CEV Champions League

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CEV Champions League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 CEV Champions League
CEV Champions League logo.png
Euroleague Volleyball
Sport Volleyball
Founded 1959
No. of teams 28 (group stage)
Country CEV members
Continent Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
Russia Zenit Kazan
Official website Website

The CEV Champions League, or CEV DenizBank Volleyball Champions League is the top official competition for men's volleyball clubs of Europe and takes place every year.

Formula[edit]

In the first round take part 28 teams shared in 7 group stage. After each match the following points are assigned:

  • Winner 3:0 or 3:1 3 points
  • Winner 3:2 2 points
  • Loser 2:3 1 point
  • Loser 1:3 or 0:3 0 points

Seven 1st placed teams as well as five best 2nd placed qualify for the Playoff 12. 6 pairs are formed and two matches are held between teams in pair. 6 winners form 3 pairs and again two matches between competitors are held. Teams in Final Four are: 3- winners of pairs + 1- host of Final Four. Final is held in March.

History[edit]

  • CEV European Champions Cup (1959-1960 to 1999-2000)
  • CEV Champions League (2000-2001 to present)

Title holders[edit]

Finals[edit]

Year Final 3rd Place Game
Champion Score Second place Third place Fourth place
1959-60
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
3–0 & 1–3 Romania
Rapid Bucureşti
N / A
1960-61
Details
Romania
Rapid Bucureşti
3–1 & 3–2 Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
1961-62
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
2–3 & 3–1 Romania
Rapid Bucureşti
1962-63
Details
Romania
Rapid Bucureşti
3–1 & 3–0 Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
1963-64
Details
East Germany
Leipzig
3–1 & 3–1 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Mladost
1964-65
Details
Romania
Rapid Bucureşti
1–3, 3–1 & 3–2 Bulgaria
Minyor Pernik
1965-66
Details
Romania
Dinamo București
3–1 & 3–2 Romania
Rapid Bucureşti
1966-67
Details
Romania
Dinamo București
3–0, 1–3 & 3–1 Romania
Rapid Bucureşti
1967-68
Details
Czechoslovakia
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
1–3, 3–0 & 3–1 Romania
Dinamo București
1968-69
Details
Bulgaria
CSKA Sofia
3–0 & 3–2 Romania
Steaua Bucureşti
1969-70
Details
Soviet Union
Burevestnik Alma-Ata
3–0 & 3–1 Czechoslovakia
Zetor Zbrojovka Brno
1970-71
Details
Soviet Union
Burevestnik Alma-Ata
2–3, 3–1 & 3–2 Czechoslovakia
Zetor Zbrojovka Brno
1971-72
Details
Czechoslovakia
Zetor Zbrojovka Brno
Group Stage Netherlands
AMVJ Amstelveen
Italy
Ruini Firenze
Albania
Dinamo Tirana
1972-73
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage Poland
Resovia Rzeszów
Czechoslovakia
Rudá Hvězda Prague
Czechoslovakia
Zetor Zbrojovka Brno
1973-74
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage Romania
Dinamo București
East Germany
Leipzig
Netherlands
Star Lift
1974-75
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage Czechoslovakia
Zbrojovka Brno
East Germany
Leipzig
Bulgaria
Slavia Sofia
1975-76
Details
Czechoslovakia
Dukla Liberec
Group Stage Bulgaria
Slavia Sofia
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Spartak Subotica
Poland
Resovia Rzeszów
1976-77
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage Romania
Dinamo București
Bulgaria
CSKA Sofia
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Vardar
1977-78
Details
Poland
Płomień Milowice
Group Stage Netherlands
Star Lift
Czechoslovakia
Aero Odolena Voda
Turkey
Büyükdere Boronkay
1978-79
Details
Czechoslovakia
Červená hvězda Bratislava
Group Stage Romania
Steaua Bucureşti
Poland
Płomień Milowice
Finland
Pieksämäen Namika
1979-80
Details
Italy
Klippan Torino
Group Stage Czechoslovakia
Červená hvězda Bratislava
Turkey
Eczacıbaşı
Finland
Pieksämäen Namika
1980-81
Details
Romania
Dinamo București
Group Stage Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Poland
Gwardia Wrocław
Finland
Pieksämäen Namika
1981-82
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage Italy
Robe di Kappa Torino
Romania
Dinamo București
Greece
Olympiacos
