Pallacanestro Cantù

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Pallacanestro Cantù
Pallacanestro Cantù logo
Leagues Italian League
Eurocup
Founded 1936
History Associazione Pallacanestro Cantù
1936–Present
Arena Palasport Pianella
(capacity: 3,910)
PalaDesio
(capacity: 6,700–8,000)
Location Cantù, Italy
Team colors White and Blue
         
President Anna Cremascoli
Championships 2 European Championships
2 Intercontinental Cups
4 Saporta Cups
4 Korać Cups
3 Italian Championships
2 Italian Supercups
Website pallacanestrocantu.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away

Pallacanestro Cantù, known for sponsorship reasons as Lenovo Cantù domestically and Mapooro Cantù in European competitions, is an Italian League professional basketball club that is based in Cantù. For past club sponsorship names, see the list below. Among European basketball teams, Cantù has won more international trophies than any other team (on par with Real Madrid).

History[edit]

The club won two Euroleague championships in a row, in 1982 and 1983.

Arenas[edit]

Cantù plays at Palasport Pianella, an arena with a capacity of 3,910. They also play at PalaDesio, an arena with a capacity of 6,700-8,000, in order to meet Euroleague arena standards.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Pallacanestro Cantù roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 1 United States Johnson-Odom, Darius 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 25 – (1989-09-28)September 28, 1989
SG 4 Dominican Republic Feldeine, James 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 26 – (1988-06-26)June 26, 1988
SF 5 Italy Abass, Awudu 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 21 – (1993-01-27)January 27, 1993
PG 8 Italy Bloise, Giacomo 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 24 – (1990-02-21)February 21, 1990
PG 9 Italy Laganà, Marco 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 21 – (1993-01-05)January 5, 1993
C 16 Senegal Mbodj, Cheikh 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 27 – (1987-08-01)August 1, 1987
SF 18 United States Jones, DeQuan 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 24 – (1990-06-20)June 20, 1990
PF 19 Italy Maspero, Giacomo 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 21 – (1992-12-31)December 31, 1992
SF 22 Hungary Hollis, Damian 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 26 – (1988-08-19)August 19, 1988
PF 25 Croatia Buva, Ivan 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 23 – (1991-05-06)May 6, 1991
PG 30 Italy Gentile, Stefano 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 25 – (1989-09-20)September 20, 1989
PF 31 United States Williams, Eric 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 127 kg (280 lb) 30 – (1984-05-26)May 26, 1984
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: April 27, 2013

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve
C Cheikh Mbodj Ivan Buva Eric Williams
PF Giacomo Maspero Damian Hollis
SF DeQuan Jones Awudu Abass
SG James Feldeine Marco Laganà [[]]
PG Darius Johnson-Odom Giacomo Bloise Stefano Gentile

Titles[edit]

Total titles: 17

Domestic competitions[edit]

Scudetto.svg Italian League

  • Winners (3): 1967-68, 1974-75, 1980-81

Supercoppa di pallacanestro.svg Italian Supercup

  • Winners (2): 2003, 2012

European competitions[edit]

Coppa del Campionato di Pallacanestro.png Euroleague

Shield of the European Union.svg FIBA Saporta Cup

EUFOR Roundel.svg FIBA Korać Cup

Worldwide competitions[edit]

Gold medal world centered.svg FIBA Intercontinental Cup

Results[edit]

Season by season results of the club in national, cup and international competitions. Number before European competitions declare the level of the competitions.

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Italian Cup European competitions
2009–10 1 Lega Basket Serie A 4 Quarterfinalist
2010–11 1 Lega Basket Serie A 2 Finalist Finalist 2 Eurocup – Regular season
2011–12 1 Lega Basket Serie A 3 Quarterfinalist Finalist 1 Euroleague – Top 16
2012–13 1 Lega Basket Serie A 7 Semifinalist 1 Euroleague – Regular season
2013–14 1 Lega Basket Serie A Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup – Last 32

