Liga Española de Baloncesto

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LEB Oro
LEB Oro.png
Founded1996; 23 years ago (1996)
First season1996–97
Country Spain
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toLiga ACB
Relegation toLEB Plata
Domestic cup(s)Copa Princesa de Asturias
Current championsReal Betis Baloncesto
(1st title)
Most championshipsCB Murcia
(3 titles)
Websiteleboro.es
2019–20 season

The Liga Española de Baloncesto, also known as LEB Oro, is the second basketball division of the Spanish basketball league system. It is run by the FEB. The Liga Española de Baloncesto is divided into two categories. The LEB league was founded in 1996 and is played under FIBA rules. It was renamed LEB Oro in 2007.

Championship format[edit]

Each team of has to play with all the other teams of its division twice, once at home and the other at the opponent's arena.

Each victory adds two points to the team in the league ranking, while each loss adds only one. At the end of the league:

  • The winner of the Regular season promotes directly to Liga ACB.
  • Teams qualified between second and ninth position play the promotion play-offs, where the winner promotes with the regular season champion to Liga ACB.
  • The worst or the two worst teams are relegated to LEB Plata.

At the half of the league, the two first teams in the table play the Copa Princesa at home of the winner of the first half season. The Champion of this Cup will play the play-offs as first qualified if it finishes the league between the 2nd and the 5th qualified.

LEB History[edit]

Porfirio Fisac achieved three titles and collaborated in other one before leaving.

The two first teams are promoted to ACB. Since 2007–08, is known as LEB Oro (LEB Gold) and the regular season champion promotes to ACB without playing the playoffs. The winner of the Playoffs Finals is the other promoted team.

Season Champion Runner-up MVP Champion's Coach
1996–97 CB Ciudad de Huelva Caja Cantabria United States Bob Harstad Spain Sergio Valdeolmillos
1997–98 Murcia Artel Baloncesto Fuenlabrada United States Tony Smith Spain Felipe Coello
1998–99 Breogán Universidade Cabitel Gijón United States Eric Cuthrell Spain Paco García
1999–00 CB Lucentum Alicante Club Ourense Baloncesto United States Joe Bunn Spain Andreu Casadevall
2000–01 Caprabo Lleida CB Granada United States Michael Wilson Spain Edu Torres
2001–02 CB Lucentum Alicante Minorisa.net Manresa United States Lawrence Lewis Argentina Julio Lamas
2002–03 Etosa Murcia Unelco Tenerife Dominican Republic Jaime Peterson Spain Felipe Coello
2003–04 Bilbao Basket CB Granada United States Aaron Swinson Spain Txus Vidorreta
2004–05 Baloncesto Fuenlabrada IBB Hoteles Menorca Spain Ricardo Guillén Spain Luis Casimiro
2005–06 Bruesa GBC Polaris World Murcia United States Thomas Terrell Spain Porfirio Fisac
2006–07 Ricoh Manresa Climalia León Spain Ricardo Guillén Spain Jaume Ponsarnau
2007–08 Basket CAI Zaragoza Bruesa GBC United States Andy Panko Spain Curro Segura
2008–09 CB Valladolid CB Lucentum Alicante United States Jakim Donaldson Spain Porfirio Fisac
2009–10 Basket CAI Zaragoza ViveMenorca United States Jakim Donaldson Spain José Luis Abós
2010–11 CB Murcia Blu:sens Monbús Spain Ricardo Guillén Spain Luis Guil
2011–12 Iberostar Canarias Menorca Bàsquet United States Jakim Donaldson Spain Alejandro Martínez
2012–13 Ford Burgos[N 1] CB Lucentum Alicante Czech Republic Ondřej Starosta Spain Andreu Casadevall
2013–14 River Andorra MoraBanc Ford Burgos[N 2] Spain Jordi Trias Spain Joan Peñarroya
2014–15 Ford Burgos[N 2] Club Ourense Baloncesto Spain Ricardo Guillén Spain Andreu Casadevall
2015–16 Quesos Cerrato Palencia Club Melilla Baloncesto Spain Óliver Arteaga Spain Porfirio Fisac / Spain Sergio García
2016–17 RETAbet.es GBC San Pablo Inmobiliaria Burgos Spain Jordi Trias Spain Porfirio Fisac
2017–18 Cafés Candelas Breogán ICL Manresa Spain Jordi Trias Spain Natxo Lezkano
2018–19 Real Betis Energía Plus RETAbet Bilbao Basket Dominican Republic Tyson Pérez Spain Curro Segura

Notes:

  • † Team did not promote to Liga ACB in the next season.
  • ‡ Iberostar Canarias initially did not promote to Liga ACB, but finally acquired the spot of Lucentum Alicante for playing in the league.

