The FIBA Korać Cup was an annual basketball club competition held by FIBA Europe between the 1971–72 and 2001–02 seasons. It was the third-tier level club competition in European basketball, after the FIBA European Champions Cup (later renamed the EuroLeague) and the FIBA Cup Winners Cup (later renamed the FIBA Saporta Cup). The last Korać Cup season was held during the 2001–02 season.[1]

FIBA Korać Cup
The FIBA Korać Cup trophy
Organising bodyFIBA Europe
Founded1971; 53 years ago (1971)
First season1972
Folded2002; 22 years ago (2002)
RegionEurope
Level on pyramid3
Last championsFrance SLUC Nancy (1st title)
(2001–02)
Most championshipsItaly Cantù (4 titles)

History

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The Korać Cup was named after the legendary Yugoslav player Radivoj Korać, killed in 1969 in a car accident near Sarajevo. The Korać Cup is not to be confused with the Serbian national basketball cup competition, the Radivoj Korać Cup, which has been named after Radivoj Korać since the mid-2000s, the next year after the international Korać Cup competition was terminated. Following the 2011 agreement between FIBA Europe and the Basketball Federation of Serbia, the actual winners' trophy given out for 30 years in the Korać Cup (the so-called "Žućko's left") will, from 2012 onwards, be given to the winning team of the Serbian national cup competition.[2]

Finals

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Year Final Semifinalists
Champion Score Second place
1972
Details
 
Lokomotiva
165–156
(71–83 / 94–73)
 
OKK Beograd
 
Standard Liège
 
Olympique Antibes
1973
Details
 
Birra Forst Cantù
191–169
(106–75 / 85–94)
 
Maes Pils
 
Filomatic Picadero
 
CF Barcelona
1973–74
Details
 
Birra Forst Cantù
174–154
(99–86 / 68–75)
 
Partizan
 
ASVEL
 
Jugoplastika
1974–75
Details
 
Birra Forst Cantù
181–154
(69–71 / 110–85)
 
CF Barcelona
 
Partizan
 
Brina Rieti
1975–76
Details
 
Jugoplastika
179–166
(97–84 / 82–82)
 
Chinamartini Torino
 
Sinudyne Bologna
 
Juventud Schweppes
1976–77
Details
 
Jugoplastika
87–84  
Alco Bologna
 
IBP Stella Azzurra
 
Berck
1977–78
Details
 
Partizan
117–110  
Bosna
 
Juventud Freixenet
 
Cinzano Milano
1978–79
Details
 
Partizan
108–98  
Arrigoni Rieti
 
Jugoplastika
 
Cotonificio
1979–80
Details
 
Arrigoni Rieti
76–71  
Cibona
 
Jugoplastika
 
Hapoel Tel Aviv
1980–81
Details
 
Joventut Freixenet
105–104  
Carrera Venezia
 
Crvena zvezda
 
Dynamo Moscow
1981–82
Details
 
Limoges CSP
90–84  
Šibenka
 
Zadar
 
Crvena zvezda
1982–83
Details
 
Limoges CSP
94–86  
Šibenka
 
Dynamo Moscow
 
Zadar
1983–84
Details
 
Orthez
97–73  
Crvena zvezda
 
Olympique Antibes
 
CAI Zaragoza
1984–85
Details
 
Simac Milano
91–78  
Ciaocrem Varese
 
Crvena zvezda
 
Aris
1985–86
Details
 
Banco di Roma
157–150
(78–84 / 73–72)
 
Mobilgirgi Caserta
 
Olympique Antibes
 
Divarese Varese
1986–87
Details
 
FC Barcelona
203–171
(106–85 / 86–97)
 
Limoges CSP
 
Mobilgirgi Caserta
 
CAI Zaragoza
1987–88
Details
 
Real Madrid
195–183
(102–89 / 94–93)
 
Cibona
 
Crvena zvezda
 
Hapoel Tel Aviv
1988–89
Details
 
Partizan
177–171
(89–76 / 101–82)
 
Wiwa Vismara Cantù
 
Zadar
 
Philips Milano
1989–90
Details
 
Ram Joventut
195–184
(98–99 / 96–86)
 
Scavolini Pesaro
 
Bosna
 
CSKA Moscow
1990–91
Details
 
Shampoo Clear Cantù
168–164
(71–73 / 95–93)
 
Real Madrid Otaysa
 
FC Mulhouse
 
Montigalà Joventut
1991–92
Details
 
Il Messaggero Roma
193–180
(94–94 / 86–99)
 
