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FIBA Europe Cup

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FIBA Europe Cup
Organising bodyFIBA Europe
Founded30 June 2015; 8 years ago (2015-06-30)
First season2015–16
Number of teams32 (regular season)
48 (total)
Level on pyramid2
Related competitionsFIBA Champions League
Current championsGermany Niners Chemnitz (1st title)
Most championships8 teams (1 title)
TV partnerscourtside1891.basketball
2023–24 FIBA Europe Cup

The FIBA Europe Cup (FEC)[1] is an annual professional club basketball competition organised by FIBA for eligible European clubs. It is FIBA Europe's second level competition. Clubs mainly qualify based on their performance in national leagues and cup competitions, although this is not the sole deciding factor. The winner is decided by a two-legged final.

The league was founded in 2015 as a replacement of the FIBA EuroChallenge.


Scene of the first leg of the 2017 FIBA Europe Cup Final

On June 30, 2015, FIBA announced it would start a new league to compete with Euroleague Basketball's EuroCup.[2] The new competition, which replaced FIBA EuroChallenge, was supposed to be open for up to 100 teams to enter.[2] A former 4th-tier FIBA competition, the FIBA EuroCup Challenge, was named as FIBA Europe Cup between 2003 and 2005.

The 2015–16 FIBA Europe Cup attracted 16 domestic champions and 8 runners-up including KK Cibona, Pallacanestro Cantu, ASVEL, Pallacanestro Varese, CEZ Nymburk, BK Ventspils, PBC Academic and Krka. The first FIBA Europe Cup game was played on October 21, 2015, when Donar Groningen beat Egis Körmend 78–71. Frankfurt Skyliners won the 1st edition in a Final Four tournament and represented Europe in the 2016 FIBA Intercontinental Cup, following the FIBA-EuroLeague dispute. In the 2016–17 season, FIBA started the Basketball Champions League and since then teams from the Champions League can be transferred to the Europe Cup through their position.



The tournament proper begins with a regular season of 32 teams, divided into eight groups. Seeding is used whilst making the draw for this stage, whilst teams from the same country may not be drawn into groups together. Each team meets the others in its group in home and away games, in a round-robin format. The winning team and runner-up from each group then progress to the second round with 16 teams divided into four groups. Each team meets the others in its group in home and away games, in a round-robin format.[3]

For the play-offs, the winning team and runner-up from each group join them and play a two-legged format. Until 2019, the fifth-placed teams and sixth-placed teams were dropped from the Basketball Champions League regular season. The regular season is usually played from October to December and the second round is played from December to January, whilst the play-offs start in February.[3]


The Finals were played in either a Final Four tournament format or with a two-legged series.

Year Final Semifinalists
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
Fraport Skyliners
66–62 Italy
Openjobmetis Varese
Élan Chalon
103–72 Russia
Nanterre 92
(58–58 / 82–79)
Élan Chalon
Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn and Belgium Telenet Oostende
Umana Reyer Venezia
(69–77 / 81–79)
Sidigas Avellino
Netherlands Donar and Denmark Bakken Bears
Banco di Sardegna Sassari
(89–84 / 81–79)
s.Oliver Würzburg
Israel Hapoel Holon and Italy OpenjobMetis Varese
Curtailed and voided due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe[4][5] Semi-finalists: Turkey Bahçeşehir Koleji, Denmark Bakken Bears,
Germany medi Bayreuth and Turkey Pınar Karşıyaka
Ironi Nes Ziona
82–74 Poland
Arged BMSLAM Stal
CSM Oradea
85–76 Russia
Bahçeşehir Koleji
(72–69 / 90–74)
UnaHotels Reggio Emilia
Denmark Bakken Bears and Netherlands ZZ Leiden
Anwil Włocławek
(81–77 / 80–78)
Estonia Kalev/Cramo and Finland Karhu
Niners Chemnitz
(85–74 / 95–105)
Bahçeşehir Koleji
Italy Itelyum Varese and Spain Surne Bilbao Basket

Performance by club[edit]

Map of countries, teams from which have reached the regular season of the FIBA Europe Cup.
  FIBA member country that has been represented in the regular season
  FIBA member country that has been represented in the qualifying rounds
  Not represented

A total number of 140 clubs from 38 FIBA member countries have participated in the competition. The competition has been won by eight clubs from seven different countries.

