CEV Champions League

The CEV Champions League is the top official competition for men's volleyball clubs from the whole of Europe. The competition is organised every year by the European Volleyball Confederation.

CEV Champions League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2022–23 CEV Champions League
FormerlyCEV European Champions Cup (1959–2000)
SportVolleyball
Founded1959; 63 years ago (1959)
AdministratorCEV
No. of teams20 (group stage)
CountryCEV members
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
Poland ZAKSA (2nd title)
Most titlesSoviet Union CSKA Moscow
(13 titles)
Official websiteOfficial website

Formula (2018–19 to present)Edit

QualificationEdit

A total of 20 teams participate in the main competition, with 18 teams being allocated direct vacancies on the basis of ranking list for European Cup Competitions, and 2 teams from the qualification rounds.

League roundEdit

20 teams take part in the League round where they are split in to 5 groups. After each match the following points are assigned:

  • Winner (3:0 or 3:1) – 3 points
  • Winner (3:2) – 2 points
  • Loser (2:3) – 1 point
  • Loser (1:3 or 0:3) – 0 points

Each pool will be contested in a six-leg double round-robin home-and-away format. In each gender, the five pool winners and the three best-ranked pool runners-up will advance to the quarterfinals.

QuarterfinalsEdit

4 pairs are formed and two matches are held between teams in pair. Four winners qualify to the semifinals.

SemifinalsEdit

2 pairs are formed and two matches are held between teams in pair. Two winners qualify to the final. Final is held in May.

HistoryEdit

Title holdersEdit

CEV European Champions CupEdit

Season Final Third place match
Champion Score Second place Third place Fourth place
1959–60  
CSKA Moscow
3–0, 1–3  
Rapid București
1960–61  
Rapid București
3–0, 3–2  
CSKA Moscow
1961–62  
CSKA Moscow
2–3, 3–1  
Rapid București
1962–63  
Rapid București
3–1, 3–0  
CSKA Moscow
1963–64  
SC Leipzig
3–1, 3–1  
HAOK Mladost
1964–65  
Rapid București
1–3, 3–1, 3–2  
Minyor Pernik
1965–66  
Dinamo București
3–1, 3–2  
Rapid București
1966–67  
Dinamo București
3–0, 1–3, 3–1  
Rapid București
1967–68  
Volejbal Brno
1–3, 3–0, 3–2  
Dinamo București
1968–69  
CSKA Sofia
3–0, 3–2  
Steaua București
1969–70  
Burevestnik Almaty
3–0, 3–1  
Volejbal Brno
1970–71  
Burevestnik Almaty
2–3, 3–1, 3–2  
Volejbal Brno
1971–72  
Volejbal Brno
Group Stage  
AMVJ Amstelveen
 
Ruini Firenze
 
Dinamo Tirana
1972–73  
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage  
Resovia
 
Rudá Hvězda Praha
 
Volejbal Brno
1973–74  
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage  
Dinamo București
 
SC Leipzig
 
Starlift Voorburg
1974–75  
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage  
Volejbal Brno
 
SC Leipzig
 
Slavia Sofia
1975–76  
Dukla Liberec
Group Stage  
Slavia Sofia
 
Spartak Subotica
 
Resovia
1976–77  
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage  
Dinamo București
 
CSKA Sofia
 
Vardar Skopje
1977–78  
Płomień Milowice
Group Stage  
Starlift Voorburg
 
Aero Odolena Voda
 
Büyükdere Boronkay
1978–79  
Červená Hviezda Bratislava
Group Stage  
Steaua București
 
Płomień Milowice
 
Pieksämäen Namika
1979–80  
Klippan Torino
Group Stage  
Červená Hviezda Bratislava
 
Eczacıbaşı İstanbul
 
Pieksämäen Namika
1980–81  
Dinamo București
Group Stage  
CSKA Moscow
 
Gwardia Wrocław
 
Pieksämäen Namika
1981–82  
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage  
Robe di Kappa Torino
 
Dinamo București
 
Olympiacos Piraeus
1982–83  
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage  
AS Cannes
 
