Liga ACB

Liga Endesa
Liga Endesa logo.png
Founded1983; 35 years ago (1983)
First season1983-84
Country Spain
Other club(s) from Andorra
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toLEB Oro
Domestic cup(s)Copa del Rey
SupercupSupercopa de España
International cup(s)EuroLeague
EuroCup
Champions League
Current championsReal Madrid
(34th title)
Most championshipsReal Madrid
(34 titles)
TV partnersMovistar Deportes
Websiteacb.com
2018-19 season

The Liga ACB,[N 1] known as Liga Endesa[N 2] for sponsorship reasons, is the top professional basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system. Administrated by the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto (ACB), Liga ACB is contested by 18 teams, with the two lowest-placed teams relegated to the LEB Oro and replaced by the top team in that division plus the winner of the playoffs.

A total of 49 teams have competed in Liga ACB since its inception. Seven teams have been crowned champions, with Real Madrid winning the title a record 34 times and FC Barcelona 18 times. Real Madrid dominated the championship from the 1950s through the 1970s when was organized by the Spanish Basketball Federation. From the 1980s onwards when the ACB took control over the league, FC Barcelona (15 titles) and Real Madrid (12 titles) both dominated, though Liga ACB also saw other champions, including Baskonia, Joventut Badalona, Baloncesto Málaga, Bàsquet Manresa, and Valencia Basket. In more recent years, Baskonia has joined a coalition of now three teams dominating Liga ACB alongside Real Madrid and FC Barcelona.

Liga ACB is one of the most popular professional indoor sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 6,456 for league matches in the 2016-17 season. This is the ninth-highest of any domestic professional indoor sports league in the world and the fourth-highest of any professional basketball league in the world, behind the National Basketball Association, the EuroLeague, and the Women's National Basketball Association.

Competition format

Real Madrid playing against Fuenlabrada

The competition format follows the usual double round-robin format. During the course of a season, which lasts from October to May, each club plays every other club twice, once at home and once away, for a total of 32 games. Teams receive one point for a win, and no points for a loss. Teams are ranked by total points, with the eight highest-ranked clubs at the end of the season plays the playoffs and the winner of the playoffs is crowned champion.

Promotion and relegation

A system of promotion and relegation exists between the Liga ACB and the LEB Oro. The two lowest placed teams in Liga ACB are relegated to the LEB Oro, and the top team from the LEB Oro promoted to Liga ACB, with an additional club promoted after a series of playoffs involving the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth placed clubs. Below is a complete record of how many teams played in each season throughout the league's history:

 
  • 1983-1988: 16 clubs
  • 1988-1992: 24 clubs
  • 1992-1993: 22 clubs
  • 1993-1996: 20 clubs
  • 1996-2008: 18 clubs
  • 2008-2009: 17 clubs
  • 2009-2016: 18 clubs
  • 2016-2017: 17 clubs
  • 2017-present: 18 clubs

Controversies about promotion to Liga ACB

Until 2012, in the 29 editions played of the Liga ACB only three teams resigned to promote due to acting as reserve teams or lack of funds. These three teams were CB Guadalajara and CB Cornellà in 1993 and CB Cajabilbao in 1994.

Since 2012, due to the financial crisis that started in 2008, only two teams (Canarias and Andorra) of the possible 10 could promote to Liga ACB. This fact started a discussion about the requirements of the ACB in order to promote, considered by the LEB Oro clubs as "disproportionate".[1]

For clubs that promote and would make their debut in the ACB demands:[2]

  • An arena with a minimum capacity of 5,000 seats.
  • An inbound of EUR3m. For clubs that come back to the league after a promotion, an update of the inbound is demanded.
  • A deposit of EUR1.7m that would be returned in case of relegation to LEB Oro. In case of a new promotion, this deposit is required to be restored.
  • The conversion into a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva if the club remains in Liga ACB after its first season.

In 2012, Iberostar Canarias and Menorca Bàsquet achieved the promotion to ACB, but neither could fulfill the requirements in order to promote.[3] However, Canarias finally played in ACB after buying the berth in the league of Lucentum Alicante, previously sold to the association.[4]

In 2013, neither CB Atapuerca, Ford Burgos by sponsorship reasons, nor Lucentum Alicante could promote. The seconds resigned also to play in the second league and joined the fifth division.

