Campeonato Panamericano de Clubes de Básquetbol

The Campeonato Panamericano de Clubes de Básquetbol (English: Pan American Basketball Club Championship) was an international professional basketball tournament that was contested from 1993 to 2000, with the exception of 1998, when it was scheduled to be held in the Dominican Republic, and was cancelled due to Hurricane Georges. The team that won the most championships was Franca Basquetebol Clube, with 4 titles.

This tournament was a predecessor of the current FIBA Americas League, that was created in 2007.[1]

Campeonato Panamericano de Clubes de Básquetbol
Founded1993
First season1993
Folded2000
CountryLatin America
ConfederationFIBA Americas
Number of teams8
Level on pyramid1
Last championsArgentina Estudiantes de Olavarría
(1 title)
Most championshipsBrazil Franca
(4 titles)

History

The Pan American Club Championship,[2][3] founded in 1993, was the top-tier level annual professional basketball competition for all of Latin America. It was not held in 1998, due to Hurricane Georges. The competition's last season was held in 2000. A new version of the Pan American Club Championship, called the FIBA Americas League, was created in 2007.[4]

Names of the top-tier level Latin American competition

Championship results

Year Host City Champions Finalists Third place Fourth place
1993 Ecuador Quito[5] Brazil Franca Argentina Atenas Mexico Indios de Ciudad Juárez Ecuador Adidas
1994 Argentina Córdoba / Olavarría Brazil Franca[6] Argentina Olimpia de Venado Tuerto Brazil Esporte Clube União Corinthians Argentina Atenas
1995 Brazil Santa Cruz do Sul / Porto Alegre Brazil Rio Claro Argentina Peñarol Mar del Plata[7] Brazil Pony EC União Corinthians Brazil Franca
1996 Brazil Franca[8] Argentina Atenas[9][10][11] Brazil Cougar/Franca Brazil Dharma/Yara Franca Argentina Independiente de General Pico
1997 Argentina General Pico[12][13] Brazil Marathon/Franca Argentina Atenas[14][15] Argentina Independiente de General Pico Brazil Mogi das Cruzes
1998 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo[16]
(cancelled due to Hurricane Georges)
N/A N/A N/A N/A
1999 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo[17] Brazil Franca Brazil Vasco da Gama Dominican Republic Mauricio Baez Argentina Independiente de General Pico
2000 Uruguay Montevideo Argentina Estudiantes de Olavarría[18][19][20] Uruguay Aguada Uruguay Atlético Welcome Brazil Marathon Franca

Champions

Titles by club

Club Champions Years Won Runners-up Years Finalists
Brazil Franca 4 1993, 1994, 1997, 1999 1 1996
Argentina Atenas 1 1996 2 1993, 1997
Brazil Rio Claro 1 1995 0
Argentina Estudiantes de Olavarría 1 2000 0
Argentina Olimpia de Venado Tuerto 0 1 1994
Argentina Peñarol de Mar del Plata 0 1 1995
Brazil Vasco da Gama 0 1 1999
Uruguay Aguada 0 1 2000

Titles by country

Country
(national league)
Champions Years Won Runners-up Years Finalists
 Brazil (CBB) 5 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999 2 1996, 1999
 Argentina (CAD) 2 1996, 2000 4 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997
 Uruguay (CFB) 0 1 2000

See also

References

  1. ^ Equipo de baloncesto salvadoreño jugará Liga de las Américas (in Spanish).
  2. ^ Historia de los panamericanos (in Spanish).
  3. ^ Helio Rubens versus equipos Argentinos (in Spanish).
  4. ^ Equipo de baloncesto salvadoreño jugará Liga de las Américas (in Spanish).
  5. ^ Atenas vs Adidas (in Spanish).
  6. ^ Franca en tiempo extra(in Spanish).
  7. ^ Historia del Penarol (in Spanish).
  8. ^ Panamericano 96 (in Spanish).
  9. ^ Nuestra Historia (in Spanish).
  10. ^ Fabricio Oberto Básquetbol (in Spanish).
  11. ^ Panamericano 1996 (in Spanish).
  12. ^ BASQUET: DEBUTAN INDEPENDIENTE Y ATENAS El turno del Panamericano (in Spanish).
  13. ^ Panamericano 97 (in Spanish).
  14. ^ Panamericano 1997 (in Spanish).
  15. ^ Atenas in the final (in Spanish).
  16. ^ Panamericano de clubes 1998: teams confirmed (in Spanish).
  17. ^ Panamericano de clubes 1999 (in Spanish).
  18. ^ Panamericano de clubes 2000 (in Spanish).
  19. ^ Conociendo a Gustavo "Lobito" Fernández (in Spanish).
  20. ^ Estudiantes de Olavarría, un bicampeón jerarquizado (in Spanish).

External links

Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes Campeones de Básquetbol

The Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes Campeones de Básquetbol (Portuguese: Campeonato Sul-Americano de Clubes Campeões de Basquetebol, English: South American Basketball Championship of Champions Clubs), or Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes de Básquetbol (South American Basketball Club Championship), was an international men's professional basketball cup competition that took place between South American sports clubs. It was originally organized by the South American Basketball Confederation, and then later by FIBA Americas. It was played annually between the league champions in each country, plus the winner of the previous edition.

FIBA Americas League

The FIBA Americas League (Portuguese: FIBA Liga das Américas, Spanish: FIBA Liga de las Américas), officially abbreviated as the LDA, is the only intercontinental basketball club competition played annually by clubs of the entire Americas. It is organized by FIBA Americas. The first edition started on 4 December 2007. The FIBA Americas League is a recreation of the now defunct Pan American Club Championship, that existed from 1993 to 2000.The winner of the Final Four, the culminating tournament of each season's FIBA Americas League, is crowned as the champion of all of the FIBA Americas zone region. The tournament's final is called the Grand Final. It is the first-tier and most important professional international club basketball competition in the regions of South America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Mexico.

From 2013 to 2015, the winner of each season's FIBA Americas tournament, played against the winner of each season's European top-tier level EuroLeague competition, at the FIBA Intercontinental Cup, in order to determine an official club world cup champion. Since 2016, the champions of the FIBA Americas League contest the FIBA Intercontinental Cup against the champions of one of the two European second-tier level competitions, the FIBA Champions League.

Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol

The Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol (LSB), or FIBA Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol (LSB) (Portuguese: Liga Sul-Americana de Basquete, English: South American Basketball League), also commonly known as FIBA South American League, is the second-tier level South American professional basketball competition at the club level, with the first-tier level being the FIBA Americas League. The competition is organized by the South American Basketball Association (ABASU), which operates as a regional sub-zone of FIBA Americas. The winner of each year's competition gets a place at the upcoming edition of the FIBA Americas League.

The league usually includes some national domestic champions, and some runners-up, from the best national leagues and basketball countries on the South American continent. Depending on the country, places may be awarded on the basis of performance in the previous season's national domestic league, or over the previous two or three national domestic seasons. The tournament has been played since 1996, with 2003 being the only year in which it was not held.

South American professional club basketball system

The South American professional club basketball system or South American professional club basketball pyramid is a series of interconnected competitions for professional basketball clubs in South America. The system has a hierarchical format with a promotion and relegation system between competitions at different levels. There are currently two different competitions on the pyramid – the 1st tier FIBA Americas League, and the 2nd tier FIBA South American League. The 1st-tier level FIBA Americas League is organized by FIBA Americas, and the 2nd-tier level FIBA South American League is organized by the South American Basketball Association (ABASU), which operates as a regional sub-zone of FIBA Americas.

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