Kinder Bologna
#6 Forward Italy 1977 Height: 1.98
#7 Guard Italy 1971 Height: 1.91
#8 Guard Italy 1973 Height: 1.86
#10 Guard Slovenia 1981 Height: 1.95
#12 Center Italy 1972 Height: 2.09
#13 Forward Denmark 1980 Height: 2.12
#14 Guard France 1971 Height: 1.99
#15 Center United States of America 1974 Height: 2.11
#17 Forward Italy 1982 Height: 2.08
#18 Forward Slovenia 1979 Height: 2.05
#19 Center Italy 1982 Height: 2.08
#20 Guard Serbia 1978 Height: 2.01
Head coach Italy 1959
EuroLeague 2001-02
Accumulated Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ABBIO, ALESSANDRO 17 5 395:03 139 24/46 19/48 34/47 8 21 29 11 18 25 3 1 44 43 109
AKRIVOS, CRISTIAN 1 0 2:13 5 1/2 1/2                   1   2
ANDERSEN, DAVID 22 11 472:18 191 72/149   47/70 29 66 95 9 19 26 4 4 51 67 204
BARLERA, PAOLO 8 0 35:04 9 2/5   5/10 2 6 8   2 6 1   9 7 4
BECIROVIC, SANI 13 3 289:53 126 24/49 10/35 48/62 4 36 40 33 19 27 2 2 39 44 132
BONORA, DAVIDE 8 0 81:03 9 4/8 0/5 1/2 1 4 5 3 2 1   1 10 4 1
BRKIC, DAVID 10 0 66:07 22 4/8 3/6 5/6 5 7 12 1   3 2   8 3 21
FERRI, CARLO 3 0 4:23   0/2       1 1               -1
FROSINI, ALESSANDRO 21 14 423:36 125 54/96   17/23 36 59 95 4 15 22 12 7 36 18 156
GINOBILI, EMANUEL 22 22 626:06 349 81/157 32/94 91/117 23 61 84 66 56 53 7 7 71 109 376
GRANGER, ANTONIO 2 0 26:00 10 2/2 2/4 0/2 2 1 3     1       2 10
GRAZIANO, ROBERTO 1 0 0:56 4 2/2                         4
GRIFFITH, RASHARD 13 13 338:50 112 46/75   20/49 28 61 89 13 14 35 8 7 45 48 139
JARIC, MARKO 21 20 592:43 282 89/153 19/71 47/79 23 67 90 53 47 42 3 7 55 84 307
RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE 21 17 560:50 176 41/77 20/56 34/38 5 40 45 30 26 30 3 4 60 47 157
SMODIS, MATJAZ 22 8 482:55 255 68/101 25/60 44/49 32 79 111 10 17 32 13 4 61 53 289
Totals     4398:00 1814 514/932 131/381 393/554 208 541 749 233 301 311 58 44 490 530 2011
Average     199:54 82.45 55.2% 34.4% 70.9% 9.45 24.59 34.04 10.59 13.68 14.13 2.63 2 22.27 24.09 91.4
Average Statistics - All phases
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ABBIO, ALESSANDRO 17 5 23:14 8.2 52.2% 39.6% 72.3% 0.5 1.2 1.7 0.6 1.1 1.5 0.2 0.1 2.6 2.5 6.4
AKRIVOS, CRISTIAN 1 0 2:13 5 50% 50%                   1   2
ANDERSEN, DAVID 22 11 21:28 8.7 48.3%   67.1% 1.3 3 4.3 0.4 0.9 1.2 0.2 0.2 2.3 3 9.3
BARLERA, PAOLO 8 0 4:23 1.1 40%   50% 0.3 0.8 1   0.3 0.8 0.1   1.1 0.9 0.5
BECIROVIC, SANI 13 3 22:17 9.7 49% 28.6% 77.4% 0.3 2.8 3.1 2.5 1.5 2.1 0.2 0.2 3 3.4 10.2
BONORA, DAVIDE 8 0 10:07 1.1 50%   50% 0.1 0.5 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.1   0.1 1.3 0.5 0.1
BRKIC, DAVID 10 0 6:36 2.2 50% 50% 83.3% 0.5 0.7 1.2 0.1   0.3 0.2   0.8 0.3 2.1
FERRI, CARLO 3 0 1:27           0.3 0.3               -0.3
FROSINI, ALESSANDRO 21 14 20:10 6 56.3%   73.9% 1.7 2.8 4.5 0.2 0.7 1 0.6 0.3 1.7 0.9 7.4
GINOBILI, EMANUEL 22 22 28:27 15.9 51.6% 34% 77.8% 1 2.8 3.8 3 2.5 2.4 0.3 0.3 3.2 5 17.1
