Betclic Elite 2022-2023 Games

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FRANCE - BETCLIC ELITE 🇫🇷

Country: France
Location: Europe
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.

  

Basketball history

Jeep Elite Champions and Award Winners

Jeep Elite MVPs

SEASON PLAYER TEAM
2019-2020 No MVP -
2018-2019 David Holston Dijon
2017-2018 Zachery Peacock Bourg-en-Bresse
2016-2017 D.J. Cooper Pau-L-Orthez
2015-2016 Devin Booker Chalon
2014-2015 Adrien Moerman Limoges
2013-2014 Antoine Diot
Randal Falker
Strasbourg
Nancy
2012-2013 Edwin Jackson
Dwight Buycks
ASVEL
Gravelines
2011-2012 Fabien Causeur
Blake Schilb
Cholet
Chalon
2010-2011 Mickael Gélabale
Samuel Mejia
ASVEL
Cholet
2009-2010 Ali Traoré
Ricardo Greer
ASVEL
Nancy
2008-2009 Alain Koffi
Austin Nichols
Le Mans
Hyères-Toulon
2007-2008 Nando De Colo
Marc Salyers
Cholet
Roanne
2006-2007 Cyril Julian
Dewarick Spencer
Nancy
Roanne
2005-2006 Cyril Julian
Jason Rowe
Nancy
Hyères-Toulon
2004-2005 Laurent Sciarra
Jermaine Guice
Gravelines
Le Havre
2003-2004 Laurent Foirest
Rick Hughes
Pau-L-Orthez
Strasbourg
2002-2003 Boris Diaw
Rico Hill
Pau-L-Orthez
Le Mans
2001-2002 Cyril Julian
Roger Esteller
Nancy
Pau-L-Orthez
2000-2001 Jim Bilba
Bill Edwards
ASVEL
ASVEL
1999-2000 Moustapha Sonko
Marcus Brown
ASVEL
Limoges
1998-1999 Laurent Foirest
Keith Jennings
Pau-L-Orthez
Le Mans
1997-1998 Jim Bilba
Jerry McCullough
ASVEL
Gravelines
1996-1997 Yann Bonato
Delaney Rudd
Limoges
ASVEL
1995-1996 Antoine Rigaudeau
Delaney Rudd
Pau-L-Orthez
ASVEL
1994-1995 Yann Bonato
David Rivers
Paris
Antibes
1993-1994 Antoine Rigaudeau
Michael Young
Cholet
Limoges
1992-1993 Antoine Rigaudeau
Michael Young
Cholet
Limoges
1991-1992 Antoine Rigaudeau
Michael Brooks
Cholet
Limoges
1990-1991 Antoine Rigaudeau
Michael Brooks
Cholet
Limoges
1989-1990 Stéphane Ostrowski
Don Collins
Limoges
Limoges
1988-1989 Stéphane Ostrowski
Don Collins
Limoges
Limoges
1987-1988 Stéphane Ostrowski
Don Collins
Limoges
Limoges

Jeep Elite Defensive Player of the Year

Jeep Elite Most Improved Player

SEASON PLAYER TEAM
2019-2020 - -
2018-2019 - -
2017-2018 - -
2016-2017 Paul Lacombe Strasbourg
2015-2016 Wilfried Yeguete Pau-L-Orthez
2014-2015 Benjamin Sene Nancy
2013-2014 Clint Capela Chalon
2012-2013 Edwin Jackson ASVEL
2011-2012 Evan Fournier Poitiers
2010-2011 Evan Fournier Poitiers
2009-2010 Kevin Séraphin Cholet
2008-2009 Rodrigue Beaubois Cholet
2007-2008 Nando De Colo Cholet

Jeep Elite Defensive Player of the Year

SEASON PLAYER TEAM
2019-2020 - -
2018-2019 - -
2017-2018 D.J. Stephens Le Mans
2016-2017 Louis Labeyrie Paris
2015-2016 Matt Howard
Mathias Lessort
Strasbourg
Chalon
2014-2015 Jamar Smith
Darnell Harris
Limoges
Orléans