Polish Basketball League

Last updated
Energa Basket Liga
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Founded1995;26 years ago (1995)
First season1995–96
Country Poland
Confederation FIBA Europe
Number of teams 16
Level on pyramid1
Relegation to I Liga
Domestic cup(s) Polish Cup
Supercup Polish Supercup
International cup(s) Eurocup Basketball
Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
Current champions Arged BM Slam Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski (1st title)
(2020-21)
Most championships Śląsk Wrocław (17 titles)
TV partners Polsat Sport
Website www.plk.pl
Basketball current event.svg 2020–21 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.

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The PLK, which is played under FIBA rules, currently consists of 16 teams. 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. Śląsk Wrocław is the record holder for most titles, with 17.

Arged BM Slam Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski are defending champions.

Naming and logos

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

Teams

As of the 2019/21 & 2020/21 season, the teams playing in the PLK are:

TeamLocationArenaCapacity
Anwil Włocławek Włocławek Hala Mistrzów 4,200
Arka Gdynia Gdynia Gdynia Sports Arena 5,500
WKS Śląsk Wrocław Wrocław Hala Orbita 3,000
Arged BM Slam Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski Ostrów Wielkopolski Hala Sportowa Stal1,200
GTK Gliwice Gliwice Centrum Sportowo-Kulturalne Łabędź / Gliwice Arena 400 / 15,000
HydroTruck Radom Radom ZSE Radom1,200
Legia Warsaw Warsaw OSiR Bemowo1,000
Enea Astoria Bydgoszcz Bydgoszcz Artego Arena5,000
MKS Dąbrowa Górnicza Dąbrowa Górnicza Centrum Hall2,944
Polpharma Starogard Gdański Starogard Gdański Argo-Kociewie2,500
Polski Cukier Toruń Toruń Arena Toruń6,248
Enea Zastal BC Zielona Góra Zielona Góra CRS Hall Zielona Góra 6,080
Pszczółka Start Lublin Lublin Globus Hall 5,000
PGE Spójnia Stargard Stargard Hala Miejska2,500
Trefl Sopot Sopot Ergo Arena / Hala Stulecia Sopot15,000 / 1,000
KING Szczecin Szczecin Azoty Arena 7,403

Medalists

The official PLK medals Polska Liga Koszykowki - medale.jpg
The official PLK medals
SeasonChampionRunner-upScoreThird place
1997–98 Śląsk Wrocław (13) Pruszków 4–3Bobry Bytom
1998–99 Śląsk Wrocław (14) Włocławek 4–3Bobry Bytom
1999–00 Śląsk Wrocław (15) Włocławek 4–1 Pruszków
2000–01 Śląsk Wrocław (16) Anwil Włocławek 4–1 Trefl Sopot
2001–02 Śląsk Wrocław (17) Trefl Sopot 4–1 Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski
2002–03 Włocławek (1) Trefl Sopot 4–2 Śląsk Wrocław
2003–04 Trefl Sopot (1) Śląsk Wrocław 4–1 Polonia Warszawa
2004–05 Trefl Sopot (2) Włocławek 4–2 Polonia Warszawa
2005–06 Trefl Sopot (3) Włocławek 4–1 Czarni Słupsk
2006–07 Trefl Sopot (4) Turów Zgorzelec 4–1 Śląsk Wrocław
2007–08 Trefl Sopot (5) Turów Zgorzelec 4–3 Śląsk Wrocław
2008–09 Trefl Sopot (6) Turów Zgorzelec 4–1 Włocławek
2009–10 Gdynia (7) Włocławek 4–0 Starogard Gdański
2010–11 Gdynia (8) Turów Zgorzelec 4–3 Czarni Słupsk
2011–12 Gdynia (9) Trefl Sopot 4–3 Zielona Góra
2012–13 Zielona Góra (1) Turów Zgorzelec 4–0 AZS Koszalin
2013–14 Turów Zgorzelec (1) Zielona Góra 4–2 Trefl Sopot
2014–15 Zielona Góra (2) Turów Zgorzelec 4–2 Czarni Słupsk
2015–16 Zielona Góra (3) Rosa Radom 4–0 Czarni Słupsk
2016–17 Zielona Góra (4) Toruń 4–1 Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski
2017–18 Włocławek (2) Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski 4–2 Toruń
2018–19 Włocławek (3) Toruń 4–3 Arka Gdynia
2019–20 [lower-alpha 1] Zielona Góra (5) Start Lublin N/A Włocławek
2020–21 Stal Ostrów Wielkopolski Zastal Zielona Góra 4–2 WKS Śląsk Wrocław

Records and statistics

Śląsk Wrocław (56)
90 Flag of Poland.svg Mieczysław Młynarski (10 December 1982: Górnik Wałbrzych – Pogoń Szczecin)
PosPlayerPntsMtch
1. Eugeniusz Kijewski 10,185395
2. Adam Wójcik 10,097651
3. Edward Jurkiewicz 9,832306
4. Jerzy Binkowski 9,204586
5. Mieczysław Młynarski 9,026357
6. Mariusz Bacik 8,706627
7. Maciej Zieliński 8,650579
8. Andrzej Pluta 8,512591
9. Henryk Wardach 8,163557
10. Dominik Tomczyk 8,008556
11. Jarosław Jechorek 7,681489
12. Dariusz Zelig 7,481420
13. Eugeniusz Durejko 7,048365
14. Jarosław Marcinkowski 6,979499
15. Jarosław Zyskowski 6,774484
10,152Trefl 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

Notes

  1. The 2019–20 PLK season was curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Standings at the time were declared final results.

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