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Richard Dacoury (born July 6, 1959 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast) is a former French professional basketball player. He retired in 1998, as the basketball player who won the most French League titles during his career, with 9.[1] Dacoury is considered to be one the greatest players in French basketball history. He had his jersey number 7 retired by Limoges, in October 2010.[2]

Richard Dacoury
Personal information
Born (1959-07-06) July 6, 1959 (age 59)
Abidjan, Ivory Coast
Listed height6 ft 4.75 in (1.95 m)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
Playing career1976–1998
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
Career history
1996–1998Racing Paris
Career highlights and awards


Professional careerEdit

Dacoury led the French team of Limoges to several titles, including the 1993 FIBA European League (EuroLeague),[3] which is widely regarded as one of the greatest upsets in European-wide club basketball history. He was a three-time member of the FIBA European Selection team, in 1987, and twice in 1991.

National team careerEdit

Dacoury played with the French national basketball team, from 1981 to 1992. With France, he played in a total of 160 games, and scored a total of 2,228 points. He played in 5 EuroBaskets, one FIBA World Cup, and one Summer Olympics.

He played at the following tournaments: the 1981 EuroBasket (Prague, Czechoslovakia), the 1983 EuroBasket (Nantes, France), the 1984 Summer Olympic Games (Los Angeles, United States),[4] the 1986 FIBA World Championship (Zaragoza, Spain), the 1987 EuroBasket (Athens, Greece), the 1989 EuroBasket (Zagreb, Yugoslavia), and the 1991 EuroBasket (Rome, Italy).

Awards and accomplishmentsEdit

Club honoursEdit


  1. ^ "Basket. A 38 ans, le plus titré des joueurs français prend sa retraite. Dacoury, une empreinte sur le parquet". Libé Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  2. ^ lemondeaurebond (2010-10-10), Hommage à Richard Dacoury, retrieved 2016-10-19
  3. ^ "Il y a 20 ans, Limoges capitale européenne du basket - Basket". Retrieved 2016-10-19.
  4. ^ Olympic results

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