FIBA Europe Cup

The FIBA Europe Cup (FEC)[1] is an annual professional club basketball competition organised by FIBA for eligible European clubs. It is FIBA's European-wide second level. Clubs mainly qualify for the competition based on their performance in national leagues and cup competitions, although this is not the sole deciding factor.

FIBA Europe Cup
FIBA Europe Cup logo.svg
Founded30 June 2015; 7 years ago (2015-06-30)
First season2015–16
RegionEurope
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams32 (regular season)
48 (total)
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toChampions League
Current championsTurkey Bahçeşehir Koleji
(1st title)
Most championships6 teams (1 title)
TV partnersYouTube (live streaming)
WebsiteFIBA.basketball/europecup
2022–23 FIBA Europe Cup

The league was founded in 2015 as a replacement of the FIBA EuroChallenge.

HistoryEdit

 
Scene of the first leg of the 2017 FIBA Europe Cup Final

On June 30, 2015, FIBA announced it would start a new league to compete with Euroleague Basketball's EuroCup.[2] The new competition, which replaced EuroChallenge, was supposed to be open for up to 100 teams to enter.[2]

The first FIBA Europe Cup game was played on October 21, 2015, when Donar Groningen beat Egis Körmend 78–71. In the 2016–17 season, FIBA started the Basketball Champions League and since then teams from the Champions League can be transferred to the Europe Cup through their position.

FormatEdit

TournamentEdit

The tournament proper begins with a regular season of 32 teams, divided into eight groups. Seeding is used whilst making the draw for this stage, whilst teams from the same country may not be drawn into groups together. Each team meets the others in its group in home and away games, in a round-robin format. The winning team and runner-up from each group then progress to the second round with 16 teams divided into four groups. Each team meets the others in its group in home and away games, in a round-robin format.[3]

For the play-offs, the winning team and runner-up from each group join them and play a two-legged format. Until 2019, the fifth-placed teams and sixth-placed teams were dropped from the Basketball Champions League regular season. The regular season is usually played from October to December and the second round is played from December to January, whilst the play-offs start in February.[3]

FinalsEdit

The Finals were played in either a Final Four tournament format or with a two-legged series.

Year Final Semifinalists
Champion Score Second place Third place Score Fourth place
2015–16
Details
 
Fraport Skyliners
66–62  
Openjobmetis Varese
 
Élan Chalon
103–72  
Enisey
2016–17
Details
 
Nanterre 92
140–137
(58–58 / 82–79)
 
Élan Chalon
  Telekom Baskets Bonn and   Telenet Oostende
2017–18
Details
 
Umana Reyer Venezia
158–148
(69–77 / 81–79)
 
Sidigas Avellino
  Donar and   Bakken Bears
2018–19
Details
 
Banco di Sardegna Sassari
170–163
(89–84 / 81–79)
 
s.Oliver Würzburg
  Hapoel Holon and   OpenjobMetis Varese
2019–20
Details
Curtailed and voided due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe[4][5] Semi-finalists:   Bahçeşehir Koleji,   Bakken Bears,
  medi Bayreuth and   Pınar Karşıyaka
2020–21
Details
 
Ironi Nes Ziona
82–74  
Arged BMSLAM Stal
 
CSM Oradea
85–76  
Parma
2021–22
Details
 
Bahçeşehir Koleji
162–143
(72–69 / 90–74)
 
UnaHotels Reggio Emilia
  Bakken Bears and   ZZ Leiden

Performance by clubEdit

 
Map of countries, teams from which have reached the regular season of the FIBA Europe Cup.
  FIBA member country that has been represented in the regular season
  FIBA member country that has been represented in the qualifying rounds
  Not represented

A total number of 130 clubs from 38 FIBA member countries have participated in the competition. The competition has been won by 6 clubs from 5 different countries.

