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Polska Liga Koszykówki
Energa Basket Liga logo.png
Founded1995; 25 years ago (1995)
First season1995-96
CountryPoland
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams17
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toI Liga
Domestic cup(s)Polish Cup
SupercupPolish Supercup
International cup(s)Eurocup Basketball
Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
Current championsStelmet Zielona Gora (5th title)
(2019-20)
Most championships?l?sk Wroc?aw (17 titles)
Websitewww.plk.pl
2019-20 PLK season

Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK) (English: Polish Basketball League) is a professional men's club basketball league in Poland. It constitutes the first and highest-tier level of the Polish league pyramid. The winning team of the final round are crowned the Polish Champions of that season. It began in 1947-48, with the name of I Liga, and was originally organized by the Polish Basketball Association. The league changed to its current form, beginning with the 1997-98 season, after the Polska Liga Koszykówki SA, PLK SA (the Polish Basketball League Joint-stock company) took control over the league (the PLK SA was created in 1995).[1] In 2000-01 season the league turned professional.

The PLK, which is played under FIBA rules, currently consists of 17 teams (professional basketball's clubs). A PLK season is split into a league stage and a playoffs stage (since 1984-85 season). At the end of the league stage, the top eight teams qualify for the playoff stage.

The competition Polish basketball men's championships has existed since the year 1928. ?l?sk Wroc?aw is the record holder for most titles, with 17.

Naming and logos

Due to sponsorship reasons, the league has known several names:

  • 1997-1999: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • 1999-2001: Lech Basket Liga (LBL)
  • 2001-2003: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • 2003-2005: Era Basket Liga (EBL)
  • 2005-2006: Dominet Basket Liga (DBL)
  • 2006-2008: Dominet Bank Ekstraliga (DBE)
  • 2008-2010: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • 2010-2016: Tauron Basket Liga (TBL)
  • 2016-2018: Polska Liga Koszykówki (PLK)
  • 2018-present: Energa Basket Liga[2]

Teams

As of the 2019-20 season, the teams playing in the PLK are:

Medalists

The official PLK medals

Records and statistics

  • Most seasons:
?l?sk Wroc?aw (56)
  • Single game scoring record:
90 - Poland Mieczys?aw M?ynarski (10 December 1982: Górnik Wa?brzych - Pogo? Szczecin)
  • All-Time Scoring leaders:
Pos Player Pnts Mtch
1. Eugeniusz Kijewski 10,185 395
2. Adam Wójcik 10,097 651
3. Edward Jurkiewicz 9,832 306
4. Jerzy Binkowski 9,204 586
5. Mieczys?aw M?ynarski 9,026 357
6. Mariusz Bacik 8,706 627
7. Maciej Zieli?ski 8,650 579
8. Andrzej Pluta 8,512 591
9. Henryk Wardach 8,163 557
10. Dominik Tomczyk 8,008 556
11. Jaros?aw Jechorek 7,681 489
12. Dariusz Zelig 7,481 420
13. Eugeniusz Durejko 7,048 365
14. Jaros?aw Marcinkowski 6,979 499
15. Jaros?aw Zyskowski 6,774 484
  • Highest attendance in a game:
10,152 - Trefl Sopot vs Asseco Prokom Gdynia, at Ergo Arena on 14 April 2012

Individual awards

After the end of each season, individual honors are given to the best performing players of a season. A select group of press members vote for the winners of individual awards.

List of Polish basketball champions

See also

References

  1. ^ "uleb.com". Archived from the original on 2013-12-08. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Energa sponsorem polskiej koszykówki" (in Polish). Onet.pl. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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