Dutch Basketball League

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Dutch Basketball League (DBL)
Current season, competition or edition:
2014–15 Dutch Basketball League
Netherlands FEB Logo.gif
Formerly Eredivisie
Sport Basketball
Founded 1960
No. of teams 9
Country  Netherlands
Continent FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Donar
(4th title)
Most titles SPM Shoeters Den Bosch
(15 titles)
Related competitions Dutch Cup
Dutch Basketball Supercup
Official website www.basketballleague.nl

The Dutch Basketball League (DBL), formerly the Eredivisie, is the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. The league has a closed system. To participate a team has to have enough money and potential. The league began in 1960 as the Eredivisie and was organized by the NBB and later the FEB. In 1977 the league introduced the play-offs. At the moment the Dutch Basketball League consist of 9 teams and is played under the FIBA rules.

Rules[edit]

Each team has to play all the other teams in the league four times, twice at home and twice away. This means that the league's regular season ends after all teams play 36 matches. Like many other national domestic leagues in continental Europe, the Dutch Basketball League' takes a winter break once each team has played half of its scheduled games. At the end of the league, the eight best teams in the standings start a play-off, pitting the first place team in the standings versus the 8th place team in the standings, and so on. The quarter finals are played in a best-of-three format and the semi-finals are played in a best-of-five format, and the finals are played in a best-of-seven format.

Teams in the DBL are not allowed to have more than four players without a Dutch passport in their team.

Current clubs[edit]

Colors Club City Arena Capacity Seasons a Titles a Founded
          BC Apollo Flag of Amsterdam.svg Amsterdam Apollohal
1,500
3
0
2011
          Port of Den Helder Kings Flag of Den Helder.svg Den Helder Kingsdome
1,500
27
6
1981
          SPM Shoeters Den Bosch Flag of 's-Hertogenbosch.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Maaspoort
2,800
44
15
1952
          Donar Flag of Groningen City.svg Groningen Martiniplaza
4,500
43
4
1951
          Challenge Sports Rotterdam Flag of Rotterdam.svg Rotterdam Topsportcentrum
1,000
25
0
1954
          Aris Leeuwarden Flag of Leeuwarden.svg Leeuwarden Sporthal Kalverdijkje
1,700
11
0
2004
          Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden Flag of Leiden.svg Leiden Vijf Meihal
2,000
28
3
1958
          Maxxcom BSW Flag of Weert.svg Weert Sporthal Boshoven
33
1
1986
          Landstede Basketbal Flag of Zwolle.svg Zwolle Landstede Sportcentrum
1,200
28
0
1995
Note
^a – Correct as of 19 August 2014. Including the 2014–15 season.

Champions & Finals[edit]

