Turkish Basketball Championship
The Turkish Basketball Championship (Turkish: Türkiye Basketbol Şampiyonası) is a defunct basketball league competition in Turkish basketball, run by the Turkish Basketball Federation from 1946 to 1966. In 1966-67 season the competition have been replaced by the Basketbol Süper Ligi (BSL).
Titles by club
||1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966|
||1954, 1955, 1958|
||1957, 1959, 1965|
1955 withdrawal incident
On April 25, 1955, the last game of the championship was Fenerbahçe against Galatasaray at Spor Sergi Sarayı. Galatasaray and Modaspor were in the championship race until the last game and their points were the same. Therefore, the last game was very important for Galatasaray and Modaspor as a result of the champion would be determined by total point difference. In the game, Fenerbahçe Director withdrew their team from the match just 44 seconds left to the end of the game due to the result Galatasaray 40 Fenerbahçe 27 and the point difference would enough make Galatasaray SK league champion. Therefore, the match could not be concluded. Nevertheless, the Federation of Sports Game declared that such behavior and action of the Fenerbahçe Director would not be acceptable and there were two champions Galatasaray and Modaspor in that year. The cup was split into two pieces and both teams could keep these in their museums.(Half Cup) After this match, Fenerbahçe Directors were sent to Disciplinary Committee and Fenerbahce were punished to pay 2000 Turkish Lira penalty fee.
Pos.=Position, Pld=Matches played, W=Matches won, D=Draws, L=Matches lost, PF=Points for, PA=Points against, PD=Points difference
Turkish basketball clubs in European and worldwide competitions
- see the "1955 withdrawal incident" section
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