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ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne
ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne logo
Leagues Pro A
Euroleague
Founded 1948
History 1948 - Present
Arena L'Astroballe
(5,643 seats)
Location Villeurbanne, Lyon, France
Team colors Green and White
         
President Gilles Moretton
Vice-presidents Tony Parker
Head coach Vincent Collet
Championships (17) French Championships: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1981, 2002, 2009
(8) French Cups: 1953, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2008
Website
Uniforms
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Home jersey
Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
Team colours
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ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne or ASVEL Basket is a French professional basketball team located in the city of Villeurbanne, which is a suburb of Lyon, France. The club, which is the basketball section of the ASVEL multi-sport club, competes in the French Pro A league. The club's home games are played at L'Astroballe. The players wear green and white uniforms.

The club's current president is former French tennis professional Gilles Moretton. In 2009, San Antonio Spurs star and French international Tony Parker bought a 20 percent stake in the club; he currently holds the ceremonial title of Vice President of Basketball Operations. Parker has the option to purchase an additional 20 percent and assume the club's presidency, presumably when he retires from the NBA.

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History

The parent club was founded in 1948 with the merger of two multi-sport clubs in Lyon and vicinity; ASVEL is an acronym combining the names of the predecessor clubs—Association Sportive Villeurbanne and Éveil Lyonnais. ASVEL has won 17 French Championships and 8 French Cups, which makes it the most titled club in France.

Honors

  • 17 French Championships: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1975, 1977, 1981, 2002, 2009
  • 8 French Cups: 1953, 1957, 1965, 1967, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2008

Roster

ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt.
C 8 United States Borchardt, Curtis (INJ) 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 111 kg (245 lb)
PF 13 United States Campbell, Eric 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
PF 15 France Da Silveira, Octavio 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)
G/F 10 United States Dewar, Benjamin 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
PG 20 United States Dixon, Bobby 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
C 16 France Fofana, Bangaly 2.13 m (6 ft 12 in)
SF 7 France Foirest, Laurent 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
PG 9 France Jeanneau, Aymeric (C) 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
PF 14 Estonia Kangur, Kristjan 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 96 kg (212 lb)
SG 6 France Lacombe, Paul 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in)
SF 5 Lithuania Lukauskis, Mindaugas 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb)
SF 17 Guyana United States Marshall, Rawle 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 86 kg (190 lb)
PG 11 France Parker, TJ 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
SF 18 France Sanchez, Jerome 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
C 12 France Côte d'Ivoire Traore, Ali 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 113 kg (249 lb)
SF 21 France Cameroon Samnick, Victor 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in)
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • France Nordine Ghrib
  • France Pierre Tavano

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (*) Playing only in Euroleague
  • (INJ) Injured

Roster • updated 2009-11-26

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Depth Chart

Pos. Starter Bench Bench Reserve Inactive
C Ali Traore Bangaly Fofana Curtis Borchardt Injured
PF Eric Campbell Kristjan Kangur Octavio Da Silveira
SF Rawle Marshall Victor Samnick Laurent Foirest Jerome Sanchez
SG Mindaugas Lukauskis Ben Dewar Paul Lacombe
PG Bobby Dixon Aymeric Jeanneau TJ Parker
  • Injured Denotes injured player.

Notable players

France Alain Gilles : 1965-85
United States Delaney Rudd : 1993-99
United States Norris Bell : 1984-88
France Éric Beugnot : 1986-89
France Jim Bilba : 1996-01
France Yann Bonato : 2000-03
France André Buffière : 1948-58
France Alain Digbeu : 1991-99
France Alain Durand : 1963-72
France Henri Grange : 1954-69
France Laurent Pluvy : 1992-01
France Jacques Monclar : 1978-86[1]
France Philip Szanyiel : 1979-86
France Alain Vincent : 1976-83
United States Brian Howard : 1995-97
United States Bob Purckiser : 1971-79
United States Willie Redden : 1983-92
United States-France Ronnie Smith : 1995-97
Hungary Robert Gulyas : 2002-04
Croatia Nikola Vujčić : 2001-02
Italy Nikola Radulović : 2001-02
Turkey Hüseyin Beşok : 2004-05

Retired numbers

 Alain Gilles and Delaney Rudd
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References

  1. ^ Except 1982-83

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