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Unicaja logo
Leagues ACB
Founded 1977
History Caja de Ronda
Unicaja Mayoral
Unicaja Polti
Arena Palacio de Deportes Jose María Martin Carpena
(capacity: 10,500)
Location Málaga, Andalusia
Team colors Forest Green, White and Lime
President Francisco de Paula
Head coach Aito Garcia Reneses
Championships 1 Spanish Championship
1 Spanish Cup
1 Korać Cup
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Club Baloncesto Málaga, S.A.D., more commonly referred to by its sponsorship name of Unicaja Málaga, is a professional basketball team based in Málaga, Andalusia, that plays in the Asociación de Clubs de Baloncesto (ACB) and the Euroleague.

Well-known players that have played with the team have included: Ralph Sampson, Wálter Herrmann, Jorge Garbajosa, Tony Massenburg, Marc Iavaroni, Marcus Brown, Jiří Welsch, Berni Rodríguez, Carlos Cabezas, Carlos Jiménez, Shammond Williams and Fran Vázquez.



Unicaja was founded in the year 1977. The club won its first championship, the Korać Cup in the year 2001. They then won the Spanish King's Cup championship in the year 2005. The next year in 2006, Unicaja won its first-ever Spanish Championship.

The club has over the years featured players like Nacho Rodríguez, Berni Rodríguez, Carlos Cabezas, Jorge Garbajosa, Marcus Brown, Sergei Babkov, Michael Ansley, Louis Bullock, and others. In 2007, Unicaja finished in third place in the Euroleague competition, marking the club's best ever Euroleague season to that point.

Home arenas




CB Málaga roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
C 21 United Kingdom Archibald, Robert 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 113 kg (249 lb)
SG 34 Spain Blanco, Saúl 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
PG 00 United States Cook, Omar 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
SG 8 United States Dean, Taquan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb)
SG -- United States Dixon, Juan 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 75 kg (165 lb)
C 19 United Kingdom Freeland, Joel 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 113 kg (249 lb)
SF 10 Spain Jiménez, Carlos 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
PF 7 Greece Printezis, Georgios (INJ) 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb)
SF 5 Spain Rodríguez, Berni (C) 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb)
PF 16 Spain Rubio, Guillem 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb)
SF 12 Spain Servera, Miki 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 88 kg (194 lb)
C 15 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sinanović, Nedžad 2.21 m (7 ft 3 in) 113 kg (249 lb)
SG 9 Czech Republic Welsch, Jiří 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Spain Quim Costa
  • Spain Ángel Sánchez-Cañete

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

Roster • updated 2010-01-14

Depth Chart

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Joel Freeland Robert Archibald Nedžad Sinanović
PF Georgios Printezis Guillem Rubio
SF Carlos Jiménez Berni Rodríguez
SG Jiří Welsch Taquan Dean Saul Blanco
PG Omar Cook Shammond Williams Miki Servera

Head coaches

  • Alfonso Queipo de Llano 1977–79, 1985–86
  • José María Martín Urbano 1979–80, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1990–92
  • Damián Caneda 1980–81
  • Ramón Guardiola 1981–82
  • Moncho Monsalve 1982–84
  • Ignacio Pinedo 1984–85
  • Arturo Ortega 1986–87
  • Zoran Slavnić 1987–88

Honors and awards




Individual awards

Notable players

See Cat:CB Málaga players

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