Greek Women's Basketball League

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Greek Women's Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Founded 1967
No. of teams 10
Country  Greece
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
Olympiacos
(1st title)
Most titles Sporting
(21 titles)
Relegation to A2 Ethniki Women's Basketball
Domestic cup(s) Greek Women's Cup

The Greek women’s Basketball League known as A1 Ethniki Women's Basketball is the most important competition of Greek women’s professional basketball. It is organised by the EOK (Hellenic Basketball Federation). It began with the 1967–68 season. The first championship of the league, which was held in the 1967–68 season, was organised by ΕΟΑΠ (Greek: Ελληνική Ομοσπονδία Αθλοπαιδιών). Two years later, the EOK assumed control of the competition.[1]

Iraklis Thessaloniki won the first championship of the league, in the 1967–68 season. From 1976 to 1999, Sporting dominated the competition, winning 20 championships in that period (they also won another championship in 2004). So far, Sporting has won the most league championships (21 in total).[2] From 2008 to 2012, Athinaikos dominated exclusively, breaking the record of consecutive wins in the Greek Women's League. The successes of Athinaikos were entered into the Guinness book of records.[3][4] The consecutive win streak of Athinaikos was finally stopped at 105 wins.[5] The current champion of the league is Olympiacos, which won the last league championship.

History[edit]

The Women's Basketball League competition started in 1968. In the 1984–85 season, the competition was renamed to A Ethniki, and in the 1997–98 season, it was renamed to A1 Ethniki. Simultaneously, the second division was created under the name A2 Ethniki.[6] In 2010, the organisers of the league championship decided to add playoff rounds to the competition.[7]

Current teams[edit]

Location of teams in Greek Women's Basketball League 2015–16

The clubs for the 2015–16 season:

Club Home city
Athinaikos Vyronas, Athens
Aris Petroupolis Petroupoli, Athens
Ippokratis Kos Kos
Kronos Agiou Dimitriou Agios Dimitrios, Athens
Niki Lefkadas Lefkada
Olympiacos Piraeus
Panathinaikos Athens
PAOK Thessaloniki
Proteas Voulas Voula, Athens
Terpsithea Glyfada Glyfada, Athens

Titles holders[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Titles Seasons
Sporting
21
1976, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987,
1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999,
2004
Panathinaikos
4
1998, 2000, 2005, 2013
Athinaikos
4
2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Iraklis
3
1968, 1971, 1972
Ano Liosia
3
2001, 2002, 2003
Peiraikos Syndesmos
2
1969, 1970
Apollon Kalamarias
2
1974, 1992
Paleo Faliro
2
1975, 1982
Esperides Kallitheas
2
2006, 2008
Elliniko-Sourmena
2
2014, 2015
Athens College
1
1973
Olympiacos Volou
1
1978
Panionios
1
2007
Olympiacos
1
2016

Sponsors and supporters[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hellenic Basketball Federation History of the women’s championship.
  2. ^ Greek Basketball Federation, Women's Basketball League, Champions.
  3. ^ "Athinaikos enters the Guinness book of records.". eurobasket.com. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Στο Γκίνες ο Αθηναϊκός". sport24.gr. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Τέλος στο ρεκόρ Γκίνες του Αθηναϊκού!". sentragoal.gr. Retrieved 24 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "History of women's championship.". Greek Basketball Federation. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  7. ^ "Αλλαγές στην Α1 μπάσκετ γυναικών.". sport-fm.gr. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 

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