Top 10 Best European Basketball Clubs

The Top Ten
1 Fenerbahçe Ülker

Considering Fenerbahçe has not been in the league as long as its competition, I would say they have been and are the best EuroLeague team ever. Besides, they seem to have the most promising future as they continue to invest and treat basketball as their flagship sport.

At the moment, Fenerbahçe Ülker is the biggest team in Europe. This team achieved great success in only 10 years. It could beat half of the NBA teams, as demonstrated in Turkey against the Boston Celtics and in the U.S. against the Brooklyn Nets.

Such an amazing basketball club.

2 Panathinaikos BC

Just a legendary team in the past 20 years. Always a great fighter, even in the underdog position. I'll never forget the many times we met them and the great battles we had. They have been our big opponent in Europe many times, especially in the '00s (I'm a Maccabi fan).

They deserve respect, but we are a huge team also, and we never fear them! Just enjoying the great clashes between our teams! Hope we'll meet them again soon, and I hope they have the same respect for my team!

The best coach in Europe (Zelimir Obradovic), the best player in Europe (Dimitris Diamantidis), the best center in Europe (Mike Batiste), and Sarunas Jasikevicius. Simply legends!

Panathinaikos has had players-legends in the last 20 years like Dominique Wilkins, Dejan Bodiroga, Vassilis Spanoulis, Antonis Fotsis, and many others! Although European referees always play against Greek teams, there is no doubt that Panathinaikos is the greatest team in Europe. Call him "the emperor"!

3 Olympiakos BC

I am Panathinaikos, but surely Olympiakos is by far the best European team. They are ruling in Europe the last few years. Already 2 European Championships in a row and an Intercontinental Championship?

I hope we can manage to compete with them soon. We are one of the best, but always the first is to be remembered!

There's no one like Olympiakos. It brought the game to a different level. The Olympiakos team should be regarded as a lesson in the following years of European basketball.

Except for 2014, Olympiakos was the winner of the Final Four in 2012 and 2013. That means it is the best basketball team in the last 10 years because it has also won the most titles in these last 10 years!

4 Partizan

Club with the biggest heart! Coming from the small country of Serbia, this team can't match other teams financially. But when measuring talent, skill, and determination, and being 1992 EuroLeague champions, this team is surely one of the best teams in Europe!

They have the lowest budget in the EuroLeague but are able to beat the strongest teams in Europe. And their fans are amazing.

Look at their budget and the budget of other teams. And they manage to get to the Final Four.

5 Maccabi Tel Aviv

One of the greatest clubs in the history of European basketball. I am sure that Maccabi is the best team in Europe, even though they lost in the Final Four.

Maccabi are better than Partizan and Olympiakos. They are 6-time European champions.

Best basketball team ever. They will win the EuroLeague this year again, and it will be the 7th time. I love this team. Maccabi is the best.

6 BC Žalgiris

5 USSR titles, 2 USSR cups, EuroLeague title in debut season, Saporta Cup (EuroCup) title, North Region basketball title, many Baltic and Lithuanian titles, 1987 EuroLeague runner-up, 1986 World Trophy, loud and devoted fans, constantly in the top 16 of today's EuroLeague with low to mid budgets. Anything else worth mentioning?

One of the best basketball clubs ever!

Has some positive values, good team play.

7 Real Madrid

They have a very good history and continue always in that excellent form.

If success is a measure of the greatest clubs, then Real Madrid takes the crown.

8 Crvena Zvezda

Easily the best club in Serbia currently. I hope they win the 2017-18 Euroleague.

9 Anadolu Efes

This club is like a university of basketball. Every year, the most crazy talented persons emerge here.

10 BC Barcelona
The Contenders
11 CSKA Moscow CSKA Moscow is a major Russian sports club based in Moscow. It is popularly referred to in the West as "Red Army" or "the Red Army team" because during the Soviet era, it was a part of the Armed Forces sports society, which in turn was associated with the Soviet Army.
12 Aris Thessaloniki

The most historic team in Greece! The team of Nick Galis!

Best team of the 20th century? And what about Jugoplastika?

13 Galatasaray Liv Hospital

Obviously, they have the most beautiful supporters.

14 Jugoplastika Split

Simply the greatest ever. The club was destroyed by Croatian centralized politics and modern financially-driven sports. No one will ever reach the greatness that KK Split had in the 20th century because it was built on local power, sweat, and blood without any foreign influence.

You may not know where Split is or even know one club or player from this place, but try to explore a little bit. You will find nothing but pure gold and power.

I think FIBA said it all... The best European basketball club of the 20th century. The problem these days is that new generations are easily forgetting the past period.

In 3 to 5 years, when you mention, for example, Diamantidis, many of the new talents or fans will say, Diamantidis who? All in all, we must never forget these romantic teams as it was Jugoplastika Split. Greatest team of all time!

15 AEK Athens B.C.

In the top 3 of Greek league teams the last decade (except for 2012-2014), but the Queen is back!

I think AEK right now is in the top 10 of European basketball for sure! Last year they won the FIBA CL.

16 Montepaschi Siena
17 Saski Baskonia

This team, hailing from a small city, has become one of the best teams in Europe in recent years. In the last 10 years, it has played in four Final Fours, apart from winning titles in its own league.

It's a dangerous team!

18 PAOK Thessaloniki BC

The best European team 91-95, with 5 finals and 2 cups in Europe. With a little luck, it could be 5/5 cups!

19 Malaga
20 Olimpia Milano

The first Italian team to win in Europe. The team with the most Italian titles. The only EuroLeague Italian team.

21 KK Cibona

The second-best European club of all time after Jugoplastika Split. Unforgettable Dražen Petrović.

European Champions 1985 and 1986! Days of Glory!

22 Virtus Bologna
23 Pallacanestro Varese

Ten Champions Cup finals in a row in the seventies.
5 European Champions Cups
2 European Cup Winners' Cups
3 Intercontinental Cups

24 Hapoel Jerusalem
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