Basketball Federation of Kosovo

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Basketball Federation of Kosovo
Sport Basketball
Jurisdiction Kosovo
Abbreviation FBK
Founded 1991
Regional affiliation FIBA Europe
Affiliation date 2015
Headquarters Pristina
Location Pristina
President Arben Fetahu
Vice president(s) Shaqir Tolaj
Sponsor TEB etc.
Official website

The Basketball Federation of Kosovo[a] (Albanian: Federata e Basketbollit e Kosovës, Serbian: Кошаркашки савез Косова/Košarkaški savez Kosova) is the governing body of basketball in Kosovo.[1][2] It organizes the Kosovo Basketball Superleague and the Kosovo Basketball Cup. It has also fielded a team which has represented Kosovo in international friendlies.


Kosovo Basketball Federation was founded in 1991.During the Yugoslavian era, Kosovo had own Superleague and lower divisions in both genders.In the 1990s, Kosovo declared political and sports independence from Yugoslavian system, organising its own league based with different teams from major cities of Kosovo. Kosovo was not allowed to play international matches, not even friendlies by FIBA, until 2015 when Kosovo Basketball Federation became official member of FIBA World and FIBA Europe. The Basketball Federation of Kosovo was denied entry into the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), the latest rejection taking place in Beijing at the annual FIBA Central Board meeting on 26 April 2008, with the reason: "Kosovo has not fulfilled all required conditions".[3]

The Basketball Federation of Kosovo was accepted as a full member of FIBA on 13 March 2015.[4] Serbian basketball federation KSS seeks to ban any Kosovo vs Serbia games.[5]

Kosovo competitions



  • Kosovo Women's Basketball Superleague

International competitions

Senior teams

Youth teams

See also


a.   ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is recognized as an independent state by 104 out of 193 United Nations member states.


  1. ^ "FBK webpage". Archived from the original on 2007-05-16. Retrieved 2007-05-16.
  2. ^ eurobasket Archived May 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ FIBA Basketball - FIBA Central Board Meeting in Beijing Archived May 6, 2008, at the Wayback Machine., Sports Features Communications, 26 April 2008. Link accessed 2008-04-27.
  4. ^ "Kosovo becomes 215th National Member Federation of FIBA". FIBA. Retrieved 13 March 2015.
  5. ^ Саопштење за јавност Кошаркашког савеза Србије [Press release of the Basketball Association of Serbia] (in Serbian), Basketball Federation of Serbia, 2015-03-14 [permanent dead link]

External links

  • Official website (in Albanian) (in English) (in Serbian)
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