Baltic Men Volleyball League

The Baltic Men Volleyball League, known as the Credit24 Champions League (Estonian: Credit24 Võrkpalli Meistriliiga, Latvian: Credit24 Meistarlīga volejbolā) for sponsorship reasons, is the top official competition for men's volleyball clubs in the Baltic states.

Baltic Men Volleyball League
Credit24 Champions League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2021–22 Baltic Men Volleyball League
SportVolleyball
Founded2005
Inaugural season2005–06
No. of teams10
CountryEstonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Most recent
champion(s)
Estonia Selver Tallinn
(7th title)
Most titlesEstonia Selver Tallinn
(7 titles)
TV partner(s)Kanal 12, Postimees, SportaCentrs.lv
Official websiteHome page (in Estonian)

HistoryEdit

  • Schenker League (2005–2015)
  • League of Hundred (2015–2016)
  • Credit24 Champions League (2016–present)

ClubsEdit

The following 10 clubs are competing in the Baltic Men Volleyball League during the 2020–21 season.

Team Location Arena Head Coach Captain
  Bigbank Tartu Tartu University of Tartu Sports Hall   Alar Rikberg   Kert Toobal
  Pärnu Pärnu Pärnu Sports Hall   Avo Keel   Martti Keel
  Saaremaa Kuressaare Kuressaare Sports Centre   Ioannis Kalmazidis   Keith Pupart
  Selver Tallinn Tallinn Audentes Sports Centre   Rainer Vassiljev   Andrus Raadik
  TalTech Tallinn TalTech Sports Hall   Janis Sirelpuu   Tamur Viidalepp
  Biolars/Jelgava Jelgava Zemgale Olympic Center   Austris Štāls   Aleksandrs Kudrjašovs
  Daugavpils Universitāte Daugavpils Daugavpils Olympic Center   Guntis Atars   Dmitrijs Meinerts
  Jēkabpils Lūši Jēkabpils Jēkabpils Sporta nams   Mārcis Obrumans   Edvīns Skrūders
  RTU/Robežsardze/Jūrmala Jūrmala Jūrmala State Gymnasium SH   Raimonds Vilde   Gatis Garklavs
  Amber Volley Gargždai Sporto rūmai Klaipėda   Saulius Matikonis   Dmytro Shlomin

FinalsEdit

Year Final 3rd Place Game
Champion Score Second place Third place Fourth place
2005–06
Details
 
Ozolnieki (Poliurs/Biolar)
3–1  
Tartu (Pere Leib)
 
Rīga (LU Inčukalns)
 
Lāse-R Rīga
2006–07
Details
 
Selver Tallinn
3–2  
Lāse-R Rīga
 
Rīga
 
Pärnu (Falck)
2007–08
Details
 
Selver Tallinn
3–1  
Tartu (Pere Leib)
 
Lāse-R Rīga
 
Kuldīga (Elvi)
2008–09
Details
 
Selver Tallinn
3–1  
Tartu (Pere Leib)
 
Lāse-R Rīga
 
Ozolnieki (Biolar)
2009–10
Details
 
Selver Tallinn
3–0  
Tartu (Pere Leib)
 
Lāse-R Rīga
 
Ozolnieki (Biolars/Olaine)
2010–11
Details
 
Selver Tallinn
3–0  
Pärnu
 
Ozolnieki (Poliurs)
 
Tartu (Pere Leib)
2011–12
Details
 
Tartu (Pere Leib)
3–2  
Selver Tallinn
 
Pärnu
 
TTÜ
2012–13
Details
 
TTÜ
3–2  
Pärnu
 
Lāse-R Rīga
 
Selver Tallinn
2013–14
Details
 
Selver Tallinn
3–1  
Tartu (Bigbank)
 
RTU (Robežsardze)
 
Pärnu
2014–15
Details
 
Tartu (Bigbank)
3–2  
Selver Tallinn
 
TTÜ
 
Pärnu
2015–16
Details
 
Pärnu
3–0  
Jelgava (Biolars)
 
Ozolnieki (Poliurs)
 
Rakvere
2016–17
Details
 
Rakvere
3–2  
Pärnu
 
Tartu (Bigbank)
 
Selver Tallinn
2017–18
Details
 
Saaremaa
3–2  
Pärnu
 
Jēkabpils Lūši
 
Rakvere
2018–19
Details
 
Tartu (Bigbank)
3–2  
Saaremaa
 
Pärnu
 
RTU (Robežsardze)
2019–20
Details
The season was cancelled after the quarterfinals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[1]
2020–21
Details
 
Selver Tallinn
3–2  
Saaremaa
 
Jēkabpils Lūši
 
Tartu (Bigbank)

Titles by clubEdit

Rank Club Titles Runner-up Champion Years Runner-up Years
1.   Selver Tallinn 7 2 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2013–14, 2020–21 2011–12, 2014–15
2.   Bigbank Tartu 3 5 2011–12, 2014–15, 2018–19 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2013–14
3.   Pärnu 1 4 2015–16 2010–11, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18
4.   Saaremaa 1 2 2017–18 2018–19, 2020–21
5.   Poliurs/Ozolnieki 1 2005–06
  TTÜ 1 2012–13
  Rakvere 1 2016–17
8.   RTU/Robežsardze 1 2006–07
  Biolars/Jelgava 1 2015–16

Titles by countryEdit

Country Won Runner-up Finals
  Estonia
14
13
27
  Latvia
1
2
3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Eesti Võrkpalli Liit lõpetab täiskasvanute võrkpallihooaja" (in Estonian). EVF. Archived from the original on 3 October 2020. Retrieved 17 March 2020.

External linksEdit