Obradoiro CAB

2012/13: 8th place

Obradoiro Clube de Amigos do Baloncesto ( to German Obradoiro Club of Friends of basketball ), also known under the name sponsors Rio Natura Monbus, is a Spanish basketball club from the Galician capital of Santiago de Compostela. The first team plays in the Spanish ACB League. The home games will be held in approximately 6,050 -seat pavilion Multiusos Fontes do Sar.


Obradoiro CAB was launched on October 6, 1970 to life and started in the 1970/71 season in the third division. After several years between the third and the second division, 1981/82 finally succeeded first promotion to the Primera Division. However, in the following year the team reached only two wins and finished the league on the 14th and last place.

In the season 1989 /90 Obradoiro CAB qualified for the Ascension Play-off, failed there but at Juver Murcia. This meeting should have legal consequences, because the team from Murcia put the Argentines Esteban Pérez one with a fake ID as a Spaniard. The sporting bodies strongly against the Galicians and so Juver Murcia rose to the ACB league. While the first team of Obradoiro CAB relegation in the result to the Regionalliga, the club fought in court for further inclusion in the ACB league. The case went to the Supreme Court, which gave 2003 Obradoiro law in the summer, however, the League Association now demanded the admission fee of around 3 million euros to take part in the top division. Again Obradoiro went before the court to pay only the prescribed amount in 1990 of around 600,000 euros must. On 27 November 2007, the club also got right here, and on 15 June 2009, 19 years after the polemical play-off, Obradoiro was that at the time played only in the regional league, enrolled in the ACB league.

The first season ended, the club on the 17th and last place and consequently dismounted in the LEB Oro. In the season 2010/11 Obradoiro succeeded in the regular season second place, in the Ascension Play-off they sat down in the final with a 3-1 win against Ford Burgos, reaching the resurgence in the ACB league.

In the 2012/13 season, the Galicians arrived in the regular season in eighth place and thus qualified for the first time in club history for the play-off for the championship. In the quarterfinals, the team with 0:2 failed because of the eventual champions Real Madrid.


Throughout history, the club changed its name to several sponsors names:

  • Xacobeo Blu: sens (2009-2010)
  • Blusens Monbus (2010-2013)
  • Rio Natura Monbus (since 2013)

Known player

  • United States Paul Davis
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Nihad Djedović
  • Brazil Rafael Hettsheimeir
  • United States Marc Jackson
  • Canada Levon Kendall
  • Gabon Stephane Lasme
  • United States of Macedonia Jeremiah Massey
  • Tunisia Salah Mejri
  • Greece Konstantinos Vasiliadis