Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano, commonly known as Olimpia Milano or as EA7 Emporio Armani Milan after its title sponsor, is an LBA Italian professional basketball team, based in Milan, Italy. Its colors are white and red, and the team is sometimes referred as "Scarpette Rosse" (Little Red Shoes) because team officials imported red Converse All-Star shoes for players from the United States. The tag line stuck, and the nickname is still used by many fans today.
|Nickname||Le Scarpette Rosse (The Little Red Shoes)|
|History||Dopolavoro Borletti |
Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano
|Team colors||White, red|
|Main sponsor||EA7 Emporio Armani|
|Head coach||Ettore Messina|
|Team captain||Nicolò Melli|
|Championships||3 EuroLeague |
1 Intercontinental Cup
3 Saporta Cups
2 Korać Cup
29 Italian Championships
8 Italian Cups
4 Italian Supercups
|Retired numbers||3 (8, 11, 18)|
As per custom in the Italian league, sponsorship has kept the team name changing frequently. From 1930 until 1955, it was called Borletti Milano. From 1956 to 1973, it was renamed Simmenthal. Other famous sponsorship names were Billy, Simac, Tracer, and Philips, in the 1980s. For past club sponsorship names, see the list below.
Olimpia is the most successful basketball club in Italy and one of the most successful in Europe, having won 29 Italian League Championships, 8 Italian National Cups, 4 Italian Super Cups, 3 EuroLeague, 1 FIBA Intercontinental Cup, 3 FIBA Saporta Cups, 2 FIBA Korać Cups and many junior titles.
In 2016, the club was included in the Italian Basketball Hall of Fame.
The birth and the Borletti era (1930-1955)Edit
The birth of Pallacanestro Olimpia Milano is traditionally dated 1936, year of the first Italian League Championship title. Actually it was founded 6 years earlier (in 1930) as "Dopolavoro Borletti" by Fratelli Borletti managers. Borletti team won 4 consecutive Italian League Championships from 1936 to 1939.
In 1947, Milan businessman Adolfo Bogoncelli merged Pallacanestro Como and Borletti to form a new society, commonly known as "Borolimpia". "Borletti" brand was the main sponsor of the team, becoming the first sponsor in the history of Italian sport.
In 1955, after 9 Italian League Championships, Borletti brand leaves Olimpia Milano jersey.
The Simmenthal era (1956-1973)Edit
The team regularly won the Italian League Championship in the 1950s and the 1960s, with players including Gabriele Vianello, Sandro Riminucci, Gianfranco Pieri, and Bill Bradley. In 1966, Olimpia won its first FIBA European Champions Cup.
In the 1970s, three teams were fighting across Europe for supremacy: Olimpia Milano, Ignis Varese, and Real Madrid. Pallacanestro Varese and Olimpia Milano were arch-rivals, as the two cities are 25 miles (40 km) apart. While Milano was a frequent Italian League champion, they were unable to win again the prestigious FIBA European Champions Cup. Late in the 1970s, the quality of the club declined, but Olimpia Milano still managed to win a FIBA Cup Winners' Cup.
In 1973, Simmenthal brand leaves Olimpia jersey after 17 years and 10 Italian League Championships.
In the 1970s through the 1980s, the team acquired several notable players, including the Boselli twins (Franco and Dino), Mike Sylvester, Chas Menatti, Dino Meneghin, Mike D'Antoni, John Gianelli, Roberto Premier. Bob McAdoo, Joe Barry Carroll, Russ Schoene, Antoine Carr, and Mike Brown. American head coach Dan Peterson led the team back to prominence.
In the 1980s, the team was sold to the Gabetti family. After this, they qualified for nine Serie A championships finals, winning five, with the 1987 team winning the Serie A title, the 1986–87 FIBA European Champions Cup (won also in 1988: both finals were won against Maccabi Tel Aviv), the Italian Cup and the 1987 FIBA Club World Cup. This gave the club the coveted "Triple Crown" and the even rarer "Quadruple Crown".
Led by point guard Sasha Djordjević, the team won another FIBA Korać Cup in 1993. Bepi Stefanel purchased the team franchise in 1994, and signed-up notable European players like Dejan Bodiroga, Gregor Fučka, Sandro De Pol, and Nando Gentile. In 1996, the team won the Italian Cup and its 25th Italian National Championship, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the club.
