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The FIBA Saporta Cup was the name of the second-tier level European-wide professional club basketball competition, where the domestic National Cup winners, from all over Europe, played against each other. The competition was organized by FIBA Europe. It was named after the late Raimundo Saporta, a former Real Madrid director.

FIBA Saporta Cup
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The FIBA Saporta Cup's championship trophy.
Sport Basketball
Founded 1966
Ceased 2002
Country FIBA Europe members
Continent  Europe
Last
champion(s)
Italy Montepaschi Siena
(1st title)
Most titles Spain Real Madrid
Italy Cantù
(4 titles each)
Level on pyramid 2nd Tier
Official website FIBA Europe Saporta Cup

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HistoryEdit

The competition was created in 1966, as the FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup, but it had several denominations, until its eventual folding in 2002:

The very last Saporta Cup season was held during the 2001–02 season. After that, it was fused with the FIBA Korać Cup, into the newly formed ULEB Cup competition, now known as the EuroCup.

FinalsEdit

Year Final Semifinalists
Champion Score Second place
1966–67
Details
 
Ignis Varese
144–135
(77–67 / 68–67)
 
Maccabi Tel Aviv
 
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
 
Botev
1967–68
Details
 
AEK
89–82  
Slavia VŠ Praha
 
Ignis Varese
 
Vorwärts Leipzig
1968–69
Details
 
Slavia VŠ Praha
80–74  
Dinamo Tbilisi
 
AŠK Olimpija
 
Panathinaikos
1969–70
Details
 
Fides Napoli
147–129
(64–60 / 87–65)
 
JA Vichy
 
Dinamo Tbilisi
 
AEK
1970–71
Details
 
Simmenthal Milano
127–118
(66–56 / 71–52)
 