In 2014 and 2015, CB Tizona, also Ford Burgos by sponsorship reasons, did not promote despite achieving the place two years in a row. After its second failed promotion, the third in the city of Burgos, the club sued the Association[1] and this one accused them of "distorting the reality".[5] Also in 2015, despite having played in the league during the 1980s and 1990s, Club Ourense Baloncesto was not admitted in the league despite fulfilling all the requirements after not passing an accounts audit.[6] However, ACB would admit Ourense for the 2016-17 season if it fulfill the requirements regardless of their position in the 2015-16 LEB Oro season.[7]

On 24 April 2016, the National Commission of the Markets and the Competence argued that the inboud impedes in an "unjustified, disproportionate and discriminatory" way the access of new clubs to Liga ACB.[8]

On June 2016, the two promoted teams from LEB Oro (Palencia and Melilla) resigned to promote to the 2016-17 ACB season and requested to the ACB their sign in before the 2017-18 season. However, as Gipuzkoa Basket, who finished in relegation positions in three of the last four seasons, resigned to play in ACB,[9] the Association offered again its place to Palencia and Melilla under these conditions:[10][11]

  • An arena with a minimum capacity of 5,000 seats.
  • An inbound of EUR2m. The second million delayed on the dates agreed between the club and ACB.
  • A deposit of EUR1,6m that would be returned in case of relegation to LEB Oro. In case of a new promotion, this deposit is required to be restored.
  • The conversion into a Sociedad Anónima Deportiva before the start of their second season in Liga ACB.

Palencia and Mellila refused the invitation to reinforce their position against the inbound to play in the league.[12][13]

In April 2017, the National Commission for Markets and Competition declared the entering inbound and the deposit for the regulation of promotions and relegations as illegal, as they consider it "unjustified, discriminatory and excessive" and imposed a fine of EUR400,000 to the ACB.[14][15][16] Later, the ACB replied that it would appeal the decision of the CNMC, considering that it infringed the self-organizing capacity of professional leagues, recognized in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union and in the European jurisprudence, and which was unprecedented in Europe and in the rest of the world.[17][18]

In May 2017, the ACB ratified to file a contentious-administrative appeal and request for precautionary measures before the National Court, on the occasion of the resolution of the National Commission for Markets and Competition (CNMC), as well as to refuse any resolution or decision, present or future, which relates to that act. Also, the ACB approved to establish a negotiation plan with the CSD and the FEB regarding the number of participating teams and the conditions to access to the competition in the next seasons.[19][20]

In June 2017, the ACB agreed not to require the promotion requirements that have been the subject of the resolution (entering inbound and the deposit for the regulation of promotions and relegations) and the participation fee. Also, the ACB agreed to continue negotiations with the CSD, the FEB and the CNMC to try to establish by mutual agreement new conditions for promotion. In view of the possibility of reaching an agreement that establishes economic and financial requirements in a consensual way before July 5, the Assembly has agreed to establish two new access criteria, provided that there is no pronouncement of the National Court on the precautionary measures regarding the resolution of the National Court, nor agreement with the different bodies that replace it.[21] These conditions were:

  • A deposit of EUR1.9m that would be returned in case of relegation to LEB Oro, guaranteeing at least the value contributed by the clubs in their moment of promotion.
  • A minimum budget (for all clubs) of EUR2.3m to play in the league.

On 10 July 2017, the ACB ratified the agreement with the FEB endorsed by the CSD to change the conditions to make them easier for the promoted teams from LEB Oro. The ACB had also reached a principle of agreement with FEB and CSD regarding a reduction of competition to 16 clubs in 2019 and the model of promotions and relegations in the coming seasons. However, this text has not obtained the necessary support of the clubs in the General Assembly and has not been approved, agreeing to continue the negotiations to find the model of competition appropriate to the interests of the teams overall.[22] These new conditions consist of:

  • A deposit of EUR1.6 million, to pay in four season, that would be returned in case of relegation to LEB Oro, guaranteeing at least the value contributed by the clubs in their moment of promotion.
  • A minimum budget (for all clubs) of EUR2 million to play in the league.

Ten days later and two years after the denounce of CB Tizona, Gipuzkoa Basket and CB Miraflores, also from Burgos, promoted to Liga ACB. These were the first promotions since the one of Andorra in 2014. Also, Miraflores became the first team to make its debut in ACB since 2009.

