Spirou Charleroi

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Proximus Spirou
Proximus Spirou logo
NicknameKarolo's
LeaguesPro Basketball League
Founded1989; 29 years ago (1989)
HistorySpirou Monceau
1989–1990
Spirou Charleroi
1990–present
ArenaSpiroudome
Capacity6,300
LocationCharleroi, Belgium
Team colorsRed, White
              
PresidentJean-Jacques Cloquet
Head coachBrian Lynch
Championships10 Belgian Championships
5 Belgian Cups
3 Belgian Supercups
Websitewww.proximusspirou.be
Uniforms

Spirou Charleroi, for sponsorship reasons Proximus Spirou, is a Belgian professional basketball club that is located in Charleroi. The club competes in the top Belgian League. The club's home arena is the Spiroudome.

The team is named after the long-running Belgian comics magazine Spirou.

History[edit]

Non-sponsorship team logo

Spirou Charleroi has won the Belgian League championship ten times (1996–99, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), the Belgian Cup 5 times (1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2009), and the Belgian Supercup 3 times (2001, 2002, 2008).

On July 29, 2014, Jacques Stas became the new head coach of the club while his predecessor Giovanni Bozzi replaced him as team president.[1]

Sponsorship names[edit]

Partly due to sponsorship reasons, the club has known several names:

  • Spirou Monceau (1989–1990)
  • Spirou Charleroi (1990–2011)
  • Belgacom Spirou (2011–2014)
  • Proximus Spirou (2014–present)

Current roster[edit]

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

Spirou Charleroi roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
C 4 United States Hunt, Dario 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in)
G 5 Belgium Libert, Alexandre 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PF 7 Belgium Hervelle, Axel 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
SF 8 United States Linhart, Nate 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
PG 9 Belgium Marnegrave, Niels 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in)
G 11 Belgium Demirtas, Sami 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
PF 12 United States Ford, Quincy 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
PF 13 Belgium Penninck, Boris 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
C 14 Serbia Katić, Raško 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in)
SF 15 Belgium Marchant, Dorian 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in)
SG 21 United States Mobley, Matt 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
PG 25 United States Hammonds, Cliff 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Belgium Kristof Michiels
  • Netherlands Thomas Roijakkers

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 23 April 2018

Trophies[edit]

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Belgian Cup Supercup European competitions
2006–07 1 First Division 3rd 3 FIBA EuroCup RS
2007–08 1 First Division 1st 2 ULEB Cup RS
2008–09 1 First Division 1st Champion 2 Eurocup T16
2009–10 1 First Division 1st Finalist Runner-up 2 Eurocup RS
2010–11 1 First Division 1st Semifinalist Winner 1 Euroleague RS
2011–12 1 First Division 2nd Runner-up 1 Euroleague RS
2012–13 1 First Division 3rd Last 16 2 Eurocup RS
2013–14 1 First Division 5th Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2014–15 1 First Division 5th Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2015–16 1 First Division 5th Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2016–17 1 First Division 4th Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League RS
2017–18 1 First Division Semifinalist 4 FIBA Europe Cup RS

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have played at least two seasons for the club AND either:

- Set a club record or won an individual award as a professional player.
- Played at least one official international match for his senior national team at any time.

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jacques Stas coach Belgacom Spirou Charleroi". Eurobasket.com. July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.

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