National Basketball League (Bulgaria)

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National Basketball League
National Basketball League (Bulgaria) logo.jpg
Founded1942
First season1942–43
Country Bulgaria
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams9
Level on pyramid1
Domestic cup(s)Bulgarian Cup
Current championsLevski Sofia (19th title)
(2018)
Most championshipsPBC Academic (26 titles)
Websitenbl.basketball.bg
2018–19 NBL season

The Bulgarian National Basketball League (NBL) is the highest professional basketball league in Bulgaria. The current league was founded in 2008, although the first tier level exists since 1942 and was previously called the Bulgarian A Division. The games in the NBL are played under FIBA rules. The most successful team in NBL history is PBC Academic, that has won 26 national titles.

Current teams[edit]

Club 2016–17 Arena Capacity
Academic Plovdiv 2nd Sila Complex 2,600
Balkan Botevgrad 5th Arena Botevgrad 4,000
Beroe 3rd Municipal Hall 1,000
Cherno More Port Varna 7th Hristo Borisov 1,000
Levski Lukoil 9th Universiada Hall 4,000
PBC Academic 1st Sports Complex Hall 1,000
Rilski Sportist 4th Arena Samokov 2,500
Spartak Pleven 6th Balkanstroy 1,200
Yambol 8th Diana 3,000

Title holders[edit]

Titles by Club[edit]

Rosso e Bianco (Diagonale)2.png Academic: 26

  • 1957, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017

600px Bianco e Azzurro (Bordato).png Levski Sofia: 19

  • 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001, 2014, 2018

600px Rosso con Stella Rossa.png CSKA Sofia: 12

  • 1949, 1950, 1951, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1992

Rosso e Nero (Strisce).png Lokomotiv Sofia: 6

  • 1943, 1948, 1955, 1961, 1964, 1966

600px Verde Bianco Verde.png Balkan Botevgrad: 4

  • 1974, 1987, 1988, 1989

Bianco con diagonale Nero.png Slavia Sofia: 3

  • 1952, 1953, 1997

600px Dark blue with V2.png Cherno More Port Varna: 3

  • 1985, 1998, 1999

600px Bianco con striscia verticale spessa Blu.png Spartak Pleven: 2

  • 1995, 1996

Blu e Giallo (Quadrati).png Yambol: 1

  • 2002

Latest finals[edit]

Season Champions Score Runners-Up
2000–01 Levski 3–0 Yambol
2001–02 Yambol 3–0 Lukoil Academic
2002–03 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Levski
2003–04 Lukoil Academic 3–0 CSKA
2004–05 Lukoil Academic 3–0 CSKA
2005–06 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Cherno More
2006–07 Lukoil Academic 3–0 CSKA
2007–08 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Balkan
2008–09 Lukoil Academic 3–1 Cherno More
2009–10 Lukoil Academic 3–1 Levski
2010–11 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Levski
2011–12 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Levski
2012–13 Lukoil Academic 3–2 Levski
2013–14 Levski 3–2 Lukoil Academic
2014–15 Lukoil Academic 3–2 Balkan
2015–16 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Balkan
2016–17 Lukoil Academic 3–1 Beroe
2017–18 Levski 3–1 Balkan

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