ASVEL Basket

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ASVEL Basket
ASVEL Basket logo
Leagues Pro A,
FIBA Europe Cup
Founded 1948
History 1948–Present
Arena L'Astroballe
Arena Capacity 5,800
Location Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
Team colors Green, White, Black
              
President Tony Parker
Head coach Pierre Vincent
Championships 17 French Championships
8 French Cups
1 Federation Cup
1 Semaine des As Cup
Retired numbers 4 Gilles & Rudd
Website asvel.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

ASVEL Basket or ASVEL is a French professional basketball team located in the city of Villeurbanne, which is a suburb of Lyon, France. The club, which is the basketball section of the ASVEL multi-sport club, competes in the French Pro A league. The club's home games are played at L'Astroballe. The players wear green and white uniforms.

The club's current president is San Antonio Spurs star and French international Tony Parker.

History[edit]

The parent club was founded in 1948 with the merger of two multi-sport clubs in Lyon and vicinity; ASVEL is an acronym combining the names of the predecessor clubs—Association Sportive Villeurbanne and Éveil Lyonnais. ASVEL has won 17 French Championships, 8 French Cups, one Federation Cup, and one Semaine des As Cup, which makes it the most titled club in France.

Honours[edit]

European competitions[edit]

Euroleague

FIBA Saporta Cup

Domestic competitions[edit]

French League

  • Winners (17): 1948-49, 1949-50, 1951-52, 1954-55, 1955-56, 1956-57, 1963-64, 1965-66, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1974-75, 1976-77, 1980-81, 2001-02, 2008-09

French Cup

  • Winners (8): 1952-3, 1956-57, 1964-65, 1966-67, 1995-96, 1996-97, 2000-01, 2007-08

Leaders Cup

  • Winners (1): 2009-10

French Super Cup

  • Winners (1): 2009

Federation Cup

  • Winners (1): 1983-84

Season by season[edit]

Former logo (used till 2011)

Season by season results of the club in national, cup and European competitions.

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason French Cup Leaders Cup European competitions
2008–09 1 LNB Pro A 1 Champion Semifinalist 1 Eurocup RS
2009–10 1 LNB Pro A 9 Champion 1 Euroleague RS
2010–11 1 LNB Pro A 11 Semifinalist Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2011–12 1 LNB Pro A 12 2 Eurocup L16
2012–13 1 LNB Pro A 3 Semifinalist Semifinalist
2013–14 1 LNB Pro A 7 Quarterfinalist Round of 16 2 Eurocup RS

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1964-65 Quarter-finals eliminated by Real Madrid, 65-83 (L) in Villeurbanne and 65-84 (L) in Madrid
1966-67 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with Simmenthal Milano, AŠK Olimpija and Racing Mechelen
1969-70 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with CSKA Moscow, Ignis Varèse and Crvena Zvezda
1975-76 Semi-finals eliminated by Real Madrid, 77-113 (L) in Madrid and 101-99 (W) in Villeurbanne
1977-78 Semi-final group stage 3rd place in a group with Real Madrid, Mobilgirgi Varèse, Maccabi Elite, Jugoplastika Split and Alvik
1996-97 Final Four 4th place in Rome, lost to FC Barcelona 70–77 in the semi-final, lost to Smelt Olimpija 79-86 in the 3rd place game
1998-99 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by Olympiacos, 57–70 (L) in Piraeus and 77–81 (L) in Villeurbanne
1999-00 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Efes Pilsen, 85–93 (L) in Istanbul, 77–60 (W) in Villeurbanne and 66-68 (L) in Istanbul
2000-01 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–0 by CSKA Moscow, 63–78 (L) in Moscow and 76–82 (L) in Villeurbanne
Saporta Cup
1967–68 Quarter-finals eliminated by Ignis Varèse, 88-73 (W) in Villeurbanne and 51-70 (L) in Varese
1976–77 Quarter-finals 4th place in a group with Forst Cantù, Joventut Schweppes and Steaua București
1978–79 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with Den Bosch, Gabetti Cantù and Śląsk Wrocław
1982-83 Final lost to Scavolini Pesaro 99–111 in the final (Palma de Mallorca)
1984-85 Semi-finals eliminated by Žalgiris, 78-84 (L) in Kaunas and 93-88 (W) in Villeurbanne
1986-87 Semi-finals eliminated by Cibona, 82-98 (L) in Villeurbanne and 93-109 (L) in Zagreb
1997-98 Quarter-finals eliminated by Stefanel Milano, 58-67 (L) in Villeurbanne and 70-62 (W) in Milan
Korać Cup
1973-74 Semi-finals eliminated by Forst Cantù, 68-99 (L) in Cantù and 94-76 (W) in Villeurbanne
1995-96 Semi-finals eliminated by Stefanel Milano, 69-73 (L) in Milan and 72-81 (L) in Villeurbanne
Eurocup
2005-06 Quarter-finals eliminated by Aris TT Bank, 60-67 (L) in Villeurbanne and 67-77 (L) in Thessaloniki

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

ASVEL Basket roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 8 France Jean-Charles, Livio 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 21 – (1993-11-08)8 November 1993
C 13 Australia Andersen, David 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 35 – (1980-06-23)23 June 1980
F 15 France Mendez, Benjamin 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (1994-10-07)7 October 1994
PF 16 France Chassang, Alexandre 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 20 – (1994-11-22)22 November 1994
SG 23 United States Lighty, David 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 27 – (1988-05-27)27 May 1988
C 34 United States Nivins, Ahmad 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 28 – (1987-02-10)10 February 1987
F -- France Kahudi, Charles 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 29 – (1986-07-19)19 July 1986
PG -- France Choquet, Edouard 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 27 – (1988-03-06)6 March 1988
SG -- France Lang, Nicolas 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 25 – (1990-05-01)1 May 1990
PF -- France Gombauld, Stéphane 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 18 – (1997-05-03)3 May 1997
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 20 October 2014

Retired numbers[edit]

ASVEL retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
4
United States Delaney Rudd PG 1993–1999
France Alain Gilles SG 1965–1986

Notable players[edit]

Croatia Nikola Vujčić : 2001-02

References[edit]

  1. ^ Except 1982-83

External links[edit]