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; 12 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)
TV partners RTS
Arena Sport
Website kls.rs
2017–18 season

The Basketball League of Serbia (Serbian: Кошаркашка лига Србије (КЛС) / Košarkaška liga Srbije (KLS)), is the highest tier level (excluding the level 0 ABA) 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

Current teams[edit]

Team Home city Arena Capacity
Beovuk 72 Belgrade Vizura Sports Center 1,500
Borac Čačak Borac Hall 2,000
Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade Aleksandar Nikolić Hall 5,878
Dunav Stari Banovci Park Hall
Dynamic Belgrade Dynamic Arena 500
FMP Železnik Železnik Hall 3,000
Mega Bemax Sremska Mitrovica Pinki Hall 2,500
Metalac Valjevo Valjevo Sports Hall 1,500
Mladost Admiral Zemun Pinki Hall 2,300
KKK Radnički Kragujevac Jezero Hall 3,750
OKK Beograd Belgrade SC Šumice 1,300
Partizan NIS Belgrade Aleksandar Nikolić Hall 5,878
Sloga Kraljevo Kraljevo Sports Hall 3,350
Spartak Subotica SC Dudova Šuma 3,000
Tamiš Pančevo Strelište Sports Hall 1,100
Vojvodina Novi Sad SPC Vojvodina 7,022
Vršac Swisslion Vršac Millennium Center 4,400
Zlatibor Čajetina 500
Teams that play in the 2017–18 Adriatic League First Division
Teams that play in the 2017–18 Adriatic League Second Division

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
FMP
0
1

Play-off Finals[edit]

[citation needed]

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage 1st of Regular Season Record Champion's Coach
2006–07
Partizan
3–1
Crvena zvezda Hemofarm
12–2
Montenegro Duško Vujošević
2007–08
Partizan Igokea
3–1
Hemofarm Partizan Igokea
12–2
Montenegro Duško Vujošević (2)
2008–09
Partizan Igokea
3–2
Crvena zvezda Partizan Igokea
6–0
Montenegro Duško Vujošević (3)
2009–10
Partizan
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
Montenegro Duško Vujošević (4)
2010–11
Partizan
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
Serbia Vlada Jovanović
2011–12
Partizan mt:s
3–1
Crvena zvezda Partizan mt:s
12–2
Serbia Vlada Jovanović (2)
2012–13
Partizan mt:s
3–1
Crvena zvezda Partizan mt:s
12–2
Montenegro Duško Vujošević (5)
2013–14
Partizan
3–1
Crvena zvezda Telekom Partizan
13–1
Montenegro Duško Vujošević (6)
2014–15
Crvena zvezda Telekom
3–0
Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda Telekom
13–1
Montenegro Dejan Radonjić
2015–16
Crvena zvezda Telekom
3–1
Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda Telekom
6–0
Montenegro Dejan Radonjić (2)
2016–17
Crvena zvezda mts
3–0
FMP Crvena zvezda mts
13–1
Montenegro Dejan Radonjić (3)

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]

[citation needed]

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
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
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

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 Winners' 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. Crvena zvezda won three titles in 2015, 2016 and 2017, FMP Železnik won 2 titles in 2004 and 2006, and KK Vršac won one title in 2005.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Awards[edit]

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]