André Vacheresse

André Vacheresse (12 October 1927 in Roanne – July 2000) was a player and coach for the French basketball club Chorale Roanne Basket.


Vacheresse played for Chorale Roanne Basket from 1942 to 1962, and was the club's manager from 1977 to 1978 and its coach from 1978 to 1980. He was also a regular member of the France team with 70 caps and three titles as UFOLEP Champion of France. He won three medals at the European Championships: silver in Cairo 1949, and bronze in Paris 1951 and Moscow 1953. Vacheresse took part in the World Championships in Buenos Aires in 1950, as captain with Maurice Marcelot, and finished in sixth place, and at the Helsinki Olympics in 1952 where France finished in eighth place.[1]

He later was involved with a number of basketball stadiums, particularly Joyeuse Boule in Roanne, of which he was président.

Vacheresse died in July 2000.[citation needed] The town of Roanne named a new sports hall with a capacity of 3,200 seats after him on 20 January 2001.



Personal honoursEdit

In 2000, he won the Robert Busnel medal.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "André Vacheresse Olympic Results". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 16 June 2018.

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