Basketligaen

The Basketligaen (English: Basketball League) is the highest professional basketball league in Denmark. The original men's first division was founded in 1957 and the current league was founded in 1998. All-time record holder in league titles is Bakken Bears, which has captured 15 titles in its history, of which 4 was won back to back from 2011 to 2014. BMS is the only team with 5 titles in a row, starting in 1986 through 1990. The main TV partner of the league is TV2 Sport. The league consists of 10 teams, with no relegation rules.

Basketligaen
Founded1995 (1995)
First season1995–96
Country Denmark
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toFirst Division
Domestic cup(s)Danish Cup
Current championsBakken Bears (16th title)
Most championshipsBakken Bears (16 titles)
TV partnersTV2 Sport
Websitebasketligaen.dk
2019–20 Basketligaen

Teams PRO A

Team City Arena Head coach
Bakken BearsAarhusVejlby Risskov Center Steffen Wich
Svendborg RabbitsSvendborgSvendborg Idrætscenter Lukas Varga
Team FOG NæstvedNæstvedArena Næstved Arnel Dedic
Randers CimbriaRandersArena Randers Jimmy Moore
Horsens ICHorsensForum Horsens Finnur Freyr Stefánsson

Teams PRO B

Team City Arena Head coach
BK AmagerTårnbyAmagerhallen Almir Zeco
BMS Herlev WolfpackHerlevHerlevhallen Pascal Colman
EBAAAarhusVejlby Risskov Center Mads Sigersted
Stevnsgade SuperMenCopenhagenNørrebrohallen Mladen Ostojic
Værløse Blue HawksVærløseSøndersøhallen Sussie Heede-Andersen


Current standing PRO A[1]

As of 31st of August.

No. Team Games W L Points
1 Horsens IC 0 0 0 0
2 Bakken Bears 0 0 0 0
3 Team FOG Næstved 0 0 0 0
4 Randers Cimbria 0 0 0 0
5 Svendborg Rabbits 0 0 0 0

Current standing PRO B[2]

As of 31st of August.

No. Team Games W L Points
1 BK Amager 0 0 0 0
2 Copenhagen Wolfpack 0 0 0 0
3 Stevnsgade SuperMen 0 0 0 0
4 EBAA 0 0 0 0
5 Værløse Blue Hawks 0 0 0 0



Title holders

The finals

Champions 1995-2017 Finals
Season Teams Gold Silver Bronze Relegation Score Finals MVP
2017-18 8 Bakken Bears (16) Horsens IC Randers Cimbria 4-0 Jeffrey Crockett
2016-17 8 Bakken Bears (15) Horsens IC Svendborg Rabbits SISU BK (withdrew) 4-1 Devaughn Akoon-Purcell
2015-16 8 Horsens IC (6) Bakken Bears Team FOG Næstved 4-3 Nimrod Hilliard
2014-15 10 Horsens IC (5) Bakken Bears Team FOG Næstved Aalborg Vikings, Værløse Basket (withdrew), Copenhagen Wolfpack (withdrew) 4-2 Brian Fitzpatrick
2013-14 10 Bakken Bears (15) Randers Cimbria Horsens IC 4-0 Kenny Barker
2012-13 10 Bakken Bears (14) Svendborg Rabbits Horsens IC 4-3 Chris Christoffersen
2011-12 10 Bakken Bears (13) Svendborg Rabbits Team FOG Næstved 4-2
2010-11 10 Bakken Bears (12) Svendborg Rabbits Horsens IC 4-0
2009-10 10 Svendborg Rabbits Bakken Bears Hørsholm 79ers 4-1
2008-09 10 Bakken Bears (11) Svendborg Rabbits Randers Cimbria Roskilde Basketball Klub 4-3
2007-08 9 Bakken Bears (10) Svendborg Rabbits BK Amager 4-0
2006-07 12 Bakken Bears (9) Svendborg Rabbits Horsens IC AAB Basket, Horsens Basketball Club, Team Sjælland 3-0
2005-06 11 Horsens IC (4) Bakken Bears BK Amager Herlev 3-1
2004-05 10 Bakken Bears (8) SISU BK Svendborg Rabbits Team Sjælland 3-2
2003-04 10 Bakken Bears (7) Horsens IC Team Sjælland BK Skjold/Stevnsgade Basket 3-1
2002-03 10 BF Copenhagen (2) Bakken Bears SISU BK BF Copenhagen 2-0
2001-02 Værløse/Farum (3) Aabyhøj IF Bakken Bears 2-0
2000-01 Bakken Bears (6) Værløse/Farum BK Skjold/Stevnsgade Basket 2-1
1999-00 Bakken Bears (5) Horsens IC SISU BK
1998-99 Bakken Bears (4) SISU BK Horsens IC
1997-98 Horsens IC (3) Bakken Bears SISU BK
1996-97 Bakken Bears (3) Hørsholm Stevnsgade
1995-96 Værløse/Farum (2) Stevnsgade Horsens IC

