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Spirou Charleroi, commonly known simply as Spirou, is a Belgian professional basketball club that is located in Charleroi. The club competes in the Pro Basketball League (PBL), the highest tier of basketball in Belgium. The club's home arena is the Spiroudome which can host 6,300 people.

Spirou
Spirou logo
NicknameKarolo's
LeaguesPro Basketball League
Founded1989; 30 years ago (1989)
HistorySpirou Monceau
1989–1990
Spirou Charleroi
1990–present
ArenaSpiroudome
Capacity6,300
LocationCharleroi, Belgium
PresidentJean-Jacques Cloquet
Head coachBrian Lynch
Championships10 Belgian Championships
5 Belgian Cups
7 Belgian Supercups
Websitewww.proximusspirou.be

Established in 1989, the team is named after the long-running Belgian comics magazine Spirou.

HistoryEdit

Spirou Charleroi has won the Belgian League championship ten times (1996–99, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011), the Belgian Cup 5 times (1996, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2009), and the Belgian Supercup 7 times (1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2008, 2010).

In the 2010–11 season, Spirou made its debut in the Euroleague, the highest continental league of Europe. The following season, Spirou played in the regular season for the second time in a row.

On July 29, 2014, Jacques Stas became the new head coach of the club while his predecessor Giovanni Bozzi replaced him as team president.[1]

Sponsorship namesEdit

Partly due to sponsorship reasons, the club has known several names:

  • Spirou Monceau (1989–1990)
  • Spirou Charleroi (1990–2011)
  • Belgacom Spirou (2011–2014)
  • Proximus Spirou (2014–2018)

Current rosterEdit

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Spirou roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht.
G 2   Beane, Anthony 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
F 4   Greenwood, Moses 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
G 5   Libert, Alexandre 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
PF 7   Hervelle, Axel 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in)
G 8   Botuli, Noé 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)
SF 9   Delalić, Haris 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in)
PF 13   Schoepen, Yoeri 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
C 20   Sharma, Josh 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in)
C 21   Tawiah, Chris 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in)
PG 25   Rahon, Joe 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
SF 32   Creppy, Thomas 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)
G 35   Kanda, Ordane 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)
Head coach
  •   Pascal Angillis
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Sam Rotsaert
  •   Óscar Lata Alonso

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 10 June 2019

TrophiesEdit

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Belgian Cup Supercup European competitions
2006–07 1 First Division 3rd 3 FIBA EuroCup RS
2007–08 1 First Division 1st 2 ULEB Cup RS
2008–09 1 First Division 1st Champion 2 Eurocup T16
2009–10 1 First Division 1st Finalist Runner-up 2 Eurocup RS
2010–11 1 First Division 1st Semifinalist Winner 1 Euroleague RS
2011–12 1 First Division 2nd Runner-up 1 Euroleague RS
2012–13 1 First Division 3rd Last 16 2 Eurocup RS
2013–14 1 First Division 5th Semifinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2014–15 1 First Division 5th Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2015–16 1 First Division 5th Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup RS
2016–17 1 First Division 4th Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League RS
2017–18 1 First Division 3rd Semifinalist 4 FIBA Europe Cup RS
2018–19 1 First Division 5th Semifinalist 3 Champions League QR3
4 FIBA Europe Cup RS

Notable playersEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jacques Stas coach Belgacom Spirou Charleroi". Eurobasket.com. July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014.

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