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Turkish Basketball League
Türkiye Basketbol Ligi
Current season or competition:
Turkish Basketball League 2008-2009
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Turkish Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Founded 1966
No. of teams 16
Country(ies)  Turkey
Continent European Union Europe
Most recent champion(s) Efes Pilsen S.K.
Official website TBF.org.tr

The Turkish Basketball League (TBL) is the top men’s professional basketball league in Turkey, which is also called Turkish Premier Basketball League (Turkish: "Türkiye 1. Basketbol Ligi"). There is also a Turkish Second Basketball League (TB2L) consisting of 2 divisions (A and B).

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History

The first basketball game played in Turkey was at the Robert College in Istanbul in 1904. Galatasaray Lisesi formed the first basketball team in 1911. The next basketball team founded was of Fenerbahçe in 1913. An unofficial league was founded in 1927 in Istanbul, which lasted until the establishment of a regional official league in 1933. From 1946 on, basketball championships were organized between the leading clubs of Istanbul, Ankara and İzmir.

The Turkish Basketball League, in the current form, was founded on December 13, 1969 by the Turkish Basketball Federation, and began play with the 1968-1969 season.

The competition

There are 16 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 8 teams are entitled to participate at the playoff games. The two top teams of the Second League are promoted to the Premier League. The two lowest placed teams of the Premier League play, respectively, with the third and fourth ranking teams of the Second League in a one game knock-out playoff. The winning top two teams are entitled to play in the Premier League, and the losing two others are relegated into the Second League. Mutlu Akü Selçuk Üniversitesi and CASA TED Kolejililer placed last two standings and relegated to Second League in 2008-2009 season. They were replaced with Bornova Belediyespor and Tofaş for 2009-10 season.

Beko Basketball League 2008-09 Playoffs

The 2009 Beko Basketball League Playoffs is the final phase of the 2008-09 regular season. The Beko Basketball League playoffs started on Saturday, May 14, 2009 and will run through June with the League finals.

Quarterfinal and Semifinal series are 5-match series. The teams reaches the first 3 wins is through to the next round. The team which has won both regular season matchups starts with a 1-0 lead to the series.

Final series are 7-match series and the team reaches first 4 wins is the champion of the Beko Basketball League.

  Quarter Finals SemiFinals Finals
                           
  1  Efes Pilsen 3  
8  Darüşşafaka CT 0  
  1  Efes Pilsen 3  
  4  Galatasaray CC 0  
4  Türk Telekom 3
  5  Mersin BB 1  
    3  Efes Pilsen 4
  4  Fenerbahçe Ülker 2
  2  Fenerbahçe Ülker 3  
7  Antalya BŞB 0  
  2  Türk Telekom 0
  3  Fenerbahçe Ülker 3  
3  Galatasaray CC 3
  6  Beşiktaş Cola Turka 1  

Clubs 2008-09 Season

Club City Venue Established
Aliağa Petkim İzmir ENKA Spor Salonu 1993
Antalya BŞB Antalya Dilek Sabancı Spor Salonu 1995
Bandırma Banvit Balıkesir Kara Ali Acar Spor Salonu 1994
Beşiktaş Cola Turka Istanbul BJK Akatlar Arena 1903
CASA TED Kolejililer Ankara Ankara Atatürk Sport Hall 1994
Darüşşafaka Cooper Tires Istanbul Ayhan Şahenk Arena 1914
Efes Pilsen Istanbul Abdi Ipekci Sport Center 1976
Erdemir Zonguldak Zonguldak Erdemir Spor Salonu 2000
Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul Abdi İpekçi Arena 1907
Galatasaray Café Crown Istanbul Ayhan Şahenk Arena 1905
Kepez Belediyespor Antalya Dilek Sabancı Spor Salonu 1995
Mersin BŞB Mersin Edip Buran 1993
Mutlu Akü Selçuk Üniversitesi Konya Selçuk Üniversitesi 19 Mayıs Spor Salonu 1987
Oyak Renault Bursa Bursa Atatürk Spor Salonu 1974
Pınar Karşıyaka Izmir Karşıyaka Arena 1912
Türk Telekom Ankara Ankara Atatürk Sport Hall 1980

