Turkish Basketball League

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Turkish Basketball League (TBL)
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015–16 Turkish Basketball League
Turkish Basketball League logo.png
TBL Logo
Sport Basketball
Founded 1966
Inaugural season 1966–67
No. of teams 16
Country  Turkey
Continent European Union FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Pınar Karşıyaka (2nd title)
Most titles Anadolu Efes (13 titles)
TV partner(s) LIG TV 3
Related competitions Turkish Cup
Turkish President's Cup
Level on pyramid 1st tier
Relegation to TB2L
Official website www.TBL.org.tr

The Turkish Basketball League (TBL) is the pre-eminent professional men's basketball league in Turkey, which is also called Turkish Premier Basketball League (Turkish: Türkiye 1. Basketbol Ligi). There is also a Turkish Basketball Second League (TB2L) with 20 teams and, since 2011, a Turkish Basketball Third League (TB3L) with the teams divided in several groups.[1]

History[edit]

Ahmet Robenson was known as being the first organizer of basketball in Turkey.

According to the official records, in Turkey, basketball was first played in 1904 at Robert College. An American physical education teacher laid the foundations of this sport in Turkey. 7 years later, Ahmet Robenson, a physical education teacher in Galatasaray High School decided to introduce a new game to students in 1911. Robenson, who also became a Galatasaray S.K. president later, popularized this sport in Turkey.[2][3]

Until late 1966, local basketball competitions were being held in big cities like Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir. The national league was founded in 1966 by the Turkish Basketball Federation, and began with the 1966–1967 season. The Turkish Basketball Second League was also founded three years later.

The competition[edit]

There are 16 teams in the league and they play against each other twice in the league manner, once at their home and the other away. At the end of the season, the top 8 teams are entitled to participate at the playoff games. The two top teams of the Second League are promoted to the Premier League. The two lowest placed teams of the Premier League play, respectively, with the third and fourth ranking teams of the Second League in a one game knock-out playoff. The winning top two teams are entitled to play in the Premier League, and the losing two others are relegated into the Second League.[4]

Current clubs[edit]

Team City Arena Colour
Anadolu Efes İstanbul Abdi İpekçi Arena          
Bandırma Banvit Bandırma Kara Ali Acar Sport Hall          
Beşiktaş Integral Forex Istanbul BJK Akatlar Arena          
Darüşşafaka Doğuş Istanbul Ayhan Şahenk Arena          
Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul Ülker Sports Arena          
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul Abdi İpekçi Arena          
İstanbul BB Istanbul Cebeci Sport Hall          
Pınar Karşıyaka İzmir Karşıyaka Arena          
Royal Halı Gaziantep Gaziantep Karataş Şahinbey Sport Hall          
Rönesans TED Ankara Kolejliler Ankara TOBB Sport Hall          
Torku Konyaspor Konya Selçuklu Belediyesi Sport Hall          
Trabzonspor Trabzon Hayri Gür Arena          
Türk Telekom Ankara Ankara Arena          
Tüyap Büyükçekmece Istanbul Gazanfer Bilge Sport Hall          
Muratbey Uşak Sportif Uşak Uşak Üniversitesi Sport Hall          
Yeşilgiresun Belediye Giresun 19 Eylül Sport Hall          

Title holders[edit]

Titles by club[edit]

Club Champions Winning years
Bianco e Blu.svg Anadolu Efes
13
1979, 1983, 1984, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2009
Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Eczacıbaşı
8
1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1989
600px Fenerbahce.png Fenerbahçe
6
1991, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014
600px Marrone e Bianco.png İTÜ
5
1968, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
Giallo e Rosso4.png Galatasaray
5
1969, 1985, 1986, 1990, 2013
600px Rosso con inserti Bianchi.png Ülker
4
1995, 1998, 2001, 2006
Azzurro Bianco e Azzurro.png Tofaş
2
1999, 2000
600px Nero e Bianco Strisce Besiktas.png Beşiktaş
2
1975, 2012
Bianco Rosso e Verde.png Karşıyaka
2
1987, 2015
600px Rosso e Blu diagonale.png Altınordu
1
1967
Rosso e Bianco diagonale.png Muhafızgücü
1
1974

