EuroLeague


The EuroLeague, known as the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for sponsorship reasons, is the top-tier European professional basketball club competition, organized by Euroleague Basketball since 2000.

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague
FoundedFIBA era
14 December 1957; 63 years ago (1957-12-14)[1]
Euroleague Basketball era
9 June 2000; 21 years ago (2000-06-09)[2]
First seasonFIBA era
1958
Euroleague Basketball era
2000–01
RegionEurope
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams18
Current champions Anadolu Efes
(1st title)
Most championships Real Madrid
(10 titles)
TV partnersList of broadcasters
Websiteeuroleague.net
2021–22 EuroLeague

Introduced in 2000, the competition replaced the FIBA EuroLeague (which was previously called the FIBA European Champions Cup, or simply the European Cup), which had been run by FIBA since 1958. The FIBA European Champions Cup and the EuroLeague are considered to be the same competition, with the change of name being simply a re-branding.

The EuroLeague is one of the most popular indoor sports leagues in the world, with an average attendance of 8,780 for league matches in the 2017–18 season. That was the fifth-highest of any professional indoor sports league in the world (the highest outside the United States), and the second-highest of any professional basketball league in the world, only behind the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The EuroLeague title has been won by 21 clubs, 13 of which have won the title more than once. The most successful club in the competition is Real Madrid, with ten titles. The current champions are Anadolu Efes, who defeated FC Barcelona in the 2021 final, winning the club's first title.

History


The FIBA European Champions Cup was originally established by FIBA and it operated under its umbrella from 1958 until the summer of 2000, concluding with the 1999–00 season. Euroleague Basketball was created after the end of the FIBA European Champions Cup.

Euroleague Trophy

FIBA had previously used the EuroLeague name for the competition since 1996 but had never trademarked the name. As FIBA had no legal recourse on the usage of the name, it started a new league named the FIBA SuproLeague. The following 2000–2001 season started with two top European professional club basketball competitions: FIBA SuproLeague (renamed from FIBA EuroLeague) and Euroleague.

Top clubs were split between the two leagues: Panathinaikos, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv, CSKA Moscow and Efes Pilsen stayed with FIBA, while Olympiacos, Kinder Bologna, Real Madrid Teka, FC Barcelona, Paf Wennington Bologna, Žalgiris Kaunas, Benetton Treviso, AEK and Tau Cerámica joined Euroleague Basketball.

In May 2001, Europe had two continental champions, Maccabi of the FIBA SuproLeague and Kinder Bologna of the Euroleague. Both organizations realized the need to come up with a unified competition and Euroleague Basketball negotiated terms and dictated proceedings which FIBA agreed to their terms. As a result, European club competition was fully integrated under Euroleague Basketball's umbrella and teams that competed in the FIBA SuproLeague during the 2000–01 season joined it as well.

The authority in European professional basketball was divided over club-country lines. FIBA stayed in charge of national team competitions (like the FIBA EuroBasket, the FIBA World Cup, and the Summer Olympics), while Euroleague Basketball took over the European professional club competitions. From that point on, FIBA's Korać Cup and Saporta Cup competitions lasted one more season and then Euroleague Basketball launched the ULEB Cup, now known as the EuroCup.

League era

In November 2015, Euroleague Basketball and IMG agreed on 10-year joint venture. Both Euroleague Basketball and IMG will manage the commercial operation, and the management of all global rights covering both media and marketing.[3] The deal was worth €630 million guaranteed over 10 years, with projected revenues reaching €900 million.[4] Along with the deal the league changed into a true league format, with 16 teams playing each other team in the regular season followed by the playoffs. The A-licensed club were assured of participation for the following ten years in the new format. After the new format of the EuroLeague and FIBA implementing national team windows, a conflict between the two organizations emerged. EuroLeague has been criticised by FIBA as well as several national federations for creating a 'closed league' and ignoring the principle of meritocracy. In July 2019, EuroLeague announced that from the 2019–20 season there will be no direct assess to the league through domestic leagues anymore.[5]

Title sponsorship

On 26 July 2010, Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball announced a €15 million strategic agreement to sponsor the top European basketball competition across the globe. According to the agreement, starting with the 2010–11 season, the top European competition would be named Turkish Airlines Euroleague Basketball. Similarly, the EuroLeague Final Four would be named the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four, whereby the new league title would appear in all media accordingly. This title partnership was set to run for five seasons, with the option of extending it to an additional five.[6][7] On 23 October 2013, Turkish Airlines and Euroleague Basketball agreed to extend their partnership, up until 2020.[8]

Names of the competition

A EuroLeague game, in 2018.
  • FIBA era: (1958–2001)
    • FIBA European Champions Cup: (1958–1991)
    • FIBA European League ("FIBA Euro League"): (1991–1996)
    • FIBA EuroLeague: (1996–2000)[9]
    • FIBA SuproLeague: (2000–2001)
  • Euroleague Basketball era: (2000–present)
    • Euroleague: (2000–2016)
    • EuroLeague: (2016–present)

*There were two competitions during the 2000–01 season. The SuproLeague, which was organized by FIBA, and the Euroleague, which was organized by Euroleague Basketball.

Competition systems


Tournament systems

The EuroLeague operated under a tournament system, from its inaugural 1958 season, through the 2015–16 season.

  • FIBA European Champions Cup (1958 to 1986–87): The champions of European national domestic leagues, and the then current European Champions Cup title holders (except for the 1986–87 season), competing against each other, played in a tournament system. The league culminated with either a single game final, or a 2-game aggregate score finals (3 games if needed to break a tie).
  • FIBA European Champions Cup (1987–88 to 1990–91): The champions of European national domestic leagues, competing against each other, played in a tournament system. The league culminated with a Final Four.
  • FIBA European League (1991–92 to 1995–96): The champions of the European national domestic leagues, the then current European League title holders, along with some of the other biggest teams from the most important national domestic leagues, played in a tournament system. The league culminated with a Final Four.
  • FIBA EuroLeague (1996–97 to 1999–00): The champions of the best European national domestic leagues, along with some of the other biggest teams from the most important national domestic leagues, played in a tournament system. The league culminated with a Final Four.
  • *Euroleague (2000–01): Some of the European national domestic league champions, and some of the runners-up from various national domestic leagues, played in a tournament system. The league culminated with a best of 5 playoff finals.
  • *FIBA SuproLeague (2000–01): Some of the European national domestic league champions, and some of the runners-up from various national domestic leagues, played in a tournament system. The league culminated with a Final Four.
  • Euroleague (2001–02 to 2015–16): The champions of the best European national domestic leagues, along with some of the other biggest teams from the most important national domestic leagues, played in a tournament system. The league culminated with a Final Four.

*There were two competitions during the 2000–01 season. The SuproLeague, which was organized by FIBA, and the Euroleague, which was organized by Euroleague Basketball.

League system

Starting with the 2016–17 season, the EuroLeague operates under a league format.

  • EuroLeague (2016–17 to present): The champions of the best European national domestic leagues, along with some of the other biggest teams from the most important national domestic leagues, playing in a true European-wide league system format. The league culminates with a Final Four.

Logos


Evolution of the EuroLeague logo
2000–2005 2005–2010 2010–2016 2016–present

Format


The setting of the 2014 EuroLeague Final Four, in Milan.

Starting with the 2016–17 season, the EuroLeague is made up of 18 teams, which each play every other team twice (once at home and once away) in a double round robin league regular season, for a total of 34 games played by each team.[citation needed]

The top 8 placed teams at the end of the regular season advance to playoffs, each playing a 5-game playoff series against a single opponent. The regular season standings are used to determine which teams play each other, and in each pairing the higher placed team has home-court advantage in the series, playing 3 of the 5 games at home. The winners of each of the four playoff series advance to the Final Four, held at a predetermined site. The Final Four features two semi-finals, a third place game, and the championship game, all on the same weekend.[citation needed]