TBL Finals

Season Champion Runner-up Result Finals MVP Champion's Coach
1966-67 Altınordu No playoffs - N/A Turkey Samim Göreç
1967-68 İTÜ - - N/A Turkey Mehmet Baturalp
1968-69 Galatasaray - - N/A Bulgaria Petar Sinemov
1969-70 İTÜ - - N/A Turkey Mehmet Baturalp
1970-71 İTÜ - - N/A Turkey Şengün Kaplanoğlu
1971-72 İTÜ - - N/A Turkey Samim Göreç
1972-73 İTÜ - - N/A Turkey Öner Şaylan
1973-74 Muhafızgücü - - N/A Turkey Armağan Asena
1974-75 Beşiktaş - - N/A Turkey Cavit Altunay
1975-76 Eczacıbaşı - - N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1976-77 Eczacıbaşı - - N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1977-78 Eczacıbaşı - - N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1978-79 Efes Pilsen - - N/A Turkey Faruk Akagün
1979-80 Eczacıbaşı - - N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1980-81 Eczacıbaşı - - N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1981-82 Eczacıbaşı - - N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1982-83 Efes Pilsen - - N/A Turkey Rıza Erverdi
1983-84 Efes Pilsen Karşıyaka 2-1 N/A Turkey Aydan Siyavuş
1984-85 Galatasaray Fenerbahçe 2-1 N/A Turkey Nur Germen
1985-86 Galatasaray Efes Pilsen 2-1 N/A Turkey Fehmi Sadıkoğlu
1986-87 Karşıyaka Galatasaray 2-1 N/A Turkey Nadir Vekiloğlu
1987-88 Eczacıbaşı Çukurova Sanayi 3-1 N/A Turkey Mehmet Baturalp
1988-89 Eczacıbaşı Çukurova Sanayi 3-1 N/A Turkey Mehmet Baturalp
1989-90 Galatasaray Paşabahçe 3-1 N/A Turkey Faruk Akagün
1990-91 Fenerbahçe Tofaş 3-2 N/A Turkey Çetin Yılmaz
1991-92 Efes Pilsen Paşabahçe 3-1 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
1992-93 Efes Pilsen Fenerbahçe 4-0 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
1993-94 Efes Pilsen Ülkerspor 4-2 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
1994-95 Ülkerspor Fenerbahçe 4-2 N/A Turkey Çetin Yılmaz
1995-96 Efes Pilsen Ülkerspor 4-0 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
1996-97 Efes Pilsen Türk Telekom PTT 4-1 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
1997-98 Ülkerspor Efes Pilsen 4-2 N/A Turkey Çetin Yılmaz
1998-99 Tofaş Efes Pilsen 4-2 N/A Croatia Jasmin Repeša
1999-00 Tofaş Efes Pilsen 4-1 N/A Turkey Tolga Öngören
2000-01 Ülkerspor Efes Pilsen 4-2 N/A Turkey Murat Didin
2001-02 Efes Pilsen Ülkerspor 4-2 N/A Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2002-03 Efes Pilsen Ülkerspor 4-3 N/A Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2003-04 Efes Pilsen Ülkerspor 4-2 N/A Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2004-05 Efes Pilsen Beşiktaş Cola Turka 4-1 N/A Turkey Oktay Mahmuti
2005-06 Ülkerspor Efes Pilsen 4-0 N/A Turkey Murat Özyer
2006-07 Fenerbahçe Ülker Efes Pilsen 4-0 N/A Turkey Aydın Örs
2007-08 Fenerbahçe Ülker Türk Telekom 4-1 N/A Montenegro Bogdan Tanjević
2008-09 Efes Pilsen Fenerbahçe Ülker 4-2 United States Bootsy Thornton Turkey Ergin Ataman

Titles

Team Championships
Efes Pilsen 13
Eczacıbaşı 8
İTÜ 5
Ülkerspor 4
Galatasaray 4
Fenerbahçe Ülker 3
Tofaş 2
Karşıyaka 1
Beşiktaş 1
Muhafızgücü 1
Altınordu 1

† : This club is the product of the 2006 merger of Fenerbahçe SK with Gençlik Ve SK, better known by its sponsorship name of Ülkerspor (Ülker). Of the 6 titles won by the club in the era of the modern Turkish League, 4 were won by Ülker, one by pre-merger Fenerbahçe, and the other by Fenerbahçe Ülker in the first season after the merger.

