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Umana Reyer Venezia
Umana Reyer Venezia logo
Nickname Orogranata
Leagues LBA
Champions League
Founded 1872; 146 years ago (1872)
Arena Palasport Giuseppe Taliercio
Capacity 3,509
Location Venice, Italy
Team colors Garnet Red, Gold, White
              
President Federico Casarin
Head coach Walter De Raffaele
Ownership Luigi Brugnaro
Championships 1 FIBA Europe Cup
3 Italian Leagues
Website reyer.it
Uniforms

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 and 2017.

History

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 aggregrate, and on 2 May 2018 the club won the FIBA Europe Cup, its first ever European trophy.[4]

Honours

Total titles: 4

Domestic competitions

Winners (3): 1941–42, 1942–43, 2016–17
Runners-up (1): 1945–46
Runners-up (1): 2017

European competitions

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

Players

Current roster

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
PG 0 Georgia (country) Haynes, MarQuez 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 31 – (1986-12-19)19 December 1986
SG 3 United States Johnson, Dominique 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 31 – (1987-06-09)9 June 1987
PG 4 Dominican Republic Sosa, Édgar 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 30 – (1988-01-15)15 January 1988
G/F 6 Greece Bramos, Michael 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 31 – (1987-05-27)27 May 1987
SG 7 Italy Tonut, Stefano 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 24 – (1993-11-07)7 November 1993
G 8 Italy Mattia, Favaretto 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 17 – (2000-09-29)29 September 2000
F 9 United States Daye, Austin 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 30 – (1988-06-05)5 June 1988
PG 10 Italy De Nicolao, Andrea 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 26 – (1991-08-21)21 August 1991
G 11 United States Jenkins, Michael 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 31 – (1986-09-06)6 September 1986
SF 12 Lithuania Orelik, Gediminas Injured 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 28 – (1990-05-14)14 May 1990
F/C 14 Italy Ress, Tomas 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 37 – (1980-08-22)22 August 1980
C 19 Italy Biligha, Paul 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 28 – (1990-05-31)31 May 1990
G/F 30 Italy Cerella, Bruno 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 31 – (1986-07-30)30 July 1986
C 50 United States Watt, Mitchell 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 28 – (1989-12-14)14 December 1989
F 58 San Marino Ugolini, Pietro 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 17 – (2000-11-05)5 November 2000
G -- Italy Giuri, Marco 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 30 – (1988-07-08)8 July 1988
G -- Czech Republic Kyzlink, Tomáš 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 25 – (1993-06-18)18 June 1993
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Italy Alberto Billio
  • Italy Alberto Buffi
  • Italy Gianluca Tucci
Athletic trainer(s)
  • Italy Renzo Colombini
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Italy Alberto De Bei
  • Italy Leopoldo Buttinoni
Team manager
  • Italy Mauro Sartori

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

  • Roster
Updated: July 13, 2018

Depth chart

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Mitchell Watt Paul Biligha
PF Hrvoje Perić Tomas Ress
SF Michael Bramos Gediminas Orelik Bruno Cerella
SG Dominique Johnson Stefano Tonut Tomáš Kyzlink
PG MarQuez Haynes Andrea De Nicolao

Notable players

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

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. Italian Cup European competitions
2010–11 2 LegaDue 2nd
2011–12 1 Serie A 7th
2012–13 1 Serie A 8th
2013–14 1 Serie A 11th
2014–15 1 Serie A 4th Quarterfinalist
2015–16 1 Serie A 4th Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup L32
2016–17 1 LBA 1st Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League 4th
2017–18 1 LBA 3rd Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League RS
4 FIBA Europe Cup C
2018–19 1 LBA 3 Champions League

Source: Eurobasket.com

Head coaches

Sponsorship names

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)

References

  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

External links

  • Official site (in Italian)
  • Serie A profile (in Italian)
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