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
CB Murcia 3 1 1997–98, 2002–03, 2010–11
CB Lucentum Alicante 2 2 1999–00, 2001–02
Gipuzkoa BC 2 1 2005–06, 2016–17
Basket Zaragoza 2 0 2007–08, 2009–10
CB Breogán 2 0 1998–99, 2017–18
Bàsquet Manresa 1 2 2006–07
Baloncesto Fuenlabrada 1 1 2004–05
CB Tizona 1 1 2014–15
Bilbao Basket 1 1 2003–04
CB Ciudad de Huelva 1 0 1996–97
CE Lleida Bàsquet 1 0 2000–01
CB Valladolid 1 0 2008–09
CB 1939 Canarias 1 0 2011–12
CB Atapuerca 1 0 2012–13
BC Andorra 1 0 2013–14
Palencia Baloncesto 1 0 2015–16
Real Betis Baloncesto 1 0 2018–19
Menorca Bàsquet 0 3
CB Granada 0 2
Club Ourense Baloncesto 0 2
Cantabria Baloncesto 0 1
Gijón Baloncesto 0 1
Tenerife Baloncesto 0 1
Baloncesto León 0 1
Obradoiro CAB 0 1
Club Melilla Baloncesto 0 1
CB Miraflores 0 1

Records at LEB Oro[edit]

Stats leaders[edit]

Season Top rating PIR Top scorer PPG Top rebounder RPG Top Assistant APG
1996–97 United States Bob Harstad 31.72 United States Bob Harstad 30.56 United States Jermaine Carlton 11.96 Spain Jaume Comas 4.73
1997–98 United States Tony Smith 25.38 United States Tony Smith 25.38 United States Eric Cuthrell 10.96 United States Tony Smith 3.96
1998–99 United States Eric Cuthrell 28.65 United States Tony Smith 22.62 United States Eric Cuthrell 11.57 United States Ronald Rutland 4.38
1999–00 United States Joe Bunn 28.23 United States Joe Bunn 23.60 United States Cedric Moore 10.17 Spain Valentín Holgado 4.30
2000–01 United States Michael Wilson 23.70 United States Howard Brown 23.91 United States Michael Wilson 9.53 Spain Ernesto Serrano 4.93
2001–02 United States Lawrence Lewis 25.03 Spain Asier García 19.41 United States Lawrence Lewis 10.27 Spain Roberto Núñez 4.60
2002–03 Dominican Republic Jaime Peterson 22.47 United States Howard Brown 18.97 United States Willie Walls 14.76 Spain Javi Salgado 4.87
2003–04 United States Aaron Swinson 23.94 Nigeria Ugonna Onyekwe 19.33 United States Aaron Swinson 9.44 Spain Dani López 4.62
2004–05 Spain Ricardo Guillén 23.67 United States Aaron Swinson 18.56 United States Willie Walls 12.27 Spain Sergio Sánchez 4.70
2005–06 United States Thomas Terrell 25.33 United States Thomas Terrell 19.21 United States Robert Battle 8.71 United States Andre Turner 4.68
2006–07 Spain Ricardo Guillén 20.97 United States Malik Dixon 20.65 United States Keith Waleskowski 10.70 Spain Jorge Jiménez 5.00
2007–08 United States Andrew Panko 21.88 United States Antwain Barbour 19.44 United States Jakim Donaldson 10.00 Argentina Lucas Victoriano 5.76
2008–09 United States Jakim Donaldson 23.26 United States Kammron Taylor 18.05 United States Jakim Donaldson 9.50 Argentina Diego Ciorciari 6.09
2009–10 United States Jakim Donaldson 28.50 United Kingdom Darren Phillip 18.15 United States Jakim Donaldson 11.06 Argentina Diego Ciorciari 4.87
2010–11 Spain Ricardo Guillén 24.11 Spain Ricardo Guillén 19.11 United States Dwayne Curtis 9.24 Spain Juan Alberto Aguilar 4.56
2011–12 United States Jakim Donaldson 21.29 United States Troy DeVries 19.15 Nigeria Olaseni Lawal 10.62 Spain Joan Carles Bivià 5.12
2012–13 Czech Republic Ondřej Starosta 21.73 Spain Francis Sánchez 15.73 Czech Republic Ondřej Starosta 9.81 Spain Dani Pérez 5.50
2013–14 Spain Jordi Trias 24.08 Spain Ricardo Guillén 16.00 Spain Jordi Trias 9.00 Spain Mikel Uriz 4.92
2014–15 Spain Ricardo Guillén 20.40 Spain Ricardo Guillén 16.44 Trinidad and Tobago Kyle Rowley 9.07 Spain Mikel Uriz 5.18
2015–16 Spain Óliver Arteaga 23.18 Spain Ricardo Guillén 18.70 Spain Óliver Arteaga 9.71 Spain Ferran Bassas 6.50
2016–17 Spain Jordi Trias 20.50 United States Zaid Hearst 20.18 Spain Jordi Trias 10.18 Spain Dani Pérez 5.58
2017–18 Ukraine Volodymyr Gerun 21.13 United States Johnny Dee 15.94 Romania Emanuel Cățe 8.53 Spain Óscar Alvarado 6.38
2018–19 Dominican Republic Tyson Pérez 20.46 United States Junior Robinson 19.79 Dominican Republic Tyson Pérez 10.62 Spain Óscar Alvarado 6.18