Team management was inconsistent, as ownership groups from 1998 to 2004. Players of the team included Warren Kidd, Hugo Sconochini, Claudio Coldebella and Petar Naumoski. In 2005, owner Corbelli, which bought the club in 2002, from Sergio Tacchini, was flanked by Adriano Galliani (managing director of Italian Football club A.C. Milan), Massimo Moratti (President of rival club Internazionale), NBA star Kobe Bryant, and stylist Giorgio Armani, as sponsor with the Armani Jeans brand. After difficult years, led by coach Lino Lardo, Olimpia reached the national championship Finals, finally being beaten by Climamio Bologna.
On January 25, 2006, in the midst of a disappointing season in the EuroLeague and domestically, Djordjevic was named as the team's new coach. He left as coach after the 2006–07 season, but not before securing Olimpia a berth in the 2007–08 Euroleague.
In 2008, Giorgio Armani bought the team from Giorgio Corbelli, standing as the only owner, entirely changing the management structure, naming Livio Proli as president, and Lucio Zanca as general manager. Piero Bucchi was chosen to coach the new team, leading Olimpia twice to second place in LEGA Basket, being defeated by Montepaschi Siena in both cases.
In January 2011, after 23 years, coach Dan Peterson came back from retirement to replace Piero Bucchi as head coach. However, his stint at Olimpia Milano this time was quite short: after failing to reach the championship Finals, on June 9, Olimpia Milano announced Sergio Scariolo as new head coach for the 2011–12 season. The first player signed for the 2011–12 season was Omar Cook, an American-born play maker, who had played the previous season with Power Electronics Valencia. Owing to the NBA lockout, Danilo Gallinari went back to his alma mater, playing 15 games (8 in the Italian League, 7 in EuroLeague): he left the team in December. Sergio Scariolo was replaced by Luca Banchi at the beginning of the 2013–14 season, and the team brought from Montepaschi Siena: David Moss, Kristjan Kangur, and Daniel Hackett.
The team reached the quarterfinals of EuroLeague, 16 years after its last appearance, but the team lost against the eventual league champions, Maccabi Tel Aviv. The team finished in the 1st position the LEGA Basket regular season, and in the 7th game of the playoff's finals, Olimpia won its 26th Italian League championship title, its first after 18 years. Alessandro Gentile, the captain of Olimpia, was named MVP of the finals.
On June 29, 2017, Simone Pianigiani was hired as the new head coach and on June 15, 2018, Milano went to win his 28th title by beating Dolomiti Energia Trento in game 6 of the 2018 LBA Finals.
On June 11, 2019, legend Ettore Messina signed a deal as the new head coach of the club and president of all basketball operations for the following three seasons.
On May 4, 2021, the club reached the Euroleague Final Four after 29 years (1992 Final Four).
|Court of Via Costanza||—||
|Outdoor court of the OND Borletti factory|
|Palazzo dello Sport della Fiera||
|The first sports palace of Milan and the biggest in Europe at that time|
c. 10,000 (3,500)*
|Indoor arena specifically designed for basketball *(temporarily used in 1985-86 season)|
|Palasport di San Siro||
|On January 17, 1985, a large snowfall collapsed the roof and the arena was closed|
|Also known as "PalaVobis", "Mazda Palace" and "PalaSharp"|
|Originally named "the Forum of Assago", it was previously known as "FilaForum" and "DatchForum".|
|Used when Mediolanum Forum was unavailable|
|In 2011, the old PalaLido was destroyed and rebuilt. PalaDesio was used as a secondary arena during the construction of the new arena|
|Built in place of the old PalaLido, it is used when Mediolanum Forum is unavailable|
Olimpia Milano used the OND Borletti outdoor court of Via Costanza for almost 20 years. In the mid-1940s, they moved to the Palazzo dello Sport della Fiera, which had a seating capacity of 18,000 people, and was then the largest indoor sports arena in Europe, and second only to the Madison Square Garden in New York City. In 1960, the Palazzo dello Sport della Fiera was abandoned, and Olimpia moved into the original structure of the PalaLido, which then had a smaller seating capacity of 3,500, but because of lack of security measures at the time, often was filled with up to 10,000 people.
