1976–77 FIBA European Champions Cup

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1976–77 FIBA European Champions Cup
LeagueFIBA European Champions Cup
SportBasketball
Final
ChampionsIsrael Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
  Runners-upItaly Mobilgirgi Varese
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1976–77 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 20th edition of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Pionir Hall, in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, on April 7, 1977. Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv defeated Mobilgirgi Varese, by a result of 78–77. This year saw a competition system change, as FIBA opted to replace classic knock-out round qualifications with a group stage.

Competition system[edit]

  • 24 teams (European national domestic league champions, plus the then current title holders), playing in a tournament system, entered a Quarterfinals group stage, divided into six groups that played a round-robin. The final standing was based on individual wins and defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was used to decide the final classification: 1) number of wins in one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average between the teams; 3) general basket average within the group
  • The 6 group winners of the Quarterfinal Group Stage advanced to the Semifinal Group Stage, which was played as a single group under the same round-robin rules.
  • The group winner and the runner-up of the Semifinal Group Stage qualified for the final, which was played at a predetermined venue.

Quarterfinals group stage[edit]

Key to colors
     Top place in each group advance to Semifinal group stage

Group A[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Italy Mobilgirgi Varese 6 11 5 1 539 458 +81
2. West Germany TuS 04 Leverkusen 6 10 4 2 558 489 +69
3. Turkey Eczacıbaşı 6 9 3 3 484 528 -44
4. Luxembourg T71 Sanichaufer 6 6 0 6 402 508 -106

Group B[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Spain Real Madrid 6 12 6 0 763 499 +264
2. England Sutton & Crystal Palace 6 9 3 3 568 596 -28
3. Switzerland Federale 6 9 3 3 639 652 -13
4. Portugal Sporting 6 6 0 6 517 740 -223

Group C[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 6 12 6 0 700 487 +213
2. Sweden Alvik 6 9 3 3 539 569 -30
3. Finland Playhonka 6 8 2 4 472 556 -85
4. Poland Wisła Kraków 6 7 1 5 495 594 -99

Group D[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Belgium Maes Pils 6 11 5 1 445 393 +52
2. France ASPO Tours 6 9 3 3 553 540 +13
3. Austria Shopping Centre Wien 6 8 2 4 523 534 -11
4. Netherlands Kinzo Amstelveen 6 8 2 4 488 542 -54

Group E[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 6 11 5 1 542 470 +72
2. Italy Sinudyne Bologna 6 9 3 3 496 482 +14
3. Romania Dinamo București 6 8 2 4 505 509 -4
4. Greece Olympiacos 6 8 2 4 449 531 -82

Group F[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Czechoslovakia Spartak-Zbrojovka Brno 4 7 3 1 372 334 +138
2. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 4 6 2 2 400 376 +24
3. Bulgaria Academic 4 5 1 3 336 398 -62
4. Egypt Al-Gezira* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

*Egyptian team Al-Gezira from Cairo was drawn into this group, but withdrew from the competition.

Semifinals group stage[edit]

Key to colors
     Top two advance to Final
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Italy Mobilgirgi Varese 10 17 7 3 871 788 +83
2. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 10 16 6 4 698 699 -1
3. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 10 16 6 4 869 788 +81
4. Spain Real Madrid 10 16 6 4 998 936 +62
5. Belgium Maes Pils 10 15 5 5 743 839 -96
6. Czechoslovakia Spartak-Zbrojovka Brno 10 10 0 10 740 869 -129

Final[edit]

April 7, Pionir Hall, Belgrade

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Mobilgirgi Varese Italy 77–78 Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv


1976–77 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
1st Title

Awards[edit]

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer[edit]

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