GRANGER, ANTONIO 2 0 13:00 5 100% 50%   1 0.5 1.5     0.5       1 5
GRAZIANO, ROBERTO 1 0 0:56 4 100%                         4
GRIFFITH, RASHARD 13 13 26:03 8.6 61.3%   40.8% 2.2 4.7 6.8 1 1.1 2.7 0.6 0.5 3.5 3.7 10.7
JARIC, MARKO 21 20 28:13 13.4 58.2% 26.8% 59.5% 1.1 3.2 4.3 2.5 2.2 2 0.1 0.3 2.6 4 14.6
RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE 21 17 26:42 8.4 53.2% 35.7% 89.5% 0.2 1.9 2.1 1.4 1.2 1.4 0.1 0.2 2.9 2.2 7.5
SMODIS, MATJAZ 22 8 21:57 11.6 67.3% 41.7% 89.8% 1.5 3.6 5 0.5 0.8 1.5 0.6 0.2 2.8 2.4 13.1
Average     199:54 82.45 55.2% 34.4% 70.9% 9.45 24.59 34.04 10.59 13.68 14.13 2.63 2 22.27 24.09 91.4
Accumulated Statistics - Final Four
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ANDERSEN, DAVID 2 0 40:00 18 6/13   6/9 2 6 8 1   3     6 5 13
BECIROVIC, SANI 2 0 46:00 18 1/5 0/6 16/20 2 7 9 5 4 1     2 11 30
FROSINI, ALESSANDRO 2 0 22:00 4 2/5     2 1 3     1 1 2 4 1 -1
GINOBILI, EMANUEL 2 2 53:00 41 8/12 4/11 13/14 5 8 13 5 3 5 1   9 9 46
GRANGER, ANTONIO 2 0 26:00 10 2/2 2/4 0/2 2 1 3     1       2 10
GRIFFITH, RASHARD 2 2 48:00 15 6/7   3/11 1 8 9 4 3 3 1   8 9 21
JARIC, MARKO 2 2 68:00 29 7/14 3/9 6/12 4 9 13 8 5 2     7 10 37
RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE 2 2 50:00 7 2/5 1/4     2 2 1 2 1     8 4 1
SMODIS, MATJAZ 2 2 47:00 31 10/12 2/7 5/7 2 7 9 2 2 5     8 8 30
Totals     400:00 173 44/75 12/41 49/75 22 54 76 26 23 22 3 2 52 59 198
Average     200:00 86.5 58.7% 29.3% 65.3% 11 27 38 13 11.5 11 1.5 1 26 29.5 99
Average Statistics - Final Four
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ANDERSEN, DAVID 2 0 20:00 9 46.2%   66.7% 1 3 4 0.5   1.5     3 2.5 6.5
BECIROVIC, SANI 2 0 23:00 9 20%   80% 1 3.5 4.5 2.5 2 0.5     1 5.5 15
FROSINI, ALESSANDRO 2 0 11:00 2 40%     1 0.5 1.5     0.5 0.5 1 2 0.5 -0.5
GINOBILI, EMANUEL 2 2 26:30 20.5 66.7% 36.4% 92.9% 2.5 4 6.5 2.5 1.5 2.5 0.5   4.5 4.5 23
GRANGER, ANTONIO 2 0 13:00 5 100% 50%   1 0.5 1.5     0.5       1 5
GRIFFITH, RASHARD 2 2 24:00 7.5 85.7%   27.3% 0.5 4 4.5 2 1.5 1.5 0.5   4 4.5 10.5
JARIC, MARKO 2 2 34:00 14.5 50% 33.3% 50% 2 4.5 6.5 4 2.5 1     3.5 5 18.5
RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE 2 2 25:00 3.5 40% 25%     1 1 0.5 1 0.5     4 2 0.5
SMODIS, MATJAZ 2 2 23:30 15.5 83.3% 28.6% 71.4% 1 3.5 4.5 1 1 2.5     4 4 15
Average     200:00 86.5 58.7% 29.3% 65.3% 11 27 38 13 11.5 11 1.5 1 26 29.5 99
Accumulated Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ABBIO, ALESSANDRO 4 0 77:14 15 3/5 3/12   1 3 4 1 1 9     12 3 -8
ANDERSEN, DAVID 6 4 112:07 46 19/42   8/11 7 9 16 2 4 7 1   16 16 36
BARLERA, PAOLO 2 0 2:43           2 2     1     1    
BECIROVIC, SANI 2 0 42:51 18 6/12 2/4     2 2 4 2 2     8 2 10
BONORA, DAVIDE 6 0 56:13 7 3/5 0/4 1/2   4 4 1 2 1   1 8 4 1
BRKIC, DAVID 5 0 21:28 9 2/4 0/2 5/6 1 4 5     1 2   1 3 12
FROSINI, ALESSANDRO 5 4 98:11 34 16/25   2/3 7 11 18   3 4 2 1 6 4 40
GINOBILI, EMANUEL 6 6 167:11 70 21/45 4/21 16/23 1 16 17 12 17 11 2 1 20 28 66
GRIFFITH, RASHARD 4 4 108:26 36 13/29   10/16 15 20 35 6 4 9 3 5 9 18 57
JARIC, MARKO 6 6 195:58 79 22/44 9/28 8/14 9 18 27 17 12 12 1 6 12 25 84
RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE 6 6 171:20 55 12/20 8/16 7/7 2 10 12 14 8 8     21 9 53
SMODIS, MATJAZ 6 0 146:18 91 23/34 7/17 24/27 15 22 37   4 11 10 2 13 22 114
Totals     1200:00 460 140/265 33/104 81/109 61 134 195 57 87 78 21 16 127 135 510
Average     200:00 76.66 52.8% 31.7% 74.3% 10.16 22.33 32.5 9.5 14.5 13 3.5 2.66 21.16 22.5 85
Average Statistics - Top 16
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ABBIO, ALESSANDRO 4 0 19:18 3.8 60% 25%   0.3 0.8 1 0.3 0.3 2.3     3 0.8 -2
ANDERSEN, DAVID 6 4 18:41 7.7 45.2%   72.7% 1.2 1.5 2.7 0.3 0.7 1.2 0.2   2.7 2.7 6
BARLERA, PAOLO 2 0 1:21           1 1     0.5     0.5    
BECIROVIC, SANI 2 0 21:25 9 50% 50%     1 1 2 1 1     4 1 5
BONORA, DAVIDE 6 0 9:22 1.2 60%   50%   0.7 0.7 0.2 0.3 0.2   0.2 1.3 0.7 0.2
BRKIC, DAVID 5 0 4:17 1.8 50%   83.3% 0.2 0.8 1     0.2 0.4   0.2 0.6 2.4
FROSINI, ALESSANDRO 5 4 19:38 6.8 64%   66.7% 1.4 2.2 3.6   0.6 0.8 0.4 0.2 1.2 0.8 8
GINOBILI, EMANUEL 6 6 27:51 11.7 46.7% 19% 69.6% 0.2 2.7 2.8 2 2.8 1.8 0.3 0.2 3.3 4.7 11
GRIFFITH, RASHARD 4 4 27:06 9 44.8%   62.5% 3.8 5 8.8 1.5 1 2.3 0.8 1.3 2.3 4.5 14.3
JARIC, MARKO 6 6 32:39 13.2 50% 32.1% 57.1% 1.5 3 4.5 2.8 2 2 0.2 1 2 4.2 14
RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE 6 6 28:33 9.2 60% 50% 100% 0.3 1.7 2 2.3 1.3 1.3     3.5 1.5 8.8
SMODIS, MATJAZ 6 0 24:23 15.2 67.6% 41.2% 88.9% 2.5 3.7 6.2   0.7 1.8 1.7 0.3 2.2 3.7 19
Average     200:00 76.66 52.8% 31.7% 74.3% 10.16 22.33 32.5 9.5 14.5 13 3.5 2.66 21.16 22.5 85
Accumulated Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ABBIO, ALESSANDRO 13 5 317:49 124 21/41 16/36 34/47 7 18 25 10 17 16 3 1 32 40 117
AKRIVOS, CRISTIAN 1 0 2:13 5 1/2 1/2                   1   2
ANDERSEN, DAVID 14 7 320:11 127 47/94   33/50 20 51 71 6 15 16 3 4 29 46 155
BARLERA, PAOLO 6 0 32:21 9 2/5   5/10 2 4 6   2 5 1   8 7 4
BECIROVIC, SANI 9 3 201:02 90 17/32 8/25 32/42 2 27 29 24 13 24 2 2 29 31 92
BONORA, DAVIDE 2 0 24:50 2 1/3 0/1   1   1 2         2    
BRKIC, DAVID 5 0 44:39 13 2/4 3/4   4 3 7 1   2     7   9
FERRI, CARLO 3 0 4:23   0/2       1 1               -1
FROSINI, ALESSANDRO 14 10 303:25 87 36/66   15/20 27 47 74 4 12 17 9 4 26 13 117
GINOBILI, EMANUEL 14 14 405:55 238 52/100 24/62 62/80 17 37 54 49 36 37 4 6 42 72 264
GRAZIANO, ROBERTO 1 0 0:56 4 2/2                         4
GRIFFITH, RASHARD 7 7 182:24 61 27/39   7/22 12 33 45 3 7 23 4 2 28 21 61
JARIC, MARKO 13 12 328:45 174 60/95 7/34 33/53 10 40 50 28 30 28 2 1 36 49 186
RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE 13 9 339:30 114 27/52 11/36 27/31 3 28 31 15 16 21 3 4 31 34 103
