HT Premijer liga

The Hrvatski Telekom Premijer liga (English: Hrvatski Telekom Premier League, lit.'Croatian Telecom Premier League'), also known as HT Premijer liga or simply Premijer liga, is the first tier level men's professional basketball league in Croatia. It began in 1991, following the breakup of SFR Yugoslavia and therefore the Yugoslav League, and is organized by the Croatian Basketball Federation.

Hrvatski Telekom Premijer liga
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Founded1991; 30 years ago (1991)
CountryCroatia
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toPrva muška liga
Domestic cup(s)Krešimir Ćosić Cup
Current championsZadar
(3rd title)
(2020–21 season)
Most championshipsCibona
(19 titles)
Websitewww.hks-cbf.hr
2021–22 season

The HT Premijer liga, which is played under FIBA rules, currently consists of 12 teams. The most successful club is KK Cibona with 19 championship titles.

HistoryEdit

Prior to 1991, clubs from Croatia played in the Yugoslav First Federal League. From the inaugural season in 1946, three Croatian clubs won 15 national championships in total; Zadar (six titles), Split (six titles), and Cibona (three titles).

Title holdersEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Club Champions Winning years
Cibona
19
1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2018–19
Cedevita
5
2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
Zadar
3
2004–05, 2007–08, 2020–21
Split
1
2002–03
Zagreb
1
2010–11

Playoffs finalsEdit

Winners in matches between first & fourth and second & third in regular season play against each other for the title

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage 1st of Regular Season Record
1991–92
Cibona
2–1
Zadar Cibona
8–2
1992–93
Cibona
2–1
Slobodna Dalmacija Cibona
17–1
1993–94
Cibona
3–0
Croatia Osiguranje Cibona
14–0
1994–95
Cibona
3–1
Zrinjevac Cibona
12–2
1995–96
Cibona
3–1
Croatia Osiguranje Cibona
25–3
1996–97
Cibona
3–1
Croatia Osiguranje Cibona
19–3
1997–98
Cibona
3–1
Zadar Cibona
24–2
1998–99
Zadar
1–3
Cibona Zadar
19–3
1999–00
Zadar
0–2
Cibona Zadar
20–2
2000–01
Cibona
3–0
Split CO Cibona
18–4
2001–02
Cibona VIP
2–0
Zadar Cibona VIP
12–2
2002–03
Split CO
2–0
Cibona VIP Split CO
12–2
2003–04
Cibona VIP
3–1
Zadar Cibona VIP
13–1
2004–05
Zadar
3–2
Cibona VIP Zadar
12–2
2005–06
Cibona VIP
2–1
Zadar Cibona VIP
14–0
2006–07
Cibona VIP
3–2
Zadar Cibona VIP
12–2
2007–08
Zadar
3–2
Split CO Zadar
13–1
2008–09
Cibona VIP
3–1
Zadar Cibona VIP
13–1
2009–10
Cibona VIP
3–2
Zadar Cibona VIP
12–2
2010–11
Cedevita
0–3
Zagreb CO Cedevita
12–2
2011–12
Cibona
3–1
Cedevita Cibona
14–0
2012–13
Cibona
3–0
Zadar Cibona
12–2
2013–14
Cedevita
3–0
Cibona Cedevita
13–1
2014–15
Cedevita
3–1
Cibona Cedevita
12–2
2015–16
Cedevita
3–0
Cibona Cedevita
13–1
2016–17
Cibona
2–3
Cedevita Šibenik
21–5
2017–18
Cedevita
3–1
Cibona Cedevita
23–1
2018–19
Cibona
4–0
Cedevita Zadar
18–4
2019–20
Season canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2020–21
Zadar
3–2
Split Zadar
25–4

By clubEdit

Club W L Total
Cibona
19
7
26
Cedevita
5
3
8
Zadar
3
11
14
Split
1
7
8
Zagreb
1
0
1
Zrinjevac
0
1
1

All–time national championsEdit

Total number of national champions won by Croatian clubs. Table includes titles won during the Yugoslav First Federal League (1945–1992).

Club Champions Winning years
Cibona
22
1981–82, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2018–19
Zadar
9
1965, 1967, 1967–68, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1985–86, 2004–05, 2007–08, 2020–21
Split
7
1970–71, 1976–77, 1987–88, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1990–91, 2002–03
Cedevita
5
2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18
Zagreb
1
2010–11

Croatian basketball clubs in European and worldwide competitionsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit