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Our History

The association was founded on 5 August 1934 as „Association sportive Catholique Ettelbruck“ (ACSE), 3 years after the first basketball section had been founded in Bettembourg, Luxembourg. The catholic youth federation was anxious to offer a sport, in order to be able to stand up to the competition of other youth organizations such as the Scouts or football federations. So basketball appeared to be a suitable sport. It is played in the „Lärchen“ on a meadow covered with a layer of ash.

After a few test and friendly matches to learn the practice and theory of basketball, the ASCE played in the Luxembourg championship and cup games.

During the war years 1941-1945, the ASCE, like all other Catholic clubs in Luxembourg, was dissolved by the Nazi invaders and its assets confiscated.

In October 1945, a new, non-denominational basketball federation was set up in Luxembourg. Since Ettelbruck lacked everything, a merger with the local football club FC Etzella was sought and approved, and the ASCE became the „BBC Etzella“. The game was played on the asphalted schoolyard in Ettelbruck. In 1951 both sports sections decided to go their separate ways again.

In 1954, the BBC ETZELLA was able to record its first major success with the win of the COUPE DE LA SOUVERAINE. This was followed by the golden years, in 1955 the first national champion, and in 1956 the first double. In 1958 the BBC Etzella had the privilege to play the first game in the European Cup against the Belgians of Royal IV, Ben Meyers scored the first points in the history of the European Cup.

In 1962, the club was named the best Luxembourg sports team after advancing in the European Cup against SISU Copenhagen. In 1967, the newly built sports hall Am Däich finally became a roofed and weather-independent sports facility.

The women‘s team, which has been in existence since 1971, has won eight championships and seven cups so far.

FONDATION
1934

FIRST OFFICIAL GAME
30.09.1934 Etzella – Clervaux (Score: 4 – 21)

MEMBERS OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL TEAM 
A. Frank, L.Schmitz, M. Michaux, R. Heintz, J.Schwartz, R. Federspiel, J. Schaack, A. Lambert, C. Serrig, L. Kraus

PRESIDENTS OF THE CLUB UNTIL TODAY
P. Wengler, Abbé J.P. Ries, Abbé M. Schneider, L. Kraus, S. Giorgetti, F. Hansen, F. Daleiden, J.P. Wolff, J. Gutenkauf, C. Halsdorf

Europapokal

MENS TEAM

12 participations

3 wins:
1962 SISU Copenhagen (DK) – Etzella 55-72, Etzella – SISU Copenhagen 63-43,
1990 Etzella – Orca‘s Urk (NL) 103-97

1 qualification for the round of sixteen

WOMENS TEAM

5 participations

2 wins:
1992 Etzella – Wels/Linz (A) 69-63,
Etzella – St. Servais (B) 69-64

1 qualification for the second round

Champion de Luxembourg

MENS TEAM

15 titles

1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1972, 1992, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2019

WOMENS TEAM

9 titles

1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2020

Coupe de Luxembourg

MENS TEAM

24 titles

1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, 1982, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2019

WOMENS TEAM

7 titles

1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2015, 2016

Players

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2020/2021

Catie KNABLE

LaNedra BROWN

Triola JACKSON

Ashley BUSH

Joskeen GARNER

Ranela SKEGRO

Sherrie TUCKER

Casey ROST

Ranela SKEGRO

Katie DONOVAN

 

Katie DONOVAN

 

Ranela SKEGRO

Katie DONOVAN

 

Ashley JONES

 

 

Jessilyn CONICELLI

 

 

Jessilyn CONICELLI 

Katie DONOVAN

Telia MC CALL

Ranela SKEGRO

Jessilyn CONICELLI

 

Colleen PLANETA

Samantha GUASTELLA

Jordan SULLIVAN

Maria BLAZEJEWSKI

Stefanie YDERSTROM

 

Zorica MITOV

Stefanie YDERSTROM

Samarie WALKER

Alexandra KLEIN

Zorica MITOV

Stefanie YDERSTROM

Cecilia OKOYE

Brandy MONTGOMERY

Kierra ANTHONY

Jelena JOVANOVIC

 

 

 

 

Daisa ALEXANDER

Derrick OBASOHAN

Justice SUEING

 

Justice SUEING

 

Marcus KENNEDY

 

 

Marcus KENNEDY 

Parnell SMITH

Raphael ALBALADEJO

Dustin SCOTT 

Raphael ALBALADEJO

Dustin SCOTT 

Karim SHABAZZ 

Raphael ALBALADEJO 

Corey RAJI 

Daniel HORACE 

Raphael ALBALADEJO

Anthony SIMPSON 

William ARRE (injury)

Chad TOMKO

Devin TAYLOR 

Nathan WALKUP

 

 

Anthony SIMPSON 

Billy MC NUTT

Billy MC NUTT 

Justin SMITH

Alex FRANCIS

 

Billy MC NUTT 

Derrick BARDEN

Billy MC NUTT 

Derrick BARDEN

 

 

Billy MC NUTT 

Tim COLEMAN

Cristen WILSON

 

Billy MC NUTT

Griffin KINNEY

Ronnie HARRELL

Trayvonn WRIGHT

Isaac BANKS

Malik MARTINS

Austin BURGETT

Henry PWONO

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