FIBA Saporta Cup

The European Cup Winners' Cup was a basketball competition was held 1967-2002 under the auspices of FIBA.

Plan was open to cup winners of the national associations of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball. The European Cup Winners' Cup was in existence as the second most important continental title after the European Champions Cup and before the Korac Cup.

After the ULEB in 2002 introduced the Eurocup, presented the FIBA Europe the Cup Winners' Cup a.


1967-1991 ( European Cup winners )

When the FIBA in 1958 introduced a European competition for the masters of the various European leagues and the great popularity at the club, was part of other clubs, athletic not had the chance to qualify for the national champion trophy, soon wants to have another continental competition expressed.

The FIBA responded to the demands of first reluctant, because they felt themselves as representatives of associations and not the clubs. In 1966, the desire of the clubs was finally fulfilled and the European Cup Winners' Cup celebrated in the season 1966/67, its premiere. Henceforth came into this competition the Cup Winners' Cup the respective European cup competitions against each other.

The tournament was dominated initially by Italian, Yugoslav and Soviet teams. 11 of the first 17 discharged seasons were won by Italian teams, including the Cup went alone four times to Pallacanestro Cantu and three times at Olimpia Milano, which both competed at that time under sponsors name. In the 80s, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona ensured for a Spanish dominance.

1992-1996 ( European Cup )

From the 1991/92 season and non- trophy winners took part in the competition. Although eligible to participate at the beginning of the season were still only the respective European Cup Winners Cup competitions, but were allowed to clubs that were eliminated in the first round of the FIBA European Championship, also take part in the competition, which was renamed for this reason in the European Cup. In this era dominated Spanish and Greek teams the tournament.

1997-1998 ( Eurocup )

A further modification of the competition was the 1996/97 season, as the Fiba - the renamed the tournament in Eurocup - two or more clubs per country zulies.

1999-2002 ( Saporta Cup)

In honor of Raimundo Saporta, who was one of the most responsible for the founding of the Spanish Basketball League and the European Champions Cup, and in 1997 died, named the FIBA Eurocup for the 1998/99 season in the Saporta Cup to.

After several top European clubs prefer participated in the ULEB competitions already in the 2000 /01 season, where as FIBA, FIBA also the Saporta Cup gave the Suproleague on. Since then, the ULEB Eurocup has assumed the position as the second most important European Cup in basketball.


From the foundation to the setting was the tournament behind the European Champions Cup and before the Korac Cup is the second most important at European level. It lost just before the setting, however, important as FIBA and ULEB fought out each one European Cup ( Suproleague and Euro League).

Title holders

1967-1991: European Cup Winners' Cup

1992-1996: European Cup

1997-1998: Eurocup

1999-2002: Saporta Cup

Title by Teams

  • 4 tracks: Real Madrid ( Spain )
  • Pallacanestro Cantù (Italy Italy)
  • Olimpia Milano (Italy Italy)
  • FC Barcelona ( Spain )
  • Pallacanestro Varese (Italy Italy)
  • Benetton Treviso (Italy Italy)
  • BK Spartak Saint Petersburg ( USSR 1955 Soviet Union / Russia Russia)
  • Cibona Zagreb (Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia / Croatia )
  • AEK Athens ( Greece )
  • Taugrés Vitoria ( Spain )
  • Slavia Prague (Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia)
  • Fides Partenope (Italy Italy)
  • KK Red Star Belgrade (Yugoslavia Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia / Serbia Serbia)
  • Scavolini Pesaro ( Italy Italy)
  • CSP Limoges ( France )
  • Virtus Bologna ( Italy Italy)
  • PAOK Salonika ( Greece )
  • Aris Thessaloniki ( Greece )
  • KK Union Olimpija Ljubljana ( Slovenia )
  • Zalgiris Kaunas ( Lithuania Lithuania)
  • Marousi Athens ( Greece )
  • Mens Sana Basket Siena ( Italy Italy)