At the end of the 1970s, Olimpia moved into the newly built Palasport di San Siro, a multi-purpose facility built next to the Meazza Stadium, that was able to hold about 15,000 spectators. In 1985, the roof of the Palasport di San Siro collapsed and Olimpia returned to PalaLido for a season, waiting for the construction of a provisional arena. In 1986, they moved into the recently built 10,045 seat PalaTrussardi, where they played through the early 1990s.
The club then moved into its current home arena, the Mediolanum Forum, which has a seating capacity of 12,700. The club has also played some home games at the 6,700 seat PalaDesio. Recently, the club considered moving back to the newly rebuilt and modernized PalaLido (named Allianz Cloud), after it was remodeled, and had its seating capacity expanded. However, the club ultimately decided to continue using the Mediolanum Forum as its home arena, due to its much larger seating capacity, as compared to the new Allianz Cloud. However, the new arena is used when Mediolanum Forum is unavailable.
- Winners (29): 1935–36, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1949–50, 1950–51, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1958–59, 1959–60, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1966–67, 1971–72, 1981–82, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1995–96, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2017–18, 2021–22
- Runners-up (18): 1934, 1940–41, 1955–56, 1963–64, 1968–69, 1969–70, 1970–71, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1978–79, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1987–88, 1990–91, 2004–05, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12
- Winners (8): 1971–72, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1995–96, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2020–21, 2021–22
- Runners-up (2): 1969–70, 2014–15
- Winners (3): 1965–66, 1986–87, 1987–88
- Runners-up (2): 1966–67, 1982–83
- Semifinalists (3): 1963–64, 1967–68, 1972–73, 1985–86
- 3rd place (2): 1991–92, 2020–21
- Final Four (5): 1966, 1967, 1988, 1992, 2021
- FIBA Saporta Cup (defunct)
- FIBA Korać Cup (defunct)
- Winners (2): 1984–85, 1992–93
- Runners-up (2): 1994–95, 1995–96
- Semifinalists (3): 1977–78, 1988–89, 1993–94
- European Basketball Club Super Cup (semi-official, defunct)
- Latin Cup (defunct)
- McDonald's Championship (defunct)
- Winners (1): 1986–87
- Winners (1): 1971–72
- Castellanza, Italy Invitational Game
- Winners (1): 2007
- Memoriale di Tulio Rochlitzer
- Winners (1): 2007
- Torneo Caorle
- Winners (2): 2007, 2011
- Reggio Emilia, Italy Invitational Game
- Winners (1): 2008
- Torneo Lombardia
- Winners (2): 2009, 2016
- Torneo Castelleto Ticino
- Winners (3): 2009, 2018, 2019
- Verona, Italy Invitational Game
- Winners (1): 2011
- Trofeo de Ejea de los Caballeros
- Winners (1): 2011
- Belgrade, Serbia Invitational Game
- Winners (1): 2014
- Torneo del Circuito della Valtellina
- Winners (1): 2014
- Trofeo Memorial Gianni Brusinelli
- Winners (1): 2016
- Torneo Lovari
- Winners (1): 2017
- Torneo Lucca
- Winners (1): 2019
- Milan, Italy Invitational Game
- Winners (1): 2019
|Olimpia Milano roster|
June 2, 2023
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
|Pos.||Starting 5||Bench 1||Bench 2||Bench 3||Inactive|
|C||Johannes Voigtmann||Kyle Hines||Paul Biligha||Brandon Davies|