SMODIS, MATJAZ 14 6 289:37 133 35/55 16/36 15/15 15 50 65 8 11 16 3 2 40 23 145
Totals     2798:00 1181 330/592 86/236 263/370 125 353 478 150 191 211 34 26 311 336 1303
Average     199:51 84.35 55.7% 36.4% 71.1% 8.92 25.21 34.14 10.71 13.64 15.07 2.42 1.85 22.21 24 93.07
Average Statistics - Regular Season
  Rebounds Blocks Fouls
Player G GS Min Pts 2FG 3FG FT O D T As St To Fv Ag Cm Rv PIR
ABBIO, ALESSANDRO 13 5 24:26 9.5 51.2% 44.4% 72.3% 0.5 1.4 1.9 0.8 1.3 1.2 0.2 0.1 2.5 3.1 9
AKRIVOS, CRISTIAN 1 0 2:13 5 50% 50%                   1   2
ANDERSEN, DAVID 14 7 22:52 9.1 50%   66% 1.4 3.6 5.1 0.4 1.1 1.1 0.2 0.3 2.1 3.3 11.1
BARLERA, PAOLO 6 0 5:23 1.5 40%   50% 0.3 0.7 1   0.3 0.8 0.2   1.3 1.2 0.7
BECIROVIC, SANI 9 3 22:20 10 53.1% 32% 76.2% 0.2 3 3.2 2.7 1.4 2.7 0.2 0.2 3.2 3.4 10.2
BONORA, DAVIDE 2 0 12:25 1 33.3%     0.5   0.5 1         1    
BRKIC, DAVID 5 0 8:55 2.6 50% 75%   0.8 0.6 1.4 0.2   0.4     1.4   1.8
FERRI, CARLO 3 0 1:27           0.3 0.3               -0.3
FROSINI, ALESSANDRO 14 10 21:40 6.2 54.5%   75% 1.9 3.4 5.3 0.3 0.9 1.2 0.6 0.3 1.9 0.9 8.4
GINOBILI, EMANUEL 14 14 28:59 17 52% 38.7% 77.5% 1.2 2.6 3.9 3.5 2.6 2.6 0.3 0.4 3 5.1 18.9
GRAZIANO, ROBERTO 1 0 0:56 4 100%                         4
GRIFFITH, RASHARD 7 7 26:03 8.7 69.2%   31.8% 1.7 4.7 6.4 0.4 1 3.3 0.6 0.3 4 3 8.7
JARIC, MARKO 13 12 25:17 13.4 63.2% 20.6% 62.3% 0.8 3.1 3.8 2.2 2.3 2.2 0.2 0.1 2.8 3.8 14.3
RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE 13 9 26:06 8.8 51.9% 30.6% 87.1% 0.2 2.2 2.4 1.2 1.2 1.6 0.2 0.3 2.4 2.6 7.9
SMODIS, MATJAZ 14 6 20:41 9.5 63.6% 44.4% 100% 1.1 3.6 4.6 0.6 0.8 1.1 0.2 0.1 2.9 1.6 10.4
Average     199:51 84.35 55.7% 36.4% 71.1% 8.92 25.21 34.14 10.71 13.64 15.07 2.42 1.85 22.21 24 93.07
Club info

Segafredo Virtus Bologna is back in the EuroCup for the first time since the 2003-04 campaign on the heels of a fantastic season in which the team added its first continental trophy since 2009. Virtus claimed the FIBA Champions League crown with great authority. It won its regular season group and eliminated French sides Le Mans and Nanterre 92 to make it to the final four in Antwerp, Belgium. Virtus kept rolling, using outstanding defense to down Brose Bamberg 67-50 in the semifinals and Iberostar Tenerife in the title game, 61-73. It was a big step for a team that still competed in the Italian second division as recently as 2016-17. Virtus also did well in last season's domestic competitions. It reached the Italian Cup tournament and knocked off the top-seeded team, AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan, before losing against Vanoli Cremona in the semifinals. Virtus finished the Italian League regular season with a 15-15 record, but that was not enough to qualify for the Italian League playoffs. Virtus is back, and the "Black V" jerseys will be seen again in the 7DAYS EuroCup - more than 15 years later!

