Flamengo Basketball

The Flamengo Basketball team is a professional Brazilian basketball team based in Rio de Janeiro. It is a part of the Clube de Regatas do Flamengo multi-sports club family. The club's full name is Basquetebol do Clube de Regatas do Flamengo. The club's commonly used short names are C.R.F. Basquete, C.R. Flamengo Basquete, Flamengo Basquete, and FlaBasquete.

Flamengo Basketball
2019–20 Flamengo Basketball season
Flamengo Basketball logo
NicknameFla
Mengão
Scarlet-black
LeaguesNBB
Americas League
Founded17 November 1895; 124 years ago (1895-11-17)
(parent athletic club)
1919; 101 years ago (1919)
(basketball club)
HistoryC.R. Flamengo Basquete
(1919–present)
ArenaCarioca Arena 1
Capacity6,000
LocationRio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Team colorsRed, black, white
     
Main sponsorBRB
PresidentRodolfo Landim
Team managerMarcelo Vido
Head coachGustavo de Conti
Championships1 FIBA Intercontinental Cup
1 FIBA Americas League
1 FIBA South American League (LSB)
1 South American Club Championship
6 NBB Championships
1 CBB Championship
See Honors
Retired numbers1 (14)
Websiteflamengo.com.br

Flamengo is one of the most traditional and successful basketball teams in Brazil, having won the top-tier level Brazilian National League title seven times, once during the Brazilian Basketball Championship era, and six times during the NBB era (the current Brazilian League format). The team also won the South American second-tier level FIBA South American League (LSB) in 2009 (I), the South American top-tier level FIBA Americas League in 2014, and the FIBA Intercontinental Cup, also in 2014.[1]

Brazil's senior national team's all time legend, Oscar Schmidt, played with Flamengo between 1999 and 2003, and is one of the most important players in the club's history.

HistoryEdit

The red and black basketball team won its first championship in club history in 1919,[2] while playing in the championship of the city of Rio de Janeiro. The club also won the Rio de Janeiro State Championship in 1932. When the Rio de Janeiro State Championship was again won in 1933, the team was still undefeated. In 1934 and 1935 they won the Rio de Janeiro State Championship title again.[3]

Flamengo Basketball rivalriesEdit

ArenasEdit

 
Hélio Maurício Gym.

Hélio Maurício Gym (Gavea)Edit

Hélio Maurício Gym nowadays is used only by the Flamengo Youth Basketball Team, but for a long time the gym received also the professional team matches, including matches of the National League

The gym is quite small, with a seating capacity of 800 people for basketball games. Due to the small capacity, traditionally the professional team used the Maracanãzinho, HSBC Arena, and Carioca Arena 1 when a bigger attendance is expected. The gym is part of the Gávea complex, that includes other two gyms, several tennis court, swimming pools, restaurants, bars, and the Gavea Stadium. Flamengo Basketball professional team later played their home matches at HSBC Arena.

MaracanãzinhoEdit

Ginásio do Maracanãzinho, sometimes called just Maracanãzinho, is a modern indoor arena that is located in Maracanã neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Its formal name, Ginásio Gilberto Cardoso, honors a former Clube de Regatas do Flamengo president. The capacity of the arena is 11,800 for basketball games. It was opened in 1954. Located near the Maracanã Stadium, Maracanãzinho means Little Maracanã.

For the 2007 Pan American Games, the gym was remodeled, with new central air conditioning, an added four-sided scoreboard, a new sound system, a dome which allows natural lighting during the day, new comfortable seating, and adaptions to all international requirements. As a result, the Maracanãzinho became a venue for the volleyball competitions of the 2007 Pan American Games, and many other international competitions. After the renovations, the capacity of the arena was reduced from approximately 13,000 to 11,800 spectators for futsal. The arena became more comfortable for spectators, as the field of vision was increased for better viewing of the arena floor.

HSBC ArenaEdit

HSBC Arena indoor multi-purpose arena located in the neighborhood of Barra da Tijuca in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The arena was completed in 2007, and has a seating capacity of 15,430 people for basketball games. It hosted the basketball and gymnastics events at the 2007 Pan American Games. In December 2007, the arena started being operated by GL Events, who also operates the nearby Riocentro Convention Center and the Riocentro Sports Complex, and started hosting music concerts from a various hand of artists.

Starting 29 March 2008, the arena started to be called HSBC Arena, as part of a naming rights agreement with the bank.

The arena also started to receive Flamengo Basketball team in 2009, for the playoff's games of NBB League, and is the home of the team to the 09–10 season

Ginásio Álvaro Vieira LimaEdit

Flamengo has also used the Ginásio Álvaro Vieira Lima as a home arena. It has a seating capacity of 3,000 people for basketball games. The arena has been often used as the home arena of Flamengo, of the Novo Basquete Brasil (NBB), during the regular season and early playoff rounds.

