Raimundo Saporte Cup


August 11, 2022

Raimundo Saporta Cup or Saporta Cup (English: Saporta Cup) was the second most important European club competition for basketball clubs. It was founded in 1967 as the European Cup Winners' Cup and was held until 2002 when it ceased to exist due to the reorganization of European basketball competitions. During its existence, the competition changed its name several times: 1999 to 2001 - FIBA ​​Saporta Cup 1997 to 1998 - FIBA ​​EuroCup 1992 to 1996 - FIBA ​​European Cup 1967 to 1991 - FIBA ​​European Cup Winners' Cup Clubs - winners of national cups played in the Cup Winners' Cup. By changing the name to the European Cup and Eurocup, along with the winners and finalists of the cups, the leading European clubs who would have been eliminated from the qualification for the European League or were highly placed in the national championships also participated. Since the 1998/99 season. the cup is called the Raymond Saporta Cup after Raymond Saporta, the famous Spanish basketball player and leading figure of FIBA. This competition ends in 2002 due to the increasing commitment of clubs to ULEB and due to FIBA's reorganization of European competitions. The successor of this cup is today's ULEB Eurocup, which started in the 2003/04 season.


The following is an overview of all final matches in this cup with the year, venue of the final match and the result achieved. In the competition in 1967, 1970 and 1971, two final games were played in the places of the finalists. The only club from Serbia that won this competition is KK Crvena zvezda in 1974, defeating the basketball club Spartak from Brno in the final game in Udine, Italy. The Red Star basketball team was led to the title by Aleksandar Nikolić with the help of Nemanja Đurić (former national team player), and the team was composed of: Zoran Slavnić, Dragan Kapičić, Dragiša Vučinić, Ljubodrag Simonović, Goran Rakočević, Ljupče Žugić, Radivoje Živković, Dragoje Jovašević, Ivan Sarjanović, Zoran Lazarević, Goran Latifić and Vesko Pajović.

External links

Raimundo Saporte Cup results at linguasport.com