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National Basketball League
National Basketball League
Country Bulgaria
Confederation FIBA Europe
Founded 1942
Number of teams 11
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Bulgarian Cup
FIBA Europe cup(s) Basketball Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
Current champions Balkan Botevgrad (6th title) (2021–22)
TV Max Sport
Website [[[:Template:URL]] Official website]
File:Football current event.png 2022–23 NBL Season

The National Basketball League (NBL) (in Bulgarian: Националната баскетболна лига) is the highest professional basketball league in Bulgaria. The current league was founded in 2008, though the first-tier level existed since 1942 and was previously called the Bulgarian A Division. The games in the NBL are played under FIBA rules. The most successful team in NBL history is PBC Academic, which has won 26 national titles.

2009-10 Teams[]

Club
Finishing position
in 2008-09
Hall
Balkan Promoted Balkan Sports Hall
Chernomorets Promoted Nikola Stanchev
Euroins Cherno More 2nd Hristo Borisov
Levski Sofia 3rd Hristo Botev
Lukoil Academic 1st Universiada
Rilski Sportist 4th Arena Samokov
Spartak Pleven 5th Balkanstroy
Yambol 6th Diana

Champions[]

  • PBC Lukoil Akademik: 21
    • 1957, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
  • BC Levski Sofia: 17
    • 1942, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1994, 2000, 2001
  • PBC CSKA Sofia: 12
    • 1949, 1950, 1951, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • BC Lokomotiv Sofia: 6
    • 1943, 1948, 1955, 1961, 1964, 1966
  • BC Balkan: 4
    • 1974, 1987, 1988, 1989
  • BK Slavia Sofia: 3
    • 1952, 1953, 1997
  • Euroins Cherno More: 3
    • 1985, 1998, 1999
  • BC Spartak Pleven: 2
    • 1995, 1996
  • BC Yambol: 1
    • 2002

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