Russian basketball league system

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The Russian basketball league system is a hierarchical league system for professional basketball clubs in Russia, with promotion and relegation between different levels of competition. There are currently five levels of competition - the VTB United League, the Russian Super League 1, the Russian Super League 2, the Russian Super League 3 and the Under-23 Youth League.

The tier pyramid

Level League
1. VTB United League
(16 teams - 10 from Russia, 6 from other countries)
(Current)


(Russian Professional Basketball League (PBL) - defunct)
(2010–2013)
(Soviet Union Premier League - defunct)
(1923–1992)

2. Russian Super League 1
(First Tier from 1992–2010)
(13 teams)
3. Russian Super League 2
(11 teams)
4. Russian Super League 3
(9 teams)
5. Under–23 Youth League
(10 teams)

Other competitions

See also

References

External links

  • Eurobasket.com Russian Men's Basketball
  • VTB United League Official Website
  • Russian Professional Basketball League Official Website
  • Russian Basketball Federation Official Website
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