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National Basketball League (Bulgaria)

For other organizations with a similar name, see National Basketball League (disambiguation) and NBL (disambiguation).
National Basketball League (NBL)
Sport Basketball
Founded 1942
No. of teams 9
Country 23x15px Bulgaria
Continent 23x15px FIBA Europe (Europe)
Most recent champion(s) Lukoil Academic (24th title)
Most titles Lukoil Academic (24 titles)
Level on pyramid 1st Tier
Relegation to Division A - 2nd Tier
Domestic cup(s) Bulgarian Cup
Official website

The Bulgarian National Basketball League (NBL) is the highest professional basketball league in Bulgaria. It was founded in 2008. Previously, it was called the Bulgarian A Division. The A Division is now the second level professional league in Bulgaria.

In 2013-14 season, there will be nine teams in the National Basketball League.

Current clubs

The clubs for the 2014–15 season:

Regular season finish
in 2014-15
Hall Capacity
Balkan Botevgrad 2nd Arena Botevgrad 4,000
Beroe 6th Municipal Hall 800
Cherno More Port Varna 4th Hristo Borisov 800
Chernomorets 8th Boycho Branzov 700
Levski Sofia 5th Universiada Hall 4,000
Lukoil Academic 1st Sports complex Hall 550
Rilski Sportist 3rd Arena Samokov 2,500
Spartak Pleven 9th Balkanstroy 1,200
Yambol 7th Diana 2,200


Titles by Club

Latest finals

Season Champion Score Runner-up
2000–01 Levski 3–0 Yambol
2001–02 Yambol 3–0 Lukoil Academic
2002–03 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Levski
2003–04 Lukoil Academic 3–0 CSKA
2004–05 Lukoil Academic 3–0 CSKA
2005–06 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Cherno More
2006–07 Lukoil Academic 3–0 CSKA
2007–08 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Balkan
2008–09 Lukoil Academic 3–1 Cherno More
2009–10 Lukoil Academic 3–1 Levski
2010–11 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Levski
2011–12 Lukoil Academic 3–0 Levski
2012–13 Lukoil Academic 3–2 Levski
2013–14 Levski 3–2 Lukoil Academic
2014–15 Lukoil Academic 3–2 Balkan

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