The arena is often referred to as the Ginásio do Tijuca Tênis Clube, in reference to the neighborhood that it's located in, and to its owner, Tijuca Tênis Clube of the top-tier level Brazilian NBB league.[4]

Carioca Arena 1Edit

Flamengo has also used the Carioca Arena 1 as its home venue. It was constructed for the 2016 Summer Olympics. The arena originally had a seating capacity of 16,000 for the 2016 Olympics, but it was reduced to 6,000 after the Olympics.[citation needed]

Construction on the arena began in July 2013. The arena covers 38 thousand square meters.[5] The arena's capacity for the 2016 Summer Olympics was 16,000 spectators. However, it was lowered to 6,000 after the Olympics. The facade has a height of 33 meters, and its shape is inspired by the mountainous landscape of the city. The track was built with two types of wood, one for a different track and to the surrounding area, as well as a system for absorbing blows of the sport.[6] The arena has 282 rooms, 49 bathrooms, eight dressing rooms and six lifts.[citation needed]

The estimated cost for the planned complex of three arenas (Carioca 1, Carioca 2 and Carioca 3), the IBC, MPC, a hotel, and the structure of the Olympic Park was 1.678 billion Brazilian reais, including part of the public initiative and private money. This was handled between the Prefecture of Rio de Janeiro and the private sector.[citation needed]

The work was completed in January 2016.[7] As a part of the arena's opening events, there was the Basketball Tournament International Women Aquece River, held from 15 to 17, January 2016, and the International Championship of Wheelchair Rugby Rio Aquece, held from 29 to 31 January 2016.[citation needed]

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Flamengo Basketball roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 1   Nunes, Pedro 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 20 – (2000-08-23)23 August 2000
PG 2   Matheus, Yago 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 21 – (1999-03-09)9 March 1999
PG 6   Balbi, Franco 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 31 – (1989-08-21)21 August 1989
F 7   Luz, Jhonatan 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 92 kg (203 lb) 33 – (1987-02-10)10 February 1987
SG 8   González, Luciano 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 30 – (1990-01-01)1 January 1990
PG 10   Silva, Matheus 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 78 kg (172 lb) 20 – (2000-01-01)1 January 2000
SF 11   Vieira, Marquinhos (C) 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 36 – (1984-05-31)31 May 1984
F/C 12   Mineiro, Rafael 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 32 – (1988-06-03)3 June 1988
PF 16   Olivinha, Carlos 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 37 – (1983-04-18)18 April 1983
F/C 20   Rachel, Rafael 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 20 – (2000-03-20)20 March 2000
C 30   Hettsheimeir, Rafael 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 125 kg (276 lb) 34 – (1986-06-16)16 June 1986
PF/C 31   Miranda, Ruan 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 19 – (2001-07-07)7 July 2001
F/C 71   Demétrio, Léo 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 26 – (1994-03-24)24 March 1994
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (FA) Free Agent
    (LDB) On assignment to LDB League
  •   Injured

Updated: 3 October 2020

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Rafael Hettsheimeir Rafael Mineiro Ruan Miranda
PF Carlos Olivinha Leo Demetrio Rafael Rachel
SF Marquinhos Vieira Jhonatan Luz
SG Luciano González Pedro Nunes
PG Franco Balbi Yago Matheusinho Silva

Season by seasonEdit

Season League Pos. Postseason Regular season Playoffs Americas League South American League
1990 CBB 3rd (group B) Quarter-finals 6–4 1–2 not held DNP
1991 CBB DNP not held DNP
1992 CBB DNP not held DNP
1993 CBB DNP not held DNP
1994 CBB DNP not held DNP
1995 CBB 5th (group B) Round of 16 11–9 0–2 not held DNP
1996 CBB 5th Quarter-finals 13–9 1–2 not held DNP
1997 CBB 7th Quarter-finals 12–10 1–2 not held DNP
1998 CBB 8th Quarter-finals 13–13 1–2 not held DNP
1999 CBB 4th Quarter-finals 18–8 1–3 not held DNP
2000 CBB 2nd Runners-up 18–8 7–5 not held DNP
2001 CBB 7th Quarter-finals 19–11 1–3 not held Semi-finals
2002 CBB 5th Quarter-finals 21–11 0–3 not held DNP
2003 CBB 7th Quarter-finals 19–13 0–3 not held
2004 CBB 2nd Runners-up 22–8 6–5 not held DNP
2005 CBB DNP not held Group stage
2006 CBB not held DNP
2007 CBB 7th Quarter-finals 12–11 0–3 not held DNP
2008 CBB 1st Champions 19–3 9–0 Group stage Runners-up
2009 NBB 1st Champions 26–2 9–2 Group stage Champions
2009–10 NBB 2nd Runners-up 20–6 8–4 DNP Group stage
2010–11 NBB 4th Semi-finals 20–8 3–4 Quarter-finals Runners-up
2011–12 NBB 4th Semi-finals 21–7 5–5 DNP 3rd
2012–13 NBB 1st Champions 30–4 7–2 Quarter-finals DNP
2013–14 NBB 1st Champions 26–6 7–2 Champions DNP
2014–15 NBB 3rd Champions 23–7 8–2 3rd place DNP
2015–16 NBB 1st Champions 23–5 9–4 4th place DNP
2016–17 NBB 1st Quarter-finals 21–7 2–3 DNP1 DNP
2017–18 NBB 1st Semi-finals 25–3 4–3 DNP Group stage
2018–19 NBB 2nd Champions 22–4 9–3 DNP Group stage
NBB Totals NBB 255–59 71–34

