2019–20 EuroLeague

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Turkish Airlines EuroLeague1
Lanxess-Arena, Köln-7892.jpg
The Lanxess Arena in Cologne will host the Final Four
Competition details
Season 2019–20
Teams 18
Games played 103
Dates 3 October 2019 – 24 May 2020
Records
Biggest home win Bayern Munich 104–63 LDLC ASVEL
(17 October 2019)
Biggest away win Kirolbet Baskonia 83–113 Maccabi Tel Aviv
(14 November 2019)
Highest scoring

Anadolu Efes 106–105 ALBA Berlin
(11 October 2019)

Panathinaikos 105–106 ALBA Berlin
(14 November 2019)
Winning streak 7 games
Real Madrid
Losing streak 6 games
ALBA Berlin
Zenit Saint Petersburg
Žalgiris
Highest attendance 16,879
Crvena zvezda 68–56 Fenerbahçe
(10 October 2019)
Lowest attendance 3,524
Bayern Munich 74–87 Khimki
(24 October 2019)
Attendance 897,622 (8,715 per match)
2020–21
All statistics correct as of 5 December 2019.
1 Sponsored league name, referring to Turkish Airlines.

The 2019–20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is the 20th season of the modern era of the EuroLeague and the 10th under the title sponsorship of the Turkish Airlines. Including the competition's previous incarnation as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup, this is the 63rd season of the premier basketball competition for European men's clubs. The season started on 3 October 2019 and will end with the championship game on 24 May 2020. The Final Four will be played at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, Germany.[1]

CSKA Moscow is the defending champion.

Format changes[edit]

On July 5, 2018, Euroleague Basketball agreed expand the competition to 18 teams, with the allocation of two-year wild cards to German Bayern Munich and French LDLC ASVEL.[2]

Team allocation[edit]

A total of 18 teams from 10 countries participate in the 2019–20 EuroLeague.[2][3][4]

Distribution[edit]

The following is the access list for this season.[3]

Access list for 2019–20 EuroLeague
Teams entering in this round Teams advancing from previous round
Regular season
(18 teams)
Playoffs
(8 teams)
  • 8 highest-placed teams from the regular season
Final Four
(4 teams)
  • 4 series winners from the playoffs

Qualified teams[edit]

The labels in the parentheses show how each team qualified for the place of its starting round:[2][3][4]

  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.: League position after Playoffs
  • EC: EuroCup champion
  • WC: Wild card
Qualified teams for 2019–20 EuroLeague
Licensed clubs
Spain Barcelona Greece Olympiacos Turkey Anadolu Efes Lithuania Žalgiris
Spain Kirolbet Baskonia Greece Panathinaikos OPAP Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko Russia CSKA MoscowTH
Spain Real Madrid Israel Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Italy A|X Armani Exchange Milan
Associated clubs
Germany ALBA Berlin (2nd) Russia Khimki (2nd)[Note VTB] Spain Valencia Basket (EC) Serbia Crvena zvezda mts (1st)[Note ABA]
Germany Bayern Munich (WC) Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg (WC)[Note WC] France LDLC ASVEL (WC)
Notes
  1. ^ ABA League (ABA): Crvena zvezda mts qualified through the ABA League.
  2. ^ VTB United League (VTB): Khimki qualified through the VTB United League.
  3. ^ Wild card (WC): As Valencia Basket won the EuroCup, the spot reserved for the best team in the 2018–19 ACB season was converted in a wild card.

