Greek Basketball Super Cup

The Greek Basketball Super Cup or Greek Basket League Super Cup is the top-tier level professional basketball national super cup competition in Greece. The first edition of the tournament, was organized by the Hellenic Basketball Federation (E.O.K.), in 1986. It was contested by the Greek Basket League champions and the Greek Basketball Cup winners. However, the Greek Basketball Super Cup was revived in 2020, by the Hellenic Basketball Clubs Association (HEBA), under a final four tournament format.[1][2]

Greek Basketball Super Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2021 Greek Basketball Super Cup
SportBasketball
Founded1986 under Hellenic Basketball Federation (E.O.K.)
Re-founded 2020 under Hellenic Basketball Clubs Association (HEBA)
CEOAndreas Miaoulis
No. of teams2 (1986)
4 (since 2020)
CountryGreece
ContinentEurope
Most recent
champion(s)
Panathinaikos OPAP (1st title)
Most titlesAris (1)
Promitheas Patras (1)
Panathinaikos OPAP (1)
TV partner(s)ERT
Related
competitions
Greek Basket League
Greek Basketball Cup
Official websiteesake.gr (in Greek)

History and competition formatEdit

The Greek Basketball Super Cup was first held in 1986. It featured Aris, the champions of the Greek Basket League's 1985–86 season, and Panathinaikos, the winners of the 1985–86 Greek Basketball Cup. It was contested under a two-legged format, and the winner was decided by aggregate score. Aris won the first game at home, by a score of 117–85, and they also won the second game on the road, by a score of 104–88, and thus won the first Greek Super Cup, by an aggregate score of 221–173.[3] Aris then went on to win both the Greek Basket League championship and the Greek Basketball Cup title, or the Greek domestic double, for the next four consecutive seasons (1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90). As a result, the tournament was not held again during that time, since its format didn't allow it to be held, after the same team won both titles in the same season. Eventually, the original organizers of the competition, the Hellenic Basketball Federation (E.O.K.), decided that the Greek Super Cup was no longer needed, and they cancelled it.

In September 2020, the Hellenic Basketball Clubs Association (HEBA), decided to hold its own new version of the Greek Basketball Super Cup competition. Under the current competition format, the top two ranked teams from the previous Greek Basket League season, along with the two finalists of the previous Greek Cup tournament, compete against each other, in a final four, with single elimination games.[4] If the same team or teams, finished in both the top two places of the previous season's Greek League and Greek Cup competitions, then the next highest-placed team or teams from the previous season's Greek League competition will take part in the Greek Super Cup.

Promitheas Patras won the 2020-21 Greek Super Cup of the Greek Super Cup, on September 24, 2020.[5] Panathinaikos OPAP won the 2021-22 Greek Super Cup of the Greek Super Cup, on September 26, 2021.[6]

Greek Super Cup winnersEdit

FinalsEdit

Year
(Season)
Winners Score Runners-up Venue Location Finals Top Scorer MVP
1986
(1986–87)
Aris Game 1: 117–85
Game 2: 104–88 Aggregate: (221–173)
Panathinaikos Alexandreio Melathron
&
Peace and Friendship Stadium
Thessaloniki
&
Piraeus, Athens
  Nikos Galis None
2020
(2020–21)
Promitheas Patras 82–74 Peristeri Andreas Papandreou Indoor Hall Peristeri, Athens   Ian Miller   Danny Agbelese
2021
(2021–22)
Panathinaikos OPAP 92–83 Promitheas Patras Dimitris Tofalos Arena Patras   Ioannis Papapetrou   Georgios Papagiannis

Titles by clubEdit

Club Winners Runners-up Years Won Years Lost
Promitheas Patras
1
1
Panathinaikos
1
1
Aris
1
Peristeri
1

Titles by cityEdit

Three clubs have won the Greek Basketball Super Cup.

Urban Area Clubs Titles Won City Club Home Arena
Athens   Panathinaikos (1)
1
Athens
O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall, Marousi, Athens
Patras   Promitheas Patras (1)
1
Patras
Dimitris Tofalos Arena, Proastio, Patras
Thessaloniki   Aris (1)
1
Thessaloniki
Alexandreio Melathron Nick Galis Hall, Thessaloniki

Final FoursEdit

The 2020 Greek Super Cup competition introduced the Final Four system.

Year 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
2020
Promitheas Patras Peristeri Panathinaikos OPAP AEK
2021
Panathinaikos OPAP Promitheas Patras AEK Lavrio

Final 4 performance by clubEdit

Club 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
  Promitheas Patras 1 (2020) 1 (2021)
  Panathinaikos 1 (2021) 1 (2020)
  Peristeri 1 (2020)
  AEK 1 (2021) 1 (2020)
  Lavrio 1 (2021)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Το πρόγραμμα του 1ου Super Cup!". esake.gr (in Greek). Online. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  2. ^ ΕΣΑΚΕ TV. "Έρχεται το SUPER CUP, ο νέος θεσμός του ΕΣΑΚΕ!". youtube.com. Online. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Όταν ο Άρης κατέκτησε το ένα και μοναδικό Super Cup! (vid)". gazzetta.gr (in Greek). Online. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Η μπασκετική δράση επιστρέφει!". esake.gr (in Greek). Online. Retrieved 10 September 2020.
  5. ^ "ΠΡΩΤΟΣ ΤΙΤΛΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΠΑΤΡΑ ΚΑΙ ΠΡΟΜΗΘΕΑ ΜΕ ΘΡΙΑΜΒΟ ΜΕ 82-74 ΕΠΙ ΤΟΥ ΠΕΡΙΣΤΕΡΙΟΥ ΣΤΟΝ ΤΕΛΙΚΟ ΤΟΥ SUPER CUP (ΔΗΛΩΣΕΙΣ, PICS)". promitheasbc.gr (in Greek). Online. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  6. ^ "«Σουπερκουπάτος» Παναθηναϊκός, καθάρισε τον Προμηθέα στον τελικό και συνεχίζει το σερί του!". sport-fm.gr (in Greek). Online. Retrieved 26 September 2021.

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