1960–61 FIBA European Champions Cup

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1960–61 FIBA European Champions Cup
League FIBA European Champions Cup
Sport Basketball
Champions Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
  Runners-up Soviet Union ASK Riga
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1960–61 and fourth season of the FIBA European Champions Cup was won by CSKA Moscow after defeating ASK Riga, the reigning three times champions, the first dynasty of European basketball . CSKA lost the first game 66–61, but won the second 87–62 and thus became the fourth straight European champion from the Soviet Union.

First round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Urania Geneva Switzerland 107–164 Italy Idrolitina Bologna 62–68 45–96
Wissenschaft East Germany 110–171 Bulgaria Levski-Spartak 54–85 56–86
Heidelberg West Germany 125–180 Poland Legia Warsaw 67-91 58-89
Galatasaray Turkey 137–96 Greece Olympiacos 72-41 65-55
Sparta Bertrange Luxembourg 75–137 Austria Engelmann 27-53 48-84
Sporting Portugal 92–149 Belgium Antwerpse 51-62 41-87
KFUM Söder Sweden 98–142 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OKK Belgrade 50-53 48-89
The Wolves Amsterdam Netherlands 106–153 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 52-57 54-96
Étoile de Charleville-Mézières France 110–100 Morocco Casablancais 55-47 55-53

Round of 16[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Galatasaray Turkey 79–93 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 40–39 39–54
Étoile de Charleville-Mézières France 63–163 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 28-68 35-95
Levski-Spartak Bulgaria 114–138 Poland Legia Warsaw 67-62 47-76
Engelmann Austria 100–159 Spain Real Madrid 53-85 47-74
Antwerpse Belgium 68–47 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OKK Belgrade 66-47 2-0*
Torpan Pojat Finland 103–133 Czechoslovakia Sparta Prague 56-65 47-68
Idrolitina Bologna Italy 124–126 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 70–56 54–70

*The second leg was cancelled after the Yugoslavian police refused to guarantee the safety of the Belgian team, whose members received serious threats upon arrival to Belgrade, as a result of the mysterious death of Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of Congo, on February 11 1961. The Soviet government, an ally to Lumumba, blamed the Belgian secret service as the instigator of his murder in the former Belgian colony, and this translated into several riots in the communist countries against the Belgian interests. Since the second leg couldn't be played, Antwerpse received a 2-0 w.o. in this game and qualified for the next round.[1]

Automatically qualified to the quarter finals

Quarter finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASK Riga Soviet Union 162–134 Israel Hapoel Tel Aviv 84–60 78–74
Sparta Prague Czechoslovakia 107–115 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 60–50 47–65
Legia Warsaw Poland 145–183 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 72-98 73-85
Antwerpse Belgium 128–177 Spain Real Madrid 62-89 66-88

Semi finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid Spain 123–141 Soviet Union ASK Riga 78-75 45-66
CSKA Moscow Soviet Union 171–115 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 98–58 73–57


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CSKA Moscow Soviet Union 148–128 Soviet Union ASK Riga 87-62 61-66

1st leg:Lenin Stadion, Moscow, 14 July 1961; Attendance:8,000[1]

2nd leg:Daugava Stadion, Rīga, 22 July 1961; Attendance:15,000[1]

1960–61 FIBA European Champions Cup
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
1st Title


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