Teams[edit]

Venues and locations[edit]

Team Home city Arena Capacity
Germany ALBA Berlin Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena 14,500[5]
Turkey Anadolu Efes Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome 16,000[6]
Italy A|X Armani Exchange Milan Milan Mediolanum Forum 12,700[7]
Allianz Cloud 5,420
Spain Barcelona Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 7,585[8]
Germany Bayern Munich Munich Audi Dome 6,700[9]
Serbia Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade Štark Arena 18,386[10]
Aleksandar Nikolić Hall 8,000[11]
Russia CSKA Moscow Moscow Megasport Arena 13,344[12]
Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko Istanbul Ülker Sports and Event Hall 13,059[13]
Russia Khimki Khimki Mytishchi Arena 7,280
Spain Kirolbet Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz Buesa Arena 15,504[14]
France LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Astroballe 5,556[15]
Israel Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 10,383[16]
Greece Olympiacos Piraeus Peace and Friendship Stadium 11,640[17]
Greece Panathinaikos OPAP Athens O.A.K.A. 18,989[18]
Spain Real Madrid Madrid WiZink Center 15,000[19]
Spain Valencia Basket Valencia La Fonteta 9,000[20]
Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas Žalgirio Arena 15,415[21]
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg Sibur Arena 7,120[22]

Personnel and sponsorship[edit]

Team Head coach Captain Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor
Germany ALBA Berlin Spain Aíto García Reneses Germany Niels Giffey Adidas ALBA SE
Turkey Anadolu Efes Turkey Ergin Ataman Turkey Doğuş Balbay Adidas Anadolu Efes
Italy A|X Armani Exchange Milan Italy Ettore Messina Italy Andrea Cinciarini Armani Armani Exchange
Spain Barcelona Serbia Svetislav Pešić Croatia Ante Tomić Nike Assistència Sanitària
Germany Bayern Munich Montenegro Dejan Radonjić Germany Danilo Barthel Adidas BayWa
Serbia Crvena zvezda mts Serbia Dragan Šakota Serbia Branko Lazić Nike mts
Russia CSKA Moscow Greece Dimitrios Itoudis United States Kyle Hines Nike Rostelecom
Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko Serbia Željko Obradović Turkey Melih Mahmutoğlu Nike Beko
Russia Khimki Lithuania Rimas Kurtinaitis Russia Sergei Monia Adidas Khimki Group
Spain Kirolbet Baskonia Croatia Velimir Perasović Georgia (country) Tornike Shengelia Kelme Kirolbet
France LDLC ASVEL Montenegro Zvezdan Mitrović France Charles Lombahe-Kahudi Peak LDLC
Israel Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv Greece Ioannis Sfairopoulos Israel John DiBartolomeo Nike FOX
Greece Olympiacos Lithuania Kęstutis Kemzūra Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Nike bwin
Greece Panathinaikos OPAP United States Rick Pitino Greece Nick Calathes Adidas Pame Stoixima
Spain Real Madrid Spain Pablo Laso Spain Felipe Reyes Adidas Palladium Hotel Group
Spain Valencia Basket Spain Jaume Ponsarnau Montenegro Bojan Dubljević Luanvi Cultura del Esfuerzo1
Lithuania Žalgiris Lithuania Šarūnas Jasikevičius Lithuania Paulius Jankūnas ŽalgirisShop
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg Spain Joan Plaza Russia Evgeny Voronov Nike Nipigas
Notes
1. ^ Cultura del Esfuerzo (transl. "Culture of Effort") is the motto of the club.

Managerial changes[edit]

Team Outgoing manager Manner of departure Date of vacancy Position in table Replaced with Date of appointment
Italy A|X Armani Exchange Milan Italy Simone Pianigiani Sacked 11 June 2019[23] Pre-season Italy Ettore Messina 11 June 2019[24]
Greece Panathinaikos OPAP United States Rick Pitino Resigned 21 June 2019[25] Greece Argyris Pedoulakis 21 June 2019[26]
Greece Olympiacos Israel David Blatt Mutual consent 6 October 2019[27] 16th (0–1) Lithuania Kęstutis Kemzūra 20 October 2019[28]
Serbia Crvena zvezda mts SerbiaGreece Milan Tomić Resigned 22 October 2019[29] 9th (1–2) Serbia Andrija Gavrilović (interim) 22 October 2019[29]
Greece Panathinaikos OPAP Greece Argyris Pedoulakis Sacked 15 November 2019[30] 9th (4–4) Greece Georgios Vovoras (interim) 15 November 2019[30]
Serbia Crvena zvezda mts Serbia Andrija Gavrilović End of caretaker spell 23 November 2019[31] 15th (3–7) SerbiaGreece Dragan Šakota 23 November 2019[31]
Greece Panathinaikos OPAP Greece Georgios Vovoras 26 November 2019[32] 7th (6–4) United States Rick Pitino 26 November 2019[32]