Teams from Italy have been most successful, as two teams won the title and three other teams finished as runners-up.

Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
Turkey Bahçeşehir Koleji 1 1 2022 2024
Germany Skyliners Frankfurt 1 0 2016
France Nanterre 92 1 0 2017
Italy Reyer Venezia 1 0 2018
Italy Dinamo Sassari 1 0 2019
Israel Ironi Nes Ziona 1 0 2021
Poland Anwil Włocławek 1 0 2023
Germany Niners Chemnitz 1 0 2024
Italy Varese 0 1 2016
France Élan Chalon 0 1 2017
Italy Felice Scandone 0 1 2018
Germany Würzburg 0 1 2019
Poland Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski 0 1 2021
Italy Reggiana 0 1 2022
France Cholet Basket 0 1 2023


All-time leaders[edit]

Statistics as of 11 June 2022.

Players in bold were active in the most recent FIBA Europe Cup season.[6]


Rank Player Nation Points Games Per game Years Club(s)
1 Michel Diouf[7]  SEN 931 76 12.3 2015– Bakken Bears
2 Trae Golden  USA 897 51 17.6 2015– ETHA Engomis, ESSM Le Portel, Avtodor, Bahçeşehir Koleji
3 Darko Jukić  DEN 728 71 11.8 2015– Bakken Bears
4 Worthy de Jong  NED 782 51 14.3 2015–2022 ZZ Leiden
5 Ryan Evans  USA 616 46 12.4 2018– Bakken Bears


Rank Player Nation Rebounds Games Per game Years Club(s)
1 Michel Diouf  SEN 463 73 6.3 2015– Bakken Bears
2 Tony Taylor  USA 318 36 8.8 2016– Enisey, Karşıyaka
3 Darko Jukić  DEN 308 74 4.2 2015– Bakken Bears
4 Željko Šakić  CRO 291 42 6.9 2015–2022 Cluj-Napoca, Avtodor
5 Thomas Koenis  NED 279 52 5.4 2015–2022 ZZ Leiden, Donar


Rank Player Nation Assists Games Per game Years Club(s)
1 Trae Golden  USA 298 51 5.8 2015– ETHA Engomis, ESSM Le Portel, Avtodor, Bahçeşehir Koleji
2 John Roberson  USA 318 36 8.8 2016– Élan Chalon, ASVEL, Enisey
3 Adama Darboe  DEN 229 60 3.8 2015– Bakken Bears
4 Worthy de Jong  NED 208 51 4.1 2015–2022 ZZ Leiden
5 Tony Taylor  USA 188 49 8.8 2016– Enisey, Karşıyaka

Single game records[edit]

Efficiency United States Chase Fieler 46
Points United States John Roberson 39
United States Spencer Butterfield
Rebounds United States Willie Cauley-Stein 20
Assists Finland Teemu Rannikko
Steals United States Kim Adams 9
Blocks Serbia Dejan Kravić 6
Estonia Janar Talts
Three-pointers United States Spencer Butterfield 11

Source: FIBA Europe Cup As of 2 May 2017.


Quantez Robertson was the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four MVP in 2016.

After each round, the FIBA Europe Cup awards the "Top Performer" honour to the best player of the given round. In its inaugural season , in 2016, the competition had a Final Four MVP award for the best player of its final four. The final four format was later abandoned in favor of playoffs with two-legged finals. Since 2020, the league awards a Final MVP trophy again.

Winning rosters[edit]


  1. ^ "Competition Regulations Page 4 of 49" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "FIBA Europe Board pushes ahead with attractive club competitions model". FIBA Europe. June 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup regulations" (PDF). FIBA.com. Archived (PDF) from the original on 13 October 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. ^ "FIBA Europe 2019-20 club competitions will not resume, Board sets plan for 2020-21". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  5. ^ "FIBA Europe confirms suspension of EuroLeague and EuroCup Women, FIBA Europe Cup until the end of the club season". FIBA. 13 March 2020.
  6. ^ "All-Time Leaders". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2022-06-11.
  7. ^ "Diouf overtakes Golden to become FIBA Europe Cup's all-time leading scorer". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2022-06-11.

See also[edit]

Men's competitions[edit]

Women's competitions[edit]

External links[edit]