Basketball Bundesliga-Pokal, commonly known as the BBL-Pokal, is the annual national basketball cup competition in Germany. Since 2009, the title has been awarded to the winner of a tournament competition between top clubs of each Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) season.
|Number of teams||16|
|Current champions||Bayern Munich (3rd title) |
|Most championships||Alba Berlin|
Bayer Giants Leverkusen (10 titles)
History and formatEdit
The competition was founded in 1966, by the German Basketball Federation. The first final of the German Basketball Cup took place on 11 June 1967, in Oberhausen. Since 1993, the cup championship is decided in a final four format, which is held over one weekend. The host team of the cup's final four, is automatically set as one of the participants. The three remaining teams are determined by three quarterfinal matches, played between the winners of the earlier round matches.
Top Four Era (1993–2019, 2021–present)Edit
From 1993 to 2019, a final four tournament was held in a host city to determine the winner of the BBL-Pokal.
Knockout tournament (2020)Edit
In 2020 on, a knockout tournament was held to determine the winner of the BBL-Pokal.
|2020||Berlin||Alba Berlin||EWE Baskets Oldenburg||89–56|
Performance by clubEdit
|Alba Berlin||10||4||1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2020|
|Brose Bamberg||5||2||2010, 2011, 2012, 2017, 2019|
|Köln 99ers||3||1||2004, 2005, 2007|
|Bayer Giants Leverkusen||2||1||1993, 1995|
|TBB Trier||2||0||1998, 2001|
|Bayern Munich||2||2||2018, 2021|
|EWE Baskets Oldenburg||1||2||2015|
|Telekom Baskets Bonn||0||3|
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