Élan Chalon

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Élan Chalon
Élan Chalon logo
Leagues Pro A
Basketball Champions League
Founded 1955; 62 years ago (1955)
History Élan Chalon
(1955–present)
Arena Le Colisée
Arena Capacity 4,948
Location Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Team colors White, Red, Silver
              
President Dominique Juillot
Head coach Jean-Denys Choulet
Championships 2 French Championship
2 French Cups
1 Semaine des As Cup
Website elanchalon.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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Away
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Alternate jersey
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Alternate

Élan Chalon (Élan Sportif Chalonnais) is a French professional basketball club that is based in Chalon-sur-Saône, France. The team's main colors are red and white, and their mascot is a moose. They play their national domestic league games in the LNB Pro A league and internationally in the Basketball Champions League. The team's home arena is called, Le Colisée, which seats 5,000 spectators.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1955, after the merger of Association Sportive Chalonnaise and Élan de Saint-Jean des Vignes. The club then merged with the football club Bourgneuf Val d'Or Mercurey of Bourgneuf Mercurey in 1970. The club reached full professional status in 1994.

In the 2011–12 season, Chalon won the LNB Pro A title which meant they had won their first ever French championship.[1] Élan Chalon won the Final of the league 95–76 over Le Mans Sarthe Basket. Billy Ouattara and Clint Capela, respectively 24 points and 22 points, led the team to the win in the Final.

In the 2012–13 season, Élan played its first Euroleague season in history: the club was eliminated after the regular seasons in which the club recorded 3 wins and 7 loses.[2]

In the 2016, Chalon reached the Final Four of the FIBA Europe Cup.[3] The club hosted the Final Four at Le Colisée and ended on the third place after beating Russian side Enisey in the third-place game.

The following 2016–17 season was another succesfull one for the club. Élan reached one further stage of the FIBA Europe Cup Final this time, by reaching the Final. In the double-legged Final, Chalon lost to other French side Nanterre 92. In the Pro, A the club captured its second national title after defeating SIG Strasbourg 3–2 in the Finals.[4]

Logos[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Élan Chalon roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Age
SF 83 France Bouteille, Axel 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 22 – (1995-04-14)14 April 1995
SF 23 United States Clark, Cameron 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 25 – (1991-09-16)16 September 1991
PF 22 Senegal Fall, Ibrahima Faye 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 20 – (1997-01-10)10 January 1997
C 10 France Fall, Moustapha 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 25 – (1992-02-23)23 February 1992
SG 3 United States Harris, Lance 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 32 – (1984-11-14)14 November 1984
C 44 United States Marshall, Zeke 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 26 – (1990-12-13)13 December 1990
PF 5 Latvia Mejeris, Mareks 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 25 – (1991-09-02)2 September 1991
G/F 28 France Ndoye, Assane 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 21 – (1996-08-16)16 August 1996
SG 9 Cameroon Nzeulie, Jérémy 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 26 – (1991-02-15)15 February 1991
SG 7 Cameroon Pitard, Gedeon 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 28 – (1989-02-07)7 February 1989
PG 21 United States Roberson, John 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 28 – (1988-10-28)28 October 1988
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 6 April 2017

Notable players[edit]

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

Honors[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Pro A

French Cup

  • Champions (2): 2011, 2012

Semaine des As Cup / Leaders Cup

  • Champions (1): 2012
  • Runner-up (2): 2011, 2016

European competitions[edit]

FIBA Saporta Cup

FIBA Europe Cup

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. French Cup Leaders Cup European competitions
2006–07 1 Pro A 3rd Quarterfinalist
2007–08 1 Pro A 9th Round of 16 2 ULEB Cup R32
2008–09 1 Pro A 7th Round of 16
2009–10 1 Pro A 12th Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge L16
2010–11 1 Pro A 5th Champion Runner-up
2011–12 1 Pro A 1st Champion Champion 3 EuroChallenge RU
2012–13 1 Pro A 4th Round of 32 Quarterfinalist 1 Euroleague RS
2013–14 1 Pro A 8th Round of 32 2 Eurocup RS
2014–15 1 Pro A 8th
2015–16 1 Pro A 5th Runner-up 3 FIBA Europe Cup
3rd
2016–17 1 Pro A 1st Semifinalist Quarterfinalist 4 FIBA Europe Cup RU

Notable coaches[edit]

References[edit]

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