Each team plays a maximum 41 games per season: 34 in the regular season, a maximum of 5 during the playoffs, and 2 in the Final Four.[citation needed]

Qualification

Currently, 11 out of the 18 EuroLeague places are held by licensed clubs that have long-term licenses with Euroleague Basketball, and are members of the Shareholders Executive Board. These eleven licensed clubs are currently:

       

The remaining 7 EuroLeague places are held by 5 associated clubs that have annual licences and 2 two-year wild cards. The five associated clubs are awarded through one place going to the winner of the previous season's 2nd-tier European competition, the EuroCup, with the other four places going to a combination of European national domestic league winners (ABA League, VTB United League, Basketball Bundesliga, Liga ACB).

Previous EuroLeague formats

European professional basketball club rankings

Arena standards

Effective as of the 2012–13 season, EuroLeague clubs with what was at the time an "A License" had to host their home EuroLeague games in arenas that have a seating capacity of at least 10,000 people. This same minimum 10,000-seat arena capacity rule, now currently applies to all EuroLeague clubs with a long-term license.

Previously, in 2008, the Euroleague Basketball had originally decided to increase the minimum arena seating requirement to 10,000, within four years time, to force EuroLeague clubs to move into and/or build bigger arenas. This was done in hopes of increasing revenues through more ticket sales. Conversely, associated clubs, must currently play in arenas that seat at least 5,000 people.

Current clubs


These are the teams that participate in the 2021–22 EuroLeague season:

Team Home city Arena Capacity
ALBA Berlin Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena 14,500[10]
Anadolu Efes Istanbul Sinan Erdem Dome 16,000[11]
A|X Armani Exchange Milan Milan Mediolanum Forum 12,700[12]
Barcelona Barcelona Palau Blaugrana 7,585[13]
Bayern Munich Munich Audi Dome 6,700[14]
Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade Aleksandar Nikolić Hall 8,000[15]
CSKA Moscow Moscow Megasport Arena 13,344[16]
Fenerbahçe Beko Istanbul Ülker Sports and Event Hall 13,059[17]
LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne Astroballe 5,556[18]
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv Tel Aviv Menora Mivtachim Arena 10,383[19]
Monaco Fontvieille Salle Gaston Médecin 3,700
Olympiacos Piraeus Peace and Friendship Stadium 11,640[20]
Panathinaikos Athens O.A.K.A. 18,989[21]
Real Madrid Madrid WiZink Center 15,000[22]
TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz Buesa Arena 15,504[23]
UNICS Kazan Basket-Hall Kazan 7,482
Žalgiris Kaunas Žalgirio Arena 15,415[24]
Zenit Saint Petersburg Saint Petersburg Sibur Arena 7,120[25]

Results


Year Finalists Semi-finalists
Champion Score Runner-up Third place Fourth place
1958
Details

Rīgas ASK
170–152
(86–81 / 71–84)

Academic
Real Madrid and Budapesti Honvéd
1958–59
Details

Rīgas ASK
148–125
(79–58 / 67–69)

Academic
Lech Poznań OKK Beograd
1959–60
Details

Rīgas ASK
130–113
(51–61 / 69–62)

Dinamo Tbilisi
Slovan Orbis Praha and Polonia Warszawa
1960–61
Details

CSKA Moscow
148–128
(87–62 / 66–61)

Rīgas ASK
CCA București and Real Madrid
1961–62
Details

Dinamo Tbilisi
90–83
Real Madrid
CSKA Moscow and AŠK Olimpija
1962–63
Details

CSKA Moscow
259–240
(86–69 / 91–74 / 99–80)

Real Madrid
Dinamo Tbilisi and Spartak ZJŠ Brno
1963–64
Details

Real Madrid
183–174
(110–99 / 84–64)

Spartak ZJŠ Brno
Simmenthal Milano and OKK Beograd
1964–65
Details

Real Madrid
157–150
(88–81 / 76–62)

