1980–81 FIBA European Champions Cup

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1980–81 FIBA European Champions Cup
LeagueFIBA European Champions Cup
SportBasketball
DurationOctober 8, 1980 - March 26, 1981
Final
ChampionsIsrael Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
  Runners-upItaly Sinudyne Bologna
FIBA European Champions Cup seasons

The 1980–81 FIBA European Champions Cup was the 24th season of the European top-tier level professional basketball club competition FIBA European Champions Cup (now called EuroLeague). The Final was held at the Hall Rhénus, in Strasbourg, France, on March 26, 1981. In a tightly contested game, Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv defeated Sinudyne Bologna, by a result of 80–79.

Competition system[edit]

  • Twenty-four teams (European national domestic league champions, plus the then current title holders), playing in a tournament system, entered a Quarterfinals group stage, divided into six groups that played in 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 were used to decide the final classification:
  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 six group winners of the Quarterfinals group stage advanced to the Semifinals group stage, which was played as a single group under the same round-robin rules.
  • The group winner and the runner-up of the Semifinals group stage qualified for the final, which was played at a predetermined venue.

Quarterfinals group stage[edit]

Key to colors
     Top place in each group advance to Semifinal group stage

Group A[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Spain Real Madrid 6 12 6 0 682 452 +230
2. Switzerland Viganello 6 9 3 3 545 561 -16
3. Egypt Al-Zamalek 6 8 2 4 463 618 -155
4. Portugal FC Porto 6 7 1 5 483 542 -59

Group B[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 6 10 4 2 531 471 +60
2. France ASPO Tours 6 9 3 3 528 522 +6
3. Greece Panathinaikos 6 9 3 3 519 543 -24
4. England Sutton & Crystal Palace 6 8 2 4 524 566 -42

Group C[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bosna 6 11 5 1 614 475 +139
2. Hungary Honvéd 6 10 4 2 587 517 +70
3. Austria UBSC Wien 6 9 3 3 558 501 +57
4. Denmark Stevnsgade 6 6 0 6 382 648 -266

Group D[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Italy Sinudyne Bologna 6 12 6 0 594 461 +133
2. Bulgaria CSKA Sofia 6 8 2 4 525 538 -13
3. Turkey Eczacıbaşı 6 8 2 4 493 533 -40
4. Albania Partizani Tirana 6 8 2 4 499 579 -80

Group E[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Netherlands Nashua EBBC 6 11 5 1 574 466 +108
2. Scotland Murray Edinburgh 6 10 4 2 467 478 -11
3. Czechoslovakia Inter Slovnaft 6 9 3 3 504 524 -20
4. Sweden Hageby 6 6 0 6 491 568 -77

Group F[edit]

Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 6 12 6 0 554 442 +112
2. Belgium Maes Pils 6 9 3 3 472 509 -37
3. Poland Śląsk Wrocław 6 8 2 4 542 557 -15
4. Finland Pantterit 6 7 1 5 469 529 -60

Semifinals group stage[edit]

Key to colors
     Top two places in the group advance to Final
Team Pld Pts W L PF PA PD
1. Italy Sinudyne Bologna 10 17 7 3 864 837 +27
2. Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv 10 16 6 4 903 880 +23
3. Netherlands Nashua EBBC 10 15 5 5 902 901 +1
4. Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bosna 10 14 4 6 926 946 -20
5. Spain Real Madrid 10 14 4 6 912 895 +17
6. Soviet Union CSKA Moscow 10 14 4 6 813 861 -48

Final[edit]

March 26, Hall Rhénus, Strasbourg

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Sinudyne Bologna Italy 79–80 Israel Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv


1980–81 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions
Israel
Maccabi Elite Tel Aviv
2nd Title

Awards[edit]

FIBA European Champions Cup Finals Top Scorer[edit]

References[edit]

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