1984–85 FIBA European Champions Cup

The 1984–85 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 28th season of the FIBA European Champions Cup club competition (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus[1][2][3], Greece, on April 3, 1985. Cibona won its first title, defeating Spanish side, Real Madrid, by a result of 87–78.

1984–85 FIBA European Champions Cup
LeagueFIBA European Champions Cup
SportBasketball
DurationSeptember 21, 1984 - April 3, 1985
Final
ChampionsSocialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Cibona
  Runners-upSpain Real Madrid
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

Competition systemEdit

  • 25 teams (European national domestic league champions, plus the then current title holders), playing in a tournament system, played knock-out rounds on a home and away basis. The aggregate score of both games decided the winner.
  • The six remaining teams after the knock-out rounds entered a Semifinal Group Stage, which was played as a round-robin. The final standing was based on individual wins and defeats. In the case of a tie between two or more teams after the group stage, the following criteria was used: 1) number of wins in one-to-one games between the teams; 2) basket average between the teams; 3) general basket average within the group.
  • The winner and the runner-up of the Semifinal Group Stage qualified for the final, which was played at a predetermined venue.

Preliminary roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Achilleas Kaimakli   99-286   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 43–143 56–143

First roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CSKA Sofia   170-180   Cibona 97–91 73–89
NMKY Helsinki   170-167   Nashua EBBC 87–81 83–86
Klosterneuburg   132-195   Real Madrid 63–103 69–92
Partizani Tirana   164-181   Vevey 87–79 77–102
Steaua București   191-245   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 103–114 88–131
Sunair Oostende   165-159   Murray Edinburgh 76–80 89–79
T71 Dudelange   114-320   CSKA Moscow 60–161 54–159
Solent Stars   198-225   Limoges CSP 101–114 97–111
SISU   147-287   Banco di Roma Virtus 87–146 60–141
Efes Pilsen   157-134   Rudá hvězda Pardubice 80–62 77–72
Honvéd   170-190   Granarolo Bologna 93–94 77–96
Lech Poznań   173-179   Panathinaikos 86–83 87–96

Second roundEdit

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
NMKY Helsinki   178-190   Cibona 83–88 95–102
Vevey   153-163   Real Madrid 74–84 79–79
Sunair Oostende   165-212   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 90–80 75–132
CSKA Moscow   182-162   Limoges CSP 101–93 81–69
Efes Pilsen   130-163   Banco di Roma Virtus 75-73 55–90
Panathinaikos   155-183   Granarolo Bologna 88–85 67–98

Semifinal group stageEdit

Key to colors
     Top two places in the group advance to Final
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA
1.   Cibona 10 17 7 3 881 826
2.   Real Madrid 10 17 7 3 933 874
3.   Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 10 16 6 4 861 878
4.   CSKA Moscow 10 14 4 6 823 819
5.   Banco di Roma Virtus 10 14 4 6 840 882
6.   Granarolo Bologna 10 12 2 8 840 899

FinalEdit

April 3, Peace and Friendship Stadium, Piraeus

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Cibona   87–78   Real Madrid


1984–85 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
 
Cibona
1st Title

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