Other Participants

  • Adana Demirspor (1973-1974, 1975-1976)
  • Altay (1967-1972, played as Egepen Altay in 2000-2001)
  • Altınordu (1966-1973)
  • Anadoluhisarı (1984-1985)
  • Ankaragücü (1970-1975)
  • Antbirlik (1981-1982, 1994-1996, 2000-2001)
  • Bakırköyspor (1993-1994)
  • Beslen Makarna (1986-1992, withdrew after finish of 1991-92 season)
  • Büyük Kolej (2000-2006)
  • Büyük Salat (1988-1988, withdrew after 7 matches)
  • Çukurova Sanayi (1981-1992)
  • DSİ Spor (1966-1982, played as Suspor between 1966-1969)
  • Eczacıbaşı (1974-1990, 1991-1992, Eczacıbaşı Holding closed basketball branch after relegation to Second League in 1992)
  • Göztepe (1968-1969, 2002-2003)
  • Güney Sanayi (1980-1984)
  • Hilalspor (1984-1986, 1987-1988)
  • Jandarmagücü (1967-1969)
  • İTÜ (1966-1994, 1996-1998, 1999-2000, 2001-2006, played as Raks İTÜ in 1996-97 and Aras İTÜ in 2003-2004 seasons)
  • Kadıköyspor (1966-1969, 1972-1975) (Became Efes Pilsen in 1976)
  • Karagücü (1968-1970)
  • Konyaspor (1992-1993, 1996-2001, played as Kombassan Konyaspor between 1996-2001 and withdrew in 2001)
  • Kuşadasıspor (1998-1999)
  • Kurtuluş (1966-1968)
  • Meysuspor (1992-1993, 1994-1998)
  • Modaspor (1968-1971)
  • Muhafızgücü (1966-1976, 1977-1978, 1980-1983, played as Silahlı Kuvvetler Gücü between 1982-1983)
  • Muratpaşa Bld. (1993-1996, 1997-1999, played as Antalyaspor between 1993-1996 and joined to Antalya Büyükşehir Belediyespor in 2001)
  • Mülkiye (1980-1981)
  • Nasaşspor (1986-1987, 1989-1993) (The team was played in İzmit, it was relocated to İstanbul and became Ülkerspor in 1993-94 season, Alpellaspor in 2006-2007 one. It was finally relocated to Trabzon and became Trabzonspor in 2008-2009 season)
  • Netaş (1995-1997)
  • ODTÜ (1975-1977, 1980-1983)
  • Ortaköy (1992-1998, played as Mis Süt Ortaköy in 1993-94 season, Mavi Jeans Ortaköy between 1994-1997 and Emlakbank Ortaköy in 1997-98 season)
  • Paşabahçe (1987-1992, İş Bankası closed basketball branch in 1992)
  • Samsunspor (1973-1974)
  • Şekerspor (1966-1968, 1971-1983, 1986-1987)
  • Taçspor (1978-1982, 1994-1995)
  • Tarsus İdman Yurdu Erkutspor (1985-1986, withdrew and played any matches)
  • Tekelspor (2002-2007)
  • Tofaş (1976-1989, 1990-2000, 2003-2004, 2006-2007, played as Tofaş SAS between 1976-1989 and withdrew from the league in 2000-2001 season)
  • TTNet Beykozspor (1988-1990, 205-2008, played as Sümerbank Beykozspor between 1988-1990 and Beykozspor between 2005-2007)
  • Yenişehir (1976-1983, 1985-1986, played as Yenişehir Meysu between 1977-1979, as İstanbul Bankası Yenişehir between 1979-1983 and as Hortaş Yenişehir between 1985-1986)
  • Tuborg Pilsener (1995-2001, 2003-2006, played as Tuborg between 1995-1999 and Troy Pilsener between 1999-2001 and withdrew in 2001 and in 2006)
  • Yıldırımspor (1992-1994, withdrew from the league in 1994)
  • Ziraat Fakültesi (1977-1982, 1983-1984)

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