World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article
 

FIBA Intercontinental Cup

FIBA Intercontinental Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 FIBA Intercontinental Cup
128px x 135px
Sport Basketball
Founded 1966
Claim to fame Official Club World Championship
Inaugural season 1966
No. of teams 2
Country FIBA members
Continent Europe, North America & South America
Most recent champion(s) Real Madrid
(5th title)
Most titles Real Madrid
(5 titles)
Official website FIBA Intercontinental Cup

The FIBA Intercontinental Cup, commonly referred to as the FIBA World Cup for Champion Clubs, or the FIBA Club World Cup, is a professional basketball competition endorsed by FIBA, FIBA Americas and Euroleague Basketball Company. Historically, its purpose has been to gather the premier basketball clubs from each of the world's geographical zones, and to officially decide the best club of the world, which is officially crowned as the world club champion. The World Cup for Clubs has been contended mainly by the champions of the continents and/or world geographical regions that are of the highest basketball levels.

Currently, the champions of the FIBA Americas League play against the champions of the Euroleague, in an aggregate score two-legged series that determines the official world club champion. The league champions of the NBA, which would be considered the top club from the North American zone, currently decline participation.

FIBA announced plans to expand the tournament to include the champion teams from the FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup, the FIBA Asia Champions Cup, the NBL (FIBA Oceania), and possibly the NBA in the future.[1][2]

Contents

  • History 1
  • Names of the competition 2
  • Title holders 3
  • Finals 4
  • Titles by club 5
  • Titles by country 6
  • Top scorers of the decisive game 7
  • MVP awards 8
  • 1972 special version 9
  • References 10
  • External links 11

History

The FIBA Intercontinental Cup competition was originally organized between the years 1966 and 1987. The tournament had its origins with a friendly test game in São Paulo in 1965. The test game was contested by the South American Club Championship champions Corinthians, and the FIBA European Champions Cup champions, Real Madrid. Corinthians won the test game by a score of 118 to 109. After the success of the test tournament, the first official tournament took place in the year 1966.[3]

In 1973, the competition adopted the name FIBA Intercontinental Cup William Jones, to honor the secretary general of best-of-three playoff tournament between the winners of the Euroleague and the winners of the South American League (the champions of all of South America). After that tournament however, the competition was succeeded by the McDonald's Championship, which preexisted and included NBA clubs. The McDonald's Championship however, was not an official tournament like the Intercontinental Cup.

In August 2013, an agreement reached between Euroleague Basketball Company, FIBA Americas, and FIBA, allowed for the World Cup for Champion Clubs to be relaunched, and to be played between the Euroleague champion and the FIBA Americas League champion.[4][5] Later in 2013, it was announced that FIBA had plans to expand the tournament, adding the champion teams from the FIBA Africa Clubs Champions Cup, the FIBA Asia Champions Cup, the NBL (FIBA Oceania), and possibly the NBA.[6][7]

Names of the competition

  • FIBA Intercontinental Cup (or FIBA World Cup for Champion Clubs): (1966–1980)
  • FIBA Club World Cup: (1981)
  • FIBA Intercontinental Cup (or FIBA World Cup for Champion Clubs): (1982–1984)
  • FIBA Club World Cup: (1985–1987)
  • FIBA Intercontinental Cup (or FIBA World Cup for Champion Clubs): (1996, 2013–present)
    • Since 1973, the tournament has also been named in Honor of Renato William Jones, so the tournament's full official names would be either FIBA Intercontinental Cup "William Jones", or FIBA Club World Cup "William Jones".
    • The tournament is also referred to as the FIBA Intercontinental Cup of Clubs, in order to avoid confusion with the 1972 FIBA Intercontinental Cup of National Teams.

