Franca Basquetebol Clube

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Franca
Franca logo
Leagues NBB
Founded May 10, 1959; 58 years ago (May 10, 1959)
Arena Ginásio Pedrocão
(capacity: 6,000)
Location Franca, São Paulo state, Brazil
Team colors                (White, Blue and Red)
President Alexandre Rezende
Head coach Brazil Helinho
Championships 11 Brazilian Championship
4 Pan American Club Championship
6 South American Club Championship
Website francabasquete.com.br
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
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Franca Basquetebol Clube is a Brazilian men's basketball club based in Franca, São Paulo state. It was founded on May 10, 1959. They won the Campeonato Sudamericano six times.

History[edit]

The club was twice Intercontinental Cup runners-up: in 1975 (as Esporte Clube Amazonas Franca) and in 1980 (as Associação Atlética Francana).[1]

Former players[edit]

Several notable players defended the club such as Hélio Rubens (former player and head coach), Anderson Varejão, Toto, Fernando Minucci, Marco Aurélio Pegolo dos Santos (Chuí), Tato Lopez, Guerrinha, Murilo Becker, among others.

Achievements[edit]

Basketball[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Franca roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 1 Brazil Pedro 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 22 – (1995-01-02)2 January 1995
F 3 Brazil Schneider, Guilherme 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 30 – (1986-10-17)17 October 1986
G 4 Brazil Alexey 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 21 – (1995-10-08)8 October 1995
G 5 Brazil Thiaguinho 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 25 – (1991-10-12)12 October 1991
G 6 Brazil Matheus 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 37 – (1980-04-01)1 April 1980
F 7 Brazil Isaac 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 26 – (1990-07-02)2 July 1990
G 8 Brazil Cassiano 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 20 – (1997-01-10)10 January 1997
G 10 Brazil Coelho, Henrique 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 24 – (1993-02-17)17 February 1993
F 11 Brazil Antonio 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 22 – (1994-05-25)25 May 1994
F 13 Brazil Rafael 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 19 – (1997-09-11)11 September 1997
F/C 15 Brazil Cipolini, Lucas 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 30 – (1986-06-14)14 June 1986
C 16 Brazil João Pedro 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 22 – (1995-05-20)20 May 1995
F/C 17 Brazil Sommer, Dú 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 23 – (1994-02-19)19 February 1994
F Brazil Irigoyen, Bruno 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 25 – (1992-04-16)16 April 1992
G/F Brazil Pedro 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 29 – (1987-07-08)8 July 1987
F/C Brazil Cesar 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 35 – (1981-07-08)8 July 1981
F Brazil Igor 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 20 – (1997-04-15)15 April 1997
F Brazil Cauê 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 25 – (1991-12-13)13 December 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Brazil Paulão Berger
  • Brazil Daniel Wattfy

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 2016-08-22

Head coaches[edit]

Official names[edit]

The club adopted several different names during its history:[2]

  • Clube dos Bagres (1959–1971)
  • Emmanuel Franca Esporte Clube (1972–1974)
  • Esporte Clube Amazonas Franca (1975–1977)
  • Associação Atlética Francana (1977–1984)
  • Associação Francana de Basquetebol (1984–1988)
  • Ravelli Franca Basquetebol (1988–1991)
  • Franca Basquetebol Clube (1992–)

After the foundation of Franca Basquetebol Clube, in 1992, the club changed its common name according to its sponsor:

  • All Star/Franca (1992)
  • Satierf/Sabesp/Franca (1993)
  • Cosesp/Franca (1994)
  • Cougar/Franca (1996)
  • Marathon/Franca (1997–2000)
  • Unimed/Franca (2000–2001)
  • Franca Basquetebol Clube (2001–2004, 2015-)*
  • Franca/Petrocrystal/Ferracini (2004–2005)
  • Franca/Mariner/Unimed (2005–2006)
  • Unimed/Franca (2006–2008)
  • Vivo/Franca (2008–2015)

* Without an official sponsor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Agonia de campeão: Franca pode ficar fora dos playoffs e Paulista" (in Portuguese). Gazeta Esportiva.Net. Archived from the original on December 16, 2006. Retrieved November 27, 2008. 
  2. ^ "A história do basquetebol masculino francano" (in Portuguese). EFDeportes.com. Retrieved November 27, 2008. 

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