Basketball League of Serbia

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Basketball League of Serbia
Basketball League of Serbia logo.png
Founded2006; 13 years ago (2006)
First season2006–07
Country Serbia
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid1st
Relegation toSerbian League B
Domestic cup(s)Radivoj Korać Cup
Current championsCrvena zvezda (20th title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsPartizan (21 titles)
CEODarko Jovičić
TV partnersRTS
Arena Sport
Websitekls.rs
2019–20 season

The Basketball League of Serbia (Serbian: Кошаркашка лига Србије, romanizedKošarkaška liga Srbije; abbr. КЛС or KLS), is a top-tier men's professional basketball league in Serbia. Founded in 2006, it is run by the Basketball Federation of Serbia (KSS).

Rules[edit]

Competition format[edit]

The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Serbia, consists of Serbian First League which have 14 and Serbian Super League which have 8 teams.

For the 2013–14 season, the top four teams in First League will be promoted to Super League with four Serbian teams from the Adriatic League; the team positioned 14th in First League will be relegated to a lower league – Basketball League of Serbia B. The best 4 clubs in Super League goes to Playoff stage and top four teams in regular part will qualify for the next season of the Adriatic League.

Arena standards[edit]

Currently, clubs must have home arenas with capacity of minimum 1,000 seats.

History[edit]

Competition name[edit]

  • 2006–2007: Sinalco Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2007–2009: Swisslion Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2009–2011: Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2011–2013: Agroživ Basketball League of Serbia[1]
  • 2013–2016: Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2016–present: Mozzart Basketball League of Serbia

League commissioners[edit]

  • 2006–2011: Tihomir Bubalo
  • 2011–2013: Predrag Bojić
  • 2013–present: Darko Jovičić

Current teams[edit]

Team Home city Arena Capacity
Borac Čačak Borac Hall 2,000
Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade Aleksandar Nikolić Hall 5,878
Dunav Stari Banovci Park Hall
Dynamic VIP PAY Belgrade Dynamic Arena 500
FMP Belgrade Železnik Hall 3,000
Kolubara LA 2003 Lazarevac SRC Kolubara 1,700
Mega Bemax Belgrade Mega Factory 700
Metalac Valjevo Valjevo Sports Hall 1,500
Mladost Zemun Master Sport Center 750
Napredak JKP Aleksinac Aleksinac Sports Hall 1,400
Novi Pazar Novi Pazar Pendik Sports Hall 1,600
OKK Beograd Belgrade Mega Factory 700
Partizan NIS Belgrade Štark Arena 18,386
Sloboda Užice Veliki Park Hall 2,200
Tamiš Pančevo Strelište Sports Hall 1,100
Vojvodina Novi Sad SPC Vojvodina 7,022
Vršac Vršac Millennium Center 4,400
Zlatibor Čajetina WAI TAI - STC Zlatibor 712
Teams that play in the 2019–20 First Adriatic League
Teams that play in the 2019–20 Second Adriatic League

Title holders[edit]

Titles by club[edit]

Club Champions Winning years Runner-up
Partizan
8
2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
3
Crvena zvezda
5
2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
5
Vršac
0
3
FMP
0
2

Play-off Finals[edit]

Source[citation needed]

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage 1st of Regular Season Record
2006–07
Partizan (14)
3–1
Crvena zvezda Hemofarm
12–2
2007–08
Partizan Igokea (15)
3–1
Hemofarm Partizan Igokea
12–2
2008–09
Partizan Igokea (16)
3–2
Crvena zvezda Partizan Igokea
6–0
2009–10
Partizan (17)
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
2010–11
Partizan (18)
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
2011–12
Partizan mt:s (19)
3–1
Crvena zvezda Partizan mt:s
12–2
2012–13
Partizan mt:s (20)
3–1
Crvena zvezda Partizan mt:s
12–2
2013–14
Partizan (21)
3–1
Crvena zvezda Telekom Partizan
13–1
2014–15
Crvena zvezda Telekom (16)
3–0
Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda Telekom
13–1
2015–16
Crvena zvezda Telekom (17)
3–1
Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda Telekom
6–0
2016–17
Crvena zvezda mts (18)
3–0
FMP Crvena zvezda mts
13–1
2017–18
Crvena zvezda mts (19)
3–0
FMP FMP
9–1
2018–19
Crvena zvezda mts (20)
3–1
Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda mts / Partizan NIS
10–0
2019–20

All–time national champions[edit]

Total number of national champions won by Serbian clubs. Table includes titles won during the Yugoslav First Federal League (1945–1992) and First League of Serbia and Montenegro (1992–2006) as well.

Club Champions Winning years Runner-up
Partizan
21
1975–76, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1986–87, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
17
Crvena zvezda
20
1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
14
OKK Beograd
4
1958, 1960, 1963, 1964
1
Proleter Zrenjanin
1
1956
4
Radnički Belgrade
1
1972–73

Clubs in international competitions[edit]

[citation needed]

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Regional
Euroleague
(1958–)
Eurocup
(2002–)
Saporta Cup
(1966–2002)
FIBA Europe Cup
(2015–)
EuroChallenge
(2003–2015)
Korać Cup
(1971–2002)
ABA League
(2001–)
Balkan League
(2008–)
C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF
Partizan 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 6 2 5 0 0 0
OKK Beograd 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crvena zvezda 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 4 2 6 0 0 0
Radnički Beograd 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vršac 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
FMP Železnik 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
Mega Basket 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Radnički Kragujevac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

FIBA European League and EuroLeague[edit]

So far, 17 Serbian teams took part in a FIBA or Euroleague Basketball Company club competition since 1958; the most successful club by participation and trophies is Partizan. They had a total of 39 seasons of which 22 in the elite competition, EuroLeague. Partizan won four trophies, the Champions Cup in Istanbul in 1992 and 3 Korać Cups in 1978, 1979 and 1989; the second most successful is Crvena zvezda with 30 seasons and one trophy in Europe. They won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1974.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Awards[edit]

Notable players[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kompanija Agroživ generalni sponzor KLS". kls.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

External links[edit]