Title holders

Finals

Year Final Third and fourth place
Champion Score Second place
1966
Details

Varèse (Ignis)
66–59
Corinthians

Real Madrid

Chicago Jamaco Saints
1967
Details

Akron Wingfoots (Goodyear)
78–72
Varèse (Ignis)

Olimpia Milano (Simmenthal)

Corinthians
1968
Details

Akron Wingfoots (Goodyear)
105–73
Real Madrid

Olimpia Milano (Simmenthal)

Botafogo
1969
Details

Akron Wingfoots (Goodyear)
84–71
Spartak ZJŠ Brno

Sírio

Real Madrid
1970
Details

Varèse (Ignis)
League
Real Madrid

Corinthians

Slavia Prague
1972
Details

NABL All-Stars
League
Soviet Union

Brazil

Poland
1973
Details

Varèse (Ignis)
League
Sírio

Vaqueros de Bayamón

Split (Jugoplastika)
1974
Details

Maryland Terrapins
League
Varèse (Ignis)

Vila Nova

Real Madrid
1975
Details

Cantù (Forst)
League
Franca (Amazonas)

Real Madrid

Penn Quakers
1976
Details

Real Madrid
League
Varèse (Mobilgirgi)

Obras Sanitarias

Franca (Amazonas)
1977
Details

Real Madrid
League
Varèse (Mobilgirgi)

Maccabi Tel Aviv (Elite)

Franca (Atlética Francana)
1978
Details

Real Madrid
League
Obras Sanitarias

Sírio

Varèse (Mobilgirgi)
1979
Details

Sírio
League
Bosna

Varèse (Emerson)

Piratas de Quebradillas
1980
Details

Maccabi Tel Aviv (Elite)
League
Franca (Atlética Francana)

Bosna

Real Madrid
1981
Details

Real Madrid
109–83
Sírio

Clemson Tigers

Franca (Atlética Francana)
1982
Details

Cantù (Ford)
League
Den Bosch (Nashua)

Maccabi Tel Aviv (Elite)

Air Force Falcons
1983
Details

Obras Sanitarias
League
Cantù (Jollycolombani)

Peñarol

Monte Líbano
1984
Details

Virtus Roma (Banco di Roma)
League
Obras Sanitarias

Sírio

FC Barcelona
1985
Details

FC Barcelona
93–89
Monte Líbano

Cibona

San Andrés
1986
Details

Žalgiris
84–78
Ferro Carril Oeste

Cibona

Corinthians
1987
Details

Olimpia Milano (Tracer)
100–84
FC Barcelona

Cibona

Maccabi Tel Aviv (Elite)
1996
Details

Panathinaikos
2–1 play-off
83–89 / 83–78 / 101–76

Olimpia
2013
Details

Olympiacos
167–139
81–70 / 86–69

Pinheiros (Sky)
2014
Details

Flamengo
156–146
66–69 / 90–77

Maccabi Tel Aviv (Electra)
2015
Details

Real Madrid
181–170
90–91 / 91–79

Bauru

Titles by club

Rank Club Titles Runners-up Winning years
1 Real Madrid 5 2 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 2015
2 Varèse 3 4 1966, 1970, 1973
3 Akron Wingfoots 3 1967, 1968, 1969
4 Cantù 2 1 1975, 1982
5 Sírio 1 2 1979
Obras Sanitarias 1 2 1983
7 Maccabi Tel Aviv 1 1 1980
FC Barcelona 1 1 1985
9 Maryland Terrapins 1 1974
Virtus Roma 1 1984
Žalgiris 1 1986
Olimpia Milano 1 1987
Panathinaikos 1 1996
Olympiacos 1 2013
Flamengo 1 2014
16 Franca 2
17 Corinthians 1
Brno 1
Bosna 1
Den Bosch 1
Monte Líbano 1
Ferro Carril Oeste 1
Olimpia 1
Pinheiros 1
Bauru 1

Titles by country

Rank Country Titles Runners-up
1 Italy 7 5
2 Spain 6 3
3 United States 4
4 Brazil 2 8
5 Greece 2
6 Argentina 1 4
7 Israel 1 1
8 Soviet Union 1
9 Czechoslovakia 1
Yugoslavia 1
Netherlands 1

