Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol

The Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol (English: Portuguese Basketball League) is the top men's professional club basketball league in Portugal.

Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol (LPB)
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Founded1932; 88 years ago (1932)
First season1932–33
Country Portugal
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams14
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toProliga
Domestic cup(s)Cup
League Cup
SupercupSuper Cup
International cup(s)Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
Current championsOliveirense (2nd title)
Most championshipsBenfica (27 titles)
TV partners
Websitefpb.pt
2019–20 season

HistoryEdit

From the 2008–09 season onward, the competition has been again organised by the Federação Portuguesa de Basquetebol (Portuguese Basketball Federation) after not having been for 13 seasons. This was caused by the fold of the LPB after many years of financial problems, with the league now being a semi-professional league.

Between the 1965–66 and 1973–74 seasons, the league champions were determined by a tournament between the winners of the Campeonato Metropolitano (representing Portugal) and the champions of the then Portuguese colonies Mozambique and Angola, as a similar fashion to the Portuguese Roller Hockey First Division, which was also played during those seasons. However, the first of these tournaments never came to be because of a protest launched by Mozambican team Sporting de Lourenço Marques.

TeamsEdit

Team City Venue
AD Ovarense Ovar Arena Dolce Vita
Barreirense Barreiro Pavilhão Municipal Luís de Carvalho
CAB Madeira Funchal Pavilhão do CAB
Esgueira Aveiro Pavilhão Clube do Povo de Esgueira
FC Porto Porto Dragão Caixa
Galitos Barreiro Pavilhão Municipal Luís de Carvalho
Illiabum Ílhavo Pavilhão Municipal Capitão Adriano Nordeste
Maia BC Maia Pavilhão Nortecoope
SC Lusitânia Angra do Heroísmo Pavilhão Municipal de Angra do Heroísmo
SL Benfica Lisbon Pavilhão da Luz Nº 1
Sporting CP Lisbon Pavilhão João Rocha
Terceira BC Angra do Heroísmo Pavilhão do Complexo Desportivo Tomás de Borba
UD Oliveirense Oliveira de Azeméis Pavilhão Doutor Salvador Machado
Vitória SC Guimarães Pavilhão do Vitória Sport CLube

Portuguese championsEdit

Campeonato Metropolitano championsEdit

Liga de Clubes de Basquetebol championsEdit

Year Final
Champions Score Runners-up
1995–96 Porto (7) 3–1 Benfica
1996–97 Porto (8) 3–1 Oliveirense
1997–98 Estrelas Avenida 3–2 Ovarense
1998–99 Porto (9) 3–1 Illiabum
1999–2000 Ovarense (2) 3–0 Porto
2000–01 Portugal Telecom 3–1 Oliveirense
2001–02 Portugal Telecom (2) 3–0 Oliveirense
2002–03 Portugal Telecom (3) 3–2 Oliveirense
2003–04 Porto (10) 3–1 Queluz
2004–05 Queluz (2) 3–0 Ovarense
2005–06 Ovarense (3) 3–0 Ginásio
2006–07 Ovarense (4) 3–2 Porto
2007–08 Ovarense (5) 4–3 Porto

Liga Portuguesa de Basquetebol championsEdit

Year Final
Champions Score Runners-up
2008–09 Benfica (21) 4–0 Ovarense
2009–10 Benfica (22) 4–1 Porto
2010–11 Porto (11) 4–3 Benfica
2011–12 Benfica (23) 3–2 Porto
2012–13 Benfica (24) 3–1 Académica de Coimbra
2013–14 Benfica (25) 3–0 Vitória de Guimarães
2014–15 Benfica (26) 3–0 Vitória de Guimarães
2015–16 Porto (12) 3–1 Benfica
2016–17 Benfica (27) 3–0 Porto
2017–18 Oliveirense 3–0 Porto
2018–19 Oliveirense (2) 3–1 Benfica

Performance by clubEdit

Team Won Years won
Benfica 27 1940, 1946, 1947, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Porto 12 1952, 1953, 1972, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2011, 2016
Sporting CP 8 1954, 1956, 1960, 1969, 1976, 1978, 1981, 1982
Carnide 7 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1941, 1943, 1944
Ovarense 5 1988, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008
Académica de Coimbra 4 1949, 1950, 1955, 1959
Vasco da Gama 3 1942, 1948, 1951
Sporting de Lourenço Marques (MOZ) 3 1968, 1971, 1973
Portugal Telecom 3 2001, 2002, 2003
Belenenses 2 1939, 1945
Barreirense 2 1957, 1958
Queluz 2 1984, 2005
Oliveirense 2 2018, 2019
Conimbricense 1 1933
União de Lisboa 1 1934
Benfica de Luanda (ANG) 1 1967
CD Malhangalene (MOZ) 1 1974
Ginásio 1 1977
Estrelas Avenida 1 1998

RecordsEdit

  • Benfica became the second team in basketball history to achieve a perfect regular season (100% wins) in the 2008–09 season, after Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 1970s.

External linksEdit