Champions League Americas
|Founded||13 August 1989|
|Arena||Ciudad de Santiago del Estero|
|Location||Santiago del Estero, |
|Head coach||Sebastian Gonzalez|
|Championships||1 Champions League Americas|
1 Liga Sudamericana
1 Copa Argentina
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.
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.
|Quimsa's retired numbers|
|7||Nicolás Aguirre||PG||2011–13, 2014–15||2019|||
|8||Fernando Small||?||2006–08||2019|| |
|11||Miguel Cortijo||PG||(none) [note 1]||?|||
|14||Gabriel Deck||SF||2010–16||2019|| |
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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.
- Quimsa official website (Archive, 21 May 2013)
- "Quimsa claim first Basketball Champions League Americas title with triumph over Flamengo". Basketball Champions League Americas. 31 October 2020.
- El repaso por las camisetas retiradas en la Liga Nacional on Basquet Plus, 14 Ago 2019
- Quimsa retiró tres camisetas en el marco de su 30° aniversario, Basquet Plus, 13 Aug 2019
- Peñarol retiró la camiseta de "Tato" Rodríguez, Télam, 23 Nov 2011
- Dorsales retirados que marcaron historia by Mariano Blanco on Diario Época, 11 May 2015
- Remodelarán el estadio Ciudad una vez finalizada la temporada, Nuevo Diario web, 17 May 2018