Qatari Basketball League

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For current year competition, see 2012–13 Qatari Basketball League
Qatari Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Founded 1979
CEO Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
No. of teams 12
Country  Qatar
Most recent
Al Sadd
TV partner(s) Al Jazeera Sports
Al Kass
Official website Official website

The Qatari Basketball League is the top-tier basketball league operating in Qatar. The winning team obtains the participation right to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. The first official season took place in 1981/82.[1] There is a second division, with plans to expand it in the future. Currently, there are only two domestic championships, the Emir of Qatar Cup and the Qatar Crown Prince Cup.

As of the 2012-13 season, the league expanded from 8 to 12 for the first time in history, with the newly entered clubs including Lekhwiya, Al-Shamal Sports Club, Umm Salal SC, and Al-Khor Sports Club.[2]

Current Clubs[edit]

Qatar Basketball League
Club Location Manager
Al Ahli SC Doha SerbiaSweden Rade Vojnovic
Al Arabi Basketball Team Doha Tunisia Hatem Mamlouk
Al-Gharafa Sports Club Al-Gharafa, Al-Rayyan Iraq Kosay Hatem
El Jaish SC (basketball) Duhail, Doha Serbia Dragoslav Milavanovic
Al Rayyan Basketball Team Al-Rayyan United States Brian Rowsom
Al Sadd Basketball Team Al-Sadd, Doha Austria John Wojtak
Al Wakrah Basketball Team Al Wakrah Jordan Ihab Jalal
Qatar SC Al Dafna, Doha Qatar Saeed Mubarak

Championship history[edit]


Top-performing clubs[edit]

Club Champions
Al-Rayyan 15
Al-Arabi 9
Qatar SC 7
Al Sadd 6
El Jaish 1
Al Ahli SC 1

Total titles won by town or city[edit]

Town or city Number of titles Clubs
Al Arabi (9), Qatar SC (7), El Jaish (1), Al Ahli SC (1), Al Sadd (6)
Al-Rayyan (15)

Domestic competitions[edit]

Qatar Crown Prince Cup[edit]

Championship history[edit]

Emir of Qatar Cup[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]