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Sopron Basket

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Sopron Basket is a Hungarian women's basketball club from Sopron. Founded in 1921 as the women's section of Soproni VSE, it has played in the Hungarian National Championship since 1986. It plays its home games in the Aréna Sopron.

Sopron Basket
Sopron Basket logo
LeaguesNB I/A
EuroLeague Women
Founded1921
HistorySoproni VSE (1986–1993)
GYSEV-Sopron (1993–2002)
Orsi-Sopron (2002–2004)
MKB-Euroleasing Sopron (2004–2011)
Uniqa-Euroleasing Sopron (2011–2015)
Uniqa Sopron (2015–2017)
Sopron Basket
ArenaMKB Aréna
LocationSopron, Hungary
Team colorsGreen and yellow
         
PresidentZoltán Török
Head coachLaszlo Sterbencz
Championships1 Ronchetti Cup
12 Hungarian Leagues
7 Hungarian Cups
WebsiteOfficial website
Uniforms

Sopron won its first national championship in 1993, making its debut in the Euroleague the following season. Settled in the top positions, the team played in subsequent years the Ronchetti Cup, which it won in 1998 beating ASPTT Aix-en-Provence. As of 2011 Sopron remains the only Hungarian women's basketball team that has won an international competition since the fall of communism. The following year Sopron won its second championship, which marked its return to the Euroleague, which it has played every year since.[1]

The team has won four more championships since 2002, three of them between 2007 and 2011. In 2009 it reached the Euroleague's Final Four after beating Wisła Kraków and Bourges Basket in the knockout stages, ending 4th after losing to CB Avenida and UMMC Ekaterinburg.

Contents

HonoursEdit

TitlesEdit

Record in European competitionsEdit

  • EuroLeague
    • 1994: 1st Preliminary Round
    • 2000: Quarter-Finals
    • 2001: Quarter-Finals
    • 2002: Quarter-Finals
    • 2003: Quarter-Finals
    • 2004: Round of 16
    • 2005: Round of 16
    • 2006: Quarter-Finals
    • 2007: Quarter-Finals
    • 2008: Round of 16
    • 2009: 4th
    • 2010: Group Stage (4/6)
    • 2011: Round of 16
    • 2012: Group Stage (4/8)
    • 2013: Group Stage (3/9)
    • 2014: Round of 16
    • 2016: Group Stage (1/13)
    • 2017: Group Stage (4/10)
    • 2018: Runners-up
  • Ronchetti Cup
    • 1995: Group Stage (4/4)
    • 1996: 3rd Preliminary Round
    • 1997: Quarter-Finals
    • 1998: Champion
    • 1999: Quarter-Finals

Current squadEdit

Team rosterEdit

Roster for the 2017–18 season[2]

Technical staffEdit

  •   Head Coach: Roberto Íñiguez
  •   Assistant Coach: Carlos Cantero
  •   Fitness Coach: Alberto Pacheco
  •   Physiotherapist: Angel Lopez
  •   Team Doctor: György Sztancs, MD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Profile in FIBA Europe's website
  2. ^ "Sopron Basket". Sopron Basket official website. Retrieved 15 March 2018.

External linksEdit