Historical European national basketball league rankings

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Historical European national basketball league rankings
SportBasketball
Founded1958
CountryFIBA Europe member associations
ContinentEurope Europe

The historical European national basketball league rankings are the rankings for each of the different European regional and domestic basketball leagues that are or were eligible to participate in Europe's international continental professional club basketball competitions.

History[edit]

Over the history of European-wide club basketball competitions, dating back to the old FIBA European Champions Cup (now known as the EuroLeague), which began in 1958, three European national domestic leagues stood out in prominence under the old ratings system that was based only on basketball game competition results, and was originally overseen by FIBA, and then later by Euroleague Basketball Company. The Italian Lega A, which was the top league historically, the Spanish ACB, which was the second best league historically, and the Greek Basket League, which was the third best league historically. The old ratings system, which was used from 1958–2007, included only basketball game competition related results.

Also, the old USSR Premiere League, and the old Yugoslav First Federal League, were additional leagues that historically were among the elite of Europe before they folded. The old Yugoslav First Federal League exists in a similar form today, as the Adriatic ABA League, and the old USSR Premiere League exists in a similar form today, as the VTB United League.

FIBA EuroLeague domestic league rankings (by country) 1958 – 2001[edit]

The FIBA EuroLeague domestic league rankings (by country), from 1958–2001, including the FIBA SuproLeague 2000–01 season. These were the domestic league rankings that were based on play in the first-tier European competition, the EuroLeague. These rankings were part of the old rating system, which was used from 1958–2007, and included only basketball game competition related results, as a rankings criteria.

Rk League
(by country)
TP P CW GP W D L PS PSA PSD RP
1. Italy 10 67 12 977 612 2 363 80889 75345 5544 1226
2. Spain 8 63 9 941 590 3 348 80184 72717 7467 1183
3. Greece 8 59 3 705 414 1 290 54924 53421 1503 829
4. France 14 56 1 660 327 1 332 51834 51304 530 655
5. Israel 6 51 3 537 307 0 230 45033 43217 1816 614
6. Croatia 4 32 5 465 252 0 213 37334 36852 482 504
7. Russia 4 30 4 360 207 0 153 29383 27478 1905 414
8. Turkey 13 51 0 412 202 0 210 30815 31405 −590 404
9. Germany 15 53 0 377 154 1 222 29700 30618 −918 309
10. Belgium 8 39 0 292 136 4 152 23767 23731 36 276
11. Serbia 5 19 1 225 116 1 108 18671 18301 370 233
12. Czech Republic 6 33 0 207 108 3 96 17074 16496 578 219
13. Bulgaria 8 36 0 184 87 2 95 14910 15021 −111 176
14. Slovenia 3 16 0 185 87 0 98 13923 13865 58 174
15. Netherlands 14 34 0 214 83 1 130 18140 18637 −497 167
16. Poland 10 33 0 150 60 1 89 12113 12618 −505 121
17. Lithuania 2 9 1 100 54 0 46 8323 8056 267 108
18. Hungary 7 33 0 116 51 0 65 9750 9802 −52 102
19. Romania 4 28 0 107 46 0 61 8153 8633 −480 92
20. Finland 12 36 0 130 44 1 85 10400 11304 −904 89
21. Austria 9 38 0 145 44 1 100 11574 12565 −991 89
22. Bosnia-Herzegovina 3 6 1 65 40 0 25 5806 5602 204 80
23. England 15 27 0 124 34 2 88 9866 11266 −1400 70
24. Sweden 11 33 0 128 33 1 94 10196 11531 −1335 67
25. Switzerland 12 29 0 99 28 2 69 8123 9160 −1037 58
26. Portugal 8 31 0 137 28 1 108 10100 12003 −1903 57
27. Latvia 1 7 3 34 23 0 11 2745 2527 218 46
28. Albania 5 24 0 66 19 1 46 5281 5958 −677 39
29. Georgia 2 6 1 25 13 0 12 1921 1929 −8 26
30. Slovakia 4 9 0 32 13 0 19 2612 2733 −121 26
31. Ukraine 1 5 0 18 10 1 7 1571 1542 29 21
32. Scotland 5 13 0 38 10 1 27 2977 3512 −535 21
33. Estonia 2 5 0 24 9 0 15 2123 2180 −57 18
34. Luxembourg 10 38 0 93 8 1 84 6028 8812 −2784 17
35. Montenegro 1 1 0 19 8 0 11 1361 1375 −14 16
36. FYR Macedonia 1 3 0 8 4 0 4 604 622 −18 8
37. Egypt 3 12 0 28 4 0 24 1997 2686 −689 8
38. Cyprus 7 14 0 36 4 0 32 2431 3690 −1259 8
39. Iceland 4 12 0 22 3 0 19 1538 2230 −692 6
40. Morocco 8 13 0 30 3 0 27 1814 2699 −885 6
41. Belarus 1 1 0 3 2 0 1 290 252 38 4
42. Ireland 2 2 0 4 1 0 3 300 408 −108 2
43. Syria 4 8 0 18 1 0 17 1300 1719 −419 2
44. Tunisia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
45. Lebanon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
46. Norway 2 2 0 4 0 0 4 278 456 −178 0
47. Northern Ireland 2 5 0 8 0 0 8 342 711 −369 0
48. Denmark 7 14 0 36 0 0 36 2179 3688 −1509 0

