Georgian Superliga

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Georgian Superliga
Georgian Superliga logo.jpg
Country  Georgia
Confederation FIBA Europe
Founded 1991; 26 years ago (1991)
First season 1990–91
Number of teams 8
Level on pyramid 1
Most championships Vita Tbilisi (6 titles)
Website www.superleague.ge

The Georgian Basketball Super League (Georgian: საკალათბურთო სუპერლიგა, Sakalatburto Superliga), also known as the Georgian Top League, is the highest professional basketball league in Georgia. The first season was played in 1991, and was won by Dinamo Tbilisi. The 1990s were dominated by BC Vita Tbilisi, who won the title a record 7 times. BC Batumi, and then Energy Invest Rustavi, dominated the following decade. More recently, the league was dominated by clubs attached to State departments, with first BC Armia (Ministry of Defense) establishing themselves as the country's leading club, and later BC MIA Academy(Ministry of Internal Affairs) winning the title.[1]

2013/14 was the first season when none of the country's universities were represented in the Superliga. This followed the decision by the Ministry of Education to withdraw funding from professional sports teams.[2] That season saw Dinamo Tbilisi regain the title in a convincing manner, only to lose it the following year to a rejuvenated BC MIA Academy side.

The 2014/15 season saw the introduction of a second tier in Georgian basketball, called the A-League (A-Liga). Thus, for the first time, teams at the bottom of the Superliga were in danger of losing their top-tier status through relegation play-offs. It was then announced that from the 2015/16 season, the club finishing bottom of the Superliga will automatically get relegated to the A-Liga.[3]

2016–17 teams[edit]

Champions[edit]

Season Champions Runners-up Score
1990–91 Dinamo Tbilisi
1991–92 Dinamo Tbilisi
1992–93 BC Vita Tbilisi Merani Tbilisi 2–0
1993–94 BC Vita Tbilisi BC Tbilisi 2–1
1994–95 BC Vita Tbilisi Kaktusi Tbilisi 2–1
1995–96 BC Vita Tbilisi Dinamo Tbilisi 2–1
1996–97 BC Vita Tbilisi Dinamo Tbilisi 2–0
1997–98 BC Vita Tbilisi
1998–99 BASCO Batumi Azoti Rustavi 3–1
1999–00 BASCO Batumi
2000–01 BASCO Batumi BC STU Tbilisi 2–0
2001–02 BASCO Batumi Dinamo Tbilisi 3–0
2002–03 Dinamo Tbilisi BASCO Batumi 3–2
2003–04 BASCO Batumi Dinamo Tbilisi 3–2
2004–05 STU-Geocell Tbilisi Aviamsheni Tbilisi 3–2
2005–06 Aviamsheni Tbilisi Azoti Rustavi 3–2
2006–07 Azoti Rustavi Aviamsheni Tbilisi 3–0
2007–08 Energy Invest Rustavi Aviamsheni Tbilisi 3–1
2008–09 Energy Invest Rustavi GSAU Tbilisi 3–0
2009–10 Energy Invest Rustavi BC TSU Tbilisi 3–1
2010–11 BC Armia BC TSU Tbilisi 3–1
2011–12 BC Armia BC Olimpi Tbilisi 3–1
2012–13 BC MIA Academy BC Olimpi Tbilisi 3–2
2013–14 Dinamo Tbilisi Kutaisi 3–1
2014–15 BC MIA Academy Dinamo Tbilisi 3–1
2015–16 Kutaisi Dinamo Tbilisi 3–2
2016–17 Dinamo Tbilisi Kutaisi 3–0

Champions[edit]

Team Winner
BC Vita Tbilisi 6
Batumi 5
Dinamo Tbilisi 5
Energy Invest Rustavi 4
BC Armia 2
BC MIA Academy 2
STU Tbilisi 1
BC Kutaisi-2010 1
Aviamsheni Tbilisi 1

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

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