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Cholet Basket
Cholet Basket logo
Leagues Pro A
Founded 1975
History 1975 - Present
Arena La Meilleraie
(capacity: 5,100)
Location Cholet, France
Team colors Red and White
President Patrick Chiron
Vice-presidents Alain Lafat
Head coach Turkey Erman Kunter
Championships 2 French Cups
1998, 1999
La Semaine des As Cup
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Home jersey
Team colours
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Away jersey
Team colours

Cholet Basket is a professional basketball club that is based in Cholet, France. The club plays in the French Pro A League. Their home arena is La Meilleraie.





The club, founded in 1975, debuted in the 1st division in the 1987-88 season and after managing to get to the premier league in only 12 years. The team were able to sustain themselves in the league, and were consistently in the top 10 teams having a highly successful youth system. This youth system has allowed the club to produce professional players season after season. During the 2004-05 season 10 of the 12 players in the first team derrived from the youth system. Some of the players to recently debut in the team are Antoine Rigaudeau, Jim Bilba and Mickaël Gelabale.

Players that have progressed through the academy


2009-2010 Season


  • La Semaine des As Cup: 2008
  • French Cup : 1998, 1999
  • French Cup Finalist : 2005, 2008
  • Finalist of Pro A : 1988
  • Finalist of the Tournoi des As : 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1993.
  • Champion of Division 2 (now Pro B) : 1986

Notable players

Head coaches

  • 1987-89: France Jean Galle
  • 1989-91: France Jean-Paul Rebatet
  • 1991-95: France Laurent Buffard
  • 1995-96: France Alain Thinet (7 games) then France Eric Girard (1 game) then France Jean Galle
  • 1996-01: France Eric Girard
  • 2001-02: Montenegro France Savo Vucević
  • 2002-03: France Jean-François Martin
  • 2003-04: Turkey Erman Kunter
  • 2004-06: France Ruddy Nelhomme
  • 2006- : Turkey Erman Kunter

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