Liga EBA

Liga EBA
Current season, competition or edition:
2017–18 Liga EBA season
Sport Basketball
Founded 1995
CEO Jorge Garbajosa
No. of teams 86
Country Spain
Continent Europe
Level on pyramid 4
Promotion to LEB Plata
Relegation to Primera División
Official website www.feb.es (in Spanish)

Liga Española de Baloncesto Aficionado (EBA), commonly known as Liga EBA, is a Spanish basketball championship that is the fourth tier level in the Spanish basketball league system, after the Liga ACB, LEB Oro, and LEB Plata. It is administered by the FEB. It was previously the Spanish second tier level competition from 1994 to 1996, the third tier level from 1996 to 2000, and the fifth tier level, from 2007 to 2009.

The Liga EBA is made up of five inter-regional groups.

After the regular season, sixteen teams advance to the playoffs, where only four teams are promoted to the LEB Plata. The lowest ranked teams of each group, are relegated to the Primera División.

Current clubs

Group A–A

TeamCityAutonomous communityArena
CB La FlechaArroyo de la Encomienda Castile and LeónLa Vega
CB Santurtzi SKSanturtzi Basque CountryMikel Trueba
CB Valle de EgüésValle de Egüés NavarreMaristas
CBT Gimnástica Sport CaféTorrelavega CantabriaVicente Trueba
Easo LoquilloSan Sebastián Basque CountryJosé Antonio Gasca
GallofaSantander CantabriaPalacio de Deportes
Grupo de Santiago AutomociónBurgos Castile and LeónEl Plantío
HA ZornotzaAmorebieta-Etxano Basque CountryLarrea
Igualitorio Cantabria EstelaSantander CantabriaPalacio de Deportes
Megacalzado ArdoiZizur Mayor-Zizur Nagusia NavarreMunicipal
Mondragón UnibersitateaMondragón Basque CountryIturripe
Ordizia Basoa BanaketakZarautz Basque CountryAritzbatalde
Pas PiélagosRenedo de Piélagos CantabriaFernando Expósito
Ulacia Grupo ZKEOrdizia Basque CountryMajori
Universidad de BurgosBurgos Castile and LeónEl Plantío
Universidad de ValladolidValladolid Castile and LeónFuente de la Mora

Group A–B

TeamCityAutonomous communityArena
Aquimisa CarbajosaCarbajosa de la Sagrada Castile and LeónMunicipal
Baloncesto NarónNarón GaliciaGandara
Baloncesto Venta de BañosVenta de Baños Castile and LeónMarta Domínguez
CB CulleredoCulleredo GaliciaO Burgo
Estudiantes Lugo Leyma NaturaLugo GaliciaPazo dos Deportes
Gijón BasketGijón AsturiasPalacio de Deportes
Innova ChefZamora Castile and LeónÁngel Nieto
Instituto Rosalía de CastroSantiago de Compostela GaliciaRosalía de Castro
Leyma Básquet Coruña BA Coruña GaliciaRiazor
Marín Ence Peixe GalegoMarín GaliciaA Raña
Obradoiro Silleda BSilleda GaliciaCésar González Fares
Residencia Las Encinas Ciudad de PonferradaPonferrada Castile and LeónEl Toralín
Río Ourense Termal BOurense GaliciaPaco Paz
Santo Domingo BetanzosBetanzos GaliciaMunicipal
Ucoga Seguros CB ChantadaChantada GaliciaMunicipal
ULE Fundación Baloncesto LeónLeón Castile and LeónPalacio de los Deportes

Group B

TeamCityAutonomous communityArena
Afanion CB AlmansaAlmansa Castile-La ManchaPolideportivo
Aloe Plus Lanzarote ConejerosArrecife Canary IslandsCiudad Deportiva
CB VillarrobledoVillarrobledo Castile-La ManchaBarrio de los Pintores
EstudioMadrid Community of MadridPaco Hernández
Eurocolegio CasviVillaviciosa de Odón Community of MadridEurocolegio Casvi
Globalcaja QuintanarQuintanar del Rey Castile-La ManchaÁngel Lancho
Gran Canaria BLas Palmas Canary IslandsVega de San José
Isover Basket AzuquecaAzuqueca de Henares Castile-La ManchaLa Paz
Lujisa Guadalajara BasketGuadalajara Castile-La ManchaSan José
Maramajo Teguise LanzaroteTeguise Canary IslandsColegio Arenas Internacional
Movistar Estudiantes BMadrid Community of MadridAntonio Magariños
Náutico KIA TenerifeSanta Cruz de Tenerife Canary IslandsRCNT
NCS AlcobendasAlcobendas Community of MadridAntela Parada
Novum Energy Liceo FrancésMadrid Community of MadridCampus Sur
Real Madrid BMadrid Community of MadridCiudad Real Madrid
Uros de Rivas Bon LarRivas-Vaciamadrid Community of MadridCerro del Telégrafo

