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FIBA EuroCup Challenge

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The FIBA EuroCup Challenge was the 4th tier level transnational professional club basketball competition in Europe. It was run and organized by FIBA Europe. The league was founded in 2002 and ceased in 2007. Each season's finalists were promoted to the next season's more prestigious 3rd tier level competition, the FIBA EuroChallenge.

FIBA EuroCup Challenge
Sport Basketball
Founded 2002
Ceased 2007
Motto We Are Basketball
No. of teams 16
Continent  Europe
Last
champion(s)
Russia CSK VVS Samara
(1st title)
Most titles Greece Aris
Germany Mitteldeutscher
Romania Asesoft Ploiești
Russia Ural Great Perm
Russia CSK VVS Samara
(1 title each)
Level on pyramid 4
Promotion to FIBA EuroChallenge - (3rd tier)
Official website FIBA EuroCup EuroChallenge

Contents

HistoryEdit

The competition was played during the 2002–03 to 2006–07 seasons. It was variously known as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup (2002–03), the FIBA Europe Cup (2003–05), and the FIBA EuroCup Challenge (2005–07).

Names of the competitionEdit

  • FIBA Europe Champions Cup: (2002–2003)
  • FIBA Europe Cup: (2003–2005)
  • FIBA EuroCup Challenge: (2005–2007)

The finalsEdit

Finals MVPEdit

Titles by clubEdit

Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion Years
1.   Aris 1 0 2002–03
2.   Mitteldeutscher 1 0 2003–04
3.   Asesoft Ploieşti 1 0 2004–05
4.   Ural Great Perm 1 0 2005–06
5.   CSK VVS Samara 1 0 2006–07
6.   Prokom Trefl Sopot 0 1
7.   Dijon 0 1
8.   Lokomotiv Kuban 0 1
9.   Khimik 0 1
10.   Keravnos 0 1

Winning rostersEdit

FIBA Europe Champions Cup:

Willie Solomon, Ryan Stack, Ivan Grgat, Fedor Likholitov, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Ioannis Lappas, Ioannis Gagaloudis, Dimitar Angelov, Miroslav Raičević, Dimitrios Charitopoulos, Nikos Orfanos, Kostas Kakaroudis, Dimitris Merachtsakis (Head Coach: Vangelis Alexandris)

FIBA Europe Cup:

Wendell Alexis, Manuchar Markoishvili, Paul Burke, Marijonas Petravičius, Misan Nikagbatse, Sebastian Machowski, Stephen Arigbabu, Jonas Elvikis, Per Ringstrom, Chauncey Leslie, Peter Fehse, Paul Bayer, Michael Krikemans (Head Coach: Henrik Dettmann)

Catalin Burlacu, Ivan Krasic, Nikola Bulatović, Vladimir Kuzmanović, Paul Helcioiu, Marko Rakočević, Rares Apostol, Antonio Alexe, Levente Szijarto, Predrag Materić, Nicolae Toader, Marko Peković, Adrian Blidaru, Saša Ocokoljić (Head Coach: Mladjen Jojic)

FIBA EuroCup Challenge:

Derrick Alston, Terrell Lyday, Vasili Karasev, Jurica Golemac, Jasmin Hukić, Andre Hutson, Andrei Trushkin, Egor Vyaltsev, Vadim Panin, Evgeni Kolesnikov, Aleksandr Dedushkin, Arseni Kuchinsky, Vyacheslav Shushakov, Artem Kuzyakin (Head Coach: Sharon Drucker)

Nikita Shabalkin, Omar Cook, Georgios Diamantopoulos, Kelvin Gibbs, Evgeni Voronov, Pavel Agapov, Gennadi Zelenskiy, Yaroslav Strelkin, Oleg Baranov, Pavel Ulyanko, Taras Osipov, Anton Glazunov, Alexei Kiryanov, Valeri Likhodey (Head Coach: Valeri Tikhonenko)

External linksEdit