USSR Basketball Cup

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USSR Basketball Cup
SportBasketball
Founded1949
Ceased1987
Country Soviet Union
Last
champion(s)
Spartak Leningrad
(2nd title)
Most titlesDinamo Tbilisi
CSKA Moscow
(3 titles both)
Related
competitions
USSR Premier League

The USSR Basketball Cup, or Soviet Union Basketball Cup, was the national basketball cup competition of the former Soviet Union. The first USSR Cup was held in the year 1949, and the last one was held in the year 1987. The competition was not held every year, as it was only contested 11 times between the years 1949 and 1987. However, it was initially held every year between 1949 and 1953.

The last team to win the cup was Spartak Leningrad, in 1987.[1]

Title holders[edit]

The finals[edit]

For finals not played on a single match, * precedes the score of the team playing at home.

Season Champions Score Runners-up Venue Location MVP
Soviet Union USSR Basketball Cup
1948–49 Dinamo Tbilisi 24–19 Dinamo Riga Tbilisi N/A
1949–50 Dinamo Tbilisi 49–36 Dynamo Moscow Moscow N/A
1950–51 Georgian SSR Team 37–28 VVS Moscow Leningrad N/A
1951–52 Dinamo Riga 53–44 VVS Moscow Kuybyshev N/A
1952–53 Žalgiris 55–41 Dinamo Tbilisi Moscow N/A
1953–68 Not held
1968–69 Dinamo Tbilisi 88–78 Stroitel N/A
1969–71 Not held
1971–72 CSKA Moscow 277–229 Stroitel Kiev & Moscow N/A
1972–73 CSKA Moscow 152–145 Dinamo Tbilisi Moscow & Tbilisi N/A
1973–77 Not held
1977–78 Spartak Leningrad [3] Kalev N/A
1978–81 Not held
1981–82 CSKA Moscow N/A
1982–86 Not held
1986–87 Spartak Leningrad N/A

Performance by club[edit]

Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion Years
1. Dinamo Tbilisi 3 3 1948–49, 1949–50, 1968–69
2. CSKA Moscow 3 0 1971–72, 1972–73, 1981–82
3. Spartak Leningrad 2 0 1977–78, 1986–87
4. Dinamo Riga 1 1 1951–52
5. Georgian SSR Team 1 0 1950–51
6. Žalgiris 1 0 1952–53
7. VVS Moscow 0 2
8. Stroitel 0 2
9. Dynamo Moscow 0 1
10. Kalev 0 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Официальный источник
  2. ^ Красная Книга. "Шахтер" Донецк. (in Ukrainian)
  3. ^ В 1978 году финальный матч не проводился. Проводился финальный турнир из 4 команд в один круг и Спартак, одержав 3 победы в 3 матчах, опередил таллинский Калев (2 победы), киевский Строитель (1) и рижский ВЭФ (0)

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