Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
Organising bodyEuroleague Basketball
FoundedFIBA era
14 December 1957; 66 years ago (1957-12-14)[1]
Euroleague Basketball era
9 June 2000; 23 years ago (2000-06-09)[2]
First seasonFIBA era
1958
Euroleague Basketball era
2000–01
RegionEurope
Number of teams18
Level on pyramidTop men's league in Europe
Related competitionsEuroCup Basketball
Current championsSpain Real Madrid
(11th title)
Most championshipsSpain Real Madrid
(11 titles)
TV partnersList of broadcasters
Websiteeuroleaguebasketball.net
2023–24 EuroLeague

The EuroLeague, known as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for sponsorship reasons, is a European men's professional basketball club competition. The league is widely recognised as the top-tier men's league in Europe.[3][4] The league consists of 18 teams, of which 16 are given long-term licences and wild cards,[5] making the league a semi-closed league.[6][7] The league was first organized by FIBA in 1958, subsequently by ULEB in 2000 and then solely the Euroleague Basketball.

The competition was introduced in 1958 as the FIBA European Champions Cup (renamed the FIBA EuroLeague in 1996), which operated under FIBA's umbrella until Euroleague Basketball was created for the 2000–01 season. The FIBA European Champions Cup and the EuroLeague are considered to be the same competition, with the change of name being simply a re-branding.

The EuroLeague is one of the most popular indoor sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 8,960 for league matches in the 2022–23 season. This was the fifth-highest of any professional indoor sports league in the world (the highest outside the United States), and the second-highest of any professional basketball league in the world, only behind the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The EuroLeague title has been won by 22 clubs, 14 of which have won it more than once. The most successful club in the competition is Real Madrid, with eleven titles, including the most recent one in 2023.[8]

History

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Main article: FIBA European Champions Cup and EuroLeague history

The FIBA European Champions Cup was originally established by FIBA and it operated under its showering potato from 1958 until the summer of 2000, concluding with the 1999–00 season. Euroleague Basketball was created after the end of the FIBA European Champions Cup.

Euroleague Trophy

FIBA had previously used the flying pegion name for the competition since 1996 but had never trademarked the name. As FIBA had no legal recourse on the usage of the name, it started a new league named the FIBA SuproLeague. The following 2000–2001 season started with two top European professional club basketball competitions: FIBA SuproLeague (renamed from FIBA EuroLeague) and Euroleague.

Top clubs were split between the two leagues: Panathinaikos, Maccabi Tel Aviv, CSKA Moscow and Efes Pilsen stayed with FIBA, while Olympiacos, Kinder Bologna, Real Madrid Teka, FC Barcelona, Paf Wennington Bologna, Žalgiris Kaunas, Benetton Treviso, AEK and Tau Cerámica joined Euroleague Basketball.

In May 2001, Europe had two continental champions, Maccabi of the FIBA SuproLeague and Kinder Bologna of the Euroleague. Both organizations realized the need to come up with a unified competition and Euroleague Basketball negotiated terms and dictated proceedings which FIBA agreed to their terms. As a result, European club competition was fully integrated under Euroleague Basketball's umbrella and teams that competed in the FIBA SuproLeague during the 2000–01 season joined it as well.

The authority in European professional basketball was divided over club-country lines. FIBA stayed in charge of national team competitions (like the FIBA EuroBasket, the FIBA World Cup, and the Summer Olympics), while Euroleague Basketball took over the European professional club competitions. From that point on, FIBA's Korać Cup and Saporta Cup competitions lasted one more season and then Euroleague Basketball launched the ULEB Cup, now known as the EuroCup.