|PF||Nicolò Melli||Giampaolo Ricci||Deshaun Thomas|
|SF||Shavon Shields||Luigi Datome||Davide Alviti|
|SG||Billy Baron||Devon Hall||Naz Mitrou-Long|
|PG||Shabazz Napier||Stefano Tonut||Tommaso Baldasso||Kevin Pangos|
6+6 format (colours: Italian or homegrown players; foreign players; young players; injured or inactive players)
|Olimpia Milano retired numbers|
Season by seasonEdit
|Season||Tier||League||Pos.||Playoffs||Cup||European competitions||Coach||Main Sponsor|
|1935-36||1||Serie A||1st||Giannino Valli||Borletti|
|1936-37||1||Serie A||1st||Giannino Valli||Borletti|
|1937-38||1||Serie A||1st||Giannino Valli||Borletti|
|1938-39||1||Serie A||1st||Giannino Valli||Borletti|
|1939-40||1||Serie A||7th||Giannino Valli||Borletti|
|1940-41||1||Serie A||2nd||Giannino Valli||Borletti|
|1941-42||1||Serie A||5th||Giannino Valli||Borletti|
|1942-43||1||Serie A||5th||Giannino Valli||Borletti|
|1945-46||1||Serie A||2nd round||Borletti|
|1946-47||1||Serie A||1st round||Umberto Fedeli||Borletti|
|1947-48||1||Serie A||2nd||Umberto Fedeli||Borletti|
|1948-49||1||Serie A||3rd||Cesare Rubini||Borletti|
|1949-50||1||Serie A||1st||Cesare Rubini||Borletti|
|1950-51||1||Serie A||1st||Cesare Rubini||Borletti|
|1951-52||1||Serie A||1st||Cesare Rubini||Borletti|
|1952-53||1||Serie A||1st||Cesare Rubini||Borletti|
|1957-58||1||Elette||1st||1 European Champions Cup||Quarterfinalist||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1962-63||1||Elette||1st||1 European Champions Cup||Quarterfinalist||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1963-64||1||Elette||2nd||1 European Champions Cup||Semifinalist||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1965-66||1||Serie A||1st||1 European Champions Cup||Champion||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1966-67||1||Serie A||1st||1 European Champions Cup||Runner-up||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1967-68||1||Serie A||4th||1 European Champions Cup||Semifinalist||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1968-69||1||Serie A||2nd||Eight-finalist||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1969-70||1||Serie A||2nd||Runner-up||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1970-71||1||Serie A||1st||Runner-up||3rd||2 European Cup Winners' Cup||Champion||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1971-72||1||Serie A||1st||Champion||2 European Cup Winners' Cup||Champion||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1972-73||1||Serie A||1st||Runner-up||Quarterfinalist||1 European Champions Cup||Semifinalist||Cesare Rubini||Simmenthal|
|1973-74||1||Serie A||2nd||Quarterfinalist||3 Korać Cup||R12||Cesare Rubini||Innocenti|
|1974-75||1||Serie A1||3rd||3rd (second phase)||3 Korać Cup||R16||Filippo Faina||Innocenti|
|1975-76||1||Serie A1||11th||Relegated to Serie A2||2 European Cup Winners' Cup||Champion||Filippo Faina||Cinzano|
|1976-77||2||Serie A2||1st||4th (second phase)||2 European Cup Winners' Cup||Semifinalist||Filippo Faina||Cinzano|
|1977-78||1||Serie A1||6th||4th (second phase)||3 Korać Cup||Semifinalist||Filippo Faina||Cinzano|
|1978-79||1||Serie A1||5th||Runner-up||Dan Peterson||Billy|
|1979-80||1||Serie A1||1st||Semifinalist||Dan Peterson||Billy|
|1980-81||1||Serie A1||2nd||Semifinalist||Dan Peterson||Billy|
|1981-82||1||Serie A1||3rd||Champion||Dan Peterson||Billy|
|1982-83||1||Serie A1||2nd||Runner-up||1 European Champions Cup||Runner-up||Dan Peterson||Billy|