Regular season[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W L PF PA PD Qualification
1 Turkey Anadolu Efes 11 9 2 924 853 +71 Advance to playoffs
2 Spain Barcelona 12 9 3 1013 934 +79
3 Spain Real Madrid 12 9 3 1030 953 +77
4 Israel Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 12 8 4 1016 891 +125
5 Russia CSKA Moscow 12 8 4 992 895 +97
6 Greece Panathinaikos OPAP 11 7 4 956 888 +68
7 Italy A|X Armani Exchange Milan 12 7 5 944 957 −13
8 Russia Khimki 12 6 6 1026 1044 −18
9 Spain Kirolbet Baskonia 11 5 6 839 840 −1
10 Greece Olympiacos 11 5 6 853 855 −2
11 Serbia Crvena zvezda mts 12 5 7 861 878 −17
12 France LDLC ASVEL 12 5 7 838 936 −98
13 Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko 11 4 7 825 869 −44
14 Germany ALBA Berlin 11 4 7 887 944 −57
15 Spain Valencia Basket 12 4 8 950 1007 −57
16 Germany Bayern Munich 12 4 8 907 994 −87
17 Lithuania Žalgiris 12 3 9 871 883 −12
18 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 12 3 9 860 971 −111
Updated to match(es) played on 6 December 2019. Source: EuroLeague
Rules for classification: All points scored in extra period(s) will not be counted in the standings, nor for any tie-break situation.

Results[edit]

Final Four[edit]

Attendances[edit]

Average home attendances[edit]

Pos Team Total High Low Average Change
1 Lithuania Žalgiris 102,553 15,342 13,189 14,650 −1.1%
2 Turkey Anadolu Efes 71,156 15,167 6,478 11,859 +43.8%
3 Spain Kirolbet Baskonia 52,684 10,758 10,414 10,537 −5.4%
4 Israel Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv 62,884 10,682 10,389 10,481 −0.4%
5 Serbia Crvena zvezda mts 62,133 16,879 5,432 10,356 +106.7%1
6 Spain Real Madrid 72,131 12,729 8,873 10,304 +5.2%
7 Germany ALBA Berlin 59,710 13,212 8,076 9,952 +23.7%1
8 Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko 38,511 10,378 8,871 9,628 −10.3%
9 Greece Panathinaikos OPAP 57,703 11,945 8,098 9,617 −23.2%
10 Italy A|X Armani Exchange Milan 63,684 12,064 6,732 9,098 +7.1%
11 Spain Valencia Basket 43,137 7,399 6,954 7,190 +5.9%1
12 Greece Olympiacos 40,473 7,863 5,516 6,746 −17.8%
13 Russia CSKA Moscow 32,971 8,462 5,112 6,594 −8.4%2
14 Spain Barcelona 29,342 7,002 3,585 5,868 +1.3%
15 Russia Khimki 23,432 6,781 4,798 5,858 +6.5%
16 France LDLC ASVEL 32,648 5,542 5,226 5,441 +3.0%1
17 Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg 25,323 6,585 3,575 5,065 +62.4%1
18 Germany Bayern Munich 27,147 5,763 3,524 4,525 +4.0%
League total 897,622 16,879 3,524 8,715 +5.2%

Updated to games played on 5 December 2019
Source: EuroLeague
Notes:
1: 2018–19 season average applied to EuroCup games.
2: CSKA Moscow played one match at Universal Sports Hall CSKA, instead of Megasport Arena.

