Thonon Black Panthers

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Thonon Black Panthers
Based in Thonon-les-Bains, France
Home stadium Stade Joseph-Moynat (1998–present) 3500 spect.
Head coach Fabien Ducousso Flag of France.svg  France
General manager Benoît Sirouet Flag of France.svg  France
League Ligue Élite de Football Américain
DivisionDivision 1
Division titlesFrance Championship elite division Champions
Current uniform
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The Black Panthers of Thonon is a French American football club based in Thonon-les-Bains (Haute-Savoie) and founded in 1987 by Benoît Sirouet, Nicolas Schpoliansky and Frederic Mériguet.


Jérôme Garnier quickly joined the three founding members and became the first President of the Club.

The first Head Coach of the team was called Jolly Bruno (player), former player of Blue Angels of Joinville le Pont.

Now chaired by Benoît Sirouet, the club has led since 2017 by Fabien Ducousso also known as Coach Hippo


The club has four different teams of American football and three flag football.




Champion ** (3): 2004, 2011, 2012 [2]

Vice Champion ** (3): 2006, 2007 and 2008


Season by season

1991D2Regular season
1992D2Regular season
1993D2Regular season
1994D2Regular season
1995D2Regular season
1996D2Regular season
1998D11/4 finalist
2001D11/4 finalist
2002D1Regular season
2005D1Regular season
2006D1Regular season
2011D1Regular season
2016D1Regular season

Personalities linked to the club


Notable Players


The Black Panthers of Thonon-les-Bains were the first in France to broadcast all of their regular season games live on the Internet. The BPWEBTV created in 2010 was well-received, and broadened for the 2011 season.

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