German Basketball Cup
BBL-Pokal Top Four logo.png
Logo of the Top Four of the BBL-Pokal
Country Germany
Founded 1966; 52 years ago (1966)
First season 1966-67
Number of teams 16
Current champions Bayern Munich
(2nd title)
Most championships Bayer Giants Leverkusen
(10 titles)
2018 BBL-Pokal

Basketball Bundesliga-Pokal, commonly known as the BBL-Pokal, is the annual national basketball cup competition in Germany.[1] Since 2009, the title has been awarded to the winner of a tournament competition between top clubs of each Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) season.

History and format

Former BBL-Pokal Top Four logo

The competition was founded in 1966, by the German Basketball Federation. The first final of the German Basketball Cup took place on June 11, 1967, in Oberhausen. Since 1993, the cup championship is decided in a final four format, which is held over one weekend. The host team of the cup's final four, is automatically set as one of the participants. The three remaining teams are determined by three quarterfinal matches, played between the winners of the earlier round matches.

Starting from the 2018-19 season, the format was changed to a sixteen team knock-out tournament, with the sixteen highest seeded teams from the previous season qualifying.[2]



Top Four Era (1993-2018)

From 1993 to 2018, a final four tournament was held in a host city to determine the winner of the BBL-Pokal.

Former logo of the Top Four

Performance by club

Team Winners Runners-up Years
Alba Berlin 9 2 1997, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016
Brose Bamberg 5 2 1992, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2017
Köln 99ers 3 1 2004, 2005, 2007
Bayer Giants Leverkusen 2 1 1993, 1995
TBB Trier 2 0 1998, 2001
ratiopharm Ulm 1 4 1996
SSV Hagen 1 2 1994
Skyliners Frankfurt 1 2 2000
Bayern Munich 1 2 2018
Artland Dragons 1 1 2008
EWE Baskets Oldenburg 1 1 2015
Telekom Baskets Bonn 0 3
Gießen 46ers 0 2
Dragons Rhöndorf 0 1
EnBW Ludwigsburg 0 1
Phantoms Braunschweig 0 1

See also


  1. ^ "Meister und Pokalsieger". Retrieved 2018. 
  2. ^ "Höherer Mindest-Etat und neuer Pokal-Wettbewerb: Klub-Vertreter votieren für strategisch wichtige Beschlüsse" (in dee). 24 April 2018. 

External links

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