|1983-84||1||Serie A1||1st||Runner-up||Semifinalist||2 Saporta Cup||Runner-up||Dan Peterson||Simac|
|1984-85||1||Serie A1||2nd||Champion||Quarterfinalist||3 Korać Cup||Champion||Dan Peterson||Simac|
|1985-86||1||Serie A1||1st||Champion||Champion||1 European Champions Cup||Semifinalist||Dan Peterson||Simac|
|1986-87||1||Serie A1||4th||Champion||Champion||1 European Champions Cup||Champion||Dan Peterson||Tracer|
|1987-88||1||Serie A1||2nd||Runner-up||Eighth-finalist||1 European Champions Cup||Champion||Franco Casalini||Tracer|
|1988-89||1||Serie A1||5th||Champion||Semifinalist||3 Korać Cup||Semifinalist||Franco Casalini||Philips|
|1989-90||1||Serie A1||10th||Eighth-finalist||RS||1 European Champions Cup||R16||Franco Casalini||Philips|
|1990-91||1||Serie A1||1st||Runner-up||Runner-up||Mike D'Antoni||Philips|
|1991-92||1||Serie A1||3rd||Quarterfinalist||Quarterfinalist||1 European League||3rd||Mike D'Antoni||Philips|
|1992-93||1||Serie A1||2nd||Quarterfinalist||Quarterfinalist||3 Korać Cup||Champion||Mike D'Antoni||Philips|
|1993-94||1||Serie A1||5th||Quarterfinalist||Eighth-finalist||3 Korać Cup||Semifinalist||Mike D'Antoni||Recoaro|
|1994-95||1||Serie A1||4th||Semifinalist||Semifinalist||3 Korać Cup||Runner-up||Bogdan Tanjević||Stefanel|
|1995-96||1||Serie A1||5th||Champion||Champion||3 Korać Cup||Runner-up||Bogdan Tanjević||Stefanel|
|1996-97||1||Serie A1||4th||Semifinalist||3rd||1 EuroLeague||Quarterfinalist||Franco Marcelletti||Stefanel|
|1997-98||1||Serie A1||6th||Eighth-finalist||Semifinalist||2 EuroCup||Runner-up||Franco Marcelletti||Stefanel|
|1998-99||1||Serie A1||5th||Quarterfinalist||Eighth-finalist||2 Saporta Cup||R32||Marco Crespi||Sony|
|1999-00||1||Serie A1||13th||Quarterfinalist||2 Saporta Cup||R16||Marco Crespi||Adecco|
|2000-01||1||Serie A1||15th||Valerio Bianchini||Adecco|
|2001–02||1||Serie A||17th||Guido Saibene||Adecco|
|2002–03||1||Serie A||5th||Round of 16||Quarterfinalist||Attilio Caja||Pippo|
|2003–04||1||Serie A||10th||2 ULEB Cup||T16||Attilio Caja||Breil|
|2004–05||1||Serie A||4th||Runner-up||Quarterfinalist||Lino Lardo||Armani Jeans|
|2005–06||1||Serie A||7th||Quarterfinalist||Quarterfinalist||1 Euroleague||RS||Lino Lardo||Armani Jeans|
|2006–07||1||Serie A||2rd||Semifinalist||Semifinalist||Aleksandar Đorđević||Armani Jeans|
|2007–08||1||Serie A||5th||Semifinalist||1 Euroleague||RS||Zare Markovski||Armani Jeans|
|2008–09||1||Serie A||6th||Runner-up||1 Euroleague||T16||Piero Bucchi||Armani Jeans|
|2009–10||1||Serie A||3rd||Runner-up||Quarterfinalist||1 Euroleague||RS||Piero Bucchi||Armani Jeans|
|2010–11||1||Serie A||3rd||Semifinalist||Quarterfinalist||1 Euroleague||RS||Piero Bucchi||Armani Jeans|
|2011–12||1||Serie A||2nd||Runner-up||Semifinalist||1 Euroleague||T16||Sergio Scariolo||EA7 Emporio Armani|
|2012–13||1||Serie A||4th||Quarterfinalist||Quarterfinalist||1 Euroleague||RS||Sergio Scariolo||EA7 Emporio Armani|
|2013–14||1||Serie A||1st||Champion||Quarterfinalist||1 Euroleague||QF||Luca Banchi||EA7 Emporio Armani|
|2014–15||1||Serie A||1st||Semifinalist||Runner-up||1 Euroleague||T16||Luca Banchi||EA7 Emporio Armani|
|2015–16||1||Serie A||1st||Champion||Champion||1 Euroleague||RS||Jasmin Repeša||EA7 Emporio Armani|
|2016–17||1||Serie A||1st||Semifinalist||Champion||1 EuroLeague||16th||Jasmin Repeša||EA7 Emporio Armani|
|2017–18||1||Serie A||2nd||Champion||Quarterfinalist||1 EuroLeague||15th||Simone Pianigiani||EA7 Emporio Armani|
