Euroleague Man

  • The EuroLeague is the top-tier professional basketball competition for men’s club teams in Europe.
  • The EuroLeague is composed of 18 teams from different countries across Europe, which are selected based on their performance in their domestic leagues and/or by earning a wild card spot.
  • The regular season consists of a round-robin format, with each team playing 34 games (17 home and 17 away), and the top eight teams advance to the playoffs. The playoffs consist of best-of-five series, and the winners of each series advance to the Final Four, which is held at a neutral location.

Euroleague Woman

  • The EuroLeague Women is the top-tier professional basketball competition for women’s club teams in Europe.
  • The EuroLeague Women competition features the best club teams from across Europe, with 16 teams competing in the regular season. The teams are selected based on their performance in their domestic leagues and/or by earning a wild card spot.
  • The regular season consists of a round-robin format, with each team playing 14 games (7 home and 7 away), and the top eight teams advance to the playoffs. The playoffs consist of best-of-three series, and the winners of each series advance to the Final Four, which is held at a neutral location.
 

The EuroLeague is widely considered to be the most prestigious and competitive club basketball competition in Europe. It attracts top-level players and coaches from around the world, and the quality of play is consistently high.

The league attracts top-level players and coaches from around the world, and the quality of play is consistently high. The league has a long and storied history, with many iconic moments and legendary players.

Overall, the EuroLeague is a highly competitive and respected basketball competition that showcases the best club teams and players from across Europe.

It is a source of pride for many European basketball fans, and its impact on the sport cannot be overstated.

Take a look at the Euroleague for Men website.

Take a look at the Euroleague for Woman website.

The Europa League is an annual football competition for clubs in Europe, organized by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). The competition was first introduced in 1971 as the UEFA Cup, and it was rebranded as the Europa League in 2009.

The Europa League is considered the second-tier club competition in Europe, behind the UEFA Champions League. It involves clubs from different European countries, who are not able to qualify for the Champions League, based on their domestic league position.

The competition consists of several qualifying rounds, followed by a group stage, knockout rounds, and a final. The winner of the Europa League is automatically qualified for the following season’s Champions League group stage. The competition is highly regarded by clubs, as it provides an opportunity to win a major European trophy and gain valuable experience playing against teams from different countries.

Notable clubs that have won the Europa League/UEFA Cup include Ajax, Sevilla, Inter Milan, Liverpool, Juventus, Tottenham Hotspur, and Real Madrid, among others.

 

Take a look at the Uefa Europa League website.

The Euro Hockey League (EHL) is the top-tier professional club field hockey competition in Europe, and it is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious and competitive hockey competitions in the world.

The competition was founded in 2007 and is organized by the European Hockey Federation. It features the best club teams from across Europe, with teams qualifying based on their performance in their domestic leagues and cup competitions.

The Euro Hockey League format consists of three stages: the KO16 (knockout stage with 16 teams), the Final 8 (quarterfinals, semifinals, and final), and the Grand Final. Each match is played over four quarters of 15 minutes each, with a 2-minute break at the end of each quarter and a 15-minute halftime break.

The competition is known for its high level of play, with many of the world’s top players and coaches participating. The EHL also has a number of unique features, including a special ranking system that awards points based on a team’s performance in each match, with extra points awarded for goals scored and for winning matches in extra time or a shootout.

The Euro Hockey League has become a major event on the field hockey calendar, and it attracts a large and passionate fan base from across Europe and beyond. The competition has helped to raise the profile of club field hockey, and it is widely seen as a model for how professional field hockey can be developed and promoted.

Take a look at the  EHL Eurohockey League website

Man

  • The EuroLeague Volleyball is a professional men’s volleyball competition in Europe, organized by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). The competition features the top club teams from across Europe and is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious and competitive volleyball competitions in the world.
  • The EuroLeague Volleyball format consists of three stages: the pool stage, the knockout stage, and the Final Four. In the pool stage, the teams are divided into groups and play each other in a round-robin format. The top teams from each group advance to the knockout stage, which is played over two legs (home and away). The winners of the knockout stage matches then advance to the Final Four, which is held at a neutral location and features two semifinals and a final.

Woman

  • The EuroLeague Women’s Volleyball is a professional women’s volleyball competition in Europe, organized by the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). The competition features the top club teams from across Europe and is widely considered to be the most prestigious and competitive women’s volleyball competition in the world.
  • The EuroLeague Women’s Volleyball format consists of three stages: the pool stage, the knockout stage, and the Final Four. In the pool stage, the teams are divided into groups and play each other in a round-robin format. The top teams from each group advance to the knockout stage, which is played over two legs (home and away). The winners of the knockout stage matches then advance to the Final Four, which is held at a neutral location and features two semifinals and a final.

The EuroLeague Volleyball competition is known for its high level of play, with many of the world’s top players and coaches participating. The competition has a long and storied history, with many iconic moments and legendary players.

The EuroLeague Volleyball has helped to raise the profile of professional women’s volleyball in Europe and has contributed to the growth of the sport globally. The competition is a major event on the volleyball calendar, attracting a large and passionate fan base from across Europe and beyond.

Take a look at the CEV website for Men.

Take a look at the CEV website for Woman.

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Volleyball
Editorial Office

CEV Presidential Elections: Former Volleyball National Team Player Roko Sikirić is a Candidate for the New President of the European Volleyball Confederation

Frane Zanic (Croatian Volleyball Federation President) and Roko Sikiric ( Candidate for the New President of the European Volleyball Confederation) – Photo: CVF

“I COME FROM A SMALL COUNTRY AND WILL BALANCE BETWEEN THE POWER OF THE LARGE AND THE SMALL”
Roko Sikirić

A press conference was held in Zagreb today to introduce the Croatian candidate Roko Sikirić for the presidency of the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV). The conference was held under the patronage of the Croatian Volleyball Federation, the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, and the Croatian Olympic Committee.

