Polish Basketball League

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Polska Liga Koszykówki
Polish Basketball League logo.png
Country  Poland
Confederation FIBA Europe
Founded 1995; 22 years ago (1995)
First season 1995–96
Number of teams 17
Level on pyramid 1
Relegation to I Liga
Domestic cup(s) Polish Cup
Supercup Polish Supercup
International cup(s) Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
Current champions Stelmet Zielona Góra(3rd title)
Most championships Śląsk Wrocław (17 titles)
Website www.plk.pl
2016–17 PLK season

Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK) or in English, the Polish Basketball League is a professional men's club basketball league in Poland. It constitutes the first and highest-tier level of the Polish league pyramid. The winning team of the final round are crowned the Polish Champions of that season. It began in 1947–48, with the name of I Liga, and was originally organized by the Polish Basketball Association. The league changed to its current form, beginning with the 1997–98 season, after the Polska Liga Koszykówki SA, PLK SA (the Polish Basketball League Joint-stock company) took control over the league (the PLK SA was created in 1995).[1] In 2000–01 season the league turned professional.

The PLK, which is played under FIBA rules, currently consists of 17 teams (professional basketball's clubs). A PLK season is split into a league stage and a playoffs stage (since 1984–85 season). At the end of the league stage, the top eight teams qualify for the playoff stage.

The competition Polish basketball men's championships has existed since the year 1928. Śląsk Wrocław is the record holder for most titles, with 17.

Names[edit]

Due to sponsorship reasons, the league has known several names:

  • 1997 – 1999: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • 1999 – 2001: Lech Basket Liga (LBL)
  • 2001 – 2003: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • 2003 – 2005: Era Basket Liga (EBL)
  • 2005 – 2006: Dominet Basket Liga (DBL)
  • 2006 – 2008: Dominet Bank Ekstraliga (DBE)
  • 2008 – 2010: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • 2010 – 2016: Tauron Basket Liga (TBL)
  • 2016 – 0000: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)

Teams[edit]

Team Location Stadium Capacity
Asseco Gdynia Gdynia Gdynia Sports Arena 5,500
AZS Koszalin Koszalin Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa 3,000
Energa Czarni Słupsk Słupsk Hala Gryfia 3,200
BM Slam Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski P Ostrów Wielkopolski Hala Sportowa Stal 1,200
MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza Dąbrowa Górnicza Centrum Hall 2,944
PGE Turów Zgorzelec Zgorzelec PGE Turów Arena 3,500
Polfarmex Kutno Kutno SP9 Hall 1,200
Polski Cukier Toruń Toruń Hala Widowiskowo-Sportowa 6,248
Rosa Radom Radom ZSE Radom 1,200
Siarka Tarnobrzeg Tarnobrzeg OSiR Wisla Hall 1,500
Polpharma Starogard Gdański Starogard Gdański Argo-Kociewie 2,500
WKS Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław Hala Orbita 3,000
Start Lublin Lublin Globus 5,000
Stelmet Zielona Góra Zielona Góra CRS Hall Zielona Góra 6,080
Trefl Sopot Sopot Ergo Arena 15,000
Wilki Morskie Szczecin Szczecin Azoty Arena 7,403
WTK Anwil Włocławek Włocławek Hala Mistrzów 4,200
Notes
^P Promoted from the 1 Liga.

Medalists[edit]

The official PLK medals
Season Champion Runner-up Score Third place
1997–98 Zepter Śląsk Wrocław PEKAES Pruszków 4–3 Ericsson Bobry Bytom
1998–99 Zepter Śląsk Wrocław Anwil Włocławek 4–3 Ericsson Bobry Bytom
1999–00 Zepter Śląsk Wrocław Anwil Włocławek 4–1 Hoop-Pekaes Pruszków
2000–01 Zepter Śląsk Wrocław Anwil Włocławek 4–1 Prokom Trefl Sopot
2001–02 Idea Śląsk Wrocław Prokom Trefl Sopot 4–1 Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski
2002–03 Anwil Włocławek Prokom Trefl Sopot 4–2 Idea Śląsk Wrocław
2003–04 Prokom Trefl Sopot Idea Śląsk Wrocław 4–1 Polonia Warszawa
2004–05 Prokom Trefl Sopot Anwil Włocławek 4–2 Polonia Warszawa
2005–06 Prokom Trefl Sopot Anwil Włocławek 4–1 Energa Czarni Słupsk
2006–07 Prokom Trefl Sopot BOT Turów Zgorzelec 4–1 ASCO Śląsk Wrocław
2007–08 Prokom Trefl Sopot PGE Turów Zgorzelec 4–3 ASCO Śląsk Wrocław
2008–09 Asseco Prokom Sopot PGE Turów Zgorzelec 4–1 Anwil Włocławek
2009–10 Asseco Prokom Gdynia Anwil Włocławek 4–0 Polpharma Starogard Gdański
2010–11 Asseco Prokom Gdynia PGE Turów Zgorzelec 4–3 Energa Czarni Słupsk
2011–12 Asseco Prokom Gdynia Trefl Sopot 4–3 Zastal Zielona Góra
2012–13 Stelmet Zielona Góra PGE Turów Zgorzelec 4–0 AZS Koszalin
2013–14 PGE Turów Zgorzelec Stelmet Zielona Góra 4–2 Trefl Sopot
2014–15 Stelmet Zielona Góra PGE Turów Zgorzelec 4–2 Energa Czarni Słupsk
2015–16 Stelmet Zielona Góra Rosa Radom 4–0 Energa Czarni Słupsk

Records and statistics[edit]

  • Most seasons:
Śląsk Wrocław (56)
  • Single game scoring record:
90Poland Mieczysław Młynarski (10 December 1982: Górnik Wałbrzych – Pogoń Szczecin)
  • All-Time Scoring leaders:
Pos Player Pnts Mtch
1. Eugeniusz Kijewski 10,185 395
2. Adam Wójcik 10,097 651
3. Edward Jurkiewicz 9,832 306
4. Jerzy Binkowski 9,204 586
5. Mieczysław Młynarski 9,026 357
6. Mariusz Bacik 8,706 627
7. Maciej Zieliński 8,650 579
8. Andrzej Pluta 8,512 591
9. Henryk Wardach 8,163 557
10. Dominik Tomczyk 8,008 556
11. Jarosław Jechorek 7,681 489
12. Dariusz Zelig 7,481 420
13. Eugeniusz Durejko 7,048 365
14. Jarosław Marcinkowski 6,979 499
15. Jarosław Zyskowski 6,774 484
  • Highest attendance in a game:
10,152Trefl Sopot vs Asseco Prokom Gdynia, at Ergo Arena on 14 April 2012

Awards[edit]

A select group of press members annually vote for the winners of individual awards.

List of Polish basketball champions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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