Thonon Black Panthers

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Thonon Black Panthers
Established1987
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
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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.

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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

Teams

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

Awards

Seniors

Juniors

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

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

Flag

Season by season

SeasonDivisionResults
1990D3Semi-finalist
1991D2Regular season
1992D2Regular season
1993D2Regular season
1994D2Regular season
1995D2Regular season
1996D2Regular season
1997D2Demi-finaliste
SeasonDivisionResults
1998D11/4 finalist
1999D1Semi-finalist
2000D1Semi-finalist
2001D11/4 finalist
2002D1Regular season
2003D2Semi-finalist
2004D2Champion
2005D1Regular season
SeasonDivisionResults
2006D1Regular season
2007D1Finalist
2008D1Semi-finalist
2009D1Finalist
2010D1Semi-finalist
2011D1Regular season
2012D1Finalist
2013D1Champion
SeasonDivisionResults
2014D1Champion
2015D1Finalist
2016D1Regular season
2017D1Finalist
2018D1Finalist
2019D1Champion

Personalities linked to the club

Staff

Notable Players

Media

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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