Best European Basketball Clubs


The Top Ten

1 Panathinaikos BC

I am not panathinaikos but it is sure the is best european team in the last 20 years and one of the best teams in the world just one hour ago panathinaiksa won siena and went to the euroleague final for its sixth title good luck

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! What else? Although European referees play always against Greek teams, there is no doubt that Panathinaikos is the greatest team in Europe. Call him "the emperor"!

simply the best! I am every weekend in the stadium and I will never being bored with this team!

Panathinaikos has a winning mentality. Plays for the win until the last second of the game.
The club has bought so many legendary players and has introduced into the game many classic games played into perfection (Who can forget the "pick and roll" plays of Diamantidis and Bastiste?
Furthermore has the most passionate supporters in Europe.You just have to be there to believe it

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2 Olympiakos BC

I am olympiakos and I think is a very good team but panathinaikos is better...

I am Panathinaikos, but surely Olympiakos is by far the best European team. They are ruling in Europe the last years. Already 2 European Championships in a row and Intercontinental Championship? I hope we can manage to compete them soon, we are of the best, but always the first is to be remembered!

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


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3 Fenerbahçe Ülker

This club is the best after the NBA clubs.

They are a rich and big sport club. They have power to get superstar. It started to dominate European basketball.

They are not from Europe. They are playing like an NBA team and also their fans are the best.

It's 'the' team, it's the 'coach's team'. Too many players has gone to NBA for the last 6 years but they still dominate every competition. No star players; the team is the star.

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4 Real Madrid

If success is a measure of the greatest clubs then real Madrid take the crown

Ten European Cups make Real Madrid the king of Europe

9 european cups more than anyone else

It's the best team in europe

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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 they lost on the final four.

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

Best club outside the NBA, top management, love you guys

Best team in europe. They r gonna win this year in istanbul wish em luck

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6 CSKA Moscow 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.

I think CSKA can win it all I'm with them

7 BC Barcelona

A team that can compete even with big NBA teams - MatrixGuy

Very good team batter then real madrid but not the best :D

8 Partizan

Club with the biggest heart! Coming from small country of Serbia, this team can't match other teams financially, but when measuring talent, skill, and determination, and 1992 Euroliga champions, this team is surely 1 of the best teams of Europe!

Look at their budget and budget from other teams. And they manage to get to the final four.

Partizan is a Religion! Come to Pionir HALL IN BELGRADE and Taste it!

Club which send every year a lot of good young players in NBA and Euroleague

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9 BC Žalgiris

Certain values behind it.

An amazing team and well assists and rebounds

One of the best basketball clubs ever!

The history, the soul, the passion

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10 Aris Thessaloniki

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

The best team in 1980

As fiba said Aris was the best team in 20th century in Europe

Best team of 20century? And what about jugoplastika?

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The Contenders

11 Montepaschi Siena
12 TAU Ceramica (Baskonia)

This team comes from a small city, in the last years had become in one of the best teams of Europe, inthe last 10 years has played four final fours, apart from the titles that has won in his own league, it's a dangerous team!

13 Malaga
14 Virtus Bologna

The best team in Italy

15 Olimpia Milano
16 Crvena Zvezda

Greatest fans in the world!

Best fans in the world

Best play this days


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17 Anadolu Efes

But only after Fenerbahçe

Best basketball clup in Turkey

Simply the best Efes Pilsen

This club is like a university of basketball. Every year mkst crayz talent persons range hear.

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18 Galatasaray Liv Hospital

Obviously they have most beautiful supporters.

Galatasaray is much better than some teams in top 10

What a support.. What a club.. What a fammily!

Galatasaray has the second best coach engin ataman after obradovic of fenerbahce in Europe.and its possible that galatasaray will beat strassburg at final of eurocup too..

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19 Jugoplastika Split

Most romantic basketball team of all times,coming from small fishermen city which gave greatest athletes in sports history...

I think FIBA said all...The best european basketball club of 20th century. Problem these days is that new generations easily forgeting past period.For 3 to 5 years when you mention for example Diamantidis many of 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!

Euroleague: 3 times
1988./89., 1989./90., 1990./91
Only club ever to win euroleague three times in a row
by FIBA greatest (european) basketball team of 20th century
PLayers that came out of JUgoplastika: Toni Kukoc :- 2nd rookie team 1994 (picked no.29 by Bulls)
- sixth man of the year 1996 wins first nba title with Jordans Bulls
-1997 2nd nba title
-1998 3rd nba title (only european player to win threpeat)
Dino Rađa:4 seasons in nba averaging 16,7 ppg and 8,4 rpg


20 AEK Athens B.C.

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

21 KK Cibona

Two tomes European champions. Two times European cup

Best team ever

European Champions 1985 and 1986! Days of Glory!

22 PAOK Thessaloniki BC

The best fans, rich history, dominated European basketball in the early-90's

23 Olimpia Milano

Forza Milano viva Milano

24 AEK Athens
25 Hapoel Jerusalem
26 Pallacanestro Varese

Ten Champions Cup final in a row in seventies.
5 European Champions Cup
2 European Cup Winners' Cup
3 Intercontinental Cup

Varese is the best

27 KK Union Olimpija

Club with heart of a dragon

28 Brose Bamberg
29 Saski Baskonia
30 BC Khimki
31 BC Rytas

Good defense,great players

32 Juventus Juventus Juventus Football Club S.p.A., colloquially known as Juve, is a professional Italian football club in Turin, Piedmont.
33 Pallacanestro Cantù
34 Apollon Patras

One of the greatest greek teams with great history


35 Iraklis
36 Maccabi Haifa
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Top Remixes

1. BC Barcelona
2. Olympiakos BC
3. Maccabi Tel Aviv
1. Partizan
2. Real Madrid
3. CSKA Moscow
1. CSKA Moscow
2. BC Barcelona
3. Maccabi Tel Aviv


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