Euroleague Basketball domestic league rankings (by country) 2000 – 2007[edit]

The Euroleague Basketball Company domestic league rankings (by country), from 2000–2007. These were the domestic league rankings that were based on play in the first-tier European competition, the EuroLeague. These rankings were part of the old rating system, which was used from 1958–2007, and included only basketball game competition related results, as a rankings criteria.

Rk League
(by country)
TP P CW GP W D L PS PSA PSD RP
1. Spain 7 29 1 561 327 0 234 44371 42618 1753 654
2. Italy 9 28 1 532 295 0 237 42534 41654 880 590
3. Greece 6 23 2 426 232 0 194 33490 32889 601 464
4. Russia 4 9 1 189 133 0 56 15326 14182 1144 266
5. Turkey 4 13 0 242 129 0 113 18164 18002 162 258
6. Israel 2 8 2 145 93 0 52 12277 11581 696 186
7. Slovenia 2 9 0 147 65 0 82 11310 11518 -208 130
8. France 4 13 0 186 62 0 124 13974 14855 -881 124
9. Lithuania 2 9 0 136 56 0 80 10696 10885 -189 112
10. Croatia 3 10 0 148 56 0 92 11429 12036 -607 112
11. Germany 5 9 0 120 36 0 84 8804 9661 -857 72
12. Poland 2 6 0 96 33 0 63 6940 7489 -549 66
13. Serbia 1 6 0 90 28 0 62 6868 7317 -449 56
14. Belgium 2 3 0 42 12 0 30 3316 3576 -260 24
15. Montenegro 1 3 0 40 12 0 28 3185 3540 -355 24
16. Switzerland 1 2 0 10 3 0 7 777 914 -137 6
17. England 1 2 0 24 1 0 23 1685 2144 -459 2
18. Sweden 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. Portugal 2 2 0 12 0 0 12 896 1181 -285 0

Overall combined European domestic league rankings (by country) 1958 – 2007[edit]

The overall combined European domestic league rankings (by country), from 1958–2007. These were the all-time domestic league rankings that were based on play in all of the European continental-wide club basketball competitions, the EuroLeague, the Saporta Cup, the Korać Cup, the EuroCup, the EuroChallenge, and the EuroCup Challenge. These rankings were part of the old rating system, which was used from 1958–2007, and included only basketball game competition related results, as a rankings criteria.

