Dutch Basketball League

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Dutch Basketball League
Netherlands FEB Logo.gif
Country  Netherlands
Confederation FIBA Europe
Founded 1960; 57 years ago (1960)
First season 1960–61
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Dutch Cup
Supercup Dutch Supercup
International cup(s) FIBA Europe Cup
Current champions Donar
(5th title)
Most championships Den Bosch
(16 titles)
Formerly Eredivisie (1960–2010)
Website www.basketballleague.nl
2016–17 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 eight teams and is played under the FIBA rules.

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

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 team.

Current clubs[edit]

Club Location Venue Capacity
Apollo Amsterdam Amsterdam Apollohal 1,500
Donar Groningen MartiniPlaza 4,350
New Heroes 's-Hertogenbosch Maaspoort Sports and Events 2,800
BSW Weert Sporthal Boshoven Unknown
Landstede Zwolle Landstede Sportcentrum 1,200
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden Leiden Vijf Meihal 2,000
Aris Leeuwarden Leeuwarden Kalverdijkje 1,700
Forward Lease Rotterdam Rotterdam Topsportcentrum 1,000

Title holders[edit]

Finals[edit]

Season Champion Score Runner–up Top seed Record Champions' coach Playoffs MVP
1945–46
DED N/A DED N/A
1946–47
DED N/A DED
13–1
N/A
1947–48
APGS N/A APGS N/A
1948–49
AMVJ N/A AMVJ N/A
1949–50
DED N/A DED N/A
1950–51
AMVJ N/A The Arrows Rotterdam AMVJ
3–0
N/A
1951–52
DED N/A Antilopen Haarlem DED
4–0
N/A
1952–53
DED N/A The Arrows Rotterdam DED
4–0
N/A
1953–54
DED N/A The Arrows Rotterdam DED
3–0
N/A
1954–55
AMVJ N/A SSD Delft AMVJ
3–0
N/A
1955–56
DED N/A SSD Delft DED
3–0
N/A
1956–57
The Wolves Amsterdam N/A Zeemacht Den Helder The Wolves Amsterdam
3–0
N/A
1957–58
DED
2–1
Blue Stars DED
18–0
N/A
1958–59
Blue Stars N/A N/A
1959–60
The Wolves Amsterdam N/A N/A
1960–61
The Wolves Amsterdam N/A Blue Stars The Wolves Amsterdam
20–2
N/A
1961–62
Landlust N/A N/A
1962–63
Landlust N/A N/A
1963–64
The Wolves Amsterdam N/A N/A
1964–65
The Wolves Amsterdam N/A N/A
1965–66
Herly Amsterdam N/A N/A
1966–67
Eendracht Utrecht N/A Landlust Eendracht Utrecht
20–3
N/A
1967–68
Flamingo's Haarlem N/A N/A
1968–69
Punch Delft N/A Blue Stars Punch Delft
21–2
N/A
1969–70
Blue Stars N/A RZ Blue Stars
17–3
N/A
1970–71
Levi's Flamingo's N/A RZ Levi's Flamingo's
22–0
Netherlands Jan Janbroers N/A
1971–72
Levi's Flamingo's N/A Fiat Stars Levi's Flamingo's
21–1
Netherlands Jan Janbroers N/A
1972–73
Levi's Flamingo's N/A Raak Punch Levi's Flamingo's
19–3
Netherlands Jan Janbroers N/A
1973–74
Transol RZ N/A Levi's Flamingo's Transol RZ
24–2
N/A
1974–75
Raak Punch N/A Transol RZ Raak Punch
23–1
N/A
1975–76
Kinzo Amstelveen N/A Buitoni Flamingo's Kinzo Amstelveen
29–7
N/A
1976–77
Kinzo Amstelveen N/A Sperry Remington EBBC Kinzo Amstelveen
33–3
N/A
1977–78
Parker Leiden
2–1
Tripper Jeans Delft EBBC
30–6
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1978–79
EBBC
2–0
Parker Leiden EBBC
31–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1979–80
EBBC
2–0
Parker Leiden Parker Leiden
37–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1980–81
Nashua EBBC
2–0
Parker Leiden Parker Leiden
31–5
N/A
1981–82
Nationale-Nederlanden Donar
3–1
Nashua EBBC Nashua EBBC
31–5
Netherlands Maarten van Gent N/A
1982–83
Nashua EBBC
3–0
Hatrans Haaksbergen Nashua EBBC
31–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1983–84
Nashua EBBC
3–1
Elmex Leiden Nashua EBBC
29–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1984–85
Nashua EBBC
3–0
Elmex Leiden Nashua EBBC
23–5
N/A
1985–86
Nashua EBBC
3–2
Doppeldouche Den Helder Nashua EBBC
30–6
N/A
1986–87
Nashua EBBC
3–1
Direktbank Den Helder Nashua EBBC
30–6
N/A
1987–88
Nashua EBBC
3–1
Miniware Weert Nashua EBBC
32–4
N/A
1988–89
Direktbank Den Helder
3–1
Nashua EBBC Nashua EBBC
31–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1989–90
Commodore Den Helder
3–2
Nashua EBBC Commodore EBBC
