Belfius Mons-Hainaut is a Belgian professional basketball club that is based in Mons, Wallonia. The club competes in the highest division of the country, the BNXT League. The club's home arena is the Mons Arena. Founded as Quaregnon in 1959, the club has been a regular in the Belgian first division as the club plays in the highest tier for 34 years, since the 1990–91 season.[1] Mons-Hainaut also participated in European competitions annually, mostly in the FIBA Europe Cup.

Belfius Mons-Hainaut
Belfius Mons-Hainaut logo
NicknameRenards (Foxes)
LeaguesBNXT League
Founded1959; 65 years ago (1959)
History
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  • Quaregnon
    (1959–1998)
    Telindus Union Mons-Hainaut
    (1998–2001)
    Dexia Mons-Hainaut
    (2001-–2012)
    Belfius Mons-Hainaut
    (2012–present)
ArenaMons.Arena
Capacity3,700
LocationMons, Wallonia, Belgium
Team colorsWhite, Blue, Lime Green
     
Main sponsorBelfius
PresidentRonald Gobert
Head coachVedran Bosnić
Championships2 Belgian Cups
Websitemonshainaut.be

History

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The club won the Belgian Cup in 2006, and reached the Belgian national league's final the same season. In 2008, Dexia Mons-Hainaut was the EuroChallenge runner-up. They won their second Belgian Cup in 2011.

Since the 2021–22 season, Mons-Hainaut plays in the BNXT League, in which the national leagues of Belgium and the Netherlands have been merged.[2]

Titles and honors

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Runners-up (1): 2007–08
Runners-up (1): 2006

Season by season

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Season Tier League Pos. Belgian Cup European competitions
2008–09 1 BLB 2nd 3 EuroChallenge T16
2009–10 1 BLB 6th Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2010–11 1 BLB 3rd Champion 2 Eurocup T16
2011–12 1 BLB 4th Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2012–13 1 BLB 2nd Semifinalist 3 EuroChallenge RS
2013–14 1 BLB 3rd Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2014–15 1 BLB 2nd Quarterfinalist 3 EuroChallenge T16
2015–16 1 BLB 7th Semifinalist 3 FIBA Europe Cup RS
2016–17 1 BLB 7th Quarterfinalist 4 FIBA Europe Cup RS
2017–18 1 BLB 5th Runner-up 4 FIBA Europe Cup R2
2018–19 1 BLB 6th Semifinalist 4 FIBA Europe Cup RS
2019–20 1 BLB 2nd
2020–21 1 BLB 2nd

Players

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Current roster

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Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationalities not displayed.

Belfius Mons-Hainaut roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
F 0   Thielemans, Omar 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 24 – (1999-09-23)23 September 1999
SG 3   Neri, Giuliano 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 25 – (1999-03-16)16 March 1999
C 5   Harris, Steve 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 29 – (1995-04-03)3 April 1995
SG 9   Mintogo, Igor 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 24 – (1999-09-24)24 September 1999
PG 11   Mortant, Zaccharie 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 26 – (1998-03-22)22 March 1998
SG 13   Braxton, Keith 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 27 – (1997-05-16)16 May 1997
F/C 25   Gavrilović, Alex 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 32 – (1991-11-25)25 November 1991
G/F 29   Depuydt, Maxime 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 31 – (1992-12-30)30 December 1992
PF 31   Zubac, Jure 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 29 – (1995-03-15)15 March 1995
G 77   Castlin, Kyle 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 28 – (1996-05-30)30 May 1996
PF   Besselink, Max 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 22 – (2002-04-04)4 April 2002
SF   Þrastarson, Styrmir Snær 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 22 – (2001-08-02)2 August 2001
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Frank De Meulemeester

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: April 4, 2023

Notable players

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Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationalities not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

Head coaches

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Arena

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Home games are played in Mons.Arena, where there is place for 3,700 people per game.

Sponsorship naming and logos

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Due to sponsorship reasons, the team has been known as:

  • Dexia Mons-Hainaut (2001–2012)
  • Belfius Mons-Hainaut (2012–present)

The club has also used several logos:

References

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  1. ^ "Historique". Monshainaut.be. Archived from the original on 5 July 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Licenties BNXT League 2021-2022 toegekend". Basketball League (in Dutch). Retrieved 10 July 2021.
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