National Basketball League (Bulgaria)

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National Basketball League (NBL)
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015–16 National Basketball League (Bulgaria) season
NBL League Logo.gif
Sport Basketball
Founded 1942
No. of teams 10
Country Bulgaria Bulgaria
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
Lukoil Academic (25th title)
Most titles Lukoil Academic (25 titles)
Level on pyramid 1st Tier
Domestic cup(s) Bulgarian Cup
Official website nbl.basketball.bg

The Bulgarian National Basketball League (NBL) is the highest professional basketball league in Bulgaria. It was founded in 2008. Previously, it was called the Bulgarian A Division. The A Division is now the second level professional league in Bulgaria.

For the 2015-16 season, ten teams competed in the National Basketball League.

Current Clubs[edit]

Club 2014–15 season Hall Capacity
Academic Plovdiv New Stroitel Hall 1,000
Balkan Botevgrad 2nd Arena Botevgrad 4,000
Beroe 6th Municipal Hall 1,000
Cherno More Port Varna 4th Hristo Borisov 1,000
Chernomorets 8th Boycho Branzov 1,000
Levski Sofia 5th Universiada Hall 4,000
Lukoil Academic 1st Sports Complex Hall 1,000
Rilski Sportist 3rd Arena Samokov 2,500
Spartak Pleven 9th Balkanstroy 1,200
Yambol 7th Diana 3,000

Champions[edit]

Titles by Club[edit]

Rosso e Bianco (Diagonale)2.png Academic: 25

  • 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

600px Bianco e Azzurro (Bordato).png Levski Sofia: 18

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

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

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