Basketball League of Serbia

The Basketball League of Serbia (Serbian: Кошаркашка лига Србије, romanizedKošarkaška liga Srbije; abbr. КЛС or KLS), is a top-tier men's professional basketball league in Serbia. Founded in 2006, it is run by the Basketball Federation of Serbia (KSS).

Basketball League of Serbia
Basketball League of Serbia logo.png
Founded2006; 14 years ago (2006)
First season2006–07
Country Serbia
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams18
Level on pyramid1st
Feeder toAdriatic Second League
Relegation toSecond League
Domestic cup(s)Radivoj Korać Cup
Cup of Serbia
Current championsCrvena zvezda (20th title)
(2018–19)
Most championshipsPartizan (21 titles)
CEOLeon Deleon
CommissionerDarko Jovičić
TV partnersRTS
Arena Sport
Websitekls.rs
2020–21 season

RulesEdit

Competition formatEdit

The league, operated by the Basketball Federation of Serbia, consists of Serbian First League which has 14 and Serbian Super League which have 12 teams.

Since the 2017–18 season, the top 8 teams in First League are promoted to Super League with 4 Serbian teams from the Adriatic League. Teams positioned 13th and 14th in First League will be relegated to a lower league – Second Basketball League of Serbia. Teams positioned 1st and 2nd in First League will qualify for next season's ABA League Second Division. Super League has 12 clubs divided into 2 groups of 6 teams - A and B. The best 4 clubs (top 2 teams from groups A and B each) in Super League go to the Playoff stage.

Arena standardsEdit

Currently, clubs must have home arenas with a capacity of a minimum of 1,000 seats.

HistoryEdit

League namesEdit

  • 2006–2007: Sinalco Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2007–2009: Swisslion Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2009–2011: Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2011–2013: Agroživ Basketball League of Serbia[1]
  • 2013–2016: Basketball League of Serbia
  • 2016–present: Mozzart Basketball League of Serbia

ChampionsEdit

Titles by clubEdit

Club Champions Winning years Runner-up
Partizan
8
2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
3
Crvena zvezda
5
2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
5
Vršac
0
3
FMP
0
2

League commissionersEdit

  • 2006–2011: Tihomir Bubalo
  • 2011–2013: Predrag Bojić
  • 2013–present: Darko Jovičić

Current teamsEdit

Team Home city Arena Capacity
Borac Čačak Borac Hall 2,000
Crvena zvezda mts Belgrade Aleksandar Nikolić Hall 5,878
Dunav Stari Banovci Park Hall
Dynamic VIP PAY Belgrade Ranko Žeravica Hall 5,000
FMP Belgrade Železnik Hall 3,000
Kolubara LA 2003 Lazarevac SRC Kolubara 1,700
Mega Bemax Belgrade Mega Factory 700
Metalac Valjevo Valjevo Sports Hall 1,500
Mladost Zemun Master Sport Center 750
Napredak JKP Aleksinac Aleksinac Sports Hall 1,400
Novi Pazar Novi Pazar Pendik Sports Hall 1,600
OKK Beograd Belgrade Mega Factory 700
Partizan NIS Belgrade Štark Arena 18,386
Pirot Pirot Pirot Kej Hall 835
Radnički Kragujevac Jezero Hall 3,750
Sloboda Užice Veliki Park Hall 2,200
Sloga Kraljevo Kraljevo Sports Hall 3,350
Tamiš Pančevo Strelište Sports Hall 1,100
Vojvodina Novi Sad SPC Vojvodina 7,022
Vršac Vršac Millennium Center 4,400
Zlatibor Čajetina WAI TAI - STC Zlatibor 712
Teams that play in the 2020–21 First Adriatic League
Teams that play in the 2020–21 Second Adriatic League

Play-off finalsEdit

Season Home court advantage Result Home court disadvantage 1st of Regular Season Record
2006–07
Partizan (14)
3–1
Crvena zvezda Hemofarm
12–2
2007–08
Partizan Igokea (15)
3–1
Hemofarm Partizan Igokea
12–2
2008–09
Partizan Igokea (16)
3–2
Crvena zvezda Partizan Igokea
6–0
2009–10
Partizan (17)
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
2010–11
Partizan (18)
3–0
Hemofarm Partizan
13–1
2011–12
Partizan mt:s (19)
3–1
Crvena zvezda Partizan mt:s
12–2
2012–13
Partizan mt:s (20)
3–1
Crvena zvezda Partizan mt:s
12–2
2013–14
Partizan (21)
3–1
Crvena zvezda Telekom Partizan
13–1
2014–15
Crvena zvezda Telekom (16)
3–0
Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda Telekom
13–1
2015–16
Crvena zvezda Telekom (17)
3–1
Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda Telekom
6–0
2016–17
Crvena zvezda mts (18)
3–0
FMP Crvena zvezda mts
13–1
2017–18
Crvena zvezda mts (19)
3–0
FMP FMP
9–1
2018–19
Crvena zvezda mts (20)
3–1
Partizan NIS Crvena zvezda mts / Partizan NIS
10–0
2019–20
Canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Serbia

All–time national championsEdit

Total number of national champions won by Serbian clubs. Table includes titles won during the Yugoslav First Federal League (1945–1992) and First League of Serbia and Montenegro (1992–2006) as well.

Club Champions Winning years Runner-up
Partizan
21
1975–76, 1978–79, 1980–81, 1986–87, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
17
Crvena zvezda
20
1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1968–69, 1971–72, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1997–98, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
14
OKK Beograd
4
1958, 1960, 1963, 1964
1
Proleter Zrenjanin
1
1956
4
Radnički Belgrade
1
1972–73

Clubs in international competitionsEdit

[citation needed]

Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3 Regional
Euroleague
(1958–)
Eurocup
(2002–)
Saporta Cup
(1966–2002)
Korać Cup
(1971–2002)
ABA League
(2001–)
Balkan League
(2008–)
C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF C RU SF
Partizan 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 6 2 5 0 0 0
OKK Beograd 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Crvena zvezda 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 4 4 2 6 0 0 0
Radnički Beograd 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Vršac 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 0 0
FMP Železnik 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
Mega Basket 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1
Radnički Kragujevac 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

FIBA European League and EuroLeagueEdit

So far, 17 Serbian teams took part in a FIBA or Euroleague Basketball Company club competition since 1958. The most successful club by participation and trophies is Partizan. They had a total of 39 seasons of which 22 in the elite competition, EuroLeague. Partizan won four trophies, the Champions Cup in Istanbul in 1992 and 3 Korać Cups in 1978, 1979 and 1989. The second most successful is Crvena zvezda with 30 seasons and one trophy in Europe. They won the Cup Winners' Cup in 1974.

Statistical leadersEdit

AwardsEdit

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kompanija Agroživ generalni sponzor KLS". kls.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 5 May 2013.

External linksEdit