List of champions[edit]

Pre-playoffs era[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up
1966–67 Altınordu Galatasaray
1967–68 İTÜ Fenerbahçe
1968–69 Galatasaray İTÜ
1969–70 İTÜ Fenerbahçe
1970–71 İTÜ Fenerbahçe
1971–72 İTÜ Beşiktaş
1972–73 İTÜ Şekerspor
1973–74 Muhafızgücü Şekerspor
1974–75 Beşiktaş Galatasaray
1975–76 Eczacıbaşı Beşiktaş
1976–77 Eczacıbaşı Beşiktaş
1977–78 Eczacıbaşı Tofaş
1978–79 Efes Pilsen Eczacıbaşı
1979–80 Eczacıbaşı Efes Pilsen
1980–81 Eczacıbaşı Beşiktaş
1981–82 Eczacıbaşı Beşiktaş
1982–83 Efes Pilsen Fenerbahçe

Playoffs era[edit]

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage Regular season leader Record
1983–84
Efes Pilsen
2–1
Karşıyaka Eczacıbaşı
18–4
1984–85
Fenerbahçe
1–2
Galatasaray Fenerbahçe
20–2
1985–86
Efes Pilsen
1–2
Galatasaray Efes Pilsen
16–5
1986–87
Karşıyaka
2–1
Galatasaray Beşiktaş
15–7
1987–88
Çukurova Sanayi
1–3
Eczacıbaşı Fenerbahçe
17–5
1988–89
Eczacıbaşı
3–1
Çukurova Sanayi Eczacıbaşı
14–7
1989–90
Galatasaray
3–1
Paşabahçe Fenerbahçe
19–3
1990–91
Fenerbahçe
3–2
Tofaş SAS Fenerbahçe
20–2
1991–92
Paşabahçe
1–3
Efes Pilsen Fenerbahçe
23–3
1992–93
Efes Pilsen
4–0
Fenerbahçe Efes Pilsen
30–0
1993–94
Efes Pilsen
4–2
Ülker PTT
27–3
1994–95
Ülker
4–2
Fenerbahçe Efes Pilsen
28–2
1995–96
Efes Pilsen
4–0
Ülker Efes Pilsen
28–2
1996–97
Efes Pilsen
4–1
Türk Telekom PTT Efes Pilsen
27–3
1997–98
Efes Pilsen
2–4
Ülker Efes Pilsen
26–4
1998–99
Tofaş
4–2
Efes Pilsen Tofaş
23–5
1999–00
Efes Pilsen
1–4
Tofaş Efes Pilsen
21–5
2000–01
Ülker
4–2
Efes Pilsen Ülker
22–4
2001–02
Efes Pilsen
4–2
Ülker Efes Pilsen
20–2
2002–03
Ülker
3–4
Efes Pilsen Ülker
25–1
2003–04
Efes Pilsen
4–2
Ülker Efes Pilsen
22–4
2004–05
Efes Pilsen
4–1
Beşiktaş Efes Pilsen
24–2
2005–06
Ülker
4–0
Efes Pilsen Ülker
25–5
2006–07
Fenerbahçe Ülker
4–0
Efes Pilsen Fenerbahçe Ülker
28–2
2007–08
Fenerbahçe Ülker
4–1
Türk Telekom Beşiktaş Cola Turka
24–6
2008–09
Efes Pilsen
4–2
Fenerbahçe Ülker Efes Pilsen
28–2
2009–10
Efes Pilsen
2–4
Fenerbahçe Ülker Efes Pilsen
27–3
2010–11
Fenerbahçe Ülker
4–2
Galatasaray Fenerbahçe Ülker
27–3
2011–12
Anadolu Efes
2–4
Beşiktaş Milangaz Galatasaray Medical Park
25–5
2012–13
Galatasaray Medical Park
4–1
Banvit Galatasaray Medical Park
27–3
2013–14
Fenerbahçe Ülker
4–3
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Banvit
28–2
2014–15
Anadolu Efes
1–4
Pınar Karşıyaka Fenerbahçe Ülker
23–7