Spartak Leningrad
 
Fides Napoli
 
Juventud Nerva
1971–72
Details
 
Simmenthal Milano
74–70  
Crvena zvezda
 
Fides Napoli
 
Juventud Schweppes
1972–73
Details
 
Spartak Leningrad
77–62  
Jugoplastika
 
Juventud Schweppes
 
Mobilquattro Milano
1973–74
Details
 
Crvena zvezda
86–75  
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
 
Estudiantes Monteverde
 
Saclà Asti
1974–75
Details
 
Spartak Leningrad
63–62  
Crvena zvezda
 
CSKA Septemvriisko zname
 
Jugoplastika
1975–76
Details
 
Cinzano Milano
88–73  
ASPO Tours
 
Rabotnički
 
Estudiantes Monteverde
1976–77
Details
 
Birra Forst Cantù
87–86  
Radnički Belgrade
 
Cinzano Milano
 
Juventud Schweppes
1977–78
Details
 
Gabetti Cantù
84–82  
Sinudyne Bologna
 
Caen BC
 
FC Barcelona
1978–79
Details
 
Gabetti Cantù
83–73  
EBBC
 
FC Barcelona
 
Sinudyne Bologna
1979–80
Details
 
Emerson Varese
90–88  
Gabetti Cantù
 
Parker Leiden
 
FC Barcelona
1980–81
Details
 
Squibb Cantù
86–82  
FC Barcelona
 
Turisanda Varese
 
Cibona
1981–82
Details
 
Cibona
96–95  
Real Madrid
 
Stroitel
 
Sinudyne Bologna
1982–83
Details
 
Scavolini Pesaro
111–99  
ASVEL
 
ZZI Olimpija
 
Nashua EBBC
1983–84
Details
 
Real Madrid
82–81  
Simac Milano
 
Cibona
 
Scavolini Pesaro
1984–85
Details
 
FC Barcelona
77–73  
Žalgiris
 
CAI Zaragoza
 
ASVEL
1985–86
Details
 
FC Barcelona
101–86  
Scavolini Pesaro
 
CSKA Moscow
 
Ron Negrita Joventut
1986–87
Details
 
Cibona
89–74  
Scavolini Pesaro
 
ASVEL
 
CSKA Moscow
1987–88
Details
 
Limoges CSP
96–89  
Ram Joventut
 
Scavolini Pesaro
 
Bayer 04 Leverkusen
1988–89
Details
 
Real Madrid
117–113  
Snaidero Caserta
 
Cibona
 
Žalgiris
1989–90
Details
 
Knorr Bologna
79–74  
Real Madrid
 
PAOK
 
Žalgiris
1990–91
Details
 
PAOK
76–72  
CAI Zaragoza
 
Dynamo Moscow
 
Pitch Cholet
1991–92
Details
 
Real Madrid Asegurator
65–63  
PAOK
 
Glaxo Verona
 
Smelt Olimpija
1992–93
Details
 
Sato Aris
50–48  
Efes Pilsen
 
NatWest Zaragoza
 
Hapoel Galil Elyon
1993–94
Details
 
Smelt Olimpija
91–81  
Taugrés
 
Sato Aris
 
Pitch Cholet
1994–95
Details
 
Benetton Treviso
94–86  
Taugrés
 
Olympique Antibes
 
Iraklis Aspis Pronoia
1995–96
Details
 
Taugrés
88–81  
PAOK
 
Dynamo Moscow
 
Žalgiris
1996–97
Details
 
Real Madrid Teka
78–64  
Riello Mash Verona
 
PSG Racing
 
Iraklis Thessaloniki
1997–98
Details
 
Žalgiris
82–67  
Stefanel Milano
 
Avtodor Saratov
 
Panathinaikos
1998–99
Details
 
Benetton Treviso
64–60  
Pamesa Valencia
 
Budućnost
 
Aris
1999–00
Details
 
AEK
83–76  
Kinder Bologna
 
Zadar
 
Lietuvos rytas
2000–01
Details
 
Maroussi
74–72  
Élan Chalon
 
UNICS
 
Pamesa Valencia
2001–02
Details
 
Montepaschi Siena
81–71  
Pamesa Valencia
 
Hapoel Jerusalem
 
Anwil Włocławek

Titles by clubEdit

Titles by nationEdit

Rank Country Titles Runners-up
1.   Italy 15 9
2.   Spain 7 9
3.   Greece 5 2
4.   Yugoslavia 3 4
5.   Soviet Union 2 3
6.   France 1 4
7.   Czechoslovakia 1 2
8.   Slovenia 1
-   Lithuania 1
10.   Israel 1
-   Netherlands 1
-   Turkey 1

FIBA Saporta Cup recordsEdit

FIBA Saporta Cup awardsEdit

Winning rostersEdit

FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup:

Stan McKenzie (basketball), Sauro Bufalini, Dino Meneghin, Giambattista Cescutti, Ottorino Flaborea, Massimo Villetti, Paolo Vittori, Enrico Bovone, Pierangelo Gergati, Roberto Gergati (Head Coach: Vittorio Tracuzzi)

Georgios Amerikanos, Georgios Trontzos, Christos Zoupas, Stelios Vasileiadis, Eas Larentzakis, Antonis Christeas, Lakis Tsavas, Petros Petrakis, Nikos Nesiadis, Andreas Dimitriadis, Georgios Moschos† (Head Coach: Nikos Milas)

†Moschos died of cancer in 1966, but he was inducted into the AEK Hall of Fame in 2008, and added to the 1968 championship team as an honorary member.

Jiří Zídek Sr., Jiri Ruzicka, Robert Mifka, Jiri Ammer, Bohumil Tomasek, Karel Baroch, Jaroslav Krivy, Jiri Konopasek (Head Coach: Jaroslav Sip)

Miles Aiken, Jim Williams, Sauro Bufalini, Carlos d'Aquila, Remo Maggetti, Giovanni Gavagnin, Francesco Ovi, Antonio Errico, Vincenzo Errico, Manfredo Fucile, Renato Abbate, Leonardo Coen (Head Coach: Antonio Zorzi)

Art Kenney, Massimo Masini, Renzo Bariviera, Giulio Iellini, Giorgio Giomo, Giuseppe Brumatti, Paolo Bianchi, Giorgio Papetti, Mauro Cerioni, Roberto Paleari, Giorgio Gaggiotti (Head Coach: Cesare Rubini)

Art Kenney, Massimo Masini, Renzo Bariviera, Giulio Iellini, Giuseppe Brumatti, Mauro Cerioni, Paolo Bianchi, Giorgio Giomo, Doriano Iacuzzo, Sergio Borlenghi, Claudio Ferrari (Head Coach: Cesare Rubini)

Alexander Belov, Yuri Pavlov, Alexander Bolshakov, Yuri Shtukin, Andrei Makeev, Vladimir Yakovlev, Sergei Kuznetsov, Leonid Ivanov, Valeri Fjodorov, Ivan Dvorny, Evgeni Volkov, Ivan Rozhin (Head Coach: Vladimir Kondrashin)

Zoran Slavnić, Ljubodrag Simonović, Dragan Kapičić, Dragiša Vučinić, Radivoje Živković, Ivan Sarjanović, Zoran Lazarević, Dragoje Jovašević, Goran Rakočević, Ljubomir Žugić (Head Coach: Aleksandar Nikolić)

Alexander Belov, Yuri Pavlov, Alexander Bolshakov, Vladimir Arzamaskov, Yuri Shtukin, Andrei Makeev, Vladimir Yakovlev, Sergei Kuznetsov, Mikhail Silantev, Leonid Ivanov, Valeri Fjodorov (Head Coach: Vladimir Kondrashin)

