2021 has been for the Endesa Women’s League one more year of growth and consolidation as the great elite competition of Spanish women’s basketball. International players who have joined ambitious projects, the widest dissemination, extraordinary competitiveness and the increasingly intense follow-up by fans. 2021 has left an elite women’s basketball with three different champions, an unequivocal sign of growth and the highest level of competitiveness for all teams.
The league title went to him Perfumerías Avenida in a great final series in which the Salamancans came back from an initial 0-1. The MVP trophy went to Katie Lou Samuelson. With this success, the seventh of its record in its 24 seasons in the top flight, the Salamanca club became the active team with the most league titles in its showcases.
The Queen’s Cup for him Spar Girona, which in this way completed his ‘triplet’ of national titles, after having previously won the League and the Super Cup. The final against Valencia Basket culminated in an impeccable tournament in which Alfred Julbe’s team eliminated Movistar Estudiantes in the quarterfinals and Perfumerías Avenida in the semifinals. Chelsea Gray was declared MVP.
And the Valencia Basket in September he raised the Super Cup trophy that opened this season. In an exciting ‘final four’ held at the Santiago Martín de Tenerife pavilion, the Valencian women beat Perfumerías Avenida in the final with Cristina Ouviña as the great MVP. Along with her, an unstoppable Queralt Casas also participated decisively in the first Super Cup in the history of Valencia Basket.
The Endesa Women’s League is the cherry on top of a pyramid of Women’s Leagues that in 2021 has reached 60 teams in 51 cities of 15 Autonomous Communities, with a total of more than 700 players, plus coaches and referees and almost 900 games. In fact, the FEB 2021-22 season offers an unprecedented record in women’s competitions, with 3 national competitions for the first time in history.
And one last note of success: the final of the LF Endesa Queen’s Cup, held in Valencia, was the most watched in history on television. The 192,000 viewers on average on Teledeporte accounted for 1.7% of the screen share, even three tenths higher in a ‘golden minute’ with 275,000 viewers hooked to the screens (2%). The FEB’s commitment to broadcast live women’s competitions is giving the best results.