Scavolini Pesaro
 
Fórum Filatélico Valladolid
 
Shampoo Clear Cantù
1992–93
Details
 
Philips Milano
201–181
(90–95 / 106–91)
 
Virtus Roma
 
Shampoo Clear Cantù
 
FC Barcelona Banca Catalana
1993–94
Details
 
PAOK Bravo
175–157
(75–66 / 91–100)
 
Stefanel Trieste
 
Chipita Panionios
 
Recoaro Milano
1994–95
Details
 
Alba Berlin
172–166
(87–87 / 85–79)
 
Stefanel Milano
 
Cáceres
 
Pau-Orthez
1995–96
Details
 
Efes Pilsen
146–145
(76–68 / 77–70)
 
Stefanel Milano
 
Teamsystem Bologna
 
ASVEL
1996–97
Details
 
Aris
154–147
(66–77 / 70–88)
 
Tofaş
 
Benetton Treviso
 
Mazowszanka
1997–98
Details
 
Mash Jeans Verona
141–138
(68–74 / 64–73)
 
Crvena zvezda
 
Calze Pompea Roma
 
Cholet
1998–99
Details
 
FC Barcelona
174–163
(93–77 / 97–70)
 
Adecco Estudiantes
 
Panionios Nutella
 
Sunair Oostende
1999–00
Details
 
Limoges CSP
131–118
(80–58 / 60–51)
 
Unicaja
 
Casademont Girona
 
Adecco Estudiantes
2000–01
Details
 
Unicaja
148–116
(77–47 / 69–71)
 
Hemofarm
 
Ricoh Astronauts
 
Athlon Ieper
2001–02
Details
 
SLUC Nancy
172–167
(98–72 / 95–74)
 
Lokomotiv Mineralnye Vody
 
Pivovarna Laško
 
Maroussi Telestet

Titles by club

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Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion Years
1.   Cantù 4 1 1973, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1990–91
2.   Partizan 3 1 1977–78, 1978–79, 1988–89
  Limoges CSP 3 1 1981–82, 1982–83, 1999–00
4.   Olimpia Milano 2 2 1984–85, 1992–93
5.   Virtus Roma 2 1 1985–86, 1991–92
  FC Barcelona 2 1 1986–87, 1998–99
7.   Split 2 1975–76, 1976–77
  Joventut Badalona 2 1980–81, 1989–90
9.   Cibona 1 2 1972
10.   AMG Sebastiani 1 1 1979–80
  Real Madrid 1 1 1987–88
  Málaga 1 1 2000–01
13.   Pau-Lacq-Orthez 1 1983–84
  PAOK 1 1993–94
  Alba Berlin 1 1994–95
  Efes Pilsen 1 1995–96
  Aris 1 1996–97
  Scaligera Verona 1 1997–98
  SLUC Nancy 1 2001–02
20.   Šibenka 2
  Crvena zvezda 2
  Victoria Libertas 2
23.   OKK Beograd 1
  Racing Mechelen 1
  Auxilium Torino 1
  Fortitudo Bologna 1
  Bosna 1
  Reyer Venezia 1
  Varese 1
  JuveCaserta 1
  Trieste 1
  Tofaş 1
  Estudiantes 1
  Vršac 1
  Lokomotiv Rostov 1

Titles by nation

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Rank Country Titles Runners-up
1.   Italy 10 13
2.     Yugoslavia 6 10
3.   Spain 6 4
4.   France 5 1
5.   Greece 2
6.   Turkey 1 1
7.   1
8.   Belgium 1
9.   Russia 1

Winning rosters

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Nikola Plećaš, Damir Rukavina, Vječeslav Kavedžija, Rajko Gospodnetić, Milivoj Omašić, Eduard Bočkaj, Ivica Valek, Dragan Kovačić, Petar Jelić, Ante Ercegović, Zdenko Grgić, Srećko Šute, Zvonko Avberšek (Head Coach: Marijan Catinelli)

Pierlo Marzorati, Bob Lienhard, Carlo Recalcati, Antonio Farina, Mario Beretta, Fabrizio Della Fiori, Luciano Vendemini, Franco Meneghel, Renzo Tombolato, Giorgio Cattini, Danilo Zonta (Head Coach: Arnaldo Taurisano)

Pierlo Marzorati, Bob Lienhard, Carlo Recalcati, Fabrizio Della Fiori, Antonio Farina, Franco Meneghel, Mario Beretta, Renzo Tombolato, Giorgio Cattini, Luciano Vendemini, Danilo Zonta (Head Coach: Arnaldo Taurisano)

