From 1964 to 2023: Real Madrid’s eleven European Cups

2023- Kaunas (Madrid 79 – Olympiacos 78)

Real Madrid lifted the eleventh Euroleague at the Zalgirio Arena in a tremendous final against Olympiacos, resolved with an incredible basket by Sergio Llull with only 3.1 left to play. Walter Tavares, true dominator of the zones, was named MVP.

2018 – Belgrade (Madrid 85 – Fenerbahçe 80)

Real Madrid won its tenth European Cup in 2018 after beating Fenerbahçe (85-80) in the final in Belgrade (Serbia) with Doncic as MVP of the Final Four and the regular season, although the most decisive player in that title match was Fabien Causeur.

2015 – Madrid (Madrid 78 – Olympiacos 59)

The Ninth arrived in 2015. Surrounded by a dedicated Palacio, Real Madrid took revenge on Olympiacos (they had won the title in the 2013 London final) and they achieved their first Euroleague in 20 years (78-59). Spanoulis and company started commanding (15-21), but Laso’s scoreboard put a stop to the heart of this Olympiacos. After 40-41, Carroll took out his rifle (11 points in a row) and Nocioni finished off the party.

La Novena arrived in 2015. Surrounded by a dedicated Palacio, Real Madrid took revenge on Olympiacos (they had won the title in the London final two years earlier) and achieved their first Euroleague in 20 years.
La Novena arrived in 2015. Surrounded by a dedicated Palacio, Real Madrid took revenge on Olympiacos (they had won the title in the London final two years earlier) and achieved their first Euroleague in 20 years. JAVIER SORIANOAFP

1995 – Zaragoza (Madrid 73 – Olympiacos 61)

After 15 years of drought, Real Madrid did not give Olympiacos options in the Final Four in Zaragoza. Four Real Madrid players were included in the ideal five: Sabonis, Arlauckas, Antúnez and Isma Santos. It was the third European Cup for Zeljko Obradovic.

1980 – Berlin (Madrid 89 – Maccabi 85)

Llorente and Romay took over from Cabrera and Cristobal. Rullán was the hero against Maccabi Tel Aviv with 27 goals. A placid match for Madrid (75-61), which was complicated at the end with the eliminations of Corbalán and Meister. Maccabi got within three with four minutes to go (83-80), but Madrid signed up for the game.

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1978 – Munich (Madrid 75 – Varese 67)

Luyk and Ramos did not play, but they came out on their shoulders in the sixth European Cup that Madrid won by defeating Varese with 26 goals from Szczerbiak. Madrid began commanding (18-8), but Varese turned the game around with a 2-18 run. Madrid improved after the break.

1974 – Nantes (Madrid 84 – Varese 82)

Szczerbiak arrived and, after beating Italian Varese, Madrid won the triple crown. Corbalán established himself in the final with 16 points. The whites recovered from Meneguin’s great game (25 points and 9 rebounds). The catalyst for Real Madrid in the second half was Carmelo Cabrera.

Luyk, with the European champion trophy in 1974.
Luyk, with the European champion trophy in 1974.ACE DAILY

1968 – Lyon (Madrid 98 – Spartak Brno 95)

Spartak Brno had beaten Madrid in the league and started as a favourite. With Sevillano ruled out and Emiliano touched, the white team relied on a great performance from Luyk, Brabender and Aike to decide at the end.

1967 – Madrid (Madrid 91 – Simmenthal 83)

Simmenthal’s Italians started as favourites, despite the fact that it was played in Madrid. Very even game (74-74 with five minutes to go). Luyk was a colossus until his elimination and then Emiliano appeared to solve.

1965 – Madrid-CSKA First leg in Moscow (88-81) | Return in Madrid (76-62)

Madrid was able to beat CSKA in Moscow, but in their intention not to concede too much of a difference, they ended up losing. In the lap at the Frontón Vista Alegre he was much better, especially due to the bad afternoon of Volnov and Alachachan, Russian figures.

Carlos Sevillano among the second European Cup won by Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu.
Carlos Sevillano among the second European Cup won by Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu.ACE DAILY

1964 – First leg in Brno (110-99) | Return in Madrid (84-64)

Injuries to Sevillano and Luyk weighed down Real Madrid on their visit to Spartak Brno, which led them by twenty points (84-64, min. 25). In Madrid there was another great fight that was resolved in the second half.

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