All-time top performances[edit]

Active LEB Oro player

Games played[edit]

Rank Player Position(s) Seasons[1] Years Games played
1  Jorge García (ESP) PF 16 1996–2017 512
2  Urko Otegui (ESP) C 14 2002– 505
3  Julio González (ESP) SF 14 2000–2014 473
4  A. Galarreta (ESP) SF 15 2003–2018 457
5  Pedro Rivero (ESP) PG 13 2002–2017 451
6  Álex Alba (ESP) SG 13 1999–2012 449
7  Miki Feliu (ESP) SF 14 2005– 447
8  Iker Urreizti (ESP) PG 12 1998–2011 439
9  Roger Fornas (ESP) PF 13 2004–2018 421
10  Dani Rodríguez (ESP) PG 13 2003– 404

Points[edit]

Rank Player Position Years Points Games played Points per game
1  Ricardo Guillén (ESP) PF 2004–2016 5,927 353 16.8
2  Jorge García (ESP) PF 1996–2017 4,968 512 9.7
3  Urko Otegui (ESP) C 2002– 4,456 505 8.8
4  Pedro Rivero (ESP) PG 2002–2017 4,388 451 9.7
5  Marc Blanch (ESP) SG 2005– 4,255 385 11.0
6  Julio González (ESP) SF 2000–2014 4,241 473 9.0
7  A. Galarreta (ESP) SF 2003–2018 4,110 457 9.0
8  Dani Rodríguez (ESP) PG 2003– 4,022 404 10.0
9  F. Sánchez (ESP) SF 1999–2014 3,738 338 11.1
10  Salva Arco (ESP) SG 2004–2018 3,671 345 10.6

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Player Position Years Rebounds Games played Rebounds per game
1  Urko Otegui (ESP) C 2002– 2,544 505 5.0
2  Ricardo Guillén (ESP) PF 2004–2016 2,399 353 6.8
3  Óliver Arteaga (ESP) C 2005– 2,189 346 6.3
4  Jorge García (ESP) PF 1996–2017 1,992 512 3.9
5  J. Chagoyen (ESP) PF 1997–2012 1,926 374 5.1
6  Manu Gómez (ESP) C 1998–2016 1,843 386 4.8
7  Ondřej Starosta (CZE) C 2006–2013 1,759 218 8.1
8  A. Reynolds Dean (USA) C 2000–2007 1,697 227 7.5
9  Manu Coego (ESP) C 2002–2016 1,655 377 4.4
10  Roger Fornas (ESP) PF 2004–2018 1,655 421 3.9

