Dutch Basketball League

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Dutch Basketball League
Netherlands FEB Logo.gif
Organising bodyFederatie Eredivie Basketbal
Founded1960; 59 years ago (1960)
First season1960–61
Country Netherlands
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)NBB Cup
SupercupDutch Supercup
International cup(s)Basketball Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
Current championsDonar (7th title)
(2018)
Most championshipsDen Bosch (16 titles)
Websitewww.basketballleague.nl
2018–19 Dutch Basketball League

The Dutch Basketball League (DBL), formerly the Eredivisie, is the highest professional basketball league in the Netherlands. The league has a closed system. To participate a team has to have enough money and potential. The league began in 1960 as the Eredivisie and was organized by the NBB and later the FEB. In 1977 the league introduced the play-offs. At the moment the Dutch Basketball League consist of nine teams and is played under the FIBA rules.

It is run by the Federatie Eredivisie Basketball (FEB).[1]

Format and rules[edit]

Each team has to play all the other teams in the league four times, twice at home and twice away. This means that the league's regular season ends after all teams play 36 matches. Like many other national domestic leagues in continental Europe, the Dutch Basketball League' takes a winter break once each team has played half of its scheduled games. At the end of the league, the eight best teams in the standings start a play-off, pitting the first place team in the standings versus the 8th place team in the standings, and so on. The quarter finals are played in a best-of-three format and the semi-finals are played in a best-of-five format, and the finals are played in a best-of-seven format.

Teams in the DBL are not allowed to have more than four players without a Dutch passport in their on court team at the same time.

Current clubs[edit]

Club Location Venue Capacity
Apollo Amsterdam Amsterdam Apollohal 1,500
Den Helder Suns Den Helder Sporthal Sportlaan 1,500
Donar Groningen MartiniPlaza 4,350
Dutch Windmills Dordrecht Sporthal de Boulevard 1,100
New Heroes 's-Hertogenbosch Maaspoort Sports and Events 2,800
BSW Weert Sporthal Boshoven 1,000
Landstede Zwolle Landstede Sportcentrum 1,200
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden Leiden Vijf Meihal 2,000
Aris Leeuwarden Leeuwarden Kalverdijkje 1,700
Feyenoord Rotterdam Topsportcentrum 1,000

Champions[edit]

Finals[edit]

The two teams that advance to the Finals of the play-offs play against each other in a best-of-seven playoff format.

Recent Dutch Basketball League seasons Finals
Season Winner(s) Score Runners-up
2009–10
GasTerra Flames
4–1
West-Brabant Giants
2010–11
ZZ Leiden
4–3
GasTerra Flames
2011–12
EiffelTowers Den Bosch
4–1
ZZ Leiden
2012–13
ZZ Leiden
4–0
Aris Leeuwarden
2013–14
GasTerra Flames
4–3
SPM Shoeters Den Bosch
2014–15
SPM Shoeters Den Bosch
4–1
Donar
2015–16
Donar
4–1
Landstede Zwolle
2016–17
Donar
4–1
Landstede Zwolle
2017–18
Donar
4–0
ZZ Leiden

Performance by club[edit]

Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence. Teams in bold are currently playing in the DBL.

Eredivisie / Dutch Basketball League winners by club
Club Wins Seasons won
EBBC / Den Bosch
16
1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1992–93, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2011–12, 2014–15
DED 8 1945–46, 1946–47, 1949–50, 1951–52, 1952–53, 1953–54, 1955–56, 1957–58
Amsterdam 7 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2008–09
Donar 7 1981–82, 2003–04, 2009–10, 2013–14, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
Den Helder 6 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1997–98
The Wolves Amsterdam
4
1959–60, 1960–61, 1963–64, 1964–65
Flamingo's Haarlem
4
1985–86, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73
AMVJ 3 1948–49, 1950–51, 1954–55
Leiden
3
1977–78, 2010–11, 2012–13
Blue Stars
2
1958–59, 1969–70
Landlust
2
1961–62, 1962–63
Punch Delft
2
1968–69, 1974–75
Amstelveen
2
1975–76, 1976–77
APGS
1
1947–48
Herly Amsterdam
1
1965–66
SVE Utrecht
1
1966–67
RZ
1
1973–74
BSW Weert
1
1993–94
Matrixx Magixx
1
2002–03

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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