Group C-A

TeamCityAutonomous communityArena
Aracena AEC CollblancL'Hospitalet de Llobregat CataloniaFum d'Estampa
Arenys Bàsquet JoventutArenys de Mar CataloniaFons de les Creus
Barberà Team ValuesBarberà del Vallès CataloniaCan Serra
Bàsquet GironaGirona CataloniaFontajau
BBA CastelldefelsCastelldefels CataloniaCan Vinader
CB Cantaires TortosaTortosa CataloniaFerrerías
CB Quart Germans CruzQuart CataloniaMunicipal
Club Bàsquet MenorcaMahón Balearic IslandsMenorca
Club Bàsquet RoserBarcelona CataloniaLlars Mundet
Coalci CB Sant JosepBadalona CataloniaCentro Parroquial
Ibersol CB TarragonaTarragona CataloniaEl Serrallo
Mataró Parc BoetMataró CataloniaEusebi Millán
Oic Penta UB Sant AdriàSant Adrià de Besòs CataloniaMunicipal
Vive El Masnou BasquetbolEl Masnou CataloniaMunicipal

Group C-B

TeamCityAutonomous communityArena
BC MoraBanc Andorra BAndorra la Vella AndorraPoliesportiu d'Andorra
CB CastellbisbalCastellbisbal CataloniaIlla Esportiva
CB Cerdanyola Al DiaCerdanyola del Vallès CataloniaGuiera
CB CornellàCornellà de Llobregat CataloniaParc Esportiu
CB IgualadaIgualada CataloniaLes Comes
CB SaltSalt CataloniaMunicipal
CB Valls NutrionValls CataloniaJoana Ballart
CB Vic Universitat de VicVic CataloniaCastell d'en Planes
Ilerdauto Nissan Pardinyes LleidaLleida CataloniaBarris Nord
JAC SantsBarcelona CataloniaEspanya Industrial
Mataró FeimatMataró CataloniaJosep Mora
Palma Air Europa BPalma de Majorca Balearic IslandsToni Servera
Recambios Gaudí CB MolletMollet del Vallès CataloniaPlana Lledó
Simply OlivarZaragoza AragonMiralbueno

Group D-A

TeamCityAutonomous communityArena
CAM Enrique SolerMelilla MelillaGuillermo García Pezzi
CB Andújar Jaén Paraíso InteriorAndújar AndalusiaMunicipal
CB Cazorla Jaén Paraíso InteriorCazorla AndalusiaMunicipal
CB Deportivo CoínCoín AndalusiaMunicipal
CB Marbella La CañadaMarbella AndalusiaAntonio Serrano Lima
CB NovaschoolRincón de la Victoria AndalusiaNovaschool Añoreta
Ecoculture CB AlmeríaAlmería AndalusiaMoisés Ruiz
Forus MedacbasketMálaga AndalusiaForus Trinidad
Multiópticas BazaBaza AndalusiaMunicipal
Unicaja BMálaga AndalusiaLos Guindos

Group D-B

TeamCityAutonomous communityArena
Alba Ibs Club Baloncesto UtreraUtrera AndalusiaPepe Álvarez
Benahavís Costa del SolBenahavís AndalusiaMunicipal
DKV San FernandoSan Fernando AndalusiaAlmirante Laulhé
HuelvaHuelva AndalusiaAndrés Estrada
Icom UDEAAlgeciras AndalusiaCiudad de Algeciras
Jaguarzo Adepla BasketPlasencia ExtremaduraCentro Universitario
Oh!Tels ULBLa Línea de la Concepción AndalusiaMunicipal
Real Betis Energía Plus BSeville AndalusiaAmate
Telwi CB San JuanSan Juan del Puerto AndalusiaMunicipal
YosiqueséCórdoba AndalusiaVista Alegre

