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EuroChallenge
Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 EuroChallenge
FIBA EuroChallenge logo.png
Sport Basketball
Founded 2003
Motto We Are Basketball
No. of teams 32
Country FIBA Europe member associations
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Italy Pallacanestro Reggiana
(1st title)
Most titles 11 teams from 7 countries
(1 title each)
Level on pyramid 3rd tier
Promotion to Eurocup - 2nd tier (Finalists)
Official website EuroChallenge

EuroChallenge (called the FIBA Europe League in 2003–05, and EuroCup in 2005–08)[1] is the 3rd tier level transnational men's professional club basketball competition in Europe. It is organized and run by FIBA Europe. It is not to be confused with the EuroCup Challenge – the now defunct 4th tier level transnational men's professional club basketball competition in Europe, which was also organized and run by FIBA Europe, and played during the 2002–03 to 2006–07 seasons.

The 2013 EuroChallenge trophy, won by Krasnye Krylya

Eurocup promotion[edit]

Each season's two EuroChallenge finalists get promoted to the next season's 2nd tier level, the Eurocup competition.

History[edit]

The competition was created in 2003, following the defections of most of the top European basketball teams from the former FIBA SuproLeague, which heralded the formation of the new version of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, under the umbrella of Euroleague Basketball. Since the 2004–05 season, EuroChallenge is considered to be the 3rd strongest international professional basketball competition for men's clubs in Europe, after both the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup (both of which fall under the supervision of Euroleague Basketball). Though, during the first two seasons of the competition's coexistence with the Eurocup, the EuroChallenge (under the name FIBA Europe League) was favored by Italian, Russian and Greek teams, making both competitions quite comparable in strength.

Final Fours[edit]

Year Host (Final phase/game) Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
2003–04  Russia
(Kazan)
Russia
Unics Kazan
87–63 Greece
Maroussi (TIM)
Israel
Hapoel Tel Aviv
112–104 Russia
Ural Great Perm
2004–05  Turkey
(Istanbul)
Russia
Dynamo Saint Petersburg
85–74 Ukraine
Kyiv
Russia
Khimki
86–79 Turkey
Fenerbahçe
2005–06  Ukraine
(Kyiv)
Spain
Joventut Badalona
88–63 Russia
Khimki
Ukraine
Kyiv
83–81 Russia
Dynamo Saint Petersburg
2006–07  Spain
(Girona)
Spain
Akasvayu Girona
79–72 Ukraine
Azovmash Mariupol
Italy
Virtus Bologna
82–60 Spain
CB Estudiantes
2007–08  Cyprus
(Limassol)
Latvia
Barons LMT
63–62 Belgium
Dexia Mons-Hainaut
Cyprus
AEL Limassol
79–70 Estonia
Tartu Ülikool/Rock
2008–09  Italy
(Bologna)
Italy
Virtus Bologna
77–75 France
Cholet Basket
Russia
Triumph Lyubertsy
94–82 Cyprus
AEL Limassol
2009–10  Germany
(Göttingen)
Germany
BG Göttingen
83–75 Russia
Krasnye Krylia
France
Chorale Roanne
86–80 Italy
Scavolini Spar Pesaro
2010–11  Belgium
(Ostend)
Slovenia
Krka Novo Mesto
83–77 Russia
Lokomotiv Kuban
Belgium
Telenet Oostende
94–92 Russia
Spartak Saint Petersburg
2011–12  Hungary
(Debrecen)
Turkey
Beşiktaş Milangaz
91–86 France
Élan Chalon
Russia
Triumph Lyubertsy
94–87 Hungary
Szolnoki Olaj KK
2012–13  Turkey
(İzmir)
Russia
Krasnye Krylia
77–76 Turkey
Pınar Karşıyaka
Germany
EWE Baskets Oldenburg
84–76 France
BCM Gravelines
2013–14  Italia
(Bologna)
Italy
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia
79–65 Russia
Triumph Lyubertsy
Turkey
Royal Halı Gaziantep
87–75 (OT) Hungary
Szolnoki Olaj KK

Winning rosters[edit]

FIBA Europe League[edit]

2003–04 UNICS Kazan (Russia): Chris Anstey, Saulius Štombergas, Martin Müürsepp, Eurelijus Žukauskas, LaMarr Greer, Petr Samoylenko, Valentin Kubrakov, Nikolai Khryapa, Alexander Miloserdov, Aleksei Zozulin, Victor Keyru, Alexei Lobanov, Vladimir Shevel, Taras Osipov (Head Coach: Stanislav Eremin)

