Supercopa de España de Baloncesto

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Spanish Basketball Supercup
Supercopa endesa.png
Country  Spain
Other club(s) from  Andorra
Confederation FIBA Europe
Founded 2004
First season 2004
Number of teams 4
Current champions Valencia Basket
(1st title)
Most championships FC Barcelona
(5 titles)
TV partners Movistar+
Website acb.com
2018 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.

History

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]

Format

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 criteria

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 ACB

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 season

Season Host Arena Champion Runner-up Score MVP
2004 Málaga Martín Carpena FC Barcelona Real Madrid 76–75 Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Bodiroga
2005 Granada Palacio de Deportes TAU Cerámica CB Granada 61–55 Argentina Luis Scola
2006 Málaga Martín Carpena TAU Cerámica (2) Unicaja 83–78 Brazil Tiago Splitter
2007 Bilbao Bizkaia Arena TAU Cerámica (3) Bilbao Basket 85–73 Brazil Tiago Splitter (2)
2008 Zaragoza Príncipe Felipe TAU Cerámica (4) CAI Zaragoza 86–85 Argentina Pablo Prigioni
2009 Las Palmas Centro Insular de Deportes Regal FC Barcelona (2) Real Madrid 86–82 Spain Juan Carlos Navarro
2010 Vitoria-Gasteiz Fernando Buesa Regal FC Barcelona (3) Valencia Basket 83–63 Spain Juan Carlos Navarro (2)
2011 Bilbao Bilbao Arena FC Barcelona Regal (4) Caja Laboral 82–73 Spain Juan Carlos Navarro (3)
2012 Zaragoza Príncipe Felipe Real Madrid FC Barcelona Regal 95–84 Spain Rudy Fernández
2013 Vitoria-Gasteiz Fernando Buesa Real Madrid (2) FC Barcelona 83–79 Spain Sergio Rodríguez
2014 Vitoria-Gasteiz Fernando Buesa Real Madrid (3) FC Barcelona 99–78 Spain Sergio Llull
2015 Málaga Martín Carpena FC Barcelona Lassa (5) Unicaja 80–62 Spain Pau Ribas
2016 Vitoria-Gasteiz Fernando Buesa Herbalife Gran Canaria FC Barcelona Lassa 79–59 United States Kyle Kuric
2017 Las Palmas Gran Canaria Arena Valencia Basket Herbalife Gran Canaria 69–63 United States Erick Green
2018 Santiago de Compostela Fontes do Sar

Titles by team in Supercopa ACB

Team Winner Runner-up Seasons won Seasons runner-up
Barcelona 5 4 2004, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2015 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
Baskonia 4 1 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 2011
Real Madrid 3 2 2012, 2013, 2014 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 ACB

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

References

  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. 

External links

  • ACB.com: Palmarés y relación de MVP's de la Supercopa ACB

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