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ASVEL Basket

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History  1948–Present
Team colors  Green, White, Black
Retired numbers  4 Gilles & Rudd
Arena  Astroballe
CEO  Gaëtan Müller (2014–)
Arena Capacity  5,556
Head coach  J. D. Jackson
Founded  1948
President  Tony Parker
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Championships  18 French Championships 8 French Cups 1 Federation Cup 1 Semaine des As Cup
Locations  Lyon, France, Villeurbanne, France
Leagues  LNB Pro A, Basketball Champions League

ASVEL Basket or ASVEL is a French professional basketball team that is located in the city of Villeurbanne, which is a suburb of Lyon, France. The club, which is the basketball section of the ASVEL multi-sports club, competes in the top-tier level French Pro A League. The club's home games are played at L'Astroballe, which seats 5,556 people. The players wear green and white uniforms.


The club's current president is San Antonio Spurs star, and former France national basketball team player, Tony Parker.


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 18 French Pro A League championships, 8 French Cups, one French Federation Cup, and one Semaine des As Cup, which makes it the most titled basketball club in France.

In the French Pro A League 2015–16 season, ASVEL won its 18th French League title, after beating Strasbourg IG 3 games to 2 in the French Pro A League Finals. ASVEL was down 2–0 in the series, but managed to win three games in a row to take the championship.


L'Astroballe, with a seating capacity of 5,556 has been used as the long-time home arena of ASVEL. In July 2016, ASVEL announced that it would build a new multi-functional arena, with a seating capacity of 10,500 spectators. The arena is projected to cost €60 million euros.

European competitions


  • F4 4th place (1): 1996–97
  • FIBA Saporta Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1982–83
  • Domestic competitions

    French League

  • Winners (18): 1948–49, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1954–55, 1955–56, 1956–57, 1963–64, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1968–69, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1974–75, 1976–77, 1980–81, 2001-02, 2008–09, 2015–16
  • French Cup

  • Winners (8): 1952–53, 1956–57, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2007–08
  • Leaders Cup

  • Winners (1): 2009–10
  • French Super Cup

  • Winners (2): 2009, 2016
  • Federation Cup

  • Winners (1): 1983–84
  • Season by season

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


    ASVEL Basket Wikipedia

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