Just released: The stuff of heroes, a book on the jerseys of the French teams

Both employees at the FFBB, Daniel Champsaur and Julien Mathonnière take us into the history of the French teams through 30 emblematic jerseys.

Worn by iconic players who have evolved in the biggest European clubs or in the NBA, they are the symbols of legendary competitions and matches, of outstanding exploits and of the great disappointments of the Blues. But, beyond the sporting context, each jersey embodies and tells a page of the great history of this sport; it bears witness to a particular period and culture, an atmosphere and a fashion…

Thanks to numerous unpublished archives and a great deal of research, this book gives the floor to privileged witnesses of French basketball who, from Vincent Collet to Catherine Malfois, from Moustapha Sonko to Rudy Gobert, give themselves up in exclusive interviews. At the crossroads between sport and culture, “L’Étoffe des Héros” is an absolutely exceptional and one-of-a-kind book that invites you on a journey of almost a hundred years to the heart of French basketball.

Daniel Champsaur is responsible for the Archives and Heritage Service at the FFBB, and Julien Mathonnière is responsible for its Merchandising after having been steward of the France team. Preface by Boris Diaw.

Publisher: Amphora; Format: 25×30; Price: €34.95.

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