Swedish Basketball League
Svenska Basketligan, or the Swedish Basketball League (SBL), is the premier league for professional basketball in Sweden. The league was originally established in 1992 as Basketligan and was known as that prior to the season of 2006–07, but when the Swedish company Obol Investment signed an agreement with the Swedish Basketball Federation in early October 2006, the league was renamed Obol Basketball League (OBL). In January 2007 the name was changed to Ligan, meaning simply the League.
|Number of teams||10|
|Level on pyramid||1|
|International cup(s)||Basketball Champions League|
FIBA Europe Cup
|Current champions||Södertälje Kings (12 title) |
|Most championships||Södertälje Kings (12 titles)|
On October 6, 2006 the Swedish Basketball Federation signed a 15-year agreement with Swiss company Obol Investment. Part of the deal was that Basketligan would be renamed Obol Basketball League. Other parts of the deal include that the winning team would receive prize money if the team were to play in the Euroleague during the following season. The agreement lasted for 15 years, but after five years Obol would make an evaluation and have the rights to then cancel the deal, if they so wish.
- For the 2018–19 season.
|BC Luleå||Luleå||ARCUS Arena||1,700|
|Jämtland Basket||Östersund||Östersunds sporthall||1,500|
|Köping Stars||Köping||Karlbergshallen - Köping|
|Norrköping Dolphins||Norrköping||Stadium Arena||4,500|
|KFUM Nässjö||Nässjö||Nässjö Sporthall||1,200|
|Umeå BSKT||Umeå||Umeå Energi Arena||1,270|
|Wetterbygden Stars||Huskvarna||Huskvarna Sporthall|
Performance by club
Teams in italic are no longer active.
|Luleå||8||4||1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2017|
|Södertälje Kings||4||2005, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019|
|Norrköping Dolphins||4||6||1998, 2010, 2012, 2018|
|Sundsvall Dragons||2||3||2009, 2011|
|Solna Vikings||2||2||2003, 2008|
|08 Stockholm Human Rights||1||2||2001|
|New Wave Sharks||1||–||1996|
- Won several championships as "Plannja Basket".
- Thomas Ejderhov (2006-09-30). "Därför tar Obol över Basketligan | Idrottens Affärer". Idrottensaffarer.se. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
- Official page on the Swedish Basketball Federation web (in Swedish)
- Official website (in Swedish)
- Independent site of Swedish basketball (in English)
- Swedish league on Eurobasket.com