Basketball League Belgium

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Basketball League Belgium (BLB)
Ethias League
Current season, competition or edition:
2013–14 Ethias League
Ethias League logo.png
Sport Basketball
Founded 1928
No. of teams 10
Country Belgium Belgium
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Oostende
(14th title)
Most titles R.C. Mechelen
(15 titles)
Related competitions Belgian Cup
Level on pyramid 1st Tier (Belgium)
Official website basketleague.be

The Basketball League Belgium (BLB), also known as the Ethias League, is the highest tier professional basketball league in Belgium.

Teams[edit]

Colors Club City Arena Capacity Titles
          Port of Antwerp Giants Antwerp Lotto Arena 5,218 1
          Kangoeroes Basket Willebroek Willebroek Sporthal de Schalk 1,000 0
          Excelsior Brussels Brussels Piscine de Neder-Over-Hembeek 1,200 0
          Liège Basket Liège Country Hall Ethias 5,000 0
          Telenet Oostende Oostende Country Hall Ethias 5,000 14
          Belfius Mons-Hainaut Mons Mons Arena 4,000 0
          Okapi Aalstar Aalst Generali Forum 2,800 0
          Spirou Charleroi Charleroi Spiroudome 6,200 10
          Leuven Bears Leuven Sportoase 3,400 0
          VOO Wolves Verviers-Pepinster Verviers Halle du Paire 4,000 0

League champions[edit]

  • 1928 : Brussels A.C.
  • 1929 : Daring B.C.
  • 1930 : Brussels A.C.
  • 1931 : Brussels A.C.
  • 1932 : Daring B.C.
  • 1933 : Brussels A.C.
  • 1934 : Daring B.C.
  • 1935 : Amicale Sportive
  • 1936 : Amicale Sportive
  • 1937 : Fresh Air
  • 1938 : Fresh Air
  • 1939 : Royal IV B.C.
  • 1940 : Not contested
  • 1941 : Not contested
  • 1942 : Royal IV B.C.
  • 1943 : Not contested
  • 1944 : Not contested
  • 1945 : Not contested
  • 1946 : Semailles B.C.
  • 1947 : Semailles B.C.
  • 1948 : Semailles B.C.
  • 1949 : Semailles B.C.
  • 1950 : Semailles B.C.
  • 1951 : Semailles B.C.
  • 1952 : Royal IV B.C.
  • 1953 : Royal IV B.C.
  • 1954 : Royal IV B.C.
  • 1955 : Hellas Gent

Performance by club[edit]

Cl. Team Club Number Title(s) Season(s) Division today
1 R. Maes Pils Mechelen 71 15 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1980, 1987, 1989,
1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994
Disappeared
2 Telenet BC Oostende 245 14 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1995, 2001, 2002,
2006, 2007, 2012, 2013
D1
3 Spirou Charleroi 284 10 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 D1
4 R. Ford Antwerpse 49 8 1956, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1973 Disappeared
5 Royal IV 11 7 1939, 1942, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958 Disappeared
6 Semailles 38 6 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951 Disappeared
7 Fresh Air 3 4 1937, 1938, 1978, 1979 Disappeared
- Brussels A.C. 1 4 1928, 1930, 1931, 1933 Disappeared
9 Daring B.C. 2 3 1929, 1932, 1934 Disappeared
10 Standard de Liège Basket 1272 2 1970, 1977 Disappeared
- Bus Fruit Lier 124 2 1971, 1972 Disappeared
- Amicale Sportive 7 2 1935, 1936 Disappeared
13 Euphony Bree 1093 1 2005 Disappeared
- Port of Antwerp Giants 71 1 2000 D1
- Hellas Gent 87 1 1955 Disappeared
- Standard de Liège Basket 1188 1 1968 Disappeared

League MVP[edit]

Year Player Position Nationality Team
2000–01 Praškevičius, VirginijusVirginijus Praškevičius PF  Lithuania Telindus Oostende
2001–02 Biggs, RalphRalph Biggs PF  United States Telindus Oostende (2)
2002–03 Faison, MarcusMarcus Faison SG  United States Spirou Charleroi
2003–04 Riddick, AndreAndre Riddick C  United States Spirou Charleroi (2)
2004–05 Faison, MarcusMarcus Faison (2) SG  United States Spirou Charleroi (3)
2005–06 Evans, GeorgeGeorge Evans PF  United States Dexia Mons-Hainaut
2006–07 Matela, LenLen Matela C  United States Sanex Antwerp Giants
2007–08 Fischer, D'orD'or Fischer C  United States Euphony Bree
2008–09 Lojeski, MattMatt Lojeski F  United States Okapi Aalstar
2009–10 Thomas, WillWill Thomas PF  United States Liège Basket
2010–11 Mallet, DemondDemond Mallet PG  United States Spirou Charleroi (4)
2011–12 Copeland, ChristopherChristopher Copeland F  United States Okapi Aalstar (2)
2012–13 Lojeski, MattMatt Lojeski (2) F  United States Telenet Oostende (3)

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