1963–64 FIBA European Champions Cup

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The 1963–64 FIBA European Champions Cup was the seventh season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). It was won by Real Madrid, marking the first of the club's 10 EuroLeague championships in its history.

Real defeated Spartak ZJŠ Brno in the two-legged EuroLeague Final, after losing the first game in Brno, 110–99, and winning the second game at Madrid, 84–64.

Competition system

23 teams. European national domestic league champions, plus the then current FIBA European Champions Cup title holders only, playing in a tournament system. The Finals were a two-game home-and-away aggregate.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wiener Austria 133–184 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 71–105 62–79
AEK Greece 141–154 Turkey Galatasaray 73–66 68–88
Stade Francais Geneva Switzerland 119–161 East Germany Chemie Halle 59–72 60–89
Alvik Sweden 147–173 Poland Legia Warsaw 80–98 67–75
Belfast Celtics Northern Ireland 119–209 Spain Real Madrid 73–102 46–107
Etzella Luxembourg 114–145 France PUC 57–73 57–72
Academic Bulgaria 141–149 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OKK Beograd 61–68 80–81
Alliance Casablanca Morocco 116–177 Belgium Antwerpse 54–73 62–104

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Helsingin Kisa-Toverit Finland 139–129 East Germany Chemie Halle 75–64 64–65
Antwerpse Belgium 170–180 Italy Simmenthal Milano 84–90 86–90
Galatasaray Turkey 131–131* Romania Steaua București 69–51 62–80
Benfica Portugal 0–4** Poland Legia Warsaw 0–2 0–2
Alemannia Aachen West Germany 112–208 Spain Real Madrid 69–93 43–115
PUC France 63–105*** Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OKK Beograd 63–105
Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 111–154 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 60–58 51–96

*Since the aggregate score after the two legs was tied, a tie-break was played in București on 19 January 1964: Steaua București – Galatasaray 57–56.

**Benfica withdrew before the first leg and Legia Warsaw received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

***PUC could not travel to Belgrade to play the first leg after all fights to the Yugoslavian capital were cancelled due to adverse weather. Later, FIBA decided that this tie should be played as a single game in Paris (16 January 1964).

Automatically qualified to the quarterfinals
  • Soviet Union CSKA Moscow (title holder) withdrew before the competition. The "official" explanation given by the Soviet Basketball Federation was to prepare the Olympic Games.

Quarterfinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Steaua București Romania 169–196 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 94–92 75–104
Simmenthal Milano Italy 186–167 Finland Helsingin Kisa-Toverit 99–70 87–97
Legia Warsaw Poland 176–194 Spain Real Madrid 90–102 86–92
Automatically qualified to the semifinals

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
OKK Beograd Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 178–179 Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno 103–94 75–85
Simmenthal Milano Italy 160–178 Spain Real Madrid 82–77 78–101

Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spartak ZJŠ Brno Czechoslovakia 174–183 Spain Real Madrid 110–99 64–84

First leg Brno Ice rink, Brno;Attendance 12,000[1] or 14,000[2] (29 April 1964)[3]

Second leg Frontón Vista Alegre, Madrid;Attendance 2,500[1] (10 May 1964)[1][3]

1963–64 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Spain
Real Madrid
1st Title

Awards

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer

References

  1. ^ a b c Champions Cup 1963–64
  2. ^ MEDIA GUIDE 2008/09-Club-History[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "8 EUROLIGAS BALONCESTO (6 SUBCAMPEÓN) (EUROPEAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS CUP)". Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 September 2008.

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