Ranking of clubs on equal points

If points are equal between two or more clubs, the rules are:[23]

  • If all clubs involved have played each other twice:
    • If the tie is between two clubs, then the tie is broken using the point difference for the two matches those clubs have played against each other
    • If the tie is between more than two clubs, then the tie is broken using the games the clubs have played against each other:
      • a) head-to-head wins
      • b) head-to-head point difference
      • c) head-to-head points scored
  • If two legged games between all clubs involved have not been played, or the tie is not broken by the rules above, it is broken using:
    • a) total point difference
    • b) total points scored
  • If the tie is still not broken, a new tiebreak process is initiated with only those teams that remain tied.

Qualifying for European competitions

The top teams in Liga ACB qualify for the EuroLeague and the EuroCup. Baskonia, FC Barcelona and Real Madrid directly enter the EuroLeague as licensed clubs. The highest-placed team, apart from licensed clubs, play in the EuroLeague. The second, third and fourth highest-placed teams, apart from licensed clubs, play in the EuroCup. In addition, the other clubs are free to participate in the Basketball Champions League regardless of their sporting merits.[24]

History

The first basketball league in Spain was the Liga Nacional de Baloncesto, organised by the Spanish Basketball Federation, whose first edition was played in 1957 by six teams from Madrid and the province of Barcelona.[25]

Until 1983 it continued being organised by the federation and consisting in only a Round-robin tournament, where every teams faced all other twice, one at home and one away, with two points per win and one point in case of a draw.

In 1982, the Spanish Basketball Clubs Association was founded and one year later took the helm of the organisation of the league, with several changes in the competition format as they introduced the playoffs and the overtimes in case of draw.

League names

  • 1983-1988: ACB Primera División
  • 1988-2011: Liga ACB
  • 2011-present Liga Endesa

Titles by club

Current Liga ACB trophy

As Liga ACB is officially considered as the continuation of the defunct Liga Nacional, both competitions are considered in this table.[26] In 60 years of history of the Spanish basketball league, only seven clubs lifted the trophy at least once.[27]

Club W R Winning years
34 12 1957, 1958, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
Barcelona 18 20 1959, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014
Joventut 4 10 1967, 1978, 1991, 1992
Baskonia 3 5 2002, 2008, 2010
Málaga 1 2 2006
Valencia 1 1 2017
Manresa 1 0 1998
Picadero 0 4
Estudiantes 0 4
Sevilla 0 2
Orillo Verde 0 1
Bilbao 0 1

