A.S. Vicenza

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Associazione Sportiva Vicenza is an Italian women's basketball team from Vicenza. Founded in 1958, the team reached Serie A in 1963 and two years later it won the first of its twelve Italian Championships. The team dominated the championship in the second half of the 1960s.[1]

A.S. Vicenza
LeaguesSerie B
ArenaPalasport Comunale
LocationVicenza, Italy
Team colorsWhite and red
PresidentMariano FERIANI
Head coachClaudio REBELLATO
Championships5 European Cups
1 Ronchetti Cup
12 Italian Championships

The 1970s were unsuccessful, but the following decade marked the club's golden era, with Vicenza appearing in seven European Cup finals in a row between 1983 and 1989. The team defeated twice Agon 08 Düsseldorf and Dynamo Novosibirsk and once 18-times champion Daugava Riga to win five European Cups, including four consecutive titles. As of 2012 Vicenza remains the competition's most successful team from Western Europe.[2]

The 1989 lost final to Jedinstvo Tuzla was Vicenza's last appearance in the European Cup, but the team still enjoyed a last European success in 1992, winning the Ronchetti Cup. However, the team declined throughout the 1990s and became a yo-yo club, being relegated to Serie A1 in 1996, 2000, 2003 and 2006. The situation worsened critically in 2007 with the team being relegated to 4th-tier Serie C after ending last and receiving an additional relegation for financial trouble. Since 2009 the team has played in 3rd-tier Serie B, most recently ending 7th.



  1. ^ List of champions Archived 2008-09-28 at the Wayback Machine in the competition's official website
  2. ^ List of finals in FIBA Europe's website