Korać Cup

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Korać Cup

sport basketball
Association FIBA
League foundation 1972
League dissolution 2002
Country countries EuropeEuropeAll members of FIBA
Record champions ItalyItaly Pallacanestro Cantù (4 titles)
Website fibaeurope.com
FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup

The Korać Cup was a European basketball competition for men's teams that was played from 1972 to 2002. It was the third most important European Cup after the European Champions Cup and the European Cup Winners' Cup.

It owes its name to the Yugoslav basketball player Radivoje Korać . Nowadays the Serbian club cup is held under this name.


The Korać Cup was held for the first time by FIBA Europe in 1972. After the national championship cup, which was played for the first time in 1957, and the cup winners' cup, which celebrated its premiere in 1966, it was the third European competition for men's club teams.

Korać Cup trophy

The idea of ​​FIBA ​​was to introduce a European Cup, in which teams that could not qualify for the European Cup or the European Cup Winners' Cup can take part. With the decision to call this competition the Korać Cup, FIBA ​​honored the Yugoslav basketball player Radivoj Korać , who died in a car accident in 1969 at the age of 30.

The competition quickly established itself as the third force in European competitions and was dominated by Yugoslav and Italian teams in the first few years, before French and Spanish teams dominated the tournament in the 1980s. In the 90s, two Greek and a Turkish club won the cup. With ALBA Berlin , a German club managed to win the Korać Cup in the 1994/95 season, which was the first ever European Cup victory for a German team.

The last edition of the Korać Cup took place in the 2001/02 season. The ULEB started two new European competitions, after which the FIBA ​​stopped the Korać Cup and founded a new European Cup with the EuroCup Challenge . Since then, the Serbian Basketball Federation has held its national club cup as the Radivoj Korać Cup . FIBA Europe and the Serbian Association also decided in 2011 that the previous trophy would be presented to the winner of the Serbian Cup competition from 2012.

The trophy was played a total of 31 times and was won by 19 different clubs. With 10 titles, Italy is the most successful country in the Korać Cup. With Pallacanestro Cantù it is also the record winner (4 titles).


The competition was particularly popular with clubs from the southeastern part of Europe , as the density of good basketball teams, which could not qualify for the other two tournaments, was very high there.

Since the top teams of the respective European basketball leagues played in the national champions 'cup or in the cup winners' cup, the sporting quality was worse than in the other two competitions. Therefore, the Korać Cup was the third most important European basketball cup since it was founded and until it was discontinued in 2002. In the 2000/01 season it lost its importance as FIBA ​​and ULEB each played their own national championship cup this season.