Mike Sylvester, Austin "Red" Robbins, Giuseppe Brumatti, Paolo Bianchi, Antonio Francescatto, Sergio Borlenghi, Vittorio Ferracini, Franco Boselli, Maurizio Borghese, Maurizio Benatti, Dino Boselli, Paolo Friz (Head Coach: Filippo Faina)

Bob Lienhard, Hart Wingo, Pierlo Marzorati, Carlo Recalcati, Fabrizio Della Fiori, Renzo Tombolato, Franco Meneghel, Giorgio Cattini, Roberto Natalini, Umberto Cappelletti, Non Prezzati, Bruno Carapacchi, Giampiero Cortinovis (Head Coach: Arnaldo Taurisano)

Bob Lienhard, Hart Wingo, Pierlo Marzorati, Carlo Recalcati, Fabrizio Della Fiori, Fausto Bargna, Renzo Tombolato, Franco Meneghel, Giuseppe Gergati, Denis Innocentin, Umberto Cappelletti, Davide Bertazzini, Fabio Brambilla (Head Coach: Arnaldo Taurisano)

Johnny Neumann, Dave Batton, Pierlo Marzorati, Carlo Recalcati, Fabrizio Della Fiori, Renzo Bariviera, Renzo Tombolato, Denis Innocentin, Umberto Cappelletti, Antonello Riva, Non Porro, Giorgio Panzini (Head Coach: Arnaldo Taurisano)

Bob Morse, Dino Meneghin, Bruce Seals, Aldo Ossola, Alberto Mottini, Maurizio Gualco, Enzo Carraria, Fabio Colombo, Mauro Salvaneschi, Antonio Campiglio, Riccardo Caneva, Marco Bergonzoni (Head Coach: Edoardo Rusconi)

Pierlo Marzorati, Antonello Riva, Bruce Flowers, Tom Boswell, Renzo Bariviera, Renzo Tombolato, Denis Innocentin, Giorgio Cattini, Terry Stotts, Umberto Cappelletti, Eugenio Masolo, Antonio Sala, Valerio Fumagalli, Giuseppe Bosa (Head Coach: Valerio Bianchini)

Krešimir Ćosić, Aleksandar Petrović, Andro Knego, Zoran Čutura, Mihovil Nakić, Sven Ušić, Damir Pavličević, Adnan Bečić, Rajko Gospodnetić, Mlađan Cetinja, Toni Bevanda, Srđan Savović (Head Coach: Mirko Novosel)

Dragan Kićanović, Željko Jerkov, Walter Magnifico, Mike Sylvester, Domenico Zampolini, Giuseppe Ponzoni, Amos Benevelli, Alessandro Boni, Massimo Bini, Gianluca Del Monte, Fabio Mancini, Antonio Sassanelli (Head Coach: Petar Skansi)

Juan Antonio Corbalán, Brian Jackson, Fernando Martín, Wayne Robinson, Rafael Rullán, Fernando Romay, Juan Manuel López Iturriaga, Antonio Martín, Francisco José Velasco, Juan Antonio Orenga, Wilson Simon (Head Coach: Lolo Sainz)

Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Chicho Sibilio, Ignacio Solozábal, Mike Davis, Otis Howard, Juan Domingo De la Cruz, Xavi Crespo, Pedro Ansa, Arturo Seara, Julián Ortiz, Ángel Heredero (Head Coach: Antoni Serra / Manuel Flores)

Juan Antonio San Epifanio, Chicho Sibilio, Ignacio Solozábal, Greg Wiltjer, Mark Smith, Juan Domingo De la Cruz, Xavi Crespo, Arturo Seara, Julián Ortiz, Steve Trumbo, Ferran Martínez, Ángel Heredero, Jordi Soler (Head Coach: Aíto García Reneses)

Dražen Petrović, Aleksandar Petrović, Danko Cvjetičanin, Andro Knego, Zoran Čutura, Mihovil Nakić, Franjo Arapović, Sven Ušić, Branko Vukićević, Adnan Bečić, Nebojša Razić (Head Coach: Janez Drvarič / Mirko Novosel)

Richard Dacoury, Clarence Kea, Stéphane Ostrowski, Greg Beugnot, Don Collins, Jacques Monclar, Hugues Occansey, Georges Vestris, Alain Forestier, Frederic Guinot, Jean-Luc Hribersek, Laurent Vinsou, Franck Maquaire (Head Coach: Michel Gomez)

Dražen Petrović, Johnny Rogers, Fernando Martín, José Biriukov, Antonio Martín, Pep Cargol, Fernando Romay, José Luis Llorente, Enrique Villalobos, Javier Pérez, Miguel Ángel Cabral, Carlos García (Head Coach: Lolo Sainz)

