Betclic Elite 2022-2023 Leaders
Betclic Elite 2022-2023 Records
Top single game performances
FRANCE - BETCLIC ELITE 🇫🇷
Spoken language: French
Demography: 67M citizens (2020)
Largest cities: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice
Regular-season schedule: September to April
What is the Betclic Elite?
The Betclic Elite is none other than the first division of the French basketball championship, which is called so since the beginning of the 2021-2022 season. Previously, it was called Nationale 1 until 1993, Pro A from 1993 to 2018 and Jeep Elite between 2018 and 2021.
Currently, the formula of this championship is divided into two phases: a regular season, with 18 teams involved, and playoffs between the best eight of them. The quarter-finals and semi-finals are played in best-of-three games, while the final is played in best-of-five games.
The two teams that finish the regular season in 17th and 18th place are relegated to the lower division, called Pro B.
What are the historical and the most famous clubs of the first division of the French championship?
The most outstanding club in France seems to be Limoges CSP, which has 11 French Championship titles but has also shone on the European scene, winning the FIBA European Champion Clubs Cup in 1993, the European Cup Winners' Cup in 1988, and three Korac Cups in 1982, 1983 and 2000.
Other French clubs that have shone on the European scene are Nanterre (winner of the EuroChallenge in 2015 and the FIBA Cup in 2017), Élan Béarnais (winner of the Korac Cup in 1984), Nancy (winner of the Korac Cup in 2002) and Monaco (winner of the EuroCup in 2021).
But the club that has won the French championship the most times is ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne. The club presided over by Tony Parker holds 20 French championship titles, including the most recent season in 2020-2021.
Jeep Elite All-Time Greats
Jeep Elite Champions and Award Winners
Jeep Elite Champions
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Jeep Elite MVPs
Jeep Elite Rising Stars
Jeep Elite Defensive Player of the Year
Jeep Elite Most Improved Player
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