Assists[edit]

Rank Player Position Years Assists Games played Assists per game
1  Juanjo Bernabé (ESP) PG 1999–2012 1,379 395 3.5
2  Pedro Rivero (ESP) PG 2002–2017 1,312 451 2.9
3  Dani López (ESP) PG 2002–2016 1,245 372 3.3
4  Dani Rodríguez (ESP) PG 2003– 1,143 404 2.8
5  Diego Ciorciari (ARG) PG 2002–2010 1,015 241 4.2
6  Albert Sàbat (ESP) PG 2005–2015 905 298 3.0
7  Mikel Uriz (ESP) PG 2010–2017 902 234 3.9
8  Iker Urreizti (ESP) PG 1998–2011 894 439 2.0
9  Xavier Forcada (ESP) SG 2006–2017 882 318 2.8
10  Pedro Sala (ESP) PG 1999–2010 862 292 2.9

Steals[edit]

Rank Player Position Years Steals Games played Steals per game
1  Juanjo Bernabé (ESP) PG 1999–2012 766 395 1.9
2  Marc Blanch (ESP) SG 2005– 628 385 1.6
3  Dani López (ESP) PG 2002–2016 590 372 1.6
4  Urko Otegui (ESP) C 2002– 580 505 1.1
5  Iker Urreizti (ESP) PG 1998–2011 535 439 1.2
5  Álex Alba (ESP) SG 1999–2012 501 449 1.1
7  Adrián Boccia (ARG) PG 2001–2010 467 266 1.7
8  Pedro Rivero (ESP) PG 2002–2017 458 451 1.0
9  Juan Liñán (ESP) SF 1997–2007 439 259 1.7
10  Jorge García (ESP) PF 1996–2017 439 512 0.9

Blocks[edit]

Rank Player Position Years Blocks Games played Blocks per game
1  Óliver Arteaga (ESP) C 2005– 303 346 0.9
2  Steve Horton (USA) C 1997–2007 279 188 1.5
3  Cedric Moore (USA) C 1996–2000 268 93 2.9
4  A. Reynolds Dean (USA) C 2000–2007 268 227 1.2
5  Lamont Barnes (USA) C 2004–2018 251 193 1.3
6  Michel Diouf (SEN) C 2009–2015 246 174 1.4
7  Sitapha Savané (SEN) C 2000–2003 244 117 2.1
8  U. Onyekwe (NGR) PF 2003–2008 241 120 2.0
9  Eric Cuthrell (USA) C 1997–2006 219 159 1.4
10  Nacho Romero (ESP) C 2002–2013 218 296 0.7

Records in a game[edit]

  • Most rebounds
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • Most defensive rebounds
  • Most assists
  • Most three-pointers
  • Most steals
  • Most blocks
  • Most PIR

Current clubs[edit]

Team Home city Arena Capacity
Afanion CB Almansa Almansa Polideportivo Municipal
B the travel brand Mallorca Palma Palma Son Moix 3,800
Cáceres Patrimonio de la Humanidad Cáceres Multiusos Ciudad de Cáceres 6,500
Carramimbre CBC Valladolid Valladolid Pisuerga 6,800
Chocolates Trapa Palencia Palencia Pabellón Municipal 5,000
Club Melilla Baloncesto Melilla Pabellón Javier Imbroda Ortiz 3,800
Club Ourense Baloncesto Ourense Pazo Paco Paz 5,500
Covirán Granada Granada Palacio de Deportes 7,242
Delteco Gipuzkoa Basket San Sebastián José Antonio Gasca 2,000
HLA Alicante Alicante Pedro Ferrándiz 5,700
ICG Força Lleida Lleida Pavelló Barris Nord 6,100
Leche Río Breogán Lugo Pazo dos Deportes 6,500
Levitec Huesca Huesca Palacio Municipal de Huesca 4,900
Leyma Coruña A Coruña Pazo dos Deportes de Riazor 5,000
Liberbank Oviedo Baloncesto Oviedo Polideportivo de Pumarín 1,138
Marín Ence PeixeGalego Marín A Raña 2,000
TAU Castelló Castellón de la Plana Pabellón Ciutat de Castelló 6,000
ZTE Real Canoe NC Madrid Polideportivo Pez Volador 800

Copa Princesa de Asturias[edit]

All-time LEB Oro table[edit]

The All-time LEB Oro table is an overall record of all match results of every team that has played in LEB Oro since the 1996–97 season. The table is accurate as of the end of the 2018–19 season.

