Dutch Basketball League
|Organising body||Federatie Eredivie Basketbal|
|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Domestic cup(s)||NBB Cup|
|International cup(s)||Basketball Champions League|
FIBA Europe Cup
|Current champions||Donar (7th title) |
|Most championships||Den Bosch (16 titles)|
|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).
Format and rules
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.
|Den Helder Suns||Den Helder||Sporthal Sportlaan||1,500|
|Dutch Windmills||Dordrecht||Sporthal de Boulevard||1,100|
|New Heroes||'s-Hertogenbosch||Maaspoort Sports and Events||2,800|
|Zorg en Zekerheid Leiden||Leiden||Vijf Meihal||2,000|
The two teams that advance to the Finals of the play-offs play against each other in a best-of-seven playoff format.
|GasTerra Flames||West-Brabant Giants|
|ZZ Leiden||GasTerra Flames|
|EiffelTowers Den Bosch||ZZ Leiden|
|ZZ Leiden||Aris Leeuwarden|
|GasTerra Flames||SPM Shoeters Den Bosch|
|SPM Shoeters Den Bosch||Donar|
Performance by club
Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence. Teams in bold are currently playing in the DBL.
|EBBC / 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|
|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||1959–60, 1960–61, 1963–64, 1964–65|
|Flamingo's Haarlem||1985–86, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1972–73|
|AMVJ||3||1948–49, 1950–51, 1954–55|
|Leiden||1977–78, 2010–11, 2012–13|
|Blue Stars||1958–59, 1969–70|
|Punch Delft||1968–69, 1974–75|
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