Olympique Lille Basket

The basketball section of Olympique Lille (whose nickname is OL) founded in 1924 in Lille and disappeared in the mid-1940s.


Although the OL was born in 1902, the club creates the basketball section only in 1924.[1] Under the amateur status, OL enjoyed success in the 1930s, reaching three times the France championship final. The club became Champion of France during the 1933–1934 season, also OL lost two other finals in 1932-33 and 1934–35.


French League

  • Winners (1): 1933-34

Notable players

Peter Boel was called for national team of France. He participated in the first EuroBasket in the history in 1935 but also on the basketball tournament of the 1936 Olympic Games, the first appearance of this sport at the Olympics. Georges Fontaine and Charles Fonteyne also played on olympique tournament.[1]


  1. ^ a b Fabien Archambault, Loïc Artiaga et Pierre-Yves Frey (2003), L'aventure des "grands" hommes: Études sur l'histoire du basket-ball

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