Former Croatian national team player Roko Sikirić is one of the main candidates for the presidency of CEV, which will elect new leadership this August.

“It is a great honor and responsibility to represent 56 member states, thousands of clubs, and players under this organization. Coming from a small country, yet with significant chances of winning. My advantage lies in having experienced all roles: I’ve been a player, a director in one of the biggest clubs, and also worked at CEV as the Head of Volleyball. Since I’m coming from a small country, I can balance between the power of the large and the small. Seeing the dissatisfaction growing within volleyball circles and the potential European volleyball holds, I openly expressed my candidacy and received great support from many countries,” emphasizes Roko Sikirić, whose campaign slogan is #Vote4Volleyball.

This 42-year-old Croatian and former volleyball player has 89 appearances for the Croatian national team. He has won numerous national and international trophies during his managerial tenure in Berlin. Additionally, he has successfully organized major club and national team competitions under the auspices of the CEV, leaving a profound mark on the European volleyball world.

“I am committed and eager to convey my more than thirty years of experience and knowledge to initiatives that will shape the trajectory of our beloved sport in the coming years. I plan to do that be implementing and upholding good governance practices that are efficient and transparent. I aim to take steps that will support inclusivity, innovations, and growth. And I am determined to do all that while creating opportunities for women in volleyball at all levels, from coaching to leadership roles, cultivating an environment that values and empowers them. Accountability and sustainability will be two of the pillars on which we can build a robust and responsible organization that will serve the needs of all its members.

I will vigorously support initiatives that bring fresh ideas and technologies to the forefront, ensuring that European Volleyball remains dynamic, exciting, and relevant in an ever-evolving global sports landscape. I will work tirelessly to implement projects that nurture grassroots, provide access to resources, and ensure that every National Federation, regardless of size, has the tools and platform to develop its volleyball community”, says Roko Sikirić.

Roko Sikirić has the full support of the Croatian Volleyball Federation, and their president emphasizes that Roko is the right choice for this position.

“Roko Sikirić’s candidacy is a great obligation and honor for such a small federation. Numerous countries and partners have stood by us, such as Slovenia and Serbia, who have enthusiastically embraced this idea. There are also many other countries on our side. Roko is a man who has gone through all the steps in volleyball, from player to director to manager of CEV’s major sports events. I believe he can elevate volleyball to an even higher level, both in Europe and worldwide. He comes with knowledge, experience, and understanding of the system, which is a big plus, and I believe other countries will recognize it. Through this candidacy, Croatian volleyball has shown that it is a serious and stable partner, and that we will achieve our goals in a very short period. The Croatian Volleyball Federation will thus become the first federation to push its candidate for the presidency of such a large confederation,” concludes Frane Žanić, president of the Croatian Volleyball Federation.

All information regarding Roko’s campaign as well as his program can be found on rokosikiric.eu.

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Hockey
Editorial Office

England’s men the big winners in EHL Ranking Table

Following the conclusion of the Euro Hockey League FINAL8 and the EuroHockey Trophy I events in Lousada and Hamburg, there will be significant movement to the EHL Ranking Tables.

The EHL Ranking Tables determines how many clubs each team will receive in the 2024/25 season’s Euro Hockey League and allocates those places based on performances over the past three years.

The Ranking Tables will be finalised following the EuroHockey Trophy II events in May in Zagreb (Men) and Alanya (Women). Irrespective of those results, a number of outcomes are already confirmed and cannot be changed at this stage.

On the men’s side, the Netherlands remain in first position following Pinoké and SV Kampong’s run to the GRAND FINAL in the Wagener Stadium.

Belgium will move up to second place while England make the biggest jump from fifth to third thanks to Old Georgian’s BRONZE MEDAL performance.

In tandem with Holcombe’s KO16 win over Racing Club de France and other English club performances in the three seasons, it helped lift England above both Spain and Germany.

Each of the Netherlands, Belgium and England will receive three spots in the EHL next season. Spain remain in fourth place, keeping their two spots. The national champions from each of these four nations will receive a bye to the EHL FINAL8 with their remaining teams going to the KO16.

Germany, meanwhile, drop from second to fifth place. It means they will only have two teams in EHL Men next season, both of whom will play in the KO16.

Austria move up a spot into sixth spot courtesy of Post SV’s run to the KO8 and SV Arminen’s third place finish in Trophy I. They will receive two KO16 tickets next season.

France are the team to drop down; they move from sixth to seventh and thus will only have one EHL KO16 spot next term as will Ireland, Scotland, Switzerland and Czechia.

For the women’s competition, the majority of entrants for next season’s expanded FINAL12 is already confirmed.

Mannheimer HC’s defeat of Club de Campo and Junior FC – allied to a Club an der Alster’s third place in Trophy I – boosted Germany’s quotient to move into the second place in the Ranking Table above Spain who are now in third place.

The Netherlands remain number one with Belgium in fourth spot. The significance is that Germany and Belgium will both receive an extra place at next season’s EHL weekend at Easter. The Dutch and Spanish clubs will receive two spots as well, like they did for the 2023/24 edition.

England remain in fifth place with one spot in the EHL. Who picks up the last three spots remains to be confirmed following the completion of the EuroHockey Trophy II in Alanya, Türkiye.

The finalised EHL Ranking Tables will be formally published after that event.

** Click here to see the June 2023 update to the EHL Men’s Ranking Table

** Click here to see the June 2023 update to the EHL Women’s Ranking Table

** How points are allocated can be found in the documents at the following link

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