CSKA Moscow
OKK Beograd and Ignis Varese
1965–66
Details

Simmenthal Milano
77–72
Slavia VŠ Praha

CSKA Moscow

AEK
1966–67
Details

Real Madrid
91–83
Simmenthal Milano

AŠK Olimpija

Slavia VŠ Praha
1967–68
Details

Real Madrid
98–95
Spartak ZJŠ Brno
Zadar and Simmenthal Milano
1968–69
Details

CSKA Moscow
103–99 (2 OT's)
Real Madrid
Spartak ZJŠ Brno and Standard Liège
1969–70
Details

Ignis Varese
79–74
CSKA Moscow
Real Madrid and Slavia VŠ Praha
1970–71
Details

CSKA Moscow
67–53
Ignis Varese
Slavia VŠ Praha and Real Madrid
1971–72
Details

Ignis Varese
70–69
Jugoplastika
Panathinaikos and Real Madrid
1972–73
Details

Ignis Varese
71–66
CSKA Moscow
Simmenthal Milano and Crvena zvezda
1973–74
Details

Real Madrid
84–82
Ignis Varese
Berck and Radnički Belgrade
1974–75
Details

Ignis Varese
79–66
Real Madrid
Berck and Zadar
1975–76
Details

Mobilgirgi Varese
81–74
Real Madrid
Birra Forst Cantù and ASVEL
1976–77
Details

Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
78–77
Mobilgirgi Varese

CSKA Moscow

Real Madrid
1977–78
Details

Real Madrid
75–67
Mobilgirgi Varese

ASVEL

Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
1978–79
Details

Bosna
75–67
Emerson Varese

Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

Real Madrid
1979–80
Details

Real Madrid
89–85
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

Bosna

Sinudyne Bologna
1980–81
Details

Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
80–79
Sinudyne Bologna

Nashua EBBC

Bosna
1981–82
Details

Squibb Cantù
86–80
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

Partizan

FC Barcelona
1982–83
Details

Ford Cantù
69–68
Billy Milano

Real Madrid

CSKA Moscow
1983–84
Details

Banco di Roma
79–73
FC Barcelona

Jollycolombani Cantù

Bosna
1984–85
Details

Cibona
87–78
Real Madrid

Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

CSKA Moscow
1985–86
Details

Cibona
94–82
Žalgiris

Simac Milano

Real Madrid
1986–87
Details

Tracer Milano
71–69
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

Orthez

Zadar
1987–88
Details

Tracer Milano
90–84
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

Partizan

Aris
1988–89
Details

Jugoplastika
75–69
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

Aris

FC Barcelona
1989–90
Details

Jugoplastika
72–67
FC Barcelona Banca Catalana

Limoges CSP

Aris
1990–91
Details

POP 84
70–65
FC Barcelona Banca Catalana

Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

Scavolini Pesaro
1991–92
Details

Partizan
71–70
Montigalà Joventut

Philips Milano

Estudiantes Argentaria
1992–93
Details

Limoges CSP
59–55
Benetton Treviso

PAOK

Real Madrid Teka
1993–94
Details

7up Joventut
59–57
Olympiacos

Panathinaikos

FC Barcelona Banca Catalana
1994–95
Details

Real Madrid Teka
73–61
Olympiacos

Panathinaikos

Limoges CSP
1995–96
Details

Panathinaikos
67–66
FC Barcelona Banca Catalana

CSKA Moscow

Real Madrid Teka
1996–97
Details

Olympiacos
73–58
FC Barcelona Banca Catalana

Smelt Olimpija

ASVEL
1997–98
Details

Kinder Bologna
58–44
AEK

Benetton Treviso

Partizan Zepter
1998–99
Details

Žalgiris
82–74
Kinder Bologna

Olympiacos

Teamsystem Bologna
1999–00
Details

Panathinaikos
73–67
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

Efes Pilsen

FC Barcelona
2000–01
Details

Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
81–67
Panathinaikos

Efes Pilsen

CSKA Moscow
2000–01
Details

Kinder Bologna
3–2
play-off

Tau Cerámica
Paf Wennington Bologna and AEK
2001–02
Details

Panathinaikos
89–83
Kinder Bologna
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv and Benetton Treviso
2002–03
Details