Rewards

Season MVP Defensive Player of The Year Young Player of The Year Coach of The Year Referee of The Year
2017–18 Kevin Larsen Michel Diouf (2) Filip Rajovic Arnel Dedic (2) Horsens IC Morten Thomsen (4)
2016-17 Devaughn Akoon-Purcell Jyles Smith Asbjørn Midtgaard Jim Jabir SISU BK Jakob Hors (3)
2015-16 Brandon Rozzell Michel Diouf August Haas Israel Martín Bakken Bears Jakob Hors (2)
2014-15 Skyler Bowlin Baye Keita Gabriel Iffe Lundberg Arnel Dedic Horsens IC Morten Thomsen (3)
2013-14 Johnell Smith Frederik Hougaard Nielsen Peter Møller James Vear Aalborg Vikings Morten Thomsen (2)
2012-13 Darko Jukić Bonell Colas Frederik Rungby Craig Pedersen (3) Svendborg Rabbits Morten Thomsen
2011-12 Chanan Colman Corin Henry Philip Hertz Geof Kotila (2) Team FOG Næstved Bo Bundgaard (2)
2010-11 Nicolai Iversen Nicolai Iversen Jonathan Gilling Milan Škobalj Hørsholm 79ers Bo Bundgaard
2009-10 Johnell Smith Mathias Seilund Marc Collins Randers Cimbria Jakob Hors
2008-09 Bonell Colas Craig Pedersen (2) Svendborg Rabbits
2007-08 Brandon Omar Thomas Roberto Velosa Hørsholm 79ers
2006-07 Joshua Joel Buettner Jesper Krone BK Amager
2005-06 Thomas Skotting Geof Kotila Team FOG Næstved
2004-05 Eric Bell (2) Craig Pedersen Svendborg Rabbits
2003-04 Joshua Metzger Mads Christensen Svendborg Rabbits
2002-03 Eric Bell

All-time Basketligaen table

The All-time Basketligaen table is an overall record of all match results of every team that has played in Basketligaen since 1958.

Last updated June 2018.[3]

Pos. Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total of medals
1 Bakken Bears 16 9 3 28
2 SISU BK 11 10 10 31
3 Efterslægten BK 6 4 3 13
4 BMS 6 1 6 13
5 Horsens IC 6 5 7 18
6 Falcon Basketball 4 8 4 16
7 Stevnsgade Basketball 3 5 9 17
8 Virum BK 2 - 5 7
9 Hørsholm 79ers 2 3 3 8
10 Værløse/Farum 3 2 1 7
11 BF Copenhagen 2 - - 2
12 Gladsaxe Basketball Klub 1 1 3 5
13 Svendborg Rabbits 1 6 2 9
14 Viby Idræts Forening - 3 3 6
15 Randers Cimbria - 1 2 3
16 ABC - 1 1 2
17 Åbyhøj BK - 1 - 1
18 Team FOG Næstved - - 3 3
19 Glostrup Basketball - - 2 2
20 BK Amager - - 2 2
21 Team Sjælland - - 1 1