Top 10[edit]

Pos. Round Game Home team Visitor Attendance
1 Regular Season 2 Serbia Crvena zvezda mts Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko 16,879
2 Regular Season 6 Serbia Crvena zvezda mts Spain Real Madrid 16,457
3 Regular Season 7 Lithuania Žalgiris Spain Barcelona 15,342
4 Regular Season 4 Turkey Anadolu Efes Spain Real Madrid 15,167
5 Regular Season 1 Lithuania Žalgiris Spain Kirolbet Baskonia 15,151
6 Regular Season 3 Lithuania Žalgiris Spain Real Madrid 15,109
7 Regular Season 11 Turkey Anadolu Efes Germany Bayern Munich 14,902
8 Regular Season 9 Lithuania Žalgiris Greece Panathinaikos OPAP 14,901
9 Regular Season 4 Lithuania Žalgiris France LDLC ASVEL 14,828
10 Regular Season 10 Lithuania Žalgiris Serbia Crvena zvezda mts 14,033

Awards[edit]

All official awards of the 2019–20 EuroLeague.[33]

MVP of the Round[edit]

Regular season
Round Player Team PIR Ref.
1 United States Mike James Russia CSKA Moscow 28 [34]
2 Serbia Vasilije Micić Turkey Anadolu Efes 32 [35]
3 France Nando de Colo Turkey Fenerbahçe 44 [36]
4 Georgia (country) Tornike Shengelia Spain Kirolbet Baskonia 25 [37]
5 Serbia Vasilije Micić (2) Turkey Anadolu Efes 29 [38]
6 Georgia (country) Tornike Shengelia (2) Spain Kirolbet Baskonia 28 [39]
7 United States Cory Higgins Spain Barcelona 33 [40]
8 United States Mike James (2) Russia CSKA Moscow 38 [41]
9 Greece Nick Calathes Greece Panathinaikos OPAP 32 [42]
United States Luke Sikma Germany Alba Berlin
10 Spain Nikola Mirotić Spain Barcelona 35 [43]
11 United States Shane Larkin Turkey Anadolu Efes 53 [44]

MVP of the Month[edit]

Month Week Player Team Ref.
2019
October 1–6 Spain Sergio Rodríguez Italy A|X Armani Exchange Milan [45]
November 7–11 United States Shane Larkin Turkey Anadolu Efes [46]

Statistics[edit]

Individual statistics[edit]

Rating[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rating PIR
1. United States Shane Larkin Turkey Anadolu Efes 10 240 24.00
2. France Nando de Colo Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko 7 154 22.00
3. Georgia (country) Tornike Shengelia Spain Kirolbet Baskonia 11 239 21.73

Source: EuroLeague

Points[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Points PPG
1. United States Shane Larkin Turkey Anadolu Efes 10 220 22.00
2. France Nando de Colo Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko 7 146 20.86
3. Russia Alexey Shved Russia Khimki 10 193 19.30

Source: EuroLeague

Rebounds[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Rebounds RPG
1. Serbia Nikola Milutinov Greece Olympiacos 11 108 9.82
2. Nigeria Tonye Jekiri France LDLC ASVEL 11 103 9.36
3. Montenegro Bojan Dubljević Spain Valencia Basket 11 76 6.91

Source: EuroLeague

Assists[edit]

Rank Name Team Games Assists APG
1. Greece Nick Calathes Greece Panathinaikos OPAP 11 100 9.09
2. Serbia Vasilije Micić Turkey Anadolu Efes 11 71 6.45
3. Spain Sergio Rodríguez Italy A|X Armani Exchange Milan 11 63 5.73

Source: EuroLeague

Other statistics[edit]

