1974–75 FIBA European Champions Cup

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  Runners-upSpain Real Madrid
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1974–75 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 18th edition of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Arena Deurne, in Antwerp, Belgium, on April 10, 1975. In a reprise of a previous year's final, Ignis Varese defeated Real Madrid, by a result of 79–65.

Competition system

  • 24 teams (European national domestic league champions, plus the then current title holders), playing in a tournament system, played knock-out rounds on a home and away basis. The aggregate score of both games decided the winner.
  • The twelve teams qualified for the Quarterfinals were divided into two groups of six. Every team played against the other five in its group in consecutive home-and-away matches, so that every two of these games counted as a single win or defeat (point difference being a decisive factor there). In case of a tie between two or more teams after this group stage, the following criteria were used: 1) one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average; 3) individual wins and defeats.
  • The group winners and the runners-up of the Quarterfinal Group Stage qualified for the Semifinals. The final was played at a predetermined venue.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Alvik Sweden 184–172 Hungary Csepel 91–70 93–102
Honka Playboys Finland 150–152 West Germany SSV Hagen 84–79 66–73
Fribourg Olympic Switzerland 154–168 Greece Panathinaikos 76–89 78–99
Sparta Bertrange Luxembourg 159–193 Albania Partizani Tirana 89–103 70–90
Transol RZ Netherlands 194–120 England Sutton & Crystal Palace 107–55 87–65

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wisła Kraków Poland 173–180 Sweden Alvik 94–87 79–93
SSV Hagen West Germany 168–184 Belgium Maes Pils 85–81 83–103
Panathinaikos Greece 156–203 Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 76–90 80–113
Partizani Tirana Albania 0–4* Bulgaria Balkan Botevgrad 0–2 0–2
Transol RZ Netherlands 185–141 Turkey Muhafızgücü 96–65 89–76
Slavia VŠ Praha Czechoslovakia 201–155 Egypt Al-Zamalek 110–65 91–90
Sefra Wien Austria 254–112 Iceland KR 132–34 122–78

*Partizani Tirana withdrew before the first leg, so Balkan Botevgrad went through with a walkover.

Automatically qualified to the group stage

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. Italy Ignis Varese 5 10 5 0 990 789 +121
2. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar 5 9 4 1 909 819 +90
3. Belgium Maes Pils 5 8 3 2 895 879 +16
4. Austria Sefra Wien 5 7 2 3 803 863 -60
5. Bulgaria Balkan Botevgrad 5 6 1 4 746 889 -143
6. Czechoslovakia Slavia VŠ Praha 5 5 0 5 771 875 -104

Group B

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Spain Real Madrid 4 8 4 0 833 649 +184
2. France Berck 4 6 2 2 708 723 -15
3. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 4 6 2 2 748 734 +14
4. Netherlands Transol RZ 4 6 2 2 697 706 -9
5. Sweden Alvik 4 4 0 4 609 783 -174
6. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow* 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

*CSKA Moscow withdrew before the group stage for political reasons. Therefore, all the scheduled games of the Soviet team were considered forfeits (2–0) for their rivals, although they were not counted in the final standing of the group.

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid Spain 239–199 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar 109–82 130–117
Berck France 164–184 Italy Ignis Varese 85–86 79–98

Final

April 10, Arena Deurne, Antwerp

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Ignis Varese Italy 79–66 Spain Real Madrid


1974–75 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Italy
Ignis Varese
4th Title

Awards

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer

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