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.

Svenska Basket Ligan
Founded1992 (1992)
First season1992–93
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams10
Level on pyramid1
Relegation toSuperettan
International cup(s)Basketball Champions League
FIBA Europe Cup
Current championsSödertälje Kings (12 title)
Most championshipsSödertälje Kings (12 titles)
2019–20 Basketligan season


On October 6, 2006 the Swedish Basketball Federation signed a 15-year agreement with Swiss company Obol Investment.[1] 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.

Current teams

For the 2018–19 season.
Team City Venue Capacity
BC Luleå Luleå ARCUS Arena 1,700
Borås Basket Borås Boråshallen 3,000
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
Södertälje Kings Södertälje Täljehallen 2,200
Umeå BSKT Umeå Umeå Energi Arena 1,270
Uppsala Basket Uppsala Fyrishov 3,000
Wetterbygden Stars Huskvarna Huskvarna Sporthall


SeasonChampionRunner-upScoreFinals MVP
1992–93Stockholm CapitalsNorrköping Dolphins3–0N/A
1993–94Kärcher BasketNorrköping Dolphins3–0
1994–95AlvikKärcher Basket3–0
1995–96New Wave SharksSödertälje Kings3–2
1996–97Plannja BasketM7 Borås3–1
1997–98Norrköping DolphinsPlannja Basket3–1
1998–99Plannja Basket08 Stockholm Human Rights3–0
1999–00Plannja BasketM7 Borås3–1
2000–0108 Stockholm Human RightsNorrköping Dolphins3–0
2001–02Plannja BasketSödertälje Kings3–2
2002–03Solna VikingsPlannja Basket3–1
2003–04Plannja BasketNorrköping Dolphins4–1
2004–05Södertälje KingsSundsvall Dragons4–2
2005–06Plannja BasketSolna Vikings4–1
2006–07Plannja Basket08 Stockholm Human Rights4–2
2007–08Solna VikingsSundsvall Dragons3–0
2008–09Sundsvall DragonsSolna Vikings4–3
2009–10Norrköping DolphinsPlannja Basket4–1
2010–11Sundsvall DragonsNorrköping Dolphins4–3
2011–12Norrköping DolphinsSödertälje Kings4–2
2012–13Södertälje KingsSundsvall Dragons4–2 John Roberson
2013–14Södertälje KingsNorrköping Dolphins4–3 Toni Bizaca
2014–15Södertälje KingsUppsala Basket4–1 John Roberson
2015–16Södertälje KingsNorrköping Dolphins4–0 Skyler Bowlin
2016–17BC LuleåSödertälje Kings4–1
2017–18Norrköping DolphinsBC Luleå4–3
2018–19Södertälje KingsBorås Basket4–1

Performance by club

Teams in italic are no longer active.

Club Winners Runners-up Years won
Luleå[lower-alpha 1] 84 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2017
Södertälje Kings
42005, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2019
Norrköping Dolphins 461998, 2010, 2012, 2018
Sundsvall Dragons 232009, 2011
Solna Vikings 222003, 2008
08 Stockholm Human Rights 122001
Kärcher Basket 111994
Stockholm Capitals 11993
Alvik 11995
New Wave Sharks 11996
Borås 3
Uppsala 1


See also


  1. Won several championships as "Plannja Basket".


  1. Thomas Ejderhov (2006-09-30). "Därför tar Obol över Basketligan | Idrottens Affärer". Idrottensaffarer.se. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
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