Armenia Basketball League A

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Basketball League A
Բասկետբոլի Ա լիգա
VBET A League.jpg
Founded2017; 4 years ago (2017)
First season2017–18
CountryArmenia
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams6
Level on pyramid1
Current championsAragats (1st title)
Most championshipsAragats
Artsakh
(1 title each)
2019–20 season

The Armenia Basketball League A (Armenian: Բասկետբոլի Ա լիգա), is the top men's official basketball league in Armenia. The first season of the competition was launched in 2017.[1]

Since 2019 it has become the VBET A-League after a headline sponsorship agreement with the Armenian gambling operator VBET.

History[edit]

After the first steps of the Armenia national basketball team, the Basketball Federation of Armenia decided the creation of the new League A for developing new players for the national team.[2]

The Federation has also the intention to develop national basketball by talking with clubs, trying to sign Armenian players that try to play abroad and abling teams to qualify for the European competitions in further seasons.[3]

Current teams[edit]

Club Place Arena
BC Vahakni City Vahagni
Mad Foxes Yerevan Yerevan
BC Dvin Dvin
Urartu Vivaro Vanadzor Armenia Sports Arena
US Supersonics Yerevan Yerevan
Yerevan BC Yerevan Mika Sports Arena
BKMA Yerevan
Cilicia BC Yerevan Yerevan

Finals[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up
2017–18 Artsakh Artik
2018–19 Aragats Urartu
2019–20 League suspended
2020–21 Vahakni City Dvin

Titles by club[edit]

Club Titles Runners-up Years winning
Artsakh 1 0 2018
Aragats 1 0 2019
Artik 0 1
Urartu 0 1

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Մեկնարկում է Ա լիգայի կանոնավոր առաջնությունը" [Armenia Basketball League A, 2017-18 season launched] (in Armenian). Armsport. 20 October 2017. Archived from the original on 7 July 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Արա Պողոսյան. Հայկական բասկետբոլը մեռած էր, բայց նորից ծնվեց" [Ara Poghosyan: Armenian basketball was dead but was born again] (in Armenian). News.am. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 4 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Արա Պողոսյան. Հասունացել էր բասկետբոլի կանոնավոր առաջնություն ունենալու պահը" (in Armenian). Armenia National Olympic Committee. 15 September 2017. Retrieved 9 November 2017.

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