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Lebanese Basketball League

For current year competition, see 2014–15 Lebanese Basketball League
Pepsi Lebanese Basketball Championship (FLB)
Current season, competition or edition:
31px 2014–15 FLB season
Sport Basketball
Founded 1994 (New Format)
Claim to fame "The pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in the West Asia"
No. of teams 8
Country 23x15px Lebanon
Continent FIBA Asia (Asia)
Most recent champion(s) Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
Most titles Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut
TV partner(s) LBCI
Official website

The Lebanese Basketball League or FLB League is the top basketball league in Lebanon and one of the top leagues in Asia. It is organised annually as a national championship with playoffs and a national cup by the Lebanese Basketball Federation (FLB).

As per January 11, 2015, The Men Division A made up of 8 teams is named PEPSI FLB League due to sponsorship reasons.


The initial Lebanese basketball league was formed in as early as the 1950s and was stopped during the civil war. After the war ended, in 1994 the league was totally reformed in a new fully professional format that is being since the foundation of the league today.

FLB League (Since 1997)

Season Champion Runner-up
1997–1998 Sagesse Tadamoun Zouk
1998–1999 Sagesse Tadamoun Zouk
1999–2000 Sagesse Antranik Antelias
2000–2001 Sagesse
2001–2002 Sagesse Champville
2002–2003 Sagesse Al Riyadi
2003–2004 Sagesse Al Riyadi
2004–2005 Al Riyadi
2005–2006 Al Riyadi Sagesse
2006–2007 Al Riyadi Blue Stars
2007–2008 Al Riyadi Mouttahed
2008-2009 Al Riyadi Mouttahed
2009-2010 Al Riyadi Champville
2010-2011 Al Riyadi Champville
2011-2012 Champville Anibal
2012-2013 League Cancelled
2013-2014 Al Riyadi Sagesse
2014-2015 Al Riyadi UBA

Lebanese Basketball League clubs (2014-15)

Single Season, Individual (May Not Be Fully Accurate)

Record Num. Player Team Season
Fadi El Khatib Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut 2009–10
Rebounds <center>521 Loren Woods Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut 2010–11
Assists <center>211 Rodrigue Akl Hekmeh BC 2013–14
3-pointers <center>101 Elie Stephan Hekmeh BC 2004–05
Blocks <center>65 Julian Khazzouh Hekmeh BC 2013–14
Steals <center>232 Ali Mahmoud Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut 2004–05

Division A Women

Notable players

Notable coaches

Notable women players

  • Fay Prince
  • Shada Nasr
  • Nayla Alameddine Jaroudi
  • Aida Bakhos
  • Nisrine Dandan
  • Rebecca Akl
  • Nathalie Sevadjian
  • Emma Eskedjian

Notable coaches of women teams

  • Tigran Nochkatdjian
  • Vicken Eskedjian
  • Nemanja Bjedov

See also

Lebanon futsal league


External links

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