Season Champion Score Runner–up Top seed Record Champions' coach Playoffs MVP
1945–46
DED Amsterdam N/A DED Amsterdam N/A
1946–47
DED Amsterdam N/A DED Amsterdam
13–1
N/A
1947–48
APGS Amsterdam N/A APGS Amsterdam N/A
1948–49
AMVJ Amsterdam N/A AMVJ Amsterdam N/A
1949–50
DED Amsterdam N/A DED Amsterdam N/A
1950–51
AMVJ Amsterdam N/A The Arrows Rotterdam AMVJ Amsterdam
3–0
N/A
1951–52
DED Amsterdam N/A Antilopen Haarlem DED Amsterdam
4–0
N/A
1952–53
DED Amsterdam N/A The Arrows Rotterdam DED Amsterdam
4–0
N/A
1953–54
DED Amsterdam N/A The Arrows Rotterdam DED Amsterdam
3–0
N/A
1954–55
AMVJ Amsterdam N/A SSD Delft AMVJ Amsterdam
3–0
N/A
1955–56
DED Amsterdam N/A SSD Delft DED Amsterdam
3–0
N/A
1956–57
The Wolves Amsterdam N/A Zeemacht Den Helder The Wolves Amsterdam
3–0
N/A
1957–58
DED Amsterdam
2–1
Blue Stars Diemen DED Amsterdam
18–0
N/A
1958–59
Blue Stars Diemen N/A N/A
1959–60
The Wolves Amsterdam N/A N/A
1960–61
The Wolves Amsterdam N/A Blue Stars Diemen The Wolves Amsterdam
20–2
N/A
1961–62
Landlust Amsterdam N/A N/A
1962–63
Landlust Amsterdam N/A N/A
1963–64
The Wolves Amsterdam N/A N/A
1964–65
The Wolves Amsterdam N/A N/A
1965–66
Herly Amsterdam N/A N/A
1966–67
SVE Utrecht N/A Landlust Amsterdam SVE Utrecht
20–3
N/A
1967–68
Flamingo's Haarlem N/A N/A
1968–69
Punch Delft N/A Blue Stars Diemen Punch Delft
21–2
N/A
1969–70
Blue Stars Diemen N/A Rotterdam-Zuid Blue Stars Diemen
17–3
N/A
1970–71
Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem N/A Rotterdam-Zuid Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem
22–0
Netherlands Jan Janbroers N/A
1971–72
Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem N/A FIAT Stars Diemen Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem
21–1
Netherlands Jan Janbroers N/A
1972–73
Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem N/A Raak Punch Delft Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem
19–3
Netherlands Jan Janbroers N/A
1973–74
Transol Rotterdam-Zuid N/A Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem Transol Rotterdam-Zuid
24–2
N/A
1974–75
Raak Punch Delft N/A Transol Rotterdam-Zuid Raak Punch Delft
23–1
N/A
1975–76
Kinzo Amstelveen N/A Buitoni Haarlem Kinzo Amstelveen
29–7
N/A
1976–77
Kinzo Amstelveen N/A Sperry Remington Den Bosch Kinzo Amstelveen
33–3
N/A
1977–78
Parker Leiden
2–1
Tripper Jeans Delft Falcon Jeans EBBC Den Bosch
30–6
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1978–79
EBBC Den Bosch
2–0
Parker Leiden EBBC Den Bosch
31–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1979–80
Nashua Den Bosch
2–0
Parker Leiden Parker Leiden
37–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1980–81
Nashua Den Bosch
2–0
Parker Leiden Parker Leiden
31–5
N/A
1981–82
Nationale Nederlanden Donar Groningen
3–1
Nashua Den Bosch Nashua Den Bosch
31–5
Netherlands Maarten van Gent N/A
1982–83
Nashua Den Bosch
3–0
Hatrans Haaksbergen Nashua Den Bosch
31–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1983–84
Nashua Den Bosch
3–1
Elmex Leiden Nashua Den Bosch
29–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1984–85
Nashua Den Bosch
3–0
Elmex Leiden Nashua Den Bosch
23–5
N/A
1985–86
Nashua Den Bosch
3–2
Doppeldouche Den Helder Nashua Den Bosch
30–6
N/A
1986–87
Nashua Den Bosch
3–1
Direktbank Den Helder Nashua Den Bosch
30–6
N/A
1987–88
Nashua Den Bosch
3–1
Miniware BS Weert Nashua Den Bosch
32–4
N/A
1988–89
Direktbank Den Helder
3–1
Nashua Den Bosch Nashua Den Bosch
31–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1989–90
Commodore Den Helder
3–2
Nashua Den Bosch Commodore Den Helder
33–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1990–91
Commodore Den Helder
3–0
Nashua Den Bosch Commodore Den Helder
29–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1991–92
Commodore Den Helder
3–2
Pro-Specs EBBC Den Bosch Pro-Specs EBBC Den Bosch
24–8
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1992–93
Falcon Jeans EBBC Den Bosch
4–2
