1977–78 FIBA European Champions Cup

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1977–78 FIBA European Champions Cup
LeagueFIBA European Champions Cup
SportBasketball
Final
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid
  Runners-upItaly Mobilgirgi Varese
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1977–78 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 21st season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Olympiahalle, in Munich, West Germany, on April 6, 1978. Real Madrid defeated Mobilgirgi Varese, by a result of 75–67; both teams qualified for 1978 FIBA Intercontinental Cup.

Competition system[edit]

  • 19 teams total (European national domestic league champions, plus the then current title holders), playing in a tournament system. 18 teams (domestic champions) entered a Quarterfinals group stage, divided into five groups and played a round-robin. The final standing was based on individual wins and defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was used to decide the final classification: 1) number of wins in one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average between the teams; 3) general basket average within the group
  • The 5 group winners of the quarterfinals group stage, together with the title holders, advanced to the semifinals group stage, which was played as a single group under the same round-robin rules.
  • The group winner and the runner-up of the semifinal group stage qualified for the final, which was played at a predetermined venue.

Quarterfinals group stage[edit]

Key to colors
     Top place in each group advance to semifinal group stage

Group A[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Italy Mobilgirgi Varese 4 8 4 0 388 322 +66
2. Romania Dinamo București 4 6 2 2 364 345 +19
3. Switzerland Federale 4 4 0 4 349 434 -85

Group B[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Spain Real Madrid 6 12 6 0 703 436 +267
2. West Germany TuS 04 Leverkusen 6 10 4 2 561 537 +24
3. Luxembourg T71 Dudelange 6 7 1 5 433 552 -119
4. Portugal Ginásio Figueirense 6 7 1 5 454 626 -172

Group C[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. France ASVEL 4 7 3 1 376 299 +77
2. Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 4 7 3 1 317 331 -14
3. England Sutton & Crystal Palace 4 4 0 4 319 382 -63

Group D[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Sweden Alvik 6 10 4 2 541 539 +2
2. Czechoslovakia Zbrojovka Brno 6 10 4 2 585 557 +28
3. Turkey Eczacıbaşı 6 9 3 3 504 511 -7
4. Austria Shopping Centre Wien 6 7 1 5 573 596 -23

Group E[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika 6 11 5 1 579 520 +59
2. Greece Panathinaikos 6 11 5 1 528 511 +17
3. Hungary Honvéd 6 7 1 5 543 576 -33
4. Poland Śląsk Wrocław 6 7 1 5 508 551 -43
Automatically qualified to the semifinals group stage

Semifinals group stage[edit]

Key to colors
     Top two places in the group advance to Final. Qualified for 1978 FIBA Intercontinental Cup.
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Spain Real Madrid 10 17 7 3 1017 874 +133
2. Italy Mobilgirgi Varese 10 16 6 4 896 852 +44
3. France ASVEL 10 15 5 5 914 902 +12
4. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 10 15 5 5 904 898 +6
5. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika 10 15 5 5 899 962 -63
6. Sweden Alvik 10 12 2 8 879 1021 -142

Final[edit]

April 6, Olympiahalle, Munich

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Real Madrid Spain 75–67 Italy Mobilgirgi Varese
1977–78 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Spain
Real Madrid
6th Title

Awards[edit]

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer[edit]

References[edit]

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