Micheal Ray Richardson, Roberto Brunamonti, Mike Sylvester, Clemon Johnson, Gus Binelli, Lauro Bon, Claudio Coldebella, Vittorio Gallinari, Massimiliano Romboli, Clivo Massimo Righi, Tommaso Tasso, Davide Bonora, Andrea Cempini (Head Coach: Ettore Messina)

Bane Prelević, Ken Barlow, John Korfas, Panagiotis Fasoulas, Nikos Boudouris, Nikos Stavropoulos, Georgios Makaras, Panagiotis Papachronis, Memos Ioannou, Achilleas Mamatziolas, Lazaros Tsakiris, Georgios Valavanidis (Head Coach: Dragan Šakota)

FIBA European Cup:

Rickey Brown, Mark Simpson, José Biriukov, Antonio Martín, Fernando Romay, José Miguel Antúnez, Pep Cargol, José Luis Llorente, Enrique Villalobos, Jonatan Ángel Ojeda, José María Silva, Tomás González (Head Coach: Clifford Luyk)

Roy Tarpley, Panagiotis Giannakis, J. J. Anderson, Michail Misunov, Dinos Angelidis, Vangelis Vourtzoumis, Georgios Gasparis, Vassilis Lipiridis, Memos Ioannou, Igor Moraitov, Theodosios Paralikas (Head Coach: Zvi Sherf)

Dušan Hauptman, Roman Horvat, Boris Gorenc, Žarko Đurišić, Marko Tušek, Nebojša Razić, Marijan Kraljević, Jaka Daneu, Vitali Nosov, Klemen Zaletel (Head Coach: Zmago Sagadin)

Petar Naumoski, Orlando Woolridge, Ken Barlow, Stefano Rusconi, Riccardo Pittis, Massimo Iacopini, Andrea Gracis, Denis Marconato, Alberto Vianini, Riccardo Esposito, Maurizio Ragazzi, Federico Peruzzo, Paolo Casonato (Head Coach: Mike D'Antoni)

Velimir Perasović, Kenny Green, Ramón Rivas, Marcelo Nicola, Jordi Millera, Miguel Ángel Reyes, Ferran Lopez, Jorge Garbajosa, Juan Pedro Cazorla, Carlos Cazorla, Carlos Dicenta, Pedro Rodríguez, Juan Ignacio Gómez (Head Coach: Manel Comas)

FIBA EuroCup:

Dejan Bodiroga, Joe Arlauckas, Alberto Herreros, Mike Smith, Juan Antonio Morales, Juan Antonio Orenga, Alberto Angulo, José Miguel Antúnez, Ismael Santos, Roberto Núñez, Pablo Laso, Lorenzo Sanz (Head Coach: Željko Obradović)

Saulius Štombergas, Ennis Whatley, Franjo Arapović, Dainius Adomaitis, Tomas Masiulis, Virginijus Praškevičius, Darius Maskoliūnas, Kęstutis Šeštokas, Mindaugas Žukauskas, Eurelijus Žukauskas, Darius Sirtautas, Tauras Stumbrys, Danya Abrams (Head Coach: Jonas Kazlauskas)

FIBA Saporta Cup:

Henry Williams, Željko Rebrača, Marcelo Nicola, Glenn Sekunda, William Di Spalatro, Tomas Jofresa, Denis Marconato, Casey Schmidt, Davide Bonora, Riccardo Pittis, Oliver Narr, Stjepan Stazić, Matteo Maestrello (Head Coach: Željko Obradović)

Anthony Bowie, Martin Müürsepp, Michalis Kakiouzis, Angelos Koronios, Nikos Chatzis, Dimos Dikoudis, Iakovos "Jake" Tsakalidis, Dan O'Sullivan, Steve Hansell, Vassilis Kikilias, Nikos Papanikolopoulos, Miltos Moschou (Head Coach: Dusan Ivković)

Ashraf Amaya, Jimmy Oliver, Vasco Evtimov, Georgios Maslarinos, Alexis Falekas, Sotirios Nikolaidis, Vangelis Vourtzoumis, Dimitris Marmarinos, Dimitris Karaplis, Vangelis Logothetis, Sotiris Manolopoulos, Charalampos Charalampidis, Kostas Anagnostou (Head Coach: Vangelis Alexandris)

Petar Naumoski, Vrbica Stefanov, Brian Tolbert, Boris Gorenc, Milenko Topić, Roberto Chiacig, Mindaugas Žukauskas, Nikola Bulatović, Alpay Öztaş, Marco Rossetti, German Scarone, Andrea Pilotti (Head Coach: Ergin Ataman)

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