EuroLeague

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2007-08 EuroLeague 2-12 Regular Season
2002-03 EuroLeague 6-14 Top 16
2001-02 EuroLeague 17-5 Final Four, Finalist
2000-01 EuroLeague 19-3 Champion
TOTAL: 78 44-34

EuroCup

SEASON COMPETITION RECORD FINISH
2003-04 ULEB Cup 3-7 Regular Season
TOTAL: 10 3-7
History

Among the clubs with a great past looking for a brilliant future, Virtus Bologna stands its ground as strongly as any. Virtus began as a gymnastics club in 1879, formed its first pro basketball teams in the late 1920s and proceeded to consistently win championships for more than half a century. Virtus so enjoyed its first Italian title in 1945 that it added on three more in a row for good measure. Virtus would return to the top in Italy in 1955 and 1956, but that preceded a 20-year drought. Since then, however, the trophies have been lifted consistently, starting with four Italian League crowns between 1976 and 1984, the last coming with an Italian Cup victory for the club's first double. The second double came six years later, with an Italian Cup and the first mark made by Virtus on the European stage, the 1990 Saporta Cup; Virtus beat Real Madrid 79-74 in the title game behind an outstanding Michael Ray Richardson. The 1993 Italian League crown, the club's first in almost a decade, soon became a three-peat. A shining moment came in 1998 when Virtus won its first EuroLeague crown and doubled up with another Italian League title. Predrag Danilovic, Zoran Savic and Antoine Rigaudeau led Virtus to that first EuroLeague title. Things got even better in 2001 as Virtus ruled wherever it played, claiming the EuroLeague, the Italian League and the Italian Cup titles, a first-ever trophy crown with one of the best rosters ever in European basketball featuring Marko Jaric, Manu Ginobili, Rigaudeau, Matjaz Smodis and Rashad Griffith. Virtus made it four trophies in a row by winning the 2002 Italian Cup, but lost in the EuroLeague final and the Italian League playoff semifinals that season. Virtus suffered financial troubles afterward and had to merge with FuturVirtus Castelmaggiore in the Italian second division to avoid disappearing. Virtus return to the Italian top level the year after, backed by thousands of diehard fans, and made it to the Italian League playoffs in the 2006-07 season after a five-year absence. Virtus knocked off Biella and Lottomatica Roma before losing the title series against an unstoppable Montepaschi Siena. That season, the club also made it to the FIBA EuroCup final four. Virtus returned to the EuroLeague in the 2007-08 season and lost four consecutive Italian Cup finals from 2007 to 2010. The club lifted the EuroChallenge trophy in 2009 after defeating Cholet Basket 75-77 thanks to 21 points from Keith Langford. After several transition years, Virtus went down to the Italian second division in 2016, but returned to the top tier a year later and won the FIBA Champions League title last season by defeating Iberostar Tenerife in the final. Virtus is on its way back to continental greatness and is ready to prove it in the 2019-20 EuroCup.

Trophy Case

Euroleague: (2) 1998, 2001
Cup of Cups: 1990
Champions League: 2019
Eurochallenge: 2009
Italian National League: (15) 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1955, 1956, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001
Italian National Cup: (8) 1974, 1984, 1989, 1990, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2002
Italian Supercup "Supercoppa": 1995
# Player Pos. H.
6 GINOBILI, EMANUEL F 1.98
7 ABBIO, ALESSANDRO G 1.91
8 BONORA, DAVIDE G 1.86
10 BECIROVIC, SANI G 1.95
12 FROSINI, ALESSANDRO C 2.09
13 ANDERSEN, DAVID F 2.12
14 RIGAUDEAU, ANTOINE G 1.99
15 GRIFFITH, RASHARD C 2.11
17 BRKIC, DAVID F 2.08
18 SMODIS, MATJAZ F 2.05
19 BARLERA, PAOLO C 2.08
20 JARIC, MARKO G 2.01
President:
Giuseppe Sermani
Club Address:
Via dell'Arcoveggio, 49/2
40129 Bologna - Italy
Arena:
PALADOZZA