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1968-69 Quarter-final group stage 3rd place in a group with Spartak Brno, Standard Liège and Maccabi Tel Aviv
1975-76 Semi-finals eliminated by Mobilgirgi Varèse, 85-95 (L) in Varese, 70-78 (L) in Cantù
1981-82 European Champions defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv, 86-80 in the final of European Champions Cup in Cologne
1982-83 European Champions defeated Billy Milano, 69-68 in the final of European Champions Cup in Grenoble
1983-84 Semi-final group stage 3rd place in a group with FC Barcelona, Banco di Roma Virtus, Bosna, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Limoges CSP
Saporta Cup
1976–77 Cup Winner's Cup Winners defeated Radnički Belgrade, 87-86 in the final of European Cup Winner's Cup in Palma de Mallorca
1977–78 Cup Winner's Cup Winners defeated Synudine Bologna, 84-82 in the final of European Cup Winner's Cup in Milan
1978–79 Cup Winner's Cup Winners defeated EBBC Den Bosch, 83-73 in the final of European Cup Winner's Cup in Porec
1979-80 Final lost to Emerson Varèse, 88-90 in the final (Milan)
1980–81 Cup Winner's Cup Winners defeated FC Barcelona, 86-82 in the final of European Cup Winner's Cup in Rome
Korać Cup
1972–73 Korać Cup Winners defeated Maes Pils Mechelen, 106-85 (W) in Cantù, 85-94 (L) in Mechelen in the double finals of Korać Cup
1973–74 Korać Cup Winners defeated Partizan, 99-86 (W) in Cantù, 75-68 (W) in Belgrade in the double finals of Korać Cup
1974–75 Korać Cup Winners defeated FC Barcelona, 71-69 (W) in Barcelona, 110-85 (W) in Cucciago in the double finals of Korać Cup
1984–85 Quarter-final group stage 2nd place in a group with Crvena Zvezda, Libor 43 and Hapoel Haifa
1986–87 Quarter-final group stage 2nd place in a group with Limoges CSP, Spartak Leningrad and Šibenka
1987–88 Quarter-final group stage 2nd place in a group with Hapoel Tel Aviv, Jugoplastika Split and CAI Zaragoza
1988-89 Final lost to Partizan, 89-76 (W) in Cucciago, 82-101 (L) in Belgrade
1990–91 Korać Cup Winners defeated Real Madrid, 73-71 (W) in Madrid, 95-93 (W) in Cucciago
1991–92 Semi-finals eliminated by Scavolini Pesaro, 76-74 (W) in Cucciago, 86-89 (L) in Pesaro
1992–93 Semi-finals eliminated by Philips Milano, 74-72 (W) in Cucciago, 72-85 (L) in Milan
Intercontinental Cup
1975 Intercontinental Cup Champions Intercontinental Cup Champions with a 4-1 record in a league tournament in Cantù
1982 Intercontinental Cup Champions Intercontinental Cup Champions with a 5-0 record in a league tournament in Den Bosch
1983 Runner-up Runner-up with a 3-2 record in a league tournament (Buenos Aires)


Notable players[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Sponsorship names[edit]

In the past, due to sponsorship deals, it has also been known as:[1]

  • Milenka Cantù (1954–55)
  • Oransoda Cantù (1956–58, 1965–69)
  • Fonte Levissima Cantù (1958–65)
  • Forst Cantù (1970–77)
  • Gabetti Cantù (1977–80)
  • Squibb Cantù (1980–82)
  • Ford Cantù (1982–83)
  • Jollycolombani Cantù (1983–85)
  • Arexons Cantù (1985–87)
  • Vismara Cantù (1987–90)
  • Shampoo Clear Cantù (1990–94)
  • Polti Cantù (1994–99)
  • Canturina Cantù (1999–2000)
  • Poliform Cantù (2000–01)
  • Oregon Scientific Cantù (2001–04)
  • Vertical Vision Cantù (2004–06)
  • Tisettanta Cantù (2006–08)
  • NGC Cantù (2008–09)
  • NGC Medical Cantù (2009–10)
  • Bennet Cantù (2010–12)
  • chebolletta Cantù (2012)
  • Mapooro Cantù (2012, Euroleague Basketball competitions)
  • Lenovo Cantù (2013)
  • FoxTown Cantù (2013-present, Euroleague Basketball competitions)
  • Acqua Vitasnella Cantù (2013-present)

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