BC Spartak Saint Petersburg

2012/13: Eighth. space

2012/13: Quarter-finals. space

BK Spartak Saint Petersburg ( Russian БК « Спартак » Санкт - Петербург ) is a Russian professional basketball team from St. Petersburg, Russia. The club currently plays in the VTB United League.


The BK Spartak was founded in 1935 and is one of the oldest basketball clubs in Europe. In 1937 Spartak started in the Soviet Championship. After the war years, Spartak came back in the top league in 1958 and played there from 1960 until the end of the Soviet Union in 1991, uninterrupted. Its heyday was the club in the 1970s, with Alexander Belov as outstanding player. After a third place in the Soviet Cup in 1969 the team reached the 1971 final of the European Cup Winners' Cup, but lost against the Simmen valley Milano. However, Spartak won that European Cup in 1973 after a final victory against Jugoplastika Split and again in 1975 against KK Crvena Zvezda. Spartak won the Soviet Cup in 1975 and was the only team of the championship dominance between CSKA Moscow could interrupt 1969-1984. After the death of Below Spartak won in 1978 and 1987 two more times the Soviet Cup and after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the CIS championship in 1992.

After many years without success to the club until 2011 succeeded by winning the Russian Cup the next national title. Although Spartak had participated in various European cup competitions after the collapse of the Soviet Union, also was not until 2011, the first significant success, as they had lost to Telenet Oostende in the match for third place in the Euro Challenge in the first overtime with 92:94. The next year (2012 ) Spartak started in Eurocup and failed in the semifinals to eventual winners BK Khimki.

Current squad

Known player

  • Soviet Union Alexander Belov
  • Soviet Union - Russia Ivan Dwornyj
  • Russia Sergei Panov
  • Russia Andrei Kirilenko Gennadjewitsch
  • Russia Anton Ponkraschow
  • United States Kasib Powell
  • Senegal Boniface N'dong
  • Argentina Antonio Porta
  • Brazil Rafael Araújo
  • United States Joseph Blair

Known coach

  • Soviet Union - Russia Vladimir Kondrashin
  • Russia Yevgeny Paschutin


  • 2 times Soviet Champion (1975, 1992)
  • 8 times second in the Soviet Championship ( 1970-1974, 1976, 1978, 1991)
  • 1 times second in the Russian Championship ( 1993)
  • 5 times third in the Soviet Championship (1969, 1981, 1985-1987)
  • 2 times Soviet Cup winner (1978, 1987)
  • 1 times Russian Cup winner (2011)
  • 2 times winner of the European Cup Winners' Cup (1973, 1975)
  • 1 times second in the European Cup Winners (1971 )