National Basketball League (Bulgaria)

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National Basketball League (NBL)
NBL League Logo.gif
Sport Basketball
Founded 1942
No. of teams 9
Country Bulgaria Bulgaria
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Levski Sofia (18th title)
Most titles Lukoil Academic (23 titles)
Level on pyramid 1st Tier
Relegation to Division A - 2nd Tier
Domestic cup(s) Bulgarian Cup
Official website nbl.basketball.bg

The Bulgarian National Basketball League (NBL) is the highest professional basketball league in Bulgaria. It was founded in 2008. Previously, it was called the Bulgarian A Division. The A Division is now the second level professional league in Bulgaria.

In 2013-14 season, there will be nine teams in the National Basketball League.

Current clubs[edit]

The clubs for the 2014–15 season:

Club
Regular season finish
in 2013-14
Hall Capacity
Balkan Botevgrad 2nd Arena Botevgrad 4,000
Beroe 9th Municipal Hall 800
Cherno More Port Varna 4th Hristo Borisov 800
Chernomorets 8th Boycho Branzov 700
Levski Sofia 3rd Universiada Hall 4,000
Lukoil Academic 1st Sports complex Hall 550
Rilski Sportist 6th Arena Samokov 2,500
Spartak Pleven 7th Balkanstroy 1,200
Yambol 5th Diana 2,200

Champions[edit]

Titles by Club[edit]

  • Bianco e Rosso.svg Akademik: 23
    • 1957, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 600px Bianco e Azzurro (Bordato).png Levski Sofia: 18
    • 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2014
  • 600px Rosso con Stella Rossa.png CSKA Sofia: 12
    • 1949, 1950, 1951, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • 600px Rosso e Nero (Strisce).png Lokomotiv Sofia: 6
    • 1943, 1948, 1955, 1961, 1964, 1966
  • 600px Verde Bianco Verde.png Balkan Botevgrad: 4
    • 1974, 1987, 1988, 1989
  • Bianco Con Striscia Nera.svg Slavia Sofia: 3
    • 1952, 1953, 1997
  • 600px Dark blue with V2.png Cherno More Port Varna: 3
    • 1985, 1998, 1999
  • 600px Bianco con striscia verticale spessa Blu.png Spartak Pleven: 2
    • 1995, 1996
  • 600px Blu e Giallo (Quadrati).png Yambol: 1
    • 2002

Latest finals[edit]

Season Champion Score Runner-up
2000–01 Levski 3–0 Yambol
2001–02 Yambol 3–0 Lukoil Academic
2002–03 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Levski
2003–04 Lukoil Academic 3–0 CSKA
2004–05 Lukoil Academic 3–0 CSKA
2005–06 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Cherno More
2006–07 Lukoil Academic 3–0 CSKA
2007–08 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Balkan
2008–09 Lukoil Academic 3–1 Cherno More
2009–10 Lukoil Academic 3–1 Levski
2010–11 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Levski
2011–12 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Levski
2012–13 Lukoil Academic 3–2 Levski
2013–14 Levski 3–2 Lukoil Academic

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