Basketball League of Serbia

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Basketball League of Serbia
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015–16 Basketball League of Serbia
Agrozivkls.jpg
Official KLS logo
Sport Basketball
Founded 2006
Inaugural season 2006–07
CEO Darko Jovičić
No. of teams 18
Country Serbia Serbia
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
Crvena Zvezda (17th title)
(2015–16)
Most titles Partizan
(21 titles)
TV partner(s) RTS
Arena Sport
SOS Channel
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Serbian League B
Domestic cup(s) Radivoj Korać Cup
Official website kls.rs (Serbian)

The Basketball League of Serbia (Serbian: Кошаркашка лига Србије (КЛС) / Košarkaška liga Srbije (KLS)), is the highest men's professional club basketball competition in Serbia. Founded in 2006, it is run by the Basketball Federation of Serbia.

Rules[edit]

Competition format[edit]

The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Serbia, consists of Serbian First League which have 14 and Serbian Super League which have 8 teams.

For the 2013–14 season, the top four teams in First League will be promoted to Super League with four Serbian teams from the Adriatic League. The team positioned 14th in First League will be relegated to a lower league - Basketball League of Serbia B. The best 4 clubs in Super League goes to Playoff stage and top four teams in regular part will qualify for the next season of the Adriatic League.

Arena standards[edit]

Currently, clubs must have home arenas with capacity of minimum 1000 seats.

History[edit]

Names of the competition[edit]

  • 2006–2007: Sinalco Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2007–2009: Swisslion Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2009–2011: Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2011–2013: Agroživ Basketball League of Serbia[1]
  • 2013–present: Basketball League of Serbia

Commissioners[edit]

  • 2006–2011: Tihomir Bubalo
  • 2011–2013: Predrag Bojić
  • 2013–present: Darko Jovičić

Other competitions[edit]

Teams for 2015–16 season[edit]

Location of teams in the 2015–16 Basketball League of Serbia
Team City Arena Capacity Head coach
Spartak Subotica SC Dudova Šuma 3.000 Predrag Borilović
Borac Mozzart Sport Čačak Hala kraj Morave 2.000 Raško Bojić
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade Pionir Hall 8.150 Dejan Radonjić
Napredak Rubin Kruševac Kruševac Sports Hall 2.500 Boško Đokić
Beovuk 72 Beograd Vizura Sport Center 1.500
Mladost Zemun Pinki Hall 2.300
Konstantin Niš Čair Sports Center 5.000 Marko Cvetković
Mega Vizura Belgrade Sports Hall Pinki 3.000 Dejan Milojević
Metalac Farmakom Valjevo Valjevo Sports Hall 1.500 Vladimir Đokić
OKK Beograd Belgrade SC Šumice 2.000 Vlade Đurović
Partizan NIS Belgrade Pionir Hall 8.150 Petar Božić
FMP Železnik Belgrade Železnik Hall 2.000 Milan Gurović
Jagodina Jagodina JASSA Sports Center 2.600 Aleksandar Ićić
Sloga Kraljevo New Ribnica hall 3.350 Vladimir Đokić
Smederevo 1953 Smederevo Sports Hall Smederevo 2.600 Zoran Todorović
Tamiš Pančevo Strelište Sports Hall 1.100 Darko Jovičić
Vojvodina Srbijagas Novi Sad SPC Vojvodina 1.100 Dušan Alimpijević
Vršac Swisslion Vršac Millennium Center 5.000 Oliver Popović
Teams that play in the 2015–16 Adriatic League

Title holders[edit]

Titles by club[edit]

Club Champions Winning years Runner-up
600px Bianconero con stella rossa.svg Partizan
8
2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13, 2013-14
2
600px Bianco e Rosso diagonale con stella Rossa.png Crvena Zvezda
2
2014-15, 2015-16
5
Rosso e Bianco.svg Vršac
0
3

Play-off Finals[edit]

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage 1st of Regular Season Record
2006-07
Partizan
3–1
Crvena Zvezda Hemofarm
12–2
2007-08
Partizan
3–1
Hemofarm Partizan
12–2
2008-09
Partizan
3–2
Crvena Zvezda Partizan
6–0
2009-10
Partizan
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
2010-11
Partizan
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
2011-12
Partizan
3–1
Crvena Zvezda Partizan
12–2
2012-13
Partizan
3–1
Crvena Zvezda Partizan
12–2
2013-14
Partizan
3–1
Crvena Zvezda Partizan
13–1
2014-15
Crvena Zvezda
3–0
Partizan Crvena Zvezda
13–1
2015-16
Crvena Zvezda
3–1
Partizan Crvena Zvezda
6–0

All–time champions[edit]

Club Champions Winning years Runner-up
600px Bianconero con stella rossa.svg Partizan
21
1975–76, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1986–87, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
16
600px Bianco e Rosso diagonale con stella Rossa.png Crvena Zvezda
17
1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 2014–15, 2015–16
14
600px Bianco e Blu a Strisce.png OKK Beograd
4
1958, 1960, 1963, 1964
1
Rosso e Bianco diagonale.png Proleter Zrenjanin
1
1956
4
Blu e Rosso.png Radnički Belgrade
1
1972–73

Serbian basketball clubs in international competitions[edit]

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Regional
Euroleague
(1958 - )
Eurocup
(2002 - )
Saporta Cup
(1966 - 2002)
FIBA Europe Cup
(2015 - )
EuroChallenge
(2003 - 2015)
Korać Cup
(1971 - 2002)
ABA League
(2001 - )
Balkan League
(2008 - )
C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF
Partizan 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 6 2 3 0 0 0
OKK Beograd 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crvena Zvezda 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 1 6 0 0 0
Radnički Beograd 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vršac 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
FMP Železnik 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
Radnički Kragujevac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Mega Basket 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

FIBA and Euroleague Basketball Company[edit]

So far, 17 Serbian teams took part in a FIBA or Euroleague Basketball Company club competition since 1958. The most successful club by participation and trophies is Partizan. They had a total of 39 seasons of which 22 in the elite competition, Euroleague. Partizan won four trophies, the Champions Cup in Istanbul in 1992 and 3 Korać Cups in 1978, 1979 and 1989. The second most successful is Crvena Zvezda with 30 seasons and one trophy in Europe. They won the Cup Winner's Cup in 1974.

ABA[edit]

Since its formation in 2001, a total of 8 clubs from Serbia took a part in the regional ABA League. KK Partizan became a champion in six seasons (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013), where first five trophies were won consecutively. FMP Železnik won 2 titles in 2004 and 2006, Crvena Zvezda won two titles in 2015, 2016, and Hemofarm won one title in 2005.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Awards[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Sponsorships and broadcasting rights[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kompanija Agroživ generalni sponzor KLS". kls.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

External links[edit]