1959–60 FIBA European Champions Cup

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1959–60 FIBA European Champions Cup
League FIBA European Champions Cup
Sport Basketball
Finals
Champions Soviet Union Rīgas ASK
  Runners-up Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1959–60 FIBA European Champions Cup was third season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). It was won by Rīgas ASK for the third straight time, an accomplishment only achieved again by Jugoplastika in the late 1980s, in 19891991. In the EuroLeague Finals, Riga defeated the Soviet Union League club, Dinamo Tbilisi, in both final games (51–61 & 62–69). Riga defeated Slovan Orbis Prague in the semifinals, and AŠK Olimpija in the quarterfinals.

Competition system[edit]

21 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[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Marocaine Morocco 95–92 Portugal Coimbra 54–48 41–44
PAOK Greece 121–159 Romania Steaua Bucureşti 61–80 60–79
Wissenschaft East Germany 125–188 Finland Pantterit 88–84 66–78
Italy 0–4* Austria Union Babenberg 0-2 0-2
USC Heidelberg West Germany 90–113 Switzerland Urania Genève Sport 46-55 44-58
Rou'de Le'w Kayl Luxembourg 92–137 France Chorale Mulsant 47-60 45-77
Fenerbahçe Turkey 4–0** Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 2-0 2-0

*Originally, the Champion of the Italian League was drawn to play against the Austrian champion, but the former was Simmenthal Milano, who was banned in European competition. Since the Italian Federation refused to name another entrant in Champions Cup, Union Babenberg received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

**Maccabi Tel Aviv withdrew before the competition due to internal problems and Fenerbahçe received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

Second round[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Union Babenberg Austria 134–184 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija 83–84 51–100
Fenerbahçe Turkey 116–139 Bulgaria Academic 61-69 55-70
Marocaine Morocco 126–180 Spain FC Barcelona 65–82 61–98
Pantterit Finland 162–184 Poland Polonia Warszawa 84–88 78–96
Urania Genève Sport Switzerland 128–148 Czechoslovakia Slovan Orbis Praha 54–62 74–80
Chorale Mulsant France 115–109 Belgium Antwerpse 54-53 61-56
Steaua Bucureşti Romania 155–173 Soviet Union Dinamo Tbilisi 87–83 68–90
Automatically qualified to the quarter finals

Quarterfinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union 145–136 Bulgaria Academic 76–64 69–72
FC Barcelona Spain 105–114 Poland Polonia Warszawa 64–65 41–49
AŠK Olimpija Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 142–174 Soviet Union Rīgas ASK 79–95 63–79
Chorale Mulsant France 120–124 Czechoslovakia Slovan Orbis Praha 68-59 52-65

Semifinals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union 152–126 Poland Polonia Warszawa 88–65 64–61
Rīgas ASK Soviet Union 151–114 Czechoslovakia Slovan Orbis Praha 82-55 69-59

Finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Dinamo Tbilisi Soviet Union 113–130 Soviet Union Rīgas ASK 51–61 62–69

1st leg: Vere_Park, Tbilisi, 10 May 1960[1]

Vere Park during that Final

2nd leg: Daugava Stadion, Rīga, 15 May 1960;Attendance:17,000[1]

1959–60 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Soviet Union
Rīgas ASK
3rd Title

Awards[edit]

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer[edit]

References[edit]

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