Campeonato Argentino de Clubes de Básquet

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Campeonato Argentino de Clubes de Básquet
Folded1984; 35 years ago (1984)
ConfederationArgentine Basketball Federation
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toPrimera B
Most championshipsObras Sanitarias (3)

The Campeonato Argentino de Clubes de Básquet (English: Argentine Championship of Basketball Clubs) was the top-tier level division professional basketball championship in Argentina, until 1984, when it was replaced by the Liga Nacional de Básquet (LNB).[1]


Atilio Fruet, Alberto Cabrera and José De Lizaso, who played for the "Bahiense" teams Olimpo and Estudiantes respectively. They were nicknamed, The Three Musketeers of basketball, in the 1960s.

The competition was established in 1936, with the purpose of organizing a basketball competition for men's clubs.[2][3] Until then, there was only a tournament where provincial sides took part, as a part of local leagues, such as the Torneo Metropolitano, for teams of Buenos Aires.[4]

The Campeonato Argentino was organised by the Confederación Argentina de Básquetbol (CABB) (Argentine Basketball Federation), with the first two editions being played on the YMCA's clay courts, in Buenos Aires. After four editions were held in Buenos Aires, the Campeonato Argentino was also played in Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario, Tucumán, San Juan, Salta, and Jujuy. In 1939, the CA was held in Bahía Blanca (renamed "the capital of Argentine basketball"), with 15 teams taking part in it.[4]

The last edition of the competition was held in 1984, and was won by Deportivo San Andrés, a club from General San Martín Partido, after they defeated River Plate in the finals.

Obras Sanitarias,[5] Lanús, and San Lorenzo, are the only current LNB teams that won the CA championship at least once.


Year Team
1936 Huracán (Rosario)
1938 Gimnasia y Esgrima (Santa Fe) [6]
1939 Gimnasia y Esgrima (Santa Fe)
1941 Juventud BBC (SdE)
1943 Unión (SF)
1958 San Lorenzo
1959 INTI
1960 Juventud BBC (SdE)
1961 Hindú (Resistencia)
1965 Tomás de Rocamora (ER)
1968 Almagro (Esperanza)
1969 Unión (SF)
1974 Olimpo (BB)
1975 Obras Sanitarias
1976 Obras Sanitarias
1977 Lanús
1978 Olimpo (BB)
1979 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)
1980 Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP)
1981 Ferro C. Oeste
1982 Obras Sanitarias
1983 River Plate
1984 Deportivo San Andrés

Titles by club[edit]

Titles Team Years won
Obras Sanitarias 1975, 1976, 1982
Gimnasia y Esgrima (SF) 1938, 1939
Olimpo (BB) 1974, 1978
Unión (SF) 1943, 1969
Juventud BBC (SdE) 1941, 1960
Gimnasia y Esgrima (LP) 1979, 1980
Huracán (Rosario) 1936
San Lorenzo 1958
INTI 1959
Hindú (Resistencia) 1961
Tomás de Rocamora 1965
Almagro (Esperanza) 1968
Lanús 1977
Ferro C. Oeste 1981
River Plate 1983
Deportivo San Andrés 1984


  1. ^ "Un quiebre en la historia del básquet" Archived 2018-03-03 at the Wayback Machine by Agustina Daró, Deportea Online
  2. ^ "100 años de básquetbol", El Gráfico, by Osvaldo Orcasitas, 7 Feb 2012
  3. ^ Timeline on CABB website, retrieved 3 Oct 2015
  4. ^ a b "Historia del básquet en la Argentina"
  5. ^ "Hace treinta años Obras se consagraba campeón del mundo" Archived 2015-09-23 at the Wayback Machine, Basquet Plus, 24 Sep 2003
  6. ^ Historia on GYESF website