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Sant Josep
Sant Josep logo
Leagues LEB Oro
Founded 1962
History 1962 -
Arena Palau Girona-Fontajau
(capacity: 5,049)
Location Girona, Catalonia, Spain
Team colors blue
President Francesc Ferroni
Head coach Borja Comenge
Championships 1 FIBA EuroCup
2 Catalan Championships
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Home jersey
Team colours
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Away jersey
Team colours

Club Bàsquet Sant Josep is a professional basketball team based in Girona, Catalonia, Spain. The team is currently playing in LEB Oro.



The club was founded in 1962 by Ramon Sitjà as CB Sant Josep. In 1989 it became the Anonymous Sport Association (SAD). In 1987, when the ACB was enlarged to 24 teams, CB Girona entered the first division. In 1991, the club had to buy the rights of the CB Granollers to stay in the ACB as they were going to be relegated to the second division.

In 2007, Girona won the FIBA EuroCup championship, which was hosted at Palau Girona-Fontajau arena. They beat Azovmash Mariupol in the final after having beaten Adecco Estudiantes in the semifinals.

After the end of the 2007-2008 season, CB Girona suffered serious economic problems, with a debt of over €6 million euros. On July 25, 2008, the club announced that it would not participate in the 2008-2009 ACB season of the Spanish ACB League or in the 2008-09 ULEB Cup season of the ULEB Cup [1]. CB Girona changed its name to CB Sant Josep Girona and began playing in Adecco Bronce, the fourth level Spanish division.

former logo


Participations in the ACB

CB Girona qualified for the ACB in the 1987-88 season. The club's participations are as follows:

  • 1985-86 Segunda Division : 5th and - promotion
  • 1986-87 Primera Division B : 12th
  • 1987-88 Primera Division B : 7th
  • 1988-89 Liga ACB : 23rd
  • 1989-90 Liga ACB : 18th
  • 1990-91 Liga ACB : 13th
  • 1991-92 Liga ACB : 11th
  • 1992-93 Liga ACB : 16th
  • 1993-94 Liga ACB : 17th
  • 1994-95 Liga ACB : 17th
  • 1995-96 Liga ACB : 11th
  • 1996-97 Liga ACB : 14th
  • 1997-98 Liga ACB : 12th
  • 1998-99 Liga ACB : 8th
  • 1999-2000 Liga ACB : 10th
  • 2000-01 Liga ACB : 9th
  • 2001-02 Liga ACB : 11th
  • 2002-03 Liga ACB : 15th
  • 2003-04 Liga ACB : 13th
  • 2004-05 Liga ACB : 16th
  • 2005-06 Liga ACB : 7th
  • 2006-07 Liga ACB : 5th
  • 2007-08 Liga ACB : 7th
  • 2008–09 LEB Bronce : 9th
  • 2009–10 LEB Oro :

Participations in European competitions

  • 1989-90 Korac Cup: Eliminated in the second round
  • 1990-91 Did not participate
  • 1991-92 Did not participate
  • 1992-93 Did not participate
  • 1993-94 Did not participate
  • 1994-95 Did not participate
  • 1995-96 Did not participate
  • 1996-97 Did not participate
  • 1997-98 Did not participate
  • 1998-99 Did not participate
  • 1999-00 Korac Cup: Eliminated in the semifinals
  • 2000-01 Korac Cup: Eliminated in the second round
  • 2006-07 FIBA Cup: CHAMPIONS
  • 2007-08 ULEB Cup: runners up


  • 1987-1998: Valvi Supermercats, the club was renamed to Valvi Girona
  • 1998-1999: No sponsor, the club was renamed to Girona Gavis
  • 1999-2005: Casademont, the club was renamed to Casademont Girona
  • 2005-2008: Akasvayu, the club was renamed to Akasvayu Girona

Notable players

see also Cat:CB Girona basketball players


CB Girona plays in Palau Girona-Fontajau, which has a capacity of 5,049 spectators. The arena was inaugurated in 1993 by NBA player Moses Malone, at a match between the local team Valvi Girona and PAOK Salonica.

Supporter groups

  • Engaviats
  • Penya Polska

"Girona a l'ACB" platform

Girona a l'ACB demonstration with over 1,100 people (Girona, June 8, 2008).

"Girona a l'ACB" platform (translated from Catalan: Girona in ACB) was created on May 23, 2008, by CB Girona fans. Its purpose was to support the team and the club so they could get rid of the debt and continue playing in the top Spanish division the next year. A website was created for that [2] (Catalan) (Spanish), and there were more than 10,500 signatures collected. Some protests were also made, like a demonstration with over 1,100 people, a basketball match in front of the city hall and a sit-down protest, amongst other actions. 300 t-shirts were also sold.




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