FIBA Europe Cup

The FIBA Europe Cup, officially abbreviated as FEC[1] is an annual professional club basketball competition organised by FIBA for eligible European basketball clubs. It is the European-wide second level. Clubs mainly qualify for the competition based on their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions, although this is not the sole deciding factor, as sometimes clubs that did not win their league can still qualify.

FIBA Europe Cup
FIBA Europe Cup logo.svg
Founded30 June 2015; 5 years ago (2015-06-30)
First season2015–16
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams32 (regular season)
48 (total)
Promotion toBasketball Champions League
Current championsItaly Dinamo Sassari (1st title)
Most championships4 teams (1 title)
2020–21 FIBA Europe Cup


Scene of the first leg of the 2017 FIBA Europe Cup Final

On June 30, 2015, FIBA announced it would start a new league to compete with Euroleague Basketball's EuroCup.[2] The new competition, which replaced EuroChallenge, was supposed to be open for up to 100 teams to enter.[2]

The first FIBA Europe Cup game was played on October 21, 2015, when Donar Groningen beat Egis Körmend 78–71. In the 2016–17 season, FIBA started the Basketball Champions League and since then teams from the Champions League can be transferred to the Europe Cup through their position.



The tournament proper begins with a regular season of 32 teams, divided into eight groups. Seeding is used whilst making the draw for this stage, whilst teams from the same country may not be drawn into groups together. Each team meets the others in its group in home and away games, in a round-robin format. The winning team and runner-up from each group then progress to the second round with 16 teams divided into four groups. Each team meets the others in its group in home and away games, in a round-robin format.[3]

For the play-offs, the winning team and runner-up from each group join them and play a two-legged format. Until 2019, the fifth-placed teams and sixth-placed teams were dropped from the Basketball Champions League regular season. The regular season is played from October to December and the second round is played from December to January, whilst the play-offs start in February.[3]


The Finals were played in either a Final Four tournament format or with a two-legged series.

Year Final Third and fourth place
Champion Score Second place
Fraport Skyliners
Openjobmetis Varese
Élan Chalon
Nanterre 92
(58–58 / 82–79)
Élan Chalon
  Telekom Baskets Bonn and   Telenet Oostende
Umana Reyer Venezia
(69–77 / 81–79)
Sidigas Avellino
  Donar and   Bakken Bears
Banco di Sardegna Sassari
(89–84 / 81–79)
s.Oliver Würzburg
  Hapoel Holon and   OpenjobMetis Varese
Curtailed and voided due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[4][5]   Bahçeşehir Koleji,   Bakken Bears,
  medi Bayreuth and   Pınar Karşıyaka

Performance by clubEdit

Map of countries, teams from which have reached the regular season of the FIBA Europe Cup.
  FIBA member country that has been represented in the regular season
  FIBA member country that has been represented in the qualifying rounds
  FIBA member country that had a club winning the competition
  Not represented

A total number of 83 clubs from 35 FIBA member countries have participated in the competition. The competition has been won by 2 clubs from 2 countries.

Club Winners Runners-up Years won Years runner-up
  Skyliners Frankfurt 1 0 2016
  Nanterre 92 1 0 2017
  Reyer Venezia 1 0 2018
  Dinamo Sassari 1 0 2019
  Varese 0 1 2016
  Élan Chalon 0 1 2017
  Felice Scandone 0 1 2018
  Würzburg 0 1 2019


All-time leadersEdit

Player Total Games
Points   Trae Golden 897
Rebounds   Michel Diouf 380

All-time recordsEdit

Efficiency   Chase Fieler 46
Points   John Roberson 39
  Spencer Butterfield
Rebounds   Maurice Sutton
  Ross Bekkering
  Krisztofer Durázi
Assists   Teemu Rannikko
Steals   Kim Adams 9
Blocks   Dejan Kravić 6
  Janar Talts
Three-pointers   Spencer Butterfield 11

Source: FIBA Europe Cup As of 2 May 2017.


After each round, the FIBA Europe Cup awards the "Top Performer" honour to the best player of the given round. In its inaugural season, the competition had a Final Four MVP award for the best player of a given Final Four. However, since 2015–16 the award has not been handed out.

Winning rostersEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Competition Regulations Page 4 of 49.
  2. ^ a b "FIBA Europe Board pushes ahead with attractive club competitions model". FIBA Europe. June 30, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "2017–18 FIBA Europe Cup regulations" (PDF). Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  4. ^ "FIBA Europe 2019-20 club competitions will not resume, Board sets plan for 2020-21". Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  5. ^ "FIBA Europe confirms suspension of EuroLeague and EuroCup Women, FIBA Europe Cup until the end of the club season". FIBA. 13 March 2020.

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