With 16 elite teams from Europe’s biggest cities, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague is the continent’s most prestigious basketball competition, watched by millions of fans around the world.
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Founded in 2000 under a breakthrough private organizational model for European professional team sports, Euroleague Basketball manages the continent's two premier men's basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and 7DAYS EuroCup, as well the sport's premier under-18 showcase, the EuroLeague Basketball Adidas Next Generation tournament. Both the men's and junior European champions are crowned each spring at world basketball’s signature weekend event, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four.
Turkish Airlines EuroLeague | The regular season begins in October, finishing in April and is followed by the playoff stages. The final four then battle it out in May for the coveted Turkish Airlines EuroLeague title, in a weekend showcasing the best of European basketball.
Hosted in the German capital of Berlin, last season’s final four was one of the most competitive since the format was introduced in 1966. With defending champions Real Madrid unable to reach the latter stages of the competition, the platform was set for a new champion to emerge from a thrilling set of matches. Following closely fought semi-finals, CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahçe advanced to the final. After scores were level at the end of the fourth quarter, the game went into overtime, where CSKA Moscow came out victorious in an emphatic 101 – 96 victory.