Basquet Manresa is a historic club, with more than 45 years at the highest level of spanish basketball. League Champion 98, Cup Champion 96, charter member of the ACB and school of many players.
Manresa, a medium city located in the center of Catalonia, has always been a city dedicated to basketball, with numerous teams participating in different categories.
Since 1931, Manresa and the Bages region have enjoyed good basketball, and in all these years the club has adapted to the rhythm of the times, changing its name, its pavilion, its category, ... but always keeping the spirit alive of basketball and the support of the fans. Always fighting to be among the best, which has achieved titles such as the Copa del Rey, the ACB League, or several Catalan League titles. Manresa Basketball S.A.E. It has a strong popular implantation, as evidenced by the fact that it has more than 900 shareholders and 3,500 subscribers.
The beginnings of basketball in Manresa, and therefore of our club, go back to 1931, when the Manresa Baloncesto Club was founded. Three years later, in August 1934, the Manresa Basketball Club merged with CB Bages and the Manresa Basketball Union was born. The most important milestone of these beginnings was the achievement of the "Barcelona Cup - General Orgaz Trophy" against the Joventut of Badalona on August 22, 1940. That same year, the club became part of the Center as a basketball section de Deportes Manresa, an eminently football entity. As important facts in this stage, it is necessary to emphasize the promotion to the First National Division the season 1967/68, the inauguration of the pavilion of the Congost (November of 1968) and the first participation in a continental competition (Korac Cup, 1971/72) . In 1979, the entity was transformed into an independent sports club and changed its name to Manresa Deportivo Baloncesto. Of this period it is necessary to emphasize the beginning of the ACB the 1983/84 season, and the sponsorship of the firm TDK (between 1985 and 2000).
In 1992, the club was formed as a Sports Limited Company and adopted the current name: Baloncesto Manresa SAE. In this decade, the club has carried out an important process of professionalization. In the sports field, the 1995/96 season has been proclaimed the Copa del Rey, and also the ACB League, the 1997/98 season.
Bàsquet Manresa is currently the sixth team in the ACB ranking for games played.
- Champion of the ACB League in the 1997-98 season defeating the TAU Cerámica (1-3), after eliminating Estudiantes and Real Madrid with the track factor against. The TDK Manresa had been 6th in the regular league.
- The league achieved by the Bàsquet Manresa the 1998 is one of the most incredible and well-known sporting feats in Europe.
Copa del Rey
- Champion of the Copa del Rey in Murcia in 1996. At that time TDK Manresa dominated the FC Barcelona 94-92 in the final, remembered by the three pointer by Joan Creus.
- Runner-up of the Copa del Rey in Ferrol in 1980. The final with FC Barcelona was lost by 92-83.
Copa Príncipe de Asturias / Copa Princesa de Asturias
- Runner-up of the Prince of Asturias Cup in Vigo in 1987. The final was lost against Joventut de Badalona by 99-80.
- Runner-up of the Prince of Asturias Cup in Melilla in 2001. The final was lost against Melilla by 92-88.
- Runner-up of the Princess of Asturias Cup in Lugo in 2018. The final against Breogán is lost 90-86.
- Promotion a l'ACB la temporada 2001-02 i finalista de la Lliga LEB
- Champion of the Adecco League LEB season 2006-07 against Climalia León (88-94).
- Champion of play-off of the LEB League season 2017-18 against Melilla (3-2)
Liga Catalana ACB
- Champion of the ACB Catalan League in 1997. The final against Joventut was won by 77-76.
- Champion of the Catalan League ACB in 1999. The final against Joventut was won by 81-65.
- Runner-up of the Catalan League ACB in 1996. The final was lost against Valvi Girona by 61-62.
- Runner-up of the Catalan League ACB in 1998. The final was lost against Joventut by 86-71.
- Runner-up of the Catalan League ACB in 2000. The final was lost against FC Barcelona by 76-67.
- Runner-up of the Catalan League ACB in 2016. The final was lost against FC Barcelona by 77-63.
Liga Catalana LEB
- Champion of the Catalan League LEB in 2000. The final was won against Caprabo Lleida by 87-82.
- Champion of the Catalan League LEB in 2001. The final was won against Valls Fèlix Hotel by 81-75.
- Champion of the Catalan League LEB in 2006. The final was won against CB Tarragona by 88-75.
- Champion of the Second Division the 1969/70 season.
- General Orgaz Trophy-City of Barcelona Cup in 1940.
Josep Sàez is president of Bàsquet Manresa since September 2017. Manresa entrepreneur, 51 years old and former player of the lower categories of the club, is in the presidency together with an Executive Committee that works divided into areas.
He came to the management of the club in 2003, after 10 years as the financial manager of Bàsquet Manresa. He has been the manager under the presidency of Torres, Josep Vives, Jaume Arnau and Josep Sáez.
Young teams GM
Pere Romero returns to Manresa in 2014 after being assistant coach in several ACB teams. He arrives to be a coach, and after taking over the sports management he goes to direct the youth teams.
Sport General Manager
After a long career as a player, Montañez is in charge of the 2017-18 season of the club's sports management. In his first season the promotion to the Endesa League is achieved.