Polish Basketball League

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Tauron Basket Liga
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015–16 PLK season
Tauron Basket Liga - logo.jpg
Sport Basketball
Founded 1995
No. of teams 16
Country  Poland
Continent FIBA Europe
Most recent
champion(s)
Stelmet Zielona Góra
(3rd title)
Most titles Śląsk Wrocław
(17 titles)
TV partner(s) Polsat Sport
Level on pyramid 1st tier
Relegation to 1 Liga
Related
competitions
Polish Cup
Polish Supercup
Official website www.plk.pl

Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK), or in English, the Polish Basketball League, is the highest level league of professional basketball in Poland. The league is currently known as Tauron Basket Liga for sponsorship reasons. The league consists of 16 teams, 8 of which make the playoffs each season.

The PLK was created in 1928, and in 1995 the league turned professional. Śląsk Wrocław is the record holder for most titles, with 17.

It is run by the Polska Liga Koszykówki S.A.[1]

Names[edit]

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

  • 1999 – 2001: Lech Basket Liga (LBL)
  • 2003 – 2005: Era Basket Liga (EBL)
  • 2005 – 2008: Dominet Basket Liga (DBL)
  • 2009 – 0000: Tauron Basket Liga (TBL)

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
1995–96 Śląsk Eska Wrocław Browary Tyskie Bobry Bytom 4–2 Polonia Przemyśl
1996–97 Mazowszanka PEKAES Pruszków Spójnia Stargard Szczeciński 4–0 Browary Tyskie Bobry Bytom
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 (55)
  • Single game scoring record:
90Poland Mieczysław Młynarski (1982, Górnik Wałbrzych – Pogoń Szczeci)
  • All-Time Scoring leaders:
Pos Player Pnts
1
Poland Adam Wójcik
10,087
2
Poland Eugeniusz Kijewski
9,604
3
Poland Jerzy Binkowski
9,172
4
Poland Mieczysław Młynarski
8,670
5
Poland Maciej Zieliński
8,663

Awards[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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