PABLO ROMERO / COMMUNICATION AREA FEB

When both teams began their pre-season work, back in August, perhaps very few could have imagined that at this point in the year, both Covirán Granada and Bàsquet Girona would be able to boast promotions to the Endesa League. Because in a year in which a large part of the bets pointed directly to the blue of Movistar Estudiantes, both the Nasrid team and the Girona entity insisted on being able to bet everything on red in order to achieve their dream.

An adventure that began with the complicity of two pavilions with tradition in national basketball, but in which their greatest successes had taken place in a lower category with their promotion from the LEB Silver League to the LEB Gold League. The best possible prelude to the time to be able to fight for the double of LEB promotions with which to be able to conquer the long-awaited jump to the Endesa League.

Two historic nights that have taken two entities that broke into the history of basketball to a higher dimension in order to write their first golden pages.

Covirán Granada and Bàsquet Girona, double and personal debut towards the Endesa League:

Just over a decade had passed since the city of Granada experienced its last experience in the Endesa League and a total of 18 years since the city celebrated the last of the two promotions of the extinct CB Granada to the ACB. Two promotions really distant in time and that seem to have been ousted in the memory of the fans by the overwhelming year of the current Covirán Granada in the LEB Gold League. A team that knew how to take advantage of the experience of the previous season where promotion escaped in the last 40 minutes of the course and that he had in his coach Pablo Pin the best possible master of ceremonies when it came to being able to lead a group in which the continuity of the block served as the starting point.

Solid foundations that led the Nasrid team to play in the Final of the Princess of Asturias Cup as well as to be able to assault a first place from which they would end up winning the first promotion in its history to the ACB League. A fact with two precedents in the city in 2001 and 2004, but which had never been associated with the league title before. And it is that, on this occasion, Covirán Granada managed to promote from the first place in the classification to be able to boast of the title of champions of the 2022 LEB Gold League.

And if the Andalusian promotion was historic, no less overwhelming at the media level has been that of a Bàsquet Girona that managed to win second place in promotion through the Final Four played in Fontajau. A success with which the Girona team has put an end to its city’s 14-year absence from the highest national competition, signing what has been the first promotion in the history of a Girona club since the LEB Gold League.

Two new teams for a “wall of fame” that already has a total of 51 promotions throughout the 26-year history of a competition that will remember their names forever.

LEB Gold promotions by clubs
Promotions Club seasons
4 Deltec
Gipuzkoa BC
2005 / 2006
2007 / 2008
2016 / 2017
2019 / 2020
4 Lucentum
Alicante
1999 / 2000
2001 / 2002
2008 / 2009
2012 / 2013
4 CB
Murcia
1997 / 1998
2002 / 2003
2005 / 2006
2010 / 2011
3 River
Breogan
1998 / 1999
2017 / 2018
2020 / 2021
3 ICL
Manresa
2007 / 2008
2009 / 2010
2017 / 2018
3 Minorca
Basketball
2003 / 2004
2005 / 2006
2007 / 2008
two RETAbet
Bilbao Basketball
2003 / 2004
2018 / 2019
two CB Tizona
Burgos
2014 / 2015
2013 / 2014
two Club Ourense
Basketball
1999 / 2000
2014 / 2015
two IAC
Saragossa
2007 / 2008
2009 / 2010
two Basketball
Fuenlabrada
1997 / 1998
2004 / 2005
two CB
Grenade
2000 / 2001
2003 / 2004
1 Coviran Granada 2021 / 2022
1 Basketball Girona 2021 / 2022
1 Carramimbre Valladolid 2019 / 2020
1 Real Betis Energy Plus 2018 / 2019
1 Saint Paul Burgos 2016 / 2017
1 Melilla Basketball 2015 / 2016
1 Basketball 2015 / 2016
1 River Andorra 2013 / 2014
1 Autocid Ford Burgos 2012 / 2013
1 Iberostar Canary Islands 2011 / 2012
1 Obradoiro CAB 2010 / 2011
1 CB Valladolid 2008 / 2009
1 basketball lion 2006 / 2007
1 Unelco Tenerife 2002 / 2003
1 Caprabo Lleida 2000 / 2001
1 Gijon Headquarters 1998 / 1999
1 City of Huelva 1996 / 1997
1 Cantabrian Box 1996 / 1997

Andalusia and Catalonia highlight an extensive history of promotions:

They had two new teams this season in the fight for promotion to the Endesa League, but both Andalusia and Catalonia have seen how both teams contributed to reinforcing their usual historical presence in promotions to the Endesa League. And it is that both Autonomous Communities have “conquered” their fifth promotion this season to be placed just one of that symbolic podium in which Galicia (6) and the Basque Country (6) are found and that they will continue to lead, at least for some years more, by the intractable Castilla y León (8).

Because that will be the new qualifying order after a 2021/22 season in which the rise of Covirán Granada has joined a list in which the most recent Andalusian success was carried by Real Betis Energía Plus (2019) and in which its The first promotion dated from the inaugural season of the LEB Oro when Ciudad de Huelva managed to proclaim itself as the first champion in history. In between, the two promotions of the first Nasrid project will complete a repóquer with four teams involved.

For its part, Catalonia has seen how Bàsquet Girona achieved the first Girona promotion in history since a LEB Oro in which teams such as Caprabo Lleida or Bàsquet Manresa had previously triumphed, which has been able to reconcile with basketball on three occasions after as many category descents.

LEB Gold promotions by CC.AA.
Promotions Community Equipment
8 Castile and Leon 2007: Climalia Leon
2009: CB Valladolid
2013: Ford Burgos
2014: Ford Burgos
2015: Ford Burgos
2016: Cerrado cheeses
2017: Saint Paul Burgos
2020: Carramimbre Valladolid
6 Galicia 1999: Breogan University
2000: Ourense Bto.
2011: Blusens Obradoiro
2013: Ourense Bto.
2018: C. Candelas Breogan
2021: Breogan River
6 Country
Basque
2004: Bilbao Basketball
2006: Bruesa Gipuzkoa
2008: Bruesa Gipuzkoa
2017: Retabet.es Gipuzkoa
2019: RETAbet Bilbao Basketball
2020: Acunsa Gipuzkoa
5 Andalusia 1997: City of Huelva
2001: CB Grenada
2004: CB Grenada
2019: Real Betis EP
2022: Coviran Granada
5 Catalonia 2001: Caprabo Lleida
2002: Minorisa.net Manresa
2007: Ricoh Manresa
2018: ICL Manresa
2022: Basketball Girona
4 Com. Valencian 2000: Lucentum Alicante
2002: Lucentum Alicante
2009: Lucentum Alicante
2013: Lucentum Alicante
4 Region of Murcia 1998: CB Murcia Artel
2003: Murcia
2006: Polaris World Murcia
2011: CB Murcia
3

islands Balearics

2005: IBB Hotels Menorca
2010: Menorca Basketball
2012: Live Menorca
two Canary Islands 2003: Unelco Tenerife
2012: Iberostar Canary Islands
two Aragon 2008: CAI Zaragoza
2010: CAI Zaragoza
two Madrid’s community 1998: Bto. Fuenlabrada
2005: Bto. Fuenlabrada
1 Autonomous City of Melilla 2016: Melilla Basketball
1 Andorra 2014: River Andorra
1 Asturias 1999: Gijon Headquarters
1 Cantabria 1997: Cantabrian Box

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