Greek B Basket League

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Greek B Basket League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2018–19 Greek B Basket League
Greek B Basket League logo.jpeg
FormerlyGreek National B Class Championship
(1961–1986)
SportBasketball
Founded1973
No. of teams32
Country Greece
ContinentEuropean Union Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
Ionikos Nikaias
Kavala
Level on pyramid2nd tier Tier (1961–1986)
3rd Tier (1986–present)
Promotion toGreek A2 Basket League
Relegation toGreek C Basket League
Related
competitions
Greek Cup
Official websitebasket.gr

The Greek B Basket League, or Greek B Basketball League (Greek: Ελληνική Β Μπασκετ Λιγκ), is a national professional basketball league in Greece. It is also known as the Second National Championship, B National Championship, Second National League, B National League, Third Division, and in Greek, (Βήτα Εθνική καλαθοσφαίρισης) (Beta Ethniki Basketball).

It is the 3rd-tier of the basketball league system in Greece, and was founded in its current form in 1973. Originally, the league began in 1961, as the Greek National B Class Championship. This was the 2nd-tier level of Greek basketball until 1986, when it was replaced by the Greek A2 Basket League.

The Greek B Basket League was originally held in two groups. From 1986 to 2012, the league was held in one only group, and since 2013, the league is held again in two groups. In the current league, a total of 32 clubs take part, which are separated into two groups that are based on geographical criteria.

Champions[edit]

Greek National B Class Championship (2nd-tier level)[edit]

Season Champion
1961–62
Pagrati
1962–63
1963–64
PAOK
1964–65
XAN Nikaias
1965–66
Amyntas
1966–67
Olympiacos
1967–68
Near East
1968–69
XAN Thessaloniki
1969–70
Aetos
1970–71
Maroussi
1971–72
Niki Volos
1972–73

First Two groups period (2nd-tier level)[edit]

Season 1st Group 2nd Group
1973–74 Panionios Dimokritos Thessaloniki
1974–75 Ionikos Nikaias Iraklis
1975–76 Apollon Patras Dimokritos Thessaloniki
1976–77 Maroussi YMCA Thessaloniki
1977–78 Esperos Iraklis
1978–79 Apollon Patras VAO
1979–80 Esperos Gymnastikos S. Larissas
1980–81 Panionios VAO
1981–82 Esperos Pierikos
1982–83 Peristeri VAO
1983–84 Sporting Niki Volos

Four Groups period (2nd-tier level)[edit]

Season 1st Group 2nd Group 3rd Group 4th Group
1984–85 Ilysiakos Near East MENT Thyella Serron
1985–86 Ilysiakos Milon Philippos Thessaloniki PAO Dioikitiriou

One group period (3rd-tier level)[edit]

Season Winner
1986–87 Esperos
1987–88 Proteas Athens
1988–89 Papagou
1989–90 Nestor Thessaloniki
1990–91 MENT
1991–92 Irakleio
1992–93 Ampelokipoi
1993–94 Ionikos NF
1994–95 Near East
1995–96 Olympia Larissa
1996–97 Makedonikos
1997–98 Arion Athens
1998–99 KAOD
Season Winner
1999–00 Aias Evosmou
2000–01 Chalkida
2001–02 Ilysiakos
2002–03 Xanthi
2003–04 Egaleo
2004–05 Rethymno
2005–06 Palaio Faliro
2006–07 Peristeri
2007–08 Near East
2008–09 Amyntas Athens
2009–10 Lavrio
2010–11 OFI Crete
2011–12 Aiolos Trikalon

Two groups period (3rd-tier level)[edit]

Season 1st Group 2nd Group
2012–13 Psychiko Filippos Verias
2013–14 Aetos Doxa Lefkadas
2014–15[1] Kymis Promitheas Patras
2015–16 Panionios Aiolos Astakou
2016–17 Peristeri Kastorias
2017–18 Ionikos Nikaias Kavala

Current clubs[edit]

First Group[edit]

The first group comprises 16 teams

Club Home city
Diagoras Rhodes
Ippocratis B.C. Kos
Ikaros Neas Smyrnis Nea Smyrni, Athens
Koropi B.C. Koropi
Tritonas Sepolia, Athens
Corinth Athens
Panelefsiniakos Eleusis
Proteas Voulas Athens
Nea Kifissia B.C. Kifisia
Irakleio Heraklion
Filathlitikos Zografou, Athens
Pagrati Papagou
Panerithraikos Nea Erithraia, Athens
Mandraikos Mandra, Athens
Dafni Dafniou Athens
Ionikos Nikaias Nikaia, Piraeus

Second Group[edit]

The second group originally comprised 16 teams

Location of clubs for the 2017–18 Greek B Basket League season.
Club Home city
GAS Chalkidonas Chalkidona
SA Stratoniou Stratoni
Charilaos Trikoupis B.C. Messolonghi
Gefyra B.C. Gefyra
Kavala B.C. Kavala
GS Pharsala Pharsala
Machites Doxas Pefkon Thessaloniki
Ikaroi Serron Serres
Agriniou Agrinio
GS Elimeias Kozani
Titanes Palama Palamas
Anatolia Thessaloniki
Aspis Xanthi Xanthi
Evropi Pefkochoriou Thessaloniki
Ermis Langada Thessaloniki
S.F.K. Pierikos Archelaos Katerini

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ανέβηκε ο Προμηθέας, έπεσε η Αγ. Παρασκευή". sport24.gr. Retrieved 3 October 2015.

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