2004–05 Dynamo St. Petersburg (Russia): Kelly McCarty, Ed Cota, Ognjen Aškrabić, Jón Arnór Stefánsson, Vladimir Veremeenko, Andrei Ivanov, Vladimir Shevel, Denis Khloponin, David Bluthenthal, Mate Milisa, Andrei Sepelev, Igor Krotenkov, Anatoli Goritskov, Dramir Zibirov (Head Coach: David Blatt)

EuroCup[edit]

2005–06 Joventut Badalona (Spain): Rudy Fernández, Elmer Bennett, Luboš Bartoň, Andrew Betts, Paco Vazquez, Álex Mumbrú, Robert Archibald, Jesse Young, Aloysius Anagonye, Marcelinho Huertas, Dmitry Flis, Andre Turner, Ricky Rubio, Pau Ribas, Henk Norel (Head Coach: Aíto García Reneses)

2006–07 Akasvayu Girona (Spain): Ariel McDonald, Bootsy Thornton, Gregor Fučka, Fernando San Emeterio, Dainius Šalenga, Marko Marinović, Germán Gabriel, Marc Gasol, Darryl Middleton, Dalibor Bagarić, Víctor Sada, Marko Kešelj (Head Coach: Svetislav Pešić)

2007–08 Barons LMT Riga (Latvia): Demetrius Alexander, Giedrius Gustas, Armands Šķēle, Dainius Adomaitis, Michal Hlebowicki, J. P. Batista, Raimonds Vaikulis, Mārtiņš Kravčenko, Kaspars Bērziņš, Artūrs Brūniņš, Rinalds Sirsniņš, Rūdolfs Rozītis (Head Coach: Kārlis Muižnieks)

EuroChallenge[edit]

2008–09 Virtus Bologna (Italy): Sharrod Ford, Petteri Koponen, Brett Blizzard, Jamie Arnold, Alex Righetti, Earl Boykins, Guilherme Giovannoni, Roberto Chiacig, Keith Langford, Riccardo Malagoli, Dušan Vukčević, Reyshawn Terry, Federico Lestini, Dimitri Lauwers (Head Coach: Matteo Boniciolli)

2009–10 BG Göttingen (Germany): Robert Kulawick, Christopher McNaughton, Tobias Welzel, Taylor Rochestie, John Little, Ben Jacobson, Chester Frazier, Michael Meeks, Jason Boone, Dwayne Anderson, Chris Oliver, Antoine Jordan (Head Coach: John Patrick)

2010–11 KK Krka (Slovenia): Goran Ikonić, Matej Rojc, Simon Petrov, Edo Murić, Smiljan Pavič, Dušan Đorđević, Zoran Dragić, Chris Booker, Bojan Krivec, Dragiša Drobnjak, Jure Balažič (Head Coach: Aleksandar Džikić)

2011–12 Beşiktaş (Turkey): Mehmet Yagmur, Baris Hersek, Kartal Ozmizrak, Zoran Erceg, Mehmet Ali Yatagan, Adem Oren, Serhat Cetin, Marcelus Kemp, Carlos Arroyo, David Hawkins, Erwin Dudley, Pops Mensah-Bonsu (Head Coach: Ergin Ataman)

2012–13 BC Krasnye Krylia (Russia): Omar Thomas, Dmitry Kulagin, Viktor Zaryazhko, Lamayn Wilson, Jevgenij Vasiljev, Andre Smith, Chester Simmons, Anton Pushkov, Nikita Balashov, DeJuan Collins, Evgeny Kolesnikov, Miles (Head Coach: Sergei Bazarevich)

Records and statistics[edit]

Performances by club[edit]

Performance in the EuroChallenge by club
Club Won Runner-up Years won Years runner-up
Russia Krasnye Krylia Samara 1 1 2013 2010
Italy Pallacanestro Reggiana 1 0 2014
Turkey Beşiktaş 1 0 2012
Slovenia KK Krka 1 0 2011
Germany BG Göttingen 1 0 2010
Italy Virtus Bologna 1 0 2009
Latvia Barons LMT 1 0 2008
Spain CB Girona 1 0 2007
Spain Joventut Badalona 1 0 2006
Russia BC Dynamo Saint Petersburg 1 0 2005
Russia BC UNICS Kazan 1 0 2004
Greece Maroussi B.C. 0 1 2004
Ukraine BC Kyiv 0 1 2005
Russia BC Khimki 0 1 2006
Ukraine BC Azovmash 0 1 2007
Belgium Dexia Mons-Hainaut 0 1 2008
France Cholet Basket 0 1 2009
Russia Lokomotiv Kuban 0 1 2011
France Élan Chalon 0 1 2012
Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka 0 1 2013
Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 0 1 2014

Performances by country[edit]