Top scorers of the decisive game

Season Top Scorer Club Points Scored
1966 Giovanni Gavagnin Ignis Varèse 20
1967 Tony Gennari Ignis Varèse 25
1968 Miles Aiken Real Madrid 23
1969 Jan Bobrovský Spartak ZJŠ Brno 34
1970 Jiří Zídek Sr. Slavia Prague 20
1973 N/A N/A N/A
1974 John Lucas II & Bob Morse Maryland Terrapins & Ignis Varèse 24
1975 N/A N/A N/A
1976 Rafael Rullán Real Madrid 23
1977 Walter Szczerbiak Real Madrid 29
1978 John Coughran Real Madrid 26
1979 Oscar Schmidt Sírio 42
1980 Earl Williams Maccabi Elite 28
1981 Mirza Delibašić Real Madrid 33
1982 Antonello Riva & Dan Cramer Ford Cantù & Nashua Den Bosch 22
1983 N/A N/A N/A
1984 Ray Townsend Banco di Roma Virtus 29
1985 Juan Antonio San Epifanio FC Barcelona 39
1986 Arvydas Sabonis Žalgiris 26
1987 Bob McAdoo Tracer Milano 25
1996 Jorge Racca Olimpia 28
2013 Shamell Stallworth Pinheiros 27
2014 Jeremy Pargo Maccabi Electra 28
2015 Ricardo Fischer Bauru 26

MVP awards

Season Winner Club
1977 Walter Szczerbiak Real Madrid
1987 Juan Antonio San Epifanio FC Barcelona
2013 Vassilis Spanoulis[8][9] Olympiacos
2014 Nicolás Laprovíttola[10][11] Flamengo
2015 Sergio Llull Real Madrid

1972 special version

In 1972, FIBA held a 4 team tournament, featuring the Soviet Union national basketball team, the Polish national basketball team, the Brazilian national basketball team, and the NABL All-Stars Team, which participated in the place of Team USA. Although this tournament is not a part of the actual Club World Cup, it is still listed in the event's history as a special version of the tournament, while the actual club competition was on hiatus between the years of 1970 and 1973.[12]

References

  1. ^ Esportes.Opovobr Com Copa Intercontinental, Fiba ensaia Campeonato Mundial. (Portuguese)
  2. ^ Estadao.com Pinheiros e Olympiacos começam a disputar o título da Intercontinental. (Portuguese)
  3. ^ Basquetepinheirense Especial Mundial: O Mundial é nosso!. (Portuguese)
  4. ^ FIBA - Intercontinental Cup of Clubs re-launched; FIBA, 5 August 2013
  5. ^ Euroleague.net Intercontinental Cup of clubs re-launched.
  6. ^ Esportes.Opovobr Com Copa Intercontinental, Fiba ensaia Campeonato Mundial. (Portuguese)
  7. ^ Estadao.com Pinheiros e Olympiacos começam a disputar o título da Intercontinental. (Portuguese)
  8. ^ FoxSports.com O Herói e o Vilão de Olympiacos 86 x 69 Pinheiros, pelo Mundial de Clubes. (Portuguese)
  9. ^ Gazetaesportiva.net Olympiacos bate Pinheiros e vence Copa Intercontinental. (Portuguese)
  10. ^ Fla derruba o Maccabi e fatura o maior título de sua história no basquete. (Portuguese)
  11. ^ Con Nicolás Laprovittola como MVP, Flamengo se consagró campeón Intercontinental. (Spanish)
  12. ^ LinguaSport.com VI Intercontinental Cup (São Paulo 1972).

External links

  • FIBA Intercontinental Cup official website
  • FIBA Intercontinental Cup History
  • Basquetepinheirense FIBA World Cup (Portuguese)
  • FIBA World Cup of Clubs
  • FIBA World Cup of Clubs (Portuguese)
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.