Group E

TeamCityAutonomous communityArena
CB Innova BegastriCalasparra Region of MurciaMunicipal
CB Puerto SaguntoSagunto Valencian CommunityJosé Veral
Hispagán UPB GandíaGandia Valencian CommunityMunicipal
IPS AldaiaAldaia Valencian CommunityMunicipal
L'Alfàs PN Serra GeladaL'Alfàs del Pi Valencian CommunityPau Gasol
Power Electronics PaternaPaterna Valencian CommunityMunicipal
Refitel Bàsquet LlíriaLlíria Valencian CommunityPla del Arc
Servigroup BenidormBenidorm Valencian CommunityIlla Benidorm
UA Fundación Lucentum BAlicante Valencian CommunityPedro Ferrándiz
UCAM Murcia BMurcia Region of MurciaPalacio de Deportes
UPCT Basket CartagenaCartagena Region of MurciaMunicipal
Valencia BC BValencia Valencian CommunityL'Alquería

History

Final Eight Format

The best teams in the Final Eight were usually promoted to a higher division. Due to economic problems, sometimes the winners couldn't be promoted to higher divisions.

YearTierHostChampionRunner-upScorePromoted
to
Teams
promoted
1994–952GijónCB Gran CanariaGijón Baloncesto86–84ACB2
1995–962LugoCB GranadaValencia BC104–87None
1996–973ChipionaMenorca BàsquetCB Cornellà73–70LEB1
1997–983CabraSD Bidegintza ZallaCB Galicia74–712
1998–993GandíaUB La PalmaCB Calpe71–62None
1999–003GuadalajaraCB CornellàUB La Palma74–58LEB 22
2000–014PamplonaGramenet CBCB Montcada91–76
2001–024La LagunaCB AracenaCB 1939 Canarias87–79
2002–034HuescaFC Barcelona BCB Montcada72–64
2003–044MontillaCB L'HospitaletUB Sabadell89–733
2004–054PalenciaCB Peñas HuescaCB Vic82–692
2005–064GuadalajaraCB PratCB Muro83–65
2006–074MurciaCB Santa PolaCB Illescas78–71

Final groups format

The 16 qualified teams were divided in four groups of four teams. The winners of the regular season groups hosted each group. The four group winners were promoted to the disappeared LEB Bronce.

After the play-offs, the FEB set a table to determine the official champion of the Liga EBA. In this table, the four group winners were the four first qualified teams, the runners-up from 5th to 8th, third qualifieds from 9th to 12th and last teams from 13th to 16th.

YearTierChampionRunner-upThird qualifiedFourth qualified
2007–085Fundación AdepalOviedo CBCB VallsCB Villa de Valdemoro
2008–095CB OlesaCB Santurtzi SKBC AndorraCB La Vila

'May madness' format

The 32 qualified teams played a two-leg play-off where four teams were promoted to the higher division. From the 2010–11 season, only 16 teams qualified for the 'May madness' format. Four teams were promoted each season to LEB Plata. For the 2012–13 season, FEB decided to return to the Final Groups format.

After the play-offs, the FEB set a table to determine the official champion of the Liga EBA.

YearTierChampionRunner-upThird qualifiedFourth qualified
2009–104Oviedo CBIraurgi SBCDB Ciudad RealCB L'Alfàs
2010–114Araberri BCCB Bahía San AgustínCB SantfeliuencGandía BA
2011–124Askatuak SBTCB Bahía San AgustínCB SantfeliuencCE Sant Nicolau
2012–134Xuventude BaloncestoReal Canoe NCCB Estudiantes BZornotza ST

Comeback to the Final groups format

As in 2008 and 2009, the final round was played by 16 teams divided in four groups, where the winners were promoted to LEB Plata.

YearTierChampionRunner-upThird qualifiedFourth qualified
2013–144Univ. ValladolidCE Sant NicolauCB Pla de Na TesaAEC Collblanc-Torrassa
2014–154CB MorónCB Deportivo CoínFundación CB GranadaCB Andratx
2015–164CB L'HospitaletUPB GandiaAlbacete BasketAlcázar Basket
2016–174CB MyrtiaCB MartorellReal Canoe NCCP La Roda
2017–184CB PeixefrescoCB AlmansaCB MenorcaCB Villarrobledo

Copa EBA

The Copa EBA was a competition held from 1996 to 2000 season. This cup was held after the end of the regular season and was played by the champions of the groups.

SeasonChampionRunner-up
1996–97Gandía BACB Coruña
1997–98CB CalpeFC Barcelona B
1998–99CB CornellàCB Calpe
1999–00CB CornellàBaloncesto León B
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