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The FIBA Asia Champions Cup, previously known as the Asian Basketball Confederation (ABC) Champions Cup until 2002,[1] is the Asian club championship for professional basketball. It is organised by FIBA Asia, and takes place once a year (since 1995).

FIBA Asia Champions Cup
Upcoming season or competition:
Current sports event 2018 FIBA Asia Champions Cup
SportBasketball
Founded1981
Inaugural season1981
No. of teams8
CountryFIBA Asia member associations
ContinentFIBA Asia (Asia)
Most recent
champion(s)
Iran Petrochimi (1st title)
Most titlesLebanon Sagesse (3 titles)

FIBA has in the past announced plans to expand the FIBA Intercontinental Cup to possibly include the champion teams from the FIBA Asia Champions Cup, FIBA Africa League, NBL from Australia, and possibly the NBA, at some point in the future.[2][3]

Contents

SummaryEdit

Year Hosts Champions Score Runners-up Third Place
1981   British Hong Kong   Bayi Rockets No playoffs   Nippon Kokan   Apcor
1984   Ipoh   Northern Cement 82–56   Bayi Rockets   Kuang Hua
1988   Jakarta   Swift-PABL 84–69   Liaoning Hunters   Samsung Electronics
1990   Jakarta   Liaoning Hunters No playoffs   Bank of Korea   Kazma
1992   Bangkok   Kia Motors No playoffs   Liaoning Hunters   Kazma
1995   Kuala Lumpur   Andok's 101–82   Petronas   Kia Motors
1996   Manila   Hapee Toothpaste 77–74   Isuzu Lynx   Guangdong Winnerway
1997   Jakarta   Regal 64–59   Kia Motors   Aspac
1998   Kuala Lumpur   Beijing Hanwei 71–70   Regal   Al-Riyadi Beirut
1999   Beirut   Sagesse 84–71   Liaoning Hunters   Petronas
2000   Beirut   Sagesse 55–52   Al-Ittihad   Al-Manama
2001   Dubai   Al-Ittihad 103–101 (OT)   Al-Rayyan   Al-Wahda
2002   Kuala Lumpur   Al-Rayyan 92–78   Al-Ittihad   Al-Wahda
2003   Kuala Lumpur   Al-Wahda 96–63   Al-Rayyan   Sangmu Phoenix
2004   Sharjah   Sagesse 72–70   Al-Wahda   Al-Rayyan
2005   Quezon City   Al-Rayyan 83–76   Fastlink   Sagesse
2006   Kuwait City   Fastlink 94–69   Al-Jalaa Aleppo   Al-Rayyan
2007   Tehran   Saba Battery Tehran 83–75   Al-Jalaa Aleppo   Al-Rayyan
2008   Kuwait City   Saba Battery Tehran 82–75   Al-Rayyan   Al-Wasl
2009   Jakarta   Mahram Tehran 78–68   Zain   Al-Riyadi Beirut
2010   Doha   Mahram Tehran 93–73   Al-Rayyan   Al-Riyadi Beirut
2011   Pasig   Al-Riyadi Beirut 91–82   Mahram Tehran   Al-Rayyan
2012   Beirut No title awarded Not held   Mahram Tehran
  Al-Riyadi Beirut
  Duhok
2013   Amman   Foolad Mahan Isfahan 84–74   Al-Rayyan   ASU
2016   Chenzhou   China Kashgar 96–88   Al-Riyadi Beirut   Petrochimi Bandar Imam
2017   Chenzhou   Al-Riyadi Beirut 88–59   China Kashgar   BC Astana
2018   Nonthaburi   Petrochimi Bandar Imam 68–64   Alvark Tokyo   Seoul SK Knights

Titles by clubEdit

Club Champions Runners-up Third Place
  Sagesse 3 (1999, 2000, 2004) 1 (2005)
  Al-Rayyan 2 (2002, 2005) 5 (2001, 2003, 2008, 2010, 2013) 4 (2004, 2006, 2007, 2011)
  Al-Riyadi Beirut 2 (2011, 2017) 2 (2012, 2016) 3 (1998, 2009, 2010)
  Mahram Tehran 2 (2009, 2010) 2 (2011, 2012)
  Saba Battery Tehran 2 (2007, 2008)
  Liaoning Hunters 1 (1990) 3 (1988, 1992, 1999)
  Al-Ittihad 1 (2001) 2 (2000, 2002)
  Zain 1 (2006) 2 (2005, 2009)
  Al-Wahda 1 (2003) 1 (2004) 2 (2001, 2002)
  Kia Motors 1 (1992) 1 (1997) 1 (1995)
  Bayi Rockets 1 (1981) 1 (1984)
  Regal 1 (1997) 1 (1998)
  Xinjiang Flying Tigers 1 (2016) 1 (2017)
  Petrochimi Bandar Imam 1 (2018) 1 (2016)
  Northern Cement 1 (1984)
  Swift-PABL 1 (1988)
  Andok's 1 (1995)
  Hapee Toothpaste 1 (1996)
  Beijing Hanwei 1 (1998)
  Foolad Mahan Isfahan 1 (2013)
  Al-Jalaa Aleppo 2 (2006, 2007)
  Petronas 1 (1995) 1 (1999)
  Nippon Kokan 1 (1981)
  Bank of Korea 1 (1990)
  Isuzu Lynx 1 (1996)
  Alvark Tokyo 1 (2018)
  Kazma 2 (1990, 1992)
  Apcor 1 (1981)
  Kuang Hua 1 (1984)
  Seoul Samsung Thunders 1 (1988)
  Guangdong Southern Tigers 1 (1996)
  Aspac 1 (1997)
  Al-Manama 1 (2000)
  Sangmu Phoenix 1 (2003)
  Al-Wasl 1 (2008)
  Duhok 1 (2012)
  ASU 1 (2013)
  BC Astana 1 (2017)
  Seoul SK Knights 1 (2018)

Titles by countryEdit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Iran6219
2  Lebanon52411
3  China45110
4  Philippines4015
5  Qatar25411
6  Syria1326
7  South Korea1247
8  Jordan1214
9  Saudi Arabia1203
10  Hong Kong1102
11  Japan0303
12  Malaysia0112
13  Kuwait0022
14  Bahrain0011
  Chinese Taipei0011
  Indonesia0011
  Iraq0011
  Kazakhstan0011
  United Arab Emirates0011
Totals (19 nations)26282781

ReferencesEdit

General
Specific
  1. ^ "22ND FIBA ASIA CHAMPIONS CUP". fibaasia.net. Archived from the original on May 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Esportes.Opovobr Com Copa Intercontinental, Fiba ensaia Campeonato Mundial. (in Portuguese)
  3. ^ Estadao.com Pinheiros e Olympiacos começam a disputar o título da Intercontinental. (in Portuguese)