1Qualified but could not compete due to the suspension of the Brazilian Basketball Confederation by FIBA.[8]

Matches against NBA teamsEdit

See also List of games played between NBA and international teams
8 October 2014
Phoenix Suns   100–88   Flamengo *
Scoring by quarter: 21–26, 33–17, 17–23, 29–20
Pts: Thomas 18
Rebs: Marc. Morris 7
Asts: Thomas 4
Pts: Marcelinho 16
Rebs: Felício 8
Asts: Laprovíttola 12
15 October 2014
Orlando Magic   106–88   Flamengo
Scoring by quarter: 34–23, 21–26, 29–23, 22–16
Pts: Vučević 20
Rebs: Vučević 11
Asts: Ridnour 5
Pts: Marcelinho 20
Rebs: Olivinha 8
Asts: Laprovíttola 9
Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 13,734
17 October 2014
Memphis Grizzlies   112–72   Flamengo
Scoring by quarter: 27–20, 35–21, 24–13, 24–18
Pts: Gasol 15
Rebs: Gasol and Randolph 8
Asts: Conley 7
Pts: Marcelinho 17
Rebs: Felício 7
Asts: Gegê 6
FedExForum, Memphis, Tennessee
Attendance: 10,969
17 October 2015
** Flamengo   73–90   Orlando Magic
Scoring by quarter: 16–27, 18–24, 17–27, 22–12
Pts: Marcelinho 17
Rebs: Meyinsse and Luz 7
Asts: Marcelinho 5
Pts: Vučević 18
Rebs: Oladipo 9
Asts: Oladipo and Napier 3
HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Attendance: 14,894
5 October 2018
Orlando Magic   119–82   Flamengo
Scoring by quarter: 31–16, 36–27, 26–20, 26–19
Pts: Gordon 29
Rebs: Bamba 9
Asts: Grant 7
Pts: Marquinhos 19
Rebs: Varejao 12
Asts: Balbi 8
Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Attendance: 14,667

* First Brazilian team to play against an NBA team on North American soil.
** First Brazilian team to play against an NBA team on Brazilian soil.

Honors and titlesEdit

 
Flamengo celebrating their Brazilian NBB 2015–16 season championship

WorldwideEdit

Latin AmericaEdit

ContinentalEdit

NationalEdit

RegionalEdit

  • Rio de Janeiro State Championship
    • Champions (44): 1932–1935, 1948, 1949, 1951–1960, 1962, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1982, 1984–1986, 1990, 1994–1996, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2005–2016, 2018 (record)
    • Runners-up (12): 1950, 1963, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2003
  • Rio de Janeiro City Championship
    • Champions (2): 1919, 1932
  • Rio-São Paulo Championship
    • Champions (1): 1920

Retired numbersEdit

Flamengo Basketball retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure Date Retired
14   Oscar Schmidt SF 1999–2003 2003

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Franchise accomplishments and awardsEdit

