Kosovo Basketball Superleague

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Kosovo Basketball Superleague
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 Kosovo Basketball Superleague
Sport Basketball
Founded 1991
No. of teams 8
Country Kosovo Kosovo
Continent Europe FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
Sigal Prishtina
Most titles Sigal Prishtina (10 titles)
TV partner(s) Digitalb (SuperSport)
RTV21
Level on pyramid 1st
Relegation to Kosovo Basketball First League
Domestic cup(s) Kosova Basketball Cup
Official website Superliga

The Kosovo Basketball Superleague (Albanian: Superliga e Kosovës në Basketboll) is the top men's professional basketball league in Kosovo. Basketball Superleague was founded in 1991. It is run by the Basketball Federation of Kosovo.

Rules[edit]

Competition format[edit]

It consists of eight to ten teams which compete each year in two separate phases. Each team has to play all the other teams in its division four times, twice at home and twice away. This means that in Kosovo basketball, the league's regular season ends after all teams play 28 matches.

At the end of the league, the four best teams in the standings start a play-off, pitting the first place team in the standings versus the 4th place team in the standings, and so on. There is one playoff rounds, and the winner of the finals round becomes the champion of the Kosovo Basketball Superleague. This is similar to the most basketball leagues in Europe.

Each season, the last qualified team of the regular season relegates to Kosovo Basketball First League and replaced by champion of the First League whilst second from last of Superleague meats the runner up of the First League in e Relegation Playoff.

Foreigners[edit]

Each team can play 5 foreign players in every match that is organized by BFK.

Youngsters[edit]

Every team must play two U20 players in every game for at least 15 min otherwise the teams are fined 500 €.

Venues and locations[edit]

Team City Venue Capacity
Bashkimi Prizren Palestra Sportive Sezair Surroi 3,200
Kerasan Prishtina Prishtinë Pallati i Rinisë dhe Sporteve 2,500
Peja Peja Karagaq Sports Hall 3,500
Sigal Prishtina Prishtinë Pallati i Rinisë dhe Sporteve 2,500
Trepça Mitrovicë Salla e sporteve Minatori 4,100
Vëllaznimi Gjakovë Shani Nushi Sports Hall 2,500
KB Ylli Therandë Salla e sporteve "13 Qërshori" 1,800
KB Rahoveci Rahovec Salla e Sporteve Rahovec 1,500
Notes
Promoted from the 2015–16 Kosovo Basketball First League.

Arena standards[edit]

Since the establishment of the league, the indoor courts in Kosovo have seen continuous improvements in capacity and facilities, with some municipalities have built and newly built stadiums for basketball clubs in their areas as well as other sports. Today, the facilities of the clubs participating in Kosovo Basketball Superleague and hosting the home matches, must have a minimum capacity of 1,000 people.

History[edit]

Despite the political status of Kosovo, basketball competitions have been legally organized since 1999 under the Basketball Federation of Kosovo licensed by the United Nations Mission in Kosovo and the Government of Kosovo.[1] However, the KBF has functioned since 1991 and organized amateur basketball leagues.[1]

Today, basketball in Kosovo shares the same popularity with soccer.

Names of the competition[edit]

  • 1999–2004: Liga e Pare e Kosoves ne Basketboll
  • 2004–2005: Liga Profesionale e Basketbollit te Kosoves
  • 2005–2007: Raiffeisen Superliga
  • 2007–2009: Siguria Superliga
  • 2009–2011: Techno Market Superliga
  • 2011–2013: BKT Superliga
  • 2013–2015: ETC Superliga

Gallery[edit]

Commissioners[edit]

  • 2006–2011: Nuredin Ibishi
  • 2013–present: Bajrush Ademi

Other competitions[edit]

Winner by season[edit]

Title holders[edit]

Finals[edit]

Season Winner Runner-up Score
2002–03 MEB Prishtina Mabetex
2003–04 Peja
2004–05 Mabetex
2005–06 Sigal Prishtina Mabetex 3–1
2006–07 Sigal Prishtina Trepça
2007–08 Sigal Prishtina Peja
2008–09 Sigal Prishtina Bashkimi 3–2
2009–10 Sigal Prishtina Trepça 3–1
2010–11 Sigal Prishtina Peja 3–0
2011–12 Trepça Sigal Prishtina 3–2
2012–13 Peja Sigal Prishtina 3–0
2013–14 Sigal Prishtina Peja 3–0
2014–15 Sigal Prishtina Peja 2–1
2015-16 Sigal Prishtina Peja 3-1

Titles by Club[edit]

Club Titles Runners-up Years Won
Sigal Prishtina 11 5 1992, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016
KB Peja 6 5 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2004, 2013
KB Trepça 3 4 2000, 2001, 2012
KB Drita 1 1 1997
Mabetex 1 2 2005
KB Bashkimi 0 2
KB Kastrioti 0 2

Sponsorships and broadcasting rights[edit]

Official sponsors

Official broadcasters

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]