Milestones

With 18 different champions from 13 countries since Europe began crowning club champions back in 1958, basketball's rich history across the Old Continent is full of great names.

Real Madrid continues to lead the list of club champions with its nine titles between 1964 and 2015.

Panathinaikos Athens owns the Final Four era, which began in 1988, having won six titles in seven tries under that format.

At an individual level, Dino Meneghin reigns supreme among players with seven Euroleague titles split between Italian clubs Varese and Olimpia Milano.

The man with the most titles of anyone is a coach, Zeljko Obradovic, who led four different teams to glory on the way to his personal total of nine Euroleague trophies.

Check out the rest of the most-accomplished clubs, players and coaches in European basketball history below.


 

FINAL FOUR
TEAMS - Final Four appearances / Titles - Year (1988-2017)
Team Country Final Four appearances - Year Titles - Year
1 - Panathinaikos Athens Greece 11
1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001*, 2002, 2005,
2007, 2009, 2011, 2012
6
1996, 2000, 2002
2007, 2009, 2011
2 - Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 12
1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001*, 2002, 2004,
2005, 2006, 2008, 2011, 2014
4
2001*, 2004, 2005,
2014
3 - CSKA Moscow Russian Federation 16
1996, 2001*, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007,
2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
2016, 2017
3
2006, 2008, 2016
4- Olympiacos Piraeus Greece 10
1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2009, 2010, 2012,
2013, 2015, 2017
3
1997, 2012, 2013
5 - Split Croatia 3 - 1989, 1990, 1991 3 - 1989, 1990, 1991
6 - FC Barcelona Spain 14
1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2000
2003, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014
2
2003, 2010
7 - Real Madrid Spain 8 - 1993, 1995, 1996, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
2017
2 - 1995, 2015
8 - Virtus Bologna Italy 4 - 1998, 1999, *Finals 2001, 2002 2 - 1998, *Finals 2001
9- Partizan Belgrade Serbia 4 - 1988, 1992, 1998, 2010 1 - 1992
10- Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Turkey 3 - 2015, 2016, 2017 1 - 2017
10- Limoges CSP France 3 - 1990, 1993, 1995 1 - 1993
12 - Olimpia Milan Italy 2 - 1988, 1992 1 - 1988
12- Joventut Badalona Spain 2 - 1992, 1994 1 - 1994
14- Zalgiris Kaunas Lithuania 1 - 1999 1 - 1999
15- Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz Spain 6 - Finals 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2016 0
16- Benetton Basket Italy 4 - 1993, 1998, 2002, 2003 0
16- Montepaschi Siena Italy 4 - 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011 0
18- Aris Thessaloniki Greece 3 - 1988, 1989, 1990 0
19- Fortitudo Bologna Italy 2 - 1999, 2004 0
19- Anadolu Efes Istanbul Turkey 2 - 2000, 2001* 0
21- Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Russian Federation 1 - 2016 0
21- Scavolini Pesaro Italy 1 - 1991 0
21- Estudiantes Spain 1 - 1992 0
21- PAOK Thessaloniki Greece 1 - 1993 0
21- Asvel Basket France 1 - 1997 0
21- Union Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 1 - 1997 0
21- AEK Athens Greece 1 - 1998 0
21- Unicaja Malaga Spain 1 - 2007 0
* In 2001, there were two continental competitions, the Euroleague, which ended with five-game playoff finals, and the SuproLeague, which ended with a Final Four

 

TEAMS
Finals appearances - Year / Titles - Year (1958-2017)
Team Country Finals appearances - Year Titles - Year
1 - Real Madrid Spain 17
1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969,
1974,1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1985, 1995,
2013, 2014, 2015
9
1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974,
1978, 1980, 1995, 2015
2 - CSKA Moscow Russian Federation 13
1961, 1963, 1965, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973,
2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2016
7
1961, 1963, 1969, 1971, 2006,
2008, 2016
3 - Panathinaikos Athens Greece 7
1996, 2000, *2001, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011
6
1996, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009,
2011
4 - Maccabi Tel Aviv Israel 15
1977, 1980, 1981 1982, 1987, 1988, 1989,
2000, 2001*, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2011,
2014
6
1977, 1981, 2001*, 2004, 2005,
2014
5 - Varese Italy 10
1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976,
1977, 1978, 1979
5
1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976
6 - Olympiacos Piraeus Greece 8
1997, 1994, 1995, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015
2017
3
1997, 2012, 2013
7 - Olimpia Milan Italy 5 - 1966, 1967, 1983, 1987, 1988 3 - 1966, 1987, 1988
8 - ASK Riga Latvia 4 - 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 3 - 1958, 1959, 1960
8 - Split Croatia 4 - 1972, 1989, 1990, 1991 3 - 1989, 1990, 1991
9 - FC Barcelona Spain 7 - 1984, 1990, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2010 2 - 2003, 2010
10- Virtus Bologna Italy 5 - 1981, 1998, 1999, 2001*, 2002 2 - 1998, 2001
12- Cantu Italy 2 - 1982, 1983 2 - 1982, 1983
12- Cibona Zagreb Croatia 2 - 1985, 1986 2 - 1985, 1986
14- Diinamo Tbilisi Georgia 2 - 1960, 1962 1 - 1962
14- Joventut Badalona Spain 2 - 1992, 1994 1 - 1994
14- Zalgiris Kaunas Lithuania 2 - 1986, 1999 1 - 1999
14- Fenerbahce Istanbul Turkey 2 - 2016, 2017 1 - 2017
18- Bosna Sarajevo Bosnia Herzegovina 1 - 1979 1 - 1979
18- Roma Italy 1 - 1984 1 - 1984
18- Partizan Belgrade Serbia 1 - 1992 1 - 1992
18- Limoges CSP France 1 - 1993 1 - 1993
22- Akademic Sofia Bulgaria 2 - 1958, 1959 0
22- Spartak Brno Czech Republic 2 - 1964, 1968 0
22- Benetton Basket Italy 2 - 1993, 2003 0
22- Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz Spain 2 - *2001, 2005 0
26- Slavia Prague Czech Republic 1 - 1966 0
26- AEK Athens Greece 1 - 1998 0
26- Fortitudo Bologna Italy 1 - 2004 0
* In 2001, there were two continental competitions, the Euroleague, which ended with five-game playoff finals, and the SuproLeague, which ended with a Final Four

