Picadero JC

Picadero Jockey Club, also known until 1970 as Picadero Damm for sponsorship reasons, was a Spanish multisports club from Barcelona founded in 1951.

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Founded1951
Folded1989
Based inBarcelona
Championshipssee above

HistoryEdit

Overall the club enjoyed its golden era during the 1960s. Throughout this decade its men's basketball team won two Spanish Cups in 1964 and 1968[1] and was the runner-up of the Spanish League for three years in a row (1964–66) and in 1970, while its women's basketball reached the Spanish Cup's final in 1960 and was the following year the first Spanish team to enter the Women's Basketball European Cup after CD Cottet renounced for financial reasons, losing to Sportif Casablancais in the qualification round.[2]

While Picadero is most remembered for its basketball teams, the club's baseball section was its most successful team in the international scene, winning the inaugural edition of the European Cup in 1963 and a second trophy five years later. Picadero's team handball team won four Spanish Leagues in a row between 1964 and 1967 and a fifth one in 1970, while its men's volleyball team won the first two editions of the Spanish League in 1965 and 1966. Picadero also had rink hockey, cycling and rugby teams.[3]

The 1970s meant the beginning of the end for Picadero JC as the club collapsed financially. Picadero had to close most of its sections,[4] and soon only the women's basketball team remained. However the team, known for sponsorship reasons as PICEFF Barcelona, Picadero Evax, Íntima Barcelona, Picadero Comansi and finally Natural Cus, experienced its golden years in this period, winning six Spanish Leagues between 1975 and 1983[5] and reaching the European Cup's quarter-final group stages in 1977 and 1979.[6][7] In addition the team won seven national Cups, achieving doubles in 1975, 1978, 1980 and 1983.[8] The 1985 Cup was its last national title and the team was also disbanded in 1989, ending Picadero JC's history.

Baseball sectionEdit

Picadero Damm
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LeagueCampeonatos de España
LocationBarcelona
BallparkEstadi de Montjuic
Year founded1951
League championships3, (1957, 1962 & 1964)

Picadero Damm was the commercial name of the baseball team from the Picadero JC in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain) during the heyday of baseball in Spain in the 1950s and 1960s. Picadero Jockey Club is now a defunct sports club who had also basketball and handball teams. The commercial name was due to its main sponsor, S.A. Damm, a well-known Barcelona brewery.

Picadero Damm won the II Copa del Mediterráneo prize in 1965, two European Cups (1963 and 1968) and three Spanish leagues (1957, 1962 and 1964).

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Basketball sectionEdit

Basketball men's team played in the top league, Liga Española de Baloncesto, from 1960 to 1973. In 1973, this section was folded. During these years, Picadero won two King's Cup and played three times in European competitions.

The women's team played in Liga Femenina de Baloncesto until 1985, year were the section was dissolved, and won several leagues and Cups.

Season by season (men)Edit

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey European Competitions
1959–60 2 2ª División
1960–61 2 2ª División
1961–62 1 1ª División 4th 10–8 Semifinalist
1962–63 1 1ª División 4th 11–5 Semifinalist
1963–64 1 1ª División 2nd 13–9 Winner
1964–65 1 1ª División 2nd 11–3 Quarterfinalist
1965–66 1 1ª División 2nd 15–3 Quarterfinalist
1966–67 1 1ª División 4th 13–7 Quarterfinalist
1967–68 1 1ª División 6th 9–11 Winner
1968–69 1 1ª División 3rd 16–6 Semifinalist 2 Cup Winners' Cup R16 3–1
1969–70 1 1ª División 2nd 18–1–3 Semifinalist
1970–71 1 1ª División 3rd 13–3–6 Semifinalist
1971–72 1 1ª División 4th 13–9 3 Korać Cup QF 0–2
1972–73 1 1ª División 5th 15–15 3 Korać Cup SF 1–3

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