SPANISH LEAGUE SEARCHABLE DATABASE (1957-2017)
(Next update: 28-05-2017)

I'm presenting here a very powerful and complete searchable database containing all the 15,279 games played in the Spanish Basketball League (present ACB or Asociación de Clubes de Baloncesto) from its inception in 1957 to season 2016-17 (in progress). You will be able to make queries about seasons, years, competition days, teams, and point difference, either specifically or by combining different fields.

As everywhere in this website, clubs are presented in their original official name. But don't worry: as input for the search box, you can also use plain text (with no accents or especial diacritics), truncated forms (first, middle, or last letters of the team's name), or localized spellings (the common name of the team in English or Spanish), and the database will generate the desired results in most cases. However, due to the large amount of teams and some similarities between their names, the more accurate your search input is, the better.

SEASON
From

 

To
YEAR
From

 

To
COMPETITION DAY
From

 

To

Stage

MATCH
OPTION 1 (recommended): DATA INPUT
Free Text. Broad search
(includes change of names).
vs.
Fixed order of games
OPTION 2: SELECT MENU
Official name of teams. Narrow search (restricted to fixed order of games)
.
vs.
POINT DIFFERENCE

INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS

The use of this database is very easy and intuitive: simply specify or combine the desired data, and the program will generate the list of games that matches those criteria. Remember that you don't have to fill all the fields and also that your query should be logical. Following is a brief introduction and explanation of the different searchable fields:

1) SEASON. Select the first and the last season for the period containing your search. If you only select "season from" or "season to," the search will include, respectively, all the competitions beginning or ending in that year.

2) YEAR. The use of this field is similar to that of SEASON above, and it further specifies the year in which a game was played (remember that a season will normally span over two years).

3) COMPETITION DAY. If you want to refine your search even more, select the competition day you wish to retrieve. If you are looking for a specific day, you should select the same number in "From" and "To." Please, note that there are two different kinds of competition days you can select: normal league days (before the creation of ACB League) and Liga Regular (LR) days (introduced under the new ACB formar of Regular Season and Playoffs). Additionally, it is also possible to select the promotion games (PROMOCIÓN) played after the regular league before the creation of ACB, in order to decide the divisional changes between Spanish Primera División (First Division) and Segunda División (Second Division). Another option in this menu is the ACB League's PLAYOFFS, games played after the Regular Season to decide the champion. Please note the following abbreviations in this respect: POT (Playoffs por el Título or Championship Playoffs), POC (Playoffs de Clasificación or Classification Playoffs), POP (Playoffs por la Permanencia or Relegation Playoffs). If you don't want to be too specific about competition days, you can also refer to the field STAGE to select the broad terms LR (Liga Regular), PO (Playoffs) or PR (Promoción).

4) MATCH. There are two search options to retrieve games between teams: a) Data input: The search box will accept almost any combination of plain text, truncated forms, or localized spellings, as long as it uniquelly identifies a specific team; by default, the query under this option is reversible, so the match "Team A" vs. "Team B" will generate games "Team A-Team B" (Team A plays home) and "Team B-Team A" (Team A plays away). If you want to restrict the search to "home" or "away" games only, please mark the checkbox "Fixed order of games." Another advantage of this search method is that it generates the full historical record of a team (including its name changes). b) Select menu: The official name of the teams can be selected in this drop down menu; although it's simple, this option can only generate the fixed order of games specified in the search criteria (that is, "Team A" vs. "Team B," but not the corresponding "Team B" vs. "Team A"), but it shows the name changes of the selected teams.

5) POINT DIFFERENCE. This field lists all the basket average points in the Spanish League. Because the program can't attach individual scores to specific teams, it can't decide who's the winner and who's the loser in a match-up, just the final difference. After the list of games is generated, please note the following additional abbreviations attached to some scores, which don't alter them in any way: v.t. (victoria técnica or forfeit), A.L. (Alirón Local, shows the game of Regular Season in which the local team becomes champion), A.V. (Alirón Visitante, shows the game of Regular Season in which the away team becomes champion).

By combining these basic fields, you can make countless queries according to your specific interest. After you complete your query, the resulting match list is displayed in the following ascendent order: 1) by season; 2) by year; 3) by competition day; 4) by playoff sequence.

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