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Qatari Basketball League

For current year competition, see 2012–13 Qatari Basketball League
Qatari Basketball League
Sport Basketball
Founded 1979
CEO Sheikh Saoud bin Abdulrahman Al Thani
No. of teams 12
Country 23x15px Qatar
Most recent champion(s) Al Sadd
TV partner(s) Al Jazeera Sports
Al Kass
Official website Official website

The Qatari Basketball League is the top-tier basketball league operating in Qatar. The winning team obtains the participation right to the FIBA Asia Champions Cup. The first official season took place in 1981/82.[1] There is a second division, with plans to expand it in the future. Currently, there are only two domestic championships, the Emir of Qatar Cup and the Qatar Crown Prince Cup.

As of the 2012-13 season, the league expanded from 8 to 12 for the first time in history, with the newly entered clubs including Lekhwiya, Al-Shamal Sports Club, Umm Salal SC, and Al-Khor Sports Club.[2]

Current Clubs

Qatar Basketball League
Club Location Manager
Al Ahli SC Doha 23x15px23x15px Rade Vojnovic
Al-Arabi Sports Club Doha 23x15px Hatem Mamlouk
Al-Gharafa Sports Club Al-Gharafa, Al-Rayyan Template:Country data IRQ Kosay Hatem
El Jaish SC Duhail, Doha 23x15px Dragoslav Milavanovic
Al Rayyan Basketball Team Al-Rayyan 23x15px Brian Rowsom
Al Sadd Basketball Team Al-Sadd, Doha 23x15px John Wojtak
Al Wakrah Basketball Team Al Wakrah Template:Country data JOR Ihab Jalal
Qatar SC Al Dafna, Doha 23x15px Saeed Mubarak

Championship history

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Top-performing clubs

Club Champions
Al-Rayyan 15
Al-Arabi 7
Qatar SC 7
El Jaish 1
Al Ahli SC 1
Al Sadd 1

Total titles won by town or city

Town or city Number of titles Clubs
Doha
16
Al-Arabi (7), Qatar SC (7), El Jaish (1), Al Ahli SC (1), Al Sadd (1)
Al-Rayyan <center> 15 Al-Rayyan (15)

Domestic competitions

Qatar Crown Prince Cup

Championship history

Emir of Qatar Cup

See also

External links

References