Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol
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.
|Number of teams||16|
|Level on pyramid||2 (1996–2000, 2008–Present) |
|Promotion to||Basketball Champions League Americas|
|Current champions||Botafogo (1st title)|
|Most championships|| Atenas|
(3 titles each)
|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 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
- CONSUBASQUET era: (1946–2007)
- Campeonato Sudamericano de Clubes Campeones de Básquetbol (English: South American Basketball Championship of Champions Clubs): (1946–1992)
- Campeonato Panamericano de Clubes de Básquetbol (English: Pan American Basketball Club Championship): (1993–2000)
- Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol (LSB) (English: South American Basketball League): (2001–2007)
- FIBA Americas era: (2007–present)
Titles by clubEdit
|3||Atenas||1997, 1998, 2004|
|Brasília||2010, 2013, 2015|
|2||Vasco da Gama||1999, 2000|
|Regatas Corrientes||2008, 2012|
|Mogi das Cruzes||2016|
|Guaros de Lara||2017|
Titles by countryEdit