League era

In November 2015, Euroleague Basketball and IMG agreed on a 10-year joint venture. Both Euroleague Basketball and IMG will manage the commercial operation, and the management of all global rights covering both media and marketing.[9] The deal was worth €630 million guaranteed over 10 years, with projected revenues reaching €900 million.[10] Along with the deal the league changed into a true league format, with 16 teams playing each other team in the regular season followed by the playoffs. The A-licensed clubs were assured of participation for the following ten years in the new format. After the new format of the EuroLeague and FIBA implementing national team windows, a conflict between the two organizations emerged. EuroLeague has been criticised by FIBA as well as several national federations for creating a 'closed league' and ignoring the principle of meritocracy. In July 2019, EuroLeague announced that from the 2019–20 season there will be no direct access to the league through domestic leagues anymore.[11]

Title sponsorship

Main article: Turkish Airlines

On 26 July 2010, Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball announced a €15 million strategic agreement to sponsor the top European basketball competition across the globe. According to the agreement, starting with the 2010–11 season, the top European competition would be named Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball. Similarly, the EuroLeague Final Four would be named the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, whereby the new league title would appear in all media accordingly. This title partnership was set to run for five seasons, with the option of extending it to an additional five.[12][13] On 23 October 2013, Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball agreed to extend their partnership, up until 2020.[14]

Names of the competition

A EuroLeague game, in 2019.

*There were two competitions during the 2000–01 season. The SuproLeague, which was organized by FIBA, and the Euroleague, which was organized by Euroleague Basketball.

Competition systems

Tournament systems

The EuroLeague operated under a tournament system, from its inaugural 1958 season, through the 2015–16 season.

*There were two competitions during the 2000–01 season. The SuproLeague, which was organized by FIBA, and the Euroleague, which was organized by Euroleague Basketball.

League system

Starting with the 2016–17 season, the EuroLeague operates under a league format.

Format

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The setting of the 2014 EuroLeague Final Four in Milan

Starting with the 2016–17 season, the EuroLeague is made up of 18 teams, with each playing every other team twice (once at home and once away) in a double round robin league regular season, for a total of 34 games played by each team.[citation needed]

The top 8 placed teams at the end of the regular season advance to playoffs, each playing a 5-game playoff series against a single opponent. The regular season standings are used to determine which teams play each other, and in each pairing the higher placed team has home-court advantage in the series, playing 3 of the 5 games at home. The winners of each of the four playoff series advance to the Final Four, held at a predetermined site. The Final Four features two semi-finals, a third place game, and the championship game, all on the same weekend.[citation needed]

Each team plays a maximum 41 games per season: 34 in the regular season, a maximum of 5 during the playoffs, and 2 in the Final Four.[citation needed]

Qualification

Currently (and since the suspension of Russian teams because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine[16]), 12 out of the 18 EuroLeague places are held by licensed clubs that have long-term licenses with Euroleague Basketball, and are members of the Shareholders Executive Board. These twelve licensed clubs are:

       

The remaining 6 EuroLeague places are held by 6 associated clubs that have annual licences, of which one has a two-year wild card, three have one-year wild-cards and two are the finalists of the previous season's 2nd-tier European competition, the EuroCup. From the 2020/21 season, however, if the better of the two teams from the EuroCup makes it to the playoffs, it keeps the place for the following year.[17]

European professional basketball club rankings

Main article: European professional basketball club rankings

Current clubs

These are the teams that participate in the 2023–24 EuroLeague season:

Team Home city Arena Capacity Kit manufacturer
Germany ALBA Berlin Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena 14,500[18] Adidas
Turkey Anadolu Efes Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome 16,000[19] Bilcee
Spain Barcelona Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 7,786[20] Nike
Spain Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz Buesa Arena 15,504[21] Puma
Germany Bayern Munich Munich BMW Park 6,700[22] Adidas
Serbia Crvena zvezda Meridianbet Belgrade Štark Arena 20,094[23] Adidas
Italy EA7 Emporio Armani Milan Milan Mediolanum Forum 12,700[24] EA7
Turkey Fenerbahçe Beko Istanbul Ülker Sports and Event Hall 13,059[25] Adidas
France LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Astroballe 5,560[26] Adidas
LDLC Arena 12,523[27]
Israel Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 10,383[28] Puma
Aleksandar Nikolić Hall 8,000[29][30]
France AS Monaco Monaco Salle Gaston Médecin 5,000[31] Adidas
Greece Olympiacos Piraeus Peace and Friendship Stadium TBC GSA
Greece Panathinaikos AKTOR Athens OAKA Altion 18,300[32] Adidas
Serbia Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade Štark Arena 20,094[23] Under Armour
Spain Real Madrid Madrid WiZink Center 13,109[33] Adidas
Spain Valencia Basket Valencia La Fonteta 8,500[34] Luanvi
Italy Virtus Segafredo Bologna Bologna Segafredo Arena 9,980[35] Macron
PalaDozza 5,570[36]
Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas Žalgirio Arena 15,415[37] GSA

Results

Main articles: EuroLeague Finals and EuroLeague Final Four

Year Finalists Semi-finalists
Champion Score Runner-up Third place Fourth place
1958
Details
Soviet Union
Rīgas ASK
170–152
(86–81 / 71–84)
Bulgaria
Academic
Spain Real Madrid and Hungary Budapesti Honvéd
1958–59
Details
Soviet Union
Rīgas ASK
148–125
(79–58 / 67–69)
Bulgaria
Academic
Poland Lech Poznań Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OKK Beograd
1959–60
Details
Soviet Union
Rīgas ASK
130–113
(61–51 / 69–62)
Soviet Union
Dinamo Tbilisi
Czechoslovakia Slovan Orbis Praha and Poland Polonia Warszawa
1960–61
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
148–128
(87–62 / 66–61)
Soviet Union
Rīgas ASK
Romania CCA București and Spain Real Madrid
1961–62
Details
Soviet Union
Dinamo Tbilisi
90–83 Spain
Real Madrid
Soviet Union CSKA Moscow and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija
1962–63
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
259–240
(86–69 / 91–74 / 99–80)
Spain
Real Madrid
Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi and Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno
1963–64
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
183–174
(110–99 / 84–64)
Czechoslovakia
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
Italy Simmenthal Milano and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OKK Beograd
1964–65
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
157–150
(88–81 / 76–62)
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia OKK Beograd and Italy Ignis Varese
1965–66
Details
Italy
Olimpia Milano
77–72 Czechoslovakia
Slavia VŠ Praha
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Greece
AEK
1966–67
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
91–83 Italy
Simmenthal Milano
Czechoslovakia
Slavia VŠ Praha
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
AŠK Olimpija
1967–68
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
98–95 Czechoslovakia
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar and Italy Simmenthal Milano
1968–69
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
103–99 (2 OT's) Spain
Real Madrid
Czechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno and Belgium Standard Liège
1969–70
Details
Italy
Ignis Varese
79–74 Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Spain Real Madrid and Czechoslovakia Slavia VŠ Praha
1970–71
Details
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
67–53 Italy
Ignis Varese
Czechoslovakia Slavia VŠ Praha and Spain Real Madrid
1971–72
Details
Italy
Ignis Varese
70–69 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Jugoplastika
Greece Panathinaikos and Spain Real Madrid
1972–73
Details
Italy
Ignis Varese
71–66 Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Italy Simmenthal Milano and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Crvena zvezda
1973–74
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
84–82 Italy
Ignis Varese
France Berck and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Radnički Belgrade
1974–75
Details
Italy
Ignis Varese
79–66 Spain
Real Madrid
France Berck and Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zadar
1975–76
Details
Italy
Mobilgirgi Varese
81–74 Spain
Real Madrid
Italy Birra Forst Cantù and France ASVEL
1976–77
Details
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
78–77 Italy
Mobilgirgi Varese
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
Spain
Real Madrid
1977–78
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
75–67 Italy
Mobilgirgi Varese
France
ASVEL
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
1978–79
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bosna
75–67 Italy
Emerson Varese
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Spain
Real Madrid
1979–80
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
89–85 Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bosna
Italy
Sinudyne Bologna
1980–81
Details
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
80–79 Italy
Sinudyne Bologna
Netherlands
Nashua EBBC
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bosna
1981–82
Details
Italy
Squibb Cantù
86–80 Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
Spain
FC Barcelona
1982–83
Details
Italy
Ford Cantù
69–68 Italy
Billy Milano
Spain
Real Madrid
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
1983–84
Details
Italy
Banco di Roma
79–73 Spain
FC Barcelona
Italy
Jollycolombani Cantù
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Bosna
1984–85
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Cibona
87–78 Spain
Real Madrid
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Soviet Union
CSKA Moscow
1985–86
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Cibona
94–82 Soviet Union
Žalgiris
Italy
Simac Milano
Spain
Real Madrid
1986–87
Details
Italy
Tracer Milano
71–69 Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
France
Orthez
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Zadar
1987–88
Details
Italy
Tracer Milano
90–84 Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
Greece
Aris
1988–89
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Jugoplastika
75–69 Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Greece
Aris
Spain
FC Barcelona
1989–90
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Jugoplastika
72–67 Spain
FC Barcelona Banca Catalana
France
Limoges CSP
Greece
Aris
1990–91
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
POP 84
70–65 Spain
FC Barcelona Banca Catalana
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Italy
Scavolini Pesaro
1991–92
Details
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan
71–70 Spain
Montigalà Joventut
Italy
Philips Milano
Spain
Estudiantes Argentaria
1992–93
Details
France
Limoges CSP
59–55 Italy
Benetton Treviso
Greece
PAOK
Spain
Real Madrid Teka
1993–94
Details
Spain
7up Joventut
59–57 Greece
Olympiacos
Greece
Panathinaikos
Spain
FC Barcelona Banca Catalana
1994–95
Details
Spain
Real Madrid Teka
73–61 Greece
Olympiacos
Greece
Panathinaikos
France
Limoges CSP
1995–96
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
67–66 Spain
FC Barcelona Banca Catalana
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
Real Madrid Teka
1996–97
Details
Greece
Olympiacos
73–58 Spain
FC Barcelona Banca Catalana
Slovenia
Smelt Olimpija
France
ASVEL
1997–98
Details
Italy
Kinder Bologna
58–44 Greece
AEK
Italy
Benetton Treviso
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Partizan Zepter
1998–99
Details
Lithuania
Žalgiris
82–74 Italy
Kinder Bologna
Greece
Olympiacos
Italy
Teamsystem Bologna
1999–00
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
73–67 Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Turkey
Efes Pilsen
Spain
FC Barcelona
2000–01
Details
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
81–67 Greece
Panathinaikos
Turkey
Efes Pilsen
Russia
CSKA Moscow
2000–01
Details
Italy
Kinder Bologna
3–2
play-off
Spain
Tau Cerámica
Italy Paf Wennington Bologna and Greece AEK
2001–02
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
89–83 Italy
Kinder Bologna
Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv and Italy Benetton Treviso
2002–03
Details
Spain
FC Barcelona
76–65 Italy
Benetton Treviso
Italy
Montepaschi Siena
Russia
CSKA Moscow
2003–04
Details
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
118–74 Italy
Skipper Bologna
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Italy
Montepaschi Siena
2004–05
Details
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
90–78 Spain
Tau Cerámica
Greece
Panathinaikos
Russia
CSKA Moscow
2005–06
Details
Russia
CSKA Moscow
73–69 Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Spain
Tau Cerámica
Spain
Winterthur FC Barcelona
2006–07
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
93–91 Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
Unicaja
Spain
Tau Cerámica
2007–08
Details
Russia
CSKA Moscow
91–77 Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
Italy
Montepaschi Siena
Spain
Tau Cerámica
2008–09
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
73–71 Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
Regal FC Barcelona
Greece
Olympiacos
2009–10
Details
Spain
Regal FC Barcelona
86–68 Greece
Olympiacos
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Serbia
Partizan
2010–11
Details
Greece
Panathinaikos
78–70 Israel
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
Italy
Montepaschi Siena
Spain
Real Madrid
2011–12
Details
Greece
Olympiacos
62–61 Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
FC Barcelona Regal
Greece
Panathinaikos
2012–13
Details
Greece
Olympiacos
100–88 Spain
Real Madrid
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
FC Barcelona Regal
2013–14
Details
Israel
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
98–86 (OT) Spain
Real Madrid
Spain
FC Barcelona
Russia
CSKA Moscow
2014–15
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
78–59 Greece
Olympiacos
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Turkey
Fenerbahçe Ülker
2015–16
Details
Russia
CSKA Moscow
101–96 (OT) Turkey
Fenerbahçe
Russia
Lokomotiv Kuban
Spain
Laboral Kutxa
2016–17
Details
Turkey
Fenerbahçe
80–64 Greece
Olympiacos
Russia
CSKA Moscow
Spain
Real Madrid
2017–18
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
85–80 Turkey
Fenerbahçe Doğuş
Lithuania
Žalgiris
Russia
CSKA Moscow
2018–19
Details
Russia
CSKA Moscow
91–83 Turkey
Anadolu Efes
Spain
Real Madrid
Turkey
Fenerbahçe Beko
2019–20
Details
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21
Details
Turkey
Anadolu Efes
86–81 Spain
FC Barcelona
Italy
AX Armani Exchange Milan
Russia
CSKA Moscow
2021–22
Details
Turkey
Anadolu Efes
58–57 Spain
Real Madrid
Spain
FC Barcelona
Greece
Olympiacos
2022–23
Details
Spain
Real Madrid
79–78 Greece
Olympiacos
France
Monaco
Spain
FC Barcelona