Club
Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
  Skyliners Frankfurt 1 0 2016
  Nanterre 92 1 0 2017
  Reyer Venezia 1 0 2018
  Dinamo Sassari 1 0 2019
  Ironi Nes Ziona 1 0 2021
  Bahçeşehir Koleji 1 0 2022
  Varese 0 1 2016
  Élan Chalon 0 1 2017
  Felice Scandone 0 1 2018
  Würzburg 0 1 2019
  Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski 0 1 2021
  Reggiana 0 1 2022

StatisticsEdit

All-time leadersEdit

Statistics as of 11 June 2022.

Players in bold were active in the most recent FIBA Europe Cup season.[6]

PointsEdit

Rank Player Nation Points Games Per game Years Club(s)
1 Michel Diouf[7]   SEN 931 76 12.3 2015– Bakken Bears
2 Trae Golden   USA 897 51 17.6 2015– ETHA Engomis, ESSM Le Portel, Avtodor, Bahçeşehir Koleji
3 Darko Jukić   DEN 728 71 11.8 2015– Bakken Bears
4 Worthy de Jong   NED 782 51 14.3 2015–2022 ZZ Leiden
5 Ryan Evans   USA 616 46 12.4 2018– Bakken Bears

ReboundsEdit

Rank Player Nation Rebounds Games Per game Years Club(s)
1 Michel Diouf   SEN 463 73 6.3 2015– Bakken Bears
2 Tony Taylor   USA 318 36 8.8 2016– Enisey, Karşıyaka
3 Darko Jukić   DEN 308 74 4.2 2015– Bakken Bears
4 Željko Šakić   CRO 291 42 6.9 2015–2022 Cluj-Napoca, Avtodor
5 Thomas Koenis   NED 279 52 5.4 2015– ZZ Leiden, Donar

AssistsEdit

Rank Player Nation Rebounds Games Per game Years Club(s)
1 Trae Golden   USA 298 51 5.8 2015– ETHA Engomis, ESSM Le Portel, Avtodor, Bahçeşehir Koleji
2 John Roberson   USA 318 36 8.8 2016– Élan Chalon, ASVEL, Enisey
3 Adama Darboe   DEN 229 60 3.8 2015– Bakken Bears
4 Worthy de Jong   NED 208 51 4.1 2015–2022 ZZ Leiden
5 Tony Taylor   USA 188 49 8.8 2016– Enisey, Karşıyaka

Single game recordsEdit

Category
Efficiency   Chase Fieler 46
Points   John Roberson 39
  Spencer Butterfield
Rebounds   Maurice Sutton
  Ross Bekkering
  Krisztofer Durázi
19
Assists   Teemu Rannikko
18
Steals   Kim Adams 9
Blocks   Dejan Kravić 6
  Janar Talts
Three-pointers   Spencer Butterfield 11

Source: FIBA Europe Cup As of 2 May 2017.

AwardsEdit

 
Quantez Robertson was the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four MVP in 2016.

After each round, the FIBA Europe Cup awards the "Top Performer" honour to the best player of the given round. In its inaugural season, the competition had a Final Four MVP award for the best player of a given Final Four. However, since 2015–16 the award has not been handed out.

Winning rostersEdit

See alsoEdit

Men's competitions
Women's competitions

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Competition Regulations Page 4 of 49" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 12 June 2018. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. ^ a b "FIBA Europe Board pushes ahead with attractive club competitions model". FIBA Europe. June 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup regulations" (PDF). FIBA.com. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 July 2017. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. ^ "FIBA Europe 2019-20 club competitions will not resume, Board sets plan for 2020-21". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  5. ^ "FIBA Europe confirms suspension of EuroLeague and EuroCup Women, FIBA Europe Cup until the end of the club season". FIBA. 13 March 2020.
  6. ^ "All-Time Leaders". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2022-06-11.
  7. ^ "Diouf overtakes Golden to become FIBA Europe Cup's all-time leading scorer". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 2022-06-11.

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