Levallois Metropolitans

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Levallois Metropolitans
Levallois Metropolitans logo
LeaguesPro A
Founded2007; 11 years ago (2007)
HistoryParis-Levallois Basket
Levallois Metropolitans
ArenaPalais des sports Marcel Cerdan
LocationParis, France
Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Team colorsNavy and Gold
PresidentJean-Pierre Aubry
Head coachFred Fauthoux
Championships1 French Cup
1 Match des Champions

Levallois Metropolitans is a French professional basketball club that is based in Levallois-Perret. The club currently plays in the LNB Pro A, the highest-tier level in French basketball.

Founded in 2007, as Paris-Levallois Basket, the club has been based in the Paris metropolitan area. The home arena of the club is Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan, which has a seating capacity of 4,000 people. Levallois has won two titles thus far, as it won the French Cup in 2013, and the Match des Champions (French Supercup) in 2013.



The club was founded in its current form in 2007, with the merger of Paris Basket Racing, from the city of Paris, and Levallois Sporting Club Basket, from the nearby commune of Levallois-Perret, and started to play with the name of Paris-Levallois Basket. The club retains all of the history and titles of Paris Basket Racing and Levallois Sporting Club Basket.[1]

Despite beginning in the top-tier level of French basketball, the LNB Pro A, Paris-Levallois was relegated to the French second-tier level LNB Pro B, after finishing second from the bottom in the 2007–08 season. The club returned to the Pro A at the first opportunity, by claiming the league promotion from the Pro B in the 2008–09 season. Since then, the club has played in the top tier of French basketball.

On 5 July 2017, the club's board of directors, agreed to change the name of the club to Levallois Metropolitans.[2]


Levallois Metropolitans play their home games at the 4,000 seat[3][4] Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan.


Total titles: 2

Domestic competition[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. French Cup Leaders Cup European competitions
2007–08 1 Pro A 15th Round of 32
2008–09 2 Pro B 1st Round of 16
2009–10 1 Pro A 7th Round of 32
2010–11 1 Pro A 13th Round of 16 3 EuroChallenge QR
2011–12 1 Pro A 6th Round of 32 Quarterfinalist
2012–13 1 Pro A 12th Champion Semifinalist 3 EuroChallenge QF
2013–14 1 Pro A 6th Quarterfinalist Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2014–15 1 Pro A 11th Round of 16
2015–16 1 Pro A 14th Round of 16
2016–17 1 Pro A 3rd Round of 16
2017–18 1 Pro A 10th Semifinalist 2 EuroCup RS


Current roster[edit]

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

Levallois Metropolitans roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 2 United States Johnson, Jaron 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 26 – (1992-05-05)5 May 1992
SF 7 France Roos, Maxime 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 23 – (1995-03-23)23 March 1995
SF 26 France Eliezer-Vanerot, Cyrille 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 22 – (1996-08-01)1 August 1996
PF 77 France Février, Ivan 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 19 – (1999-02-08)8 February 1999
PG France Michineau, David 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1994-06-06)6 June 1994
PG Croatia Ukić, Roko 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 33 – (1984-12-05)5 December 1984
PG France Francisco, Sylvain 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 21 – (1997-10-10)10 October 1997
SG United States Sulaimon, Rasheed 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1994-03-09)9 March 1994
PF United States Wright, Julian 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 31 – (1987-05-20)20 May 1987
C Benin Yarou, Mouphtaou 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 28 – (1990-03-26)26 March 1990
C Nigeria Ibekwe, Ekene 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 33 – (1985-07-19)19 July 1985
Head coach

France Frédéric Fauthoux

Assistant coach(es)

France Sacha Giffa

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 9 August 2017

Notable players[edit]

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

Head coaches[edit]


  1. ^ History of Paris Levallois (in French).
  2. ^ "Le Paris Levallois devient les Levallois Metropolitans" (in French). Paris-Levallois Basket. 5 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  3. ^ Palais des Sports Marcel Cerdan (in French).
  4. ^ Palais des sports Marcel-Cerdan (in French).

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