Basketball League of Serbia

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Basketball League of Serbia
Basketball League of Serbia logo.png
Country  Serbia
Confederation FIBA Europe
Founded 2006; 11 years ago (2006)
First season 2006–07
Number of teams 18
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to Serbian League B
Domestic cup(s) Radivoj Korać Cup
Current champions Crvena zvezda (18th title)
Most championships Partizan (21 titles)
CEO Darko Jovičić
TV partners RTS
Arena Sport
Website kls.rs
2016–17 Basketball League of Serbia

The Basketball League of Serbia (Serbian: Кошаркашка лига Србије (КЛС) / Košarkaška liga Srbije (KLS)), is the highest men's professional club basketball competition in Serbia. Founded in 2006, it is run by the Basketball Federation of Serbia.

Rules[edit]

Competition format[edit]

The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Serbia, consists of Serbian First League which have 14 and Serbian Super League which have 8 teams.

For the 2013–14 season, the top four teams in First League will be promoted to Super League with four Serbian teams from the Adriatic League. The team positioned 14th in First League will be relegated to a lower league - Basketball League of Serbia B. The best 4 clubs in Super League goes to Playoff stage and top four teams in regular part will qualify for the next season of the Adriatic League.

Arena standards[edit]

Currently, clubs must have home arenas with capacity of minimum 1,000 seats.

History[edit]

Competition name[edit]

  • 2006–2007: Sinalco Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2007–2009: Swisslion Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2009–2011: Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2011–2013: Agroživ Basketball League of Serbia[1]
  • 2013–2016: Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2016–present: Mozzart Basketball League of Serbia

League commissioners[edit]

  • 2006–2011: Tihomir Bubalo
  • 2011–2013: Predrag Bojić
  • 2013–present: Darko Jovičić

Teams for 2016–17 season[edit]

Location of teams in the 2016–17 Basketball League of Serbia
Team City Arena Capacity Head coach
Beovuk 72 Belgrade Vizura Sports Center 1,500 Rajko Mirković
Borac Čačak Hala kraj Morave 2,000 Raško Bojić
Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade Hall Aleksandar Nikolić 5,878 Dejan Radonjić
Dunav Stari Banovci Hala Park Vuk Stanimirović
Dynamic Belgrade Dynamic Arena Miroslav Nikolić
FMP Železnik Železnik Hall 3,000 Slobodan Klipa
Konstantin Niš Čair Sports Center 4,000 Predrag Jaćimović
Mega Leks Sremska Mitrovica Sports Hall Pinki 2,500 Dejan Milojević
Metalac Valjevo Valjevo Sports Hall 1,500 Mihailo Poček
Mladost Admiral Zemun Pinki Hall 2,300 Dragan Nikolić
Napredak Rubin Kruševac Kruševac Sports Hall 2,500 Oliver Popović
OKK Beograd Belgrade SC Šumice 1,300 Darko Kostić
Partizan NIS Belgrade Hall Aleksandar Nikolić 5,878 Aleksandar Džikić
Sloga Kraljevo Hala Sportova 3,350 Boško Đokić
Smederevo 1953 Smederevo Sports Hall Smederevo 2,800 Zoran Todorović
Spartak Subotica SC Dudova Šuma 3,000 Dušan Alimpijević
Tamiš Pančevo Strelište Sports Hall 1,100 Bojan Jovičić
Vršac Vršac Millennium Center 4,400 Milan Gurović
Teams that play in the 2016–17 Adriatic League

Title holders[edit]

Titles by club[edit]

Club Champions Winning years Runner-up
Partizan
8
2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
2
Crvena zvezda
3
2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
5
Vršac
0
3

Play-off Finals[edit]

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage 1st of Regular Season Record
2006–07
Partizan
3–1
Crvena zvezda Hemofarm
12–2
2007–08
Partizan Igokea
3–1
Hemofarm Partizan Igokea
12–2
2008–09
Partizan Igokea
3–2
Crvena zvezda Partizan Igokea
6–0
2009–10
Partizan
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
2010–11
Partizan
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
2011–12
Partizan mt:s
3–1
Crvena zvezda Partizan mt:s
12–2
2012–13
Partizan mt:s
3–1
Crvena zvezda Partizan mt:s
12–2
2013–14
Partizan
3–1
Crvena zvezda Telekom Partizan
13–1
2014–15
Crvena zvezda Telekom
3–0
Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda Telekom
13–1
2015–16
Crvena zvezda Telekom
3–1
Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda Telekom
6–0
2016–17
Crvena zvezda mts
3–0
FMP Crvena zvezda mts
13–1

All–time champions[edit]

Club Champions Winning years Runner-up
Partizan
21
1975–76, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1986–87, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
16
Crvena zvezda
18
1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
14
OKK Beograd
4
1958, 1960, 1963, 1964
1
Proleter Zrenjanin
1
1956
4
Radnički Belgrade
1
1972–73

Serbian basketball clubs in international competitions[edit]

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Regional
Euroleague
(1958 - )
Eurocup
(2002 - )
Saporta Cup
(1966 - 2002)
FIBA Europe Cup
(2015 - )
EuroChallenge
(2003 - 2015)
Korać Cup
(1971 - 2002)
ABA League
(2001 - )
Balkan League
(2008 - )
C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF
Partizan 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 6 2 4 0 0 0
OKK Beograd 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crvena zvezda 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 3 1 6 0 0 0
Radnički Beograd 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vršac 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
FMP Železnik 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
Radnički Kragujevac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Mega Basket 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1

FIBA European League and Euroleague[edit]

So far, 17 Serbian teams took part in a FIBA or Euroleague Basketball Company club competition since 1958. The most successful club by participation and trophies is Partizan. They had a total of 39 seasons of which 22 in the elite competition, Euroleague. Partizan won four trophies, the Champions Cup in Istanbul in 1992 and 3 Korać Cups in 1978, 1979 and 1989. The second most successful is Crvena zvezda with 30 seasons and one trophy in Europe. They won the Cup Winner's Cup in 1974.

ABA[edit]

Since its formation in 2001, a total of 8 clubs from Serbia took a part in the regional ABA League. KK Partizan became a champion in six seasons (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013), where first five trophies were won consecutively. FMP Železnik won 2 titles in 2004 and 2006, Crvena zvezda won two titles in 2015, 2016, and KK Vršac won one title in 2005.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Awards[edit]

Notable players[edit]

Sponsorships and broadcasting rights[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kompanija Agroživ generalni sponzor KLS". kls.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 5 May 2013. 

External links[edit]