Bilbao Basket

2010/11: 2nd place

Club Deportivo Basket Bilbao Berri, better known as Bilbao Basket or under the name of sponsor Uxue Bilbao Basket, is a Spanish basketball club from the Basque city of Bilbao. The first team plays in the Spanish ACB League. The home games will be held in the 10,000 -seater arena Bilbao.


The club was founded Basket Bilbao Berri on 7 March 2000 and launched in the LEB -2, at that time the third flight of Spanish basketball. After the first season yet, the descent was narrowly avoided, succeeded the following year already, the rise in the LEB. Part of the squad at that time was, among other things, the young borrowed from local rivals TAU Ceramica Tiago Splitter. Also in the second division succeeded already in the 2003/04 season promotion to the ACB league. In the First Division in 2007/ 08 was achieved with sixth place in the regular season for the first time qualifying for the play-offs for the championship, but the Basques failed in the quarter- finals on FC Barcelona. In the 2008 /09 season Bilbao Basket again reached the quarterfinals in the domestic championship and finished beyond their first participation in an international competition with the semi-finals in the Eurocup, where you failed with 73:79 to BK Khimki.

After another semi-final participation in the Eurocup 2009/10 followed in the play-off for the national championship 2010/11 breakthrough. Bilbao sat surprising to PE Valencia and Real Madrid by and failed only in the ending at FC Barcelona. Also in the ULEB Euro League 2011/ 12, the Basques were able to continue to soar. In the preliminary round with Caja Laboral was allowed and in the second round with Real Madrid and Unicaja Málaga several local rivals behind and different only in the quarter- final against CSKA Moscow.

Bilbao reached the finals of ULEB Eurocup, which they lost against Lokomotiv Kuban with 64:75 in the 2012/13 season.


Throughout history, the club wore several times sponsors names:

  • Lagun Aro Bilbao Basket (2004-2007)
  • Iurbentia Bilbao Basket (2007-2009)
  • Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (2009-2011)
  • Gescrap Bizkaia Bilbao Basket (2011-2012)
  • Uxue Bilbao Basket (since 2012)

Current squad


Known player

  • Serbia Milan Majstorovic
  • Spain Álex Mumbrú
  • Lithuania Renaldas Seibutis
  • Brazil Tiago Splitter
  • Spain Fran Vázquez
  • France Frédéric Weis