Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina is the top–tier men's professional basketball league in Bosnia and Herzegovina for men and women, respectively. The league is operated by the Basketball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Liga BiH
Founded1992; 31 years ago (1992)
CountryBosnia and Herzegovina
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toThree 2nd-tier leagues
Domestic cup(s)Mirza Delibašić Cup
Current championsIgokea Laktaši (9th title)
Most championshipsŠiroki (10 titles)
CEOMiro Gugić
2022–23 season

Competition formatEdit

The league is composed of 12 teams, each playing against the other eleven two times, home and away. After this portion concludes, the top six clubs are joined by the country's representatives in the Adriatic League, and enter "League 6". The best of these four teams go to the playoffs, and in the final best-of-five series, the Bosnian champion is crowned.

The eight teams who do not make the playoffs go on to compete in the "relegation league," where a team's object becomes maintaining its standing and ability to play in the competition the following year.

The women's league has ten clubs and operates in a similar way, in the final "League Six". Meanwhile, the teams not in the playoff race play to avoid relegation.

Title holdersEdit

Prior to 1998, there were three separate leagues in Bosnia-Herzegovina, divided by ethnicity. Since then, there has been a unified league and a single champion each year.

Titles by clubEdit

Club Trophies Years won
2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2019, 2021
2001, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020, 2022, 2023
Bosna Royal
2005, 2006, 2008
Borac Banja Luka

Current teamsEdit

Locations of the 2020–21 Basketball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina teams
Team City Venue
Borac Banja Luka SD Borik Arena
Bosna Royal Sarajevo Mirza Delibašić Hall
Bratunac Bratunac SD Bratunac
Igokea Laktaši Laktaši Sports Hall
Leotar Trebinje SD Miloš Mrdić
Mladost Mrkonjić Grad Arena Komercijalne Banke
Posušje Posušje SD Posušje
Promo Donji Vakuf Donji Vakuf Sports Hall
Radnik Bijeljina SD Vuk Karadžić
Spars Realway Sarajevo SD Novo Sarajevo
Sloboda Tuzla SKPC Mejdan
Čelik Zenica GA Zenica
Široki Široki Brijeg GSD Pecara
Zrinjski Mostar SD Bijeli Brijeg
Teams that play in the 2020–21 Adriatic League First Division
Teams that play in the 2020–21 Adriatic League Second Division

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