Rk League
(by country)
TP P CW GP W D L PS PSA PSD RP
1. Italy 34 273 38 3262 2038 16 1208 273126 255930 17196 4092
2. Spain 36 264 27 3171 1988 16 1167 266721 246860 19861 3992
3. Greece 21 261 13 2548 1457 9 1082 203754 197261 6493 2923
4. France 37 268 7 2497 1312 13 1172 203001 198372 4629 2637
5. Russia 21 141 12 1522 929 6 587 126364 119080 7284 1864
6. Israel 19 197 6 1684 912 6 766 140448 136428 4020 1830
7. Turkey 26 212 2 1612 826 4 782 124071 124464 -393 1656
8. Croatia 14 145 10 1442 756 12 674 118639 116319 2320 1524
9. Belgium 34 215 0 1404 612 13 779 113094 114491 -1397 1237
10. Serbia 19 117 5 1109 615 3 491 92091 88718 3373 1233
11. Germany 32 201 2 1355 577 7 771 106843 109839 -2996 1161
12. Poland 22 116 0 833 388 4 441 65384 66460 -1076 780
13. Slovenia 18 86 1 764 361 3 400 59738 59857 -119 725
14. Lithuania 12 70 3 670 345 1 324 54015 52933 1082 691
15. Czech Republic 13 117 1 678 295 6 377 55156 55923 -767 596
16. Ukraine 16 72 1 517 258 3 256 42062 41800 262 519
17. Bulgaria 17 116 0 582 256 7 319 47087 48316 -1229 519
18. Portugal 20 128 0 693 233 4 456 53339 58281 -4942 470
19. Netherlands 23 103 0 585 219 6 360 46915 48933 -2018 444
20. Hungary 23 125 0 535 209 8 318 42986 44644 -1658 426
21. Latvia 9 35 3 295 153 2 140 24406 24036 370 308
22. Bosnia-Herzegovina 12 49 1 329 149 4 176 26172 26722 -550 302
23. Cyprus 13 107 1 462 139 4 319 33244 40229 -6985 282
24. Austria 22 128 0 485 128 3 354 37331 41980 -4649 259
25. Switzerland 24 102 0 381 124 3 254 30646 34282 -3636 251
26. Finland 19 98 0 382 122 2 258 30131 32664 -2533 246
27. Sweden 18 86 0 356 119 1 236 28652 31144 -2492 239
28. Romania 12 78 1 314 118 2 194 23741 26118 -2377 238
29. England 35 82 0 362 112 6 244 28636 31617 -2981 230
30. Slovakia 10 54 0 266 98 2 166 21163 22145 -982 198
31. Estonia 6 25 0 180 60 1 119 13960 14973 -1013 121
32. FYR Macedonia 13 44 0 220 56 2 162 16186 18286 -2100 114
33. Montenegro 2 12 0 130 54 0 76 10168 10590 -422 108
34. Georgia 7 22 1 74 25 0 49 5804 6427 -623 50
35. Albania 6 39 0 94 21 1 72 7144 8508 -1364 43
36. Iceland 10 34 0 98 19 0 79 7868 9570 -1702 38
37. Luxembourg 16 111 0 244 16 1 227 16241 23808 -7567 33
38. Scotland 11 25 0 64 14 2 48 4930 6122 -1192 30
39. Denmark 10 26 0 78 12 0 66 5404 7409 -2005 24
40. Belarus 4 9 0 35 10 0 25 2510 2905 -395 20
41. Azerbaijan 2 4 0 17 4 0 13 1370 1705 -335 8
42. Egypt 3 19 0 37 4 0 33 2600 3556 -956 8
43. Morocco 10 16 0 36 3 0 33 2181 3336 -1155 6
44. Norway 6 8 0 30 2 1 27 2084 2878 -794 5
45. Ireland 3 3 0 8 2 0 6 582 736 -154 4
46. Moldova 2 3 0 6 1 0 5 418 520 -102 2
47. Syria 6 10 0 18 1 0 17 1300 1719 -419 2
48. Lebanon 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
49. Tunisia 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
50. Wales 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 151 167 -16 0
51. Armenia 1 1 0 2 0 0 2 130 173 -43 0
52. Malta 2 2 0 4 0 0 4 227 370 -143 0
53. San Marino 2 3 0 6 0 0 6 363 604 -241 0
54. Northern Ireland 2 5 0 8 0 0 8 342 711 -369 0

Top 3 ranked leagues in the overall combined rankings 1958 – 2007[edit]

Rank League
1.
Italy Italian Lega A
2.
Spain Spanish ACB
3.
Greece Greek GBL

2007 – 2012 ranking[edit]

The rankings, as of 2007, are based on 70 percent basketball game competition results, and 30 percent TV revenues/ratings, attendance figures, and arena capacities.[1][2] The allocation criteria is based in this ranking.

[3]

Rank League
1.
Spain Spanish ACB
2.
Italy Italian Lega A
3.
Greece Greek GBL
4.
Russia Russian PBL /
Russia Russian Super League 1
5.
France French Pro A
6.
Turkey Turkish TBL
7.
Lithuania Lithuanian LKL
8.
Adriatic League
Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Israel Montenegro Serbia Slovenia
(former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslav FFL)
9.
Serbia Serbian KLS
10.
Croatia Croatian A1 Liga
11.
Slovenia Slovenian SKL
12.
Germany German BBL
13.
Poland Polish PLK
14.
Belgium Belgian BLB
15.
Latvia Latvian LBL
16.
Ukraine Ukrainian SuperLeague
17.
Israel Israeli Super League
18.
Czech Republic Czech NBL
19.
Netherlands Dutch DBL

2012[edit]

The rankings, as of 2007, are based on 70 percent basketball game competition results, and 30 percent TV revenues/ratings, attendance figures, and arena capacities. The allocation criteria is based in this ranking.

In 2012, Euroleague Basketball decided to update the rankings every year, and take into account the results from the previous seasons.

Rank National Domestic League
1.
Spain Spanish ACB
2.
VTB United League (Russia Russia)
Belarus Estonia Finland Kazakhstan Latvia Georgia (country) Russia Czech Republic
(Former Soviet Union USSR Premier League)
3.
Turkey Turkish BSL
4.
Greece Greek GBL
5.
Italy Italian Lega A
6.
France French Pro A
7.
Lithuania Lithuanian LKL
8.
Germany German BBL
9.
Adriatic ABA League
Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Montenegro North Macedonia Serbia Slovenia
(former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslav FFL)
10.
Poland Polish PLK
11.
Belgium Belgian BLB
12.
Czech Republic Czech NBL
13.
Ukraine Ukrainian SL Favorit Sport
14.
Israel Israeli Premier League
15.
Bulgaria Bulgarian NBL
16.
Netherlands Dutch DBL
17.
Latvia Latvian LBL

See also[edit]

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