season winner finalist Result
1972 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Lokomotiva Zagreb Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia OKK Belgrade 71:83 & 94:73
1973 ItalyItaly Birra Forest Cantù BelgiumBelgium Maes Pils Mechelen 106: 75 & 85:94
1973/74 ItalyItaly Birra Forest Cantù Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia KK Partizan Belgrade 99:86 & 75:68
1974/75 ItalyItaly Birra Forest Cantù Spain 1945Spain FC Barcelona 110: 85 & 71:69
1975/76 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Jugoplastika Split ItalyItaly Chinamartini Torino 97:84 & 82:82
1976/77 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Jugoplastika Split ItalyItaly Alco Bologna 87:84
1977/78 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia KK Partizan Belgrade Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Bosna Sarajevo 117: 110 a.d.
1978/79 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia KK Partizan Belgrade ItalyItaly AMG Sebastiani Rieti 108: 98
1979/80 ItalyItaly AMG Sebastiani Rieti Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Cibona Zagreb 76:71
1980/81 Spain 1977Spain Joventut de Badalona ItalyItaly Carrera Venezia 105: 104 a.d.
1981/82 FranceFrance CSP Limoges Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia KK Šibenik 90:84
1982/83 FranceFrance CSP Limoges Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia KK Šibenik 94:86
1983/84 FranceFrance Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 97:73
1984/85 ItalyItaly Simac Milano ItalyItaly Ciao Crem Varese 91:78
1985/86 ItalyItaly Banco Roma ItalyItaly Mobilgirgi Caserta 84:78 & 73:72
1986/87 SpainSpain FC Barcelona FranceFrance CSP Limoges 106: 85 & 97:86
1987/88 SpainSpain real Madrid Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Cibona Zagreb 102: 89 & 93:94
1988/89 Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia KK Partizan Belgrade ItalyItaly Wiwa Vismara Cantù 76:89 & 101: 82
1989/90 SpainSpain Joventut de Badalona ItalyItaly Scavolini Pesaro 99:98 & 96:86
1990/91 ItalyItaly Clear Cantù shampoo SpainSpain real Madrid 73:71 & 95:93
1991/92 ItalyItaly Messaggero Roma ItalyItaly Scavolini Pesaro 94:94 & 99:86
1992/93 ItalyItaly Philips Milano ItalyItaly Messaggero Roma 95:90 & 106: 91
1993/94 GreeceGreece PAOK Thessaloniki ItalyItaly Stefanel Trieste 75:66 & 100: 91
1994/95 GermanyGermany ALBA Berlin ItalyItaly Stefanel Milano 87:87 & 85:79
1995/96 TurkeyTurkey Efes Pilsen ItalyItaly Stefanel Milano 76:68 & 70:77
1996/97 GreeceGreece Aris Thessaloniki TurkeyTurkey Tofaş Bursa 66:77 & 88:70
1997/98 ItalyItaly Riello Mash Verona Yugoslavia Federal Republic 1992Yugoslavia Red Star Belgrade 68:74 & 64:73
1998/99 SpainSpain FC Barcelona SpainSpain Estudiantes Madrid 77:93 & 97:70
1999/00 FranceFrance CSP Limoges SpainSpain Unicaja Málaga 80:58 & 51:60
2000/01 SpainSpain Unicaja Málaga Yugoslavia Federal Republic 1992Yugoslavia Hemofarm Vršac 77:47 & 71:69
2001/02 FranceFrance SLUC Nancy RussiaRussia Rostov locomotive 98:72 & 74:95


Statistics by clubs (current name)
rank club title final
1 Pallacanestro Cantù 4th 5
2 Limoges CSP Elite 3 4th
KK Partizan Belgrade
4th Olimpia Milano 2 4th
5 FC Barcelona 2 3
6th Joventut de Badalona 2 2
Virtus Roma
KK split
9 KK Cibona Zagreb 1 3
10 real Madrid 1 2
Unicaja Málaga
AMG Sebastiani Rieti
13 ALBA Berlin 1 1
Efes Pilsen Istanbul
SLUC Nancy
Élan Béarnais Pau-Orthez
Aris Thessaloniki
PAOK Thessaloniki
Scaligera Basket Verona
20th KK Red Star Belgrade 0 2
Victoria Libertas Pesaro
KK Šibenik
23 14 other clubs 0 1
Statistics by country
rank country title final
1 ItalyItaly Italy 10 23
2 SpainSpain Spain 6th 10
3 FranceFrance France 5 6th
4th SerbiaSerbia Serbia 1 3 8th
5 CroatiaCroatia Croatia 2 3 7th
6th GreeceGreece Greece 2 2
7th TurkeyTurkey Turkey 1 2
8th GermanyGermany Germany 1 1
9 BelgiumBelgium Belgium 0 1
RussiaRussia Russia
Bosnia and HerzegovinaBosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina 3
1all titles & 6 finals as Yugoslavia two finals as Serbia and MontenegroYugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia 
Serbia and MontenegroSerbia and Montenegro 
2all titles and finals as YugoslaviaYugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia 
3Final participation as YugoslaviaYugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia 
Most successful trainer
rank Trainer society title Years
1 ItalyItaly Arnaldo Taurisano Birra Forest Cantù 3 1973, 1974, 1975
2 CroatiaCroatia Petar Skansi Jugoplastika Split 2 1976, 1977
FranceFrance André Buffière CSP Limoges 1982, 1983
SpainSpain Aíto García Reneses FC Barcelona 1987, 1999

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. “Žućkova levica” ponovo u Srbiji on b92.net