FC Barcelona
76–65
Benetton Treviso

Montepaschi Siena

CSKA Moscow
2003–04
Details

Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
118–74
Skipper Bologna

CSKA Moscow

Montepaschi Siena
2004–05
Details

Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
90–78
Tau Cerámica

Panathinaikos

CSKA Moscow
2005–06
Details

CSKA Moscow
73–69
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

Tau Cerámica

Winterthur FC Barcelona
2006–07
Details

Panathinaikos
93–91
CSKA Moscow

Unicaja

Tau Cerámica
2007–08
Details

CSKA Moscow
91–77
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv

Montepaschi Siena

Tau Cerámica
2008–09
Details

Panathinaikos
73–71
CSKA Moscow

Regal FC Barcelona

Olympiacos
2009–10
Details

Regal FC Barcelona
86–68
Olympiacos

CSKA Moscow

Partizan
2010–11
Details

Panathinaikos
78–70
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv

Montepaschi Siena

Real Madrid
2011–12
Details

Olympiacos
62–61
CSKA Moscow

FC Barcelona Regal

Panathinaikos
2012–13
Details

Olympiacos
100–88
Real Madrid

CSKA Moscow

FC Barcelona Regal
2013–14
Details

Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
98–86 (OT)
Real Madrid

FC Barcelona

CSKA Moscow
2014–15
Details

Real Madrid
78–59
Olympiacos

CSKA Moscow

Fenerbahçe Ülker
2015–16
Details

CSKA Moscow
101–96 (OT)
Fenerbahçe

Lokomotiv Kuban

Laboral Kutxa
2016–17
Details

Fenerbahçe
80–64
Olympiacos

CSKA Moscow

Real Madrid
2017–18
Details

Real Madrid
85–80
Fenerbahçe Doğuş

Žalgiris

CSKA Moscow
2018–19
Details

CSKA Moscow
91–83
Anadolu Efes

Real Madrid

Fenerbahçe Beko
2019–20
Details
Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe
2020–21
Details

Anadolu Efes
86–81
FC Barcelona

AX Armani Exchange Milan

CSKA Moscow
2021–22
Details

Team statistics


Titles by club

Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion years
1 Real Madrid 10 8 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1977–78, 1979–80, 1994–95, 2014–15, 2017–18
2 CSKA Moscow 8 6 1960–61, 1962–63, 1968–69, 1970–71, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2015–16, 2018–19
3 Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 9 1976–77, 1980–81, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2013–14
4 Panathinaikos 6 1 1995–96, 1999–00, 2001–02, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2010–11
5 Varese 5 5 1969–70, 1971–72, 1972–73, 1974–75, 1975–76
6 Olympiacos 3 5 1996–97, 2011–12, 2012–13
7 Olimpia Milano 3 2 1965–66, 1986–87, 1987–88
8 Rīgas ASK 3 1 1958, 1958–59, 1959–60
Split 3 1 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91
10 FC Barcelona 2 6 2002–03, 2009–10
11 Virtus Bologna 2 3 1997–98, 2000–01
12 Cantù 2 1981–82, 1982–83
Cibona 2 1984–85, 1985–86
14 Fenerbahçe 1 2 2016–17
15 Dinamo Tbilisi 1 1 1961–62
Joventut Badalona 1 1 1993–94
Žalgiris 1 1 1998–99
Anadolu Efes 1 1 2020–21
19 Bosna 1 1978–79
Virtus Roma 1 1983–84
Partizan 1 1991–92
Limoges CSP 1 1992–93
23 Academic 2
Brno 2
Treviso 2
Baskonia 2
27 USK Praha 1
AEK 1
Fortitudo Bologna 1


