Limoges CSP

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Limoges CSP
Limoges CSP logo
Leagues LNB Pro A
Founded 1929
History Limoges CSP
(1929–present)
Arena Beaublanc
Arena Capacity 5,516
Location Limoges, France
Team colors Green, White, Gold
President Frédéric Forte
Head coach Duško Vujošević
Championships 1 Euroleague
1 Saporta Cup
3 Korać Cups
11 French Leagues
2 French Leagues (Pro B)
6 French Cups
2 Tournoi des As
1 Match des Champions
Retired numbers 1 (7)
Website limogescsp.com
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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Euroleague jersey
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Team colours
Euroleague

Limoges Cercle Saint-Pierre, commonly referred to as Limoges CSP, is a French professional basketball club that is based in the city of Limoges.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1929, but its peak was during the 1980s and 1990s, when they became the first French club to win a major European title in a team sport, by winning the Euroleague in 1993.

The Palais des Sports Beaublanc (Bosc White in Occitan) is located in the sports park of the city of Limoges. It was made in 1981 thanks to Mr Xavier Popelier and Mr Albert Chaminade for the roof design. Albert Chaminade working together his project asked the Mayor Louis Longequeue it can confirm to cover the Sports Palace with this wave form that gives it to other rooms and hosts a style from the club Basketball CSP Limoges, but also various sporting events (Davis Cup, Fed Cup tennis, basketball matches and female handball).

In the 1999–2000 season Limoges won its 9th title, but was relegated to the LNB Pro B after winning it because of financial problems. The club didn't get back to its old state for a long time, as it spent the next 3 years in the Pro A but relegated again in 2004. Starting the 2004–05 season Limoges played in the NM1, the French third division. It took the club six seasons to eventually return to the Pro A.

In the 2013–14 season Limoges returned to its old glory, as the team captured its 10th national championship, by beating Strasbourg IG 0–3 in the Finals.[1] Alex Acker was named Finals MVP.

Limoges fans celebrating on the home floor after winning the 2015 LNB Pro A[2]

The club also qualified for the 2014–15 Euroleague by winning the championship, what would be their first appearance in the top league in 17 seasons. In the Euroleague, Limoges lost 8 out of 10 games, but did manage to win from Unics Kazan and Cedevita, before being relegated to the Eurocup. In the Round of 32, Limoges was eliminated after finishing 3rd in Group J. In the Pro A, Limoges had once again a successful season. In the regular season, Limoges was 3rd behind JSF Nanterre and Strasbourg, but in the Playoffs they made up for that. In the Finals, Limoges beat Strasbourg 1–3, to win back-to-back French titles.[2] Ousmane Camara was named Finals MVP.[3]

Roster[edit]

Retired numbers[edit]

Limoges CSP retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
7 France Richard Dacoury SG 1978–1996

Current roster[edit]

Limoges CSP roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 1 United States Fair, C. J. 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 25 – (1991-09-13)13 September 1991
PG 3 United States Wood, DaShaun 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 30 – (1985-09-29)29 September 1985
F 5 France Wojciechowski, Mathieu 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 23 – (1992-10-20)20 October 1992
PG 6 France Fauche, Vincent 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 19 – (1996-11-05)5 November 1996
SG 10 Slovenia Prepelič, Klemen 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 23 – (1992-10-20)20 October 1992
PG 11 United States Nixon, Zamal 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 27 – (1989-01-07)7 January 1989
F/C 12 France Camara, Ousmane 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 27 – (1989-05-12)12 May 1989
PF 24 Antigua and Barbuda Scott, Ernest 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 34 – (1982-08-28)28 August 1982
SF 44 United States Buford, William 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 26 – (1990-01-10)10 January 1990
F/C 49 France Duport, Romain 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 29 – (1986-12-10)10 December 1986
C 55 Burkina Faso Zerbo, Fréjus 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 122 kg (269 lb) 27 – (1989-04-02)2 April 1989
PG United States Hammonds, Clifford 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 30 – (1985-12-18)18 December 1985
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: October 1, 2015

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Ali Traoré Fréjus Zerbo
PF Will Daniels Yakhouba Diawara Ousmane Camara
SF Nobel Boungou Colo Mark Payne Mathieu Wojciechowski
SG Klemen Prepelic Matt Gatens
PG Bo McCalebb Zamal Nixon

Honours[edit]

The city hall of Limoges in the colours of the team

Total titles: 27

European Competitions[edit]

FIBA European League / Euroleague

FIBA Saporta Cup

FIBA Korać Cup

Unofficial competitions[edit]

Small Triple Crown

  • Winners (3): 1982-83, 1987–88, 1999–00

Domestic competitions[edit]

French League

  • Winners (11): 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1999–00, 2013–14, 2014–15

Coupe de France

  • Winners (6): 1981–82, 1982–83, 1984–85, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1999–00

Leaders Cup

  • Winners (2): 1987–88, 1989–90

Match des Champions

French League (Pro B)

  • Winners (2): 2000–01, 2011–12

Successive shirts[edit]

Supporters and Rivalries[edit]

The club has a large fan-base, with a dedicated ultras group called Ultras Green.

