2010–11 Euroleague

The 2010/11 season was the 11th season of the ULEB Euro League ( officially Turkish Airlines Euro League), the most important club competition in European basketball. Qualifying began on 21 September 2010 and ended on 10 October of the same year, the main round began on 18 October 2010 and ended with the Final Four from 6th to 8th May 2011 at the Palau Sant Jordi Barcelona. Originally, the Palasport Olimpico in Turin should be the venue for the Final Four, but the newly elected regional government of Piedmont canceled the event.

  • 4.1 Preliminary 4.1.1 Group A
  • 4.1.2 Group B
  • 4.1.3 Group C
  • 4.1.4 Group D
  • 4.2.1 Group E
  • 4.2.2 Group F
  • 4.2.3 Group G
  • 4.2.4 Group H
  • 4.4.1 Semi-finals
  • 4.4.2 3rd place match
  • 4.4.3 final
  • 5.1 MVP of the Euro League season
  • 5.2 Final Four MVP
  • 5.3 All Euro League First Team
  • 5.4 All Euro League Second Team
  • 5.5 Best Defender
  • 5.6 Rising Star Trophy
  • 5.7 Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy


22 Of the 24 participating in the Euro League teams were qualified directly for the group stage, two more prevailed in an additional qualifying round. 13 directly qualified teams were in possession of a longer awarded A license, eight teams qualified through their placement in national or supranational leagues in the preseason and were limited to the 2010/11 season B license. About winning the Euro Cup in the previous year, a further limited to those season C license was awarded. For the qualifying round, 16 places were awarded, but one of which remained vacant. 13 of these starting positions were again awarded on the placement in national or supranational leagues in the preseason, the remaining three due to the award of a wildcard. In qualifying retired clubs took part in the Eurocup 2010/11.

The 24 teams were divided into four groups of six teams, each team one home and away game contests against any other team. The top four teams from each group were allocated into four groups in the second group phase, in which also one home and away game denies any team against any other team. The seedings for the draw for the second group stage corresponded to the rankings in the first round, with teams from the same preliminary round group can not meet each other again. The top ranked two teams in the second group stage qualify for the knockout stage, which was played in the best- of-five - mode. The asserts itself teams qualified for the Final Four tournament at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, ​​where the semi-final and final matches and the game were played for third place. These games are simple all-in - games.

Participants in the main round

1: Previous year placement in the national leagues 2: Qualified as winner of Euro League season 2009/10 3: Qualifies as a winner of the Euro Cup of the season 2009/10 4: Rankings are based on the resolution after the 2009/10 season's Super League Russia. 5: Qualified by the placement in the Adriatic Basketball Association


Introduced to the previous season qualification phase has been extended by one more round, so each one club from Montenegro, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and Ukraine since the founding of the competition had the chance to participate in the Euro League main round for the first time. A total of 15 teams from 12 countries entered the competition at two places in the main round. GS Marousi, which had prevailed in the previous year in qualifying, and then reached the second round of the best 16 teams, was deprived of his eligibility to play before the qualifiers.

First qualifying round

21 -24. September 2010

Second qualifying round

September 28 -1. October 2010

Third qualifying round

5.-10. October 2010

Main Round

Preliminary round

Group A

Group B

Group C

Group D

Second round

Group E

Group F

Group G

Group H


In one mode, " Best-of -Five", the remaining eight teams competed in four team matches against each other. The group winners from the second phase enjoyed attend a possibly needed fifth playoff home advantage. The four teams that decided these duels for themselves, qualified for the Final Four tournament.

Final Four

In a tournament, which was held between the 6th and 8th May 2011, were ever two teams in the semi-finals against each other. The winners qualified for the finals which shows the winner of the ULEB Euro League.


The semi-final matches found on May 6, 2011 in the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.

3rd Place Match

The 3rd place match took place on May 7.


The ULEB Euro League Final took place on May 8, 2011 in the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.


MVP of the Euro League season

  • Greece Dimitrios Diamantidis (Panathinaikos Athens )

Final Four MVP

  • Greece Dimitrios Diamantidis (Panathinaikos Athens )

All Euro League First Team

  • Greece Dimitrios Diamantidis (Panathinaikos Athens )
  • Spain Juan Carlos Navarro (FC Barcelona)
  • Spain Fernando San Emeterio ( Caja Laboral )
  • United States Michael Batiste (Panathinaikos Athens )
  • Greece Sofoklis Schortsanitis ( Maccabi Tel Aviv)

All Euro League Second Team

  • United States Jeremy Pargo ( Maccabi Tel Aviv)
  • Spain Sergio Llull (Real Madrid)
  • Greece Vasilios Spanoulis ( Olympiakos Piraeus)
  • Serbia Dusko Savanović (Power Electronics Valencia)
  • Lithuania Kšyštof Lavrinovic ( Montepaschi Siena)

Best defender

  • Greece Dimitrios Diamantidis (Panathinaikos Athens )

Rising Star Trophy

  • Nikola Mirotic Spain (Real Madrid)

Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy

  • Serbia Igor Rakočević ( Efes Pilsen Istanbul)

Media coverage

Sport1 passed all parts of the Brose Baskets, the Final Four and some other meetings live on the pay- TV channel Sport 1 . Three preliminary round games (November 25, 2010, compared Virtus Rome, December 2, 2010 Olympiakos Piraeus 15 December, 2010 against Real Madrid) were also seen on free TV.