Korisliiga

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Korisliiga
Korisliiga 2015-16 logo.png
Founded1939
Country Finland
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toKoripallon I-divisioona
Domestic cup(s)Finnish Basketball Cup
International cup(s)Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
Current championsKarhu (2nd title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsPantterit (14 titles)
TV partnersElisa Viihde
Websitekorisliiga.fi
2020–21 Korisliiga

The Korisliiga is the top-tier professional basketball league in Finland, comprising the top 12 teams of the country. In its current format, each team plays all other teams two times in the regular season, once at home and once away, for a total of 22 regular season games. The top six teams advances continues to upper stage and the bottom six teams plays lower stage after 22 games, 5 games at home and 5 games at away versus all other teams in stage. The best two teams from lower group joins to playoffs with upper group teams. Playoffs are played best of seven format, expect quarter-finals which are played best of 5 format. Pantterit holds the record for the most league titles won, with 14. The top level Finnish league for women is the Naisten Korisliiga.

Logos[edit]

Teams in the 2020–21 season[edit]

Team City Home arena Founded Head coach
Helsinki Seagulls Helsinki Töölön kisahalli 2013 Jussi Laakso
Joensuun Kataja Joensuu Joensuu-areena 1900 Petri Virtanen
Kauhajoen Karhu Kauhajoki Kauhajoen liikuntahalli 1910 Janne Koskimies
Kobrat Lapua Lapuan urheilutalo 1989 Ville Turja
Korihait Uusikaupunki Pohitullin palloiluhalli 1898 Jarno Nikula
Kouvot Kouvola Mansikka-ahon urheiluhalli 1964 Tuomas Oja
KTP-Basket Kotka Steveco-areena 1927 Tomi Kaminen
Lahti Basketball Lahti Lahden suurhalli 2015 Pieti Poikola
BC Nokia Nokia Nokian palloiluhalli 1997 Greg Gibson
Salon Vilpas Salo Salohalli 1908 Sami Toiviainen
Tampereen Pyrintö Tampere Pyynikin palloiluhalli 1896 Mikka Sopanen
Ura Basket Kaarina Kupittaan palloiluhalli 2005 Damion Dantzler

From 2000s, Korisliiga in timeline[edit]

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Pyrbasket Pyrintö
KTP
Kouvot
Kataja
Namika Lahti
Vilpas
Korihait
Karhu
LrNMKY N. Lpr
Espoon Honka
Tapiolan Honka
Tarmo
LoKoKo
ToPo
Seagulls
Kobrat
FoKoPo
T. Comp.
Pussihukat
Aura Basket
Huima
BC Jyväskylä
BC Nokia
SäyRi
Pantterit

Title holders[edit]

