Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Premijer liga BiH
Sport Basketball
Founded 1992
Commissioner Miro Gugić
No. of teams 12
Country  Bosnia and Herzegovina
Most recent champion(s) Široki WWin
(9 title)
Most titles Široki WWin
(9 titles)
Official website basket.ba

The Basketball championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the top basketball competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The league is composed of 12 teams, each playing against the other eleven two times, home and away. After this portion concludes, the top six clubs are joined by the country's two representatives in the Adriatic League, KK Igokea and HKK Široki,[1] and enter "League 8". The best of these four teams go to the playoffs, and in the final best-of-five series, the Bosnian champion is crowned. The eight teams who do not make the playoffs go on to compete in the "relegation league," where a team's object becomes maintaining its standing and ability to play in the competition the following year. The women's league has ten clubs and operates in a similar way, with the top four teams joined by Željezničar and KK Jablanica in the final "League Six." Meanwhile, the six teams not in playoff contention play to avoid relegation.

Both leagues are operated by the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the end of the season in both leagues, the winners of two smaller league entities are invited to enter the next competition, while the bottom two teams (those that lost in relegation play) lose their places.

Champions[edit]

Prior to 1998, there were three separate leagues in Bosnia-Herzegovina, divided by ethnicity. Since then, there has been a unified league and a single champion each year.

Champions of Bosnia-Herzegovina

Season Men's champion Women's champion
1992-1993 KK Borac Borovica
1993-1994 KK Sloboda Dita ŽKK Jedinstvo Rudhem
1994-1995 KK Zenica Metalno KK Cenex Sarajevo
1995-1996 KK Sloboda Dita ŽKK Jedinstvo Aida
1996-1997 HKK Eronet Brotnjo ŽKK Jedinstvo BH Telecom
1997-1998 HKK Široki Brijeg ŽKK SAB Željezničar Sarajevo
1998-1999 KK Bosna Sarajevo ŽKK Željezničar New Time
1999-2000 KK Borac Nektar ŽKK Port Mladi Krajišnik
2000-2001 KK Igokea Aleksandrovac ŽKK Razvojna banka
2001-2002 HKK Feal Široki ŽKK Željezničar Feal
2002-2003 HKK Feal Široki ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo
2003-2004 HKK Široki Hercegtisak ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo
2004-2005 KK Bosna ASA BH Telecom ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo
2005-2006 KK Bosna ASA BH Telecom ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo
2006-2007 HKK Široki HT Eronet ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo
2007-2008 KK Bosna ASA BH Telecom ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo
2008-2009 HKK Široki Prima pivo ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo
2009-2010 HKK Široki TT Kabeli ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo
2010-2011 HKK Široki TT Kabeli ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo
2011-2012 HKK Široki WWin ŽKK Čelik
2012-2013 KK Igokea Laktaši ŽKK Mladi Krajišnik
2013-2014
Club / men Winners Winning Years
HKK Široki
9
1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
KK Bosna
7
1978, 1980, 1983, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008
KK Igokea
2
2001, 2013
KK Borac Banja Luka
2
1993, 2000
KK Sloboda Tuzla
2
1994, 1996
KK Čelik
1
1995
HKK Brotnjo
1
1997
Club / women Winners Winning Years
ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo
12
1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
ŽKK Mladi Krajišnik
3
2000, 2001, 2013
ŽKK Jedinstvo Tuzla
3
1994, 1996, 1997
ŽKK Čelik
1
2012
KK Cenex Sarajevo
1
1995

Champions of regional leagues[edit]

KSBiH league champions

Season Men's champion Women's champion
1993-1994 Sloboda Dita Tuzla Jedinstvo Rudhem Tuzla
1994-1995 Zenica Metalno Cenex Sarajevo
1995-1996 Sloboda Dita Tuzla Jedinstvo Rudhem Tuzla
1996-1997 Sloboda Dita Tuzla Jedinstvo Rudhem Tuzla
1997-1998 Bosna Sarajevo SAB Željezničar Sarajevo
1998-1999 Sloboda Dita Tuzla Željezničar New Time Sarajevo
1999-2000 Sloboda Dita Tuzla Željezničar New Time Sarajevo
2000-2001 Sloboda Dita Tuzla Željezničar Sarajevo
2001-2002 Sloboda Dita Tuzla Željezničar Feal Sarajevo

This league was organized by the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and it was recognized by FIBA until joint playoffs in 1998.

League of Republika Srpska champions

Season Men's champion Women's champion
1992-1993 Borac Borovica Banja Luka not held
1993-1994 Borac Banja Luka not held
1994-1995 Borac Nektar Banja Luka not held
1995-1996 Borac Nektar Banja Luka not held
1996-1997 Borac Nektar Banja Luka not held
1997-1998 Borac Nektar Banja Luka not held
1998-1999 Borac Nektar Banja Luka not held
1999-2000 Igokea Aleksandrovac Port Mladi Krajišnik Banja Luka
2000-2001 Igokea Aleksandrovac RB Mladi Krajišnik Banja Luka
2001-2002 Borac Nektar Banja Luka Bijeljina

League of Herzeg-Bosnia champions

Season Men's champion Women's champion
1993-1994 ? ?
1994-1995 ? ?
1995-1996 ? ?
1996-1997 Eronet Brotnjo Čitluk ?
1997-1998 Široki Brijeg ?
1998-1999 Eronet Brotnjo Čitluk ?
1999-2000 Eronet Brotnjo Čitluk Sirela Mljekara Livno
2000-2001 Široki Brijeg Županjac Tomislavgrad
2001-2002 Široki Brijeg Županjac Tomislavgrad

Individual Awards[edit]

Sponsorship and broadcasting rights[edit]

Official sponsors

Official broadcasters

See also[edit]

Basketball Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The leagues in Serbia and Slovenia also operate in a similar multi-stage system, with Serbia's Adriatic League representatives and Slovenia's Euroleague representative exempt from the first stage.