Titles by nation

Rank Country Club Titles Runners-up
1. Spain Real Madrid 10 8
FC Barcelona 2 6
Joventut Badalona 1 1
Baskonia 2
4 clubs 13 17
2. Italy
Varese 5 5
Olimpia Milano 3 2
Virtus Bologna 2 3
Cantù 2
Virtus Roma 1
Treviso 2
Fortitudo Bologna 1
7 clubs 13 13
3. Greece Panathinaikos 6 1
Olympiacos 3 5
AEK 1
3 clubs 9 7
4. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 4 3
Rīgas ASK 3 1
Dinamo Tbilisi 1 1
Žalgiris 1
4 clubs 8 6
5. Yugoslavia Split 3 1
Cibona 2
Bosna 1
Partizan 1
4 clubs 7 1
6. Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv 6 9
7. Russia CSKA Moscow 4 3
8. Turkey Fenerbahçe 1 2
Anadolu Efes 1 1
2 clubs 2 3
9. France Limoges CSP 1
Lithuania Žalgiris 1
11. Czechoslovakia Brno 2
USK Praha 1
2 clubs 0 3
12. Bulgaria Academic 2

Runner-up trophy


From 2012–13 season, Euroleague Basketball introduced a new innovation in the lobby of team sports. They replaced the second place medals for athletes with a Runner-up trophy for the team, incorporating partially individual sports' way of awarding into a team sport. But rather than the three first places awarding system, they preferred tennis' awarding system of the two finalists. So for the first time in the history of team sports, a runner up team can celebrate a European trophy,[26] just like the silver and bronze medal of Olympic Games Winners, satisfying the common sense of runners-up value.

Various European Federations have moved similarly throughout the years. The LEN for example conduct a 3rd place game for the bronze medal.[27] EuroLeague conduct a 3rd place game without awarding a medal. CEV on the other hand awards both the Runner-up & 3rd place game Winner with appropriate trophies.[28]

Winners of the Runner-up trophy:[29]

clubs trophies years
Real Madrid 2 2013, 2014
Olympiacos 2 2015, 2017
Fenerbahce 2 2016, 2018
Anadolu Efes 1 2019
Barcelona 1 2021

Records


EuroLeague awards

Statistical leaders

All-time leaders

Since the beginning of the 2000–01 season (Euroleague Basketball era):

Average Accumulated
Games Played - Paulius Jankūnas375
Games Started - Paulius Jankūnas279
Minutes Played Anthony Parker35:00 Vassilis Spanoulis9379:14
Points Alphonso Ford22.22 Vassilis Spanoulis4455
Rebounds Joseph Blair10.05 Paulius Jankunas1965
Assists Nick Calathes6.10 Vassilis Spanoulis1607
Steals Manu Ginóbili2.73 Dimitris Diamantidis434
Blocks Grigorij Khizhnyak3.19 Bryant Dunston273
Index Rating Anthony Parker21.41 Vassilis Spanoulis4183
Assist-Turnover ratio Tomáš Satoranský297.22% -
Free Τhrows Panagiotis Liadelis6.74 Vassilis Spanoulis1131
Free Τhrows % Nando de Colo93.97% -
Free Τhrows Attempted Panagiotis Liadelis7.71 Vassilis Spanoulis1451
2-Pointers Kaspars Kambala6.55 Georgios Printezis1156
2-Pointers % Edy Tavares73.15% -
2-Pointers Attempted Alphonso Ford12.02 Georgios Printezis2127
3-Pointers Justin Dentmon2.88 Juan Carlos Navarro623
3-Pointers % Fran Pilepić50.45% -
3-Pointers Attempted Alexey Shved7.34 Juan Carlos Navarro1669
Field Goals Alphonso Ford8.11 Vassilis Spanoulis1403
Field Goals % Edy Tavares72.98% -
Field Goals Attempted Alphonso Ford16.09 Vassilis Spanoulis3402
True Shooting % Edy Tavares68.69% -
Double doubles - Mirsad Türkcan50
Triple doubles - Nikola Vujčić2
Fouls Drawn Dragan Lukovski6.04 Vassilis Spanoulis1583
Fouls Committed Shaun Stonerook3.73 Paulius Jankunas970
Blocks Against Kaspars Kambala0.81 Vassilis Spanoulis231
Turnovers Will Solomon3.13 Vassilis Spanoulis1087

Individual performances

EuroLeague versus NBA games


Attendances


Season averages

All averages include playoffs and Final Four games.

