Dutch Basketball League

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Dutch Basketball League (DBL)
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2014–15 Dutch Basketball League
Netherlands FEB Logo.gif
Formerly Eredivisie
Sport Basketball
Founded 1960
No. of teams 8 (December 2014)
Country  Netherlands
Continent FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) SPM Shoeters Den Bosch
(16th title)
Most titles SPM Shoeters Den Bosch
(16 titles)
Related competitions Dutch Cup
Dutch Basketball Supercup
Official website www.basketballleague.nl

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.

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]

Colors Club City Arena Capacity Seasons a Titles a Founded
          BC Apollo Flag of Amsterdam.svg Amsterdam Apollohal
1,500
3
0
2011
          SPM Shoeters Den Bosch Flag of 's-Hertogenbosch.svg 's-Hertogenbosch Maaspoort
2,800
44
15
1952
          Donar Flag of Groningen City.svg Groningen Martiniplaza
4,500
43
4
1951
          Challenge Sports Rotterdam Flag of Rotterdam.svg Rotterdam Topsportcentrum
1,000
25
0
1954
          Aris Leeuwarden Flag of Leeuwarden.svg Leeuwarden Sporthal Kalverdijkje
1,700
11
0
2004
          Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden Flag of Leiden.svg Leiden Vijf Meihal
2,000
28
3
1958
          BSW Flag of Weert.svg Weert Sporthal Boshoven
33
1
1986
          Landstede Flag of Zwolle.svg Zwolle Landstede Sportcentrum
1,200
28
0
1995
^a – Correct as of 19 August 2014. Including the 2014–15 season.

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 Haarlem N/A RZ Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem
22–0
Netherlands Jan Janbroers N/A
1971–72
Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem N/A Fiat Stars Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem
21–1
Netherlands Jan Janbroers N/A
1972–73
Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem N/A Raak Punch Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem
19–3
Netherlands Jan Janbroers N/A
1973–74
Transol RZ N/A Levi's Flamingo's Haarlem 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 Haarlem Kinzo Amstelveen
29–7
N/A
1976–77
Kinzo Amstelveen N/A Sperry Remington Den Bosch Kinzo Amstelveen
33–3
N/A
1977–78
Parker Leiden
2–1
Tripper Jeans Delft Den Bosch
30–6
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1978–79
Den Bosch
2–0
Parker Leiden Den Bosch
31–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1979–80
Den Bosch
2–0
Parker Leiden Parker Leiden
37–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1980–81
Nashua Den Bosch
2–0
Parker Leiden Parker Leiden
31–5
N/A
1981–82
NN Donar
3–1
Nashua Den Bosch Nashua Den Bosch
31–5
Netherlands Maarten van Gent N/A
1982–83
Nashua Den Bosch
3–0
Hatrans Haaksbergen Nashua Den Bosch
31–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1983–84
Nashua Den Bosch
3–1
Elmex Leiden Nashua Den Bosch
29–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1984–85
Nashua Den Bosch
3–0
Elmex Leiden Nashua Den Bosch
23–5
N/A
1985–86
Nashua Den Bosch
3–2
Doppeldouche Den Helder Nashua Den Bosch
30–6
N/A
1986–87
Nashua Den Bosch
3–1
Direktbank Den Helder Nashua Den Bosch
30–6
N/A
1987–88
Nashua Den Bosch
3–1
Miniware Weert Nashua Den Bosch
32–4
N/A
1988–89
Direktbank Den Helder
3–1
Nashua Den Bosch Nashua Den Bosch
31–5
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1989–90
Commodore Den Helder
3–2
Nashua Den Bosch Commodore Den Helder
33–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1990–91
Commodore Den Helder
3–0
Nashua Den Bosch Commodore Den Helder
29–3
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1991–92
Commodore Den Helder
3–2
Pro-Specs Den Bosch Pro-Specs Den Bosch
24–8
Netherlands Ton Boot N/A
1992–93
Canoe Jeans Den Bosch
4–2
Selex Weert Canoe Jeans Den Bosch
21–7
N/A
1993–94
Lanèche Weert
4–2
Canoe Jeans Den Bosch 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 Den Bosch
4–2
Rene Colthof Den Helder America Today Den Bosch
17–3
N/A
1996–97
Libertel Den Bosch
4–3
Finish Profiles Amsterdam Libertel Den Bosch
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
BC Omniworld Almere EiffelTowers Nijmegen
13–3
Netherlands Marco van den Berg N/A
2003–04
MPC Capitals
4–2
Tulip Den Bosch 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 Den Bosch
4–3
Landstede MPC Capitals
15–3
Netherlands Randy Wiel N/A
2006–07
EiffelTowers Den Bosch
4–0
Matrixx Magixx Nijmegen EiffelTowers Den Bosch
36–4
Netherlands Randy Wiel N/A
2007–08
MyGuide Amsterdam
4–3
EiffelTowers Den Bosch MyGuide Amsterdam
31–9
Israel Arik Shivek N/A
2008–09
EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam
4–3
EiffelTowers Den Bosch EclipseJet-MyGuide Amsterdam
35–5
Israel Arik Shivek N/A
2009–10
GasTerra Flames
4–1
WCAAG GasTerra Flames
33–3
Netherlands Marco 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 Den Bosch
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 Den Bosch
30–6
Netherlands Toon van Helfteren N/A
2013–14
GasTerra Flames
4–3
SPM Shoeters Den Bosch GasTerra Flames
32–4
Croatia Ivica Skelin Netherlands Arvin Slagter
2014–15
SPM Shoeters Den Bosch
4–1
Donar SPM Shoeters Den Bosch
24–4
United States Sam Jones United States Brandyn Curry

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
Den Bosch 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
4
Donar 1981-82, 2003-04, 2009-10, 2013-14
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]

External links[edit]