The Korisliiga is the top-tier professional basketball league in Finland, comprising the top 11 teams of the country. In its current format, each team plays all other teams four times in the regular season, twice at home and twice away, for a total of 40 regular season games. The top eight teams continue to the league's playoffs, in which all series are in a best-of-five format. Pantterit holds the record for the most league titles won, with 14. The top level Finnish league for women is the Naisten Korisliiga.

Korisliiga
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Founded1939
Country Finland
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams11
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toFirst Division
Domestic cup(s)Finnish Basketball Cup
International cup(s)FIBA Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
Current championsKarhu (2nd title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsPantterit (14 titles)
TV partnersElisa Viihde
Websitekorisliiga.fi
2019–20 Korisliiga season

LogosEdit

Teams in the season 2018–2019Edit

Team City Home arena Founded Head coach
Helsinki Seagulls Helsinki Töölön kisahalli 2013 Mikko Larkas
Joensuun Kataja Joensuu Joensuu-areena 1900 Greg Gibson
Kauhajoen Karhu Kauhajoki Kauhajoen liikuntahalli 1910 Jussi Laakso
Korikobrat Lapua Lapuan urheilutalo 1989 Lars Ekström
Kouvot Kouvola Mansikka-ahon urheiluhalli 1964 Jyri Lehtonen
KTP-Basket Kotka Steveco-areena 1927 Ray Ailus
Korihait Uusikaupunki Pohitullin palloiluhalli 1898 Jarno Nikula
BC Nokia Nokia Nokian palloiluhalli 1997 Ville Tuominen
Salon Vilpas Salo Salohalli 1908 Joonas Iisalo
Tampereen Pyrintö Tampere Pyynikin palloiluhalli 1896 Sami Toiviainen
Ura Basket Kaarina Kupittaan palloiluhalli 2005 Kristian Palotie

From 2000s, Korisliiga in timelineEdit

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Pyrbasket Pyrintö
KTP
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Kataja
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Vilpas
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Karhu
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Espoon Honka
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T. Comp.
Pussihukat
Aura Basket
Huima
BC Jyväskylä
BC Nokia
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Pantterit

Title holdersEdit

FinalsEdit

Season Champion Runner-up Score Bronze medal
1980–81 Torpan Pojat Tampereen Pyrintö 3–0 Hyvinkään Tahko
1981–82 Turun NMKY Pantterit 3–2 KTP Basket
1982–83 Torpan Pojat Pantterit 3–2 Turun NMKY
1983–84 Helsingin NMKY Tapiolan Honka 3–0 KTP Basket
1984–85 Helsingin NMKY KTP Basket 3–1 UU
1985–86 Torpan Pojat KTP Basket 3–1 Helsingin NMKY
1986–87 Helsingin NMKY KTP Basket 3–0 UU
1987–88 KTP Basket Helsingin NMKY 3–2 Torpan Pojat
1988–89 Helsingin NMKY HoNsU 3–2 Pantterit
1989–90 UU KTP Basket 3–1 Helsingin NMKY
1990–91 KTP Basket HoNsU 3–2 Torpan Pojat
1991–92 Helsingin NMKY Pantterit 4–2 UU
1992–93 KTP Basket Torpan Pojat 3–0 HoNsU
1993–94 KTP Basket Torpan Pojat 3–2 Forssan Koripojat
1994–95 Kouvot Korihait 3–1 Torpan Pojat
1995–96 Torpan Pojat Namika Lahti Espoon Honka
1996–97 Torpan Pojat Kouvot Espoon Honka
1997–98 Torpan Pojat Kouvot Espoon Honka
1998–99 Kouvot Espoon Honka 3–1 Turun NMKY
1999–00 Namika Lahti Torpan Pojat 3–2 Espoon Honka
2000–01 Espoon Honka Tampereen Pyrintö 3–0 Namika Lahti
2001–02 Espoon Honka Namika Lahti 3–2 Kataja Basket Club
2002–03 Espoon Honka Kataja Basket Club 3–1 Pussihukat
2003–04 Kouvot Namika Lahti 3–1 KTP Basket
2004–05 Lappeenrannan NMKY Pussihukat 3–2 Kataja Basket Club
2005–06 Lappeenrannan NMKY Kataja Basket Club 3–2 Espoon Honka
2006–07 Espoon Honka Namika Lahti 3–0 Kataja Basket Club
2007–08 Espoon Honka Kouvot 3–1 Lappeenrannan NMKY
2008–09 Namika Lahti Kataja Basket Club 3–0 Tampereen Pyrintö
2009–10 Tampereen Pyrintö Torpan Pojat 3–2 Kouvot
2010–11 Tampereen Pyrintö Kataja Basket Club 3–2 KTP Basket
2011–12 Bisons Loimaa Kataja Basket Club 3–1 Torpan Pojat
2012–13 Bisons Loimaa KTP Basket 3–2 Kataja Basket Club
2013–14 Tampereen Pyrintö Kataja 3–1 Bisons Loimaa
2014–15 Kataja Bisons Loimaa 3–2 KTP
2015–16 Kouvot Tampereen Pyrintö (basketball) 4–1 BC Nokia
2016–17 Kataja Salon Vilpas 4–2 Helsinki Seagulls
2017–18 Kauhajoki Karhu Salon Vilpas 4–2 Helsinki Seagulls
2018–19 Kauhajoki Karhu Kouvot 4–1 KTP

Performance by clubEdit

Teams shown in italics are no longer in existence.

Korisliiga winners by club
Club Wins Seasons won
Pantterit 14 1944, 1945, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959, 1980
Espoon Honka 13 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1979, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008
Torpan Pojat 9 1960, 1966, 1978, 1981, 1983, 1986, 1996, 1997, 1998
Helsingin NMKY 7 1946, 1947, 1984, 1985,1987, 1989, 1992
KTP 6 1958, 1967, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1994
HKT 5 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965
Turun NMKY 4 1973, 1975, 1977, 1982
Kouvot 4 1995, 1999, 2004, 2016
Pyrintö 3 2010, 2011, 2014
Lappeenrannan NMKY 2 2005, 2006
Namika Lahti 2 2000, 2009
Bisons Loimaa 2 2012, 2013
Kataja 2 2015, 2017
Ylioppilaskoripalloilijat 1 1939
Eiran Kisa-Veikot 1 1940
Kadettikoulu 1 1941
Korihait 1 1990
Kauhajoki Karhu 1 2018

RecordsEdit

All-time leadersEdit

Category Player Total
Games   Jarkko Tuomala
623
Points   Gerald Lee, Sr.
12,552
Rebounds   Jonathan Moore
4,414
Assists   Petri Virtanen
1,653
Steals   Gerald Lee, Sr.
1,145
Blocks   Sami Lehtoranta
551

Source: Korisliiga

Single game recordsEdit

Category Player Record Season
Points   Joe Wright
79
1991–92
Rebounds   Garcia Hopkins
42
1985–86
Assists   Petri Niiranen
23
1991–92
Efficiency   Larry Pounds
70
1985–86
Steals   Gerald Lee, Sr.
12
1988–89
Blocks   Damon Vance
14
1987–88

Source: Korisliiga

AwardsEdit

AttendanceEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Korisliigan yleisöennätys 7420 katsojaa". basket.fi (in Finnish). Finnish Basketball Federation. 7 November 2005. Retrieved 17 November 2014.

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