ASVEL Basket

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ASVEL Basket
ASVEL Basket logo
Leagues Pro A
Eurocup
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
PG 5 Georgia (country) Green, Taurean 70001830000000000001.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 700180000000000000080 kg (176 lb) 28 – (1986-11-28)28 November 1986
PG 6 France Rozenfeld, Arthur 70001780000000000001.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 20 – (1995-02-08)8 February 1995
PF 8 France Jean-Charles, Livio 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 21 – (1993-11-08)8 November 1993
C 13 Australia Andersen, David 70002110000000000002.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 7002111000000000000111 kg (245 lb) 35 – (1980-06-23)23 June 1980
F 15 France Mendez, Benjamin 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 20 – (1994-10-07)7 October 1994
PF 16 France Chassang, Alexandre 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 20 – (1994-11-22)22 November 1994
SG 20 France Sangaré, Yohann 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 700182000000000000082 kg (181 lb) 32 – (1983-04-05)5 April 1983
SG 23 United States Lighty, David 70001950000000000001.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 700198000000000000098 kg (216 lb) 27 – (1988-05-27)27 May 1988
SF 33 United States Bader, Travis 70001960000000000001.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 700186000000000000086 kg (190 lb) 23 – (1991-07-02)2 July 1991
C 34 United States Nivins, Ahmad 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002110000000000000110 kg (243 lb) 28 – (1987-02-10)10 February 1987
SF 35 Mali Sy, Amara 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 7002100000000000000100 kg (220 lb) 33 – (1981-08-29)29 August 1981
PF 50 France Joseph, Georgi 70001970000000000001.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 32 – (1982-11-23)23 November 1982
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 20 October 2014

Notable players[edit]

France Alain Gilles : 1965-85
France Éric Beugnot : 1986-89
France Jim Bilba : 1996-01
France Yann Bonato : 2000-03
France André Buffière : 1948-58
France Alain Digbeu : 1991-99
France Alain Durand : 1963-72
France Henri Grange : 1954-69
France Jacques Monclar : 1978-86[1]
France Tony Parker : 2011 (during the 2011 NBA lockout)
France Laurent Pluvy : 1992-01
France Philip Szanyiel : 1979-86
France Alain Vincent : 1976-83
Croatia Nikola Vujčić : 2001-02
Estonia Kristjan Kangur 2009-10
Hungary Robert Gulyas : 2002-04
Italy Nikola Radulović : 2001-02
Turkey Hüseyin Beşok : 2004-05
United States Norris Bell : 1984-88
United States Brian Howard : 1995-97
United States Bob Purckiser : 1971-79
United States Willie Redden : 1983-92
United States Leslie Reynolds : 1983-92
United States Delaney Rudd : 1993-99
United States Ronnie Smith : 1995-97
Lithuania Mindaugas Lukauskis : 2009-10

Retired numbers[edit]

 Alain Gilles and Delaney Rudd
4

References[edit]

  1. ^ Except 1982-83

External links[edit]