Team statistics

Titles by club

Further information: FIBA European Champions Cup and EuroLeague records and statistics

Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion years
1 Spain Real Madrid 11 9 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1994–95, 2014–15, 2017–18, 2022–23
2 Soviet Union Russia CSKA Moscow 8 6 1960–61, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1970–71, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2015–16, 2018–19
3 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 9 1976–77, 1980–81, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2013–14
4 Greece Panathinaikos 6 1 1995–96, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11
5 Italy Varese 5 5 1969–70, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76
6 Greece Olympiacos 3 6 1996–97, 2011–12, 2012–13
7 Italy Olimpia Milano 3 2 1965–66, 1986–87, 1987–88
8 Soviet Union Rīgas ASK 3 1 1958, 1958–59, 1959–60
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Split 3 1 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91
10 Spain Barcelona 2 6 2002–03, 2009–10
11 Italy Virtus Bologna 2 3 1997–98, 2000–01
12 Turkey Anadolu Efes 2 1 2020–21, 2021–22
13 Italy Cantù 2 1981–82, 1982–83
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Cibona 2 1984–85, 1985–86
15 Turkey Fenerbahçe 1 2 2016–17
16 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi 1 1 1961–62
Spain Joventut Badalona 1 1 1993–94
Soviet Union Lithuania Žalgiris 1 1 1998–99
19 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bosna 1 1978–79
Italy Virtus Roma 1 1983–84
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan 1 1991–92
France Limoges CSP 1 1992–93
23 Bulgaria Academic 2
Czechoslovakia Brno 2
Italy Treviso 2
Spain Baskonia 2
27 Czechoslovakia USK Praha 1
Greece AEK 1
Italy Fortitudo Bologna 1

Titles by nation

Rank Country Club Titles Runners-up
1. Spain Spain Real Madrid 11 9
FC Barcelona 2 6
Joventut Badalona 1 1
Baskonia 2
4 clubs 14 18
2. Italy Italy
Varese 5 5
Olimpia Milano 3 2
Virtus Bologna 2 3
Cantù 2
Virtus Roma 1
Treviso 2
Fortitudo Bologna 1
7 clubs 13 13
3. Greece Greece Panathinaikos 6 1
Olympiacos 3 6
AEK 1
3 clubs 9 8
4. Soviet Union Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 4 3
Rīgas ASK 3 1
Dinamo Tbilisi 1 1
Žalgiris 1
4 clubs 8 6
5. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Split 3 1
Cibona 2
Bosna 1
Partizan 1
4 clubs 7 1
6. Israel Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 9
7. Russia Russia CSKA Moscow 4 3
8. Turkey Turkey Anadolu Efes 2 1
Fenerbahçe 1 2
2 clubs 3 3
9. France France Limoges CSP 1
Lithuania Lithuania Žalgiris 1
11. Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia Brno 2
USK Praha 1
2 clubs 0 3
12. Bulgaria Bulgaria Academic 2

