Limoges CSP

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Limoges CSP
Limoges CSP logo
Leagues LNB Pro A
Founded 1929
Arena Beaublanc
Arena Capacity 5,516
Location Limoges, France
Team colors Green, White
President Frédéric Forte
Head coach Jean-Marc Dupraz
Championships 1 Euroleague
11 LNB Pro A
2 LNB Pro B
6 French Cup
2 Tournoi des As
1 Match des Champions
1 Saporta Cup
3 Korać Cup
Retired numbers 1 (7)
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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. They currently participate in the LNB Pro A.


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 with a mandate from the French Basketball 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 spend 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] 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.


Retired numbers[edit]

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

Current roster[edit]

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

Limoges CSP roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 3 Ukraine Jeter, Pooh 70001800000000000001.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 31 – (1983-12-02)2 December 1983
SG 5 United States Smith, Jamar 70001910000000000001.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 28 – (1987-04-07)7 April 1987
PG 9 France Westermann, Leo 70001980000000000001.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 22 – (1992-07-24)24 July 1992
PF 12 France Camara, Ousmane 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 26 – (1989-05-12)12 May 1989
C 13 Brazil Batista, J.P. 70002060000000000002.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 33 – (1981-10-29)29 October 1981
SF 15 France Gelabale, Mickaël 70002009999999999992.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 32 – (1983-05-22)22 May 1983
SG 17 Ivory Coast Amagou, Pape-Philippe 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 30 – (1985-02-27)27 February 1985
PF 18 France Moerman, Adrien 70002000000000000002.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 26 – (1988-08-07)7 August 1988
SF 31 United States Southerland, James 70002029999999999992.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 25 – (1990-04-28)28 April 1990
SF 41 France Boungou Colo, Nobel 70002020000000000002.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 27 – (1988-04-26)26 April 1988
PF 44 United States Plaisted, Trent 70002110000000000002.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 28 – (1986-10-01)1 October 1986
C 55 Burkina Faso Zerbo, Fréjus 70002080000000000002.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 26 – (1989-04-02)2 April 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: August 5, 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C J.P. Batista Fréjus Zerbo
PF Adrien Moerman Trent Plaisted Ousmane Camara
SF James Southerland Lamine Kanté Mickaël Gelabale Nobel Boungou Colo
SG Ramel Curry Jamar Smith
PG Leo Westermann Pape-Philippe Amagou Steed Tchicamboud


Total titles: 27

European Competitions[edit]

Unofficial Competitions[edit]

Domestic Competitions[edit]

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Successive shirts[edit]

Supporters & 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 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 Quarterfinalist 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 Quarterfinalist Round of 32
2007–08 2 LNB Pro B 4 Quarterfinalist Round of 32
2008–09 2 LNB Pro B 5 Finalist Quarterfinalist
2009–10 2 LNB Pro B 2 PromotedRunner-up Semifinalist
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 Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 LNB Pro A 2 Champion Round of 32 Quarterfinalist

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 European 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 Cup Winner's Cup Winners 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 Korać Cup Winners defeated Šibenka, 90–84 in the final of Korać Cup in Padua
1982–83 Korać Cup Winners 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 Korać Cup Winners defeated Unicaja Málaga, 80-58 (W) in Limoges and 51-60 (L) in Málaga in the double finals of Korać Cup

Notable players[edit]

Dacoury's retired number 7

Notable coaches[edit]


  1. ^ "Basket : Limoges, retour d'un historique". 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 

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