Greek B Basket League

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Greek B Basket League
Greek B Basket League logo.jpeg
FormerlyGreek National B Class Championship
(1961–1986)
SportBasketball
Founded1961
No. of teams58
Country Greece
ContinentEuropean Union Europe
Level on pyramid2nd-Tier (1961–1986)
3rd-Tier (1986–present)
Promotion toGreek A2 Basket League
Relegation toGreek C Basket League
Related
competitions
Greek Cup
Official websitebasket.gr
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The Greek B Basket League, or Greek B Basketball League (Greek: Ελληνική Β Μπασκετ Λιγκ), is a national basketball league in Greece. It is also known as the Second National Championship, B National Championship, Second National League, B National League, Third Division, and in Greek, (Βήτα Εθνική καλαθοσφαίρισης) (Beta Ethniki Basketball). It is organized by the Hellenic Basketball Federation (E.O.K.).

It is the 3rd-tier level of the basketball league system in Greece, and was founded in its current form in 1986. Originally, the league began in 1961, as the Greek National B Class Championship, and it was the 2nd-tier level of Greek basketball until 1986, when it was replaced in that capacity by the Greek A2 Basket League.

The Greek B Basket League was originally held under a league format of two groups. From 1986 to 2012, the league was held under a one group league format. From 2013 to 2010, it was again held under a two group format. Under the current league format, a total of 58 clubs take part, which are separated into four groups that are based on geographical criteria.

Champions

Greek National B Class Championship (2nd-tier level)

Season Champion
1961–62
Pagrati
1962–63
Not held
1963–64
PAOK
1964–65
XAN Nikaias
1965–66
Amyntas
1966–67
Olympiacos
1967–68
Near East
1968–69
XAN Thessaloniki
1969–70
Aetos
1970–71
Maroussi
1971–72
Niki Volos
1972–73
Not held

First Two groups period (2nd-tier level)

Season 1st Group 2nd Group
1973–74 Panionios Dimokritos Thessaloniki
1974–75 Ionikos Nikaias Iraklis
1975–76 Apollon Patras Dimokritos Thessaloniki
1976–77 Maroussi YMCA Thessaloniki
1977–78 Esperos Iraklis
1978–79 Apollon Patras VAO
1979–80 Esperos Gymnastikos S. Larissas
1980–81 Panionios VAO
1981–82 Esperos Pierikos
1982–83 Peristeri VAO
1983–84 Sporting Niki Volos

Four Groups period (2nd-tier level)

Season 1st Group 2nd Group 3rd Group 4th Group
1984–85 Ilysiakos Near East MENT Thyella Serron
1985–86 Ilysiakos Milon Philippos Thessaloniki PAO Dioikitiriou

One group period (3rd-tier level)

Season Winner
1986–87 Esperos
1987–88 Proteas Athens
1988–89 Papagou
1989–90 Nestor Thessaloniki
1990–91 MENT
1991–92 Irakleio
1992–93 Ampelokipoi
1993–94 Ionikos NF
1994–95 Near East
1995–96 Olympia Larissa
1996–97 Makedonikos
1997–98 Arion Athens
1998–99 KAOD
Season Winner
1999–00 Aias Evosmou
2000–01 Chalkida
2001–02 Ilysiakos
2002–03 Xanthi
2003–04 Aigaleo
2004–05 Rethymno
2005–06 Palaio Faliro
2006–07 Peristeri
2007–08 Near East
2008–09 Amyntas Athens
2009–10 Lavrio
2010–11 OFI Crete
2011–12 Aiolos Trikalon

Two groups period (3rd-tier level)

Season 1st Group 2nd Group
2012–13 Psychiko Filippos Verias
2013–14 Aetos Doxa Lefkadas
2014–15[1] Kymis Promitheas Patras
2015–16 Panionios Aiolos Astakou
2016–17 Peristeri Kastorias
2017–18 Ionikos Nikaias Kavala
2018–19 Oiakas Nafplio Anatolia Thessaloniki
2019–20 Panerythraikos PAS Giannina BC

References

  1. ^ "Ανέβηκε ο Προμηθέας, έπεσε η Αγ. Παρασκευή". sport24.gr. Retrieved 3 October 2015.

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