BC Budivelnyk

BC Budivelnyk Kyiv (in Ukrainian: Будівельник Київ) is a Ukrainian professional basketball club based in Kyiv. The club plays in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague. In June 2018, it was forced to withdraw from the Superleague due to open debts. Two years later, the club returned its activities. The club holds a record ten Ukrainian championships and three Ukrainian Cups, as well as a Soviet championship (1989).

Budivelnyk
Budivelnyk logo
NicknameKonstruktor (Constructor)
Budivel'nyk (Builder)
LeaguesUkrainian SuperLeague
Founded1945; 76 years ago (1945)
History
List
  • SKIF Kyiv
    (1945–1962)
    Stroitel
    (1962–1989)
    BC Budivelnyk
    (1989–2018; 2020–present)
ArenaKyiv Sports Palace
Capacity7,000
LocationKyiv, Ukraine
Team colorsYellow, Blue, Navy
     
Main sponsorPrivatBank
PresidentBohdan Guliamov
Head coachValdemaras Chomičius
OwnershipPrivatBank
Championships1 Soviet Championship
10 Ukrainian Championships
3 Ukrainian Cups
Websitebudivelnyk.ua

Budivelnyk is owned and operated by the banking and investing company PrivatBank.

HistoryEdit

Founded in the club's current form in 1962, the club was one of the leading clubs in Soviet League basketball. It was formed out of another team from Kyiv, SKIF, that was originally established in 1945. The team was established as a team of the Republican Trade Union Volunteer Sport Society Avanhard, under sponsorship of the local municipal building company Kyivmiskbud-4 (Kyiv-City-Construction-4). In Soviet times, the team played at the 7,000 seat Kyiv Sports Palace. The team won the Soviet League in 1989, and the Ukrainian League six times.

Following the team's long period of success, a period of time in which the team declined ensued, and it was relegated to the lower Ukrainian division, due to financial problems. However, in 2006, the team was rescued by a group of businessmen who invested considerable resources into it, thus allowing it to return to the top league of Ukrainian basketball. Within two years, the team once again became one of the strongest teams in the Ukraine, finishing second in the Ukrainian National League.

 
BC Budivelnyk alternate 1962 logo.

In March 2010, the management of Budivelnyk held a joint press conference with the CEO and President of Euroleague Basketball Company, Jordi Bertomeu, announcing that they might join the EuroLeague in the next few years. Eventually, a wildcard was conceded to the team for the 2013–14 EuroLeague season.

On 21 June 2018, the FBU announced Budivelnyk was not allowed to participate in the Ukrainian Superleague due to debts with their players.[1]

In the 2020 offseason, the Budivelnyk club restarted its activities and signed up for the 2020–21 SuperLeague season.[2] Its transfer ban by the FIBA, which was enforced in 2018, was lifted.[3]

NameEdit

The original team played under the name of SKIF, from 1945 to 1962. The current team plays under the current name since 1962. The team's name means "Builder" in Ukrainian. The team is nicknamed as, "Konstruktor" (Constructor) and "Stroitel" (Russian for "Builder").

ArenaEdit

BC Budivelnyk played their home games at Kyiv Sport Palace. It was built in 1960 and it has capacity of 7,000 seats.

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Budivelnyk roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PF 1   Panasiuk, Andrii 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 18 – (2002-07-05)5 July 2002
SG 1   DeVoe, Gabe 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 25 – (1995-12-16)16 December 1995
G 2   Kozhemiakin, Andrii 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 24 – (1996-12-13)13 December 1996
PG 3   Johnson, Reggie 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 26 – (1994-05-07)7 May 1994
SG 4   Kozlov, Roman 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 30 – (1990-11-13)13 November 1990
PF 5   Lytvynov, Anton 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 18 – (2002-07-14)14 July 2002
PF 6   Furs, Oleksandr 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 27 – (1993-07-30)30 July 1993
C 7   Anisimovas, Michailas 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 115 kg (254 lb) 36 – (1984-10-11)11 October 1984
PF 9   Khyzhniak, Platon 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 21 – (2000-01-13)13 January 2000
PF 10   Gorbenko, Sergiy 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 35 – (1985-07-30)30 July 1985
PG 10   Burtt Jr., Steve 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 37 – (1984-03-07)7 March 1984
PF/C 11   Johnson, Brice 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 26 – (1994-07-27)27 July 1994
C 13   Zagreba, Serhii 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 110 kg (243 lb) 27 – (1994-04-02)2 April 1994
SF 77   Otverchenko, Ruslan 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 31 – (1990-01-06)6 January 1990
SF 99   Koval, Yurii 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 19 – (2002-03-27)27 March 2002
SG 5   Done, Carlos 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 24 – (1997-02-25)25 February 1997
PG   Jakovičs, Ingus 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) 77 kg (170 lb) 27 – (1993-04-18)18 April 1993
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 25 February 2021

HonorsEdit

 
Ukrainian Cup Winners (2014)

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Ukrainian Cup Other competitions European competitions
2004–05 1 SuperLeague 7th
2005–06 1 SuperLeague 9th
2006–07 1 SuperLeague 10th
2007–08 1 SuperLeague 10th
2008–09 1 UBL 2nd Winner[a]
2009–10 1 SuperLeague 2nd Semifinalist
2010–11 1 SuperLeague 1st 1 Euroleague QR2
2 Eurocup QF
2011–12 1 SuperLeague 4th Winner United League RS
2012–13 1 SuperLeague 1st 2 Eurocup SF
2013–14 1 SuperLeague 1st Champion 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup QF
2014–15 1 SuperLeague 3rd Champion
2015–16 1 SuperLeague 2nd
2016–17 1 SuperLeague 1st Runner-up
2017–18 1 SuperLeague 5th Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League QR2
2018–20
Inactive
2020–21 1 SuperLeague
  1. ^ In the 2008–09 season, Budivelnyk played in the UBL Cup tournament.

PlayersEdit

Notable playersEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Київський "Будівельник" не допустили до участі в Суперлізі - Спорт 24". 24 Канал (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Легендарний київський "Будівельник" близький до відродження Повний текст читайте тут". Glavcom.ua (in Ukrainian).
  3. ^ "Знято трансферний "бан": титулований "Будівельник" виступить у Суперлізі". UNN (in Ukrainian). 7 October 2020. Retrieved 11 October 2020.

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