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FIBA EuroCup Challenge

 

FIBA EuroCup Challenge

FIBA EuroCup Challenge
Sport Basketball
Founded 2002
Motto We Are Basketball
No. of teams 16
Continent  Europe
Ceased 2007
Last champion(s) CSK VVS Samara
(1st title)
Most titles Aris BSA Thessaloniki
Mitteldeutscher BC
CSU Asesoft Ploiesti
Ural Great Perm
CSK VVS Samara
(1 title each)
Level on pyramid 4th tier (Europe)
Promotion to EuroChallenge - (3rd tier)
Official website FIBA EuroCup EuroChallenge

The FIBA EuroCup Challenge was FIBA Europe. The league was founded in 2002 and ceased in 2006. Each season's finalists were promoted to the next season's more prestigious 3rd tier level competition, the EuroChallenge.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Final Fours 2
  • Final MVP 3
  • Winning rosters 4
  • External links 5

History

The competition was played during the 2002–03 to 2006–07 seasons. It was variously known as the FIBA Europe Champions Cup (2002–03), the FIBA Europe Cup (2003–05), and the FIBA EuroCup Challenge (2005–07).

Final Fours

Season Host (Final phase/game) Gold medal game Bronze medal game
Gold Score Silver Bronze Score Fourth place
2002–03 Thessaloniki
Aris (BSA)
84–83
Trefl Sopot (Prokom)

BK Ventspils
91–90
(OT)

KK Hemofarm
2003–04 İzmir
Mitteldeutscher BC
84–68
JDA Dijon (SAOS)

Tuborg Pilsener
94–53
Dynamo Moscow Region
2004–05 Ploiești
CSU Asesoft Ploiești
75–74
Lokomotiv Rostov

Dynamo Moscow Region
79–45
Banvit
2005–06 Yuzhny
Perm

Ural Great Perm
80–67
74–80

Khimik Yuzhny

Olympia Larissa
N/A
Lappeenranta
2006–07 Strovolos
Samara

CSK VVS Samara
83–85
101–81

Keravnos

Apollon (Pizzaexpress)
N/A
Dnipro

Final MVP

Season Player Pos. Team
2003–04
Marijonas Petravičius
C
Mitteldeutscher BC
2004–05
Vladimir Kuzmanović
G
CSU Asesoft Ploieşti

Winning rosters

FIBA Europe Champions Cup:

2002–03 Aris Thessaloniki (Greece):

Willie Solomon, Ryan Stack, Ivan Grgat, Fedor Likholitov, Prodromos Nikolaidis, Ioannis Lappas, Ioannis Gagaloudis, Dimitar Angelov, Miroslav Raičević, Dimitrios Charitopoulos, Nikos Orfanos, Kostas Kakaroudis, Dimitris Merachtsakis (Head Coach: Vangelis Alexandris)

FIBA Europe Cup:

2003–04 Mitteldeutscher BC (Germany):

Wendell Alexis, Manuchar Markoishvili, Paul Burke, Marijonas Petravičius, Misan Nikagbatse, Sebastian Machowski, Stephen Arigbabu, Jonas Elvikis, Per Ringstrom, Chauncey Leslie, Peter Fehse, Paul Bayer, Michael Krikemans (Head Coach: Henrik Dettmann)

2004–05 CSU Asesoft Ploiesti (Romania):

Catalin Burlacu, Ivan Krasic, Nikola Bulatović, Vladimir Kuzmanović, Paul Helcioiu, Marko Rakočević, Rares Apostol, Antonio Alexe, Levente Szijarto, Predrag Materić, Nicolae Toader, Marko Peković, Adrian Blidaru, Saša Ocokoljić (Head Coach: Mladjen Jojic)

FIBA EuroCup Challenge:

2005–06 Ural Great Perm (Russia):

Derrick Alston, Terrell Lyday, Vasili Karasev, Jurica Golemac, Jasmin Hukić, Andre Hutson, Andrei Trushkin, Egor Vyaltsev, Vadim Panin, Evgeni Kolesnikov, Aleksandr Dedushkin, Arseni Kuchinsky, Vyacheslav Shushakov, Artem Kuzyakin (Head Coach: Sharon Drucker)

2006–07 CSK VVS Samara (Russia):

Kelvin Gibbs, Evgeni Voronov, Pavel Agapov, Gennadi Zelenskiy, Yaroslav Strelkin, Oleg Baranov, Pavel Ulyanko, Taras Osipov, Anton Glazunov, Alexei Kiryanov, Valeri Likhodey (Head Coach: Valeri Tikhonenko)

External links

  • FIBA EuroCup Challenge Homepage
  • linguaspor
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