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1960–61 FIBA European Champions Cup

1960-61 FIBA European Champions Cup
League FIBA European Champions Cup
Sport Basketball
Finals
Champions CSKA Moscow
  Runners-up ASK Riga

The 1960–61 and fourth season of the FIBA European Champions Cup was won by CSKA Moscow after defeating ASK Riga, the reigning three times champions, the first dynasty of European basketball . CSKA lost the first game 66–61, but won the second 87–62 and thus became the fourth straight European champion from the Soviet Union.

First round

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Urania Geneva 107–164 Idrolitina Bologna 62–68 45–96
Wissenschaft 110–171 Levski-Spartak 54–85 56–86
Heidelberg 125–180 Legia Warsaw 67-91 58-89
Galatasaray 137–96 Olympiacos 72-41 65-55
Sparta Bertrange 75–137 Engelmann 27-53 48-84
Sporting 92–149 Antwerpse 51-62 41-87
KFUM Söder 98–142 OKK Belgrade 50-53 48-89
The Wolves Amsterdam 106–153 Sparta Prague 52-57 54-96
Stars Charleville 110–100 Casablancais 55-47 55-53

Round of 16

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Galatasaray 79–93 Hapoel Tel Aviv 40–39 39–54
Stars Charleville 63–163 CSKA Moscow 28-68 35-95
Levski-Spartak 114–138 Legia Warsaw 67-62 47-76
Engelmann 100–159 Real Madrid 53-85 47-74
Antwerpse 68–47 OKK Belgrade 66-47 2-0*
Torpan Pojat 103–133 Sparta Prague 56-65 47-68
Idrolitina Bologna 124–126 Steaua Bucureşti 70–56 54–70

*The second leg was cancelled after the Yugoslavian police refused to guarantee the safety of the Belgian team, whose members received serious threats upon arrival to Belgrade, as a result of the mysterious death of Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of Congo, on February 11 1961. The Soviet government, an ally to Lumumba, blamed the Belgian secret service as the instigator of his murder in the former Belgian colony, and this translated into several riots in the communist countries against the Belgian interests. Since the second leg couldn't be played, Antwerpse received a 2-0 w.o. in this game and qualified for the next round.[1]


Automatically qualified to the quarter finals

Quarter finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
ASK Riga 126–134 Hapoel Tel Aviv 84–60 78–74
Sparta Prague 107–115 Steaua Bucureşti 60–50 47–65
Legia Warsaw 145–183 CSKA Moscow 72-98 73-85
Antwerpse 128–177 Real Madrid 62-89 66-88

Semi finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Real Madrid 123–141 ASK Riga 78-75 45-66
CSKA Moscow 171–115 Steaua Bucureşti 98–58 73–57

Finals

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
CSKA Moscow 148–128 ASK Riga 87-62 61-66

1st leg:Lenin Stadion, Moscow, 14 July 1961; Attendance:8,000[1]

2nd leg:Daugava Stadion, Rīga, 22 July 1961; Attendance:15,000[1]

1960-61 FIBA European Champions Cup
Champions

CSKA Moscow
1st Title


References

  1. ^ a b c Champions Cup 1960–61

External links

  • European Cup 1960–61
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