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Turkish Women's Basketball League

The Turkish Women’s Basketball League (Turkish: Türkiye 1. Kadınlar Basketbol Ligi, TKBL) or Turkish Women’s Basketball Super League (Turkish: Kadınlar Basketbol Süper Ligi, KBSL) is the top-level women's professional basketball league in Turkey organized by the Turkish Basketball Federation. The women's league started in 1980. There is also a Turkish Women’s Second Basketball League (TKB2L).

Turkish Women's Basketball League
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2017–18 Turkish Women's Basketball League
FormerlyTBF Turkish Women’s First Basketball League
SportBasketball
Founded1980–81
No. of teams14
Country Turkey
Most recent
champion(s)
Fenerbahçe (13th title)
Most titlesFenerbahçe & Galatasaray (13 titles)
Official websitewww.tbf.org.tr/ligler/kbsl

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Competition systemEdit

The competition is played in two phases: standard league and playoffs. There are 12 teams in the league and they play against each other twice in the league manner, once at their home and the other away. At the end of the season, the top eight teams qualify for the playoff games. The two lowest placed teams of the Premier League, ranking 11th and 12th, relegate into the Second League. The two top teams of the Second League are promoted to the Premier League.

The playoffs follow a tournament format in three rounds for eight teams: first round, semifinals and finals. The four winners of the first round advance to the semifinal round. The two victors of the semifinals compete in the final playoff round for the championship title.

2016–17 SeasonEdit

Title holdersEdit

Performance by clubEdit

Club Titles Winning Years
Fenerbahçe 13 1999, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018
Galatasaray 13 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2014, 2015
Beşiktaş 3 1984, 1985, 2005
Middle East Technical University 3 1981, 1982, 1983
Botaş SK 2 2001, 2003
MTA 2 1986, 1987
İstanbul University 1 1989
Near East University 1 2017

Notable playersEdit

Players written in italic still play in the league

External linksEdit