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Basketball Italian League Logo: Lega Basket Serie A

Top Basketball Tournaments: Italian League
"Lega Basket Serie A"

The Italian league (or Lega Serie A) is the most important professional basketball league in Italy and is one of the top basketball tournaments of Europe, at the level of the Spanish League ACB.

The tournament was created in 1920, and since the 2001-02 season, each of the 18 teams play against the other 17 twice in the regular season. Then, the best teams compete in a playoff format that decides the champion in a finals series to the best of 5 games.

Year by year - Summary of winners

Year by year Lega A Italian League Champions

Italian League Champions
Season Champion Runner-up
2008 Montepaschi Siena Lottomatica Roma
2007 Montepaschi Siena VidiVici Bologna
2006 Benetton Treviso Fortitudo Bologna
2005 Fortitudo Bologna Olimpia Milano
2004 Montepaschi Siena Fortitudo Bologna
2003 Benetton Treviso Fortitudo Bologna
2002 Benetton Treviso Fortitudo Bologna
2001 Virtus Bologna Fortitudo Bologna
2000 Fortitudo Bologna Benetton Treviso
1999 Varese Benetton Treviso
1998 Virtus Bologna Fortitudo Bologna
1997 Benetton Treviso Fortitudo Bologna
1996 Olimpia Milano  
1995 Virtus Bologna  
1994 Virtus Bologna  
1993 Virtus Bologna  
1992 Benetton Treviso  
1991 Juventus Caserta  
1990 Pesaro  
1989 Olimpia Milano  
1988 Pesaro  
1987 Olimpia Milano  
1986 Olimpia Milano  
1985 Olimpia Milano  
1984 Virtus Bologna  
1983 Virtus Roma  
1982 Olimpia Milano  
1981 Cantu  
1980 Virtus Bologna  
1979 Virtus Bologna  
1978 Varese  
1977 Varese  
1976 Virtus Bologna  
1975 Cantu  
1974 Varese  
1973 Varese  
1972 Olimpia Milano  
1971 Varese  
1970 Varese  
1969 Varese  
1968 Cantu  
1967 Olimpia Milano  
1966 Olimpia Milano  
1965 Olimpia Milano  
1964 Varese  
1963 Olimpia Milano  
1962 Olimpia Milano  
1961 Varese  
1960 Olimpia Milano  
1959 Olimpia Milano  
1958 Olimpia Milano  
1957 Olimpia Milano  
1956 Virtus Bologna  
1955 Virtus Bologna  
1954 Olimpia Milano  
1953 Olimpia Milano  
1952 Olimpia Milano  
1951 Olimpia Milano  
1950 Olimpia Milano  
1949 Virtus Bologna  
1948 Virtus Bologna  
1947 Virtus Bologna  
1946 Virtus Bologna  
1943 Venezia  
1942 Venezia  
1941 Ginnastica Triestina  
1940 Ginnastica Triestina  
1939 Olimpia Milano  
1938 Olimpia Milano  
1937 Olimpia Milano  
1936 Olimpia Milano  
1935 Ginnastica Roma  
1934 Ginnastica Triestina  
1933 Ginnastica Roma  
1932 Ginnastica Triestina  
1931 Ginnastica Roma  
1930 Ginnastica Triestina  
1928 Ginnastica Roma  
1927 ASSI Milano  
1926 ASSI Milano  
1925 ASSI Milano  
1924 ASSI Milano  
1923 Inter Milan  
1922 ASSI Milano  
1921 ASSI Milano  
1920 Constanza Milano  

Summary of Italian League Champions

Champion Leagues won Seasons
Olimpia Milano 25 1936 1937, 1938, 1939, 1950, 1951, 1952 , 1953, 1954, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1982, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1996
Virtus Bologna 15 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1955, 1956, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2001
Varese 10 1961, 1964, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1999
ASSI Milano 6 1921, 1922, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927
Ginnastica Triestina 5 1930, 1932, 1934, 1940, 1941
Treviso 5 1992, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2006
Ginnastica Roma 4 1928, 1931, 1933, 1935
Cantu 3 1968, 1975, 1981
Montepaschi Siena 3 2004, 2007, 2008
Fortitudo Bologna 2 2000, 2005
Pesaro 2 1988, 1990
Venezia 2 1942, 1943
Constanza Milano 1 1920
Inter Milan 1 1923
Juventus Caserta 1 1991
Virtus Roma 1 1983
Total 84  

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