Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes Campeones de Básquetbol

The Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes Campeones de Básquetbol (Portuguese: Campeonato Sul-Americano de Clubes Campeões de Basquetebol, English: South American Basketball Championship of Champions Clubs), or Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes de Básquetbol (South American Basketball Club Championship), was an international men's professional basketball cup competition that took place between South American sports clubs. It was originally organized by the South American Basketball Confederation, and then later by FIBA Americas. It was played annually between the league champions in each country, plus the winner of the previous edition.

Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes Campeones de Básquetbol
South American Basketball Championship of Champions Clubs
Founded1946; 74 years ago (1946)
Folded2008; 12 years ago (2008)
Level on pyramid1st
(1946–1992)
2nd
(1993–1996, 2001–2007)
3rd
(1996–2000, 2008)
Most championshipsBrazil Sírio (8 titles)

HistoryEdit

The South American Championship of Champions Clubs, which was founded in 1946, was the first international competition that was played between basketball clubs from South America, and it was the first-tier and most important club competition in South America until 1993, when the Pan American Club Championship supplanted it in importance. With the emergence of the new FIBA South American League in 1996, the South American Championship of Champions Clubs became the third-tier international club championship in South America. The competition was finally discontinued in the year 2008, after the new top-tier level FIBA Americas League had been recently formed in December 2007.

South American Championship of Champions Clubs levels on the South American pyramidEdit

  • 1st-tier: (1946 – 1992)
  • 2nd-tier: (1993 – 1996, 2001 – 2007)
  • 3rd-tier: (1996 – 2000, 2008)

Names of the top-tier level South American / Latin American competitionEdit

FormatEdit

The competition was hosted in one or more cities. In the first round, the eight clubs were divided in two groups of four teams each. The two best placed teams of each group advanced to the semifinals. In the semifinals, the first placed team of a group played against the other group's runner-up. The final was contested by the semifinal winners.

List of championsEdit

FinalsEdit

Year Host Champion Runner-up
1946
  Buenos Aires   Olimpia   Gimnasia y Esgrima (VdP)
1953
  Antofagasta   Olimpia
  Flamengo
  Provincia de Santa Fé[1][2][3]
1956
  Montevideo   Sporting Club Uruguay   Ateneo de la Juventud
1958
  Guayaquil   Sporting Club Uruguay   San Lorenzo
1961
  Asunción   Sírio   Olimpia
1965
  São Paulo   Corinthians   Tabaré
1966
  São Paulo   Corinthians[4]   L.D. Estudantil
1967
  Antofagasta   Thomas Bata   Welcome
1968
  Montevideo   Sírio   Welcome
1969
  Guayaquil   Corinthians   L.D. Estudantil
1970
  Punta Arenas   Sírio   Atenas
1971
  Arequipa   Sírio   Sportiva Italiana
1972
  São Paulo   Sírio   Olimpia
1974
  Mercedes, Salto, Montevideo   Franca   CA Peñarol
1975
  La Paz   Franca   Obras Sanitarias
1977
  Corrientes, Buenos Aires   Franca   Palmeiras
1978
  São Paulo   Sírio   Franca
1979
  Isla Margarita   Sírio   Guaiqueríes de Margarita
1980
  Cúcuta   Franca   Sírio
1981
  Asunción, Encarnación   Ferro C. Oeste   São José dos Campos
1982
  Buenos Aires,   Montevideo   Ferro C. Oeste   Obras Sanitarias
1983
  Buenos Aires,   Montevideo   Peñarol   Monte Líbano
1984
  Tarija, Sucre   Sírio   River Plate
1985
  Limeira, Jundiaí   Monte Líbano   San Andrés
1986
  Buenos Aires   Monte Líbano   Ferro C. Oeste
1987
  Valparaíso, Santiago de Chile   Ferro C. Oeste   Monte Líbano
1988
  Caracas   Trotamundos   Atenas
1989
  Asunción   Trotamundos   Biguá
1990
  Guayaquil   Franca   San Pedro Pascual
1991
  Franca   Franca   Atenas
1992
  Montevideo   Biguá   Franca
1993
  Córdoba   Atenas   Franca
1994
  Lima   Atenas   Olimpia (VT)
1995
  Bucaramanga   Rio Claro   Hebraica y Macabi
1996
  Concepción, Talca   Independiente   Rio Claro
1998
  Tarija   Vasco da Gama   Welcome
1999
  Rio de Janeiro   Vasco da Gama   Bauru
2000
  Valencia   Trotamundos   Vasco da Gama
2001
  Isla Margarita   Delfines de Cabimas   Espartanos de Margarita
2002
  Valdivia   Delfines de Miranda   Valdivia
2003
  Maracaibo   Delfines de Miranda   Gimnasia y Esgrima (CR)
2004
  Asunción   Boca Juniors   Delfines de Miranda
2005
  Rafaela   Boca Juniors   Unitri/Uberlândia
2006
  Barquisimeto   Boca Juniors   Guaros de Lara
2007
  Brasília   Minas Tênis   Boca Juniors
2008
  Guayaquil   Biguá   Libertad

Titles by clubEdit

Titles Club Years won
8   Sírio 1961, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1978, 1979, 1984
6   Franca 1974, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1990, 1991
3
  Corinthians 1965, 1966, 1969
  Ferro C. Oeste 1981, 1982, 1987
  Trotamundos 1988, 1989, 2000
  Delfines de Miranda 2001, 2002, 2003
  Boca Juniors 2004, 2005, 2006
2
  Defensor 1956, 1958
  Monte Líbano 1985, 1986
  Biguá 1992, 2008
  Atenas 1993, 1994
  Vasco da Gama 1998, 1999
1
  Olimpia 1946
  Olimpia 1953
  Flamengo 1953
  Provincia de Santa Fé 1953
  Thomas Bata 1967
  Peñarol 1983
  Rio Claro 1995
  Independiente 1996
  Minas 2007

Titles by countryEdit

Titles Country
24   Brazil
10   Argentina
6   Uruguay
  Venezuela
1   Paraguay
  Chile

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Urusubasket (February 22, 2012.) Páginas de la Historia Retrieved September 2, 2012. (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Troche, José María Los 60 años del básquetbol en el Paraguay (Oct. 12, 2004) Retrieved September 2, 2012. (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Jornal do Brasil, (Dec. 23, 1953) Basket-ball em marcha (in portuguese).
  4. ^ Timoneiros (October 1, 2019.) Especial Basquete: Corinthians Tricampeão Sul-Americano 1965/66/69 Retrieved November 2, 2019. (in Portuguese)

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