Franchise leadersEdit

Career Leaders
Category Player Statistics
Games Played Marcelinho Machado 183
Points Marcelinho Machado 3,741
Rebounds Carlos Olivinha 843
Assists Marcelinho Machado 561
Steals Marcelinho Machado 280
Blocks Jerome Meyinsse 88
Field Goals Marcelinho Machado 1,178
Field Goal Percentage
3-Point Field Goals Marcelinho Machado 637
3-Point Field Goal Percentage David Jackson .478
Free Throws Marcelinho Machado 748
Free Throw Percentage David Jackson .917
Points Per Game Marcelinho Machado 20.2
Rebounds Per Game Carlos Olivinha 7.1
Assists Per Game Nicolás Laprovíttola 5.1
Steals Per Game Marcelinho Machado 1.5
Blocks Per Game Jerome Meyinsse 1.0
Triple Doubles
Personal Fouls
Turnovers Marcelinho Machado 306
Season Leaders
Category Player Statistics Season
Minutes Played Marquinhos Vieira 1,096 2012–2013
Points Per Game Marcelinho Machado 27.3 2009–2010
Rebounds Per Game Carlos Olivinha 8.7 2012–2013
Assists Per Game Nicolás Laprovíttola 5.6 2014–2015
Steals Per Game Marcelinho Machado 2.5 2009–2010
Blocks Per Game Jerome Meyinsse 1.1 2014–2015
Triple Doubles
Points Marcelinho Machado 735 2008–2009
Rebounds Carlos Olivinha 297 2012–2013
Assists Nicolás Laprovíttola 161 2014–2015
Steals Marcelinho Machado 64 2009–2010
Blocks Jerome Meyinsse 33 2014–2015
Field Goals Marquinhos Vieira 230 2012–2013
Field Goal Percentage Jerome Meyinsse .682 2013–2014
3-Point Field Goals Marcelinho Machado 129 2010–2011
3-Point Field Goal Percentage David Jackson .478 2011–2012
Free Throws Marcelinho Machado 183 2008–2009
Free Throw Percentage David Jackson .917 2011–2012
Personal Fouls
Turnovers Nicolás Laprovíttola 92 2014–2015
Single Game Records (Regular Season)
Category Player Statistics Date
Points Marcelinho Machado 63 7 March 2010
Minutes Played
Rebounds Caio Torres 17 31 January 2013
Assists Marcelinho Machado 13 10 December 2011
Steals Duda Machado 7 18 February 2009
Blocks Átila Dos Santos

Jerome Meyinsse

4 27 January 2011 21 November 2013/ 7 November 2014
Field Goals Made Marcelinho Machado 21 7 March 2010
3-Point Field Goals Marcelinho Machado 16 7 March 2010
Free Throws Marcelinho Machado

Marquinhos Vieira

16 1 May 2009 13 December 2012
Turnovers
Single Game Records (Playoffs)
Category Player Statistics Date
Points Marcelinho Machado 41 28 May 2010
Minutes Played
Rebounds Marcelinho Machado 16 26 April 2010
Assists Four players 9
Steals Vítor Benite 6 22 April 2012
Blocks Jerome Meyinsse 3 17 May 2014/ 26 May 2015
Field Goals Made Marcelinho Machado 13 23 April 2010
3-Point Field Goals Marcelinho Machado 10 28 May 2010
Free Throws Marcelinho Machado 17 14 June 2009
Turnovers

Head coachesEdit

NBB head coachesEdit

Name Start End Totals Regular season Playoffs
G W L PCT G W L PCT G W L PCT
Paulo Sampaio "Chupeta" 2008 2011 112 86 26 .768 82 66 16 .805 30 20 10 .667
Gonzalo García 2011 2012 38 26 12 .684 28 21 7 .750 10 5 5 .500
José Alves Neto 2012 2018 233 185 48 .794 180 148 32 .822 53 37 16 .698
Gustavo de Conti 2018 Present 38 31 7 .816 26 22 4 .846 12 9 3 .750
Totals 421 328 93 .779 316 257 59 .813 105 71 34 .676

Flamengo Women's BasketballEdit

Honors and titlesEdit

ContinentalEdit

  • Tournament Chiclayo
    • Champions (1): 1966
  • Tournament Lima
    • Champions (1): 1966
  • Trophy Valladolid
    • Champions (1): 2001

NationalEdit

  • Piracicaba International Star Tournament
    • Champions (2): 1967, 1968

RegionalEdit

  • State Championship
    • Champions (3): 1954, 1964, 1965
  • FBERJ Cup
    • Winners (1): 1997
  • Eugenie Borer Cup
    • Winners (1): 1997

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flamengo down Maccabi to lift Intercontinental Cup". fiba.com. 28 September 2014. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
  2. ^ "História do basquetebol do Flamengo" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 5 October 2010. (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ "Campeonato Carioca Masculino de Basquete" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 October 2010. (in Portuguese)
  4. ^ "Nickname". globoesporte.globo.com. 21 April 2016. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Fue oficialmente presentada la Arena Carioca 1" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Río presenta la Arena Carioca 1, el hogar del baloncesto en los Juegos". Rio 2016. Archived from the original on 9 August 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Prefeitura entrega Arena Carioca 1, no Parque Olímpico, para os Jogos 2016" (in Portuguese). 12 January 2016. Retrieved 16 August 2016.
  8. ^ "FIBA suspends Brazilian federation". FIBA.com. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.

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