FIBA Europe Cup

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FIBA Europe Cup
FIBA Europe Cup logo.svg
Region Europe
Confederation FIBA Europe
Founded 30 June 2015; 2 years ago (2015-06-30)
First season 2015–16
Number of teams 32 (regular season)
48 (total)
Level on pyramid 4
Current champions France Nanterre 92 (1st title)
Most championships 2 teams (1 title)
Website www.fiba.com/europecup
2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup

The FIBA Europe Cup is an annual professional basketball club competition organised by FIBA for eligible European basketball clubs. Clubs mainly qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions, but this is not the only deciding factor, as sometimes clubs which did not finished in the highest place qualify.

History[edit]

On June 30, 2015, FIBA announced it would start a new league to compete with Euroleague Basketball's EuroCup.[1] The new competition, that replaced EuroChallenge, was supposed to be open for up to 100 teams to enter.[1]

The first FIBA Europe Cup game was played on October 21, 2015, when Donar Groningen beat Egis Körmend 78–71. 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.

Format[edit]

Tournament[edit]

The tournament proper begins with a regular season of 32 teams, divided into two conferences of four groups each. 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.[2]

For the play-offs, the winning team and runner-up from each group joins with the fifth-placed teams and sixth-placed teams dropped from the Basketball Champions League regular season and plays in a two-legged format. The regular season is played from October to December and the second round is played from December to January, whilst the play-offs start in February.[2]

Finals[edit]

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

Year Host Final Semifinalists
Champion Score Runner-up Third place Score Fourth place
2015–16
Details
France
Chalon-sur-Saône
Germany
Fraport Skyliners
66–62 Italy
Openjobmetis Varese
France
Élan Chalon
103–72 Russia
Enisey
2016–17
Details
Home and away France
Nanterre 92
140–137
(58–58, 82–79)
France
Élan Chalon
Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn and Belgium Telenet Oostende

Winning rosters[edit]

Final Four MVP's[edit]

Each year, the best player of the Final Four wins the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four MVP Award. Quantez Robertson was the first winner in 2016.

FIBA Europe Cup Final Four MVP winners
Season Player Nationality Club Ref(s)
2015–16 Robertson, QuantezQuantez Robertson  United States Germany Fraport Skyliners [3]

Performance by club[edit]

Performance in the FIBA Europe Cup by club
Club
Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
France Nanterre 92 1 0 2017
Germany Skyliners Frankfurt 1 0 2016
Italy Varese 0 1 2016
France Élan Chalon 0 1 2017

Statistics[edit]

All-time records[edit]

Category
Efficiency United States Chase Fieler 46
Points United States John Roberson 39
United States Spencer Butterfield
Rebounds United States Maurice Sutton
Canada Ross Bekkering
19
Assists Finland Teemu Rannikko
18
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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "FIBA Europe Board pushes ahead with attractive club competitions model". FIBA Europe. June 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup regulations" (PDF). FIBA.com. Retrieved 18 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Frankfurt Topple Varese For Maiden European Title". FIBA Europe. 1 May 2016. 

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