1982-83
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage France
Cannes
Italy
Santal Parma
Spain
Pòrtol
1983-84
Details
Italy
Santal Parma
Group Stage Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Mladost
Czechoslovakia
Dukla Liberec
France
Cannes
1984-85
Details
Italy
Santal Parma
Group Stage Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Mladost
Bulgaria
CSKA Sofia
Czechoslovakia
Rudá hvězda Prague
1985-86
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage Italy
Santal Parma
Netherlands
Martinus
Czechoslovakia
Rudá hvězda Prague
1986-87
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage Italy
Panini Modena
Netherlands
Martinus
Bulgaria
CSKA Sofia
1987-88
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
3–0 Italy
Panini Modena
Netherlands
Martinus
Bulgaria
CSKA Sofia
1988-89
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
3–1 Italy
Panini Modena
1989-90
Details
Italy
Philips Modena
3–2 France
Fréjus
Spain
Pòrtol
Bulgaria
CSKA Sofia
1990-91
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
3–1 Italy
Maxicono Parma
Italy
Philips Modena
France
Cannes
1991-92
Details
Italy
il Messaggero Ravenna
3–0 Greece
Olympiacos
Commonwealth of Independent States
CSKA Moscow
France
Cannes
1992-93
Details
Italy
Edilcuoghi Ravenna
3–0 Italy
Maxicono Parma
Greece
Olympiacos
Belgium
Zellik Maes pils
1993-94
Details
Italy
Edilcuoghi Ravenna
3–0 Italy
Maxicono Parma
Belgium
Zellik Maes pils
Greece
Olympiacos
1994-95
Details
Italy
Sisley Treviso
3–0 Italy
Edilcuoghi Ravenna
Greece
Olympiacos
Belgium
Zellik Maes pils
1995-96
Details
Italy
Las Daytona Modena
3–1 Germany
Dachau
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Vojvodina
Italy
Sisley Treviso
1996-97
Details
Italy
Las Valtur Modena
3–0 Belgium
Noliko Maaseik
Croatia
Mladost
Italy
Sisley Treviso
1997-98
Details
Italy
Casa Unibon Modena
3–0 Spain
Unicaja
France
Paris
Croatia
Mladost
1998-99
Details
Italy
Sisley Treviso
3–0 Belgium
Noliko Maaseik
Germany
Friedrichshafen
Russia
Lokomotiv Belgorod
1999-00
Details
Italy
Sisley Treviso
3–1 Germany
Friedrichshafen
Belgium
Noliko Maaseik
Austria
e.on HotVolleys Vienna
2000-01
Details
France
Paris
3–2 Italy
Sisley Treviso
Italy
Ford B.Gesu Roma
Greece
Olympiacos
2001-02
Details
Italy
Lube Banca Marche Macerata
3–1 Greece
Olympiacos
Greece
Iraklis
Poland
Mostostal-Azoty Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2002-03
Details
Russia
Lokomotiv Belgorod
3–0 Italy
Kerakoll Modena
Poland
Mostostal-Azoty Kędzierzyn-Koźle
France
Paris
2003-04
Details
Russia
Lokomotiv Belgorod
3–0 Russia
Iskra Odintsovo
France
Tours
Greece
Iraklis
2004-05
Details
France
Tours
3–1 Greece
Iraklis
Russia
Lokomotiv Belgorod
Germany
Friedrichshafen
2005-06
Details
Italy
Sisley Treviso
3–1 Greece
Iraklis
Russia
Lokomotiv Belgorod
Russia
Dynamo Moscow
2006-07
Details
Germany
Friedrichshafen
3–1 France
Tours
Russia
Dynamo Moscow
Italy
Lube Banca Marche Macerata
2007-08
Details
Russia
Dynamo-Tattransgaz Kazan
3–2 Italy
Copra Piacenza
Poland
PGE Skra Bełchatów
Italy
Sisley Treviso
2008-09
Details
Italy
Trentino
3–1 Greece
Iraklis
Russia
Iskra Odintsovo
Italy
Lube Banca Marche Macerata
2009-10
Details
Italy
BetClic Trentino
3–0 Russia
Dynamo Moscow
Poland
PGE Skra Bełchatów
Slovenia
ACH
2010-11
Details
Italy
BetClic Trentino
3–1 Russia
Zenit-Kazan
Russia
Dynamo Moscow
Poland
Jastrzębski Węgiel
2011-12
Details
Russia
Zenit-Kazan
3–2 Poland
PGE Skra Bełchatów
Italy
PlanetWin365 Trentino
Turkey
Arkas
2012-13
Details
Russia
Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
3–2 Italy
Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo
Russia
Zenit-Kazan
Poland
Zaksa Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2013-14
Details
Russia
Belogorie
3–1 Turkey
Halkbank Ankara
Poland
Jastrzębski Węgiel
Russia
Zenit-Kazan
2014-15
Details
Russia
Zenit-Kazan
3–0 Poland
Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
Germany
Recycling Volleys Berlin
Poland
PGE Skra Bełchatów
2015-16
Details
Russia
Zenti-Kazan
3–2 Italy
Trentino Diatec
Italy
Lube Cucine Civitanova
Poland
Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
2016-17
Details

