FIBA Europe Cup
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FIBA Europe Cup
FIBA Europe Cup
FIBA Europe Cup logo.svg
Founded30 June 2015; 4 years ago (2015-06-30)
First season2015-16
RegionEurope
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams32 (regular season)
48 (total)
Promotion toBasketball Champions League
Current championsItaly Dinamo Sassari (1st title)
Most championships4 teams (1 title)
Websitewww.fiba.com/europecup
2019-20 FIBA Europe Cup

The FIBA Europe Cup, officially abbreviated as FEC[1] is an annual professional club basketball competition organised by FIBA for eligible European basketball clubs. It is the European-wide second level. Clubs mainly qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions, although this is not the sole deciding factor, as sometimes clubs that did not win their league can still qualify.

History

Scene of the first leg of the 2017 FIBA Europe Cup Final

On June 30, 2015, FIBA announced it would start a new league to compete with Euroleague Basketball's EuroCup.[2] The new competition, which replaced EuroChallenge, was supposed to be open for up to 100 teams to enter.[2]

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

Tournament

The tournament proper begins with a regular season of 32 teams, divided into eight groups. 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.[3]

For the play-offs, the winning team and runner-up from each group join them and play a two-legged format. Until 2019, the fifth-placed teams and sixth-placed teams were dropped from the Basketball Champions League regular season. 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.[3]

Finals

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

Year Final Third and fourth place
Champion Score Second place
2015-16
Details
Germany
Fraport Skyliners
66-62 Italy
Openjobmetis Varese
France
Élan Chalon
Russia
Enisey
2016-17
Details
France
Nanterre 92
140-137
(58-58 / 82-79)
France
Élan Chalon
Germany Telekom Baskets Bonn and Belgium Telenet Oostende
2017-18
Details
Italy
Umana Reyer Venezia
158-148
(69-77 / 81-79)
Italy
Sidigas Avellino
Netherlands Donar and Denmark Bakken Bears
2018-19
Details
Italy
Banco di Sardegna Sassari
170-163
(89-84 / 81-79)
Germany
s.Oliver Würzburg
Israel Hapoel Holon and Italy OpenjobMetis Varese
2019-20
Details
Competition suspended[4] Turkey Bahçe?ehir Koleji, Denmark Bakken Bears,
Germany medi Bayreuth and Turkey P?nar Karyaka

Performance by club

Map of countries, teams from which have reached the regular season of the FIBA Europe Cup.
  FIBA member country that has been represented in the regular season
  FIBA member country that has been represented in the qualifying rounds
  FIBA member country that had a club winning the competition
  Not represented

A total number of 83 clubs from 35 FIBA member countries have participated in the competition. The competition has been won by 2 clubs from 2 countries.

Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
Italy Dinamo Sassari 1 0 2019 -
Italy Reyer Venezia 1 0 2018 -
France Nanterre 92 1 0 2017 -
Germany Skyliners Frankfurt 1 0 2016 -
Italy Varese 0 1 - 2016
France Élan Chalon 0 1 - 2017
Italy Felice Scandone 0 1 - 2018
Germany Würzburg 0 1 - 2019

Statistics

All-time records

Source: FIBA Europe Cup As of 2 May 2017.

Awards

After each round, the FIBA Europe Cup awards the "Top Performer" honour to the best player of the given round. In its inaugural season, the competition had a Final Four MVP award for the best player of a given Final Four. However, since 2015-16 the award has not been handed out.

Winning rosters

See also

References

  1. ^ Competition Regulations Page 4 of 49.
  2. ^ a b "FIBA Europe Board pushes ahead with attractive club competitions model". FIBA Europe. June 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "2017-18 FIBA Europe Cup regulations" (PDF). FIBA.com. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ "FIBA Europe confirms suspension of EuroLeague and EuroCup Women, FIBA Europe Cup until the end of the club season". FIBA. 13 March 2020.

External links


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