ABA League Supercup

The ABA League Supercup, also credited as ABA Super Cup, is an annual men's professional basketball supercup competition between teams from the ABA League. It is run by the ABA League JTD. It is a regional competition, that is contested between teams from six countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.

ABA League Supercup
SportBasketball
FoundedJuly 2017; 4 years ago (2017-07)
Inaugural season2017–18
CEODubravko Kmetović
No. of teams8
Country
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
Serbia Partizan NIS
Most titles3 teams (1 title)
TV partner(s)Arena Sport
Related
competitions
ABA League
Official websiteaba-liga.com

HistoryEdit

The ABA League Assembly, held on July 24, 2017, in Belgrade, Serbia, decided to organize the ABA League Supercup, with 8 participants.[1]

In 2017, the first edition of the ABA Super Cup took place in Bar, Montenegro, where Cedevita became champions. In the second season, the teams met in Laktaši, where Crvena zvezda became champions. The third ABA Super Cup took place in Zagreb in 2019 and was won by Partizan.

Teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia previously played in a similar competition, when they were part of SFR Yugoslavia. The Yugoslav Basketball Cup was played for 33 years, from 1959 to 1992 (not held in 1961, 1963–68). In 1992, the Serbian club Partizan, was the last winner of that competition, while the Croatian club Cibona, won the most titles in that competition.

On 29 June 2020, the ABA League Assembly canceled the 2020 tournament due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[2] The 2020 tournament would have been played on 20–23 September 2020 in Podgorica, Montenegro.[3]

Title holdersEdit

FinalsEdit

Year Host Final
Champion Score Runner-up
2017
Details
 
Bar
 
Cedevita
78–69  
Budućnost VOLI
2018
Details
 
Laktaši
 
Crvena zvezda mts
89–75  
Budućnost VOLI
2019
Details
 
Zagreb
 
Partizan NIS
99–77  
Cedevita Olimpija
2020
Details
 
Podgorica
Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

All-time participantsEdit

The following is a list of clubs that have played in the Adriatic Supercup, at any time, since its formation in 2017, to the current season.

KeyEdit

Defunct Defunct teams
WD Withdrew participation
1st Champions
2nd Runners-up
Did not qualify
T Top seed
H Host

List of participantsEdit

Team 17 18 19 20 Total
seasons
Highest
finish
  Igokea 5th QFH 2 Quarter-finals
  Cedevita 1stT SF 2 Winner
  Cibona 8th QFH 2 Quarter-finals
  Zadar QF 1 Quarter-finals
  Budućnost 2nd 2ndT SF 3 Runner up
  Mornar 4thH QF 2 Semi-finals
  Crvena zvezda WDT 1st QFT 2 Winner
  FMP 7th QF 2 Quarter-finals
  Mega 3rd QF 2 Semi-finals
  Partizan 6th SF 1st 3 Winner
  Cedevita Olimpija Unfounded 2nd 1 Runner up
  Koper Primorska SF 1 Semi-finals
  Olimpija QF Defunct 1 Quarter-finals

AwardsEdit

MVPsEdit

Season Player Team Ref.
2017   Andrija Stipanović   Cedevita [4]
2018   Mouhammad Faye   Crvena zvezda mts [5]
2019   Rashawn Thomas   Partizan NIS [6]
2020 Canceled

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The ABA League Second Division will start from the 2017/18 season". aba-liga.com. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 24 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Conclusions of the ABA League j.t.d. Assembly". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  3. ^ "ABA League j.t.d. Assembly selected new Management". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 30 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Andrija Stipanović is the 2017 ABA Super Cup MVP". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  5. ^ "ZVEZDI PRVI TROFEJ U SEZONI Faje MVP Superkupa ABA lige". sport.blic.rs. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Rashawn Thomas is the MVP of the 2019 ABA Super Cup". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 29 September 2019.

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