Pos Team Seasons Played Won Lost 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Debut Since/Last App Best
1 Melilla 23 804 416 388 1 4 2 1 1996–97 1996–97 2
2 Breogán 15 542 332 210 2 4 3 1 1996–97 2017–18 1
3 Ourense 15 527 256 271 2 1 1 1998–99 2012–13 2
4 León 11 421 245 176 1 3 1 2 2000–01 2011–12 2
5 Menorca 10 385 226 159 3 3 2 1997–98 2011–12 2
6 Tenerife 12 421 224 197 1 1 3 1996–97 2009–10 2
7 Villa de Los Barrios 12 399 190 209 1 1997–98 2008–09 5
8 Palencia 10 353 189 164 1 2 1 1 2009–10 2009–10 1
9 Ciudad de Huelva 11 390 187 203 1 2 1996–97 2007–08 1
10 Lucentum 8 292 185[N 3] 106 2 2 1 1996–97 2012–13 1
11 Murcia 8 289 182 107 3 1 1 1997–98 2010–11 1
12 Zaragoza 7 266 170 96 2 1 2 2002–03 2009–10 1
13 Coruña 11 366 162 204 1 1998–99 2012–13 5
14 Lleida 8 291 157 134 1 1 1999–00 2011–12 1
15 Inca 11 366 156 210 1 1996–97 2007–08 5
16 Atapuerca 7 262 155 107 1 2 2006–07 2012–13 1
17 Cáceres Ciudad 9 324 148 176 2 2008–09 2015–16 5
18 La Palma 9 318 144 174 2003–04 2011–12 7
19 Gijón 8 273 135 138 1 1 1996–97 2006–07 2
20 Peñas 10 327 132 195 1 1996–97 2010–11 3
21 Cantabria 7 246 125 121 1 1 1996–97 2007–08 2
22 Oviedo 6 212 119 93 2 2013–14 2013–14 5
23 Manresa 4 167 117[N 4] 49 1 2 1 2000–01 2017–18 1
24 Tarragona 8 282 115 167 2002–03 2011–12 7
25 Canarias 5 185 104 81 1 1 2007–08 2011–12 1
26 Força Lleida 7 222 97 125 1 2012–13 2012–13 5
27 Bahía San Agustín 5 174 90 84 1 2014–15 2014–15 3
28 Clavijo 7 219 86 133 2011–12 2017–18 8
29 Navarra 6 191 83 108 1 2010–11 2015–16 4
30 Gipuzkoa 3 113 79 34 2 1 2005–06 2016–17 1
31 Bilbao 3 119 79 40 1 1 2002–03 2018–19 1
32 Juventud Córdoba 6 192 78 114 1 1996–97 2001–02 5
33 Granada 4 155 76 79 2 1999–00 2011–12 2
34 Andorra 3 106 72 34 1 1 1 1996–97 2013–14 1
35 Axarquía 6 196 71 125 2008–09 2013–14 7
36 Prat 5 168 67 101 1 2014–15 2018–19 4
37 Rosalía de Castro 6 202 65 137 1999–00 2008–09 8
38 Barcelona B 6 184 64 120 2012–13 2018–19 10
39 Sant Josep Girona 3 115 58 57 1 2009–10 2011–12 4
40 Castelló 4 136 58 78 2015–16 2015–16 7
41 Fuenlabrada 2 77 57 20 1 1 1997–98 2004–05 1
42 Miraflores 2 73 51 22 1 1 2015–16 2016–17 2
43 Alcúdia 3 110 51 59 2005–06 2007–08 8
44 Tizona 2 63 49 14 1 1 2013–14 2013–14 1
45 Plasencia 3 107 49 58 1 2003–04 2005–06 5
46 Valladolid 2 68 47 21 1 1 2008–09 2014–15 1
47 Círculo Badajoz 3 100 45 55 1 1998–99 2000–01 5
48 L'Hospitalet 3 105 44 61 2005–06 2007–08 6
49 Mallorca 3 102 43 59 2008–09 2011–12 12
50 Gandía 3 107 40 67 2006–07 2008–09 14
51 Obradoiro 1 45 37 8 1 2010–11 2010–11 2
52 Ciudad de Valladolid 2 76 37 39 2017–18 2017–18 7
53 Araberri 3 102 36 66 2016–17 2018–19 11
54 Universidad Complutense 2 68 33 35 1 2001–02 2002–03 4
55 Cáceres 2 71 33 38 2003–04 2004–05 8
56 Real Betis 1 34 30 4 1 2018–19 2018–19 1
57 Pineda de Mar 2 60 30 30 1996–97 1997–98 6
58 Galicia Ferrol 3 94 29 65 1998–99 2000–01 10
59 Ciudad de Algeciras 2 68 27 41 2003–04 2004–05 14
60 Askatuak 2 61 23 38 1996–97 1997–98 8
61 Fundación Granada 1 39 22 17 2018–19 2018–19 8
62 Calpe 2 71 20 51 2004–05 2005–06 17
63 Cornellà 2 71 19 52 2001–02 2009–10 16
64 Vic 1 34 15 19 2008–09 2008–09 12
65 Valls 1 34 13 21 2004–05 2004–05 15
66 Iraurgi 1 34 12 22 2017–18 2017–18 17
67 Aracena 1 34 12 22 2003–04 2003–04 18
68 Real Canoe 1 34 11 23 2018–19 2018–19 15
69 Fundación Adepal 1 37 10 27 2010–11 2010–11 17
70 Patronato Bilbao 1 29 9 20 1996–97 1996–97 11
71 Illescas 1 34 8 26 2008–09 2008–09 17
72 Marín Peixegalego 1 34 8 26 2016–17 2016–17 18
73 Ciudad de Vigo 1 34 6 28 2009–10 2009–10 18

