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Limoges CSP
Limoges CSP logo
Leagues Pro A
Founded 1929; 88 years ago (1929)
History Limoges CSP
Arena Beaublanc
Arena Capacity 5,516
Location Limoges, France
Team colors Green, White, Gold
President Frédéric Forte
Head coach Kyle Milling
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 2 (7, 8)
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Limoges Cercle Saint-Pierre, commonly referred to as Limoges CSP, is a French professional basketball club that is based in the city of Limoges.


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.

In February 1948, at the initiative of Albert Chaminade (1912-2009), resistant during World War marked by the war he had a cousin who was killed in the Oradour-sur-Glane, dean of the Medal of Youth, Sports and associative commitment of the Haute-Vienne, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour which was abdicated to it by the President of the Republic Jacques Chirac in 1999, former national and international referee, Politician, Basketball player whose originating CSP the region, a meeting was organized by basketball player and politician is promoting a little basketball: she opposed a selection of Limousin to Hungarian training, which history has not given me the name, but this to me nevertheless given the anecdotal score of the game (47-28 for selection Limousine).

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]

The revival of "Classico" In 2000 the CSP Limoges Pau-Orthez surprises during the return phase in its sports hall with a layup at the buzzer Marcus Brown made the score 61-63. At the same time, the club was on the verge of extinction but managed to survive thanks to the help in extremis its partners. He finds the Pau semifinal. The inhabitants of Limoges are not neighborhoods against Pau, half is shipped in three sets. The adventure ends with a title of champion of France against ASVEL Basket. The "classico" loses the intensity on the same ground in 2004 when Kenny Satterfield offers the seventh win of the season at the Circolo San Pietro against Pau-Orthez (73-70). It will truly expect the 2009-2010 season (Pro B) to see again a showdown between Limoges and Pau. During this season, the two teams each win a home and eventually shock the first two places. Finally in the final in Bercy, Pau that takes over his rival (78-62). Both teams return to Pro for the 2010-2011 season and even neutralizing one home. Limoges descends in Pro B at the end of the season. Balance sheet In total, the two teams have met 97 times in official competition since 1979. They present an almost identical record with 49 wins for the CSP Limoges, 47 Elk Béarnais and a draw. With eleven league titles in France Pro A for the CSP and nine Pau, the two clubs are very close. Both clubs share 18 titles out of the 22 championships played on 1983-2004234. The main personalities involved rivalry Élan Béarnais / CSP Limoges of the years 1980-1990 are Yann Bonato, Gregor Beugnot, Franck Butter, Albert Chaminade, Don Collins, Richard Dacoury, Valery Demory, Frederick Fauthoux, Georg Fischer, Frédéric Forte, Didier Gadou, Thierry Gadou, Michel Gomez, Paul Henderson, Freddy Hufnagel, Benkali Kaba, Clarence Kea, Alain Larrouquis, Jacques Monclar, Stéphane Ostrowski, Pierre Seillant and Xavier Popelier.

The Limoges-Poitiers derby More recently, and primarily related to geographic proximity of circumstances, another rivalry has developed between Poitiers and Limoges. The two cities are separated by hundreds of kilometers. This derby with poitevine team was born in 2004, the year mark for Limoges, the new start made by the club in its progress towards a return to the elite. Both teams then evolve NM1. They are in direct competition to play the title. Poitiers to Limoges ends, but the two clubs meet next season in Pro B. Then they are also found in competitors Pro A. These meetings are now an important moment for each of two clubs in their respective seasons. Although the charts are not comparable, Poitiers dominates the derby, the CSP counting only four wins in 13 games, including the finals of Pro B in 2009, and none since 2006. The derby, hard fought, is played to sold closed.

The Limoges-Boulazac derby The derby between Limoges and Boulazac prominently in both clubs. This duel is compared initially by the press to the one between Orthez and Limoges covered market in the 1980s, before the Perigord rival acquires modern structures like most teams of elite French basketball . It all started during the 2004-2005 season, NM1. The BBD just promoted since the 2003-2004 season, the first level of French amateur basketball hopes to surprise his elders. Boulazac plays once against the Limoges CSP Elite, in a friendly match at Beaublanc. Limoges won the first duel on the score of 75-60

8 - Ed Murphy. The number 8 of the American winger Ed Murphy, was withdrawn September 26, 2016 at Beaublanc at the opening of the season Pro A. exceptional shooter 1980s, Ed Murphy won many titles with the CSP including three championships in France and two Korac Cups with impressive statistics between 1981 and 1985, a specialist against one, it displays impressive statistics (around 60% of success) and is the author of numerous records. Ed Murphy is the best scorer of the championship of France four times and was named MVP three times outside the championship of France. It is the first big American star to have played for Limoges and has contributed to writing the first glorious pages in the club's history.

Le 22 January 2017 The Limoges CSP has always known how to celebrate its rich history and its heroes. In the presence of Mayor Emile Roger Lombertie, he comes this evening to inaugurate this graffiti on the facade of the Beaublanc Sports Palace representing his most emblematic player, Richard Dacoury, who wore his jersey for 18 seasons from 1978 to 1996 and Which was part of the winning teams of the Korac Cup (1982 and 1983), the Cup of Cups (1988) and European champion (1993).


Retired numbers[edit]

Limoges CSP retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
7 France Richard Dacoury SG 1978–1996
8 United States Ed Murphy SG 1981–1985

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) 31 – (1985-09-29)29 September 1985
F 5 France Wojciechowski, Mathieu 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 24 – (1992-10-20)20 October 1992
PG 6 France Fauche, Vincent 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 20 – (1996-11-05)5 November 1996
SG 10 Slovenia Prepelič, Klemen 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 – (1992-10-20)20 October 1992
PG 11 United States Nixon, Zamal 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 28 – (1989-01-07)7 January 1989
F/C 12 France Camara, Ousmane 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 28 – (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) 27 – (1990-01-10)10 January 1990
F/C 49 France Duport, Romain 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 30 – (1986-12-10)10 December 1986
C 55 Burkina Faso Zerbo, Fréjus 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 122 kg (269 lb) 28 – (1989-04-02)2 April 1989
PF Slovenia Lorbek, Erazem 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 33 – (1984-02-21)21 February 1984
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: October 1, 2015

Depth chart[edit]

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


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. French Cup Leaders Cup European competitions
1997–98 1 Pro A 2nd 1 Euroleague GS
1998–99 1 Pro A 7th 2 Saporta Cup R32
1999–00 1 Pro A 1st Champion 3 Korać Cup C
2000–01 2 Pro B 1st
2001–02 1 Pro A 11th
2002–03 1 Pro A 14th
2003–04 1 Pro A 18th
2004–05 3 NM 1 3rd
2005–06 3 NM 1 2nd
2006–07 2 Pro B 7th Round of 32
2007–08 2 Pro B 5th Round of 32
2008–09 2 Pro B 3rd Quarterfinalist
2009–10 2 Pro B 2nd Semifinalist
2010–11 1 Pro A 16th Runner-up
2011–12 2 Pro B 1st Runner-up
2012–13 1 Pro A 13th Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 Pro A 1st Round of 32 Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 Pro A 1st Semifinalist Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2015–16 1 Pro A 10th Quarterfinalist
2016–17 1 Pro A 10th Round of 16

International record[edit]

Season Achievement Notes
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

In European and worldwide competitions[edit]

The road to the European Cup victories[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Dacoury's retired number 7

Notable coaches[edit]


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

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