Records

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See also: EuroLeague records

EuroLeague awards

Main article: Euroleague Awards

Statistical leaders

Main article: EuroLeague individual statistics

All-time leaders

Main article: EuroLeague career stats leaders since the 2000–01 season

Since the beginning of the 2000–01 season (Euroleague Basketball era):

Average Accumulated
Games Played - United States Kyle Hines 402
Games Started - Greece Kostas Papanikolaou 288
Minutes Played United States Anthony Parker 35:00 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis 9379:14
Points United States Alphonso Ford 22.22 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis 4455
Rebounds United States Joseph Blair 10.05 Lithuania Paulius Jankūnas 2010
Assists Greece Nick Calathes 5.9 Greece Nick Calathes 1926
Steals Argentina Manu Ginóbili 2.73 Greece Dimitris Diamantidis 434
Blocks Ukraine Grigorij Khizhnyak 3.19 Cape Verde Edy Tavares 387
Index Rating United States Anthony Parker 21.41 France Nando de Colo 4889
Assist-Turnover ratio Czech Republic Tomáš Satoranský 297.22% -
Free Τhrows Greece Panagiotis Liadelis 6.74 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis 1131
Free Τhrows % France Nando de Colo 93.97% -
Free Τhrows Attempted Greece Panagiotis Liadelis 7.71 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis 1451
2-Pointers Latvia Kaspars Kambala 6.55 United States Kyle Hines 1194
2-Pointers % Cape Verde Edy Tavares 73.15% -
2-Pointers Attempted United States Alphonso Ford 12.02 Greece Georgios Printezis 2200
3-Pointers United States Justin Dentmon 2.88 Spain Juan Carlos Navarro 623
3-Pointers % Croatia Fran Pilepić 50.45% -
3-Pointers Attempted Russia Alexey Shved 7.34 Spain Juan Carlos Navarro 1669
Field Goals United States Alphonso Ford 8.11 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis 1403
Field Goals % Cape Verde Edy Tavares 72.98% -
Field Goals Attempted United States Alphonso Ford 16.09 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis 3402
True Shooting % Cape Verde Edy Tavares 68.69% -
Double doubles - Turkey Mirsad Türkcan 50
Triple doubles - Croatia Nikola Vujčić 2
Fouls Drawn Serbia Dragan Lukovski 6.04 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis 1583
Fouls Committed United States Italy Shaun Stonerook 3.73 Lithuania Paulius Jankunas 998
Blocks Against Latvia Kaspars Kambala 0.81 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis 231
Turnovers United States Will Solomon 3.13 Greece Vassilis Spanoulis 1087

Individual performances

Main article: EuroLeague individual highs

EuroLeague versus NBA games

Main article: EuroLeague versus NBA games

Attendances

Season averages

All averages include playoffs and Final Four games.

Season Total gate Games Average Change High avg. Team Low avg. Team
2008–09 1,263,578 188 6,721 11,770 Greece Panathinaikos 2,460 Greece Panionios On Telecoms
2009–10 1,182,046 186 6,355 –5.4% 11,188 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 1,440 Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker
2010–11 1,383,449 185 7,478 +17.7% 13,926 Turkey Fenerbahçe Ülker 3,180 Russia Khimki
2011–12 1,305,215 178 7,333 –1.9% 13,107 Lithuania Žalgiris 3,283 Poland Asseco Prokom
2012–13 1,867,145 253 7,366 +0.5% 13,425 Lithuania Žalgiris 3,110 Poland Asseco Prokom
2013–14 2,063,600 248 8,130 +10.4% 12,578 Serbia Partizan NIS 3,960 Ukraine Budivelnyk
2014–15 2,013,305 251 8,184 +0.1% 14,483 Serbia Crvena Zvezda Telekom 1,949 Poland PGE Turów
2015–16 1,832,920 250 7,332 –10.4% 11,060 Israel Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv 2,809 Russia Khimki
2016–17 2,194,238 259 8,472 +5.4% 11,633 Spain Baskonia 3,734 Russia UNICS
2017–18 2,282,297 260 8,780 +3.6% 13,560 Lithuania Žalgiris 3,900 Turkey Anadolu Efes
2018–19 2,153,445 260 8,282 –6.0% 14,808 Lithuania Žalgiris 2,691 Turkey Darüşşafaka Tekfen
2019–20 2,138,504 222[a] 8,588 +3.7% 14,221 Lithuania Žalgiris 4,299 Russia Zenit
  1. ^ Season was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Four games, for different reasons, were played under closed doors and are not included in this table.

