1945 Yugoslav First Basketball League

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Yugoslav First Basketball League
Season1945
Teams5
Games played4
Final positions
ChampionsYugoslav Army
(1st title)
Runners-upPR Serbia
SemifinalistsPR Croatia
Records
Highest scoringPR Croatia 24–41 Yugoslav Army
Winning streak2 games
Yugoslav Army
1946
All statistics correct as of 24 April 2017.

The 1945 Yugoslav First Basketball League season was the inaugural season of the Yugoslav First Basketball League, the top-tier level basketball competition in Yugoslavia. The league launched with 5 teams playing a single-elimination tournament held in Subotica, PR Serbia.[1] Teams participating in the season were selections of three Yugoslav constituent republics (PR Croatia, PR Macedonia, and PR Serbia), one autonomous province (AP Vojvodina), as well as the Yugoslav People's Army selection. The tournament concluded with the Yugoslav Army team defeating the Serbia team, 21–18, in the Final.

Bracket[edit]

Source[1][2]

 
QuarterfinalsSemifinalsFinal
 
          
 
 
 
 
PR Croatia29
 
 
 
PR Macedonia27
 
PR Croatia 24
 
 
 
Yugoslav Army41
 
Yugoslav Armyw/o
 
 
 
 
 
Yugoslav Army21
 
 
 
PR Serbia 18
 
PR Serbia20
 
 
 
AP Vojvodina18
 
PR Serbia w/o
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Rosters[edit]

The following is a list of players and coached who played in the 1945 season.

Team Players Head coach Ref.
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslav Army Strahinja Alagić, Luciano Dekleva, Pavle Kostić, Zlatko Kovačević, Mirko Marjanović, Božidar Munćan, Aleksandar Nikolić, Atilio Pikoli, Ratko Tijanić, Ratko Vlahović Ratko Vlahović [2]
Socialist Republic of Serbia PR Serbia Radomir Šaper, Svetislav Šaper, Nebojša Popović, Vasilije Stojković, Ivan Dimić, Miodrag Stefanović, Mile Nikolić [3]
Socialist Republic of Croatia PR Croatia
Socialist Republic of Macedonia PR Macedonia
Socialist Republic of Serbia AP Vojvodina

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Košarkaška prvenstva Jugoslavije (1945-91) – prvi deo". strategija.org. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Yugoslav First Basketball League Archive". Archived from the original on 2 July 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  3. ^ Radomir Šaper: Kako se stvarala jugoslovenska košarka. Belgrade: Košarkaška fondacija. 2005. p. 10. Retrieved 1 June 2020.