|2018–19||1||Serie A||1st||Semifinalist||Quarterfinalist||1 EuroLeague||12th||Simone Pianigiani||AX Armani Exchange|
|2019–20||1||Serie A||4th[a]||Semifinalist||1 EuroLeague||—||Ettore Messina||AX Armani Exchange|
|2020–21||1||Serie A||1st||Runner-up||Champion||1 EuroLeague||3rd||Ettore Messina||AX Armani Exchange|
Top performances in European & Worldwide competitionsEdit
|1957–58||Quarter-finals||eliminated by Honvéd, 80-72 (W) in Milan and 85-95 (L) in Budapest|
|1962–63||Quarter-finals||eliminated by Dinamo Tbilisi, 70-65 (W) in Tbilisi and 68-74 (L) in Milan|
|1963–64||Semi-finals||eliminated by Real Madrid, 82-77 (W) in Milan and 78-101 (L) in Madrid|
|1965–66||Champions||defeated CSKA Moscow 68–57 in the semi-final, defeated Slavia VŠ Praha 77–72 in the final of the Final Four in Bologna / Milan|
|1966–67||Final||defeated Slavia VŠ Praha 103–97 in the semi-final, lost to Real Madrid 83–91 in the final (Madrid)|
|1967–68||Semi-finals||eliminated by Spartak ZJŠ Brno, 64-63 (W) in Milan, 86-103 (L) in Brno|
|1972–73||Semi-finals||eliminated by Ignis Varese, 72-97 (L) in Milan, 100-115 (L) in Varese|
|1982–83||Final||lost to Ford Cantù, 68–69 in the final (Grenoble)|
|1985–86||Semi-final group stage||3rd place in a group with Cibona, Žalgiris, Real Madrid, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Limoges CSP|
|1986–87||Champions||defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv, 71–69 in the final of European Champions Cup in Lausanne|
|1987–88||Champions||defeated Aris 87–82 in the semi-final, defeated Maccabi Tel Aviv 90–84 in the final of the Final Four in Ghent|
|1989–90||Quarter-finals||5th place in a group with FC Barcelona, Jugoplastika, Limoges CSP, Aris, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Commodore Den Helder and Lech Poznań|
|1991–92||Final Four||3rd place in Istanbul, lost to Partizan 75–82 in the semi-final, defeated Estudiantes Caja Postal 99–81 in the 3rd place game|
|1996–97||Quarter-finals||eliminated 2–1 by Smelt Olimpija, 94–90 (W) in Milan, 69–73 (L) in Ljubljana, 61-77 (L) in Milan|
|2013–14||Quarter-finals||eliminated 3-1 by Maccabi Tel Aviv, 99-101 (L) and 91-77 (W) in Milan, 63-75 (L) and 66-86 (L) in Tel Aviv|
|2020–21||Final Four||3rd place in Cologne, lost to FC Barcelona 82–84 in the semi-final, defeated CSKA Moscow 83–73 in the 3rd place game|
|FIBA Saporta Cup|
|1970–71||Champions||defeated Spartak Leningrad 56–66 (L) in Leningrad and 71-52 (W) in Milan in the double final of FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup|
|1971–72||Champions||defeated Crvena zvezda 74–70 in the final of FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup in Thessaloniki|
|1975–76||Champions||defeated ASPO Tours 88–83 in the final of FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup in Turin|
|1976–77||Semi-finals||eliminated by Forst Cantù, 78-101 (L) in Cantù and 98-95 (W) in Milan|
|1983–84||Final||lost to Real Madrid 81–82 in the final (Ostend)|
|1997–98||Final||lost to Žalgiris 67–82 in the final (Belgrade)|
|FIBA Korać Cup|
|1977–78||Semi-finals||eliminated by Bosna, 79-76 (W) in Milan and 81-101 (L) in Sarajevo|
|1984–85||Champions||defeated Ciaocrem Varese, 91–78 in the final of FIBA Korać Cup in Brussels|
|1988–89||Semi-finals||eliminated by Wiwa Vismara Cantù, 81-95 (L) in Cantù and 70-65 (W) in Milan|
