Russian Professional Basketball Championship

The Russian Professional Basketball Championship is the top-tier level men's professional club basketball competition in the country of Russia. Over the years, there have been 3 different incarnations of the Russian Basketball Championship. The Russian Super League 1, from the 1991–92 to 2009–10 seasons, the Russian Professional League (PBL), from the 2010–11 to 2011–13 seasons, and the VTB United League, from the 2013–14 season to the present.

During the Soviet Union era, the USSR Premier League served as the national championship for Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic clubs.

HistoryEdit

From the 1991–92 to 2009–10 seasons, the winner of the Super League 1 was awarded the top-level Russian national championship. For three seasons, the PBL was Russia's highest tier, and in the 2013–14 season, the VTB United League, a regional league for Eastern Europe, was named the new top-level national domestic competition for Russian clubs.

ChampionsEdit

Key
§
Denotes the team won the Russian Cup as well
Team (X)
Denotes the number of times the club won the title
Season League Champion Score Runner-up Third place
1991–92
Russia Super League A
(national)
CSKA Moscow (1) CSK VVS Samara Avtodor Saratov
1992–93 CSKA Moscow (2) Spartak Saint Petersburg CSK VVS Samara
1993–94 CSKA Moscow (3) Avtodor Saratov CSK VVS Samara
1994–95 CSKA Moscow (4) Dynamo Moscow CSK VVS Samara
1995–96 CSKA Moscow (5)
3–2
Dynamo Moscow Avtodor Saratov
1996–97 CSKA Moscow (6) Avtodor Saratov CSK VVS Samara
1997–98 CSKA Moscow (7)
3–1
Avtodor Saratov CSK VVS Samara
1998–99 CSKA Moscow (8)
2–0
Avtodor Saratov Arsenal
1999–2000 CSKA Moscow (9)
3–0
Ural Great Perm UNICS
2000–01 Ural Great Perm (1)
3–0
UNICS Lokomotiv-Kuban
2001–02 Ural Great Perm (2)
3–1
UNICS Lokomotiv-Kuban
2002–03 CSKA Moscow§ (10)
3–1
Ural Great Perm UNICS
2003–04 CSKA Moscow (11)
3–1
UNICS Dynamo Moscow
2004–05 CSKA Moscow§ (12)
3–¡
Dynamo Moscow UNICS
2005–06 CSKA Moscow§ (13)
3–0
Khimki Dynamo Saint Petersburg
2006–07 CSKA Moscow§ (14)
3–0
UNICS Khimki
2007–08 CSKA Moscow (15)
3–0
Khimki Dynamo Moscow
2008–09 CSKA Moscow (16)
3–1
Khimki UNICS
2009–10 CSKA Moscow§ (17)
3–0
Khimki UNICS
2010–11
Russia PBL
(national)
CSKA Moscow (18)
3–1
Khimki UNICS
2011–12 CSKA Moscow (19)
2–0
Khimki Lokomotiv-Kuban
2012–13 CSKA Moscow (20) N/A Khimki Spartak Saint Petersburg
2013–14
VTB United League
(international)
CSKA Moscow (21)
3–0
Nizhny Novgorod UNICS
2014–15 CSKA Moscow (22)
3–0
Khimki Lokomotiv-Kuban
2015–16 CSKA Moscow (23)
3–1
UNICS Zenit Saint Petersburg
2016–17 CSKA Moscow (24)
3–0
Khimki Zenit Saint Petersburg
2017–18 CSKA Moscow (25)
95:84
Khimki Zenit Saint Petersburg
2018–19 CSKA Moscow (26)
3–0
Khimki UNICS

AwardsEdit

Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Russian Super League A Player of the Year   Marcus Brown   Theo Papaloukas   Theo Papaloukas   Theo Papaloukas   Trajan Langdon   Ramūnas Šiškauskas
Year 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Russian Super League A Coach of the Year   Dušan Ivković  /  David Blatt   Ettore Messina   Ettore Messina   Ettore Messina   Ettore Messina

Medals by clubEdit

Club       Total
CSKA Moscow 26 0 0
26
Ural Great Perm 2 2 0
4
Khimki 0 11 1
12
UNICS 0 5 8
13
Avtodor Saratov 0 4 2
6
Dynamo Moscow 0 3 2
5
CSK VVS Samara 0 1 5
5
Spartak Saint Petersburg 0 1 1
2
Nizhny Novgorod 0 1 0
1
Lokomotiv-Kuban 0 0 4
4
Zenit Saint Petersburg 0 0 3
3
Arsenal 0 0 1
1
Dynamo Saint Petersburg 0 0 1
1

See alsoEdit