BC CSKA Sofia

BC CSKA Sofia (Bulgarian: БК "ЦСКА София") is a Bulgarian professional basketball club based in the capital Sofia and part of the CSKA Sofia sports club.

BC CSKA
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Nickname"The Reds"
LeaguesBBL A Group (2 tier)
Founded1948
ArenaRumen Peychev Hall
Capacity400
LocationSofia, Bulgaria
Team colorsRed and white
   
PresidentRobert Gergov
Head coachHristo Tsenov
Championships12 NBL
18 Bulgarian Cup
Websitewww.cska-basket.bg
USC CSKA Sofia
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CSKA Sofia men's team have been champions of Bulgaria 12 times and Bulgarian cup winners 18 times. They play their home games at Rumen Peychev Hall in Sofia. In 2006–07, they took part in the FIBA EuroCup tournament.

HistoryEdit

The CSKA Basketball team took over the AC-23, a team which finished in the second place in the national championship in 1942. In 1946, BC "Chavdar" was formed and finished third in the championship. In 1948, the team was renamed as "Septemvri" under authority of the Central Military Club and finished in the second place. In 1949, the club won the golden medal at the national championship. In 1950, the team (again renamed as "Narodna voiska") was national champion and repeated the success in 1951. Altogether, the team has won 12 first places, 14 second places and 3 third places in the National Championship. The founders of the club are Kosyo Totev, Iliya Angelov, and Tonko Rainov. Within 1948–1974 period, 26 players of the club became Masters of Sports – an honorable title for the most skilled and distinguished sportsmen in Bulgaria. The most successful period of the club was 1990–1992, when the team became the national champion for three years in a row.

HonoursEdit

BC CSKA Sofia in European BasketballEdit

FIBA European Champions Cup / FIBA European League

Season Round Club Home Away 3rd leg Aggregate
1965–66 First round   BBC Etzella 90-47 72-51 162-98
Second round   Denain Voltaire 86-65 53-61 139-126
Quarterfinals,

Group B

  CSKA Moscow 78-63 64-77 3rd place
  Zadar 84-58 53-79 80-73
  AEK 94-69 45-75
1967–68 Second round   KTP 89-61 89-86 178-147
Quarterfinals,

Group A

  Simmenthal Milano 106-112 64-76 4th place
  Zadar 89-75 64-79
  Juventud Kalso 106-101 71-80
1977–78 Quarterfinals,

Group C

  Sutton & Crystal Palace 87-86 84-80 2nd place
  ASVEL 75-66 71-99
1980–81 Quarterfinals,

Group D

  Eczacıbaşı 85-67 86-95 2nd place
  Partizani Tirana 110-91 83-89
  Sinudyne Bologna 86-90 75-106
1983–84 First round   Sunair Oostende 74–62 76–89 150-151
1984–85 First round   Cibona 97–91 73–89 170-180
1990–91 First round   ENAD 94-89 70-66 164-155
Round of 16   Limoges CSP 90–105 99–119 189–224
1991–92 Second round   Bayer 04 Leverkusen 77–132 63–103 140–235
1992–93 First round   Partizani Tirana 125-58 107-75 232-133
Second round   Real Madrid Teka 73–103 78–97 151–200

FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup / FIBA European Cup

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1973–74 First round   Gießen 46ers 93-81 74-75 167-156
Second round   Olympiacos 79-69 59-67 138-136
Quarterfinals,

Group A

  Crvena zvezda 88-81 72-80 3rd place
  Saclà Asti 75-83 59-75
1974–75 Second round   AEK 74-59 85-87 146–159
Quarterfinals,

Group A

  Juventud Schweppes 79-51 65-88 2nd place
  Crvena zvezda 72-75 91-102
  Thorens Antwerpen 64-57 58-69
Semi-finals   Spartak Leningrad 57–64 69–79 126–143
1975–76 Quarterfinals,

Group A

  Olympiacos 99-77 78-91 3rd place
  Rabotnički 90-84 88-117
  ASPO Tours 95-91 84-95
1979–80 First round   APOEL 124-62 111-69 235-131
Second round   Panathinaikos 96–93 85–100 181–193
1985–86 First round   Jugoplastika 85–84 87–99 172–183
1988–89 First round   Çukurova Üniversitesi 77-68 74-80 151-148
Eighth-finals   Snaidero Caserta 74-84 80–103 154–187
1989–90 Second round   Real Madrid 92-109 87–95 179–204
1992–93 Third round   Benfica 80-84 83-111 163-195
1993–94 First round   Postojna 86–77 66–55 152–132
Second round   Tofaş 67–63 64–71 131–134

FIBA Europe League / FIBA EuroCup

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2004–05 Qualifying Round,

Group A

  ČEZ Nymburk 76-80 81-84 6th place
  Fersped Rabotnički 97-84 81-82
  Fenerbahçe 81-86 61-90
  UNICS 88-93 67-98
  Hapoel Galil Elyon 80-83 103-90
  Kyiv 92-96 71-94
2006-07 Round I, Group G   Ural Great Perm 78-86 79-93 4th place
  Türk Telekom 75-79 86-93
  Panionios Forthnet 86-83 70-88

FIBA Korać Cup

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
1976–77 Second round   Bosna 117–100 78–102 195–202
1986–87 First round  PAOK 85–83 77-89 162–172
2000–01 Round of 64  Avtodor Saratov 75-109 62-92 137-201

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.

Head coachesEdit

WBC CSKA SofiaEdit

Women's basketball team CSKA was founded in 1944. The team was formed after the merger of several AC-23 and other teams under the new name "Chavdar". This team existed only a few years, then restored again in the period 2004–2007.

Historical name's and years of existenceEdit

  • AC-23 (1923–1944)
  • Chavdar (1944–1948)
  • Septemvrisko Zname/CDV (1948)
  • CSKA (1948–1979 and 2006–2008)

Woman's honoursEdit

WBC CSKA Sofia in European BasketballEdit

EuroCup Women

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2006-07 Preliminary Round,

Group C

  Botaş SK 67-68 52-57 2nd place
  Hapoel Tel Aviv 85-64 61-79
  Apollon Ptolemaida 86-62 95-66
Round of 32   Hondarribia Irun 69-66 63-72 132-138

Women's Adriatic League

Season Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2006-07 Regular season   ŽKK Vojvodina 79-64 80-73 3rd place
  Budućnost 92-83 70-76
  Šibenik Jolly 57-63 75-68
  Ragusa Dubrovnik 79-55 84-63
  ŽKK Željezničar Sarajevo 89-78 65-74
  Crvena zvezda 70-54 82-43
  ŽKK Gospić 72-78 65-70
  Jedinstvo 59-50 77-61
  Merkur Celje 84-67 70-71
  ŽKK Herceg Novi 109-70 89-68
Semi-finals   ŽKK Gospić 75-71
Final   Šibenik Jolly 73-67

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