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Encyclopedia > Bundesliga (basketball)

In the year 1939 a German basketball bundesliga (federal league) was set up for the first time. The title winner was LSV Spandau. With the beginning of the Second World War, the national play enterprise came to an quick end after only one season. Not until 1947 was the second basketball championship decided.

The team holding the record for title championships is TSV Bayer 04 Leverkusen, who have won 14 championships. Since 1997, however, Alba Berlin has dominated the league, winning their 7th title in 2003 as a result.

From 2001 to 2003 the basketball federal league functioned under the name "s.Oliver BBL".

See also: German champions (basketball)

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Bundesliga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (232 words)
The Bundesliga (plural: -ligen) (Federal League, meaning nation-wide league) is the name for the premier league of any sport in Germany or Austria.
Points are earned from match results (for example, in the football Bundesliga, a team which wins a match receives 3 points, with teams receiving 1 point each for a draw) and the team with the most points at the end of the season wins the championship without any further playoffs or a final.
In Germany and Austria the Bundesligen are the elite sporting competitions (leagues) in a given sport while, depending on the sport, the second division may be known as the 2nd Bundesliga, or alternatively as a Regionalliga (or regional league).
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