Finals MVPs and winner coaches[edit]

Season Finals MVP Champion's Coach
1966–67 N/A Turkey Samim Göreç
1967–68 N/A Turkey Mehmet Baturalp
1968–69 N/A Bulgaria Petar Sinemov
1969–70 N/A Turkey Mehmet Baturalp
1970–71 N/A Turkey Şengün Kaplanoğlu
1971–72 N/A Turkey Samim Göreç
1972–73 N/A Turkey Öner Şaylan
1973–74 N/A Turkey Armağan Asena
1974–75 N/A Turkey Cavit Altunay
1975–76 N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1976–77 N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1977–78 N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1978–79 N/A Turkey Faruk Akagün
1979–80 N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1980–81 N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1981–82 N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1982–83 N/A Turkey Rıza Erverdi
1983–84 N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1984–85 N/A Turkey Nur Germen
1985–86 N/A Turkey Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
1986–87 N/A Turkey Nadir Vekiloğlu
1987–88 N/A Turkey Mehmet Baturalp
1988–89 N/A Turkey Mehmet Baturalp
1989–90 N/A Turkey Faruk Akagün
1990–91 N/A Turkey Çetin Yılmaz
1991–92 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
1992–93 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
1993–94 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
1994–95 N/A Turkey Çetin Yılmaz
1995–96 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
1996–97 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
1997–98 N/A Turkey Çetin Yılmaz
1998–99 N/A Croatia Jasmin Repeša
1999–00 N/A Turkey Tolga Öngören
2000–01 N/A Turkey Murat Didin
2001–02 N/A Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2002–03 N/A Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2003–04 N/A Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2004–05 N/A Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2005–06 N/A Turkey Murat Özyer
2006–07 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
2007–08 N/A Montenegro Bogdan Tanjević
2008–09 United States Bootsy Thornton Turkey Ergin Ataman
2009–10 United States Tarence Kinsey Turkey Ertuğrul Erdoğan
2010–11 Turkey Oğuz Savaş Croatia Neven Spahija
2011–12 Puerto Rico Carlos Arroyo Turkey Ergin Ataman
2012–13 United States Jamont Gordon Turkey Ergin Ataman
2013–14 N/A Serbia Željko Obradović
2014–15 United States Bobby Dixon Turkey Ufuk Sarıca

Other participants[edit]

