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awards, honours, and records
Euroleague Awards since the 1987-88 season, when the Euroleague's Final Four era began, and since the 2000-01 basketball season, when Euroleague Basketball Company and FIBA Europe first split up the competition.
- 1 Euroleague awards
- 2 Euroleague MVP
- 3 Alphonso Ford Trophy
- 4 Euroleague Best Defender
- 5 Euroleague Rising Star
- 6 Euroleague Coach of the Year Award
- 7 Euroleague Club Executive of the Year Award
- 8 50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors
- 9 Euroleague Basketball 2001–10 All-Decade Team
- 10 All-Euroleague Team
- 11 External links
Euroleague Final Four MVP
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four MVP award is the MVP award for the final two games of the Euroleague season. The award began in the 1987-88 season, when the first Euroleague Final Four was held. It is the originating MVP award, intended as the "most valuable player" on the best team award and is generally considered the most prestigious and important individual award given in European basketball.
Toni Kukoč of Jugoplastika/Pop 84 Split and Benetton Treviso won the award three times, two of them consecutively. Vassilis Spanoulis of Panathinaikos and Olympiacos has also won the award three times, two of them consecutively. Dejan Bodiroga also won the award two consecutive times, with two different teams (Panathinaikos and Barcelona).
Euroleague Regular Season MVP
The Euroleague regular season MVP award was the MVP award for the regular season stage of the season. It began in the 2000-01 season and it was discontinued after the 2003-04 season. It was replaced by the new Euroleague MVP award beginning in the 2004-05 season.
Euroleague Top 16 MVP
The Euroleague Top 16 MVP award was the MVP award for the Top 16 stage of the season. It began in the 2001-02 season and it was discontinued after the 2003-04 season. It was replaced by the new Euroleague MVP award beginning in the 2004-05 season.
The Euroleague MVP award began in the 2004-05 season. It replaced both the Euroleague Regular Season MVP and Euroleague Top 16 MVP awards. The Euroleague MVP award combined the regular season and Top 16 awards together into a new award that is for the entire Euroleague season, the regular season, Top 16, and playoffs, up until the Final Four. The award is analogous to the NBA Most Valuable Player Award.
Euroleague MVP of the Month
Euroleague MVP of the Week
Alphonso Ford Trophy
The Euroleague Alphonso Ford Trophy is the award given to the leading scorer of the Euroleague, up until the Euroleague Final Four. It is named in honor of Alphonso Ford. The award began with the 2004-05 season.
Euroleague Best Defender
The Euroleague Best Defender award is the award for the league's best defensive player throughout the season up until the Euroleague Final Four. The award began in the 2004-05 season. Dimitris Diamantidis of Panathinaikos won the award five consecutive times, from 2005 to 2009.
Euroleague Rising Star
The Euroleague Rising Star award is the award for the league's "future rising star". Only players that were younger than age 22, after July 1, of the summer before the season started are eligible for the award. The award began in the 2004-05 season.
Euroleague Coach of the Year Award
The Euroleague Coach of the Year award is given to the best head coach of the season, who wins the Alexander Gomelsky Trophy, in recognition of his achievements after the end of the Euroleague season. The award was established starting with the 2004-05 season.
Euroleague Club Executive of the Year Award
50 Greatest Euroleague Contributors
The 50 Greatest Contributors in Euroleague history list was chosen on February 3, 2008, and was made up of the Euroleague's 35 all-time greatest players, 10 greatest coaches, and 5 greatest referees. It also included other nominees for each category, all together, 105 players, 20 coaches, and 12 referees.
Euroleague Basketball 2001–10 All-Decade Team
The Euroleague Basketball 2001-10 All-Decade Team consists of basketball players named to the Euroleague's All-Decade Team for the first 10 years of the Euroleague Basketball Company's competition, from 2001-10.
There were 50 players nominated for the All-Decade Team. Voting included votes from selected media members and fans.
Every season, five players are chosen, regardless of their positions, for each of the two All-Euroleague teams (the first and second teams).
- Euroleague Official Web Page
- InterBasket Euroleague Basketball Forum
- TalkBasket Euroleague Basketball Forum
- Euroleague's Youtube Channel
- Euroleague's Youtube Channel (Spanish)