Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol

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Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol
South American Basketball League
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Founded1996; 23 years ago (1996)
First season1996
CountryABASU members
ConfederationFIBA Americas
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2 (1996–2000, 2008–Present)
1 (2000–2007)
Promotion toFIBA Americas League
Current championsBrazil Franca (1st title)
Most championshipsArgentina Atenas
Brazil Brasília
(3 titles each)
TV partnersDirecTV
Website2018 LSB
2018 Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol

The Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol (LSB), or FIBA Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol (LSB) (Portuguese: Liga Sul-Americana de Basquete, English: South American Basketball League), also commonly known as FIBA South American League, is the second-tier level South American professional basketball competition at the club level, with the first-tier level being the FIBA Americas League. The competition is organized by the South American Basketball Association (ABASU), which operates as a regional sub-zone of FIBA Americas. The winner of each year's competition gets a place at the upcoming edition of the FIBA Americas League.

The league usually includes some national domestic champions, and some runners-up, from the best national leagues and basketball countries on the South American continent. Depending on the country, places may be awarded on the basis of performance in the previous season's national domestic league, or over the previous two or three national domestic seasons. The tournament has been played since 1996, with 2003 being the only year in which it was not held.

Promotion to FIBA Americas League[edit]

The champion of the FIBA South American League is promoted to the next edition of the top-tier level FIBA Americas League.

History[edit]

The South American Championship of Champions Clubs, which was founded in 1946, was the first international competition that was played between basketball clubs from South America, and it was the first-tier and most important club competition in South America until 1993, when the new Pan American Club Championship supplanted it in importance. The FIBA South American League was founded in 1996, and became the new second-tier South American competition. The FIBA South American League then became the South American first-tier competition, when the Pan American Club Championship was discontinued in 2000.

With the emergence of the new FIBA Americas League, in December 2007, the FIBA South American League once again became the second-tier international club championship in South America, beginning with the 2008 edition of the competition.

FIBA South American League levels on the South American pyramid[edit]

  • 1st-tier: (2001 – 2007)
  • 2nd-tier: (1996 – 2000, 2008 – Present)

Names of the top-tier level South American / Latin American competition[edit]

Title holders[edit]

Grand Finals[edit]

Year Grand Final Semifinalists
Champion Score Second place
1996
Details
Argentina
Olimpia
2–0 series Brazil
Corinthians
Brazil
Cougar Franca
Brazil
Rio Claro
1997
Details
Argentina
Atenas
2–1 series Brazil
Corinthians
Argentina
Olimpia
Brazil
Marathon Franca
1998
Details
Argentina
Atenas
2–0 series Brazil
Marathon Franca
Argentina
Boca Juniors
Argentina
Independiente
1999
Details
Brazil
Vasco da Gama
2–0 Series Argentina
Boca Juniors
Argentina
Independiente
Uruguay
Welcome
2000
Details
Brazil
Vasco da Gama
3–2 series Argentina
Atenas
Brazil
Marathon Franca
Uruguay
Welcome
2001
Details
Argentina
Estudiantes
3–1 series Argentina
GECR
Argentina
Atenas
Brazil
Flamengo
2002
Details
Argentina
Libertad
3–1 series Brazil
Vasco da Gama
Venezuela
Cocodrilos de Caracas
Argentina
Estudiantes
2004
Details
Argentina
Atenas
3–2 series Brazil
Unitri Uberlândia
Argentina
Boca Juniors
Argentina
Libertad
2005
Details
Brazil
Unitri Uberlândia
3–1 series Brazil
Universo Ajax
Argentina
Boca Juniors
Venezuela
Cocodrilos de Caracas
2006
Details
Argentina
Ben Hur
3–1 series Brazil
COC Ribeirão Preto
Brazil
Unitri Uberlândia
Argentina
Libertad
2007
Details
Argentina
Libertad
3–2 series Brazil
Unimed Franca
Argentina
Ben Hur
Argentina
GECR
2008
Details
Argentina
Regatas Corrientes
3–2 series Brazil
Flamengo
Argentina
Boca Juniors
Brazil
Universo Brasília
2009 (I)
Details
Brazil
Flamengo
Final group Argentina
Quimsa
Colombia
Norte
Argentina
Regatas Corrientes
2009 (II)
Details
Argentina
Quimsa
Final group Argentina
Libertad
Argentina
Juventud Sionista
Brazil
Minas
2010
Details
Brazil
Brasília
98-86 Brazil
Flamengo
Argentina
Boca Juniors
Argentina
Quimsa
2011
Details
Argentina
Obras Sanitarias
88-73 Brazil
Pinheiros Sky
Brazil
Brasília
Argentina
Atenas
2012
Details
Argentina
Regatas Corrientes
Final group Brazil
Brasília
Brazil
Flamengo
Argentina
Peñarol
2013
Details
Brazil
Brasília
93–81 Uruguay
Aguada
Brazil
Paschoalotto Bauru
Argentina
Boca Juniors
2014
Details
Brazil
Bauru
79–53 Brazil
Mogi das Cruzes
Argentina
Boca Juniors
Uruguay
Malvín
2015
Details
Brazil
Brasília
2–0 series Argentina
San Martín de Corrientes
Semifinal groups
2016
Details
Brazil
Mogi das Cruzes
3–0 series Argentina
Bahía Basket
Semifinal groups
2017
Details
Venezuela
Guaros de Lara
3–1 series Argentina
Estudiantes Concordia
Semifinal groups
2018
Details
Brazil
Franca
2–1 series Argentina
Instituto
Semifinal groups

Titles by club[edit]

Titles Club Years
3 Argentina Atenas 1997, 1998, 2004
Brazil Brasília 2010, 2013, 2015
2 Brazil Vasco da Gama 1999, 2000
Argentina Libertad 2002, 2007
Argentina Regatas Corrientes 2008, 2012
1 Argentina Olimpia 1996
Argentina Estudiantes 2001
Brazil Uberlândia 2005
Argentina Ben Hur 2006
Brazil Flamengo 2009 (I)
Argentina Quimsa 2009 (II)
Argentina Obras Sanitarias 2011
Brazil Bauru 2014
Brazil Mogi das Cruzes 2016
Venezuela Guaros de Lara 2017
Brazil Franca 2018

Titles by country[edit]

Titles Country
12 Argentina Argentina
9 Brazil Brazil
1 Venezuela Venezuela

Awards[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]