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Not to be confused with Basketligaen.
This article is about the men's basketball league. For the women's league, see Basketligan dam. For the concept in maritime law, see Flotsam and jetsam.
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 Basketligan season
Basketligan logo.jpg
Formerly Basketligan (1992–2006)
Obol Basketball League (2006–07)
Ligan (2007–present)
Sport Basketball
Founded 1992
No. of teams 10
Country Sweden Sweden
Continent FIBA Europe
Most recent
Södertälje Kings
(10th title)
Most titles Södertälje Kings
(10 titles)
Relegation to Basketettan
Official website

Basketligan - or simply called Ligan - is the premier league for professional basketball in Sweden. The league was originally established in 1992 as Basketligan and was known as that prior to the season of 2006–07, but when the Swedish company Obol Investment signed an agreement with the Swedish Basketball Federation in early October 2006, the league was renamed Obol Basketball League (OBL). In January 2007 the name was changed to Ligan, meaning simply the League.


On October 6, 2006 the Swedish Basketball Federation signed a 15-year agreement with Swiss company Obol Investment.[1] Part of the deal was that Basketligan would be renamed Obol Basketball League. Other parts of the deal include that the winning team would receive prize money if the team were to play in the Euroleague during the following season. The agreement lasted for 15 years, but after five years Obol would make an evaluation and have the rights to then cancel the deal, if they so wish.

On January 15, 2007 Obol informed readers on their web page that "Obol Investment Concept is declared in liquidation. For further questions clients are instructed to contact Dundee Securities Corporation." This was hardly surprising given that front figure Bo Johansson has not showed up to straighten out legal issues with Finansinspektionen, the Swedish financial supervisory authority.[citation needed] In fact, Bo Johansson already had disappeared at the end of 2006 when "Basketligan", the basketball team Plannja Basket, and the ice hockey team Luleå Hockey terminated their contracts with Obol after not having received sponsorship funds.[citation needed]

Current teams[edit]

Location of teams in the Basketligan 2015–16
For the 2016–17 season.
Team City Venue Capacity
BC Luleå Luleå ARCUS Arena 1,700
Borås Basket Borås Boråshallen 3,000
Jämtland Basket Östersund Östersunds sporthall 1,250
Malbas Malmö Heleneholms Sporthall
Norrköping Dolphins Norrköping Stadium Arena 4,500
KFUM Nässjö Nässjö
Södertälje Kings Södertälje Täljehallen 2,200
Umeå BSKT Umeå Umeå Energi Arena 1,270
Uppsala Basket Uppsala Fyrishov 3,000


Season Champion Runner-up Score Finals MVP
1992–93 Stockholm Capitals Norrköping Dolphins 3–0 N/A
1993–94 Kärcher Basket Norrköping Dolphins 3–0 N/A
1994–95 Alvik BK Kärcher Basket 3–0 N/A
1995–96 New Wave Sharks Södertälje Kings 3–2 N/A
1996–97 Plannja Basket M7 Borås 3–1 N/A
1997–98 Norrköping Dolphins Plannja Basket 3–1 N/A
1998–99 Plannja Basket 08 Stockholm Human Rights 3–0 N/A
1999–00 Plannja Basket M7 Borås 3–1 N/A
2000–01 08 Stockholm Human Rights Norrköping Dolphins 3–0 N/A
2001–02 Plannja Basket Södertälje Kings 3–2 N/A
2002–03 Solna Vikings Plannja Basket 3–1 N/A
2003–04 Plannja Basket Norrköping Dolphins 4–1 N/A
2004–05 Södertälje Kings Sundsvall Dragons 4–2 N/A
2005–06 Plannja Basket Solna Vikings 4–1 N/A
2006–07 Plannja Basket 08 Stockholm Human Rights 4–2 N/A
2007–08 Solna Vikings Sundsvall Dragons 3–0 N/A
2008–09 Sundsvall Dragons Solna Vikings 4–3 N/A
2009–10 Norrköping Dolphins Plannja Basket 4–1 N/A
2010–11 Sundsvall Dragons Norrköping Dolphins 4–3 N/A
2011–12 Norrköping Dolphins Södertälje Kings 4–2 N/A
2012–13 Södertälje Kings Sundsvall Dragons 4–2 United States John Roberson
2013–14 Södertälje Kings Norrköping Dolphins 4–3 Croatia Toni Bizaca
2014–15 Södertälje Kings Uppsala Basket 4–1 United States John Roberson
2015–16 Södertälje Kings Norrköping Dolphins 4–0 United States Skyler Bowlin

Performance by club[edit]

Team Winners Runners-up Years winning
BC Luleå (Luleå) 7 3 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007
Södertälje Kings (Södertälje) 5 3 2005, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Norrköping Dolphins (Norrköping) 3 6 1998, 2010, 2012
Sundsvall Dragons (Sundsvall) 2 3 2009, 2011
Solna Vikings (Solna) 2 2 2003, 2008
08 Stockholm Human Rights (Stockholm) 1 2 2001
Kärcher Basket (Gothenburg) 1 1 1994
Stockholm Capitals (Stockholm) 1 0 1993
Alvik BK (Stockholm) 1 0 1995
New Wave Sharks (Gothenburg) 1 0 1996
M7 Borås (Borås) 0 2
Uppsala Basket (Uppsala) 0 1


Main article: Basketligan Awards

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Thomas Ejderhov (2006-09-30). "Därför tar Obol över Basketligan | Idrottens Affärer". Retrieved 2014-03-11. 

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