CB 1939 Canarias

1939 CB Canarias, also known under the name of sponsor Iberostar Tenerife, is a Spanish basketball club from San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife.


In 1939, the association founded CB Canarias, which continuously played 1951-1981 in the Second Spanish basketball league and 1977 failed in the first round on SSV Hagen Korac Cup. After 30 years, the club managed in the 1980/81 season promotion to the first division, the former 1 ª División (now Liga ACB). There followed various descents and re- ascents. Establish one could between 1986 and 1991, where they were permanently represented in the first division. The season 1990/91 ended the team in 24th place, which was connected with the descent.

After the 1993/94 season decided a part of the members of the association, due to serious financial problems to merge the team with other basketball teams from the region. Other members did not agree and in turn founded a new club, which they called CB Canarias 1939. This played from now on with the logo and the colors of the dissolved predecessor association.

Through the re-founding the team had to start in the fourth division 2 ª División. You took four years to pave the way to the third tier. After a few setbacks that led to the decline again, the club managed in the 2006/07 season promotion to the second division. The season 07/ 08, making it the first in the second highest class since the founding. In the league Española de Baloncesto the Movers played equal a good role came up is the quarterfinals of the playoffs. In the following years, the team offered stable performance, led to the rise in the ACB league in 2012. For this, the team needed to play no play-offs, as it ended the main round at No. 1, which allowed for direct ascent.


The association was due to changing sponsors throughout history have different names:

  • Universidad Canarias Pepsi (1970-1975)
  • Caja Canarias Rural (1975-1980)
  • COFISA Canarias (1982-1984)
  • Lucky Canarias (1984-1985)
  • CajaCanarias (1985-1991)
  • AutoLaca Canarias (1995-1996)
  • Bodegón Juanito Canarias (1996-1998)
  • Canarias Yamaha (1998-1999)
  • Ciudad de La Laguna (1999-2001)
  • Organización Socas Canarias (2001-2010)
  • Isla de Tenerife Canarias (2010-2011)
  • Iberostar Canarias (2011-2012)
  • Iberostar Tenerife (2013 - )


The club plays its home games at a 5,000 places Pabellón Insular Santiago Martín.


  • Winner of the Copa Príncipe de Asturias ( 2012)
  • Spanish second division champions (2012 )

Known (former) players

  • Montenegro Blagota Sekulic (2012 - )

Pictures of CB 1939 Canarias