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The Qatari Basketball League is the top-tier men's basketball league operating in Qatar. The winning team obtains the participation right to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. The first official season took place in 1981/82.[1] There is a second division, with plans to expand it in the future. Currently, there are only two domestic championships, the Emir of Qatar Cup and the Qatar Crown Prince Cup.

Qatari Basketball League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2016–17 Qatari Basketball League season
SportBasketball
Founded1979
CEOSheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
No. of teams10
Country Qatar
ContinentFIBA Asia (Asia)
Most recent
champion(s)
Al Sadd (6th title)
Most titlesAl Rayyan (15 titles)
TV partner(s)Al Jazeera Sports
Al Kass
Official websiteOfficial website

As of the 2012-13 season, the league expanded from 8 to 12 for the first time in history, with the newly entered clubs including Lekhwiya, Al-Shamal Sports Club, Umm Salal SC, and Al-Khor Sports Club.[2]

Current clubs (2016-17)Edit

Qatar Basketball League
Club Location Manager
Al Ahli Doha    Rade Vojnovic
Al Arabi Doha   Hatem Mamlouk
Al Gharafa Al-Gharafa, Al-Rayyan   Kosay Hatem
El Jaish Duhail, Doha   Dragoslav Milavanovic
Al Rayyan Al-Rayyan   Brian Rowsom
Al Sadd Al-Sadd, Doha   John Wojtak
Al Wakrah Al Wakrah   Ihab Jalal
Qatar Sports Club Al Dafna, Doha   Saeed Mubarak
Al Shamal Doha
Al Khor

Championship historyEdit

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Top-performing clubsEdit

Club Champions
Al-Rayyan 15
Al-Arabi 9
Qatar SC 7
Al Sadd 6
El Jaish 1
Al Ahli SC 1

Total titles won by town or cityEdit

Town or city Number of titles Clubs
Doha
24
Al Arabi (9), Qatar SC (7), El Jaish (1), Al Ahli SC (1), Al Sadd (6)
Al Rayyan
15
Al Rayyan (15)

Domestic competitionsEdit

Qatar Crown Prince CupEdit

Emir of Qatar CupEdit

2012 : Al Rayyan d. Al Sadd 2013 : Al Rayyan d. Al Sadd 2014 : Al Gharafa d El Jaish 2015 : El Jaish d Al Sadd 2016 : El Jaish d. Al Gharafa

See alsoEdit

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