ACB Finals

ACB Finals appearances
Team Total W L
Barcelona 26 15 11
Real Madrid 20 12 8
Baskonia 8 3 5
Joventut 6 2 4
Málaga 3 1 2
Valencia 2 1 1
Sevilla 2 0 2
Manresa 1 1 0
Estudiantes 1 0 1
Bilbao 1 0 1
Season Champion Runner-up Series Finals MVP Champion's Coach
1983-84 Real Madrid FC Barcelona
2 - 1
N/A Spain Lolo Sainz
1984-85 Real Madrid Ron Negrita Joventut
2 - 1
Spain Lolo Sainz
1985-86 Real Madrid FC Barcelona
2 - 0
Spain Lolo Sainz
1986-87 FC Barcelona Ron Negrita Joventut
3 - 1
Spain Aíto García Reneses
1987-88 FC Barcelona Real Madrid
3 - 2
Spain Aíto García Reneses
1988-89 FC Barcelona Real Madrid
3 - 2
Spain Aíto García Reneses
1989-90 FC Barcelona Ram Joventut
3 - 0
Spain Aíto García Reneses
1990-91 Montigalà Joventut FC Barcelona
3 - 1
United States Corny Thompson Spain Lolo Sainz
1991-92 Montigalà Joventut Real Madrid
3 - 2
United States Mike Smith Spain Lolo Sainz
1992-93 Real Madrid Teka Joventut Marbella
3 - 2
Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis United States Clifford Luyk
1993-94 Real Madrid Teka FC Barcelona Banca Catalana
3 - 0
Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis United States Clifford Luyk
1994-95 FC Barcelona Banca Catalana Unicaja
3 - 2
United States Michael Ansley Spain Aíto García Reneses
1995-96 FC Barcelona Banca Catalana Caja San Fernando
3 - 0
Spain Xavi Fernández Spain Aíto García Reneses
1996-97 FC Barcelona Banca Catalana Real Madrid Teka
3 - 2
Spain Roberto Dueñas Spain Aíto García Reneses
1997-98 TDK Manresa Tau Cerámica
3 - 1
Spain Joan Creus Spain Luis Casimiro
1998-99 FC Barcelona Caja San Fernando
3 - 0
United States Derrick Alston Spain Aíto García Reneses
1999-00 Real Madrid Teka FC Barcelona
3 - 2
Spain Alberto Angulo Italy Sergio Scariolo
2000-01 FC Barcelona Real Madrid Teka
3 - 0
Spain Pau Gasol Spain Aíto García Reneses
2001-02 Tau Cerámica Unicaja
3 - 0
United States Elmer Bennett Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Du?ko Ivanovi?
2002-03 FC Barcelona Pamesa Valencia
3 - 0
Lithuania ?ar?nas Jasikevi?ius Serbia and Montenegro Svetislav Pe?i?
2003-04 FC Barcelona Adecco Estudiantes
3 - 2
Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Bodiroga Serbia and Montenegro Svetislav Pe?i?
2004-05 Real Madrid Tau Cerámica
3 - 2
United States Louis Bullock Serbia and Montenegro Bo?idar Maljkovi?
2005-06 Unicaja Tau Cerámica
3 - 0
Spain Jorge Garbajosa Italy Sergio Scariolo
2006-07 Real Madrid Winterthur FC Barcelona
3 - 1
Spain Felipe Reyes Spain Joan Plaza
2007-08 Tau Cerámica AXA FC Barcelona
3 - 0
United States Pete Mickeal Croatia Neven Spahija
2008-09 Regal FC Barcelona Tau Cerámica
3 - 1
Spain Juan Carlos Navarro Spain Xavi Pascual
2009-10 Caja Laboral Regal FC Barcelona
3 - 0
Brazil Tiago Splitter Montenegro Du?ko Ivanovi?
2010-11 Regal FC Barcelona Bizkaia Bilbao Basket
3 - 0
Spain Juan Carlos Navarro Spain Xavi Pascual
2011-12 FC Barcelona Regal Real Madrid
3 - 2
Slovenia Erazem Lorbek Spain Xavi Pascual
2012-13 Real Madrid FC Barcelona Regal
3 - 2
Spain Felipe Reyes Spain Pablo Laso
2013-14 FC Barcelona Real Madrid
3 - 1
Spain Juan Carlos Navarro Spain Xavi Pascual
2014-15 Real Madrid FC Barcelona
3 - 0
Spain Sergio Llull Spain Pablo Laso
2015-16 Real Madrid FC Barcelona Lassa
3 - 1
Spain Sergio Llull Spain Pablo Laso
2016-17 Valencia Basket Real Madrid
3 - 1
Montenegro Bojan Dubljevi? Spain Pedro Martínez
2017-18 Real Madrid Kirolbet Baskonia
3 - 1
Spain Rudy Fernández Spain Pablo Laso

Current clubs

Location of teams from the Canary Islands in 2018-19 ACB

All-time Liga ACB table

The All-time Liga ACB table is an overall record of all match results of every team that has played in Liga ACB since the 1983-84 season. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2017-18 season.

