Uruguayan Basketball Federation
The Uruguayan Basketball Federation (Spanish: Federación Uruguaya de Basketball, FUBB) is the governing body of basketball in Uruguay. It was founded in 1915, and is in charge of the senior Uruguayan national basketball team and the Liga Uruguaya de Básquetbol (LUB).
|Affiliation date||FIBA 1936|
FIBA Americas 1975
|Regional affiliation||FIBA Americas|
|President||Luis A. Castillo|
Under the presidency of Federico Crocker. Basketball languished in Uruguay under the effects of Association football's popularity; at the 1936 Olympic Games, however, the Uruguayan National basketball team obtained a sixth place, which helped boost the sport's popularity in the Latin American country. That same year, the "FUBB" became a member of FIBA. After, the Uruguayan Basketball team won two bronze medals, in the olympic games of Helsinki 1952 and Melbourne 1956, both times after USA and USSR.
Later on, basketball in Uruguay also confronted a rivalry in the form of rugby. Basketball has, however, enjoyed steady popularity in the country, a fact which has helped the Federación Uruguaya de Básquetbol in Spanish) to survive for more than 90 years.
Federico Slinger took over presidency of the federation in 1981; he remained in office for sixteen years, holding the record for the longest tenure as president of the Uruguayan Basketball Federation.
After the 2005 season, the "FUBB" announced that Uruguayan police had become considered an important ally in order to prevent violence among fans during or after professional basketball games in Uruguay.
A list of presidents of the Uruguayan Basketball Federation:
|1918||José Rodríguez Pacios|
|1930||Pablo Luis Perazzo|
|1934||Carlos Rivieri Podestá|
|1937||Héctor Paysse Reyes|
|1938||Raúl Blengio Salvo|
|1939||José Martinelli Gómez|
|1940||Hugo Méndez Schiaffino|
|1946||Juan Aldo Siccardi|
|1948||Hugo Méndez Schiaffino|
|1950||Francisco Figueroa Serantes|
|1951||José Chávez Miranda|
|1952||Francisco Figueroa Serantes|
|1955||Pablo Pesce Barceló|
|1960||Justo J. Orozco|
|2002||Luis A. Castillo|
|2016||Ricardo Vairo (current president)|
Uruguayan Basketball LeagueEdit
A list of Federación Torneo Metropolitano teams (2018):
Third division teams (DTA – Divisional Tercera de Ascenso)Edit
A list of Federacion Uruguaya de Basketball Tercera de Ascenso (3rd division) teams (2018):
- Danubio Fútbol Club
- San Telmo Rápido Sport
- Deportivo Paysandú
Other teams (2018)Edit
Uruguayan Federal Basketball ChampionshipEdit
The Campeonato Uruguayo Federal de Básquetbol (Uruguayan Federal Basketball Championship) was founded in 1915, making it among the oldest basketball competitions on the South American continent. Until the Uruguayan Basketball League was created in 2003, the Montevideo clubs were playing in the Uruguayan Federal Basketball Championship, while the rest of the country's clubs played in regional tournaments. The Uruguayan basketball championships were only local, and no competition brought all of the clubs in the country together.
List of first division Uruguayan champions by seasonEdit
- Uruguyan Basketball Federation (FUBB) official website (in Spanish)
- Uruguayan Basketball League at Latinbasket.com