Category Player Team Games Average
Steals Serbia Stefan Jović Russia Khimki
6
1.83
Blocks Cape Verde Edy Tavares Spain Real Madrid
11
2.00
Turnovers Greece Nick Calathes Greece Panathinaikos OPAP
11
3.45
Fouls drawn United States Mike James Russia CSKA Moscow
11
5.64
Minutes Greece Nick Calathes Greece Panathinaikos OPAP
11
33:18
FT % United States Jimmer Fredette Greece Panathinaikos OPAP
10
94.12%
Spain Sergio Rodríguez Italy A|X Armani Exchange Milan
11
2-Point % Serbia Vladimir Lučić Germany Bayern Munich
11
75.00%
3-Point % Germany Niels Giffey Germany ALBA Berlin
11
72.73%

Individual game highs[edit]

Category Player Team Statistic Opponent
Rating United States Shane Larkin Turkey Anadolu Efes
53
Germany Bayern Munich (Nov 29, 2019)
Points United States Shane Larkin Turkey Anadolu Efes
49
Germany Bayern Munich (Nov 29, 2019)
Rebounds Nigeria Tonye Jekiri France LDLC ASVEL
19
Serbia Crvena zvezda mts (Nov 15, 2019)
Assists Greece Nick Calathes Greece Panathinaikos OPAP
15
Russia Zenit Saint Petersburg (Oct 24, 2019)
Steals Greece Kostas Papanikolaou Greece Olympiacos
5
Spain Valencia Basket (Oct 11, 2019)
United States Pierriá Henry Spain Kirolbet Baskonia Russia Khimki (Oct 11, 2019)
Uganda Brandon Davies Spain Barcelona Russia CSKA Moscow (Nov 29, 2019)
Blocks Senegal Youssoupha Fall Spain Kirolbet Baskonia
5
Lithuania Žalgiris (Oct 4, 2019)
Cape Verde Edy Tavares Spain Real Madrid Serbia Crvena zvezda mts (Nov 7, 2019)

Team statistics[edit]

Category Team Average
Rating Greece Panathinaikos OPAP
102.55
Points Greece Panathinaikos OPAP
88.45
Points Allowed Spain Real Madrid
75.55
Rebounds Spain Kirolbet Baskonia
37.64
Israel Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
Assists Germany ALBA Berlin
19.82
Steals Israel Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
8.27
Blocks Spain Kirolbet Baskonia
4.64
Turnovers Germany ALBA Berlin
14.82
FT % Turkey Anadolu Efes
86.06%
2-Point % Israel Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv
58.18%
3-Point % Italy A|X Armani Exchange Milan
42.86%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  34. ^ "Round 1 MVP: Mike James, CSKA Moscow". EuroLeague. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  35. ^ "Round 2 MVP: Vasilije Micic, Efes". EuroLeague. 12 October 2019. Retrieved 12 October 2019.
  36. ^ "Round 3 MVP: Nando De Colo, Fenerbahce". EuroLeague. 19 October 2019. Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  37. ^ "Round 4 MVP: Tornike Shengelia, Baskonia". EuroLeague. 26 October 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  38. ^ "Round 5 MVP: Vasilije Micic, Anadolu Efes Istanbul". EuroLeague. 31 October 2019. Retrieved 31 October 2019.
  39. ^ "Round 6 MVP: Tornike Shengelia, Baskonia". EuroLeague. 2 November 2019. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  40. ^ "Round 7 MVP: Cory Higgins, FC Barcelona". EuroLeague. 9 November 2019. Retrieved 9 November 2019.
  41. ^ "Round 8 MVP: Mike James, CSKA Moscow". EuroLeague. 16 November 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  42. ^ "Round 9 co-MVPs: Nick Calathes, Luke Sikma". EuroLeague. 21 November 2019. Retrieved 21 November 2019.
  43. ^ "Round 10 MVP: Nikola Mirotic, FC Barcelona". EuroLeague. 23 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  44. ^ "Round 11 MVP: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul". EuroLeague. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  45. ^ "MVP for October: Sergio Rodriguez, AX Armani Exchange Milan". EuroLeague. 4 November 2019.
  46. ^ "MVP for November: Shane Larkin, Anadolu Efes Istanbul". EuroLeague. 2 December 2019.

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