In 1981 the second European Championship for Maccabi, against another Italian team, Sinudyne Bologna. Berkovich scored the winning basket from Moti Aroesti's assist, setting the score to 80:77. There were no three point shots back then so the Italian could only score a two point basket and Maccabi won 80:79.
Berkovich retired from basketball in 1995, after he retired from basketball he wrote an autobiography book called "Born to Win". He went on to become the owner of the Ramat HaSharon basketball team, and both of his sons, Roi and Niv Berkovich played for the team at the time. Later he became the Director of Basketball Operations of Ironi Naharia, but left the team after just one year.