The YUBA League was the highest tier level men's professional club basketball competition in FR Yugoslavia, later Serbia and Montenegro. Founded in 1992 and folded in 2006, it was run by the Basketball Federation of Serbia and Montenegro.
|Country|| FR Yugoslavia|
Serbia and Montenegro
|Number of teams||18|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|Relegation to||YUBA B League|
|Domestic cup(s)||Yugoslav Cup|
Radivoj Korać Cup
|Most championships||Partizan (8 titles)|
The name YUBA League (Yugoslav Basketball Association League) was used in Serbia and Montenegro until 2005. It consisted of the first-stage "First League", and the second-stage "Super League", with each having their own men's and women's divisions. The league was also named YUBA League: Sportstar YUBA League, Winston YUBA League, Frikom YUBA League, Efes Pils YUBA League, Atlas Pils YUBA League, and Sinalco First League, for sponsorship reasons. For past league sponsorship names, see the list below.
When Serbia and Montenegro peacefully separated in 2006, the YUBA League ceased to exist and was re-branded as the Basketball League of Serbia a Serbia-only organization, with Montenegro forming its own federation.
Competition format 2003–2006Edit
Both the Super League and First League used a double round-robin style qualification round, where each team played every other team both at home and away. Even the quarters, semis, and finals were played at home and away, including a tie-breaker if necessary with the home advantage awarded to the better qualifying team.
The Super League men's contained eight clubs, while women's contained six. Immediately after the qualification round were the semi finals, in which the top four qualifying teams competed in. While the two leagues worked exactly the same, the First League however, contained almost twice as many clubs as the Super League, fourteen and twelve for men's and women's respectively and therefore included quarter finals.
Championship history 1992–2006Edit
|Name of country||First season||Last season||Seasons|
|Serbia and Montenegro||2002–03||2005–06||4|
Performance by clubEdit
|8||Partizan||1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06|
|3||Crvena zvezda||1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98|
|3||Budućnost||1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01|
|Season||Home court advantage||Result||Home court disadvantage||1st of Regular Season||Record|
|Crvena zvezda||Partizan||Crvena zvezda|
|Partizan||TG Borovica Ruma||Partizan|
|Not played due to the NATO military operation||Budućnost|
|Partizan Mobtel||FMP||Partizan Mobtel|
|Partizan Mobtel||Hemofarm||Partizan Mobtel|
|Partizan Pivara MB||Hemofarm||Partizan Pivara MB|
|Partizan Pivara MB||Crvena zvezda||Partizan Pivara MB|
Source: History of YUBA League
Through the years, sometimes due to sponsorship deals, the league was variously known as: