Richard Dacoury

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Richard Dacoury
Personal information
Born (1959-07-06) July 6, 1959 (age 59)
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Nationality French
Listed height 6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)
Listed weight 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career 1976–1998
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1976–1978 Lyon
1978–1996 Limoges
1996–1998 Racing Paris
Career highlights and awards

Richard Dacoury (born July 6, 1959 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast) is a former French professional basketball player. He retired in 1998, as the basketball player who won the most French League titles during his career, with 9.[1] Dacoury is considered to be one the greatest players in French basketball history. He had his jersey number 7 retired by Limoges, in October 2010.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Dacoury led the French team of Limoges to several titles, including the 1993 FIBA European League (EuroLeague),[3] which is widely regarded as one of the greatest upsets in European-wide club basketball history. He was a three-time member of the FIBA European Selection team, in 1987, and twice in 1991.

National team career[edit]

Dacoury played with the French national basketball team, from 1981 to 1992. With France, he played in a total of 160 games, and scored a total of 2,228 points. He played in 5 EuroBaskets, one FIBA World Cup, and one Summer Olympics.

He played at the following tournaments: the 1981 EuroBasket (Prague, Czechoslovakia), the 1983 EuroBasket (Nantes, France), the 1984 Summer Olympic Games (Los Angeles, United States),[4] the 1986 FIBA World Championship (Zaragoza, Spain), the 1987 EuroBasket (Athens, Greece), the 1989 EuroBasket (Zagreb, Yugoslavia), and the 1991 EuroBasket (Rome, Italy).

Awards and accomplishemnts[edit]

Club honours[edit]


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