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The Basketball League of Serbia (Serbian: Кошаркашка лига Србије (КЛС) / Košarkaška liga Srbije (KLS)), is [[Serbian basketball league system| basketball competition in Serbia. Founded in 2006, it is run by the Basketball Federation of Serbia.

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

RulesEdit

Competition formatEdit

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 standardsEdit

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

HistoryEdit

Competition nameEdit

  • 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 commissionersEdit

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

Current teamsEdit

Title holdersEdit

Titles by clubEdit

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 FinalsEdit

All–time national championsEdit

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 competitionsEdit

[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 EuroLeagueEdit

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 leadersEdit

AwardsEdit

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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

External linksEdit