1960–61 FIBA European Champions Cup

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FIBA European Champions Cup
Tournament information
Sport Basketball
Dates 29 November, 1960–8 June, 1961
Participants 24
Final positions
Champions Soviet Union Rīgas ASK
Tournament statistics
Matches played 44

The 1960–61 FIBA European Champions Cup was the fourth season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup. It was won by Rīgas ASK for the second time, after they defeated Real Madrid. For the first time, only one finals game was played, on a neutral court, due to the unstable political situation at the time.

First Round[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Polonia Warzsawa Poland 147-142 East Germany Halle 75-74 72-68
Union Babenberg Austria 111-142 Turkey Darüşşafaka 55-72 56-70
Coimbra Portugal 119-137 Greece Olympiakos 60-69 59-68
Hapoel Tel-Aviv Israel 158-123 Luxembourg Sparta Bertrange 80-66 78-57
Etoile Charleville-Mézières France 120-149 Bulgaria Academic Sofia 58-75 62-74
Pantterit Finland 136-117 Sweden KFUM Söder 70-53 66-64
CCA București Romania 149-141 Czechoslovakia Spartak Praha 77-75 72-66
Urania Genève Sport Switzerland 121-125 West Germany Bayern Munich 60-61 61-64
CS Casablancais Morocco 99-116 Netherlands The Wolves Amsterdam 55-59 44-57

Second Round[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Pantterit Finland 120-161 Greece Olympiakos 60-86 60-75
Hapoel Tel-Aviv Israel 140-144 Romania CCA București 69-71 71-73
Royal IV Brussels Belgium 80-801 Bulgaria Academic Sofia 78-80 2-01
Virtus Bologna Italy 183-117 Netherlands The Wolves Amsterdam 94-59 89-58
Polonia Warzsawa Poland 157-150 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia AŠK Olimpija 76-78 81-72
Real Madrid Spain 153-137 Turkey Darüşşafaka 78-70 75-67
Bayern Munich West Germany 125-151 Soviet Union Rīgas ASK 63-71 62-80

1The second leg was cancelled after the Bulgarian police refused to guarantee the safety of the Belgian team, whose members received serious threats upon arrival to Belgrade, as a result of the mysterious death of Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of Congo, on February 11, 1961. The Soviet government, an ally to Lumumba, blamed the Belgian secret service as the instigator of his murder in the former Belgian colony, and this translated into several riots in the communist countries against the Belgian interests. Since the second leg could not be played, Antwerpse received a 2–0 w.o. in this game and qualified for the next round

Quarters-finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Budpest Honvéd Hungary 162-164 Romania CCA București 80-83 82-81
Real Madrid Spain 155-151 Greece Olympiakos 74-77 81-74
Rīgas ASK Soviet Union 165-141 Italy Virtus Bologna 88-70 77-71
Polonia Warzsawa Poland 156-131 Belgium Royal IV Brussels 79-69 77-62

Semis-finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid Spain 177-148 Romania CCA București 92-77 85-71
Polonia Warzsawa Poland 136-157 Soviet Union Rīgas ASK 68-78 68-79

Finals[edit | edit source]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Rīgas ASK Soviet Union 77-76 Spain Real Madrid

Awards[edit | edit source]

FIBA European Champions Cup Finlas Top Scorer:

External Links[edit | edit source]

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