1981–82 FIBA European Champions Cup

The 1981–82 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 25th season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Sporthalle, in Cologne, West Germany, on March 25, 1982. Squibb Cantù defeated the defending title holders, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv, by a result of 86–80.

1981–82 FIBA European Champions Cup
LeagueFIBA European Champions Cup
SportBasketball
DurationOctober 8, 1981 – March 25, 1982
Final
ChampionsItaly Squibb Cantù
  Runners-upIsrael Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

Competition systemEdit

  • 24 teams (European national domestic league champions, plus the then current title holders), playing in a tournament system, entered a Quarterfinal Group Stage, divided into six groups that played in a round-robin. The final standing was based on individual wins and defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was used to decide the final classification: 1) number of wins in one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average between the teams; 3) general basket average within the group.
  • The 6 group winners of the Quarterfinal Group Stage advanced to Semifinal Group Stage, which was played as a single group under the same round-robin rules.
  • The group winner and the runner-up of the Semifinal Group Stage qualified for the final, which was played at a predetermined venue.

Quarterfinal group stageEdit

Key to colors
     Top place in each group advance to Semifinal group stage

Group AEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1.   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 6 12 6 0 632 512
2.   Torpan Pojat 6 9 3 3 529 587
3.   Steaua București 6 8 2 4 501 532
4.   Saturn Köln 6 7 1 5 506 537

Group BEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1.   Squibb Cantù 4 8 4 0 359 306
2.   UBSC Wien 4 6 2 2 328 337
3.   Partizani Tirana 4 4 0 4 312 356
4.   Sporting* 0 0 0 0 0 0

*Sporting was drawn into this group, but withdrew before the competition.

Group CEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1.   Partizan 4 8 4 0 363 328
2.   Slavia VŠ Praha 4 5 1 3 347 348
3.   Eczacıbaşı 4 5 1 3 315 349
4.   Al-Zamalek* 0 0 0 0 0 0

*Al-Zamalek was drawn into this group, but withdrew before the competition.

Group DEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1.   Nashua EBBC 6 12 6 0 635 456
2.   Sunair Oostende 6 10 4 2 552 502
3.   Sunderland Saints 6 8 2 4 546 523
4.   Amicale 6 6 0 6 376 628

Group EEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1.   FC Barcelona 6 11 5 1 660 544
2.   ASVEL 6 11 5 1 559 525
3.   Honvéd 6 7 1 5 529 605
4.   Murray Edinburgh 6 7 1 5 474 548

Group FEdit

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1.   Panathinaikos 4 7 3 1 354 333
2.   CSKA Moscow 4 7 3 1 362 314
3.   Levski-Spartak 4 4 0 4 314 383
4.   Al-Ittihad Aleppo* 0 0 0 0 0 0

*Al-Ittihad Aleppo was drawn into this group, but withdrew before the competition.

Semifinal group stageEdit

Key to colors
     Top two places in the group advance to Final
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1.   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 10 19 9 1 953 907
2.   Squibb Cantù 10 17 7 3 939 816
3.   Partizan 10 16 6 4 954 910
4.   FC Barcelona 10 15 5 5 968 931
5.   Nashua EBBC 10 12 2 8 854 957
6.   Panathinaikos 10 11 1 9 831 978

FinalEdit

March 25, Sporthalle, Cologne

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv   80–86   Squibb Cantù
1981–82 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
 
Squibb Cantù
1st Title

AwardsEdit

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top ScorerEdit

ReferencesEdit

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