Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol

  (Redirected from FIBA South American League)

The Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol (LSB), or FIBA Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol (LSB) (Portuguese: Liga Sul-Americana de Basquete, English: South American Basketball League), also commonly known as FIBA South American League, is the second-tier level South American professional basketball competition at the club level, with the first-tier level being the Basketball Champions League Americas. The competition is organized by the South American Basketball Association (ABASU), which operates as a regional sub-zone of FIBA Americas. The winner of each year's competition gets a place at the upcoming edition of the Basketball Champions League Americas.

Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol
South American Basketball League
Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol Logo.png
Founded1996; 24 years ago (1996)
First season1996
CountryABASU members
ConfederationFIBA Americas
Number of teams16
Level on pyramid2 (1996–2000, 2008–Present)
1 (2000–2007)
Promotion toBasketball Champions League Americas
Current championsBrazil Botafogo (1st title)
Most championshipsArgentina Atenas
Brazil Brasília
(3 titles each)
TV partnersDirecTV
Website2018 LSB
2018 Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol

The league usually includes some national domestic champions, and some runners-up, from the best national leagues and basketball countries on the South American continent. Depending on the country, places may be awarded on the basis of performance in the previous season's national domestic league, or over the previous two or three national domestic seasons. The tournament has been played since 1996, with 2003 being the only year in which it was not held.

Promotion to Basketball Champions League AmericasEdit

The champion of the FIBA South American League is promoted to the next edition of the top-tier level Basketball Champions League Americas.

HistoryEdit

The South American Championship of Champions Clubs, which was founded in 1946, was the first international competition that was played between basketball clubs from South America, and it was the first-tier and most important club competition in South America until 1993, when the new Pan American Club Championship supplanted it in importance. The FIBA South American League was founded in 1996, and became the new second-tier South American competition. The FIBA South American League then became the South American first-tier competition, when the Pan American Club Championship was discontinued in 2000.

With the emergence of the new FIBA Americas League, in December 2007, the FIBA South American League once again became the second-tier international club championship in South America, beginning with the 2008 edition of the competition.

On 24 September 2019, FIBA launched the competition, which derives its name and branding from the European Basketball Champions League. The competition replaced the FIBA Americas League as premier league in the Americas. The competition will consist of twelve teams, which have to qualify through their domestic leagues. The inaugural season is expected to start in October 2019.

FIBA South American League levels on the South American pyramidEdit

  • 1st-tier: (2001 – 2007)
  • 2nd-tier: (1996 – 2000, 2008 – Present)

Names of the top-tier level South American / Latin American competitionEdit

Title holdersEdit

Grand FinalsEdit

Year Grand Final Semifinalists
Champion Score Second place
1996
Details
 
Olimpia
2–0 series  
Corinthians
 
Dharma Yara Franca
 
Rio Claro
1997
Details
 
Atenas
2–1 series  
Corinthians
 
Olimpia
 
Marathon Franca
1998
Details
 
Atenas
2–0 series  
Marathon Franca
 
Boca Juniors
 
Independiente
1999
Details
 
Vasco da Gama
2–0 Series  
Boca Juniors
 
Independiente
 
Welcome
2000
Details
 
Vasco da Gama
3–2 series  
Atenas
 
Marathon Franca
 
Welcome
2001
Details
 
Estudiantes
3–1 series  
GECR
 
Atenas
 
Flamengo
2002
Details
 
Libertad
3–1 series  
Vasco da Gama
 
Cocodrilos de Caracas
 
Estudiantes
2004
Details
 
Atenas
3–2 series  
Unitri Uberlândia
 
Boca Juniors
 
Libertad
2005
Details
 
Unitri Uberlândia
3–1 series  
Universo Ajax
 
Boca Juniors
 
Cocodrilos de Caracas
2006
Details
 
Ben Hur
3–1 series  
COC Ribeirão Preto
 
Unitri Uberlândia
 
Libertad
2007
Details
 
Libertad
3–2 series  
Unimed Franca
 
Ben Hur
 
GECR
2008
Details
 
Regatas Corrientes
3–2 series  
Flamengo
 
Boca Juniors
 
Brasília
2009 (I)
Details
 
Flamengo
Final group  
Quimsa
 
Norte
 
Regatas Corrientes
2009 (II)
Details
 
Quimsa
Final group  
Libertad
 
Juventud Sionista
 
Minas
2010
Details
 
Brasília
98-86  
Flamengo
 
Boca Juniors
 
Quimsa
2011
Details
 
Obras Sanitarias
88-73  
Pinheiros Sky
 
Brasília
 
Atenas
2012
Details
 
Regatas Corrientes
Final group  
Brasília
 
Flamengo
 
Peñarol
2013
Details
 
Brasília
93–81  
Aguada
 
Paschoalotto Bauru
 
Boca Juniors
2014
Details
 
Bauru
79–53  
Mogi das Cruzes
 
Boca Juniors
 
Malvín
2015
Details
 
Brasília
2–0 series  
San Martín de Corrientes
Semifinal groups
2016
Details
 
Mogi das Cruzes
3–0 series  
Bahía Basket
Semifinal groups
2017
Details
 
Guaros de Lara
3–1 series  
Estudiantes Concordia
Semifinal groups
2018
Details
 
Franca
2–1 series  
Instituto
Semifinal groups
2019
Details
 
Botafogo
2–1 series  
Corinthians
Semifinal groups

Titles by clubEdit

Titles Club Years
3   Atenas 1997, 1998, 2004
  Brasília 2010, 2013, 2015
2   Vasco da Gama 1999, 2000
  Libertad 2002, 2007
  Regatas Corrientes 2008, 2012
1   Olimpia 1996
  Estudiantes 2001
  Uberlândia 2005
  Ben Hur 2006
  Flamengo 2009 (I)
  Quimsa 2009 (II)
  Obras Sanitarias 2011
  Bauru 2014
  Mogi das Cruzes 2016
  Guaros de Lara 2017
  Franca 2018
  Botafogo 2019

Titles by countryEdit

Titles Country
12   Argentina
11   Brazil
1   Venezuela

AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit