CB Gran Canaria

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Herbalife Gran Canaria
Herbalife Gran Canaria logo
NicknameGranca
LeaguesLiga ACB
Founded1963; 56 years ago (1963)
HistoryColegio Claret
(1963–1985)
Claret Las Palmas
(1985–1988)
C.B. Gran Canaria
(1988–present)
ArenaGran Canaria Arena
Capacity11,500
LocationLas Palmas, Spain
Team colorsYellow, Blue
         
Main sponsorHerbalife
Head coachFotios Katsikaris
Championships1 Spanish Supercup
Retired numbers1 (20)
WebsiteOfficial website

Club Baloncesto Gran Canaria – Claret, S.A.D., also known as Herbalife Gran Canaria by sponsorship reasons, is a professional basketball club based in Las Palmas, Spain. The team plays in the Liga ACB. Their home arena is the Gran Canaria Arena.

History[edit]

CB Gran Canaria was founded inside Claret School and for many years played under that denomination. Following a successful period in school competitions, a senior team was created and integrated on the Spanish Second Division. The team played in that division until 1984, when the team adopted the decision of having a statute of its own, therefore becoming an independent institution. The new statute was approved on May 22, 1985 and the team became Claret Club de Baloncesto.

The following years, the team moved many times between Liga ACB and 1st Division B. On the 1987–88 season the club changed its name to CB Gran Canaria, paying homage to the place where its social mass came from. On 30 June 1992 the team became a sports public limited company (Sociedad Anónima Deportiva, SAD in Spanish) in order to fulfil with the requirements of the then-new Spanish sports legislation.

After three seasons in the Spanish silver division the team won the first Liga EBA in the 1994–95 season and was promoted to Liga ACB. From that season on, CB Gran Canaria has stayed in the top level of the Spanish basketball. The 2012–13 represents the team's eighteenth consecutive season in Liga ACB.

In April 2015, Gran Canaria played the Eurocup Finals. The team was defeated by BC Khimki in the two legs. Ten months later, the club qualified for the first time to a final of a national trophy. In the 2016 Copa del Rey defeated Valencia Basket in the quarterfinals and Dominion Bilbao Basket in the semifinals, but could not beat Real Madrid in the final, where it lost by 81–85.

On 24 September 2016, Gran Canaria won its first national title after beating FC Barcelona 79–59 in the Final of the 2016 Supercopa played in Vitoria-Gasteiz.[1]

One season later, in June 2018, Gran Canaria qualified for the second time to the league semifinals and also achieved qualification to the EuroLeague for the first time ever.[2]

Sponsorship naming[edit]

Home game in Gran Canaria Arena in 2014

Through the years CB Gran Canaria has had several denominations due to its sponsorship:

  • Canarias Telecom: 1999–2002
  • Auna Gran Canaria: 2002–04
  • Gran Canaria Grupo Dunas: 2006–07
  • Kalise Gran Canaria: 2007–09
  • Gran Canaria 2014: 2009–12
  • Herbalife Gran Canaria: 2012–present

Logos[edit]

Home arenas[edit]

Players[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Herbalife Gran Canaria retired numbers
No. Nat. Player Position Tenure
20 Republic of Ireland Jim Moran SF 2001–2011
11 United States Greg Stewart C 1996-1992

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Herbalife Gran Canaria roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
C 2 Poland Balcerowski, Aleksander 2.15 m (7 ft 1 in) 18 – (2000-11-19)19 November 2000
SF 33 Spain Beirán, Javier 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 32 – (1987-05-22)22 May 1987
C 9 Greece Bourousis, Ioannis 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 35 – (1983-11-17)17 November 1983
PF 23 Georgia (country) Burjanadze, Beka 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 25 – (1994-01-03)3 January 1994
PG 10 Montenegro Cook, Omar 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 37 – (1982-01-28)28 January 1982
C 24 United States Costello, Matt 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 26 – (1993-08-05)5 August 1993
SG 34 United States Harper, Demonte 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 30 – (1989-06-21)21 June 1989
PG 6 United Kingdom Nelson, Luke 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 – (1995-06-29)29 June 1995
SF 5 Nigeria Okoye, Stan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 28 – (1991-04-10)10 April 1991
SF 21 Spain Paulí, Oriol (C) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 25 – (1994-05-20)20 May 1994
SG 22 Spain Rabaseda, Xavi 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 30 – (1989-02-24)24 February 1989
PG 31 Serbia Radičević, Nikola 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 25 – (1994-04-25)25 April 1994
PG 17 Spain Santana, Fabio 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 27 – (1992-06-09)9 June 1992
PF 14 Lithuania Shurna, John 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 29 – (1990-04-30)30 April 1990
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: July 31, 2019

