In the season 2011-2012 for the victory in the Euroleague fought twenty-four European club.Entering commands into the tournament is determined in accordance with a fairly complex system of licenses.So, just get to the championship 13 teams that have long-term licenses, the current holder of the European Cup (not to be confused with the Euroleague) and ten teams with annual licenses.Of these ten, eight teams will enter immediately, and the remaining two tickets raffled among the sixteen teams in the qualifying round of play-off system.
participated in the tournament the following teams: Barcelona, ​​Caja Laboral, Real Madrid, Unicaja, Siena, Milan, Panathinaikos, Olympiacos, Efes Pilsen, Fenerbahce, CSKA Moscow, Maccabi, Zalgiris,
Bamberg, Bilbao, Kant,Prokom, Partizan, Olympia, Nancy, Zagreb, Galatasaray, Charleroi.The last two teams were in the tournament at the end of the qualifying round.Also in the tournament was the Russian UNICS - the winner of the European Cup.
draw for the tournament was held July 7, 2011 in Barcelona, ​​at the end of its 24 teams were divided into four groups.The first basket (A) entered Fenerbahce, Olympiakos, Kant, Bilbao, Caja Laboral, Nancy.The second (B) - CSKA Moscow, Panathinaikos, Unicaja, Zalgiris, Bamberg, Zagreb.The third (C) Real Madrid hit, Maccabi, Efes Pilsen, Milan, Partizan, Charleroi.Places in the fourth group (D) was the team Barcelona, ​​Siena, Unics, Galatasaray, Prokom, Olympia.
from each group to the next round of the fight out of four clubs, then started drawing of the top 16.The first basket came CSKA, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Fenerbahce.The second Panathinaikos, Maccabi, Siena and Olympiacos.The third UNICS, Kant, Efes Pilsen, Unicaja.And fourth - Galatasaray, Bilbao, Zalgiris, Milan.
In 1/4 final eight teams left.The first basket were Barcelona, ​​CSKA Moscow, Panathinaikos, Siena.In the second Maccabi, Bilbao, UNICS, Olympiakos.Following the meeting the final four were CSKA Moscow, Panathinaikos, Olympiakos and Barcelona.
Final Four was held in Istanbul from 11 to 13 May.In the semifinal CSKA Moscow and Panathinaikos, Olympiakos and Barcelona.CSKA managed to defeat the opponent, the game ended with the score 66-64.In the final, held on 13 May, the Russian club resisted the Greek Olympiakos.The fight was very hard, as a result of the Greek club managed to pull out a victory, won with a score 62-61.Third place was taken Barcelona.