 

PLAYERS - Most titles (1958-2017)
Titles Player
7 titles Dino Meneghin (Varese 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976; Milan 1987, 1988)
5 titles Clifford Luyk (Real Madrid 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1974)
5 titles Aldo Ossola (Varese 1970, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976)
5 titles Fragiskos Alvertis (Panathinaikos Athens 1996, 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009)
4 titles Wayne Brabender (Real Madrid 1968, 1974, 1978, 1980)
4 titles Cristóbal Rodríguez (Real Madrid 1967, 1968, 1974, 1978)
4 titles Emiliano Rodríguez (Real Madrid 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968)
4 titles Lolo Sáinz (Real Madrid 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968)
4 titles Carlos Sevillano (Real Madrid 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968)
4 titles Marino Zanatta (Varese 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976)
4 titles Sarunas Jasikevicius (FC Barcelona 2003, Maccabi Tel Aviv 2004, 2005, Panathinaikos Athens 2009)
3 titles
Kostas Sloukas, Pero Antic, Kyle Hines, David Andersen, Anatoly Astakhov, Mike Batiste, Ivan Bisson, Dejan Bodiroga, Tal Burstein, Juan Antonio Corbalán, Janis Davids, Dimitris Diamantidis, Ottorino Flaborea, Antonis Fotsis, Goulbis, Jankovski, Janis Kruminsch, Toni Kukoc, Leonchik, Moncho Monsalve, Bob Morse, Valdis Muiznieks, Vicente Paniagua, Anthony Parker, Velimir Perasovic, Stratos Perperoglou, Luis Prada, Manuel Raga, Rafael Rullán, Edoardo "Dodo" Rusconi, Aleksey Savrasenko, Derrick Sharp, Gur Shelef, Matjaz Smodis, Vassilis Spanoulis, Zoran Sretenovic, Walter Szczerbiak, Zan Tabak, Kostas Tsartsaris, Pasko Tomic, Maigonis Valmanis, Ivars Veritis, Gennadi Volnov (35 players)

 

COACHES - Most titles (1958-2017)
Titles Coach
9 titles Zeljko Obradovic (Partizan Belgrade 1992; Joventut Badalona 1994; Real Madrid 1995; Panathinaikos Athens 2000, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2011, Fenerbahce Istanbul 2017)
4 titles Pedro Ferrándiz (Real Madrid 1965, 1967, 1974)
4 titles Aleksandr Gomelski (ASK Riga 1958, 1959, 1960, CSKA Moscow 1971)
4 titles Bozidar Maljkovic (Jugoplastika Split 1989, 1990, CSP Limoges 1993, Panathinaikos Athens 1996)
4 titles Ettore Messina (Virtus Bologna 1998, 2001, CSKA Moscow 2006, 2008)
3 titles Aza Nikolic (Pallacanestro Varese 1970, 1972, 1973)
3 titles Pini Gershon (Maccabi Tel Aviv 2004, 2005)
2 titles Dusan Ivkovic (Olympiacos Piraeus 1997, 2012)
2 titles Evgeny Alekseyev (CSKA Moscow 1961, 1963)
2 titles Valerio Bianchini (Pallacanestro cantu 1982, Virtus Roma 1984)
2 titles Sandro Gamba (Pallacanestro Varese 1975, 1976)
2 titles Zeljko Pavlicevic (Cibona Zagreb 1986, KK Split 1991)
2 titles Lolo Sáinz (Real Madrid 1978, 1980)