Santal Parma
 
CV Pòrtol
1983–84  
Santal Parma
Group Stage  
HAOK Mladost
 
Dukla Liberec
 
AS Cannes
1984–85  
Santal Parma
Group Stage  
HAOK Mladost
 
CSKA Sofia
 
Rudá Hvězda Praha
1985–86  
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage  
Santal Parma
 
Martinus Amstelveen
 
Rudá Hvězda Praha
1986–87  
CSKA Moscow
Group Stage  
Panini Modena
 
Martinus Amstelveen
 
CSKA Sofia
1987–88  
CSKA Moscow
3–0  
Panini Modena
 
Martinus Amstelveen
 
CSKA Sofia
1988–89  
CSKA Moscow
3–1  
Panini Modena
1989–90  
Philips Modena
3–2  
AS Fréjus
 
CV Pòrtol
 
CSKA Sofia
1990–91  
CSKA Moscow
3–1  
Maxicono Parma
 
Philips Modena
 
AS Cannes
1991–92  
Messaggero Ravenna
3–0  
Olympiacos Piraeus
 
CSKA Moscow
 
AS Cannes
1992–93  
Messaggero Ravenna
3–0  
Maxicono Parma
 
Olympiacos Piraeus
 
Maes Pils Zellik
1993–94  
Messaggero Ravenna
3–0  
Maxicono Parma
 
Maes Pils Zellik
 
Olympiacos Piraeus
1994–95  
Sisley Treviso
3–0  
Edilcuoghi Ravenna
 
Olympiacos Piraeus
 
Maes Pils Zellik
1995–96  
Las Daytona Modena
3–1  
ASV Dachau
 
Vojvodina Novi Sad
 
Sisley Treviso
1996–97  
Las Valtur Modena
3–0  
Noliko Maaseik
 
HAOK Mladost
 
Sisley Treviso
1997–98  
Casa Modena Unibon
3–0  
Unicaja Almería
 
Paris Volley
 
HAOK Mladost
1998–99  
Sisley Treviso
3–0  
Noliko Maaseik
 
VfB Friedrichshafen
 
Lokomotiv Belgorod
1999–00  
Sisley Treviso
3–1  
VfB Friedrichshafen
 
Noliko Maaseik
 
Bayernwerk Wien

CEV Champions LeagueEdit

Season Final Third place match
Champion Score Second place Third place Fourth place
2000–01
Details
 
