Milestones

With 17 different champions from 12 countries since Europe began crowning club champions back in 1958, basketball's rich history across the Old Continent is full of great names.

Real Madrid continues to lead the list of club champions with its nine titles between 1964 and 2015.

Panathinaikos Athens owns the Final Four era, which began in 1988, having won six titles in seven tries under that format.

At an individual level, Dino Meneghin reigns supreme among players with seven Euroleague titles split between Italian clubs Varese and Olimpija Milano.

The man with the most titles of anyone is a coach, Zeljko Obradovic, who led four different teams to glory on the way to his personal total of eight Euroleague trophies.

Check out the rest of the most-accomplished clubs, players and coaches in European basketball history below.


 

TEAMS - Titles/Finals (1958-2016)
Team Country Titles/Finals Years (titles won in bold)
1 - Real Madrid Spain 9/17 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1976,
1978, 1980, 1985, 1995, 2013, 2014, 2015
2 - CSKA Moscow Russian Federation 7/13 1961, 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973 2006, 2007, 2008,
2009, 2012, 2016
3 - Panathinaikos Athens Greece 6/7 1996, 2000, *2001, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011
4 - Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 6/15 1977, 1980, 1981 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2000, 2001*, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014
5 - Varese Italy 5/10 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979
6 - Olympiacos Piraeus Greece 3/7 1997, 1994, 1995, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
7 - Olimpia Milan Italy 3/5 1966, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1988
8 - ASK Riga Latvia 3/4 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961
8 - Split Croatia 3/4 1972, 1989, 1990, 1991
9 - FC Barcelona Spain 2/7 1984, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2010
10- Virtus Bologna Italy 2/5 1981, 1998, 1999, 2001*, 2002
12- Cantu Italy 2/2 1982, 1983
12- Cibona Zagreb Croatia 2/2 1985, 1986
14- Diinamo Tbilisi Georgia 1/2 1962, 1960
14- Joventut Badalona Spain 1/2 1994, 1992
14- Zalgiris Kaunas Lithuania 1/2 1999, 1986
17- Bosna Sarajevo Bosnia Herzegovina 1/1 1979
17- Roma Italy 1/1 1984
17- Partizan Belgrade Serbia 1/1 1992
17- Limoges CSP France 1/1 1993
21- Akademic Sofia Bulgaria 0/2 1958, 1959
21- Spartak Brno Czech Republic 0/2 1964, 1968
21- Benetton Basket Italy 0/2 1993, 2003
21- Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz Spain 0/2 *2001, 2005
25- Fenerbahce Istanbul Turkey 0/1 2016
25- Slavia Prague Czech Republic 0/1 1966
25- AEK Athens Greece 0/1 1998
25- Fortitudo Bologna Italy 0/1 2004
* In 2001, there were two continental competitions, the Euroleague, which ended with five-game playoff finals, and the SuproLeague, which ended with a Final Four

 

PLAYERS - Most titles (1958-2016)
Titles
Player
7 titles
Dino Meneghin (Varese 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976; Milan 1987, 1988)
6 titles
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5 titles
Clifford Luyk (Real Madrid 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974)
Aldo Ossola (Varese 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976)
Fragiskos Alvertis (Panathinaikos Athens 1996, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009)
4 titles
Wayne Brabender, Cristóbal Rodríguez, Emiliano Rodríguez, Lolo Sáinz, Carlos Sevillano, Marino Zanatta, Sarunas Jasikevicius (7 players)
3 titles
Kyle Hines, David Andersen, Anatoly Astakhov, Mike Batiste, Ivan Bisson, Dejan Bodiroga, Tal Burstein, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Janis Davids, Dimitris Diamantidis, Ottorino Flaborea, Antonis Fotsis, Goulbis, Jankovski, Janis Kruminsch, Toni Kukoc, Leonchik, Moncho Monsalve, Bob Morse, Valdis Muiznieks, Vicente Paniagua, Anthony Parker, Velimir Perasovic, Stratos Perperoglou, Luis Prada, Manuel Raga, Rafael Rullán, Edoardo "Dodo" Rusconi, Aleksey Savrasenko, Derrick Sharp, Gur Shelef, Matjaz Smodis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Zoran Sretenovic, Walter Szczerbiak, Zan Tabak, Kostas Tsartsaris, Pasko Tomic, Maigonis Valmanis, Ivars Veritis, Gennadi Volnov (33 players)

 

COACHES - Most titles (1958-2016)
Titles
Coach
8 titles
Zeljko Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade 1992; Joventut Badalona 1994; Real Madrid 1995; Panathinaikos Athens 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011)
4 titles
Pedro Ferrándiz, Aleksandr Gomelski, Bozidar Maljkovic, Ettore Messina (4 coaches)
3 titles
Aza Nikolic, Pini Gershon (2 coaches)
2 titles
Dusan Ivkovic, Evgeny Alekseyev, Valerio Bianchini, Sandro Gamba, Zeljko Pavlicevic, Lolo Sáinz. (6 coaches)

 

TEAMS - Titles/Final Four appearances (1988-2016)
Team Country Titles/Final Four Year
1 - Panathinaikos Athens Greece 6/11 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001*, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011,
2012
2 - Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 4/12 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001*, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008,
2011, 2014
3 - CSKA Moscow Russian Federation 3/15 1996, 2001*, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010,
2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
4- Olympiacos Piraeus Greece 3/9 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
5 - Split Croatia 3/3 1989, 1990, 1991
6 - FC Barcelona Spain 2/14 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009,
2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
7 - Real Madrid Spain 2/7 1993, 1995, 1996, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
8 - Virtus Bologna Italy 2/4 1998, 1999, *Finals 2001, 2002
9- Partizan Belgrade Serbia 1/4 1988, 1992, 1998, 2010
9- Limoges CSP France 1/3 1990, 1993, 1995
11 - Olimpia Milan Italy 1/2 1988, 1992
11- Joventut Badalona Spain 1/2 1992, 1994
13- Zalgiris Kaunas Lithuania 1/1 1999
14- Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz Spain 0/6 Finals 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016
15- Benetton Basket Italy 0/4 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003
15- Montepaschi Siena Italy 0/4 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011
17- Aris Thessaloniki Greece 0/3 1988, 1989, 1990
18- Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Turkey 0/2 2015, 2016
18- Fortitudo Bologna Italy 0/2 1999, 2004
18- Anadolu Efes Istanbul Turkey 0/2 2000, 2001*
21- Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Russian Federation 0/1 2016
21- Scavolini Pesaro Italy 0/1 1991
21- Estudiantes Spain 0/1 1992
21- PAOK Thessaloniki Greece 0/1 1993
21- Asvel Basket France 0/1 1997
21- Union Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 0/1 1997
21- AEK Athens Greece 0/1 1998
21- Unicaja Malaga Spain 0/1 2007
* In 2001, there were two continental competitions, the Euroleague, which ended with five-game playoff finals, and the SuproLeague, which ended with a Final Four