Reyer Venezia

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 four times, as they won the LBA in 1942, 1943, 2017 and 2019.

Umana Reyer Venezia
2020–21 Reyer Venezia season
Umana Reyer Venezia logo
NicknameOrogranata
LeaguesLBA
EuroCup
Founded1872; 148 years ago (1872)
ArenaPalasport Giuseppe Taliercio
Capacity3,509
LocationVenice, Italy
Team colorsGarnet Red, Gold, White
              
PresidentFederico Casarin
Head coachWalter De Raffaele
OwnershipLuigi Brugnaro
Championships1 FIBA Europe Cup
4 Italian Leagues
1 Italian Cup
Websitereyer.it

HistoryEdit

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

In 2019 Umana Reyer Venezia won their 4th title by beating Banco di Sardegna Sassari in game 7 of the LBA finals.[5]

On February 16, 2020, Venezia went to win its first Italian Cup ever by beating Happy Casa Brindisi 73–67 in the Finals in the Adriatic Arena of Pesaro.[6]

HonoursEdit

Total titles: 4

Domestic competitionsEdit

Winners (4): 1941–42, 1942–43, 2016–17, 2018–19
Runners-up (1): 1945–46
Winners (1): 2020
Runners-up (2): 2017, 2019

European competitionsEdit

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

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Umana Reyer Venezia roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 3   Casarin, Davide 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 17 – (2003-05-22)22 May 2003
G 5   Stone, Julyan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 31 – (1988-12-07)7 December 1988
G/F 6   Bramos, Michael (C) 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 33 – (1987-05-27)27 May 1987
SG 7   Tonut, Stefano 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 26 – (1993-11-07)7 November 1993
PF 9   Daye, Austin 2.11 m (6 ft 11 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 32 – (1988-06-05)5 June 1988
PG 10   De Nicolao, Andrea 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 28 – (1991-08-21)21 August 1991
C 14   Vidmar, Gašper 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 114 kg (251 lb) 32 – (1987-09-14)14 September 1987
SG 21   Chappell, Jeremy 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 33 – (1987-06-10)10 June 1987
PF 22   Mazzola, Valerio 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 111 kg (245 lb) 32 – (1988-03-07)7 March 1988
G/F 30   Cerella, Bruno 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 33 – (1986-07-30)30 July 1986
C 50   Watt, Mitchell 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 102 kg (225 lb) 30 – (1989-12-14)14 December 1989
PG   D'Ercole, Lorenzo 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 32 – (1988-02-11)11 February 1988
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Gianluca Tucci
  •   Alberto Billio
  •   Massimo Galli

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 1 July 2020

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

Depth chartEdit

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2
C Mitchell Watt Gašper Vidmar
PF Austin Daye Valerio Mazzola
SF Michael Bramos Bruno Cerella
SG Stefano Tonut Jeremy Chappell Davide Casarin
PG Andrea De Nicolao Julyan Stone Lorenzo D'Ercole

(colours: Italian or homegrown players; foreign players; young players)

Notable playersEdit

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

Season by seasonEdit

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 1st 3 Champions League T16
2019–20 1 LBA Champion 2 EuroCup

Source: Eurobasket.com

Head coachesEdit

Sponsorship namesEdit

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)

ReferencesEdit

  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
  5. ^ "Reyer Venezia wins Italian LBA championship". sportando.basketball. 22 June 2019. Retrieved 23 June 2019.
  6. ^ "National cups roundup: February 16, 2020". euroleague.net. 16 February 2020. Retrieved 16 February 2020.

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