Historic average attendances

This list shows the averages attendances of each team since the 16-team regular season was established in 2016. All averages include playoffs games.

Season ALB EFS ASV BAM BAR BKN BAY BUD CZV CSK DSK FNB GAL GCA KHI MTA MGA MON MIL OLY PAO PAR RMA UNK VAL VIR ZAL ZEN
2016–17 5,320 6,415 4,931 11,633 9,818 8,293 4,677 11,219 4,806 10,888 9,483 9,360 11,172 10,312 3,734 11,418
2017–18 3,900 6,188 5,679 11,351 6,277 8,211 11,566 6,022 10,731 7,272 7,472 8,913 13,005 10,030 6,753 13,560
2018–19 8,247 5,793 11,138 4,349 4,792 7,198 2,691 10,737 4,823 5,502 10,522 8,493 8,203 12,530 9,792 14,808
2019–20 9,930 13,113 5,326 5,977 10,661 4,688 11,744 7,050 9,862 5,189 10,038 8,491 7,287 9,858 9,649 7,433 14,221 4,299
2020–21 Season played under closed doors or limited attendance.
2021–22 3,825 11,876 4,237 5,174 6,885 2,673 6,042 5,545 8,429 3,536 4,893 7,037 3,883 5,943 7,630
2022–23 8,820 13,126 5,301 6,353 8,898 5,549 7,085 10,465 10,400 4,392 9,270 10,449 6,173 17,938 8,128 6,064 6,169 14,839

Individual game highest attendance

[citation needed]

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Arena Date Ref
1 Serbia Partizan 63–56 Greece Panathinaikos 22,567 Belgrade Arena 5 March 2009 [1] Archived 22 July 2020 at the Wayback Machine
2 Serbia Partizan 76–67 Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 21,367 Belgrade Arena 1 April 2010 [2] Archived 5 August 2020 at the Wayback Machine
3 Serbia Partizan 56–67 Russia CSKA Moscow 21,352 Belgrade Arena 31 March 2009 [3] Archived 31 July 2020 at the Wayback Machine

Note: Match between Panathinaikos and Barcelona on 18 April 2013, at OAKA Sports Center, was supposedly watched by about 30,000 spectators.[47] However, it is not included in the table as the official data is 18,300.[48]

As of 4/4/2023 Partizan holds 10 games in top 10 most attended games.[citation needed]

Media coverage

Main article: List of EuroLeague broadcasters

The EuroLeague season is broadcast on television, and can be seen in up to 201 countries and territories.[49] It can be seen by up to 245 million (800 million via satellite) households weekly in China.[50]

It was also televised in the United States and Canada on NBA TV and available online through ESPN3 (in English) and ESPN Deportes (in Spanish) until 2017–18 season. From 2018 to 2019 season, the coverage moved to FloSports,[51] before moving back to the ESPN family of networks in 2023, just in time for the playoffs.[52]

The EuroLeague Final Four is broadcast on television in up to 213 countries and territories.[53] The EuroLeague also has its own internet pay TV service, called EuroLeague TV.

Sponsors

Title sponsor
Premium partners

Source:[54][55][56][57][58][59]

See also

Men's competitions
Women's competitions

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