Statistical leaders

Season Points Rebounds Assists Steals Turnovers
2017–18 Matt Bonds (22.4) Hørsholm 79ers Durell Vinson (12.8) Copenhagen Wolfpack Frederik Hougaard Nielsen (6.0) Hørsholm 79ers Troy Franklin (2.2) Team FOG Næstved Filip Rajovic (3.4) Stevnsgade Basketball
2016–17 DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell (21.4) Bakken Bears Tanner McGrew (10.5) SISU BK Frederik Hougaard Nielsen (6.5) Hørsholm 79ers Myles Mack (2.1) Horsens IC Chris Marius Nielsen (4.2) Randers Cimbria
2015–16 Brandon Rozzell (24.5) Svendborg Rabbits Evan Yates (9.9) Hørsholm 79ers Brandon Rozzell (5.8) Svendborg Rabbits Troy Franklin (2.2) Team FOG Næstved Brandon Rozzell (3.7) Svendborg Rabbits
2014–15 Darryl Partin (27.0) SISU BK Bonell Colas (12.6) Randers Cimbria Antonio Porta (7.1) Svendborg Rabbits Marquis Addison (2.4) Horsens IC Chris Marius Nielsen (4.0) Randers Cimbria
Skyler Bowlin (2.4) Horsens IC
2013–14 Joey Haywood (25.0) Aalborg Vikings Durell Vinson (15.2) Falcon Basketball Johnell Smith (5.8) Svendborg Rabbits Skyler Bowlin(2.65) Horsens IC Alex Murphy (3.3) Team FOG Næstved
2012–13 Bonell Colas (24.3) Randers Cimbria Bonell Colas (14.7) Randers Cimbria Miguel Ortega (6.8) Randers Cimbria Skyler Bowlin (3.00) Horsens IC Miguel Ortega (3.7) Randers Cimbria
2011-12 Ryan Devon White (24.8) Aalborg Vikings D'Mario Curry (11.6) Åbyhøj BK Davor Sattler (5.4) Horsens IC Corin Henry (3.4) Team FOG Næstved D'Mario Curry (5.3) Aabyhøj IF
2010-11 Thomas Soltau (22.8) SISU BK Lee Roberts (13.3) Team FOG Næstved David Smedley (6.4) Team FOG Næstved Lasse Kristiansen (2.1) Aalborg Vikings Thomas Soltau (3.6) SISU BK
2009-10 Mychal Lamont Kearse (23.4) SISU BK Chris Christoffersen (9.7) Bakken Bears David Smedley (6.5) Randers Cimbria Johnell Smith (2.8) Svendborg Rabbits Mychal Lamont Kearse (3.5) SISU BK
2008-09 Christopher Gilliam (24.6) Åbyhøj BK Bonell Colas (14.3) Randers Cimbria David Smedley (5.2) Randers Cimbria Jesse Pellot-Rosa (3.0) SISU BK Darnell Kirkwood (3.8) Horsens IC
2007-08 Brandon Omar Thomas (24.6) Team FOG Næstved Ivan Mišković (12.2) Horsens IC Jarrett Howell (4.7) Svendborg Rabbits Jarrett Howell (2.9) Svendborg Rabbits James Duane (3.4) Hørsholm 79ers
2006-07 Anthony Paez (27.7) AAB Basket Monta McGhee (13.3) Horsens IC Tanoris Shepard (6.5) Svendborg Rabbits Dustin Pfeifer (2.9) Team Sjælland Andreas Bloch (4.3) SISU BK
2005-06 Joshua King (26.4) Hørsholm 79ers Monta McGhee (12.4) Horsens IC Martin Mariegaard (5.7) Svendborg Rabbits Spencer Ross (3.1) Horsens IC Alan Madsen (4.1) Aabyhøj IF
2004-05 Flagan Prince (24.1) BK Amager Brian Sigafoos (11.2) Hørsholm 79ers Eric Bell (6.4) Horsens IC Eric Bell (4.4) Horsens IC Lasse Kristiansen (4.3) Aab Basket
2003-04 Steven Pettyjohn (28.4) SISU BK Jeff Markray (11.6) Skjold Stevnsgade Wayne Johnell Copeland (5.5) Horsens IC Wayne Johnell Copeland (5.0) Horsens IC Lasse Kristiansen (4.5) Aab Basket
2002-03 Andy Wormsley (23.8) Svendborg Rabbits Marek Ondera (9.4) Bakken Bears Eric Bell (4.4) Bakken Bears Eric Bell (3.5) Bakken Bears Austin McKellar (4.5) Hørsholm 79ers

Source: Eurobasket.com, Basketligaen.dk

All-time leaders

Last updated June 1, 2018.

