|Title holder||Panathinaikos Athens|
|Record champions||Panathinaikos Athens (38 titles)|
In basketball, the Greek men's championship is determined in the Basket League , which is one of the most competitive and financially strongest basketball leagues in Europe. This professional league currently consists of 14 teams.
Clubs of the Basket League in the 2018/19 season
The first basketball championship in Greece was held between 1927 and 1928 . The preliminary form of today's league, which was also often interrupted by the Second World War , at that time was called Panellinio Protathlima A Katigorias (Πανελλήνιο Πρωτάθλημα Α Κατηγορίας) and lasted until 1963 .
From 1964 to 1986 the top division of Greece was Protathlima Ethnikis Katigorias (Πρωτάθλημα Εθνικής Κατηγορίας) . From 1987 to 1992 Protathlima A1 Ethnikis Katigorias (Πρωτάθλημα Α1 Εθνικής Κατηγορίας) .
In 1993 the championship finally lost its amateur status and was officially established as a professional league under the name Epangelamtiko Protathlima A1 (Επαγγελματικό Πρωτάθλημα Α1) . The league was renamed again in 2012 and has been operating as the Basket League since then . According to the current regulations, the last two teams in the table are relegated to the A2 league after the regular season. The first eight teams qualify for the play-offs. After 77 championships so far, Panathinaikos Athens is the record champion with 35 titles.
Some German basketball players also played in Greece. Ex-European champion Michael Koch played for Panathinaikos, Marousi and Ionikos for seven years. National player Patrick Femerling played for Olympiakos and moved to Panathinaikos in 2004 after a brief interlude at FC Barcelona. Other German players who have played in Greece are Stephen Arigbabu , Sascha Hupmann , Misan Nikagbatse , Ademola Okulaja , Marko Pesic and Christian Welp . The former coach of the German national team Dirk Bauermann temporarily coached the clubs Apollon Patras and Dafni Athens.
|AEK||Athens||Nikos Galis Arena||18,900||8th||16|
|AGO Rethymnou||Rethymno||Klisto Rethymnou||2,100||-||-|
|Apollo Patras||Patras||Klisto tis Perivolas||3,500||-||-|
|GS Lavrio||Lavrio||Klisto Lavriou||1,700||-||-|
|Colossus||Rhodes||Klisto Gymnastirio Rhodou||1,500||-||-|
|Koroivos Amaliadas||Amaliada||Klisto Gymnastirio Amaliadas||2,500||-||-|
|Olympiacos||Piraeus||Peace and Friendship Stadium||14,776||12||25th|
|Panathinaikos||Athens||Nikos Galis Arena||18,900||38||64|
|GS Kymis||Kymi||Tasos Kabouris Kanithou Indoor Hall||1,620||-||-|
|Trikala Basketball Club||Trikala||Klisto Trikalon||2,000||-||-|
|Promitheas Patras||Patras||Dimitris Tofalos Arena||4,200||-||-|
|Doxa Lefkadas||Lefkada||Klisto Lefkadas||1,200||-||-|
Records and records
- Panathinakos : 38
- Olympiacos : 12
- Aris : 10
- AEK : 8
- Panellinios : 6
- Iraklis : 2
- PAOK : 2
- Niar is : 1
- University of Athens : 1
The Greek women's championship is currently played among 14 teams. The top division is called A1 Ethniki . After a total of 26 match days, consisting of home and return matches, the champions will be chosen. The last two of the table are relegated to the A2 league.
The first championship of women was held in 1967-1968 under the name Panellinio Protathlima (Πανελλήνιο Πρωτάθλημα) . From the 1984–1985 season Protathlima A Ethnikis Katigorias (Πρωτάθλημα Α Εθνικής Κατηγορίας) . Since 1997 the top division is officially called Protathlima A1 Ethnikis Katigorias (Πρωτάθλημα Α1 Εθνικής Κατηγορίας) .
Statistics of the Greek basketball champions
- AO Sporting: 21
- Athinaikos Athens: 4
- Panathinaikos Athens: 4
- Olympiacos: 4
- Ano Liosa: 3
- Iraklis Thessaloniki: 3
- Apollon Kalamarias: 2
- Palio Faliro: 2
- Piraikos: 2
- AE Esperides: 2
- AE Sourmenon-Ellinikou 2
- Olympiakos Volou: 1
- SAAKT: 1
- Panionios Athens: 1