Dutch Basketball League

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Dutch Basketball League (DBL)
Current season, competition or edition:
2013–14 Dutch Basketball League
Netherlands FEB Logo.gif
Formerly Federatie Eredivisie Basketball (FEB)
Sport Basketball
Founded 1960
No. of teams 10
Country  Netherlands
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
(3rd 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 Federatie Eredivisie Basketball (FEB), 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 10 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 DBL seasons1 DBL titles Founded
          BC Apollo Flag of Amsterdam.svg Amsterdam Apollohal 0750 ± 750 2 0 2011
          Den Helder Kings Den-Helder flag.svg Den Helder Sporthal Sportcenter 1500 1,500 26 6 1981
          SPM Shoeters Den Bosch Hertogenbosch vlag.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Maaspoort 2800 2,800 43 15 1952
          GasTerra Flames Flag of Groningen City.svg Groningen Martiniplaza 4300 4,300 42 3 1951
          Challenge Sports Rotterdam Flag Rotterdam.svg Rotterdam Topsportcentrum 1000 1,000 24 0 1954
          Aris Leeuwarden Leeuwarden flag.svg Leeuwarden Sporthal Kalverdijkje 1700 1,700 10 0 2004
          Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden Leiden flag.svg Leiden Vijf Meihal 2000 2,000 27 3 1958
          Maxxcom BSW Flag of Weert.svg Weert Sporthal Boshoven 0000 32 1 1986
          Matrixx Magixx Flag of Wijchen.svg Wijchen Sporthal de Arcus 0700 700 14 1 2000
          Landstede Basketbal Flag zwolle.svg Zwolle Landstede Sportcentrum 1200 1,200 27 0 1995

* 1 Including the 2013–14 season.

Total league championships[edit]

Bold teams are still active in the Dutch Basketball League.

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 The Wolves Amsterdam Amsterdam 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965
Flamingo's Haarlem Haarlem 1986, 1971, 1972, 1973
3 GasTerra Flames Groningen 1982, 2004, 2010
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden Leiden 1978, 2011, 2013
2 Landlust Amsterdam Amsterdam 1962, 1963
Punch Delft Delft 1969, 1975
Kinzo Amstelveel Amstelveen 1976, 1977
1 BSW Weert Weert 1994
Blue Stars Diemen Diemen 1970
Matrixx Magixx Wijchen 2003
Herly Amsterdam Amsterdam 1966
SVE Utrecht Utrecht 1967
Transol Rotterdam-Zuid Rotterdam 1974

League champions[edit]

  • 1960 – The Wolves Amsterdam
  • 1961 – The Wolves Amsterdam
  • 1962 – Landlust Amsterdam
  • 1963 – Landlust Amsterdam
  • 1964 – The Wolves Amsterdam
  • 1965 – The Wolves Amsterdam
  • 1966 – Herly Amsterdam
  • 1967 – SVE Utrecht
  • 1968 – Flamingo's Haarlem
  • 1969 – Punch Delft
  • 1970 – Blue Stars Diemen
  • 1971 – Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem
  • 1972 – Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem
  • 1973 –Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem
  • 1974 – Transol Rotterdam-Zuid
  • 1975 – Raak Punch Delft
  • 1976 – Kinzo Amstelveen
  • 1977 – Kinzo Amstelveen
  • 1978 – Parker Leiden
  • 1979 – EBBC Den Bosch
  • 1980 – Nashua Den Bosch

Finals[edit]

Season Champion Score Runner-up Games
1997–98 Den-Helder flag.svg Hans Verkerk Keukens Den Helder 4–3 Flag of Groningen City.svg RZG Donar Groningen 86–71 67-74 73–72 101–91 86–93 76–80 91–67
1998–99 Flag of Amsterdam.svg Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam 4–3 Den-Helder flag.svg Hans Verkerk Keukens Den Helder 53–66 60–63 69–51 60–65 63–49 76–59 56–49
1999–00 Flag of Amsterdam.svg Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam 4–1 Werkendam vlag.svg Image Center Virtus Werkendam 64–54 61–58 84–68 64–71 78–62
2000–01 Flag of Amsterdam.svg Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam 4–2 Flag of Weert.jpg Vanilla BS Weert 91–70 78–82 106–67 78–79 76–51 78–67
2001–02 Flag of Amsterdam.svg Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam 4–3 Flag of Nijmegen.svg EiffelTowers Nijmegen 69–76 79–72 74–86 80–73 73–79 69–62 80–71
2002–03 Flag of Nijmegen.svg EiffelTowers Nijmegen 4–1 Almere vlag.svg BC Omniworld Almere 89–80 69–67 83–93 96–97 83–55
2003–04 Flag of Groningen City.svg MPC Capitals Groningen 4–2 Hertogenbosch vlag.svg Tulip Den Bosch 89–80 69–67 83–93 96–97 83–55
2004–05 Flag of Amsterdam.svg Ricoh Astronauts Amsterdam 4–0 Flag zwolle.svg Landstede Basketbal 84–73 79–75 81–70 73–43
2005–06 Hertogenbosch vlag.svg EiffelTowers Den Bosch 4–3 Flag of Groningen City.svg MPC Capitals Groningen 92–69 61–74 86–82 71–72 91–78 75–83 78–70
2006–07 Hertogenbosch vlag.svg EiffelTowers Den Bosch 4–0 Flag of Nijmegen.svg Matrixx Magixx 74–73 97–66 93–76 88–79
2007–08 Flag of Amsterdam.svg MyGuide Amsterdam 4–3 Hertogenbosch vlag.svg EiffelTowers Den Bosch
2008–09 Flag of Amsterdam.svg MyGuide Amsterdam 4–3 Hertogenbosch vlag.svg EiffelTowers Den Bosch
2009–10 Flag of Groningen City.svg GasTerra Flames 4–1 Flag of Bergen op Zoom.png WCAA Giants 89–65 76–80 84–79 62–60 88–78
2010–11 Leiden flag.svg Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden 4–3 Flag of Groningen City.svg GasTerra Flames 107–89 83–68 68–63 85–73 75–64 63–57 96–95
2011–12 Hertogenbosch vlag.svg EiffelTowers Den Bosch 4–1 Leiden flag.svg Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden 81–79 85–70 77–74 65–70 65–61
2012–13 Leiden flag.svg Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden 4–0 Leeuwarden flag.svg Aris Leeuwarden 74–73 63–68 74–64 59–65

Awards[edit]

External links[edit]