Club Baloncesto Estudiantes, S.A.D.
, known as Asefa Estudiantes
for sponsorship reasons, is a basketball
team based in the city of Madrid
, Community of Madrid
. It is member of the Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto
(ACB). Founded in 1948, it is one of the most recognized basketball teams in Spain
. Some of its achievements include winning three Spanish Cups
and reaching the ACB Finals
Along the years CB Estudiantes has had several sponsorship names:
The club was founded in 1948 by a group of students (the "Estudiantes") of a public preparatory school (the Instituto Ramiro de Maeztu) in Madrid
By the time when the first Spanish-wide season-long championship was organized in 1955, by the Spanish Basketball Association (FEB), it was one of the six clubs participating in that tournament, as the second best team from the Province of Madrid (the first being Real Madrid
. Since then, it has always participated in the premier Spanish basketball league. It is one of only three of such clubs, together with Real Madrid
. It is also one of two only Spanish basketball clubs with teams both at the top male and female Spanish championships.