1959–60 FIBA European Champions Cup

The 1959–60 FIBA European Champions Cup was third season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). It was won by Rīgas ASK for the third straight time, an accomplishment only achieved again by Jugoplastika in the late 1980s, in 19891991. In the EuroLeague Finals, Riga defeated the Soviet Union League club, Dinamo Tbilisi, in both final games (51–61 & 62–69). Riga defeated Slovan Orbis Prague in the semifinals, and AŠK Olimpija in the quarterfinals.

1959–60 FIBA European Champions Cup
LeagueFIBA European Champions Cup
ChampionsSoviet Union Rīgas ASK
  Runners-upSoviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

Competition systemEdit

21 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 roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marocaine   95–92   Coimbra 54–48 41–44
PAOK   121–159   CCA București 61–80 60–79
Wissenschaft   125–188   Pantterit 88–84 66–78
  0–4*   Union Babenberg 0-2 0-2
USC Heidelberg   90–113   Urania Genève Sport 46-55 44-58
Sparta Bertrange   92–137   Chorale Mulsant 47-60 45-77
Fenerbahçe   4–0**   Maccabi Tel Aviv 2-0 2-0

*Originally, the Champion of the Italian League was drawn to play against the Austrian champion, but the former was Simmenthal Milano, who was banned in European competition. Since the Italian Federation refused to name another entrant in Champions Cup, Union Babenberg received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

**Maccabi Tel Aviv withdrew before the competition due to internal problems and Fenerbahçe received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Union Babenberg   134–184   AŠK Olimpija 83–84 51–100
Fenerbahçe   116–139   Academic 61-69 55-70
Marocaine   126–180   CF Barcelona 65–82 61–98
Pantterit   162–184   Polonia Warszawa 84–88 78–96
Urania Genève Sport   128–148   Slovan Orbis Praha 54–62 74–80
Chorale Mulsant   115–109   Antwerpse 54-53 61-56
CCA București   155–173   Dinamo Tbilisi 87–83 68–90
Automatically qualified to the quarter finals


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Tbilisi   145–136   Academic 76–64 69–72
CF Barcelona   105–114   Polonia Warszawa 64–65 41–49
AŠK Olimpija   142–174   Rīgas ASK 79–95 63–79
Chorale Mulsant   120–124   Slovan Orbis Praha 68-59 52-65


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Tbilisi   152–126   Polonia Warszawa 88–65 64–61
Rīgas ASK   151–114   Slovan Orbis Praha 82-55 69-59


Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Tbilisi   113–130   Rīgas ASK 51–61 62–69

1st leg: Vere Park, Tbilisi, 10 May 1960[1]

Vere Park during that Final

2nd leg: Daugava Stadion, Rīga, 15 May 1960;Attendance:17,000[1]

1959–60 FIBA European Champions Cup
Rīgas ASK
3rd Title


FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top ScorerEdit


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