League or status at 2018–19 season:

2018–19 ACB season
2018–19 LEB Oro season
2018–19 LEB Plata season
2018–19 Liga EBA season
Lower divisions
Clubs that no longer exist or does not compete in senior competitions

The second division before LEB Oro[edit]

Before 1996, teams promoted to Liga ACB from other second division leagues. The number of teams promoted varies each year.

LEB Plata[edit]

The LEB Plata is the Spanish basketball third league since 2001, the second division of the leagues organized by the Spanish Basketball Federation. The best teams promotes to LEB Oro and the last qualified ones are relegated to Liga EBA.

LEB Bronce[edit]

In 2007, the Spanish Basketball Federation decided to create a third LEB with 18 teams, like the other two. Since that day, renamed LEB as LEB Oro (LEB Gold) and LEB-2 as LEB Plata (LEB Silver). This new league was called LEB Bronce, three first teams were promoted each year to LEB Plata and the four last teams were relegated to Liga EBA.

LEB Bronce had also its Cup, like the other LEBs. In 2009, after two seasons, LEB Bronce was removed due to the difficulties of the teams that enjoyed the new league.

Season Champion Runner-up Third
2007–08
Gestibérica Vigo Canasta Unibasket Jerez Leyma Básquet Coruña
2008–09
Alerta Cantabria Matchmind Carrefour El Bulevar de Ávila CD Huelva Baloncesto

Copa LEB Bronce[edit]

Year Host Champion Runner-up Score
2008
Vigo Balneario de Archena Ciudad Torrealta Molina
91–70
2009
Tíjola Alerta Cantabria Promobys Valle del Almanzora
83–73

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As CB Atapuerca
  2. ^ a b As CB Tizona
  3. ^ One game tied.
  4. ^ One game tied.

References[edit]

  1. ^ For active players, the number listed is the number of seasons that player has completed plus the current season.
  2. ^ Los topes de la AdeccoOro; FEB.es, 11 April 2008

External links[edit]