Asociación Atlética Quimsa, usually called simply Quimsa, is an Argentine sports club located in the city of Santiago del Estero in the homonymous province.

Quimsa
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NicknameFusión
LeaguesLNB
Champions League Americas
Founded13 August 1989; 32 years ago (1989-08-13)
ArenaCiudad de Santiago del Estero
Capacity5,200
LocationSantiago del Estero,
Argentina
Team colors   
PresidentGerardo Montenegro
Head coachSebastian Gonzalez
Championships1 Champions League Americas
1 Liga Sudamericana
1 Copa Argentina
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The club's professional basketball team plays in the Liga Nacional de Básquet (LNB), the top division of Argentine basketball, and Pan-America's premier men's basketball league, the Basketball Champions League Americas. Their home arena is the Estadio Ciudad de Santiago del Estero.

Apart from basketball, other activities hosted by the club are cestoball, roller skating, taekwondo and volleyball.[1]

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1989, its name derives from the Quichua word kimsa, meaning three. The club was established as the merger of "Estudiantes Unidos", "Santiago Basketball Club" and "Inti Club", all three historical basketball clubs in Santiago.

In the 2002–03 season Quimsa achieved promotion to Torneo Nacional de Ascenso, the second division of national basketball. In the 2004–05 season, Quimsa played the final to promote, but they lost to La Unión in a playoff match after a 2–2 tie.

Quimsa reached the final in the following season, promoting to LNB although Quimsa also lost to Juventud Sionista, which crowned champion of the second division.

In their first season in the top level of Argentine basketball, Quimsa ended 9°, with 25 wins and 23 losses.

In November 2020, Quimsa won the final of the Basketball Champions League Americas (BCLA), beating Flamengo and being crowned champions of South America.[2]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Quimsa roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 00   Toretta, Emiliano 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) −1991 – (2001-10-00)October 2001
SG 5   Gramajo, Ivan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 25 – (1996-02-02)2 February 1996
C 9   Caffaro, Agustin 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 26 – (1995-02-06)6 February 1995
PG 10   Copello, Nicolas 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 29 – (1992-02-11)11 February 1992
PG 15   Brussino, Juan 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 30 – (1991-03-14)14 March 1991
PF 19   Mainoldi, Leo 6 ft 8.5 in (2.04 m) 36 – (1985-03-04)4 March 1985
SF 20   Schattmann, Carlos 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 34 – (1987-05-14)14 May 1987
SG 22   Robinson, Brandon 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 32 – (1989-03-25)25 March 1989
C 23   Romero, Ismael 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 30 – (1991-06-23)23 June 1991
PF 24   Ravenel, Evan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 31 – (1989-11-24)24 November 1989
SF 30   Cosolito, Mauro 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 32 – (1988-12-18)18 December 1988


Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 2020-01-01

Retired numbersEdit

Quimsa's retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure N° Ret. Ref.
7   Nicolás Aguirre PG 2011–13, 2014–15 2019 [3][4]
8   Fernando Small ? 2006–08 2019 [3] [4]
11   Miguel Cortijo PG (none) [note 1] ? [3]
14   Gabriel Deck SF 2010–16 2019 [3] [4]
Notes
  1. ^ Although Cortijo never played for the club, the #11 jersey was retired honoring him as a native of Santiago del Estero, where Quimsa is located in.[5][6]

Other playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

ArenaEdit

Quimsa plays its home venues at Estadio Ciudad de Santiago del Estero, which have a capacity of 5,200. The stadium was originally used by Club Estudiantes Unidos, one of the three institution that merged to form Quimsa. With the money earned from the sales of Inti Club and Santiago Básquetbol Club (the other two clubs part of the merging), Quimsa refurbished the arena.[7]

 
Panoramic view of Estadio Ciudad de Santiago del Estero

HonoursEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Quimsa official website (Archive, 21 May 2013)
  2. ^ "Quimsa claim first Basketball Champions League Americas title with triumph over Flamengo". Basketball Champions League Americas. 31 October 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d El repaso por las camisetas retiradas en la Liga Nacional on Basquet Plus, 14 Ago 2019
  4. ^ a b c Quimsa retiró tres camisetas en el marco de su 30° aniversario, Basquet Plus, 13 Aug 2019
  5. ^ Peñarol retiró la camiseta de "Tato" Rodríguez, Télam, 23 Nov 2011
  6. ^ Dorsales retirados que marcaron historia by Mariano Blanco on Diario Época, 11 May 2015
  7. ^ Remodelarán el estadio Ciudad una vez finalizada la temporada, Nuevo Diario web, 17 May 2018

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