1991–92 FIBA European League

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1991–92 FIBA European League
League FIBA European League
Sport Basketball
Regular Season
Top scorer Greece Nikos Galis (Aris)
Final Four
Champions Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
  Runners-up Spain Montigalà Joventut
Final Four MVP Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Predrag Danilović (Partizan)
FIBA European League seasons

The 1991–92 FIBA European League, also shortened to 1991–92 FIBA EuroLeague, was the 35th installment of the European top-tier level professional club competition for basketball clubs (now called EuroLeague). The competition's Final Four was held at the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. It was won by Partizan, who defeated Joventut Badalona, by a result of 71–70.

This season of the competition also marked an end to the era of European national domestic league champions only participation, as it featured an expanded competition, that included national domestic league champions, the current league title holders, and some other teams from the most important national domestic leagues. That also was in accordance with the league being renamed, and being called the FIBA European League (or shortened to FIBA EuroLeague) championship for men's clubs. This was because the new competition format was closer to a true European League in style. It was a name the competition would keep for the next four editions of the competition as well.

Competition system[edit]

  • 33 teams (the cup title holder, national domestic league champions, and a variable number of other clubs from the most important national domestic leagues) played knock-out rounds on a home and away basis. The aggregate score of both games decided the winner.
  • The sixteen remaining teams after the knock-out rounds entered the Regular Season Group Stage, divided into two groups of eight teams, playing 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 top four teams from each group after the Regular Season Group Stage qualified for a Quarterfinal Playoff (X-pairings, best of 3 games).
  • The four winners of the Quarterfinal Playoff qualified for the Final Stage (Final Four), which was played at a predetermined venue.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mollersdorf Traiskirchen Austria 158–213 Belgium Maes Pils 78–107 80–106
Pezoporikos Larnaca Cyprus 175–174 Czechoslovakia USK Praha 92–88 83–86
Partizani Tirana Albania 146–208 Greece Aris 79–98 67–110
Maccabi Rishon LeZion Israel 213–157 Romania Steaua București 111–78 102–79
Hiefenech Luxembourg 161–182 Switzerland Vevey 84–84 77–98

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Maes Pils Belgium 175–150 England Kingston Kings 86–76 89–74
Pezoporikos Larnaca Cyprus 162–233 Italy Knorr Bologna 88–109 74–124
Śląsk Wrocław Poland 162–181 Greece Aris 74–75 88–106
Maccabi Rishon LeZion Israel 144–148 Netherlands Commodore Den Helder 89–75 55–73
Vevey Switzerland 163–199 Soviet Union Kalev 81–86 82–113
Scania Södertälje Sweden 154–195 Spain Estudiantes Caja Postal 76–98 78–97
KTP Finland 154–211 Italy Philips Milano 84–105 70–106
Fenerbahçe Turkey 123–174 Spain FC Barcelona 73–79 50–95
Szolnoki Olajbányász Hungary 137–181 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 65–92 72–89
CSKA Sofia Bulgaria 140–235 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 77–132 63–103
UMFN Iceland 150–208 Croatia Cibona 76–111 74–97
Benfica Portugal 163–164 France Olympique Antibes 89–76 74–88
Automatically qualified to the group stage

Regular season[edit]

The Regular Season begins on October 31.

If teams are level on record at the end of the Regular Season, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record.
  2. Head-to-head point differential.
  3. Point differential during the Regular Season.
  4. Points scored during the regular season.
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each Regular Season match.
Key to colors
     Top four places in each group advance to Quarterfinals

Group A[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Italy Knorr Bologna 14 24 10 4 1229 1148 +81
2. Spain FC Barcelona 14 24 10 4 1205 1129 +76
3. Israel Maccabi Elite 14 24 10 4 1311 1254 +57
4. Croatia Cibona* 14 23 9 5 1287 1232 +55
5. Croatia Slobodna Dalmacija* 14 21 7 7 1271 1270 +1
6. France Olympique Antibes 14 18 4 10 1291 1385 -94
7. Estonia Kalev 14 17 3 11 1281 1354 -73
8. Italy Phonola Caserta 14 14 3 11 1185 1288 -103

Group B[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Spain Montigalà Joventut 14 25 11 3 1276 1114 +162
2. Spain Estudiantes Caja Postal 14 24 10 4 1145 1096 +49
3. Italy Philips Milano 14 24 10 4 1264 1161 +103
4. Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan* 14 23 9 5 1178 1077 +101
5. Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 14 21 7 7 1217 1154 +63
6. Belgium Maes Pils 14 18 4 10 1112 1230 -118
7. Greece Aris 14 17 3 11 1139 1359 -220
8. Netherlands Commodore Den Helder 14 16 2 12 1050 1190 -140

Quarterfinals[edit]

Seeded teams played games 2 and 3 at home.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Partizan Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 2–1 Italy Knorr Bologna 78–65 60–61 69–65
Philips Milano Italy 2–0 Spain FC Barcelona 80–79 86–71
Cibona Croatia 0–2 Spain Montigalà Joventut 68–73 67–92
Maccabi Elite Israel 1–2 Spain Estudiantes Caja Postal 98–97 74–98 54–55

Final Four[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

April 14, Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Partizan Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 82–75 Italy Philips Milano
Montigalà Joventut Spain 91–69 Spain Estudiantes Caja Postal

3rd place game[edit]

April 16, Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Philips Milano Italy 99–81 Spain Estudiantes Caja Postal

Final[edit]

April 16, Abdi İpekçi Arena, Istanbul

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Partizan Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 71–70 Spain Montigalà Joventut


1991–92 FIBA European League
Champions
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
1st Title

Final standings[edit]

Team
Coppa del Campionato di Pallacanestro.png Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan
Silver medal europe.svg Spain Montigalà Joventut
Bronze medal europe.svg Italy Philips Milano
Spain Estudiantes Caja Postal

Final Four 1992 MVP[edit]

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Predrag Danilović (Partizan)

External links[edit]