BC Khimki (Russian: БК Химки) is a Russian professional basketball team that is based in Khimki, Moscow Oblast. The club's senior men's first team participates in the Russian Basketball Super League 1. The club's full official name is BC Khimki Moscow Region.[4] Khimki has a Moscow-based rivalry with the Russian club CSKA Moscow.

Khimki logo
LeaguesSuper League 1
Founded5 January 1997; 24 years ago (1997-01-05)
HistoryBC Khimki
ArenaKhimki Basketball Center
(VTB United League)
Mytishchi Arena
LocationKhimki, Moscow Region, Russia
Team colorsBlue and Yellow
PresidentDmitry Golubkov
Head coachAndrey Maltsev
Team captainRuslan Pateev
Championships2 EuroCup
1 VTB United League
1 Russian Cup


BC Khimki is considered to be one of the most important basketball clubs in Russia. The team was founded on January 5, 1997, and won the first seasons' championship of its regional league, taking the opportunity to earn a place in the Russian Superleague A. The following year, Khimki positioned itself among the top 10 basketball clubs in Russia, guaranteeing a place in the 3rd-tier European cup competition, the FIBA Korać Cup. There, the team competed against a group of defeated leaders of the Turkish Super League, YUBA Liga, and Bulgarian League. In those years, the team featured such famous players as guard Sergei Bazarevich, Valery Sizov (Soviet Union national team player) and Russian national team player Vitaly Nosov.

The team remained in a middle position in the Russian Super League until the 2002–03 season. That year the club made an improvement, and the team finished in fourth place in the Russian Super League, demonstrating an excellent style of game. During the subsequent years, the Russian high society behind the club decided to make the roster even stronger, by signing players such as Gianmarco Pozzecco, Óscar Torres, and Rubén Wolkowyski.

The team then participated several times in European-wide continental tournaments, like the 3rd-tier level FIBA EuroChallenge and the 2nd-tier level EuroCup. In 2006, Khimki played in the EuroChallenge's championship game, against Joventut Badalona. On 7 October 2006, Khimki played in a game against the NBA club the Los Angeles Clippers, losing by a score of 98 to 91.

Khimki won the Russian Cup title in 2008, and played in the EuroCup championship game in 2009. The team played in the European 1st-tier level EuroLeague, for the first time in the 2009–10 season, and also played in the EuroLeague during the 2010–11 season and the 2012–13 season. The team also won the EuroCup championship in 2012 and 2015, after winning over Valencia Basket and Herbalife Gran Canaria in the Finals, respectively.


Khimki plays its VTB United League and EuroCup home games at the 4,000 seat[5] Khimki Basketball Center. In the 2015–16 season, Khimki played its EuroLeague home games at the 5,000 seat[6][7] Krylatskoye Sports Palace. For the 2017–18 season, Khimki began playing its home EuroLeague games at the 7,280 seat Mytishchi Arena.[8][9]

Club identityEdit


On August 9, 2016, Khimki adopted a new logo to celebrate its 20th anniversary.[10]

Season by seasonEdit

Season Tier Division Pos. Russian Cup European competitions Other competitions
2001–02 1 Superleague A 8th
2002–03 1 Superleague A 4th Semifinalist
2003–04 1 Superleague A 5th Fourth place
2004–05 1 Superleague A 4th Fourth place 3 FIBA Europe League 3rd
2005–06 1 Superleague A 2nd Runner-up 3 FIBA EuroCup RU
2006–07 1 Superleague A 3rd 2 ULEB Cup T16
2007–08 1 Superleague A 2nd Winner 2 ULEB Cup T16
2008–09 1 Superleague A 2nd 2 Eurocup RU United League RU
2009–10 1 Superleague A 2nd Fourth place 1 Euroleague T16 United League 4th
2010–11 1 PBL 2nd 1 Euroleague RS United League C
2011–12 1 PBL 2nd 2 Eurocup C United League QF
2012–13 1 PBL 2nd 1 Euroleague T16 United League 4th
2013–14 1 United League 1 5th Semifinalist 2 Eurocup T16
2014–15 1 United League 2nd Quarterfinalist 2 Eurocup C
2015–16 1 United League 4th 1 Euroleague T16
2016–17 1 United League 2nd Top 16 2 EuroCup QF
2017–18 1 United League 2nd 1 EuroLeague QF
2018–19 1 United League 2nd Top 16 1 EuroLeague RS
2019–20 1 United League 2nd 1 EuroLeague RS
2020–21 1 United League 7th 1 EuroLeague RS
2021–22 2 Super League 1 Top 32


^1 In 2013, the VTB United League replaced the PBL as Russia's first tier league.

Titles and honoursEdit

Domestic competitionsEdit

Regional competitionsEdit

European competitionsEdit

Other competitionsEdit

  • Sevilla, Spain Invitational Game:
    • Winners (1): 2009
  • Fuenlabrada, Spain Invitational Game:
    • Winners (1): 2009
  • Trofeo Costa de Sol
    • Winners (1): 2015
  • Gomelsky Cup:
    • Winners (1): 2017


Current rosterEdit

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

BC Khimki roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 7   Pateev, Ruslan (C) 2.13 m (7 ft 0 in) 113 kg (249 lb) 31 – (1990-04-25)25 April 1990
Head coach
  •   Pavel Tabachnikov
  •   Vladimir Ryumshin
Team manager
  •   Vladimir Belyakov

  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: August 12, 2021

Notable playersEdit

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


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

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Khimki moves to “Mytishchi Arena”.
  3. ^ Home arena: Sportscomplex BCMO Capacity: 4000 spectators.
  5. ^ Home arena: Sportscomplex BCMO Capacity: 4000 spectators.
  6. ^ Palace of Sports «Dynamo» in Krylatskoye.
  7. ^ "Premier Basketball Arena".
  8. ^ Khimki moves to “Mytishchi Arena”.
  9. ^ BC Khimki will play EuroLeague games in Mytishchi.
  10. ^ БК "Химки" представляет новый логотип клуба (in Russian). bckhimki.com. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2020.

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