Pos Team Season Played Won Lost 1st 2nd 3rd 4th QF Debut Since/Last App Best
1 Barcelona 35 1482 1107 375 15 11 5 1 3 1983-84 1983-84 1
2 Real Madrid 35 1451 1073 378 12 8 6 2 6 1983-84 1983-84 1
3 Baskonia 35 1372 865 507 3 5 5 5 12 1983-84 1983-84 1
4 Joventut 35 1311 752 559 2 4 5 4 6 1983-84 1983-84 1
5 Málaga[N 3] 33 1263 716 547 1 2 4 6 10 1983-84 1987-88 1
6 Estudiantes 35 1310 696 614 - 1 5 7 9 1983-84 1983-84 2
7 Valencia 29 1104 635 469 1 1 2 2 13 1988-89 1996-97 1
8 Gran Canaria 27 992 477 515 - - - 2 13 1985-86 1995-96 4
9 Sevilla 29 1044 473 571 - 2 - - 6 1989-90 2017-18 2
10 Manresa 30 1070 445 625 1 - - 2 2 1983-84 2018-19 1
11 Valladolid 30 1032 432 600 - - - - 4 1983-84 2013-14 6
12 Girona 20 731 330 401 - - - - 4 1988-89 2007-08 5
13 Fuenlabrada 20 692 278 414 - - - - 5 1996-97 2005-06 7
14 CB Zaragoza 13 473 270 203 - - 2 3 6 1983-84 1995-96 3
15 Murcia 20 705 249 456 - - - - 1 1990-91 2011-12 7
16 Breogán 16 604 242 362 - - - - 2 1984-85 2018-19 6
17 Bilbao 13 459 228 265 - 1 - - 5 2004-05 2017-18 2
18 Canarias[N 4] 13 456 199 257 - - - - 4 1983-84 2012-13 5
19 León 11 398 179 219 - - - - 3 1990-91 2007-08 6
20 Peñas 12 441 173 268 - - - - - 1983-84 1995-96 10
21 Granollers 10 352 166 186 - - - - 7 1983-84 1992-93 5
22 Cáceres 11 388 163 225 - - - - 1 1992-93 2002-03 5
23 Ourense 12 383 143 240 - - - - 2 1989-90 2000-01 8
24 Granada 12 411 140 271 - - - - - 1996-97 2010-11 10
25 OAR Ferrol 10 350 140 210 - - - - 1 1983-84 1993-94 7
26 Lucentum 9 316 132 184 - - - - 3 2000-01 2011-12 6
27 Basket Zaragoza 9 310 131 179 - - 1 - 1 2008-09 2010-11 3
28 Andorra 8 287 127 150 - - - - 3 1992-93 2014-15 6
29 Gipuzkoa 10 341 118 223 - - - - 1 2006-07 2017-18 5
30 Obradoiro 8 239 102 171 - - - - 1 2009-10 2011-12 8
31 Collado Villalba 5 226 93 133 - - - - 1 1987-88 1991-92 8
32 Oximesa 6 225 82 143 - - - - - 1986-87 1991-92 11
33 Cajabilbao 5 184 76 108 - - - - - 1986-87 1990-91 9
34 Maristas Málaga 4 160 76 84 - - - - - 1988-89 1991-92 13
35 Espanyol 5 165 73 92 - - - - 1 1984-85 1988-89 8
36 Lleida 4 140 57 83 - - - - 1 2001-02 2004-05 8
37 Cantabria 5 170 53 117 - - - - - 1997-98 2001-02 14
38 Menorca 5 168 51 117 - - - - - 2005-06 2011-12 15
39 Círcol Catòlic 3 97 49 48 - - - 1 1 1983-84 1985-86 4
40 Cajamadrid 3 98 46 52 - - - - 1 1983-84 1985-86 5
41 Gijón 4 144 37 107 - - - - - 1995-96 2001-02 15
42 Salamanca 2 76 36 40 - - - - - 1994-95 1995-96 9
43 Tenerife AB 2 89 28 61 - - - - - 1988-89 1989-90 22
44 Llíria 2 79 27 52 - - - - - 1991-92 1992-93 16
45 Tenerife 2 68 25 43 - - - - - 2003-04 2004-05 10
46 Miraflores 1 34 13 21 - - - - - 2017-18 2017-18 14
47 Ciudad de Huelva 1 39 11 28 - - - - - 1997-98 1997-98 17
48 L'Hospitalet 1 31 11 20 - - - - - 1983-84 1983-84 15
49 Askatuak 1 43 10 33 - - - - - 1988-89 1988-89 24

League or status at 2017-18 season:

Awards

ACB statistical leaders

Liga ACB all-time scoring leaders

Player nationality set by the player's national team affiliation. In bold, active players. In gold, players with more than 6,000 points, considered by the ACB as historic players.[44]

Stats through end of 2017-18 ACB season:

Rank Player Games Points Average
1.  Spain Alberto Herreros  654  9,759  14.92
2.  Spain Jordi Villacampa  506  8,991  17.77
3.  United States Brian Jackson  392  8,651  22.07
4.  Spain Juan Carlos Navarro  689  8,318  12.07
5.  Spain Felipe Reyes  761  8,060  10.59
6.  United States Granger Hall  433  8,039  18.57
7.  Spain Joan Creus  585  7,929  13.55
8.  United States Joe Arlauckas  365  7,543  20.67
9.  Spain Alex Mumbrú  677  7,435  10.98
10.  Croatia Velimir Perasovi?  354  7,387  20.87
11.  Spain Epi  422  7,029  16.66
12.  Spain Darryl Middleton  398  6,425  16.14
13.  United States Andre Turner  378  6,405  16.94
14.  Spain Rafa Jofresa  756  6,327  8.37
15.  United States Richard Scott  350  6,199  17.71
16.  United States John Pinone  332  6,175  18.60
17.  Spain Bernard Hopkins  456  6,088  13.35
18.  United States Claude Riley  308  6,074  19.72
19.  Spain Xavi Fernández  499  6,042  12.11
20.  Spain Chicho Sibilio  348  6,010  17.27