Bob Lienhard, Pierlo Marzorati, Fabrizio Della Fiori, Carlo Recalcati, Antonio Farina, Franco Meneghel, Mario Beretta, Renzo Tombolato, Giorgio Cattini, Silvano Cancian (Head Coach: Arnaldo Taurisano)

Željko Jerkov, Rato Tvrdić, Duje Krstulović, Mirko Grgin, Mlađan Tudor, Branko Macura, Ivo Bilanović, Ivica Skaric, Damir Šolman, Branislav Stamenković, Ivica Dukan, Mihajlo Manović, Drago Peterka, Slobodan Bjelajac (Head Coach: Petar Skansi)

Željko Jerkov, Rato Tvrdić, Damir Šolman, Duje Krstulović, Mlađan Tudor, Mirko Grgin, Mihajlo Manović, Ivo Bilanović, Branko Macura, Ivica Dukan, Slobodan Bjelajac, Predrag Kruščić (Head Coach: Petar Skansi)

Dragan Kićanović, Dražen Dalipagić, Miodrag Marić, Jadran Vujačić, Boban Petrović, Dragan Todorić, Dušan Kerkez, Boris Beravs, Milenko Babić, Milan Medić, Arsenije Pešić, Zoran Krečković, Dragan Đukić (Head Coach: Ranko Žeravica)

Dragan Kićanović, Miodrag Marić, Boban Petrović, Arsenije Pešić, Dragan Todorić, Jadran Vujačić, Dušan Kerkez, Boris Beravs, Goran Knežević, Milenko Savović, Milenko Babić, Milan Medić, Predrag Bojić, Miroslav Milojević (Head Coach: Dušan Ivković)

Roberto Brunamonti, Lee Johnson, Willie Sojourner, Giuseppe Danzi, Alberto Scodavolpe, Gianfranco Sanesi, Antonio Olivieri, Luca Blasetti, Mauro Antonelli, Stefano Colantoni, Paolo di Fazi, Antonio Coppola (Head Coach: Elio Pentassuglia)

Al Skinner, Luis Miguel Santillana, Josep Maria Margall, Gonzalo Sagi-Vela, Joe Galvin, Ernesto Delgado, German Gonzalez, Jordi Villacampa, Francisco Sole, Roberto Mora, Antonio Pruna (Head Coach: Manel Comas)

Ed Murphy, Richard Dacoury, Jean-Michel Sénégal, Irv Kiffin, Apollo Faye, Jean-Luc Deganis, Yves-Marie Verove, Didier Rose, Richard Billet, Philippe Koundrioukoff, Eric Narbonne, Benoit Tremouille (Head Coach: André Buffière)

Ed Murphy, Richard Dacoury, Jean-Michel Sénégal, Glenn Mosley, Apollo Faye, Jean-Luc Deganis, Hugues Occansey, Didier Dobbels, Didier Rose, Eric Narbonne, Mathieu Faye, Olivier Garry (Head Coach: André Buffière)

Paul Henderson, John McCullough, Bengaly Kaba, Mathieu Bisseni, Freddy Hufnagel, Christian Ortega, Philippe Laperche, Pascal Laperche, Didier Gadou, Alain Gadou (Head Coach: George Fisher)

Mike D'Antoni, Dino Meneghin, Russ Schoene, Roberto Premier, Joe Barry Carroll, Renzo Bariviera, Franco Boselli, Mario Pettorossi, Vittorio Gallinari, Tullio De Piccoli, Marco Lamperti, Mario Governa, Marco Baldi (Head Coach: Dan Peterson)

Leo Rautins, Bruce Flowers, Enrico Gilardi, Marco Solfrini, Stefano Sbarra, Fulvio Polesello, Franco Rossi, Phil Melillo, Fabrizio Valente, Claudio Brunetti, Gianluca Duri, Franco Picozzi (Head Coach: Mario de Sisti)

Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Chicho Sibilio, Wallace Bryant, Ignacio Solozabal, Andrés Jiménez, Steve Trumbo, Juan Domingo De la Cruz, Quim Costa, Jordi Soler, Julian Ortiz, Ferran Martínez, Kenny Simpson (Head Coach: Aíto García Reneses)

Wendell Alexis, Fernando Martín, Brad Branson, Fernando Romay, Juan Antonio Corbalán, José Biriukov, José Luis Llorente, Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, Pep Cargol, Antonio Martín, Alfonso Del Corral (Head Coach: Lolo Sainz)

