1966–67 FIBA European Champions Cup

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FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1966–67 FIBA FIBA European Champions Cup was the tenth season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The trophy was won by Real Madrid, for the third time, at their home venue Pavilion at the Sports City of Real Madrid, after they defeated Simmenthal Milano 91–83.[1]

Competition system

25 teams. European national domestic league champions, plus the then current FIBA European Champions Cup title holders only, playing in a tournament system. The competition culminated in a Final Four.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
KR Iceland 127–203 Italy Simmenthal Milano 63–90 64–113
Fribourg Olympic Switzerland 104–171 East Germany Vorwärts Leipzig 61–84 43–87
Collegians Northern Ireland 0–4* Netherlands Herly Amsterdam 0–2 0–2
Steaua București Romania 195–150 Austria Union Firestone Ehgartner 96–81 99–69
Honvéd Hungary 167–120 Turkey Galatasaray 94–55 73–65
USC Heidelberg West Germany 134–110 Denmark SISU 72–49 62–61
Alvik Sweden 135–154 Finland Torpan Pojat 63–69 72–85
Black Star Mersch Luxembourg 91–225 Spain Real Madrid 44–100 47–125
Wydad Casablanca Morocco 117–158 France ASVEL 75–80 42–78

*Collegians from Belfast withdrew before the first leg and Herly Amsterdam received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Torpan Pojat Finland 159–190 Italy Simmenthal Milano 79–100 80–90
Vorwärts Leipzig East Germany 127–116 Poland Legia Warsaw 57–51 70–65
Hapoel Tel Aviv Israel 0–4* Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 0–2 0–2
AEK Greece 110–122 France ASVEL 64–53 46–69
Herly Amsterdam Netherlands 156–159 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija 74–72 82–87
Steaua București Romania 142–142** Czechoslovakia Slavia VŠ Praha 76–72 66–70
USC Heidelberg West Germany 177–197 Spain Real Madrid 88–93 89–104
Honvéd Hungary 150–167 Belgium Racing Mechelen 80–76 70–91

*Hapoel Tel Aviv withdrew before the first leg and Lokomotiv Sofia received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

**After a 142 aggregate drew, a third decisive game was held in which Slavia VŠ Praha won 77–61.

Quarterfinals group stage

The quarterfinals were played with a round-robin system, in which every Two Game series (TGS) constituted as one game for the record.

Key to colors
     Top two places in each group advance to Semifinals

Group A

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Spain Real Madrid 3 6 3 0 502 449 +53
2. Czechoslovakia Slavia VŠ Praha 3 5 2 1 497 458 +39
3. East Germany Vorwärts Leipzig 3 4 1 2 401 433 -32
4. Bulgaria Lokomotiv Sofia 3 3 0 3 454 514 -60

Group B

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Italy Simmenthal Milano 3 6 3 0 593 526 +67
2. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija 3 4 1 2 487 480 +7
3. Belgium Racing Mechelen 3 4 1 2 527 527 0
4. France ASVEL 3 4 1 2 427 498 -71

Final four

Semifinals

March 29, Sports City of Real Madrid Pavilion, Madrid

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Slavia VŠ Praha Czechoslovakia 97–103 Italy Simmenthal Milano
AŠK Olimpija Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 86–88 Spain Real Madrid

3rd place game

April 1, Sports City of Real Madrid Pavilion, Madrid

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Slavia VŠ Praha Czechoslovakia 88-83 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija

Final

April 1, Sports City of Real Madrid Pavilion, Madrid

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Real Madrid Spain 91–83 Italy Simmenthal Milano
1966–67 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Spain
Real Madrid
3rd Title

Final standings

Team
Coppa del Campionato di Pallacanestro.png Spain Real Madrid
Silver Italy Simmenthal Milano
Bronze Czechoslovakia Slavia VŠ Praha
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija

Awards

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer

References

  1. ^ Euroleague final back in Madrid after 41 years

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