Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol

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Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol
Portuguese Basketball Premier League
Current season, competition or edition:
2013–14 LPB season
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Sport Basketball
Founded 2008
No. of teams 11
Country Portugal Portugal
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Benfica
Most titles Benfica (24)
Official website Official Website

The Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol (in English: Portuguese Basketball League) is the top men’s basketball league in Portugal. From the 2008-09 season onwards, the competition will be organized once again by the Federação Portuguesa de Basquetebol after 13 seasons. This was caused by the fold of the LCB, after many years of financial problems, with the league now being semi-professional.

Between the seasons 1965–66 and 1973–74 the league champions were determine by a tournament between the winners of the Campeonato Metropolitano (representing Portugal) and the champions of Portugal's then-colonies Mozambique and Angola, in similar fashion as the Portuguese roller hockey championship was also played during those seasons. However the first of these tournaments never came to be due to a protest launched by the Mozambican team Sporting de Lourenço Marques.

Portuguese champions[edit]

Campeonato Metropolitano champions[edit]

Liga de Clubes de Basquetebol champions[edit]

Year Final
Champion Score Runner-Up
1995–96 Porto (7) 3–1 Benfica
1996–97 Porto (8) 3–1 Oliveirense
1997–98 Estrelas Avenida 3–2 Ovarense
1998–99 Porto (9) 3–1 Illiabum
1999–2000 Ovarense (2) 3–0 Porto
2000–01 Portugal Telecom 3–1 Oliveirense
2001–02 Portugal Telecom (2) 3–0 Oliveirense
2002–03 Portugal Telecom (3) 3–2 Oliveirense
2003–04 Porto (10) 3–1 Queluz
2004–05 Queluz (2) 3–0 Ovarense
2005–06 Ovarense (3) 3–0 Ginásio
2006–07 Ovarense (4) 3–2 Porto
2007–08 Ovarense (5) 4–3 Porto

Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol champions[edit]

Year Final
Champion Score Runner-Up
2008–09 Benfica (21) 4–0 Ovarense
2009–10 Benfica (22) 4–1 Porto
2010–11 Porto (11) 4–3 Benfica
2011–12 Benfica (23) 3–2 Porto
2012–13 Benfica (24) 3–1 Académica de Coimbra

Total championships[edit]

Team Won Years won
Benfica 24 1940, 1946, 1947, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
Porto 11 1952, 1953, 1972, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2011
Sporting CP 08 1954, 1956, 1960, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982
Carnide 07 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1941, 1943, 1944
Ovarense 05 1988, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008
Académica de Coimbra 04 1949, 1950, 1955, 1959
Vasco da Gama 03 1942, 1948, 1951
Sporting de Lourenço Marques (MOZ) 03 1968, 1971, 1973
Portugal Telecom 03 2001, 2002, 2003
Belenenses 02 1939, 1945
Barreirense 02 1957, 1958
Queluz 02 1984, 2005
Conimbricense 01 1933
União de Lisboa 01 1934
Benfica de Luanda (ANG) 01 1967
CD Malhangalene (MOZ) 01 1974
Ginásio 01 1977
Estrelas Avenida 01 1998

Trivia[edit]

  • Benfica became the second team in basketball history to achieve a perfect regular season (100% wins) in the 2008/2009 season, after Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 70's.

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