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S.S.P. Reyer Venezia Mestre, commonly known as Reyer Venezia or simply Reyer, is an Italian professional basketball club that is based in Venice, Veneto. The club currently plays in the Lega Basket Serie A (LBA), the highest tier of basketball in Italy. Reyer operates both men's and women's professional teams, both playing in their respective first divisions as of the 2017–18 season. The men's team has been crowned the Italian champions three times, as they won the LBA in 1942, 1943, 2017 and 2019.

Umana Reyer Venezia
Umana Reyer Venezia logo
NicknameOrogranata
LeaguesLBA
EuroCup
Founded1872; 147 years ago (1872)
ArenaPalasport Giuseppe Taliercio
Capacity3,509
LocationVenice, Italy
Team colorsGarnet Red, Gold, White
              
PresidentFederico Casarin
Head coachWalter De Raffaele
OwnershipLuigi Brugnaro
Championships1 FIBA Europe Cup
4 Italian Leagues
Websitereyer.it
Uniforms

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HistoryEdit

 
The Reyer team that won league titles in 1942 and 1943

The team was founded in 1872 as gymnastics club Società Sportiva Costantino Reyer, by the gymnastics teacher Peter Gallo in Venice. In the 1941–42 and 1942–43 season, Reyer won back-to-back Italian league titles. In 1944, the team also won the Italian championship, but the victory was not approved by the Italian Federation.

The club, under the name Carrera Venezia, participated in the 1980–81 FIBA Korać Cup and managed to reach the final where the club was defeated 104–105 by Joventut Freixenet that took place in Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona at March 19.

In 2006–07, Reyer was the amateur champion of Italy, and promoted to the LegaDue. In the 2010–11 season, the team finally promoted back to the Lega Basket Serie A.

In the 2016–17 season, Reyer reached the LBA Finals for the first time since 1944.[1] Reyer claimed its third national championship on June 20, 2017, after beating Trento 4–2 in the series.[2] Reyer also played in the Basketball Champions League that season and advanced to the Final Four, where the team finished in fourth place.[3]

In the 2017–18 season, coming off of its national championship, Venezia participated in its second straight Champions League season. In Group C, Reyer finished in the sixth-place after holding an 8–6 record. The team was transferred to the FIBA Europe Cup for the play-offs, where it beat Egis Körmend, Nizhny Novgorod and Donar in order to reach the Finals. In the Finals, Reyer faced fellow Italian side Sidigas Avellino. Reyer won the finals 158–148 on aggregate, and on 2 May 2018 the club won the FIBA Europe Cup, its first ever European trophy.[4]

In 2019 Umana Reyer Venezia won their 4th title by beating Banco di Sardegna Sassari in game 7 of the LBA finals.[5]

HonoursEdit

Total titles: 4

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (4): 1941–42, 1942–43, 2016–17, 2018–19
Runners-up (1): 1945–46
Runners-up (1): 2017

European competitionsEdit

Runners-up (1): 1980–81
4th place (1): 2016–17
Winners (1): 2017–18

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

Umana Reyer Venezia roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
SG 5   Stone, Julyan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 30 – (1988-12-07)7 December 1988
G/F 6   Bramos, Michael (C) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 32 – (1987-05-27)27 May 1987
SG 7   Tonut, Stefano 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 25 – (1993-11-07)7 November 1993
PF 9   Daye, Austin 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 31 – (1988-06-05)5 June 1988
PG 10   De Nicolao, Andrea 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 27 – (1991-08-21)21 August 1991
C 14   Vidmar, Gašper 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 118 kg (260 lb) 31 – (1987-09-14)14 September 1987
F/C 22   Mazzola, Valerio 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 31 – (1988-03-07)7 March 1988
G/F 30   Cerella, Bruno 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 32 – (1986-07-30)30 July 1986
C 50   Watt, Mitchell 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 29 – (1989-12-14)14 December 1989
SG 77   Kyzlink, Tomáš 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 26 – (1993-06-18)18 June 1993
PF   Udanoh, Ike 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 29 – (1989-08-02)2 August 1989
PG   Filloy, Ariel 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 32 – (1987-03-11)11 March 1987
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Massimo Galli
  •   Alberto Billio
  •   Giacomo Baioni
  •   Gianluca Tucci
Athletic trainer(s)
  •   Renzo Colombini
Physiotherapist(s)
  •   Alberto De Bei
  •   Leopoldo Buttinoni
Team manager
  •   Mauro Sartori

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: July 14, 2019

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Mitchell Watt Paul Biligha
PF Austin Daye Ike Udanoh Valerio Mazzola Mihajlo Jerkovic
SF Deron Washington Bruno Cerella Pietro Ugolini
SG Michael Bramos Stefano Tonut Tomáš Kyzlink Favaretto Mattia
PG Ariel Filloy Andrea De Nicolao Marco Giuri

Squad changes for the 2019-2020 seasonEdit

InEdit

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No. Position Player
  PF Ike Udanoh (from   Scandone Avellino)
  PG Ariel Filloy (from   Scandone Avellino)

OutEdit

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No. Position Player
0   PG MarQuez Haynes
1   G/F D. J. Kennedy
17   SF Deron Washington
19   C Paul Biligha
21   G Marco Giuri

Notable playersEdit

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Season by seasonEdit

Head coachesEdit

Sponsorship namesEdit

Throughout the years, due to sponsorship, the club has been known as :

  • Noalex Venezia: (1966–1970)
  • Splügen Venezia (1970–1973)
  • Canon Venezia: (1973–1980)
  • Carrera Venezia: (1980–1984)
  • Giomo Venezia: (1984–1987)
  • Hitachi Venezia: (1987–1990)
  • Scaini Venezia: (1991–1993)
  • Acqua Lora Venezia: (1993–1994)
  • San Benedetto: (1994–1995)
  • Reyer Venezia: (1995-1996)
  • Panto Venezia: (1998–2001)
  • Acqua Pia Antica Marcia: (2005–2006)
  • Umana Reyer Venezia: (2006–present)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Venezia makes history by advancing to the Finals". Eurohoops.net. 2017-06-05. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  2. ^ Reyer Venezia crowned Italian league champion!
  3. ^ "AS Monaco v Umana Reyer Venezia". BasketballCL.com. 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2017-06-06.
  4. ^ Reyer Venezia conquer FIBA Europe Cup after defeating Sidigas Avellino
  5. ^ "Reyer Venezia wins Italian LBA championship". sportando.basketball. 22 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.

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