Titles by club[edit]

Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion Years
1. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 13 3 1959-60, 1961-62, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1974-75, 1976-77, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1990-91
2. Italy Modena 4 4 1989-90, 1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98
3. Italy Treviso 4 1 1994-95, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2005-06
4. Russia Kazan 4 1 2007-08, 2011-12, 2014-15, 2015-16
5. Romania Rapid Bucureşti 3 4 1960-61, 1962-63, 1964-65
6. Romania Dinamo București 3 3 1965-66, 1966-67, 1980-81
7. Italy Porto Ravenna 3 1 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94
8. Italy Trentino 3 1 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11
9. Russia Belgorod 3 2002-03, 2003-04, 2013-14
10. Italy Parma 2 4 1983-84, 1984-85
11. Czechoslovakia Brno 2 2 1967-68, 1971-72
12. Soviet Union Burevestnik Alma-Ata 2 1969-70, 1970-71
13. East Germany Leipzig 1 1 1963-64
14. Czechoslovakia Červená hvězda Bratislava 1 1 1978-79
15. Italy Torino 1 1 1979-80
16. France Tours 1 1 2004-05
17. Germany Friedrichshafen 1 1 2006-07
18. Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 1 1968-69
19. Czechoslovakia Dukla Liberec 1 1975-76
20. Poland Płomień Milowice 1 1977-78
21. France Paris 1 2000-01
22. Italy Lube 1 2001-02
23. Russia Lokomotiv Novosibirsk 1 2012-13
24. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Mladost 3
25. Greece Iraklis 3
26. Romania Steaua Bucureşti 2
27. Belgium Noliko Maaseik 2
28. Greece Olympiacos 2
29. Poland Resovia Rzeszów 2
30. Bulgaria Minyor Pernik 1
31. Netherlands AMVJ Amstelveen 1
32. Bulgaria Slavia Sofia 1
33. Netherlands VISADE Voorburg 1
34. France Cannes 1
35. France Fréjus 1
36. Germany Dachau 1
37. Spain Almeria 1
38. Russia Iskra Odintsovo 1
39. Italy Piacenza 1
40. Russia Dynamo Moscow 1
41. Poland Skra Bełchatów 1
42. Italy Piemonte 1
43. Turkey Halkbank Ankara 1

Titles by country[edit]

Country Won Runner-up Finals
RussiaSoviet Union Russia/U.S.S.R.
21
6
27
Italy Italy
18
15
33
Romania Romania
6
9
15
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia
3
2
5
France France
2
3
5
Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
2
0
2
Poland Poland
1
3
4
Bulgaria Bulgaria
1
2
3
Germany Germany
1
2
3
East Germany East Germany
1
1
2
Slovakia Slovakia
1
1
2
Greece Greece
0
5
5
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
0
3
3
Belgium Belgium
0
2
2
Netherlands Netherlands
0
2
2
Spain Spain
0
1
1
Turkey Turkey
0
1
1

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