Turkish Basketball Championship

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Turkish Basketball Championship
SportBasketball
Founded1946
Ceased1967
CountryTurkey Turkey
Last
champion(s)
Altınordu
(1st title)
Most titlesGalatasaray
(11 titles)
Official websitetbf.org.tr

The Turkish Basketball Championship (Turkish: Türkiye Basketbol Şampiyonası) was a top-level basketball championship competition in Turkey, that was run by the Turkish Basketball Federation, from 1946 to 1967. In the 1966–67 season, the competition was replaced by the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL).

Title holders[edit]

Performance by club[edit]

Club Titles Runners-up Winning years
Galatasaray
11
4
1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1955, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1966
Fenerbahçe
3
6
1957, 1959, 1965
Modaspor
3
1
1954, 1955, 1958
Harp Okulu
2
2
1951, 1952
Darüşşafaka
2
1
1961, 1962
Beykoz
1
1946
Altınordu
1
1967

1955 two domestic champions[edit]

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 they had the same number of points. Therefore, the last game was very important for both Galatasaray and Modaspor since the champion would be determined by total point difference. In the game against Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe officials withdrew their team from the match with just 44 seconds left to the end of the match due to Fenerbahçe being behind by 13 points, with no chance of turning the game. Thus the match could not be concluded. Nevertheless, the Federation of Sports declared that such behavior of the Fenerbahçe officials would not be acceptable and there were two domestic champions, Galatasaray and Modaspor, in that year. The trophy was split into two pieces and both clubs could keep these in their museums.[1][2][3]

Final ranking

Pos. Club Pld Pts W D L PF PA PD
1. Galatasaray 5 9 4 0 1 302 222 +80
1. Modaspor 5 9 4 0 1
3. Fenerbahçe 5 9 4 0 1 251 159 +92
4. Ankaragücü 5 6 1 0 4 232 287 -55
5. Altınordu 5 6 1 0 4
6. Harp Okulu 5 6 1 0 4 226 330 -104

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[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ see the "1955 two domestic champions" section

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atabeyoğlu, Cem. 1453-1991 Türk Spor Tarihi Ansiklopedisi. page(259).(1991) An Grafik Basın Sanayi ve Ticaret AŞ
  2. ^ "Fenerbahçe, 1955'te 40 saniye kala sahadan çekilmiş". Bugün Newspaper. Archived from the original on 20 June 2014. Retrieved 18 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Fenerbahçe, 1955'te 40 saniye kala sahadan çekilmiş". Milliyet Newspaper. Retrieved 19 June 2014.