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Limoges CSP

Limoges CSP
Limoges CSP logo
Leagues LNB Pro A
Euroleague
Founded 1929
Arena Beaublanc
Arena Capacity 5,516
Location Limoges, France
Team colors Green, White, Gold
              
President Frédéric Forte
Head coach Philippe Hervé
Championships 1 Euroleague
11 LNB Pro A
2 LNB Pro B
6 French Cup
2 Tournoi des As
1 Match des Champions
1 Saporta Cup
3 Korać Cup
Retired numbers 1 (7)
Website limogescsp.com
Uniforms
Home jersey
Team colours
Home
Away jersey
Team colours
Away
Euroleague jersey
Team colours
Euroleague

Limoges Cercle Saint-Pierre, commonly referred to as Limoges CSP, is a French professional basketball club that is based in the city of Limoges. They currently participate in the LNB Pro A.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Roster 2
    • Retired numbers 2.1
    • Current roster 2.2
    • Depth chart 2.3
  • Honours 3
    • European Competitions 3.1
    • Unofficial Competitions 3.2
    • Domestic Competitions 3.3
    • Successive shirts 3.4
  • Supporters & Rivalries 4
  • Season by season 5
  • International record 6
  • Notable players 7
  • Notable coaches 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

History

The club was founded in 1929, but its peak was during the 1980s and 1990s, when they became the first French club to win a major European title in a team sport, by winning the Euroleague in 1993.

The Palais des Sports Beaublanc (Bosc White in Occitan) is located in the sports park of the city of Limoges. It was made in 1981 thanks to Mr Xavier Popelier and Mr Albert Chaminade with a mandate from the French Basketball Albert Chaminade working together his project asked the Mayor Louis Longequeue it can confirm to cover the Sports Palace with this wave form that gives it to other rooms and hosts a style from the club Basketball CSP Limoges, but also various sporting events (Davis Cup, Fed Cup tennis, basketball matches and female handball).

In the 1999–2000 season Limoges won its 9th title, but was relegated to the LNB Pro B after winning it because of financial problems. The club didn't get back to its old state for a long time, as it spend the next 3 years in the Pro A but relegated again in 2004. Starting the 2004–05 season Limoges played in the NM1, the French third division. It took the club six seasons to eventually return to the Pro A.

In the 2013–14 season Limoges returned to its old glory, as the team captured its 10th national championship, by beating Strasbourg IG 0–3 in the Finals.[1] Alex Acker was named Finals MVP.

Limoges fans celebrating on the home floor after winning the 2015 LNB Pro A[2]

The club also qualified for the 2014–15 Euroleague by winning the championship, what would be their first appearance in the top league in 17 seasons. In the Euroleague, Limoges lost 8 out of 10 games, but did manage to win from Unics Kazan and Cedevita, before being relegated to the Eurocup. In the Round of 32, Limoges was eliminated after finishing 3rd in Group J. In the Pro A, Limoges had once again a successful season. In the regular season, Limoges was 3rd behind JSF Nanterre and Strasbourg, but in the Playoffs they made up for that. In the Finals, Limoges beat Strasbourg 1-3, to win back-to-back French titles.[2] Ousmane Camara was named Finals MVP.[3]

Roster

Retired numbers

Limoges CSP retired numbers
Nat. Player Position Tenure
7 Richard Dacoury SG 1978–1996

Current roster

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Ali Traoré Fréjus Zerbo
PF Will Daniels Ousmane Camara
SF Nobel Boungou Colo Matt Gatens Mathieu Wojciechowski
SG Mark Payne Heiko Schaffartzik
PG Leo Westermann DaShaun Wood Randy Culpepper

Honours

Total titles: 27

European Competitions

Unofficial Competitions

Domestic Competitions

Successive shirts

Supporters & Rivalries

The club has a large fan-base, with a dedicated ultras group called Ultras Green.

Their biggest rival is another legendary French club Pau-Orthez, and they have been trading blows with one another for national supremacy on the hardwood, both figuratively and literally, since the early 1980s. In the 22 seasons between 1983 and 2004, the two clubs combined for 18 championships, and multiple games between the two teams resulted in fights amongst the players, including one that ended in a brawl between Élan supporters and Limoges players at their old Orthez venue, La Moutète.

Season by season

Season by season results of the club in national, cup and European competitions.

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason French Cup Leaders Cup European competitions
1997–98 1 LNB Pro A 4 Finalist 1 Euroleague GS
1998–99 1 LNB Pro A 7 Quarterfinalist 2 Saporta Cup R32
1999–00 1 LNB Pro A 2 Champion Champion 3 Korać Cup C
2000–01 2 LNB Pro B 1 Promoted
2001–02 1 LNB Pro A 11
2002–03 1 LNB Pro A 14
2003–04 1 LNB Pro A 18 Relegated
2004–05 3 NM 1 3
2005–06 3 NM 1 2 Promoted
2006–07 2 LNB Pro B 4 Quarterfinalist Round of 32
2007–08 2 LNB Pro B 4 Quarterfinalist Round of 32
2008–09 2 LNB Pro B 5 Finalist Quarterfinalist
2009–10 2 LNB Pro B 2 PromotedRunner-up Semifinalist
2010–11 1 LNB Pro A 16 Relegated Runner-up
2011–12 2 LNB Pro B 1 PromotedChampion Runner-up
2012–13 1 LNB Pro A 13 Quarterfinalist
2013–14 1 LNB Pro A 2 Champion Round of 32 Quarterfinalist
2014–15 1 LNB Pro A 3 Champion Semifinalist Euroelague RS

International record

Notable players

Dacoury's retired number 7

Notable coaches

References

  1. ^ "Basket : Limoges, retour d'un historique". Metronews.fr. 2014-06-06. Retrieved 2014-06-18. 
  2. ^ a b [3]
  3. ^ [4]

External links

  • Official website (French)
  • Encyclocsp.eu (French)
  • Beaublanc.com (French)
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