Turkish Basketball Championship

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Turkish Basketball Championship
Current season, competition or edition:
defunct
Sport Basketball
Founded 1946
Country Turkey
Most titles Galatasaray (11)
Official website tbf.org.tr

The Turkish Basketball Championship (Turkish: Türkiye Basketbol Şampiyonası) is a defunct basketball league competition in Turkish basketball, ran by the Turkish Basketball Federation from 1946 to 1967.

Champions[edit]

Year
Winner
Runners-up
1946 Beykozspor Galatasaray
1947 Galatasaray Kurtuluş SK
1948 Galatasaray Mülkiye
1949 Galatasaray Harp Okulu
1950 Galatasaray Harp Okulu
1951 Harp Okulu Galatasaray
1952 Harp Okulu Galatasaray
1953 Galatasaray Mülkiye
1954 Modaspor Fenerbahçe
1955* Galatasaray and Modaspor none
1956 Galatasaray Fenerbahçe
1957 Fenerbahçe Vefa SK
1958 Modaspor Fenerbahçe
1959 Fenerbahçe Modaspor
1960 Galatasaray Darüşşafaka SK
1961 Darüşşafaka SK Galatasaray
1962 Darüşşafaka SK İTÜ B.K.
1963 Galatasaray Fenerbahçe
1964 Galatasaray Fenerbahçe
1965 Fenerbahçe İTÜ B.K.
1966 Galatasaray İTÜ B.K.

All champions[edit]

Team Winner Runners-up
Galatasaray 11 4
Fenerbahçe 3 5
Modaspor 3 1
Harp Okulu 2 2
Darüşşafaka SK 2 1
Beykozspor 1 0

1955 withdrawal incident[edit]

1955 Turkish Basketball Championship Season - Half Cup
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News of the Half Cup - 2.jpg

On April 25, 1955, the last game of the championship was Fenerbahçe against Galatasaray at Spor Sergi Sarayı. Galatasaray and Modaspor were in the championship race until the last game and their points were the same. Therefore, the last game was very important for Galatasaray and Modaspor as a result of the champion would be determined by total point difference. In the game, Fenerbahçe Director withdrew their team from the match just 44 seconds left to the end of the game due to the result Galatasaray 40 Fenerbahçe 27 and the point difference would enough make Galatasaray SK league champion. Therefore, the match could not be concluded. Nevertheless, the Federation of Sports Game declared that such behavior and action of the Fenerbahçe Director would not be acceptable and there were two champions Galatasaray and Modaspor in that year. The cup was split into two pieces and both teams could keep these in their museums.(Half Cup) After this match, Fenerbahçe Directors were sent to Disciplinary Committee and Fenerbahce were punished to pay 2000 Turkish Lira penalty fee.[1][2][3]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L F A Point
1 Galatasaray
5
4
0
1
302
222
9
1 Modaspor
5
4
0
1
9
3 Fenerbahçe
5
4
0
1
251
199
8
4 Ankaragücü
5
1
0
4
232
287
6
5 Altınordu
5
1
0
4
6
6 Harp Okulu
5
1
0
4
226
330
6

Pos=Position, Pld=Matches played, W=Matches won, L=Matches lost, F=Points for, A=Points against

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atabeyoğlu, Cem. 1453-1991 Türk Spor Tarihi Ansiklopedisi. page(259).(1991) An Grafik Basın Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ
  2. ^ "Fenerbahçe, 1955'te 40 saniye kala sahadan çekilmiş". Bugün Newspaper. Retrieved 18 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fenerbahçe, 1955'te 40 saniye kala sahadan çekilmiş". Milliyet Newspaper. Retrieved 19 June 2014.