|1992–93||Champions||defeated Virtus Roma, 95-90 (W) in Rome and 106-91 (W) in Milan in the double finals of FIBA Korać Cup|
|1993–94||Semi-finals||eliminated by Stefanel Trieste, 79-96 (L) in Trieste and 103-96 (W) in Milan|
|1994–95||Final||lost to Alba Berlin, 87-87 (D) in Milan and 79-85 (L) in Berlin|
|1995–96||Final||lost to Efes Pilsen, 68-76 (L) in Istanbul and 77-70 (W) in Milan|
|2015–16||Quarter-finals||eliminated by Dolomiti Energia Trento, 73-83 (L) in Trento and 79-92 (L) in Milan|
|FIBA Intercontinental Cup|
|1967||3rd place||3rd place in Rome, lost to Ignis Varese 70–79 in the semi-final, defeated Corinthians 90–89 in the 3rd place game|
|1968||3rd place||3rd place in Philadelphia, lost to Real Madrid 84–93 in the semi-final, defeated Botafogo 82–54 in the 3rd place game|
|1983||5th place||5th place with a 2–3 record in a league tournament in Buenos Aires|
|1987||Champions||defeated FC Barcelona 100–84 in the final of FIBA Club World Cup in Milan|
|1987||3rd place||3rd place in a three teams Tournament in Milwaukee with Milwaukee Bucks and Soviet Union|
|1989||3rd place||3rd place in Rome, lost to Jugoplastika 97–102 in the semi-final, defeated FC Barcelona 136–104 in the 3rd place game|
Matches against NBA teamsEdit
23 October 1987
|Milwaukee Bucks||123–111||Tracer Milano|
3 October 2010
|New York Knicks||125–113||Armani Jeans Milano|
7 October 2012
|Boston Celtics||105–75||EA7 Emporio Armani Milano|
6 October 2015
|Boston Celtics||124–91||EA7 Emporio Armani Milano|
Through the years, due to sponsorship deals, it has been also known as:
- Borletti (1930–1955)
- Simmenthal (1955–1973)
- Innocenti (1973–1975)
- Cinzano (1975–1978)
- Billy (1978–1983)
- Simac (1983–1986)
- Tracer (1986–1988)
- Philips (1988–1993)
- Recoaro (1993–94)
- Stefanel (1994–1998)
- Sony (1998–99)
- Adecco (1999–2002)
- Pippo (2002–03)
- Breil (2003–04)
- Armani Jeans (2004–2011)
- EA7 Emporio Armani (2011–2018)
- AX Armani Exchange (2018–present)
Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA-sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.
To appear in this section a player must have either:
- #9 Cesare Rubini (1948–1957)
- #7 Sergio Stefanini (1949–1955)
- #5 Enrico Pagani (1949–1960)
- #3 Romeo Romanutti (1950–1958)
- #8 Sandro Gamba (1950–1963)
- #7 Gianfranco Pieri (1955–1968)
- #10 Sandro Riminucci (1956–1970)
- #9 Paolo Vittori (1959–1965)
- #6 Gabriele Vianello (1962–1967)
- #8 Massimo Masini (1963–1974)
- #5 Giulio Iellini (1964–1975)
- #9 Skip Thoren (1965–1966)
- #15 Bill Bradley (1965–1966)
- #18, #9 Vittorio Ferracini (1967–1969, 1973–1983)
- #6 Giuseppe Brumatti (1967–1977)
- #13 Renzo Bariviera (1969–1975)
- #18 (Ret) Art Kenney (1970–1973)
- Mike Sylvester (1975–1980)
- #12 Vittorio Gallinari (1976–1987)
- #8 (Ret) Mike D'Antoni (1977–1990)
- #11 (Ret) Dino Meneghin (1980–1990, 1993–1994)
- #10 Roberto Premier (1981–1989)
- #15 Joe Barry Carroll (1984–1985)
- #14 Russ Schoene (1984–1986)
- #7 Riccardo Pittis (1984–1993)
- #13 Ken Barlow (1986–1987)
- #15 Bob McAdoo (1986–1990)
- #13 Ricky Brown (1987–1988)
- #12 Antonello Riva (1989–1994)
- #15 Darryl Dawkins (1991–1992)
- Antonio Davis (1992–1993)
- #4, #19 Aleksandar Đorđević (1992–1994, 2005)
- Hugo Sconochini (1993–1995, 2002–2004)
- #10 Dejan Bodiroga (1994–1996)
- #7 Gregor Fučka (1994–1997)
- #5 Ferdinando Gentile (1994–1998)
- #15 Rolando Blackman (1995–1996)
- #9 Marco Mordente (1996–2000, 2008–2011)
