Qatari Basketball League

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For the current year season, see 2016–17 Qatari Basketball League season.
Qatari Basketball League [QBL)
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 Qatari Basketball League season
Sport Basketball
Founded 1979
CEO Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
No. of teams 10
Country  Qatar
Continent FIBA Asia (Asia)
Most recent
champion(s)
Al Sadd (6th title)
Most titles Al Rayyan (15 titles)
TV partner(s) Al Jazeera Sports
Al Kass
Official website Official website

The Qatari Basketball League is the top-tier men's 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 (2016-17)[edit]

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

Championship history[edit]

[3]

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
Doha
24
Al Arabi (9), Qatar SC (7), El Jaish (1), Al Ahli SC (1), Al Sadd (6)
Al Rayyan
15
Al Rayyan (15)

Domestic competitions[edit]

Qatar Crown Prince Cup[edit]

Emir of Qatar Cup[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]