Basketligaen

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Basketligaen
Basketligaen logo.png
Founded1995; 24 years ago (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

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.

Teams PRO A[edit]

Team City Arena Head coach
Bakken Bears Aarhus Vejlby Risskov Center Denmark Steffen Wich
Svendborg Rabbits Svendborg Svendborg Idrætscenter Lukas Varga
Team FOG Næstved Næstved Arena Næstved Croatia Arnel Dedic
Randers Cimbria Randers Arena Randers United States Jimmy Moore
Horsens IC Horsens Forum Horsens Iceland Finnur Freyr Stefánsson

Teams PRO B[edit]

Team City Arena Head coach
BK Amager Tårnby Amagerhallen Bosnia and Herzegovina Almir Zeco
BMS Herlev Wolfpack Herlev Herlevhallen Denmark Pascal Colman
EBAA Aarhus Vejlby Risskov Center Denmark Mads Sigersted
Stevnsgade SuperMen Copenhagen Nørrebrohallen Bosnia and Herzegovina Mladen Ostojic
Værløse Blue Hawks Værløse Søndersøhallen Denmark Sussie Heede-Andersen


Current standing PRO A[1][edit]

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][edit]

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[edit]

The finals[edit]

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 United States Jeffrey Crockett
2016-17 8 Bakken Bears (15) Horsens IC Svendborg Rabbits SISU BK (withdrew) 4-1 Trinidad and Tobago Devaughn Akoon-Purcell
2015-16 8 Horsens IC (6) Bakken Bears Team FOG Næstved 4-3 United States Nimrod Hilliard
2014-15 10 Horsens IC (5) Bakken Bears Team FOG Næstved Aalborg Vikings, Værløse Basket (withdrew), Copenhagen Wolfpack (withdrew) 4-2 Republic of Ireland Brian Fitzpatrick
2013-14 10 Bakken Bears (15) Randers Cimbria Horsens IC 4-0 United States Kenny Barker
2012-13 10 Bakken Bears (14) Svendborg Rabbits Horsens IC 4-3 Denmark 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[edit]

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

All-time Basketligaen table[edit]

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[edit]

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

Source: Eurobasket.com, Basketligaen.dk

All-time leaders[edit]

Last updated June 1, 2018.

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

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

Stats since 2002.

Single game records[edit]

Last updated June 1, 2018.[4]

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

Stats since 2002.

References[edit]

  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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