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DKV Joventut
DKV Joventut logo
Leagues ACB
Founded 1930
History Penya Spirit of Badalona
Club Joventut de Badalona
Arena Palau Olímpic
(capacity: 12,500)
Location Badalona, Catalonia, Spain
Team colors Green, Black, Silver, White
President Jordi Villacampa
Head coach Sito Alonso
Championships 1 European Championship
1 Eurocup
1 EuroChallenge
2 Korać Cup
4 Spanish Championships
8 Spanish Cups
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours

Club Joventut Badalona, S.A.D. (DKV Joventut for sponsorship reasons) is a professional basketball club based in Badalona, Catalonia, Spain, playing in the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB). Known to their fans as La Penya (in English, The Club), it is one of only three teams that have never been relegated from the top division of the Spanish League. The only other two are Real Madrid and CB Estudiantes. In 1994, Badalona was the champion of the FIBA European Champions' Cup, which is now called the Euroleague.

Well-known players have included: Raúl López, Álex Mumbrú, Rudy Fernández, and Ricky Rubio.


Sponsorship naming

Club Joventut de Badalona has received diverse trade names along its history. These are the Joventut denominations along the years:

  • Joventut Schweppes 1972–1977
  • Joventut Freixenet 1978–1981
  • Joventut Sony 1981–1982
  • Joventut Fichet 1982–1983
  • Joventut Massana 1983–1984
  • Ron Negrita Joventut 1984–1987
  • Ram Joventut 1987–1990
  • Montigalà Joventut 1990–1992
  • Marbella Joventut 1992–1993
  • 7 Up Joventut 1993–1995
  • Festina Joventut 1996–1998
  • Pinturas Bruguer Badalona 1998–2000
  • DKV Joventut 2001–present


Badalona has had a basketball team since March 30, 1930, when Joventut was founded as Penya Spirit of Badalona. Apart from basketball, the club initially had teams involved in several sports including cycling, table tennis and football. In 1932, the club changed its name to Centre Esportiu Badaloní. In 1939, it became Club Joventut Badalona. By 1940, basketball was established as the club's main sport and green and black were adopted as the club's colors.

Between the 1950s and 1970s the club had a great rivalry with Real Madrid and with the other neighboring teams, playing memorable duels. During the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s, Joventut had the best years in its history. Today, the club's sponsored name is DKV Joventut, named after the Spanish insurance company DKV Seguros. Currently, Badalona's basketball club is feeling the same magic of years ago.

Joventut Badalona is one of only three teams, along with CB Estudiantes and Real Madrid to have played every year in the top Spanish ACB League. Joventut is considered to have the best youth teams in Europe and it's the most important basketball club in Spain, because the basketball sections of FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are clubs that depend largely on the sport's sections footballs teams, unlike Badalona. Players like the Jofresa's Brothers, Jordi Villacampa, Rudy Fernández, and Ricky Rubio were developed in Joventut's youth teams.

Joventut Badalona was the first Catalan team to win a Euroleague title. In 1994, Badalona became the champion of the Euroleague and thus reached the top of European basketball. In 2006, Badalona won the Eurocup championship, and in 2008, the club won the ULEB Cup championship. Joventut also won 2 Korac Cup championships in the years 1981 and 1990.

Home arenas

  • Pavelló de la Plana (1962–72), before 1962 the team played in not domed stadiums.
  • Pavelló d'Ausiàs March (1972–91), also known as Pavelló Club Joventut (5000 seats).[1]
  • Palau Olímpic (1991–present)



Retired numbers

  • 5 Rafa Jofresa, G, 1983–1996, 2000–2003; Only Rudy Fernández was allowed to wear it
  • 7 Josep Maria Margall, F, 1972–1990
  • 8 Jordi Villacampa, F, 1980–1997; Team President 1999–Present


Joventut Badalona roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
SF 10 Serbia Bogdanović, Luka 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb)
C 11 Spain Bueno, Antonio 2.09 m (6 ft 10 in) 105 kg (231 lb)
G/F 23 Democratic Republic of the Congo Eyenga, Christian 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
PG 34 Spain Fernández, Mario 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb)
C 16 Spain Hernández-Sonseca, Eduardo 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 111 kg (245 lb)
F/C 21 France Koffi, Alain 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 109 kg (240 lb)
C 17 Netherlands Norel, Henk 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 104 kg (229 lb)
PF 19 Spain Tomàs, Pere 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 91 kg (201 lb)
SG 4 Serbia Tripković, Uroš 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
G 24 United States Tucker, Clay (C) 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
PG 9 Latvia Valters, Kristaps 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Josep Clarós
  • Spain Carles Durán

  • (C) Team captain
  • (*) Playing only in EuroCup
  • (INJ) Injured

Roster • updated 2009-09-01

Notable players

Spain Domestic Players:

(Non-EU Players):

European Union Bosman Players:

For a complete list of current and former players, see the Joventut Badalona players category.

Head coaches


The Joventut jerseys have always been green with a black stripe across the chest, and the shorts have been traditionally black, with the exception of some years that have been green too. The traditional away jerseys have been white, although in 2008-09 a new silver alternate jersey was introduced.

Traditional uniform of Joventut Badalona.

Honors and awards


Individual awards

See also


External links


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