Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Chile

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Liga DirecTV by Spalding
LNB-LOGO2.png
SportBasketball
Founded2010
Inaugural season2010
Motto"Qué buena está la Liga!"
No. of teams12
CountriesChile
Most recent
champion(s)
CD Valdivia
Most titlesEspañol de Talca (3)
TV partner(s)CDO
DirecTV Sports
Official websiteLNB.cl

The Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Chile, is the top national basketball leagues in Chile, it is a professional league, organized by the Federación de Básquetbol de Chile. The league was created in 2010 and the old national league, Dimayor was discontinued in 2013, being the only basketball professional league in the country. The league is now referred as Liga DirecTV by Spalding for sponsorship reasons.

History[edit]

2010 Final between Español de Talca v Boston College

Founded in 2008 with the objective of forming strong competition from basketball at national level.

Initially there was the creation of three (League A, League B & League C) divisions, but only the latter two were played. In 2010 the League B was renamed the Liga Nacional de Básquetbol, ranking as the main category of the competition, while the League C was renamed Liga Nacional Promocional.

However, that year was constituted the Liga Nacional Superior, vocational and bringing together the country's top clubs.

The inaugural season of the National League had an optimistic hosting, with 12 teams participate in this country. After eliminating Sagrados Corazones and Universidad Católica, Español de Talca met CD Boston College in the finals, winning by a marker 3-1 to become the first champion of the LNB.

In the 2011-12 edition there was a great turnout, with 18 teams, but the defending champion Español de Talca opted to return to the Dimayor. The winner this time was Deportes Castro, who defeated CD Boston College in the finals.[1]

The 2012-13 season saw Español de Talca again crowned champion against CD Boston College, who won their third consecutive sub-championship. The title completed what was nearly a perfect season with only two losses in the tournament, winning Game 4 in overtime.[2]

The 2013-14 season included 16 teams, with debutant team Tinguiririca San Fernando being champions after winning the final 3-1 to Osorno Basketball at the Monumental María Gallardo. With the win Tinguiririca San Fernando became the first team in the Northern Zone to win the championship.[3][4]

2014-15 saw CSD Colo Colo crowned champion, winning the series 3-2 against Deportes Castro in Chiloé. The championship win earns Colo Colo the honor to represent the country in the Liga Sudamericana de Básquetbol.[5][6]

Format[edit]

All team from Liga Nacional de Básquetbol de Chile teams play each other twice during the regular season. At the end of the regular season, the top eight teams qualify for the playoffs.

Teams 2018-2019[edit]

Center Conference
Team City Stadium Capacity
Colegio Los Leones de Quilpué Quilpué Gimnasio Colegio Los Leones 800
Español de Talca Talca Gimnasio Cendyr Sur / Gimnasio Regional 800 / 2,500
AB Temuco Temuco Gimnasio Olímpico UFRO 3,200
Universidad Católica Santiago Estadio Palestino 700
Universidad de Concepción Concepción Casa del Deporte 2,000
Municipal Puente Alto Puente Alto Gimnasio Municipal Irene Velásquez 1,500


South Conference
Team City Stadium Capacity
CD Valdivia Valdivia Coliseo Municipal Antonio Azurmendy 5,000
AB Ancud Ancud Gimnasio Fiscal de Ancud 2,450
Osorno Básquetbol Osorno Gimnasio Monumental María Gallardo 4,500
Deportes Castro Castro Gimnasio Municipal de Castro 1,300
Las Ánimas de Valdivia Valdivia Coliseo Municipal Antonio Azurmendy 5,000
Atlético Puerto Varas Puerto Varas Gimnasio Fiscal de Puerto Varas 2,000

Original league system[edit]

Category Division
Liga Nacional de Básquetbol
12 Teams
Liga Deportiva Nacional
12 Teams
Liga Nacional Promocional
24 Teams

Current system[edit]

Category Division
Liga Nacional de Básquetbol
12 Teams
Segunda División de Básquetbol
16 Teams

Champions[edit]

Season Winner Result Runners-up Coach
2010 Español de Talca 3-1 Boston College Claudio Lavín
2011-12 Deportes Castro 3-1 Boston College Warren Espinoza
2012-13 Español de Talca 3-1 Boston College Carlos Iglesias
2013-14 Tinguiririca San Fernando 3-1 Osorno Básquetbol Pablo Ares Ordenes
2014-15 Colo-Colo 3-2 Deportes Castro Gabriel Schamberger
2015-16 CD Valdivia 4-2 Universidad de Concepción Juan Manuel Córdoba
2016-17 Español de Talca 4-2 Osorno Básquetbol Gabriel Schamberger
2017-18 Las Ánimas de Valdivia 4-1 Colegio Los Leones de Quilpué Jorge Luis Álvarez
2018-19 CD Valdivia 4-1 Colegio Los Leones de Quilpué Juan Manuel Córdoba
2019-20 Season Cancelled[7]

Championship by team[edit]

Team Titles Runners-up
Español de Talca 3 -
CD Valdivia 2 -
Tinguiririca San Fernando 1 -
Colo-Colo 1 -
Deportes Castro 1 1
Las Ánimas de Valdivia 1 -
Boston College - 3
Osorno Básquetbol - 2
Colegio Los Leones - 2
Universidad de Concepción - 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2014-04-22.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Chilean Basketball". LatinBasket.com. 11 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-03. Retrieved 2015-03-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-27. Retrieved 2015-03-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2015-03-11.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-03-10. Retrieved 2015-09-26.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ [1]

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