Baloncesto Profesional Colombiano

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Liga Directv de Baloncesto
SportBasketball
Founded1988
Inaugural season1988
No. of teams12
Country Colombia
ContinentFIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent champion(s)Guerreros de Bogotá (1st title)
Most titlesPaisas-Arrieros de Antioquia, Búcaros de Santander (4 titles)
TV partner(s)DirecTV, Canal Capital, Canal 13, Telecaribe, Telepacífico, TRO, Teleantioquia, Telecafé, Teleislas
Official websiteSitio web oficial
 
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Liga Directv de Baloncesto
SportBasketball
Founded1988
Inaugural season1988
No. of teams12
Country Colombia
ContinentFIBA Americas (Americas)
Most recent champion(s)Guerreros de Bogotá (1st title)
Most titlesPaisas-Arrieros de Antioquia, Búcaros de Santander (4 titles)
TV partner(s)DirecTV, Canal Capital, Canal 13, Telecaribe, Telepacífico, TRO, Teleantioquia, Telecafé, Teleislas
Official websiteSitio web oficial

Baloncesto Profesional Colombiano (in English, Professional Colombian Basketball), now referred to mostly as Liga Directv Antigua Copa Invitacional FCB (or, FCB Invitational Cup), is the premier professional basketball championship in Colombia. The championship was established in 1992 and is organized by the Federación Colombiana de Baloncesto (in English, Colombian Basketball Federation). Initially the first national amateur championship was called Copa Sprite, sponsored by the eponymous soda trademark. This led the participating clubs to the creation of the División Mayor del Baloncesto Colombiano.[1] This way the first championship was performed, with the called Copa Sprite Profesional, in this version participated the following teams: Bogotá-Doria Promasa, Valle-Sensus 2, Antioquia-Sprite, Santander-Terpel, Barranquilla-Junior y Caldas-Ron Viejo de Caldas.[2]

League format[edit]

The championship consists of three rounds:[3]

Current clubs[edit]

Academia Montaña
Búcaros
Caribbean Heat
Cimarrones
Cafeteros
Condores
Halcones
Aguilas
Once Caldas
Piratas-Guerreros
Bambuqueros
Current Teams
TeamCityArenaCapacity
Academia de la MontañaMedellínColiseo Universidad de Medellín6.000
AguilasTunjaColiseo Municipal de Tunja2.500
BambuquerosNeivaColiseo Álvaro Sánchez Silva5.000
BúcarosBucaramangaColiseo Vicente Díaz Romero5.000
CafeterosArmeniaColiseo del Café5.000
Caribbean HeatSanta MartaColiseo Edgardo Vives Campo4.000
CimarronesQuibdóColiseo Municipal de Quibdó4.000
CondoresTocancipaColiseo Municipal de Tocancipa4.000
GuererrosBogotáColiseo El Salitre7.000
HalconesCúcutaColiseo Toto Hernández5.000
Once CaldasManizalesColiseo Jorge Arango Uribe5.000
PiratasBogotáColiseo El Salitre7.000
Defunct Teams
TeamCityArenaCapacity
CaimanesBarranquillaColiseo Elías Chegwin5.000
CangrejerosCartagenaColiseo Bernardo Caraballo5.000
IndervalleCaliColiseo Evangelista Mora3.340
IslandersSan AndrésColiseo de San Luis3.000
SabiosManizalesColiseo Jorge Arango Uribe5.000
Los PastosPastoColiseo Sergio Antonio Ruano4.000
CentaurosVillavicencioColiseo Alvaro Mesa Amaya4.000
Expreso AzulSibatéColiseo XIUA3.000
PijaosIbaguéColiseo Enrique Triana Castilla3.000

Champions list[edit]

Semi-Professional era (1988 to 1991)[edit]

YearChampionTournament
1988Cali Sport - JGBI Copa Sprite
1989Caldas Bancafetero AcesII Copa Sprite
1990Antioquia - SpriteIII Copa Sprite
1991Valle - SensusIV Copa Sprite

Profesional era (1992 - present)[edit]

YearChampionTournament
1992Valle - SensusCopa Sprite Profesional
1993Paisas - PilsenI Copa Costeñita
1994Leopardos de BucaramangaII Copa Costeñita
1995Caimanes de BarranquillaIII Copa Costeñita
1996Paisas - PilsenIV Copa Costeñita
1997Caimanes de BarranquillaV Copa Costeñita
1998Caimanes de BarranquillaVI Copa Costeñita
1999Piratas de BogotáVII Copa Costeñita
2000Sabios de CaldasVIII Copa Costeñita
2001Paisas - PilsenCopa Invitacional FCB-SALUDCOP-IDRD
2002Cancelled
2003Piratas de BogotáCopa Invitacional FCB-SALUDCOP-IDRD
2004Piratas de BogotáCopa Invitacional FCB-SALUDCOP-IDRD
2005Cancelled[4]
2006Búcaros de Santander[5]Copa Invitacional FCB-SALUDCOP-IDRD
2007Búcaros de Santander[6]Copa Invitacional FCB-SALUDCOP-IDRD
2008Cúcuta-NorteCopa Invitacional FCB-IDRD
2009Cúcuta-NorteCopa Invitacional FCB 2009
2010Arrieros de AntioquiaCopa Invitacional FCB 2010
2011Búcaros de SantanderCopa Invitacional FCB 2011
2012Búcaros de SantanderCopa Invitacional FCB 2012
2013-IBambuqueros de NeivaLiga Directv de Baloncesto 2013-I
2013-IIGuerreros de BogotáLiga Directv de Baloncesto 2013-II

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