33–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1990–91
Commodore Den Helder
3–0
Nashua EBBC Commodore Den Helder
29–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1991–92
Commodore Den Helder
3–2
Pro-Specs EBBC Pro-Specs EBBC
24–8
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1992–93
Canoe Jeans EBBC
4–2
Selex Weert Canoe Jeans EBBC
21–7
N/A
1993–94
Lanèche Weert
4–2
Canoe Jeans EBBC Mustang Jeans Den Helder
15–3
N/A
1994–95
Mustang Jeans Den Helder
4–1
GOBA Gorinchem Mustang Jeans Den Helder
22–6
N/A
1995–96
America Today EBBC
4–2
Rene Colthof Den Helder America Today EBBC
17–3
N/A
1996–97
Libertel EBBC
4–3
Finish Profiles Amsterdam Libertel EBBC
19–3
N/A
1997–98
Hans Verkerk Keukens Den Helder
4–3
RZG Donar Hans Verkerk Keukens Den Helder
18–4
N/A
1998–99
Ricoh Astronauts
4–3
Hans Verkerk Keukens Den Helder Ricoh Astronauts
18–4
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1999–00
Ricoh Astronauts
4–1
Image Center Werkendam Ricoh Astronauts
18–4
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
2000–01
Ricoh Astronauts
4–2
Vanilla Weert Ricoh Astronauts
17–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
2001–02
Ricoh Astronauts
4–3
EiffelTowers Nijmegen EiffelTowers Nijmegen
13–7
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
2002–03
EiffelTowers Nijmegen
4–1
Omniworld Almere EiffelTowers Nijmegen
13–3
Netherlands M. van den Berg N/A
2003–04
MPC Capitals
4–2
Tulip EBBC EiffelTowers Nijmegen
29–7
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
2004–05
Demon Astronauts
4–0
Landstede MPC Capitals
15–5
Israel Arik Shivek United States Joe Spinks
2005–06
EiffelTowers EBBC
4–3
Landstede MPC Capitals
15–3
Netherlands Randy Wiel N/A
2006–07
EiffelTowers EBBC
4–0
Matrixx Magixx Nijmegen EiffelTowers EBBC
36–4
Netherlands Randy Wiel N/A
2007–08
MyGuide Amsterdam
4–3
EiffelTowers EBBC MyGuide Amsterdam
31–9
Israel Arik Shivek N/A
2008–09
EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam
4–3
EiffelTowers EBBC EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam
35–5
Israel Arik Shivek N/A
2009–10
GasTerra Flames
4–1
WCAAG GasTerra Flames
33–3
Netherlands M. van den Berg N/A
2010–11
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
4–3
GasTerra Flames Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
30–6
Netherlands Toon van Helfteren N/A
2011–12
EiffelTowers EBBC
4–1
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
22–6
Austria Raoul Korner N/A
2012–13
Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden
4–0
Aris Leeuwarden EiffelTowers EBBC
30–6
Netherlands Toon van Helfteren N/A
2013–14
GasTerra Flames
4–3
SPM Shoeters EBBC GasTerra Flames
32–4
Croatia Ivica Skelin Netherlands Arvin Slagter
2014–15
SPM Shoeters EBBC
4–1
Donar SPM Shoeters EBBC
24–4
United States Sam Jones United States Brandyn Curry
2015–16
Donar
4–1
Landstede Landstede
22–6
Netherlands Erik Braal United States Lance Jeter

Performance by club[edit]

Denotes a team that is still active in the DBL
Denotes a team that has been dissolved
Titles Team Winning years
16
EBBC 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
8 DED 1945-46, 1946-47, 1949-50, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1955-56, 1957-58
7 Amsterdam 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2004-05, 2007-08, 2008-09
6 Den Helder 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1994-95, 1997-98
5
Donar 1981-82, 2003-04, 2009-10, 2013-14, 2016
4
The Wolves Amsterdam 1959-60, 1960-61, 1963-64, 1964-65
4
Flamingo's Haarlem 1985-86, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73
3 AMVJ 1948-49, 1950-51, 1954-55
3
Leiden 1977-78, 2010-11, 2012-13
2
Blue Stars 1958-59, 1969-70
2
Landlust 1961-62, 1962-63
2
Punch Delft 1968-69, 1974-75
2
Amstelveen 1975-76, 1976-77
1
APGS 1947-48
1
Herly Amsterdam 1965-66
1
Eendracht Utrecht 1966-67
1
RZ 1973-74
1
Weert 1993-94
1
Matrixx Magixx 2002-03

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]