Paris Volley
3–2  
Sisley Treviso
 
Ford B. Gesù Roma
 
Olympiacos Piraeus
2001–02
Details
 
Lube Banca Macerata
3–1  
Olympiacos Piraeus
 
Iraklis Thessaloniki
 
Mostostal Azoty KK
2002–03
Details
 
Lokomotiv Belgorod
3–0  
Kerakoll Modena
 
Mostostal Azoty KK
 
Paris Volley
2003–04
Details
 
Lokomotiv Belgorod
3–0  
Iskra Odintsovo
 
Tours VB
 
Iraklis Thessaloniki
2004–05
Details
 
Tours VB
3–1  
Iraklis Thessaloniki
 
Lokomotiv Belgorod
 
VfB Friedrichshafen
2005–06
Details
 
Sisley Treviso
3–1  
Iraklis Thessaloniki
 
Lokomotiv Belgorod
 
Dynamo Moscow
2006–07
Details
 
VfB Friedrichshafen
3–1  
Tours VB
 
Dynamo Moscow
 
Lube Banca Marche Macerata
2007–08
Details
 
Dynamo Tattransgaz Kazan
3–2  
Copra Piacenza
 
PGE Skra Bełchatów
 
Sisley Treviso
2008–09
Details
 
Trentino Volley
3–1  
Iraklis Thessaloniki
 
Iskra Odintsovo
 
Lube Banca Marche Macerata
2009–10
Details
 
Trentino BetClic
3–0  
Dynamo Moscow
 
PGE Skra Bełchatów
 
ACH Volley Bled
2010–11
Details
 
Trentino BetClic
3–1  
Zenit Kazan
 
Dynamo Moscow
 
Jastrzębski Węgiel
2011–12
Details
 
Zenit Kazan
3–2  
PGE Skra Bełchatów
 
Trentino PlanetWin365
 
Arkas İzmir
2012–13
Details
 
Lokomotiv Novosibirsk
3–2  
Bre Banca Lannutti Cuneo
 
Zenit Kazan
 
ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2013–14
Details
 
Belogorie Belgorod
3–1  
Halkbank Ankara
 
Jastrzębski Węgiel
 
Zenit Kazan
2014–15
Details
 
Zenit Kazan
3–0  
Asseco Resovia
 
Berlin Recycling Volleys
 
PGE Skra Bełchatów
2015–16
Details
 
Zenit Kazan
3–2  
Diatec Trentino
 
Cucine Lube Civitanova
 
Asseco Resovia
2016–17
Details
 
Zenit Kazan
3–0  
Sir Sicoma Colussi Perugia
 
Cucine Lube Civitanova
 
Berlin Recycling Volleys
2017–18
Details
 
Zenit Kazan
3–2  
Cucine Lube Civitanova
 
Sir Colussi Sicoma Perugia
 
ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
2018–19
Details
 
Cucine Lube Civitanova
3–1  
Zenit Kazan
2019–20
Details
Cancelled
2020–21
Details
 
ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
3–1  
Itas Trentino
2021–22
Details
 
ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle
3–0  
Itas Trentino

Titles by clubEdit

Rank Club Titles Runner–up Champion years
1.   CSKA Moscow 13 3 1960, 1962, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977, 1982, 1983, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991
2.   Zenit Kazan 6 2 2008, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
3.   Modena Volley 4 4 1990, 1996, 1997, 1998
4.   Volley Treviso 4 1 1995, 1999, 2000, 2006
5.   Rapid București 3 4 1961, 1963, 1965
6.   Dinamo București 3 3 1966, 1967, 1981
7.   Trentino Volley 3 3 2009, 2010, 2011
8.   Porto Ravenna Volley 3 1 1992, 1993, 1994
9.   Belogorie Belgorod 3 2003, 2004, 2014
10.   Pallavolo Parma 2 4 1984, 1985
11.   Volejbal Brno 2 3 1968, 1972
12.   Volley Lube 2 1 2002, 2019
13.   Burevestnik Almaty 2 1970, 1971
14.   ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 2 2021, 2022
15.   Červená Hviezda Bratislava 1 1 1979
16.   Pallavolo Torino 1 1 1980
17.   Tours VB 1 1 2005
18.   VfB Friedrichshafen 1 1 2007
19.   SC Leipzig 1 1964
20.   CSKA Sofia 1 1969
21.   Dukla Liberec 1 1976
22.   Płomień Milowice 1 1978
23.   Paris Volley 1 2001
24.   Lokomotiv Novosibirsk 1 2013
25.   HAOK Mladost 3
26.   Iraklis Thessaloniki 3
27.   Steaua București 2
28.   Maaseik 2
29.   Olympiacos Piraeus 2
30.   Resovia 2
31.   Minyor Pernik 1
32.   AMVJ Amstelveen 1
33.   Slavia Sofia 1
34.   Starlift Voorburg 1
35.   AS Cannes 1
36.   AS Fréjus 1
37.   ASV Dachau 1
38.   Unicaja Almería 1
39.   Iskra Odintsovo 1
40.   Volley Piacenza 1
41.   Dynamo Moscow 1
42.   Skra Bełchatów 1
43.   Piemonte Volley 1
44.   Halkbank Ankara 1
45.   Sir Safety Perugia 1

Titles by countryEdit

Rank Country Won Runner–up Total
1   Italy 19 17 36
2   Soviet Union 15 3 18
3   Russia 10 4 14
4   Romania 6 9 15
5   Czechoslovakia 4 4 8
6   Poland 3 3 6
7   France 2 3 5
8   Bulgaria 1 2 3
  Germany 1 2 3
10   East Germany 1 1
11   Greece 5 5
12   Yugoslavia 3 3
13   Belgium 2 2
  Netherlands 2 2
15   Spain 1 1
  Turkey 1 1

MVP by editionEdit

External linksEdit