Finals[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Finals score Bronze medal
1980–81 Torpan Pojat Tampereen Pyrintö 3–0 Hyvinkään Tahko
1981–82 Turun NMKY Pantterit 3–2 KTP Basket
1982–83 Torpan Pojat Pantterit 3–2 Turun NMKY
1983–84 Helsingin NMKY Tapiolan Honka 3–0 KTP Basket
1984–85 Helsingin NMKY KTP Basket 3–1 UU
1985–86 Torpan Pojat KTP Basket 3–1 Helsingin NMKY
1986–87 Helsingin NMKY KTP Basket 3–0 UU
1987–88 KTP Basket Helsingin NMKY 3–2 Torpan Pojat
1988–89 Helsingin NMKY HoNsU 3–2 Pantterit
1989–90 UU KTP Basket 3–1 Helsingin NMKY
1990–91 KTP Basket HoNsU 3–2 Torpan Pojat
1991–92 Helsingin NMKY Pantterit 4–2 UU
1992–93 KTP Basket Torpan Pojat 3–0 HoNsU
1993–94 KTP Basket Torpan Pojat 3–2 Forssan Koripojat
1994–95 Kouvot Korihait 3–1 Torpan Pojat
1995–96 Torpan Pojat Namika Lahti Espoon Honka
1996–97 Torpan Pojat Kouvot Espoon Honka
1997–98 Torpan Pojat Kouvot Espoon Honka
1998–99 Kouvot Espoon Honka 3–1 Turun NMKY
1999–00 Namika Lahti Torpan Pojat 3–2 Espoon Honka
2000–01 Espoon Honka Tampereen Pyrintö 3–0 Namika Lahti
2001–02 Espoon Honka Namika Lahti 3–2 Kataja
2002–03 Espoon Honka Kataja 3–1 Pussihukat
2003–04 Kouvot Namika Lahti 3–1 KTP Basket
2004–05 Lappeenrannan NMKY Pussihukat 3–2 Kataja
2005–06 Lappeenrannan NMKY Kataja 3–2 Espoon Honka
2006–07 Espoon Honka Namika Lahti 3–0 Kataja
2007–08 Espoon Honka Kouvot 3–1 Lappeenrannan NMKY
2008–09 Namika Lahti Kataja 3–0 Tampereen Pyrintö
2009–10 Tampereen Pyrintö Torpan Pojat 3–2 Kouvot
2010–11 Tampereen Pyrintö Kataja 3–2 KTP Basket
2011–12 Bisons Loimaa Kataja 3–1 Torpan Pojat
2012–13 Bisons Loimaa KTP Basket 3–2 Kataja
2013–14 Tampereen Pyrintö Kataja 3–1 Bisons Loimaa
2014–15 Kataja Bisons Loimaa 3–2 KTP
2015–16 Kouvot Tampereen Pyrintö 4–1 BC Nokia
2016–17 Kataja Salon Vilpas 4–2 Helsinki Seagulls
2017–18 Kauhajoki Karhu Salon Vilpas 4–2 Helsinki Seagulls
2018–19 Kauhajoki Karhu Kouvot 4–1 KTP
2019–20
Not awarded due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020-21 Salon Vilpas Kauhajoki Karhu 4-2 Helsinki Seagulls

Performance by club[edit]

Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence.

Korisliiga winners by club
Club Wins Seasons won
Pantterit 14 1944, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1980
Espoon Honka 13 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1979, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008
Torpan Pojat 9 1960, 1966, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1996, 1997, 1998
Helsingin NMKY 7 1946, 1947, 1984, 1985,1987, 1989, 1992
KTP 6 1958, 1967, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994
HKT 5 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Turun NMKY 4 1973, 1975, 1977, 1982
Kouvot 4 1995, 1999, 2004, 2016
Pyrintö 3 2010, 2011, 2014
Lappeenrannan NMKY 2 2005, 2006
Namika Lahti 2 2000, 2009
Bisons Loimaa 2 2012, 2013
Kataja 2 2015, 2017
Kauhajoki Karhu 2 2018, 2019
Ylioppilaskoripalloilijat 1 1939
Eiran Kisa-Veikot 1 1940
Kadettikoulu 1 1941
Korihait 1 1990
Salon Vilpas 1 2021

Records[edit]

All-time leaders[edit]

Category Player Total
Games Finland Jarkko Tuomala
623
Points Finland Gerald Lee, Sr.
12,552
Rebounds Finland Jonathan Moore
4,414
Assists Finland Petri Virtanen
1,653
Steals Finland Gerald Lee, Sr.
1,145
Blocks Finland Sami Lehtoranta
551

Source: Basket.fi

Single game records[edit]

Category Player Record Season
Points United States Joe Wright
79
1991–92
Rebounds Finland Garcia Hopkins
42
1985–86
Assists Finland Petri Niiranen
23
1991–92
Efficiency Finland Larry Pounds
70
1985–86
Steals Finland Gerald Lee, Sr.
12
1988–89
Blocks United States Damon Vance
14
1987–88

Source: Basket.fi

Awards[edit]

Attendance[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Korisliigan yleisöennätys 7420 katsojaa". basket.fi (in Finnish). Finnish Basketball Federation. 7 November 2005. Retrieved 17 November 2014.

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