FIBA Europe Cup

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FIBA Europe Cup
FIBA Europe Cup logo.svg
Founded30 June 2015;7 years ago (2015-06-30)
First season 2015–16
Region Europe
Confederation FIBA Europe
Number of teams32 (regular season)
48 (total)
Level on pyramid 2
Promotion to Champions League
Current champions Flag of Turkey.svg Bahçeşehir Koleji
(1st title)
Most championships6 teams (1 title)
TV partners YouTube (live streaming)
Website FIBA.basketball/europecup
Basketball current event.svg 2022–23 FIBA Europe Cup

The FIBA Europe Cup (FEC) [1] is an annual professional club basketball competition organised by FIBA for eligible European clubs. It is FIBA's European-wide second level. Clubs mainly qualify for the competition based on their performance in national leagues and cup competitions, although this is not the sole deciding factor.

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The league was founded in 2015 as a replacement of the FIBA EuroChallenge.

History

Scene of the first leg of the 2017 FIBA Europe Cup Final Elan Chalon - Nanterre (finale Coupe d'Europe FIBA) 16.jpg
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 usually 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.

YearFinalSemifinalists
ChampionScoreSecond placeThird placeScoreFourth place
2015–16
Details
Flag of Germany.svg
Fraport Skyliners
66–62 Flag of Italy.svg
Openjobmetis Varese
Flag of France.svg
Élan Chalon
103–72 Flag of Russia.svg
Enisey
2016–17
Details
Flag of France.svg
Nanterre 92
140–137
(58–58 / 82–79)
Flag of France.svg
Élan Chalon
Flag of Germany.svg Telekom Baskets Bonn and Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Telenet Oostende
2017–18
Details
Flag of Italy.svg
Umana Reyer Venezia
158–148
(69–77 / 81–79)
Flag of Italy.svg
Sidigas Avellino
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Donar and Flag of Denmark.svg Bakken Bears
2018–19
Details
Flag of Italy.svg
Banco di Sardegna Sassari
170–163
(89–84 / 81–79)
Flag of Germany.svg
s.Oliver Würzburg
Flag of Israel.svg Hapoel Holon and Flag of Italy.svg OpenjobMetis Varese
2019–20
Details
Curtailed and voided due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe [4] [5] Semi-finalists: Flag of Turkey.svg Bahçeşehir Koleji, Flag of Denmark.svg Bakken Bears,
Flag of Germany.svg medi Bayreuth and Flag of Turkey.svg Pınar Karşıyaka
2020–21
Details
Flag of Israel.svg
Ironi Nes Ziona
82–74 Flag of Poland.svg
Arged BMSLAM Stal
Flag of Romania.svg
CSM Oradea
85–76 Flag of Russia.svg
Parma
2021–22
Details
Flag of Turkey.svg
Bahçeşehir Koleji
162–143
(72–69 / 90–74)
Flag of Italy.svg
UnaHotels Reggio Emilia
Flag of Denmark.svg Bakken Bears and Flag of the Netherlands.svg ZZ Leiden

Performance by club

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

A total number of 130 clubs from 38 FIBA member countries have participated in the competition. The competition has been won by 6 clubs from 5 different countries.

Club
WinnersRunners-upYears wonYears runner-up
Flag of Germany.svg Skyliners Frankfurt 10 2016
Flag of France.svg Nanterre 92 10 2017
Flag of Italy.svg Reyer Venezia 10 2018
Flag of Italy.svg Dinamo Sassari 10 2019
Flag of Israel.svg Ironi Nes Ziona 10 2021
Flag of Turkey.svg Bahçeşehir Koleji 10 2022
Flag of Italy.svg Varese 01 2016
Flag of France.svg Élan Chalon 01 2017
Flag of Italy.svg Felice Scandone 01 2018
Flag of Germany.svg Würzburg 01 2019
Flag of Poland.svg Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski 01 2021
Flag of Italy.svg Reggiana 01 2022

Statistics

All-time leaders

Statistics as of 11 June 2022.

Players in bold were active in the most recent FIBA Europe Cup season. [6]

Points

RankPlayerNationPointsGamesPer gameYearsClub(s)
1 Michel Diouf [7] Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN 9317612.32015– Bakken Bears
2 Trae Golden Flag of the United States.svg  USA 8975117.62015– ETHA Engomis, ESSM Le Portel, Avtodor, Bahçeşehir Koleji
3 Darko Jukić Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN 7287111.82015– Bakken Bears
4 Worthy de Jong Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED 7825114.32015–2022 ZZ Leiden
5 Ryan Evans Flag of the United States.svg  USA 6164612.42018– Bakken Bears

Rebounds

RankPlayerNationReboundsGamesPer gameYearsClub(s)
1 Michel Diouf Flag of Senegal.svg  SEN 463736.32015– Bakken Bears
2 Tony Taylor Flag of the United States.svg  USA 318368.82016– Enisey, Karşıyaka
3 Darko Jukić Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN 308744.22015– Bakken Bears
4 Željko Šakić Flag of Croatia.svg  CRO 291426.92015–2022 Cluj-Napoca, Avtodor
5 Thomas Koenis Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED 279525.42015– ZZ Leiden, Donar

Assists

RankPlayerNationReboundsGamesPer gameYearsClub(s)
1 Trae Golden Flag of the United States.svg  USA 298515.82015– ETHA Engomis, ESSM Le Portel, Avtodor, Bahçeşehir Koleji
2 John Roberson Flag of the United States.svg  USA 318368.82016– Élan Chalon, ASVEL, Enisey
3 Adama Darboe Flag of Denmark.svg  DEN 229603.82015– Bakken Bears
4 Worthy de Jong Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED 208514.12015–2022 ZZ Leiden
5 Tony Taylor Flag of the United States.svg  USA 188498.82016– Enisey, Karşıyaka

Single game records

Category
Efficiency Flag of the United States.svg Chase Fieler 46
Points Flag of the United States.svg John Roberson 39
Flag of the United States.svg Spencer Butterfield
Rebounds Flag of the United States.svg Maurice Sutton
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Ross Bekkering
Flag of Hungary.svg Krisztofer Durázi
19
Assists Flag of Finland.svg Teemu Rannikko
18
Steals Flag of the United States.svg Kim Adams 9
Blocks Flag of Serbia.svg Dejan Kravić 6
Flag of Estonia.svg Janar Talts
Three-pointers Flag of the United States.svg Spencer Butterfield 11

Source: FIBA Europe Cup As of 2 May 2017.

Awards

Quantez Robertson was the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four MVP in 2016. 2023-01-03 ALBA Berlin gegen Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Basketball-Bundesliga 2022-23) by Sandro Halank-045.jpg
Quantez Robertson was the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four MVP in 2016.

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

Men's competitions
Women's competitions

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References

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