1958–59 FIBA European Champions Cup

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1958–59 FIBA European Champions Cup
League FIBA European Champions Cup
Sport Basketball
Finals
Champions Soviet Union Rīgas ASK
  Runners-up Bulgaria Academic
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1958–59 FIBA European Champions Cup' was the second season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). It was won by Rīgas ASK for the second straight time, after they again beat Academic, in both EuroLeague Finals games (79–58 & 69–67). Riga defeated Lech Poznań in the semifinals, and Honvéd in the quarterfinals.

Competition system[edit]

21 teams. European national domestic league champions, plus the then current FIBA European Champions Cup title holders only, playing in a tournament system. The Finals were a two game home and away aggregate.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Étoile Charleville-Mézières France 140–67 Portugal Barreirense 77–40 63–27
Etzella Luxembourg 0–4* Poland Lech Poznań 0-2 0-2
Spartak ZJŠ Brno Czechoslovakia 188–125 Austria Engelmann Wien 96-56 92-69
Steaua Bucureşti Romania 147–124 East Germany Wissenschaft Halle 81-59 66-65
Honvéd Hungary 4–0* Sweden Sundbyberg 2-0 2-0
Urania Genève Sport Switzerland 104–134 Spain Real Madrid 58-63 46-71

*Etzella and Sundbyberg withdrew before the competition due to financial problems, so Lech Poznań and Honvéd received a forfeit (2-0) in both games

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AEK Greece 129–209 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OKK Beograd 76–84 53–125
Pantterit Finland 124–173 Belgium Antwerpse 63–60 61–113
Lech Poznań Poland 155–148 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 87-63 68-85
Real Madrid Spain 115–118 France Étoile Charleville-Mézières 50-39 65-79
Simmenthal Milano Italy –* United Arab Republic Al-Gezira 72-47 0-2 (f)
Academic Bulgaria 147–108 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 69-50 78-58
Honvéd Hungary 166–133 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 86-52 80-81

*Simmenthal Milano withdrew after the 1st leg, team rejected playing on an outdoor court.


Automatically qualified to the quarter finals

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Antwerpse Belgium 141–194 Poland Lech Poznań 80–89 61–105
Rīgas ASK Soviet Union 159–142 Hungary Honvéd 79–54 80–88
Étoile de Charleville-Mézières France 149–160 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OKK Beograd 75–73 74–87
Al-Gezira United Arab Republic 65–71 Bulgaria Academic 65–69 0–2*

*The second leg was not played as Al-Gezira didn't travel to Bulgaria due to financial reasons, and therefore Academic received a forfeit (2-0).

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Lech Poznań Poland 153–166 Soviet Union Rīgas ASK 84–76 69–90
OKK Beograd Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 156–163 Bulgaria Academic 79–69 77–94

Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rīgas ASK Soviet Union 148–125 Bulgaria Academic 79–58 69–67


1958–59 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Soviet Union
Rīgas ASK
2nd Title

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