German Basketball Cup
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event2018 BBL-Pokal
BBL Top Four logo.png
Logo used for the Final Fours
Sport Basketball
Founded 1966-67 season
No. of teams 7
Country Germany Germany
Continent European Union Europe
Most recent
Brose Bamberg
(4th title)
Most titles Bayer Giants Leverkusen
(10 titles)
Beko BBL
BBL Champions Cup

The German Basketball Cup, known as the BBL-Pokal for sponsorship reasons, is the top annual national basketball cup competition in Germany. Since 2009, the title has been awarded to the winner of a final four competition between clubs of the BBL. The final stages are also known as the Beko BBL TOP FOUR.

History and format

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.

Title holders


Top Four Era (1993-present)

Former logo of the Top Four

Cups by team

Team Winners Runners-up Years
Alba Berlin 9 1 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
Artland Dragons 1 1 2008
EWE Baskets Oldenburg 1 1 2015
Telekom Baskets Bonn 0 3
Gießen 46ers 0 2
Bayern Munich 0 2
Dragons Rhöndorf 0 1
EnBW Ludwigsburg 0 1
Phantoms Braunschweig 0 1

See also

External links

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