ABA League Second Division

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ABA League Second Division
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First season2017–18
ConfederationFIBA Europe
Number of teams12
Level on pyramid2
Promotion toABA League First Division
International cup(s)Champions League
Current championsSlovenia Primorska (1st title)
Most championshipsSlovenia Krka
Slovenia Primorska (1 title)
TV partnersArena Sport
2019–20 season

The ABA League Second Division is the 2nd-tier men's basketball division of the Adriatic league system, officially known as ABA League 2. It is run by the ABA League JTD. It is a regional competition between men's teams from six countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.


The ABA League Assembly, held on July 24, 2017 in Belgrade, Serbia, decided to organize the ABA League Second Division with 12 participants. Based on the results in the national championships and by taking into account which clubs have sent applications for participation in the ABA League Second Division, these teams will play in the inaugural season of the ABA League Second Division.[1]

Teams from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, and Slovenia previously played similar second tier competition called First B Federal League when they were part of SFR Yugoslavia. The First B Federal League was played for 11 seasons from 1980 to 1991.


Season Champion Runner-up Regular season 1st place Champion's Coach MVP
2017–18 Slovenia Krka Slovenia Sixt Primorska Serbia Borac Čačak Slovenia Simon Petrov Bosnia and Herzegovina Marko Jošilo
2018–19 Slovenia Sixt Primorska North Macedonia MZT Skopje Slovenia Sixt Primorska Slovenia Goran Jagodnik Serbia Marko Jagodić-Kuridža

First Division promotion and relegation[edit]

The champions of the Second Division are promoted to a following Adriatic League First Division season, while the last placed team in the First Division are relegated to a following season of the Second Division.[1] Also, as of the 2018–19 season, the 11th placed team of the ABA League First Division and the 2nd placed team of the Second Division, will play in the Qualifiers for a spot in the First Division for the following season.[2]

Season Promotion Relegation
2016–17 N/A Slovenia Krka (14th)
2017–18 Slovenia Krka (1st) North Macedonia MZT Skopje Aerodrom (12th)
2018–19 Slovenia Primorska (1st) Slovenia Petrol Olimpija[Note 1] (12th)

Current clubs[edit]

Location of teams in the 2019–20 ABA League Second Division
Team Home city Arena Capacity
Borac Čačak Borac Hall 4,000
Dynamic VIP PAY Belgrade Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall 5,000
Helios Suns Domžale Komunalni center Hall 2,500
Lovćen 1947 Cetinje Lovćen SC 1,500
MZT Skopje Aerodrom Skopje Jane Sandanski 7,500
Novi Pazar Novi Pazar Pendik Sports Hall 1,600
Rogaška Rogaška Slatina Rogaška Slatina SH 1,100
Sloboda Tuzla SKPC Mejdan 4,900
Spars Sarajevo Grbavica Sports Hall 1,500
Split Split Arena Gripe 3,500
Sutjeska Nikšić Nikšić SC 3,000
Široki Široki Brijeg Pecara 4,500

All-time participants[edit]

The following is a list of clubs that have played in the Second Division, at any time, since its formation in 2017, to the current season.


1D Played in the First Division
LR Lose the right to participate
1st Champions
2nd Runners-up
SF Semni-finalists
Bold Teams playing in the 2019–20 season
R Regular season champions

List of participants[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the start of the 2019–20 season.

Team 18 19 20 Total
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosna Royal 11th 1 11th
Bosnia and Herzegovina Sloboda Tuzla TBD 1 Debut
Bosnia and Herzegovina Spars SF TBD 2 Semi-finals
Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki TBD 1 Debut
Bosnia and Herzegovina Zrinjski 7th 9th 2 7th
Croatia Split 8th 8th TBD 3 8th
Montenegro Lovćen 1947 6th 7th TBD 3 6th
Montenegro Sutjeska 6th TBD 2 6th
Montenegro Teodo Tivat 9th 1 9th
North Macedonia AV Ohrid 12th LR 1 12th
North Macedonia MZT Skopje 1D 2nd TBD 2 Runners-up
Serbia Borac Čačak SFR SF TBD 3 Semi-finals
Serbia Dynamic 10th 5th TBD 3 5th
Serbia Novi Pazar TBD 1 Debut
Serbia Vršac SF 12th LR 2 Semi-finals
Slovenia Helios Suns 11th TBD 2 11th
Slovenia Krka 1st 1D 1D 1 Champions
Slovenia Primorska 2nd 1stR 1D 2 Champions
Slovenia Rogaška 5th 10th TBD 3 5th

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Olimpija Ljubljana and Cedevita Zagreb made a merger and established a new club based in Ljubljana in July 2019 under the name Cedevita Olimpija.[3]


  1. ^ a b "The ABA League Second Division will start from the 2017/18 season". aba-liga.com. 24 July 2017. Retrieved 1 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Important decisions confirmed at the ABA League j.t.d. Assembly Session". aba-liga.com. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Rimac trener Cedevite Olimpije, prva okrepitev Edo Murić". rtvslo.si. Retrieved 13 July 2019.

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