Big names of European club basketball are included in the line-up for the 2007-2008 EuroCup, EuroLeague Women and EuroCup Women season which were announced by FIBA Europe, Thursday.
Cholet Basket, PAOK Thessaloniki, AEK Athens, Lokomotiv Rostov, Spartak St. Petersburg, Ural Great Perm, Banvit BC, Zlatorog Lasko and Khimik Yuzhny are among 39 clubs from 23 countries which will participate in the EuroCup Men, FIBA Europe’s flagship club competition.
The EuroCup will hold two elimination rounds before the group stage, when the remaining 16 teams will form four groups of four clubs.
Holders Spartak Moscow Region, city rivals CSKA and Dynamo, Ros Casares, Bourges, Gambrinus SIKA Brno, are some of the topnotch names in EuroLeague Women.
Fifty three clubs have registered for EuroCup Women. The system of competition for both women’s competitions remains the same.
A total of 116 clubs have registered for all three competitions.
The general assembly of the EuroCup Men and EuroLeague Women will take place at Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich, Germany, on August 4.
The draws for all club competitions will be held at the same venue a day later, August 5.
The following clubs will participate in the 2007-2008 season:
Dexia Mons-Hainaut (Belgium), Kosarkaski Klub Igokea (Bosnia & H.), Spartak-Pleven (Bulgaria), KK Zagreb (Croatia), Cedevita (Croatia), Proteas EKA AEL (Cyprus), Keravnos Nicosia (Cyprus), APOEL Nicosia (Cyprus), BK Prostejov (Czech R.), Bakken Bears Aarhus (Denmark), Tartu University/Rock (Estonia), Team Lappeenranta (Finland), Cholet Basket (France), BCM Gravelines Dunkerque (France), BC Energy Invest (Georgia), Olympias Patras (Greece), Olympia BC S.A. (Greece), PAOK BC (Greece), Maroussi BC Athens (Greece), AEK BC Athens (Greece), KR (Iceland), Ironi Iscar Nahariya (Israel), BC Barons/LMT (Latvia), BC Strumica 2005 (FYROM), Amsterdam Astronauts (Netherlands), U-MobiTelco Cluj Napoca (Romania), Elba Timisoara (Romania), Lokomotiv Rostov (Russia), CSK VVS-Samara (Russia), BC Spartak-Primorye (Russia), Spartak St. Petersburg (Russia), Ural Great Perm (Russia), KK Zlatorog Lasko (Slovenia), Plannja Basket (Sweden), Banvit BC (Turkey), BC Khimik Yuzhny (Ukraine), Cherkasy Basket (Ukraine), BC Dnipro (Ukraine), Odessa BC (Ukraine)
Dexia Namur (Belgium), Jolly JBS Sibenik (Croatia), Gambrinus SIKA Brno (Czech R.), ZVVZ USK Praha (Czech R.), USVO Valenciennes Olympic (France), Bourges Basket (France), ESB Villeneuve D'Ascq (France), USO Mondeville (France), MKB-Euroleasing Sopron (Hungary), MiZo Pécs 2010 (Hungary), Phard Napoli (Italy), C.A. Faenza Pallacanestro (Italy), TTT Riga (Latvia), TEO Vilnius (Lithuania), TS Wisla Can-Pack Krakow (Poland), Lotos Gdynia (Poland), Spartak Moscow Region (Russia), CSKA Moscow (Russia), Dynamo Moscow (Russia), UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia), Kosit 2013 Kosice (Slovak R.), Ros Casares Valencia (Spain), Halcon Avenida (Spain), Fenerbahce SC (Turkey)
Flamurtari (Albania), Flying Foxes Post SV Wien (Austria), Novia Munalux Namur (Belgium), BC Zeljeznicar (Bosnia & H), BC Dunav (Bulgaria), Gospic (Croatia), Osiguranje (Croatia), KV Imperial AEL (Cyprus), KARA Trutnov (Czech R.), Challes-Les-Eaux Basket (France), Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France), Pays d'Aix Basket 13 (France), Basket Lattes Montpellier (France), TSV 1880 Wasserburg (Germany), Apollon Ptolemaida (Greece), Panionios G.S.S. (Greece), Szeviep-Szeged (Hungary), Zala Volan ZTE (Hungary), Seat Foton Györ (Hungary), Elektra Ramat-Hasharon (Israel), Elitzur Ramla (Israel), S.S.D. Reyer Venezia Mestre S.P.A. (Italy), Cras Basket Taranto (Italy), Lavezzini Basket Parma (Italy), A.S.D. Pallacanestro Femminile Schio (Italy), Basketball Team Letzebuerg (BBTL) (Luxembourg), ZKK Buducnost (Montenegro), KS AZS-PWSZ Gorzow WLKP (Poland), MKS Orzel Polkowice (Poland), Clube Amigos do Basquete (Portugal), Clube Futebol Uniao (Portugal), Clube Juvenil Boa Viagem (Portugal), Baschet ICIM Arad (Romania), Dynamo Kursk (Russia), Nadezda (Russia), Dynamo Moscow Region (Russia), BC Chevakata (Russia), KK Hemofarm Vrsac (Serbia), Vojvodina NIS-Naftagas (Serbia), MBK Ruzomberok (Slovak R.), Hondarribia-Irun (Spain), Extrugasa-Cortegada (Spain), Baloncesto San José (Leon) (Spain), Gran Canaria La Caja de Canarias (Spain), 08 Stockholm HR (Sweden), Université BC Neuchatel (Switzerland), Sdent Sierre Basket (Switzerland), Galatasaray Sports Club (Turkey), Botas Spor Club (Turkey), Panküp Ted Kayseri Koleji SC (Turkey), Besiktas JK Colaturka (Turkey), BSC DNIPRO (Ukraine), Kozachka-Zalk Zaporozhye (Ukraine), Coca-Cola Rhondda (Wales)