- Giorgos Sigalas (1997–1998)
- #12 Melvin Booker (1998–1999, 2007–2008)
- Massimo Bulleri (2005–2008, 2008–2009, 2009–2010)
- #8 Danilo Gallinari (2006–2008; 2011)
- Mindaugas Katelynas (2007–2009)
- #14, #34 David Hawkins (2008–2009, 2010–2011)
- #12 Richard Mason Rocca (2008–2012)
- #8 Jonas Mačiulis (2009–2011)
- Marijonas Petravičius (2009–2011)
- Stefano Mancinelli (2009–2012)
- #9, #18 Nicolò Melli (2010–2015)
- #15 Ioannis Bourousis (2011–2013)
- Malik Hairston (2011–2013)
- #25, #5 Alessandro Gentile (2011–2016)
- #23 Keith Langford (2012–2014)
- #55 Curtis Jerrells (2013–2014; 2017–2019)
- #24 Samardo Samuels (2013–2015)
- #13 Milan Mačvan (2015–2017)
- #43 Krunoslav Simon (2015–2017)
- #21 Rakim Sanders (2016–2017)
- Mantas Kalnietis (2016–2018)
- #0 Drew Goudelock (2017–2018)
- #9 Dairis Bertāns (2017–2019)
- #5 Vladimir Micov (2017–2021)
- #77 Artūras Gudaitis (2017–2020)
- #19 Mindaugas Kuzminskas (2018–2019)
- #00 Amedeo Della Valle (2018–2020)
- #32 Jeff Brooks (2018–2021)
- #13 Sergio Rodriguez (2019–2022)
- #42 Kyle Hines (2020–present)
- #70 Luigi Datome (2020–present)
- #2 Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot (2022–2023)
- ^ Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
- ^ CHI SIAMO (in Italian).
- ^ "CI SIAMO: L'OLIMPIA TORNA EA7 E DOMANI SCATTA LA CAMPAGNA ABBONAMENTI "TUTTI #INSIEME"" [Here we go: Olimpia gets EA7 back and starts the season ticket campaign "All #together" tomorrow]. olimpiamilano.com (in Italian). 7 July 2022. Retrieved 14 July 2022.
- ^ "Le sedici squadre della Divisione Nazionale" [The sixteen teams of the National Division]. Il Littoriale (in Italian). 20 November 1936. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
- ^ "Olimpia, a star is born". www.olimpiamilano.com. 15 July 2021. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
- ^ Giuseppe Liotta,Laura Santoro (2009). Giuffrè Editore (ed.). Lezioni di diritto sportivo [Sports law lessons]. p. 146. ISBN 978-88-14-14568-1.
- ^ "Domestic leagues roundup: June 15, 2018". euroleague.net. 15 June 2018. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
- ^ "Legend Messina takes reins in Milan". euroleague.net. 11 June 2019. Retrieved 11 June 2019.
- ^ "Final Four-bound: AX Armani Exchange Milan". euroleague.net. 6 May 2021. Retrieved 6 May 2021.
- ^ CHI SIAMO (in Italian).
- ^ "Olimpia will officially retire Mike D'Antoni's 8". olimpiamilano.com. 3 March 2015.
- ^ "Eleven Forever: Dino Meneghin's number 11 will be retired by Olimpia". olimpiamilano.com. 28 October 2019.
- ^ "EEleven Forever: the legendary career of Dino Meneghin and why he wore number 11". olimpiamilano.com. 11 November 2019.
- ^ "#ElevenForever, perché certe notti lasciano il segno e sono indimenticabili" (in Italian). olimpiamilano.com. 20 November 2019.
- ^ "The Arthur Kenney first person-diary". olimpiamilano.com. 31 May 2013.
- ^ Lega A page on the history of Olimpia Milano. (in Italian) Archived 2010-01-02 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ "Milano cambia "volto", sarà AX Armani Exchange anche in campionato" [Milan changes his "face", it will be AX Armani Exchange also in the Italian League]. basketinside.com (in Italian). 21 June 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
- Official website (in Italian and English)
- 2018-19 LBA team page (in Italian)
- 2018-19 Euroleague team page (in English)