Greek basketball league system

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The Greek basketball league system or Greek basketball league pyramid, is a series of interconnected competitions for professional basketball clubs in Greece. The system has a hierarchical format with a promotion and relegation system between competitions at different levels. There are currently nine different competitions on the pyramid: the 1st-tier Greek Basket League, the 2nd-tier Greek A2 Basket League, the 3rd-tier Greek B Basket League, the 4th-tier Greek C Basket League, the 5th-tier Regional A1 Category, the 6th-tier Regional A2 Category, the 7th-tier Regional B Category, the 8th-tier Regional C or C1 Category, and the 9th-tier Regional C2 Category.

The tier pyramid[edit]

Level League
1 Greek Basket League (A1)
National Professional 1st Division
(The 1st Division of the First National League, or "A1 National")
(All clubs must be legally licensed, registered, and recognized as fully professional clubs.)
(14 teams)
2 Greek A2 Basket League
National Professional 2nd Division
(The 2nd Division of the First National League, or "A2 National")
(Clubs don't have to be legally licensed as professional entities. Some are and some are not.)
(16 teams)
3 Greek B Basket League
National Semi-professional 3rd Division
(The Second National League, or "B National")
(32 teams)
(2nd-tier level from 1961–1986)
4 Greek C Basket League
National Amateur Division
(The Third National League, or "C National")
(56 teams)
5 ESKAH, ESKAK, EKASKENOP, EKASK, ESKASE, T.E. Chiou, T.E. Lesvou, T.E. Samou, T.E. Dodekanisou, E.S.K. Kikladon, ESKA, ESKANA, ESKABDE, ESKATH, EKASKEM, EKASDYM, EKASAMATH, EKASX
A1 Category

Local 1st Division
6 ESKAH, ESKAK, EKASKENOP, EKASK, ESKASE, T.E. Chiou, T.E. Lesvou, T.E. Samou, T.E. Dodekanisou, E.S.K. Kikladon, ESKA, ESKANA, ESKABDE, ESKATH, EKASKEM, EKASDYM, EKASAMATH, EKASX
A2 Category

Local 2nd Division
7 ESKAH, ESKAK, EKASKENOP, EKASK, ESKASE, T.E. Chiou, T.E. Lesvou, T.E. Samou, T.E. Dodekanisou, E.S.K. Kikladon, ESKA, ESKANA, ESKABDE, ESKATH, EKASKEM, EKASDYM, EKASAMATH, EKASX
B Category

Local 3rd Division
8 ESKAH, ESKAK, EKASKENOP, EKASK, ESKASE, T.E. Chiou, T.E. Lesvou, T.E. Samou, T.E. Dodekanisou, E.S.K. Kikladon, ESKA, ESKANA, ESKABDE, ESKATH, EKASKEM, EKASDYM, EKASAMATH, EKASX
C or C1 Category

Local 4th Division
9 ESKAH[1]
C2 Category

Local 5th Division

Other competitions[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Γ2 ΕΣΚΑΗ 2017-18. stagipedathseskah.gr

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