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.
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
1992 Etzella – Wels/Linz (A) 69-63,
Etzella – St. Servais (B) 69-64
1 qualification for the second round
Champion de Luxembourg
1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1972, 1992, 1999, 2003, 2006, 2019
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2020
Coupe de Luxembourg
1955, 1956, 1957, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1972, 1976, 1982, 1991, 1992, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2019, 2023
1991, 1992, 1993, 1999, 2002, 2015, 2016
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