Liga ACB all-time rebounding leaders

Player nationality set by the player's national team affiliation. In bold, active players. In gold, players with more than 2,500 rebounds, considered by the ACB as historic players.[45]

Stats through the end of the 2017-18 ACB season:

Rank Player Games Rebounds Average
1.  Spain Felipe Reyes  761  4,556  5.99
2.  United States Granger Hall  433  4,292  9.91
3.  Spain Carlos Jiménez  641  3,526  5.50
4.  United States Claude Riley  308  3,033  9.85
5.  Spain Juan Antonio Orenga  616  2,933  4.77
6.  Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis  235  2,904  12.36
7.  Spain Bernard Hopkins  456  2,806  6.15
8.  Spain Mike Smith  405  2,755  6.80
9.  United States Larry Micheaux  269  2,729  10.14
10.  Spain Darryl Middleton  398  2,701  6.79
11.  Spain Fran Vázquez  607  2,653  4.37
12.  United States Joe Arlauckas  365  2,626  7.19
13.  Spain Alex Mumbrú  677  2,499  3,68
14.  United States Harper Williams  346  2,493  7.21
15.  Central African Republic Anicet Lavodrama  345  2,429  7.04
16.  Spain Alfonso Reyes  461  2,417  5.24
17.  Belgium Axel Hervelle  473  2,355  4.98
18.  Spain Ramón Rivas  307  2,290  7.46
19.  Spain Ferrán Martínez  417  2,287  5.48
20.  United States Darrell Lockhart  291  2,283  7.85

ACB records

Fran Vázquez holds the record for most blocks in an ACB game, 12

These are the standing ACB records for the regular season (RS)[46] and play-offs (PO).[47]

  • Most Points in a game
  • Most Field Goals Made in a game
  • Most Three Point Field Goals Made in a game
  • Most Free Throws Made in a game
  • Most Rebounds in a game
  • Most Assists in a game
  • Most Steals in a game
  • Most Blocks in a game
  • PER
  • Prolific Scorers
  • Most 30 points RS games in a season: 24 by Walter Berry in 1990/91.
  • Most 30 points RS games streak: 13 by Walter Berry in 1990/91 (from stage 4 to stage 16).
  • Players with 20 rebounds games
  • Double-Doubles (d-d)
  • Triple-Doubles
    • Luka Don?i? with 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists on 9 May 2018
    • Fran Vázquez with 11 points, 10 rebounds and 12 blocks on 7 January 2007
    • Dejan Toma?evi? with 14 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, Pamesa Valencia vs Unicaja Málaga on 12 May 2004
    • George Singleton with 23 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks on 12 February 1994
    • Nacho Suárez with 10 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists on stage 13 1990-91; and 15 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists on stage 19 1990-91
    • Mike Smith with 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals on 21 October 1989
  • Most Points in a game
  • Fewest Points in a game
  • Largest Margin of Victory in a game
  • Victory with fewest points

Attendances

Since several years ago, the Liga ACB is the European domestic league with the highest average attendance,[51] always surpassing the 6,000 spectators per game since the 2002-03 season.

Season averages

All averages include playoffs games.

Season Total gate Games Average Change High avg. Team Low avg. Team
2000-01 1,705,898 331 5,154 8,425 Unicaja 3,159 Club Ourense Baloncesto
2001-02 1,933,425 332 5,824 +13.0% 12,018 Adecco Estudiantes 3,577 Cantabria Lobos
2002-03 2,009,153 332 6,052 +3.9% 11,171 Adecco Estudiantes 3,735 Cáceres CB
2003-04 2,045,619 335 6,106 +0.9% 11,176 Adecco Estudiantes 3,424 Polaris World Murcia
2004-05 2,203,588 336 6,558 +7.4% 11,055 Adecco Estudiantes 3,903 Unelco Tenerife
2005-06 2,108,671 336 6,276 -4.3% 9,733 Unicaja 4,265 Leche Río
2006-07 2,254,576 336 6,710 +6.9% 9,727 Real Madrid 4,528 Akasvayu Girona
2007-08 2,088,989 323 6,467 -3.6% 9,641 MMT Estudiantes 4,184 Akasvayu Girona
2008-09 2,073,773 292 7,102 +9.8% 9,090 Tau Cerámica 4,858 Ricoh Manresa
2009-10 2,135,484 326 6,551 -7.8% 9,765 Bizkaia Bilbao Basket 4,194 CB Murcia
2010-11 2,018,072 324 6,409 -2.2% 9,345 Asefa Estudiantes 4,200 Meridiano Alicante
2011-12 2,171,673 329 6,621 +3.3% 10,412 Asefa Estudiantes 4,424 Assignia Manresa
2012-13 2,077,787 328 6,335 -4.3% 9,971 Laboral Kutxa 3,985 Cajasol
2013-14 2,213,116 329 6,202 -2.0% 9,242 Real Madrid 3,515 CB Valladolid
2014-15 2,091,134 328 6,375 +2.7% 9,406 Real Madrid 3,599 MoraBanc Andorra
2015-16 2,082,234 328 6,387 +1.5% 9,918 Baskonia 4,026 Iberostar Tenerife
2016-17 1,901,826 295 6,456 +1.0% 9,758 Baskonia 3,985 ICL Manresa
2017-18 2,101,755 327 6,427 -0.4% 10,194 Kirolbet Baskonia 3,169 Delteco GBC