Selex BS Weert Falcon Jeans EBBC Den Bosch
21–7
N/A
1993–94
Lanèche BS Weert
4–2
Canoe Jeans EBBC Den Bosch Mustang Jeans Den Helder
15–3
N/A
1994–95
Mustang Jeans Den Helder
4–1
GOBA Gorinchem Mustang Jeans Den Helder
22–6
N/A
1995–96
America Today Den Bosch
4–2
Rene Colthof Den Helder America Today Den Bosch
17–3
N/A
1996–97
Libertel Dolphins Den Bosch
4–3
Finish Profiles Amsterdam Libertel Dolphins Den Bosch
19–3
N/A
1997–98
Hans Verkerk Keukens Den Helder
4–3
RZG Donar Groningen Hans Verkerk Keukens Den Helder
18–4
N/A
1998–99
Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
4–3
Hans Verkerk Keukens Den Helder Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
18–4
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1999–00
Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
4–1
Image Center Werkendam Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
18–4
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
2000–01
Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
4–2
Vanilla BS Weert Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
17–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
2001–02
Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam
4–3
EiffelTowers Nijmegen EiffelTowers Nijmegen
13–7
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
2002–03
EiffelTowers Nijmegen
4–1
BC Omniworld Almere EiffelTowers Nijmegen
13–3
Netherlands Marco van den Berg N/A
2003–04
MPC Capitals Groningen
4–2
Tulip Den Bosch EiffelTowers Nijmegen
29–7
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
2004–05
Demon Astronauts Amsterdam
4–0
Landstede Basketbal Zwolle MPC Capitals Groningen
15–5
Israel Arik Shivek United States Joe Spinks
2005–06
EiffelTowers Den Bosch
4–3
Landstede Basketbal Zwolle MPC Capitals Groningen
15–3
Netherlands Randy Wiel N/A
2006–07
EiffelTowers Den Bosch
4–0
Matrixx Magixx Nijmegen EiffelTowers Den Bosch
36–4
Netherlands Randy Wiel N/A
2007–08
MyGuide Amsterdam
4–3
EiffelTowers Den Bosch MyGuide Amsterdam
31–9
Israel Arik Shivek N/A
2008–09
EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam
4–3
EiffelTowers Den Bosch EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam
35–5
Israel Arik Shivek N/A
2009–10
GasTerra Flames Groningen
4–1
WCAA Giants Bergen op Zoom GasTerra Flames Groningen
33–3
Netherlands Marco van den Berg N/A
2010–11
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
4–3
GasTerra Flames Groningen Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
30–6
Netherlands Toon van Helfteren N/A
2011–12
EiffelTowers Den Bosch
4–1
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
22–6
Austria Raoul Korner N/A
2012–13
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
4–0
Aris Leeuwarden EiffelTowers Den Bosch
30–6
Netherlands Toon van Helfteren N/A
2013–14
GasTerra Flames Groningen
4–3
SPM Shoeters Den Bosch GasTerra Flames Groningen
32–4
Croatia Ivica Skelin Netherlands Arvin Slagter

Titles by club[edit]

Denotes a team that is still active in the DBL
Denotes a team that has been dissolved
Titles Team City Winning years
15
SPM Shoeters Den Bosch 's-Hertogenbosch 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2006, 2007, 2012
7 ABC Amsterdam Amsterdam 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2009
6 Den Helder Kings Den Helder 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1998
4
Donar Groningen 1982, 2004, 2010, 2014
4
The Wolves Amsterdam Amsterdam 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965
4
Flamingo's Haarlem Haarlem 1986, 1971, 1972, 1973
3
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden Leiden 1978, 2011, 2013
2
Landlust Amsterdam Amsterdam 1962, 1963
2
Punch Delft Delft 1969, 1975
2
Kinzo Amstelveel Amstelveen 1976, 1977
1
BSW Weert 1994
1
Blue Stars Diemen Diemen 1970
1
Matrixx Magixx Wijchen 2003
1
Herly Amsterdam Amsterdam 1966
1
SVE Utrecht Utrecht 1967
1
Transol Rotterdam-Zuid Rotterdam 1974

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]