1995–96 FIBA European League

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1995–96 FIBA European League
League FIBA European League
Sport Basketball
Regular Season
Top scorer United States Joe Arlauckas (Real Madrid)
Final Four
Champions Greece Panathinaikos
  Runners-up Spain FC Barcelona
Final Four MVP United States Dominique Wilkins (Panathinaikos)
FIBA European League seasons

The 1995–96 FIBA European League, also shortened to 1995–96 FIBA EuroLeague, was the 39th installment of the European top-tier level professional club competition for basketball clubs (now called EuroLeague). It began on September 7, 1995, and ended on April 11, 1996. The competition's Final Four was held at Paris.

It was the last season of the competition that took place under the name of FIBA European League, as the competition was renamed to FIBA EuroLeague, starting with the next season.

Competition system[edit]

  • 42 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
Dinamo Tbilisi Georgia (country) 139–178 Lithuania Žalgiris 70–78 69–100
Stavex Brno Czech Republic 175–186 Switzerland Fidefinanz Bellinzona 106–93 69–93
Kalev Estonia 174–138 Hungary Danone-Honvéd 78–57 96–81
Dinamo Tirana Albania 130–156 Romania Forest Sibiu 63–87 67–69
Sankt Pölten Austria 131–153 Cyprus APOEL 60–67 71–86
Čelik Bosnia and Herzegovina 136–142 Slovakia Baník Cígeľ Prievidza 68–71 68–71
Oostende Belgium 156–125 Sweden Alvik 79–61 77–64
Résidence Luxembourg 161–184 England Sheffield Sharks 79–99 82–85
Kouvot Finland 173–185 Israel Hapoel Galil Elyon 92–82 81–103
Rabotnički Republic of Macedonia 134–147 Ukraine Budivelnyk 65–64 69–83
Mazowzanka Poland 147–167 Croatia Zrinjevac 79–74 68–93
Pleven Bulgaria 178–185 Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 83–93 95–92
Rene Coltof Den Helder Netherlands 139–182 France Pau-Orthez 72–94 57–88

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Žalgiris Lithuania 122–145 Greece Panathinaikos 56–59 66–86
Fidefinanz Bellinzona Switzerland 162–223 Russia CSKA Moscow 88–107 74–116
Kalev Estonia 148–172 Italy Buckler Bologna 65–81 83–91
Forest Sibiu Romania 139–221 Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 74–99 65–122
APOEL Cyprus 116–139 Croatia Cibona 70–82 46–57
Baník Cígeľ Prievidza Slovakia 162–184 Italy Benetton Treviso 87–91 75–93
Sunair Oostende Belgium 149–155 Turkey Ülker 74–69 75–86
Sheffield Sharks England 132–145 Spain Real Madrid 57–67 75–78
Hapoel Galil Elyon Israel 137–176 Greece Iraklis Aspis Pronoia 83–91 54–76
Budivelnyk Ukraine 161–179 Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 98–77 63–102
Zrinjevac Croatia 136–165 Spain Unicaja 70–85 66–80
Partizan Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 159–176 Portugal Benfica 64–64 95–112
Pau-Orthez France 193–146 Slovenia Smelt Olimpija 96–71 97–75
Automatically qualified to the second round

Group stage[edit]

If one or more clubs are level on won-lost record, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Head-to-head record in matches between the tied clubs
  2. Overall point difference in games between the tied clubs
  3. Overall point difference in all group matches (first tiebreaker if tied clubs are not in the same group)
  4. Points scored in all group matches
  5. Sum of quotients of points scored and points allowed in each group match
Key to colors
     Qualified to Playoff
     Eliminated

Group A[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1. Russia CSKA Moscow 14 24 10 4 1162 1081
2. Italy Benetton Treviso 14 24 10 4 1157 1096
3. Greece Olympiacos 14 24 10 4 1132 1046
4. Turkey Ülker 14 20 6 8 1078 1104
5. Spain Unicaja 14 20 6 8 1104 1081
6. France Olympique Antibes 14 20 6 8 1108 1169
7. Germany Bayer 04 Leverkusen 14 19 5 9 1067 1112
8. Greece Iraklis Aspis Pronoia 14 17 3 11 945 1064

Group B[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1. Spain FC Barcelona 14 24 10 4 1145 1077
2. Spain Real Madrid 14 23 9 5 1108 1079
3. Greece Panathinaikos 14 23 9 5 1035 1007
4. France Pau-Orthez 14 22 8 6 1127 1092
5. Italy Buckler Bologna 14 20 6 8 1181 1149
6. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 14 20 6 8 1105 1143
7. Croatia Cibona 14 20 6 8 1011 1052
8. Portugal Benfica 14 16 2 12 1046 1159

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Pau-Orthez France 1–2 Russia CSKA Moscow 78–65 89–104 74–83
Panathinaikos Greece 2–1 Italy Benetton Treviso 70–67 69–83 65–64
Ülker Turkey 0–2 Spain FC Barcelona 77–105 66–96
Olympiacos Greece 1–2 Spain Real Madrid 68–49 77–80 65–80

Final four[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

April 9, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow Russia 71–81 Greece Panathinaikos
FC Barcelona Spain 76–66 Spain Real Madrid

3rd place game[edit]

April 11, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris

Team 1  Score  Team 2
CSKA Moscow Russia 74–73 Spain Real Madrid

Final[edit]

April 11, Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, Paris

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Panathinaikos Greece 67–66 Spain FC Barcelona
1995–96 FIBA European League
Champions
Greece
Panathinaikos
1st Title

Final standings[edit]

Team
Coppa del Campionato di Pallacanestro.png Greece Panathinaikos
Silver medal europe.svg Spain FC Barcelona
Bronze medal europe.svg Russia CSKA Moscow
Spain Real Madrid

Final Four 1996 MVP[edit]

United States Dominique Wilkins (Panathinaikos)

References[edit]

External links[edit]