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Basketball League of Serbia
Basketball League of Serbia
Basketball League of Serbia logo.png
Country  Serbia
Confederation FIBA Europe
Founded 2006; 12 years ago (2006)
First season 2006-07
Number of teams 18
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Serbian League B
Domestic cup(s) Radivoj Kora? Cup
Current champions Crvena zvezda (19th title)
(2017-18)
Most championships Partizan (21 titles)
CEO Darko Jovi?i?
TV partners RTS
Arena Sport
Website kls.rs
2018-19 season

The Basketball League of Serbia (Serbian ? () / Ko?arka?ka liga Srbije (KLS)), is the highest tier level (excluding the level 0 ABA) men's professional club basketball competition in Serbia. Founded in 2006, it is run by the Basketball Federation of Serbia.

Rules

Competition format

The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Serbia, consists of Serbian First League which have 14 and Serbian Super League which have 8 teams.

For the 2013-14 season, the top four teams in First League will be promoted to Super League with four Serbian teams from the Adriatic League. The team positioned 14th in First League will be relegated to a lower league - Basketball League of Serbia B. The best 4 clubs in Super League goes to Playoff stage and top four teams in regular part will qualify for the next season of the Adriatic League.

Arena standards

Currently, clubs must have home arenas with capacity of minimum 1,000 seats.

History

Competition name

  • 2006-2007: Sinalco Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2007-2009: Swisslion Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2009-2011: Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2011-2013: Agro?iv Basketball League of Serbia[1]
  • 2013-2016: Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2016-present: Mozzart Basketball League of Serbia

League commissioners

  • 2006-2011: Tihomir Bubalo
  • 2011-2013: Predrag Boji?
  • 2013-present: Darko Jovi?i?

Current teams

Teams that play in the 2018-19 First Adriatic League
Teams that play in the 2018-19 Second Adriatic League

Title holders

Titles by club

Club Champions Winning years Runner-up
Partizan
8
2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
2
Crvena zvezda
4
2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
5
Vr?ac
0
3
FMP
0
2

Play-off Finals

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All-time national champions

Total number of national champions won by Serbian clubs. Table includes titles won during the Yugoslav First Federal League (1945-1992) and First League of Serbia and Montenegro (1992-2006) as well.

Club Champions Winning years Runner-up
Partizan
21
1975-76, 1978-79, 1980-81, 1986-87, 1991-92, 1994-95, 1995-96, 1996-97, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
16
Crvena zvezda
19
1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1968-69, 1971-72, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1997-98, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18
14
OKK Beograd
4
1958, 1960, 1963, 1964
1
Proleter Zrenjanin
1
1956
4
Radni?ki Belgrade
1
1972-73

Serbian basketball clubs in international competitions

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Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Regional
Euroleague
(1958-)
Eurocup
(2002-)
Saporta Cup
(1966-2002)
FIBA Europe Cup
(2015-)
EuroChallenge
(2003-2015)
Kora? Cup
(1971-2002)
ABA League
(2001-)
Balkan League
(2008-)
C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF
Partizan 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 6 2 4 0 0 0
OKK Beograd 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crvena zvezda 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 2 6 0 0 0
Radni?ki Beograd 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vr?ac 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
FMP ?eleznik 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
Mega Basket 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Radni?ki Kragujevac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

FIBA European League and EuroLeague

So far, 17 Serbian teams took part in a FIBA or Euroleague Basketball Company club competition since 1958. The most successful club by participation and trophies is Partizan. They had a total of 39 seasons of which 22 in the elite competition, EuroLeague. Partizan won four trophies, the Champions Cup in Istanbul in 1992 and 3 Kora? Cups in 1978, 1979 and 1989. The second most successful is Crvena zvezda with 30 seasons and one trophy in Europe. They won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1974.

Statistical leaders

Awards

Notable players

See also

References

  1. ^ "Kompanija Agro?iv generalni sponzor KLS". kls.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 2013. 

External links


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