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ALBA Berlin

  • WinsW6
  • LossesL16

ALBA Berlin history

Founded in 1989 as BG Charlottenburg, the club changed its name to ALBA two years later and soon started its journey to becoming a top-class basketball organization. By raising the 1995 Korac Cup behind Sasa Obradovic, Teo Alibegovic and Coach Svetislav Pesic, ALBA became the first German team to win a European trophy. What followed was dominance on the home front as Berlin reeled off seven consecutive German League titles. Those triumphs also earned ALBA a regular spot in the EuroLeague, with players like Wendell Alexis, Henrik Rodl and Marco Pesic playing major roles in the dynasty. ALBA made it to the EuroLeague eighthfinals in 1997, 1998 and 2000 and reached the 2001 FIBA SuproLeague quarterfinals. In 2004, ALBA began a run of four straight seasons in the ULEB Cup, during which it made a slice of history by winning the longest game recorded in European club competition: a five-overtime 141-127 victory over KK Bosna in December 2007. The club won the German Cup in 2006, before also taking the 2008 German League championship. In the 2008-09 EuroLeague, ALBA advanced to the Top 16 for the first time before then reaching the 2010 EuroCup final – cheered on by fans who traveled by car and bus from Berlin due to air traffic problems, but were ultimately left disappointed as Valencia Basket ended their chances of seeing title glory. Former star player Obradovic took over as head coach in 2012 and guided ALBA to German Cup triumphs in 2013 and 2014, before returning to the EuroLeague and registering Top 16 wins against FC Barcelona, Panathinaikos Athens and Maccabi Tel Aviv – only missing out on a playoff berth on a tiebreaker. ALBA won another German Cup in 2016 by beating Bayern in Munich in a thrilling finale. The appointment of legendary coach Aito Garcia Reneses in 2017 sparked another chapter in the club’s growth, as ALBA reached the 2019 EuroCup Finals but again fell against Valencia in the title decider. The club then celebrated its return to the EuroLeague by winning back-to-back German League titles in 2020 and 2021, before the elevation of long-time assistant Israel Gonzalez to Head Coach duties ensured continuity heading into the 2021-22 season.

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  • President

    Supervisory Board:
    Dr. Axel Schweitzer, Dieter Hauert
    CEO: Marco Baldi

  • Arena

    MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA, Mercedes-Platz 1, Berlin

  • Club address

    Knesebeckstr. 56-58, 10719 Berlin – Germany

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