Keravnos Strovolos (Greek:Γυμναστικός Σύλλογος Στροβόλου Κεραυνός)
is one of the powerhouses of Cypriot basketball
. Founded in 1926, it is based in the Nicosia
suburb of Strovolos
. In the past, the club also had a football
The Men's basketball division was established in 1964 . The club was one of the founding members of the Cyprus Basketball Federation
. With several top trophies to be proud of, they have had a considerable presence in European competitions. Several of Keravnos' players have been selected for the men's Cyprus national basketball team
. Their home is Keravnos Indoor Hall with a crowd capacity of 2,000.
The team won the first trophies for the club in 1989 and 1997 by winning the Double in those two seasons and also won the cup for three consecutive times in 1997 until 1999.
For first time, they competed in European competitions in 1982, however they did not wait until 1997/98 to reach the Second Round of a European Cup, passing the groups as second, eliminating teams like the French Champions, Paris Basket Racing
. In the Second Round they achieved one of the gloriest victories of Cypriot Basketball, after beating in Nicosia, Zalgiris Kaunas 61-57, which won the trophy at the end of the competition, however they were eliminated after the defeat in the second leg with 40-73. They went until the second round as well the following season
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