22 March 2015). "A causa della crisi il grande basket non c'è più" [Because of the crisis, elite basketball is gone]. (in Italian). Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  2. ^ Murgia, Luciano (2 July 2005). "Mito-Scavolini, corsa contro il tempo" [Scavolini myth, a race against time]. Serie A (in Italian). Corriere Adriatico. Retrieved 25 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Agostinis non mette ancora la parola fine" [Agostinis has said the last rites yet]. (in Italian). 9 September 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2015.