1962–63 FIBA European Champions Cup

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1962–63 FIBA European Champions Cup
League FIBA European Champions Cup
Sport Basketball
Finals
Champions Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
  Runners-up Spain Real Madrid
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1962–63 FIBA European Champions Cup was the sixth season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). It was won by CSKA Moscow, after they beat Real Madrid in a three-legged EuroLeague Finals, after the two first games ended with an aggregate two-legged tie. CSKA won the third and decisive game, by a score of 99–80, and thus won its second European Champions Cup.

Competition system[edit]

26 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
Landlust Netherlands 124–166 Poland Wisła Kraków 67–76 57–90
Darüşşafaka Turkey 147–149 Hungary Honvéd 67–76 80–73
Vorwärts Leipzig East Germany 91–152 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 51–82 40–70
Celtic Northern Ireland 75–126 France Alsace Bagnolet 44–101 31–115
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 118–131 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija 46–60 72–71
Stade Français Switzerland 104–133 West Germany Alemannia Aachen 45–60 59–73
Alliance Casablanca Morocco 60–110* Italy Simmenthal Milano 60–110
Benfica Portugal 108–207 Spain Real Madrid 61–97 47–110
KFUM Söder Sweden 125–145 Finland Helsingin Kisa-Toverit 59–73 66–72
Antwerpse Belgium 131–169 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 74–81 57–88
SISU Denmark 98–134 Luxembourg Etzella 55–72 43–62

*series decided over one game in Casablanca.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Levski-Spartak Bulgaria 104–177 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 55–83 49–94
Honvéd Hungary 137–126 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 74–73 63–53
Alsace Bagnolet France 174–189 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija 80–61 94–128
Alemannia Aachen West Germany 120–145 Italy Simmenthal Milano 67–69 53–76
Panathinaikos Greece 133–187 Spain Real Madrid 73–97 60–90
Helsingin Kisa-Toverit Finland 142–172 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 83–87 59–85
Etzella Luxembourg 105–198 Poland Wisła Kraków 52–83 53–115
Automatically qualified to the quarter finals

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
AŠK Olimpija Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 158–162 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 86–83 72–79
Honvéd Hungary 170–170* Spain Real Madrid 101–96 69–74
Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union 139–138 Italy Simmenthal Milano 65–70 74–68
Wisła Kraków Poland 122–152 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 75–72 47–80

*A tie-break was played in Madrid on 2 April 1963: Real Madrid - Honvéd 77–65.

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spartak ZJŠ Brno Czechoslovakia 146–150 Spain Real Madrid 79–60 67–90
Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union 137–155 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 59–76 78–79

Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg 3rd leg
Real Madrid Spain 240–259 Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 86–69 74–91 80–99*

First leg Frontón “Fiesta Alegre”;Attendance 5,000, 23 July 1963[1]

Second leg Lenin Palace of Sports;Attendance 20,000, 31 July 1963[1]

*Third leg Lenin Palace of Sports;Attendance 20,000, 1 August 1963, Moscow, Soviet Union[1]


1962–63 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
2nd Title

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