Turkish Basketball First League

The Turkish Basketball First League, also called TBL, is the second-tier level league of professional club basketball in Turkey. The league was previously known as Turkish Basketball Second League (TB2L).

Turkish Basketball First League
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Founded1969; 52 years ago (1969)
First season1969–70
CountryTurkey
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toBasketbol Süper Ligi
Relegation toTB2L
International cup(s)TBL Federation Cup
Current championsMerkezefendi Belediyesi (1st title)
(2020–21)
Most championshipsTofaş (4 titles)
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Format and promotion and relegationEdit

There are a total of 16 teams participating in the league for the 2019–20 TBL season. Each team plays each other in their group twice during the regular season. Team finishes at first place promotes to the top-tier level Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL) for the next season, teams ranked 2nd place to 9th place, compete in playoff format and winner of the playoff also promotes. The last two teams are relegated to the third-tier level Turkish Basketball Second League.

League champions and promoted teamsEdit

TBL historyEdit

Season Champion Runner-up Champion's Coach
2000–01 İ.T.Ü. Oyak Renault N/A
2001–02 İzmir BB Tekelspor N/A
2002–03 Tofaş Tuborg Pilsener N/A
2003–04 Banvit Erdemirspor N/A
2004–05 Mersin BB TTNet Beykoz   Rebah Sıdalı
2005–06 Tofaş TED Ankara Kolejliler   Tolga Öngören
2006–07 Antalya BB Kepez Belediyesi   Ahmet Kandemir
2007–08 Erdemirspor Aliağa Petkim   Gökhan Taştimur
2008–09 Tofaş Bornova Belediye   Nihat İziç
2009–10 Trabzonspor Olin Edirne   Alaeddin Yakan
2010–11 Bandırma Kırmızı Hacettepe Üniversitesi   Ahmet Gürgen
2011–12 TED Ankara Kolejliler Royal Halı Gaziantep   Murat Özyer
2012–13 Trabzonspor Uşak Sportif   Hasan Özmeriç
2013–14 Darüşşafaka Doğuş İstanbul BB   Orhun Ene
2014–15 Yeşilgiresun Belediye Tüyap Büyükçekmece   Ahmet Kandemir
2015–16 Tofaş Best Balıkesir   Orhun Ene
2016–17 Sakarya BB Eskişehir Basket   Selçuk Ernak
2017–18 Afyon Belediye Bahçesehir   Can Sevim
2018–19 Bursaspor Durmazlar OGM Ormanspor   Arda Vekiloğlu
2019–20 Season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic in Turkey.
2020–21 Merkezefendi Belediyesi Semt77 YalovaSpor   Zafer Aktaş

Turkish Basketball League Federation CupEdit

Year Champions Result Runners-up
2012–13[1] Bandırma Kırmızı 73–64 Torku Selçuk Üniversitesi
2013–14[2] İstanbul BŞB 94–41 Akhisar Belediyespor
2014–15[3] Best Balıkesir 102–89 Sinpaş Denizli Basket

Current clubsEdit

2021-22 Türkiye Basketbol Ligi (TBL) Teams
Place City District Team Arena Capacity[4] 2021-22 start 2021-22 finish
1 Muğla Fethiye Fethiye Belediyespor Fethiye Beşkaza Spor Salonu [5] 2.250 Relegated from BSL
2 Ankara Yenimahalle Ormanspor Ankara Spor Salonu 9.984 Relegated from BSL
3 Samsun Canik Samsunspor Mustafa Dağıstanlı Spor Salonu 1.669 League 3/16
4 Konya Selçuklu Konyaspor Selçuklu Belediye S.Salonu 4.200 League 4/16
5 Ankara Mamak Mamak Belediyesi Mamak Bld.Spor Salonu 5.000 League 5/16
6 İstanbul Sarıyer Sigortam.net Basketbol Ahmet Cömert Spor Salonu 1.350 League 10/16-Cup Champ
7 Manisa Akhisar Akhisar Bld. Basketbol Akhisar Bld. Spor Salonu 1.750 League 6/16
8 Kocaeli İzmit Kocaeli BŞB Kağıtspor Kocaeli Atatürk Spor Salonu 1.350 League 7/16
9 Balıkesir Karesi Balıkesir BŞB Kurtdereli Spor Salonu 1.500 League 8/16
10 Manisa Yunusemre Manisa BŞB Muradiye Spor Salonu 3.500 League 9/16
11 Antalya Muratpaşa Antalya Güneşi Cosmos Sports Center Instead of Global C.T. Düzce
12 İzmir Bornova Bornova Belediyespor Altındağ Atatürk Spor Komp. 1.920 League 12/16
13 Bursa Gemlik Budo Gemlik BK Gemlik Spor Salonu 1.505 League 13/16
14 Bursa Nilüfer Final Gençlik N.Süleymenoğlu S.salonu 2.100 League 14/16
15 Ankara Çankaya TED Ankara Kolejliler TED Ü. Prof. Dr. R.Yüce S.S. 2.000 Upgraded from TB2L
16 Mersin Yenişehir Mersin BBGSK Edip Burhan Spor S. 1.700 Upgraded from TB2L

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