For a complete list, see List of Basketligaen career stat leaders.

Player Team
Points Chris Marius Nielsen 6,385 17 seasons (Still active). Randers Cimbria (2002-2010, 2012-), Bakken Bears (2010-2013)
Rebounds Bonell Colas 2,600 10 seasons. Randers Cimbria (2007-2009, 2012-2017), Hørsholm 79ers (2011-2012), Værløse Basket (2010-2011)
Assists Frederik Hougaard Nielsen 1,478 12 seasons (Still active). Hørsholm 79ers (2005-2011, 2013-), Bakken Bears (2011-2013)
Steals Chris Marius Nielsen 560 17 seasons (Still active). Randers Cimbria (2002-2010, 2012-), Bakken Bears (2010-2013)
Blocks Chris Christoffersen 550 13 seasons (Still active). Bakken Bears (2004-)
2-points made Bonell Colas 1,620 10 seasons. Randers Cimbria (2007-2009, 2012-2017), Hørsholm 79ers (2011-2012), Værløse Basket (2010-2011)
3-points made Chris Marius Nielsen 828 17 seasons (Still active). Randers Cimbria (2002-2010, 2012-), Bakken Bears (2010-2013)
Free throws made Chris Marius Nielsen 1,609 17 seasons (Still active). Randers Cimbria (2002-2010, 2012-), Bakken Bears (2010-2013)
Turnovers Chris Marius Nielsen 1,083 17 seasons (Still active). Randers Cimbria (2002-2010, 2012-), Bakken Bears (2010-2013)
Minutes played Chris Marius Nielsen 12,422 17 seasons (Still active). Randers Cimbria (2002-2010, 2012-), Bakken Bears (2010-2013)
Games played Chris Marius Nielsen 417 17 seasons (Still active). Randers Cimbria (2002-2010, 2012-), Bakken Bears (2010-2013)

Stats since 2002.

Single game records

Last updated June 1, 2018.[4]

Player Team Date Game
Points Brandon Omar Thomas 49 Team FOG Næstved 01/23-2008 Team FOG Næstved vs Åbyhøj BK 104:92
Rebounds Durell Vinson 28 Falcon Basketball 11/30-2013 Falcon Basketball vs Hørsholm 79ers 83:86
Assists Arnar Jónsson 16 BC Aarhus 09/22-2012 BC Aarhus vs Aalborg Vikings 97:90
Steals Wayne Johnell Copeland 12 Horsens IC 03/14-2004 Horsens IC vs Åbyhøj BK 97:52
Blocks Nicholas Billings 10 Hørsholm 79ers 02/23-2008 Svendborg Rabbits vs Hørsholm 79ers 89:77
Mikkel Langager Larsen Horsens IC 03/17-2004 Åbyhøj BK vs Horsens IC 72:88
2-points made Jason Siggers 18 Bakken Bears 12/13-2007 Åbyhøj BK vs Bakken Bears 73:92
3-points made Jeff Schiffner 10 Bakken Bears 04/26-2005 SISU vs Bakken Bears 84:105
Damian Jimenez Ocana Svendborg Rabbits 03/07-2016 Svendborg Rabbits vs Randers Cimbria 114:62
Free throws made Gregory William Lacasse 20 Horsens IC 12/09-2006 Team FOG Næstved vs Horsens IC 91:77
Alan Madsen Åbyhøj BK 12/20-2003 Åbyhøj BK vs Randers Cimbria 114:101
Turnovers Austin McKellar 13 Hørsholm 79ers 11/30-2002 Randers Cimbria vs Hørsholm 79ers 79:83

Stats since 2002.

References

  1. "Bedste basketball i Danmark - Basketligaen.dk". www.basketligaen.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  2. "Bedste basketball i Danmark - Basketligaen.dk". www.basketligaen.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  3. "Vindere af DM". www.basketligaen.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  4. "spillerstatistik fra Danmarks bedste basketball liga - Basketligaen.dk". www.basketligaen.dk (in Danish). Retrieved 2017-10-04.
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