Performance in the EuroChallenge by country
Country Won Runner-up Winning clubs Runners-up
Russia Russia 3 4 Krasnye Krylia Samara (1), BC Dynamo Saint Petersburg (1), UNICS Kazan (1) Krasnye Krylia Samara (1), Lokomotiv Kuban (1), BC Khimki (1), Triumph Lyubertsy (1)
Spain Spain 2 0 CB Girona (1), Joventut Badalona (1)
Italy Italy 2 0 Virtus Bologna (1), Pallacanestro Reggiana (1)
Turkey Turkey 1 1 Beşiktaş (1) Pınar Karşıyaka (1)
Germany Germany 1 0 BG Göttingen (1)
Latvia Latvia 1 0 Barons LMT (1)
Slovenia Slovenia 1 0 KK Krka (1)
Ukraine Ukraine 0 2 BC Kyiv (1), BC Azovmash (1)
France France 0 2 Élan Chalon (1), Cholet Basket (1)
Greece Greece 0 1 Maroussi B.C. (1)
Belgium Belgium 0 1 Dexia Mons-Hainaut (1)

Statistical leaders[edit]

Blocks[edit]

Season Name Team BPG Games
2003–04 Ukraine Grigorij Khizhnyak Peristeri Athens 2.5 11
2004–05 Republic of Macedonia Toni Simik KK Rabotnički 2 12
2005–06 Ukraine Serhiy Lishchuk Azovmash Mariupol 1.3 12
2006–07 Ukraine Serhiy Lishchuk (2) Azovmash Mariupol 2.1 17
2007–08 Estonia Janar Talts Tartu Rock 1.5 13
2008–09 United States Sharrod Ford Virtus Bologna 2 16
2010–11 Tunisia Salah Mejri Antwerp Giants 2 14
2011–12 United States Anthony Gaffney Telekom Baskets 2.1 12
2012–13 Germany Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann Telekom Baskets 1.6 14
2013–14 United States Keith Benson Tsmoki-Minsk 1.6 12

Individual highs[edit]

Top 8 results.

Points[edit]

Pos. Player Team Game 2P 3P FT Season Points
1 United States Deron Williams Turkey Beşiktaş vs Germany BG Göttingen 10/13 7/10 9/11 2011–12 50
2 United States Bryan Hopkins Belgium Antwerp Giants vs Israel Hapoel Holon 3/6 9/16 9/10 2012–13 42
United States Jerome Dyson Israel Hapoel Holon @ France BCM Gravelines 6/8 7/13 9/10 2012–13
4 Spain Fernando San Emeterio Spain Akasvayu Girona vs France JDA Dijon 2/2 10/11 5/5 2006–07 39
United States Johnell Smith Denmark Svendborg Rabbits vs Croatia HKK Široki 13/17 0/0 13/14 2008–09
Bosnia and Herzegovina Ernest Bremer Russia BC Nizhny Novgorod @ Ukraine Khimik Yuzhny 6/10 7/11 6/6 2011–12
7 United States Duane Woodward Cyprus AEL Limassol @ Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 8/13 4/5 10/13 2003–04 38
United States Kendrick Johnson Republic of Macedonia KK Rabotnički vs Czech Republic CEZ Nymburk 7/10 5/9 9/11 2004–05

Rebounds[edit]

Pos. Player Team Game Season Rebounds
1 Nigeria Kenny Adeleke Turkey Banvit Bandırma vs Iceland K.R. Reykjavík 2007–08 21
2 Panama Jaime Lloreda Russia Lokomotiv Rostov @ Belgium Dexia Mons-Hainaut 2005–06 20
United States Randal Falker France Cholet Basket vs Germany Telekom Baskets 2008–09
United States Lance Williams Turkey Banvit Bandırma @ Belgium Generali Okapi Aalstar 2009–10
United Kingdom Pops Mensah Bonsu Turkey Beşiktaş vs France Élan Chalon 2011–12
6 United States Chris Ensminger Germany GHP Bamberg vs Serbia KK Hemofarm 2003–04 19
United States Travon Bryant Greece Iraklis Thessaloniki vs France Paris Basket Racing 2004–05
United States Art Long Ukraine BC Azovmash @ Belgium RBC Verviers-Pepinster 2004–05
Panama Jaime Lloreda Russia Lokomotiv Rostov vs Croatia KK Zadar 2005–06
Croatia Ante Tomić Croatia KK Zagreb vs Czech Republic BK Prostějov 2008–09
United States Sean Finn Switzerland Lugano Basket @ Russia Triumph Lyubertsy 2010–11
Hungary Márton Báder Hungary Szolnoki Olaj KK @ Israel Hapoel Holon 2012–13

