The 16 teams of Euroleague 2017/2018

The 16 teams of Euroleague 2017/2018

Brose Bamberg is the 16th team to join Euroleague 2017/2018. Andrea Trinchieri‘s boys won the German title securing their spot in the top european league.

Baskonia, Olympiacos, Anadolu Efes, Zalgiris, Barcelona, Panathinaikos, Fenerbahce, Crvena Zvezda, Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow, Maccabi Tel Aviv, Unicaja Malaga, EA7 Milano, Valencia, Khimki Moscow and Bamberg will fight for the 2017/2018 european title and, as usual, Cigarafterten will follow this league. Stay tuned.


The Cigarafterten European Basketball Power Rankings – Tuesday, May 30th

The Cigarafterten European Basketball Power Rankings – Tuesday, May 30th

The four European Cups are finished, it’s the right moment for updating The Cigarafterten European Basketball Power Rankings.

The Cigarafterten
European Basketball Power Rankings

Tuesday, May 30th

1️ FENERBAHCE (+3)  the turkish team won Euroleague 2016/2017. they are the European kings. This is a good news for Turkey, a country in love with basketball.

2️ CSKA MOSCOW (-1) – the russian giants will try to win Euroleague next season. Meanwhile, Dimitrios Itoudis boys want to win the VTB United League. We are confident they can do it.

3️ REAL MADRID (-1) – this team faces Unicaja Malaga in Liga ACB semifinals. It would not be easy for Real to win the title, but this is the reason why we like the spanish league. So many teams can fight for the title every year!

4️ OLYMPIACOS (-1) – who are the two finalists in the Greek League? Olympiacos and Panathinaikos, as usual. We think the Greek League is the most boring league in Europe. Do you agree?

5️ BASKONIA (+2)  Sito Alonso’s boys played a good basketball in Euroleague regular season, but then they failed in the playoff. Now Baskonia faces another challenge: the Liga ACB semifinal versus Valencia. What a challenge!

6️ PANATHINAIKOS (=) as you want to build a strong team, you have to play in a strong league. Panathinaikos and Olympiacos need stronger rivals in Greek League. As soon as possible.

7️ MALAGA (-2) – we all are waiting to see Joan Plaza boys in Euroleague next season. Meanwhile, we can see them in Liga ACB semifinals.

8️ BAMBERG (new entry) – the german champions got their spot in the Bundesliga finals. As you know the Bundesliga winner will play in Euroleague 2017/2018, as we wrote in our article Euroleague 2017/2018: we already know 13 of the 16 teams.

9️ CRVENA ZVEZDA (new entry) – not only a good season in Euroleague for this wonderful serbian team. Crvena Zvezda has already won ABA Liga and Serbian Cup and they are still in race for the Serbian League title.

1️0️ EFES (new entry) –  another turkish team in the Top 10. Efes got his ticket for Turkish League semifinals. We would not be surprised to see them in the finals.


Country: Turkey
Town: Istanbul
Colors: yellow & blue
Arena: Ulker Sports Arena
Leagues: Euroleague & TBSL
Coach: Zeliko Obradovic
Official website / Wikipedia page
Supplier: Nike

The perfect Sunday for European basketball lovers

The perfect Sunday for European basketball lovers

What a Sunday for European basketball fans. On Sunday, May 21 there are two Bundesliga games in the afternoon and the Euroleague finals. Ulm – Oldeburg and Brose Bamberg – Bayern Munich are the two semifinals in Germany. Two games to follow in the afternoon. Later we move to Istanbul, Turkey, where CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid face for the 3rd place, while the Euroleague title is an affair between Fenerbahce and Olympiacos.

Sunday, May 21

Euroleague F4
17:00 CSKA Moscow – Real Madrid
20:00 Fenerbahce – Olympiacos

Bundesliga playoffs SF game 1
15:00 Ulm – Oldenburg
15:00 Bamberg – Bayern Munich

Fenerbahce and CSKA advance to the Final Four

Fenerbahce and CSKA advance to the Final Four

Fenerbahce Istanbul and CSKA Moscow became the first two teams to advance to the 2017 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four. 

Game 3 results

#7 Baskonia –  #2 CSKA Moscow 88-90
CSKA wins 3-0

#5 Fenerbahce –  #4 Panathininaikos 79-61
Fenerbahce wins 3-0

#6 Efes – #3 Olympiacos 64-60
Efes leads 2-1

#8 Darussafaka – #1 Real Madrid 81-88
Real leads 2-1


Friday, April 28

Euroleague playoff game 4
18:30 Darussafaka – Real Madrid
20:15 Efes – Olympiacos