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Matt Costello Ioannis Bourousis Aleksander Balcerowski
PF John Shurna Beka Burjanadze
SF Javier Beirán Stan Okoye Oriol Paulí
SG Demonte Harper Xavi Rabaseda Luke Nelson
PG Omar Cook Nikola Radičević Fabio Santana

Colours: Blue = homegrown player; Red = non–FIBA Europe player

Head coaches[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier Division Pos. W–L Copa del Rey Other cups European competitions
1962–63 3 2ª División 7th
1963–64 3 2ª División 9th
1964–65 3 2ª División 7th
1965–66 3 2ª División 8th
1966–67 3 2ª División 10th
1967–68 3 2ª División 7th
1968–69 3 2ª División 8th
1969–70 3 2ª División 5th
1970–71 3 2ª División 10th
1971–72 3 2ª División 3rd
1972–73 3 2ª División 3rd
1973–74 3 2ª División 5th
1974–75 3 2ª División 7th
1975–76 3 2ª División 7th
1976–77 3 2ª División 7th
1977–78 3 2ª División 8th
1978–79 3 2ª División 8th
1979–80 3 2ª División 6th
1980–81 3 2ª División 10th
1981–82 3 2ª División 10th
1982–83 3 2ª División 7th
1983–84 3 2ª División 2nd
1984–85 2 1ª División B 2nd 19–7
1985–86 1 Liga ACB 15th 8–23
1986–87 2 1ª División B 4th 22–12
1987–88 2 1ª División B 3rd 22–12
1988–89 1 Liga ACB 18th 20–19 Round of 16
1989–90 1 Liga ACB 23rd 15–29 First round
1990–91 2 1ª División 1st 32–10
1991–92 1 Liga ACB 23rd 14–30 First round
1992–93 2 1ª División 9th 20–18
1993–94 2 1ª División 5th 21–14
1994–95 2 Liga EBA 2nd 29–10
1995–96 1 Liga ACB 14th 16–22
1996–97 1 Liga ACB 12th 17–17
1997–98 1 Liga ACB 10th 15–19
1998–99 1 Liga ACB 14th 13–21
1999–00 1 Liga ACB 7th 19–18 Quarterfinalist
2000–01 1 Liga ACB 13th 12–22 3 Korać Cup R32 1–1
2001–02 1 Liga ACB 16th 10–24
2002–03 1 Liga ACB 5th 21–16 Quarterfinalist
2003–04 1 Liga ACB 7th 18–20 2 ULEB Cup R16 8–4
2004–05 1 Liga ACB 8th 20–18 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup RS 6–4
2005–06 1 Liga ACB 5th 20–17 Quarterfinalist 3 FIBA Eurocup GS 3–3
2006–07 1 Liga ACB 6th 22–16 Quarterfinalist 2 ULEB Cup R16 5–7
2007–08 1 Liga ACB 9th 16–18 2 ULEB Cup L16 10–4
2008–09 1 Liga ACB 6th 21–14 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RS 4–4
2009–10 1 Liga ACB 8th 17–19 Supercopa SF 2 Eurocup QF 9–5
2010–11 1 Liga ACB 6th 21–15 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L16 8–6
2011–12 1 Liga ACB 14th 13–21 2 Eurocup RS 4–2
2012–13 1 Liga ACB 4th 21–19 Semifinalist
2013–14 1 Liga ACB 5th 23–14 Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 Liga ACB 8th 18–18 Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RU 21–3
2015–16 1 Liga ACB 5th 22–15 Runner-up Supercopa SF 2 Eurocup SF 16–6
2016–17 1 Liga ACB 7th 22–13 Quarterfinalist Supercopa C 2 EuroCup QF 11–5
2017–18 1 Liga ACB 4th 22–18 Semifinalist Supercopa RU 2 EuroCup QF 9–9
2018–19 1 Liga ACB 12th 14–20 1 EuroLeague RS 8–22

Trophies and awards[edit]

Trophies[edit]

Individual awards[edit]

All-ACB Team

Supercup MVP

All-EuroCup First Team

All-EuroCup Second Team

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Herbalife Gran Canaria is the Spanish Supercup champion!". EuroCup Basketball. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.
  2. ^ "Gran Canaria to play in EuroLeague for the first time in club history". Eurohoops.net. 2 June 2018. Retrieved 2 June 2018.

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