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Kataja Basket

Founded: 1949 (the basketball section of the club) (The club ”Joensuun Kataja” was founded in 1900)

Contact info

  • Street address: Kataja Basket Club, Kirkkokatu 21, 80100 Joensuu, Finland
  • Phone: +358 13 224 063
  • Email: koripallo ( at ) joensuunkataja.fi
  • Chairman: Mr. Paavo Vatanen
  • General manager: Mr. Riku Tapio, email riku.tapio ( at ) katajabasket.fi

Men´s basketball

  • Team manager: Mr. Jukka Törmälä, phone +358 50 366 1680, email jukka.tormala ( at ) katajabasket.fi
  • Rosters
  • Ticket information
  • Achievements
    • 22 seasons in the Finnish top league (”Korisliiga”) (1969-70, 76-80, 82-83, 01-17)
      • Champion (1): 2015
      • Finalist (6):  2003, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014
      • Semi-finalist (4): 2002, 2005, 2007, 2013 (finished 3rd every time: 4 x bronze medal)
      • Regular season champion (7): 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016
      • 16 times in the playoffs (1978, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
    • Finnish Cup
      • Champion (3): 2003, 2011, 2012
      • Finalist (1): 2006
      • Bronze medal (1): 1976
    • International competitions
      • FIBA Champions League
        • 2017
          • Qualified for regular season (40 teams) by winning Södertälje Kings (SWE) (97-58 at home, lost 59-66 away) in the qualification phase
          • Finished the regular season 7th (6-8) in the group B and qualified for FIBA Europe Cup (Round of 16)
      • FIBA Europe Cup
        • 2017
          • Qualified for Round of 16 after finishing the FIBA Champions League regular season 7th in the group B
          • Finished the season in the top 16 after losing to Telekom Baskets Bonn in the Round of 16 Play-offs (72-91 away and 84-88 at home)
        • 2016
          • Qualified for Last 32 by finishing the regular season 2nd (4-2) in the group N
          • Finished the season in the top 32: 4th place (1-5) in the group O
      • FIBA EuroChallenge
        • 2015
          • Finished the regular season 4th (0-6) in the group E
        • 2014
          • Finished the regular season 3rd (2-4) in the group G
        • 2013
          • Qualified for regular season (32 teams) by winning Aliaga Petkim (TUR) (82-70 at home and 77-64 away) in the qualification phase
          • Qualified for Last 16 by finishing the regular season 2nd (3-3) in the group B
          • Qualified for the Quarter-Final Play-offs against BCM Gravelines Dunkerque (FRA) by finishing 2nd (3-3) in the Group I within Last 16
          • Finished the season in the top 8 after losing to BCM Gravelines Dunkerque in the Quarter-Final Play-offs (57-86 away and 98-102 (2OT) at home)
    • Division I (FIN-II)
      • Champion (2): 1976, 2001

Women´s basketball

  • Achievements
    • 11 seasons in the Finnish Division I (FIN-II) (1990-93, 2004-08, 2013-17)
  • Online information: www.katajabasket.fi/naiset

Other information

  • Basket.fi – The official online service of the Finnish Basketball Association – Live scores, results, statistics etc.
  • Eurobasket.com – Unofficial information on Finnish basketball in general and Kataja Basket Club in English
  • Youth basketball @ Kataja Basket: www.katajabasket.fi/juniorit