BC Samara

  (Redirected from CSK VVS Samara)

BC Samara (Russian: БК Самара) is a Russian professional basketball team that is based in Samara, Russia.

BC Samara
BC Samara logo
LeaguesRussian Super League
Founded1976; 45 years ago (1976)
ArenaMTL Arena
LocationSamara, Russia
Team colorsBlue, Orange
PresidentKamo Poghosyan
Head coachSergey Zozulin
Championships1 FIBA EuroCup Challenge
1 Russian Cup


BC Samara (1976- 2002)Edit

BC Samara was founded in Tolyatti as BC Azot. Club was a silver medalist (runner-up) of the Russian Super League 1 in 1992, and a 3-time bronze medalist (third-place finisher), in the years 1993, 1997, and 1998.

CSK VVS (1992 - 2002)Edit

Another club from Samara was formally patronized by the Russian Air Force (VVS). After the collapse of Soviet Union, the most of the staff of basketball club SKA Alma-Ata and basketball players along with coach moved to Samara and new club "CSK VVS" was founded. The club was immediately registered in the first edition of Russian basketball league. CSK VVS was a 2-time bronze medalist in the years 1994 and 1995.

In 1997, after bankruptcy, club was moved to Tula and founded as Arsenal Tula.

CSK VVS - Samara (2002 - 2010)Edit

In 2002, CSK VVS was refounded and merged with BC Samara, to form a new club called "CSK VVS - Samara". In the 2006–07 season, this club won the championship of the European-wide 4th tier-level league, the FIBA EuroCup. However, CSK VVS- Samara went bankrupt in 2009 and team could not participate in the 2009–10 Russian Super League 1 season.[1] Thus, it was replaced in the league by Krasnye Krylya Samara.

BC Samara (2012 - present)Edit

In 2012, CSK VVS - Samara was refounded as "Samara SGEU" and in 2014 club got back its old name "Samara".

In 2015, Krasnye Krylya Samara merged with BC Samara. BC Samara won Russian Super League 1 in season 2018/2019 and the club is planning to participate in VTB league in the future.


Champions (1): 2006–07
Champions (1): 2018–19
Champions (1): 2019–20


The club plays its home games at the 3,500 seat MTL Arena.

Notable playersEdit

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

Head coachesEdit


  1. ^ "БК "ЦСК ВВС-Самара" прекращает существование". Российская газета (in Russian). Retrieved 2019-12-25.

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