Their biggest rival is another legendary French club Pau-Orthez, and they have been trading blows with one another for national supremacy on the hardwood, both figuratively and literally, since the early 1980s. In the 22 seasons between 1983 and 2004, the two clubs combined for 18 championships, and multiple games between the two teams resulted in fights amongst the players, including one that ended in a brawl between Élan supporters and Limoges players at their old Orthez venue, La Moutète.

Season by season[edit]

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

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason French Cup Leaders Cup European competitions
1997–98 1 LNB Pro A 4 Finalist 1 Euroleague GS
1998–99 1 LNB Pro A 7 Quarter-finalist 2 Saporta Cup R32
1999–00 1 LNB Pro A 2 Champion Champion 3 Korać Cup C
2000–01 2 LNB Pro B 1 Promoted
2001–02 1 LNB Pro A 11
2002–03 1 LNB Pro A 14
2003–04 1 LNB Pro A 18 Relegated
2004–05 3 NM 1 3
2005–06 3 NM 1 2 Promoted
2006–07 2 LNB Pro B 4 Quarter-finalist Round of 32
2007–08 2 LNB Pro B 4 Quarter-finalist Round of 32
2008–09 2 LNB Pro B 5 Finalist Quarter-finalist
2009–10 2 LNB Pro B 2 PromotedRunner-up Semi-finalist
2010–11 1 LNB Pro A 16 Relegated Runner-up
2011–12 2 LNB Pro B 1 PromotedChampion Runner-up
2012–13 1 LNB Pro A 13 Quarter-finalist
2013–14 1 LNB Pro A 2 Champion Round of 32 Quarter-finalist
2014–15 1 LNB Pro A 3 Champion Semi-finalist Euroelague RS

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1983–84 Semi-final group stage 6th place in a group with FC Barcelona, Banco di Roma Virtus, Jollycolombani Cantù, Bosna and Maccabi Elite
1985–86 Semi-final group stage 6th place in a group with Cibona, Žalgiris, Simac Milano, Real Madrid and Maccabi Elite
1988–89 Quarter-finals 5th place in a group with Maccabi Elite, FC Barcelona, Jugoplastika Split, Aris, Scavolini Pesaro, CSKA Moscow and Nashua Den Bosch
1989–90 Final Four 3rd place in Zaragoza, lost to Jugoplastika Split 83–101 in the semi-final, defeated Aris 103–91 in the 3rd place game
1990–91 Quarter-finals 8th place in a group with FC Barcelona, Pop 84 Split, Scavolini Pesaro, Maccabi Elite, Aris, Bayer Leverkusen and Kingston Kings
1992–93 Champions defeated Real Madrid 62–52 in the semi-final, defeated Benetton Treviso 59–55 in the final of the Final Four in Athens
1993–94 Quarter-finals eliminated 2–1 by Panathinaikos, 75–68 (W) in Limoges, 48–59 (L) and 73–87 (L) in Athens
1994–95 Final Four 4th place in Zaragoza, lost to Real Madrid 49–62 in the semi-final, lost to Panathinaikos 77–91 in the 3rd place game
Saporta Cup
1987–88 Champions defeated Ram Joventut 96–89 in the final of European Cup Winner's Cup in Grenoble
1991–92 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with PAOK, Glaxo Verona, Sunair Oostende, Maccabi Rishon LeZion and Alba Berlin
1995–96 Quarter-finals 3rd place in a group with Taugrés, Žalgiris, Partizan, Bnei Herzliya and Sunair Oostende
Korać Cup
1981–82 Champions defeated Šibenka, 90–84 in the final of Korać Cup in Padua
1982–83 Champions defeated Šibenka, 94–86 in the final of Korać Cup in West Berlin
1986–87 Final lost to FC Barcelona, 86–106 (L) in Barcelona and 86–97 (L) in Limoges
1999–00 Champions defeated Unicaja Málaga, 80–58 (W) in Limoges and 51–60 (L) in Málaga in the double finals of Korać Cup
McDonald's Championship
1991 3rd 3rd place in Paris, lost to Los Angeles Lakers 101–132 in the semi-final, defeated Slobodna Dalmacija Split 105–91 in the 3rd place game
1993 4th 4th place in Munich, lost to Buckler Bologna 85–101 in the semi-final, lost to Real Madrid 119–123 in the 3rd place game

The road to the European Cup victories[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Dacoury's retired number 7

Notable coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basket : Limoges, retour d'un historique". Metronews.fr. 6 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  2. ^ a b "Limoges CSP champion de France 2015 : le film de la soirée". www.lepopulaire.fr. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 
  3. ^ "Ousmane Camara (Limoges) élu MVP de la finale de Pro A". Lequipe.fr. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 

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