|Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt|
Deutsche Bank Skyliners
|Arena||Fraport Arena Frankfurt|
|Team colors||Blue, White, and Orange
|Head coach||Gordon Herbert|
German Cup Champion:
Its most famous player has been Pascal Roller, who was selected as Basketball Bundesliga All-Star seven times and played 122 games for the German national basketball team. Roller played ten seasons for the Skyliners until his retirement in 2011.
In 1999, Dr. Gunnar Wöbke, then manager and former player of TV Tatami Rhöndorf moved his team from Bad Honnef to its current location. The declared goal was to place the team in a big arena in a large city to become a top team in the Basketball Bundesliga and in Europe in the near future. In Bad Honnef, this did not seem possible. After going through several options - including the idea to send the team to Cologne - Sylvia Schenk, the director of Frankfurt's sports department officially announced Frankfurt as the team's new location. Franz-Ludwig Solzbacher, a businessman from Bad Honnef helped organize the Skyliners' first steps but remained patron of the TV Rhöndorf and bought a second division license from EnBW Ludwigsburg to keep Rhöndorf from being relegated.
In its first season as a German elite team it managed to win the German Cup competition. In 2004, they won their first and only Bundesliga title, beating Baskets Bamberg in the finals by 3-2 victories. The following year, the Skyliners had a repeated appearance in the finals, but this time the Baskets Bamberg took the title by 3-2 victories. As in the year before, both teams were almost equally strong.
In 2004 and 2010, the Skyliners finished as runner-up in the German Cup competition, falling against the same opponent with identical victory splits again.
Currently, they compete at the 2014–15 EuroChallenge.
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt roster|
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3|
|C||Johannes Voigtmann||Mike Morrison||Tim Oldenburg|
|PF||Danilo Barthel||Johannes Richter||Jacob Burtschi|
|SF||Justin Cobbs||Aaron Doornekamp||Stefan Ilzhöfer||Kevin Bright|
|SG||Quantez Robertson||Mikko Koivisto||Konstantin Klein|
|PG||Sean Armand||Kyle Vossmann|
Head coach position
Notable former players
- Played at least one season for the club.
- Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
- Played at least one official international match for their national team or one NBA game at any time.
Season by season
|Season||Tier||League||Pos.||Postseason||German Cup||European competitions|
|1999–00||1||Bundesliga||3||Semifinalist||Champion||Played Saporta Cup|
|2000–01||1||Bundesliga||8||Quarterfinalist||Fourth position||Played Euroleague|
|2001–02||1||Bundesliga||3||Semifinalist||Third position||Played Euroleague|
|2002–03||1||Bundesliga||7||Quarterfinalist||–||Played ULEB Cup|
|2003–04||1||Bundesliga||1||Champion||Runner-up||Played ULEB Cup|
|2004–05||1||Bundesliga||2||Runner-up||Fourth position||Played Euroleague|
|2005–06||1||Bundesliga||14||–||–||Played ULEB Cup|
|2007–08||1||Bundesliga||4||Semifinalist||–||Played ULEB Cup|
|2008–09||1||Bundesliga||7||Quarterfinalist||Third position||Played EuroChallenge|
|2010–11||1||Bundesliga||3||Semifinalist||Fourth position||Played EuroChallenge|
- "Frankfurt Skyliners" (in German). Frankfurter Rundschau. Retrieved December 14, 2014.