  • Adana Demirspor (1973–1974, 1975–1976)
  • Aliağa Petkimspor (2008-2014, after relegation to Second League, withdrew from the league due to debts)
  • Altay (1967–1972, played as Egepen Altay in 2000–2001)
  • Altınordu (1966–1973)
  • Anadoluhisarı (1984–1985)
  • Ankaragücü (1970–1975)
  • Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyespor (2007-2013)
  • Antbirlik (1981–1982, 1994–1996, 2000–2001)
  • Bakırköyspor (1993–1994)
  • Bandırma Kırmızı (2011-2012)
  • Beslen Makarna (1986–1992, withdrew at the end of 1991–92 season)
  • Bornova Belediyespor (2009-2011)
  • Büyük Kolej (2000–2006)
  • Büyük Salat (1988-1988, withdrew after 7 matches)
  • Çukurova Sanayi (1981–1992)
  • DSİ Spor (1966–1982, played as Suspor between 1966 and 1975)
  • Eczacıbaşı (1974–1990, 1991–1992, Eczacıbaşı Holding closed basketball branch after relegation to Second League in 1992)
  • Erdemirspor (2004-2006, 2008-2013, Erdemir closed basketball branch in 2013)
  • Göztepe (1968–1969, 2002–2003)
  • Güney Sanayi (1980–1984)
  • Hacettepe Üniversitesi (2011-2013, withdrew from the leagues after relegation to Third League)
  • Hilalspor (1984–1986, 1987–1988)
  • Jandarmagücü (1967–1969)
  • İTÜ (1966–1978, 1979-1994, 1996–1998, 1999–2000, 2001–2006, played as Raks İTÜ in 1996–97 and Aras İTÜ in 2003–2004 seasons due to sponsorship reasons)
  • Kadıköyspor (1966–1969, 1972–1975) (Became Efes Pilsen in 1976 and Anadolu Efes in 2011)
  • Karagücü (1968–1970)
  • Kepez Belediyespor (2007-2010)
  • Konyaspor (1992–1993, 1996–2001, played as Kombassan Konyaspor between 1996 and 2001 and withdrew in 2001)
  • Kuşadasıspor (1998–1999)
  • Kurtuluş (1966–1968)
  • Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyespor (2005-2014)
  • Meysuspor (1992–1993, 1994–1998)
  • Modaspor (1968–1971)
  • Muhafızgücü (1966–1976, 1977–1978, 1980–1983, played as Silahlı Kuvvetler Gücü between 1982 and 1983)
  • Muratpaşa Bld. (1993–1996, 1997–1999, played as Antalyaspor between 1993 and 1996 and joined to Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyespor in 2001)
  • Mülkiye (1980–1981)
  • Nasaşspor (1986–1987, 1989–1993) (Originally, the team played in İzmit, then it was relocated to İstanbul and became Ülkerspor in 1993–94 season, Alpellaspor in 2006–2007 one. It was finally relocated to Trabzon and became Trabzonspor in 2008–2009 season). Trabzonspor played in TBL as Alpellaspor between 2006 and 2008 and promoted to TBL again in 2009–10 season as champions. They relegated to Second League in 2011-12 season but immediately returned to top level at next season)
  • Netaş (1995–1997)
  • ODTÜ (1975–1977, 1980–1983)
  • Olin Gençlik Edirne (2010–2014), now it became Eskişehir Basket
  • Ortaköy (1992–1998, played as Mis Süt Ortaköy in 1993–94 season, Mavi Jeans Ortaköy between 1994 and 1997 and Emlakbank Ortaköy in 1997–98 season due to sponsorship reasons, withdrew from the league due to financial shortage)
  • Oyak Renaultspor (1982-1984, 1992-2000, 2001–2004, 2006-2011, dissolved in 2013)
  • Paşabahçe (1987–1992, İş Bankası closed basketball branch in 1992)
  • Samsunspor (1973–1974, withdrew at the end of first half of season)
  • Selçuk Üniversitesi (2006-2009, 2013-, played as Mutlu Akü Selçuk Üniversitesi between 2006 and 2009 and Torku Selçuk Üniversitesi between 2013 and 2014, became Torku Konyaspor in 2014)
  • Şekerspor (1966–1968, 1971–1983, 1986–1987)
  • Taçspor (1978–1982, 1994–1995)
  • Tarsus İdman Yurdu Erkutspor (1985–1986, withdrew and haven't played any matches)
  • Tekelspor (2002–2007)
  • Tofaş (1976–1989, 1990–2000, 2003–2004, 2006–2007, 2009-, played as Tofaş SAS between 1976 and 1989 and withdrew from the league in 2000–2001 season)
  • TTNet Beykozspor (1988–1990, 2005–2008, played as Sümerbank Beykozspor between 1988 and 1990 and Beykozspor between 2005 and 2007)
  • Yenişehir (1976–1983, 1985–1986, played as Yenişehir Meysu between 1977 and 1979, as İstanbul Bankası Yenişehir between 1979 and 1983 and as Hortaş Yenişehir between 1985 and 1986)
  • Tuborg Pilsener (1995–2001, 2003–2006, played as Tuborg between 1995 and 1999 and Troy Pilsener between 1999 and 2001 and withdrew in 2001 and in 2006)
  • Yıldırımspor (1992–1994, withdrew from the league in 1994)
  • Ziraat Fakültesi (1977–1982, 1983–1984)

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