Source: [52]

Historic average attendances

All averages include playoffs games.

Season AND FCB BKN BLB BRE CAC CBC CTB EST FUE GIJ GBC GIR GCA GRA JOV LEO LLE LUC MGA MAN MEN MIR MUR OBR COB RMA SEV TFE VBC VAD BZA
6,248 7,852 5,035 5,218 3,336 6,142 4,574 4,238 4,145 3,835 4,959 3,953 8,425 3,159 3,861 4,368 7,668 4,283
2001-02 6,152 7,993 5,000 4,715 3,577 12,018 4,902 3,897 4,363 3,385 6,884 5,815 4,916 8,529 4,200 4,314 7,032 4,675
2002-03 7,385 8,311 5,507 3,735 11,171 4,799 3,840 4,441 5,006 5,208 5,071 4,909 8,547 4,479 4,459 6,306 7,939 4,688
2003-04 6,889 8,766 5,447 11,176 4,709 4,431 4,199 5,603 5,771 5,137 8,547 4,437 3,424 4,774 5,935 4,094 8,175 5,214
2004-05 5,451 8,510 5,003 5,424 11,055 4,545 4,208 6,823 5,746 4,899 5,251 9,825 4,803 10,561 5,959 3,903 6,853 5,654
2005-06 5,143 8,619 5,471 4,265 7,782 4,787 4,997 4,346 6,996 6,306 5,244 9,733 4,874 5,154 9,139 5,782 7,074 5,855
2006-07 5,375 8,759 6,454 8,800 4,874 9,371 4,528 4,612 7,082 6,439 4,974 9,481 5,235 5,368 9,727 5,771 6,968 5,981
2007-08 5,009 8,660 5,706 9,641 5,099 4,184 4,782 7,499 7,936 5,285 9,242 4,879 5,311 5,091 8,878 5,354 6,928 6,183
2008-09 5,091 9,090 7,003 8,963 5,255 8,294 4,924 7,407 7,467 8,950 4,858 5,350 4,925 8,847 5,950 7,529 10,264
2009-10 5,469 9,011 9,345 8,586 5,260 6,698 4,646 6,468 6,361 4,306 8,650 4,585 4,194 5,510 8,390 6,194 7,572 5,530
2010-11 4,833 8,937 7,868 9,765 5,427 6,049 4,658 5,483 5,506 4,200 9,356 4,209 4,588 6,458 5,141 7,478 4,988 7,600
2011-12 4,898 10,234 8,668 10,412 5,223 7,037 4,606 5,200 4,531 8,426 4,424 5,355 5,241 8,558 5,461 7,952 4,548 7,326
2012-13 4,561 9,750 9,626 4,157 9,023 5,080 6,362 4,666 5,230 6,193 4,276 5,662 5,414 7,607 3,985 7,865 4,894 7,626
2013-14 4,909 9,190 9,097 3,868 7,927 4,860 5,998 5,147 5,449 6,317 4,023 5,584 5,049 9,242 4,157 8,002 3,515 8,010
2014-15 3,599 4,868 8,918 8,855 4,066 7,839 4,993 5,593 6,258 5,931 7,565 4,253 5,968 5,065 9,406 4,153 8,060 7,933
2015-16 4,037 5,074 9,918 9,063 4,026 8,650 5,187 4,114 6,765 4,938 7,340 4,330 5,931 5,264 8,971 4,546 8,210 7,144
2016-17 4,228 4,272 9,758 8,708 4,521 8,356 4,911 6,464 4,975 7,116 3,985 5,637 5,067 9,072 4,886 8,159 7,467
2017-18 4,224 4,790 10,194 8,752 4,660 8,150 5,174 3,169 5,865 4,986 7,238 9,070 5,578 4,982 8,584 4,157 7,254 7,663

