Euroleague winner will be second in continental cups

May 04, 2008 by Euroleague.net Print
Euroleague winner will be second in continental cups
Marcus Goree and Terence Morris - CSKA practices - Final Four Madrid 2008 European club basketball history will be rewritten on Sunday as either CSKA Moscow or Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv will take exclusive possession of second place on the all-time list of continental titles won by clubs. Both teams are currently tied with Varese for second place in this ranking, each with 5 titles. CSKA won the competition in 1961, 1963, 1969, 1971 and 2006, while Maccabi lifted the top continental trophy in 1977, 1981, 2004 and 2005, and won the FIBA SuproLeague title in 2001. Meanwhile, Varese made it to 10 consecutive European Cup finals in the 1970s, winning five titles in 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975 and 1976. Real Madrid stays as the winningest team in European Cup history, with 8 titles won in 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1980 and 1995. Madrid is also first in number of European club titles, as it also won four Saporta Cup, one Korac Cup and a ULEB Cup title for a total number of 14 trophies. Only Cantu – which lifted the Euroleague twice, the Saporta Cup and the Korac Cup 4 times each - has also won 10 or more titles in European club competitions history.

EUROLEAGUE TITLES - BY TEAM
8 TITLES
Real Madrid, Spain
(1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1995)
6 TITLES
CSKA Moscow, USSR/Russia (1961, 1963, 1969, 1971, 2006, 2008)
5 TITLES
Varese, Italy (1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976)
Maccabi Elite, Israel (1977, 1981, 2001*, 2004, 2005)
4 TITLES
Panathinaikos, Greece (1996, 2000, 2002, 2007)
3 TITLES
ASK Riga, USSR (1958, 1959, 1960)
Milano, Italy (1966, 1987, 1988)
Split, Yugoslavia (1989, 1990, 1991)
2 TITLES
Cibona, Yugoslavia (1985, 1986)
Virtus Bologna, Italy (1998, 2001)
Cantu, Italy (1982, 1983)
1 TITLE
FC Barcelona, Spain (2003)
Partizan, Yugoslavia (1992)
Joventut, Spain (1994)
Virtus Roma, Italy (1984)
Zalgiris, Lithuania (1999)
Olympiacos, Greece (1997)
Bosna Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (1979)
Dynamo Tbilisi, USSR (1962)
Limoges, France (1993)