Élan Chalon

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Élan Chalon
Élan Chalon logo
LeaguesPro A
Founded1955; 63 years ago (1955)
ArenaLe Colisée
LocationChalon-sur-Saône, France
Team colorsRed, White, Silver
PresidentDominique Juillot
Head coachJean-Denys Choulet
2017–18 positionPro A, 12th
Championships2 French Championship
2 French Cups
1 Semaine des As Cup

Élan Sportif Chalonnais, commonly known as Élan Chalon, is a French professional basketball club that is based in Chalon-sur-Saône, France. The team's main colors are red and white, and their mascot is a moose. They play their national domestic league games in the LNB Pro A league and internationally in the Basketball Champions League. The team's home arena is called Le Colisée, which seats 5,000 spectators.

Founded in 1955, the club has traditionally be playing in the Pro A. In 2012, the club captured its first domestic championship by winning the Pro A Final over Le Mans. In 2017, Élan won its second domestic title. The club has also been a regular in European competitions, as the team has been runners-up in three different FIBA competitions.


Chalon playing Limoges in March 1996

The club was founded in 1955, after the merger of Association Sportive Chalonnaise and Élan de Saint-Jean des Vignes. The club then merged with the football club Bourgneuf Val d'Or Mercurey of Bourgneuf Mercurey in 1970. The club reached full professional status in 1994.

In the 2011–12 season, Chalon won the LNB Pro A title which meant they had won their first ever French championship.[1] Élan Chalon won the Final of the league 95–76 over Le Mans Sarthe Basket. Billy Ouattara and Clint Capela, respectively 24 points and 22 points, led the team to the win in the Final.

In the 2012–13 season, Élan played its first Euroleague season in history: the club was eliminated after the regular seasons in which the club recorded 3 wins and 7 loses.[2]

In the 2016, Chalon reached the Final Four of the FIBA Europe Cup.[3] The club hosted the Final Four at Le Colisée and ended on the third place after beating Russian side Enisey in the third-place game.

The following 2016–17 season was another successful one for the club. Élan reached one further stage of the FIBA Europe Cup Final this time, by reaching the Final. In the double-legged Final, Chalon lost to other French side Nanterre 92. In the Pro, A the club captured its second national title after defeating SIG Strasbourg 3–2 in the Finals.[4]



Current roster[edit]

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

Élan Chalon roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SF 1 United States Riley, Mykal 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 33 – (1985-07-14)14 July 1985
PF 3 Colombia Palacios, Juan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 33 – (1985-05-11)11 May 1985
C 6 France Ca, Étienne 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 21 – (1997-03-06)6 March 1997
SG 7 France Pinault, Bastien 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 25 – (1993-10-18)18 October 1993
SF 8 France Ndoye, Assane 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 22 – (1996-08-16)16 August 1996
C 14 France Camara, Ousmane 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 29 – (1989-05-12)12 May 1989
F 30 France Gelabale, Mickaël 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 35 – (1983-05-22)22 May 1983
PG United States Robinson, Justin 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 23 – (1995-04-12)12 April 1995
G United States Sanford, Vincent 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 28 – (1990-12-05)5 December 1990
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 6 April 2017

Notable players[edit]

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


Celebration of the club's national championship in 2017

Total titles: 5

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (2): 2011–12, 2016–17
Winners (2): 2011, 2012
Winners (1): 2012
Runners-up (2): 2011, 2016
Runners-up (3): 2011, 2012, 2017

European competitions[edit]

Runners-up (1): 2000–01
Runners-up (1): 2011–12
Runners-up (1): 2016–17
3rd place (1): 2015–16

Season by season[edit]

The old club logo
Season Tier League Pos. French Cup Leaders Cup European competitions
2006–07 1 Pro A 3rd Quarterfinalist
2007–08 1 Pro A 9th Round of 16 2 ULEB Cup R32
2008–09 1 Pro A 7th Round of 16
2009–10 1 Pro A 12th Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge L16
2010–11 1 Pro A 5th Champion Runner-up
2011–12 1 Pro A 1st Champion Champion 3 EuroChallenge RU
2012–13 1 Pro A 4th Round of 32 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2013–14 1 Pro A 8th Round of 32 2 Eurocup RS
2014–15 1 Pro A 8th
2015–16 1 Pro A 5th Runner-up 3 FIBA Europe Cup 3rd
2016–17 1 Pro A 1st Semifinalist Quarterfinalist 4 FIBA Europe Cup RU
2017–18 1 Pro A 12th 3 Champions League RS

Head coaches[edit]


  2. ^ "Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone". euroleague.net. Retrieved 25 June 2013.
  3. ^ Chalon Hold Off Khimik To Punch Final Four Ticket
  4. ^ Elan Chalon are French League champions

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