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Supercopa de España de Baloncesto

The Supercopa de España de Baloncesto (English: Spanish Supercup of Basketball) is a Spanish annual men's professional basketball competition. The competition is a super cup tournament.

Spanish Basketball Supercup
Supercopa endesa.png
Founded2004
First season2004
Country Spain
Other club(s) from Andorra
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams4
Current championsReal Madrid
(4th title)
Most championshipsFC Barcelona
(5 titles)
TV partnersMovistar+
Websiteacb.com
2019 Supercopa de España de Baloncesto

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HistoryEdit

The Supercopa was created in 1984 by the recently established Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto (ACB) in which the league winner faces the cup winner in a single-game final. During its first four editions (1984–1987), the Supercup was also known as Federation Cup, as the tournament was jointly organized by the Spanish Basketball Federation (FEB), and it was held in the middle of the regular season. In 1988–89 season, the Supercup was not played for lack of competitive interest, and finally it was officially cancelled at the beginning of the 1989–90 season.[1]

In 2004, almost two decades after its demise, ACB restored this classic tournament and renamed it Supercopa ACB (since 2011 known as Supercopa Endesa for sponsoring reasons). In order to achieve a higher competitive status, it was moved to the ACB pre-season and turned into a typical Final Four stage, including both the League and Cup winners from the previous season, the host team and the best qualified Spanish club in European competitions.[1]

FormatEdit

Since 2004, four teams join the competition, played with a Final Four format the week before the start of the ACB season. During the Supercopa, a three-point shootout is also played between ACB players and, sometimes, players of the Spanish women's league or amateur players.

Selection criteriaEdit

Teams that take part in this competition are:[2]

  1. Host team
  2. Liga ACB champion
  3. Copa del Rey champion
  4. EuroLeague champion
  5. If vacancies exist, they will be awarded in the following order:
    1. EuroCup champion
    2. Champions League champion
    3. Liga ACB runner-up
    4. Copa del Rey runner-up
    5. EuroLeague runner-up
    6. EuroCup runner-up
    7. Champions League runner-up
    8. EuroLeague Final Four participant
  6. If a vacant continues existing, the best qualified at Liga ACB will get the spot.

Predecessors of Supercopa ACBEdit

Season Host Arena Champion Runner-up Score
1984–85 L'Alcora Polideportivo Municipal Real Madrid CAI Zaragoza 101–61
1985–86 Valladolid Polideportivo Pisuerga Ron Negrita Joventut Real Madrid 104–91
1986–87 A Coruña Riazor Ron Negrita Joventut (2) Real Madrid 74–67
1987–88 Vigo Polideportivo Municipal FC Barcelona RAM Joventut 91–88

Finals by seasonEdit

Titles by team in Supercopa ACBEdit

Team Winner Runner-up Seasons won Seasons runner-up
Barcelona 5 4 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Baskonia 4 2 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2011, 2018
Real Madrid 4 2 2012, 2013, 2014, 2018 2004, 2009
Gran Canaria 1 1 2016 2017
Valencia 1 1 2017 2010
Málaga 2 2006, 2015
Granada 1 2005
Bilbao 1 2007
Basket Zaragoza 1 2008

Titles by team in predecessors of Supercopa ACBEdit

Team Winner Runner-up Seasons won Seasons runner-up
Joventut 2 1 1985–86, 1986–87 1987–88
Barcelona 1 1987–88
Real Madrid 1 2 1984–85 1985–86, 1986–87
CB Zaragoza 1 1984–85

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Linguasport - Spanish Super Cup (B)". www.linguasport.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Criterios de clasificación para la Supercopa ACB". ACB.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 June 2018.

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