Source: [52]

Individual game highest attendance

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Arena Date Ref
1 Laboral Kutxa Baskonia 86-80 Real Madrid 15,544 Fernando Buesa Arena January 3, 2016 [1]
2 Kirolbet Baskonia 78-83 Real Madrid 15,512 Fernando Buesa Arena June 17, 2018 [2]
3 Laboral Kutxa 67-66 Real Madrid 15,504 Fernando Buesa Arena April 9, 2012 [3]
4 Lagun Aro Bilbao Basket 76-88 Tau Cerámica 15,414 Bizkaia Arena January 6, 2007 [4]
5 Adecco Estudiantes 85-68 FC Barcelona 15,350 Palacio Vistalegre June 11, 2004 [5]
6 Caja Laboral 66-76 Real Madrid 15,219 Fernando Buesa Arena May 31, 2012 [6]
7 Adecco Estudiantes 73-66 Real Madrid 15,200 Palacio Vistalegre May 11, 2004 [7]
8 Adecco Estudiantes 82-72 FC Barcelona 15,200 Palacio Vistalegre June 9, 2004 [8]
9 FC Barcelona 83-81 Estudiantes Caja Postal 15,104 Palau Sant Jordi April 28, 1991 [9]
10 FC Barcelona 78-81 Montigalà Joventut 15,101 Palau Sant Jordi May 19, 1991 [10]
11 FC Barcelona 85-83 Montigalà Joventut 15,064 Palau Sant Jordi May 17, 1991 [11]

Source: [53][54]

Spanish clubs in European and worldwide competitions

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
EuroLeague
(1958-)
EuroCup
(2002-)
Saporta Cup
(1966-2002)
Champions League
(2016-)
EuroChallenge
(2003-2015)
Kora? Cup
(1971-2002)
C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF
Real Madrid 10 9 10 1 1 4 2 1 1
Barcelona 2 5 9 2 1 3 2 1 3
Joventut 1 1 1 1 1 5 1 2 3
Baskonia 2 3 1 2
Málaga 1 1 1 1
Estudiantes 1 2 2 1 1 1
Valencia 3 2 2 2 1
Bilbao 1 2
Gran Canaria 1 1
Girona 1 1 1
Sevilla 1
Zaragoza 1 2 2
Canarias 1
Murcia 1
Picadero 2
Círculo Católico 1
Valladolid 1
Cáceres 1

Other competitions

Notes

  1. ^ Spanish: ['li?a a?e'?e]; "ACB League"
  2. ^ Spanish: ['li?a e?'desa]; "Endesa League"
  3. ^ Includes CB Caja de Ronda results
  4. ^ Includes old CB Canarias results

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  3. ^ Menorca Bàsquet SAD no presenta la documentación para jugar la Liga Endesa ACB.com 28 June 2012
  4. ^ La ACB adquiere la plaza vacante del Lucentum y la asigna al CB Canarias ACB.com 20 July 2012
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  37. ^ "ACB.COM". www.acb.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018. M.I. Govern Andorra (5.000 espectadores)
  38. ^ a b "WiZink Center | Real Madrid Basketball Arena | Real Madrid Basketball". Real Madrid C.F. - Web Oficial. Retrieved 2018. CAPACITY 15.000 esp.
  39. ^ "San Pablo Burgos" (in Spanish). ACB.com. Retrieved 2018.
  40. ^ "ACB.COM". www.acb.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018. Pabellón Príncipe Felipe (10.500 espectadores)
  41. ^ "ACB.COM". www.acb.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018. Palacio Municipal De Deportes (7.341 espectadores)
  42. ^ "ACB.COM". www.acb.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 2018. Pal. De Deportes Jose Ma Martin Carpena (10.233 espectadores)
  43. ^ "Valencia Basket Club". www.valenciabasket.com. Retrieved 2016. CAPACITY: 8.500 spectators
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  45. ^ HISTORICOS: Reboteadores en LACB (in Spanish).
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  49. ^ O club. Récords Históricos
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  54. ^ "KIROLBET Baskonia-R. Madrid bate el récord de asistencia en Playoff: 15.512" (in Spanish). ACB.com. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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