SeasonTotal gateGamesAverageChangeHigh avg.TeamLow avg.Team
2008–091,263,5781886,72111,770 Panathinaikos2,460 Panionios On Telecoms
2009–101,182,0461866,355–5.4%11,188 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv1,440 Fenerbahçe Ülker
2010–111,383,4491857,478+17.7%13,926 Fenerbahçe Ülker3,180 Khimki
2011–121,305,2151787,333–1.9%13,107 Žalgiris3,283 Asseco Prokom
2012–131,867,1452537,366+0.5%13,425 Žalgiris3,110 Asseco Prokom
2013–142,063,6002488,130+10.4%12,578 Partizan NIS3,960 Budivelnyk
2014–152,013,3052518,184+0.1%14,483 Crvena Zvezda Telekom1,949 PGE Turów
2015–161,832,9202507,332–10.4%11,060 Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv2,809 Khimki
2016–172,194,2382598,472+5.4%11,633 Baskonia3,734 UNICS
2017–182,282,2972608,780+3.6%13,560 Žalgiris3,900 Anadolu Efes
2018–192,153,4452608,282–6.0%14,808 Žalgiris2,691 Darüşşafaka Tekfen
2019–202,138,504222[lower-alpha 1]8,588+3.7%14,221 Žalgiris4,299 Zenit
  1. Season was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Four games, for different reasons, were played under closed doors and are not included in this table.

Historic average attendances

This list shows the averages attendances of each team since the 16-team regular season was established in 2016. All averages include playoffs games.

Season ALB EFS ASV BAM BAR BKN BAY BUD CZV CSK DSK FNB GAL GCA KHI MTA MGA MIL OLY PAO RMA UNK VAL ZAL ZEN
2016–17 5,320 6,4154,93111,6339,8188,2934,67711,2194,80610,8889,4839,36011,17210,3123,73411,418
2017–18 3,900 6,1885,67911,3516,2778,21111,5666,02210,7317,2727,4728,91313,00510,0306,75313,560
2018–19 8,247 5,79311,1384,3494,7927,1982,69110,7374,8235,50210,5228,4938,20312,5309,79214,808
2019–20 9,930 13,113 5,326 5,977 10,661 4,688 11,744 7,050 9,862 5,189 10,038 8,491 7,287 9,858 9,649 7,433 14,221 4,299

Individual game highest attendance

Rank Home team Score Away team Attendance Arena Date Ref
1 Partizan63–56 Panathinaikos22,567Belgrade Arena5 March 2009
2 Partizan76–67 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv21,367Belgrade Arena1 April 2010
3 Partizan56–67 CSKA Moscow21,352Belgrade Arena31 March 2009
4 Partizan81–73 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv20,783Belgrade Arena30 March 2010

Note: Match between Panathinaikos and Barcelona on 18 April 2013, at OAKA Sports Center, was supposedly watched by about 30,000 spectators.[38] However, it is not included in the table as the official data is 18,300.[39]

Media coverage


The EuroLeague season is broadcast on television, and can be seen in up to 201 countries and territories.[40] It can be seen by up to 245 million (800 million via satellite) households weekly in China.[41]

It is also televised in the United States and Canada on NBA TV and available online through ESPN3 (in English) and ESPN Deportes (in Spanish) until 2017–18 season. From 2018 to 2019 season, the coverage is moved to FloSports.[42]

The EuroLeague Final Four is broadcast on television in up to 213 countries and territories.[43] The EuroLeague also has its own internet pay TV service, called EuroLeague TV.

Sponsors


Title sponsor
Premium partners
  • 7DAYS
  • Adidas
  • Tempobet (only in Germany)
  • Fonbet (only in Russia)
  • Nesine (only in Turkey)
  • bwin (Greece and Spain)

Source:[44][45][46][47][48][49]

See also


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