1975–76 FIBA European Champions Cup

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The 1975–76 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 19th edition of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Patinoire des Vernets, in Geneva, Switzerland, on April 1, 1976. In a third consecutive final for these two teams, Mobilgirgi Varese defeated Real Madrid, by a result of 81–74.

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 Final was a single game, played on a neutral court.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Beşiktaş Turkey 151–173 Switzerland Federale 90–70 61–103
Al-Zamalek Egypt 133–167 Bulgaria Academic 69–74 64–93
Resovia Rzeszów Poland 185–137 Syria Jalaa 109–67 76–70
Alvik Sweden 134–135 Finland Turun NMKY 76–67 58–68

Second round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ÍR Iceland 0–4* Spain Real Madrid 0–2 0–2
T71 Dudelange Luxembourg 123–207 Italy Birra Forst Cantù 76–97 47–110
Federale Switzerland 162–158 Czechoslovakia Dukla Olomouc 91–73 71–85
Gießen 46ers West Germany 158–159 Bulgaria Academic 89–75 69–84
Resovia Rzeszów Poland 156–164 Austria Sefra Wien 83–88 73–76
Embassy All-Stars England 153–207 Netherlands Transol RZ 87–90 66–117
Panathinaikos Greece 151–156 Finland Turun NMKY 96–78 55–78

*While they where eligible as the national champions to do so, ÍR never intended to participate in the tournament due to high costs involved and thus didn't register for it nor pay the participation fees. A letter by the Icelandic Basketball Association which informed FIBA on which Icelandic teams where eligible to participate in official FIBA tournaments was mistakenly taken as a confirmation of their participation.[1][2] Due to the mistake, Real Madrid 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 Mobilgirgi Varese 5 10 5 0 886 729 +157
2. France ASVEL 5 9 4 1 783 764 +19
3. Belgium Maes Pils 5 8 3 2 847 780 +67
4. Bulgaria Academic 5 6 1 4 813 871 -58
5. Finland Turun NMKY 5 6 1 4 784 913 -129
6. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar 5 6 1 4 817 873 -56

Group B

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Spain Real Madrid 5 10 5 0 1070 869 +201
2. Italy Birra Forst Cantù 5 9 4 1 960 849 +111
3. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 5 8 3 2 894 905 -11
4. Austria Sefra Wien 5 7 2 3 833 839 -6
5. Netherlands Transol RZ 5 6 1 4 855 1025 -170
6. Switzerland Federale 5 5 0 5 859 984 -125

Semifinals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Mobilgirgi Varese Italy 173–155 Italy Birra Forst Cantù 95–85 78–70
Real Madrid Spain 212–178 France ASVEL 113–77 99–101

Final

April 1, Patinoire des Vernets, Geneva

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Mobilgirgi Varese Italy 81–74 Spain Real Madrid


1975–76 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Italy
Mobilgirgi Varese
5th Title

Awards

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer

References

  1. ^ "ÍR tilkynnti aldrei þáttöku". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 18 September 1975. p. 34. Retrieved 10 July 2022 – via Tímarit.is. open access
  2. ^ "Þruma úr heiðskíru lofti". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 20 September 1979. p. 11. Retrieved 10 July 2022 – via Tímarit.is. open access

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