1963–64 FIBA European Champions Cup

The 1963–64 FIBA European Champions Cup was the seventh season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). It was won by Real Madrid, marking the first of the club's 10 EuroLeague championships in its history.

1963–64 FIBA European Champions Cup
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ChampionsSpain Real Madrid
  Runners-upCzechoslovakia Spartak ZJŠ Brno
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

Real defeated Spartak ZJŠ Brno in the two-legged EuroLeague Final, after losing the first game in Brno, 110–99, and winning the second game at Madrid, 84–64.

Contents

Competition systemEdit

23 teams. European national domestic league champions, plus the then current FIBA European Champions Cup title holders only, playing in a tournament system. The Finals were a two-game home-and-away aggregate.

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Wiener   133–184   Spartak ZJŠ Brno 71–105 62–79
AEK   141–154   Galatasaray 73–66 68–88
Stade Francais Geneva   119–161   Chemie Halle 59–72 60–89
Alvik   147–173   Legia Warsaw 80–98 67–75
Belfast Celtics   119–209   Real Madrid 73–102 46–107
Etzella   114–145   PUC 57–73 57–72
Academic   141–149   OKK Beograd 61–68 80–81
Alliance Casablanca   116–177   Antwerpse 54–73 62–104

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Helsingin Kisa-Toverit   139–129   Chemie Halle 75–64 64–65
Antwerpse   170–180   Simmenthal Milano 84–90 86–90
Galatasaray   131–131*   Steaua Bucureşti 69–51 62–80
Benfica   0–4**   Legia Warsaw 0–2 0–2
Alemannia Aachen   112–208   Real Madrid 69–93 43–115
PUC   63–105***   OKK Beograd 63–105
Maccabi Tel Aviv   111–154   Spartak ZJŠ Brno 60–58 51–96

*Since the aggregate score after the two legs was tied, a tie-break was played in Bucureşti on 19 January 1964: Steaua Bucureşti - Galatasaray 57-56.

**Benfica withdrew before the first leg and Legia Warsaw received a forfeit (2-0) in both games.

***PUC couldn't travel to Belgrade to play the first leg after all fights to the Yugoslavian capital were cancelled due to adverse weather. Later, FIBA decided that this tie should be played as a single game in Paris (16 January 1964).


Automatically qualified to the quarterfinals
  •   CSKA Moscow (title holder) withdrew before the competition. The "official" explanation given by the Soviet Basketball Federation was to prepare the Olympic Games.

QuarterfinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Steaua Bucureşti   169–196   Spartak ZJŠ Brno 94–92 75–104
Simmenthal Milano   186–167   Helsingin Kisa-Toverit 99–70 87–97
Legia Warsaw   176–194   Real Madrid 90–102 86–92
Automatically qualified to the semifinals

SemifinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
OKK Beograd   178–179   Spartak ZJŠ Brno 103–94 75–85
Simmenthal Milano   160–178   Real Madrid 82–77 78–101

FinalsEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Spartak ZJŠ Brno   174–183   Real Madrid 110–99 64–84

First leg Brno Ice rink, Brno;Attendance 12,000[1] or 14,000[2] (29 April 1964)[3]

Second leg Frontón Vista Alegre, Madrid;Attendance 2,500[1] (10 May 1964)[1][3]


1963–64 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
 
Real Madrid
1st Title


AwardsEdit

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