Vlade Divac, Aleksandar Đorđević, Predrag Danilović, Žarko Paspalj, Ivo Nakić, Željko Obradović, Oliver Popović, Milenko Savović, Jadran Vujačić, Miladin Mutavdžić, Boris Orcev, Predrag Prlinčević, Dejan Lakićević, Vladimir Bosanac (Head Coach: Dušan Vujošević)

Jordi Villacampa, Lemone Lampley, Reggie Johnson, Juan Antonio Morales, Jose Antonio Montero, Rafael Jofresa, Tomás Jofresa, Carlos Ruf, Josep Maria Margall, Dani Pérez, Antonio Medianero, Pere Remon, Ferran Lopez, Robert Bellavista (Head Coach: Herb Brown / Pedro Martínez)

Pace Mannion, Pierlo Marzorati, Davide Pessina, Giuseppe Bosa, Roosevelt Bouie, Alberto Rossini, Angelo Gilardi, Andrea Gianolla, Silvano Dal Seno, Omar Tagliabue, Alessandro Zorzolo, Fabio Gatti (Head Coach: Fabrizio Frates)

Dino Rađa, Rick Mahorn, Roberto Premier, Andrea Niccolai, Alessandro Fantozzi, Donato Avenia, Stefano Attruia, Fausto Bargna, Davide Croce, Gianluca Lulli (Head Coach: Paolo di Fonzo)

Aleksandar Đorđević, Antonello Riva, Antonio Davis, Riccardo Pittis, Flavio Portaluppi, Davide Pessina, Fabrizio Ambrassa, Paolo Alberti, Marco Baldi, Marco Sambugaro, Massimo Re (Head Coach: Mike D'Antoni)

Walter Berry, Zoran Savić, Branislav Prelević, John Korfas, Nasos Galakteros, Nikos Boudouris, Achilleas Mamatziolas, George Ballogiannis, Christos Tsekos, Efthimis Rentzias, Georgios Valavanidis, Fotis Takianos (Head Coach: Soulis Markopoulos)

Teoman Alibegović, Saša Obradović, Gunther Behnke, Henrik Rödl, Ingo Freyer, Ademola Okulaja, Stephan Baeck, Teoman Öztürk, Sebastian Machowski, Patrick Falk, Oliver Braun (Head Coach: Svetislav Pešić)

Petar Naumoski, Conrad McRae, Ufuk Sarıca, Mirsad Türkcan, Volkan Aydın, Tamer Oyguç, Murat Evliyaoğlu, Hüseyin Beşok, Bora Sancar, Mustafa Kemal Bitim, Alpay Öztaş, Erdal Bibo (Head Coach: Aydın Örs)

José "Piculín" Ortiz, Charles Shackleford, Mario Boni, Panagiotis Liadelis, Dinos Angelidis, Mike Nahar, Alan Tomidy, Tzanis Stavrakopoulos, Giannis Sioutis, Georgios Floros, Srđan Jovanović, Alexis Papadatos, Aris Holopoulos (Head Coach: Slobodan-Lefteris Subotić)

Mike Iuzzolino, Hansi Gnad, Randolph Keys, Myron Brown, Roberto Dalla Vecchia, Roberto Bullara, Joachim Jerichow, Alessandro Boni, Matteo Nobile, Giampiero Savio, Damiano Dalfini, Davide Tisato, Matteo Sacchetti, Mario Soave, Massimo Spezie (Head Coach: Andrea Mazzon)

Aleksandar Đorđević, Derrick Alston, Milan Gurović, Efthimis Rentzias, Roger Esteller, Rodrigo De la Fuente, Roberto Dueñas, Xavi Fernandez, Ignacio Rodríguez, Alfons Alzamora, Oriol Junyent, Juan Carlos Navarro, Chema Marcos (Head Coach: Aíto García Reneses)

Marcus Brown, Yann Bonato, Harper Williams, Frédéric Weis, Bruno Hamm, Thierry Rupert, Stéphane Dumas, David Frigout, Stjepan Stazic, Jean-Philippe Methelie, Carl Thomas, Frédéric Adjiwanou (Head Coach: Duško Ivanović)

Danya Abrams, Veljko Mršić, Moustapha Sonko, Richard Petruška, Jean-Marc Jaumin, Paco Vazquez, Berni Rodríguez, Frédéric Weis, Darren Phillip, Carlos Cabezas, Kenny Miller, Germán Gabriel, Francis Perujo (Head Coach: Božidar Maljković)

Stevin Smith, Cyril Julian, Ross Land, Fabien Dubos, Goran Bošković, Joseph Gomis, Vincent Masingue, Maxime Zianveni, Mouhamadou Mbodji, Danilo Cmiljanić, Gary Phaeton, Loic Toilier (Head Coach: Sylvain Lautie)

Korać Cup Finals Top Scorers

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From the 1972 to 2001–02 seasons, the Top Scorer of the Korać Cup finals was noted, regardless of whether he played on the winning or losing team.

* Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
** Member of the FIBA Hall of Fame
*** Member of both the Naismith and FIBA Halls of Fame
Season Top Scorer Club Points Scored
  Nikola Plećaš   Lokomotiva
34.5 (2 games)
  Bob Lienhard   Birra Forst Cantù
27.0 (2 games)
  Dražen Dalipagić***   Partizan
23.5 (2 games)
  Jesús Iradier   FC Barcelona
22.0 (2 games)
  John Laing   Chinamartini Torino
33.0 (2 games)
  Željko Jerkov   Jugoplastika
34
  Dražen Dalipagić*** (2)   Partizan
48
  Dragan Kićanović**   Partizan
41
  Lee Johnson   Arrigoni Rieti
28
  Spencer Haywood   Carrera Venezia
30
  Ed Murphy   Limoges CSP
35
  Ed Murphy (2)   Limoges CSP
34
  John McCullough   Orthez
29
  Russ Schoene   Simac Milano
33
  Leo Rautins   Banco di Roma
21
  Wallace Bryant   FC Barcelona
16.5 (2 games)
  Dražen Petrović***   Cibona
34.0 (2 games)
  Vlade Divac   Partizan
29.0 (2 games)
  Darwin Cook &   Darren Daye   Scavolini Pesaro
26.5 (2 games)
  Pace Mannion   Shampoo Clear Cantù
34.0 (2 games)
  Darren Daye (2)   Scavolini Pesaro
28.5 (2 games)
  Sasha Djordjević   Philips Milano
33.5 (2 games)
  Walter Berry   PAOK Bravo
24.5 (2 games)
  Teoman Alibegović   Alba Berlin
27.5 (2 games)
  Petar Naumoski   Efes Pilsen
28.5 (2 games)
  José "Piculín" Ortiz   Aris
22.0 (2 games)
    Mike Iuzzolino   Mash Jeans Verona
22.5 (2 games)
  Sasha Djordjević (2)   FC Barcelona
19.0 (2 games)
  Marcus Brown   Limoges CSP
24.0 (2 games)
  Danya Abrams   Unicaja
16.5 (2 games)
  James "Hollywood" Robinson   Lokomotiv Rostov
18.5 (2 games)

Top scoring performances in final games

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  1. Dražen Dalipagić (Partizan) 48 points vs. Bosna (in 1977–78 final)
  2. Dražen Petrović (Cibona) 47 points vs. Real Madrid (in second leg of 1987–88 final)
  3. Dragan Kićanović (Partizan) 41 points vs. Arrigoni Rieti (in 1978–79 final)
  4. Nikola Plećaš (Lokomotiva) 40 points vs. OKK Beograd (in second leg of 1971–72 final)
  5. Sasha Djordjević (Philips Milano) 38 points vs. Virtus Roma (in second leg of 1992–93 final)
  6. Antonello Riva (Wiwa Vismara Cantù) 36 points vs. Partizan (in second leg of 1988–89 final)
  7. Pace Mannion (Shampoo Clear Cantù) 35 points vs. Real Madrid (in second leg of 1990–91 final)
  8. Ed Murphy (Limoges CSP) 35 points vs. Šibenka (in 1981–82 final)
  9. Ed Murphy (Limoges CSP) 34 points vs. Šibenka (in 1982–83 final)
  10. Željko Jerkov (Jugoplastika) 34 points vs. Alco Bologna (in 1976–77 final)
  11. Dino Rađa (Il Messaggero Roma) 34 points vs. Scavolini Pesaro (in first leg of 1991–92 final)
  12. Saša Obradović (Alba Berlin) 34 points vs. Stefanel Milano (in first leg of 1994–95 final)
  13. Teoman Alibegović (Alba Berlin) 34 points vs. Stefanel Milano (in second leg of 1994–95 final)

Notes

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References

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  1. ^ "Winners - FIBA Korac Cup". web.archive.org. 5 October 2009. Retrieved 3 June 2024.
  2. ^ “Žućkova levica” ponovo u Srbiji;B92, 18 February 2012

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See also

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