Assists[edit]

1. Bosnia and Herzegovina Damir Mršić (Dynamo Moscow) 17 asts vs. ECM Nymburk (in 2003–04 season)
-'- United States Travis Conlan (Liege Basket) 17 asts @ KK Siauliai (in 2006–07 season)
3. United States Khalid El-Amin (Beşiktaş) 15 asts vs. Azovmash Mariupol (in 2004–05 season)
4. Turkey Hakan Köseoğlu (Tuborg Pilsener İzmir) 14 asts vs. Bnei Hasharon (in 2004–05 season)
-'- France Eric Micoud (JDA Dijon) 14 asts vs. Ionikos NF (in 2004–05 season)
-'- Israel Avishai Gordon (Galil Elyon Golan) 14 asts vs. BCM Gravelines (in 2005–06 season)
-'- United States Travis Conlan (Liege Basket) 14 asts vs. KK Siauliai (in 2006–07 season)
-'- United States Gregory Renfroe (VEF Rīga) 14 asts vs. KK FMP Belgrade (in 2009-10 season)
-'- United States Jared Jordan (Telekom Baskets Bonn) 14 asts @ Pınar Karşıyaka (in 2011-12 season)

Steals[edit]

1. Croatia Denis Mujagić (ECM Nymburk) 10 stls @ SLUC Nancy (in 2003–04 season)
2. United States Joe Ira Clark (UNICS Kazan) 9 stls @ Hapoel Galil Elyon (in 2004–05 season)
3. Russia Petr Samoylenko (UNICS Kazan) 8 stls vs. Alita Alytus (in 2003–04 season)
-'- United States Alvin Young (Bnei Hasharon) 8 stls vs. Dexia Mons-Hainaut (in 2004–05 season)
-'- United States Kelvin Gibbs (Hapoel Tel Aviv) 8 stls vs. KK Lavovi 063 (in 2004–05 season)
-'- United States Adrian Pledger (Strauss Iscar Nahariya) 8 stls vs. Ural Great Perm (in 2004–05 season)
-'- United States Rolando Howell (Energa Czarni Slupsk) 8 stls vs. UNICS Kazan (in 2008–09 season)
-'- United States Curtis Millage (Khimik Yuzhny) 8 stls vs. Maccabi Haifa (in 2010–11 season)
-'- United States Franklin Robinson (Maccabi Haifa) 8 stls vs. Lukoil Academic (in 2010–11 season)
-'- United States Andre Harris (JDA Dijon) 8 stls @ Gaz Metan Mediaș (in 2012–13 season)
-'- United States Jermaine Flowers (Joensuun Kataja) 8 stls @ Asesoft Ploiești (in 2012–13 season)

Blocks[edit]

1. United States Vincent Jones (Ural Great Perm) 8 blks vs. GHP Bamberg (in 2003–04 season)
-'- United States Marcus Douthit (RBC Verviers-Pepinster) 8 blks vs. Ural Great Perm (in 2004–05 season)
3. Ukraine Grigorij Khizhnyak (GS Peristeri Athens) 7 blks vs. Dexia Mons-Hainaut (in 2003–04 season)
-'- Lithuania Kšyštof Lavrinovič (Ural Great Perm) 7 blks vs. Strauss Iscar Nahariya (in 2003–04 season)
5. United States Vincent Jones (Ural Great Perm) 6 blks vs. Skonto Riga (in 2003–04 season)
-'- United States Donald Little (Dynamo Moscow) 6 blks vs. ECM Nymburk (in 2003–04 season)
-'- Lithuania Eurelijus Žukauskas (UNICS Kazan) 6 blks @ Alita Alytus (in 2003–04 season)
-'- Russia Alexander Petrenko (Khimki Moscow) 6 blks @ Bnei Hasharon (in 2004–05 season)
-'- Russia Denis Ershov (Khimki Moscow) 6 blks vs. SIG Basket Strasbourg (in 2004–05 season)
-'- Russia Denis Ershov (Khimki Moscow) 6 blks @ UNICS Kazan (in 2004–05 season)
-'- United States Avis Wyatt (ABC Amsterdam) 6 blks @ Energy Invest Rustavi (in 2007–08 season)
-'- Estonia Janar Talts (Tartu Rock) 6 blks vs. Ural Great Perm (in 2007–08 season)
-'- United States Ken Johnson (Telekom Baskets Bonn) 6 blks vs. Keravnos (in 2008–09 season)
-'- Sweden Joakim Kjellbom (BC Armia) 6 blks vs. BG Göttingen (in 2011–12 season)

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ ULEB, FIBA Europe announce new competitions names, formats – News – Welcome to Eurocup.

External links[edit]