The PBK CSKA Moscow ( Professional Basketball Club Central Sports Club of Army Moscow, Russian: ПБК ЦСКА Москва ) is the substance that results from CSKA Moscow basketball club from the Russian capital, which is often called because of its compounds associated with the Red Army.


In the period of the Soviet Union

The basketball department of CSKA Moscow is first mentioned in 1924. From 1928 to 1951, the club was called ZDKA ( Zentralny Dom Krasnoj Armii - Central House of the Red Army ). As such, he participated in the Soviet basketball championship and won this in 1945 for the first time. With the renaming of the Red Army in 1951 ZDKA was in ZDSA - renamed ( Zentralny Dom Sowetskoj Armii Central House of the Soviet Army ). Its present name from the club in 1960.

In the same year also the era of the dominance of CSKA began at the national level. So ( collapse of the Soviet Union) of 32 Championships 23 were obtained from 1960 to 1992. This superiority was due to the fact that the best players in the country were reassigned from other clubs for CSKA. So it was not surprising that at this time most of the Soviet national team came from CSKA. In addition to national and international successes to come. So the team four times won the European Champions Cup, got three more times in the final of this competition and once finished third.

After 1992

After the collapse of Sowjetuinion 1992 the club was restructured, and got the PBK abbreviation of the name. In place of the army went to corporations as sponsors and the club secured a leading economic position in Europe. Currently, the club is owned by the Norilsk Nickel. Due to the strong financial support CSKA continued to expand its in-country dominance continued and won two exceptions all the Russian Championships. Also in Europe remained CSKA a very successful team. Between 2000 and 2012, the club reached except in 2002 and 2011, each year the Final Four of the Euro League, including between 2002 and 2010 eight times in a row, which is no other European club yet succeeded. The team won the tournament in 2006 and 2008 under the leadership of coach Ettore Messina, stood three more times in the final and was again third. Among the eight Euro League MVP since 2005 are with Theodoros Papaloukas, and Andrei Kirilenko Ramūnas Siskauskas three players of CSKA.

In addition to the Russian Championship and the Euro League CSKA won further regional championships, such as the 2000 and NEBL 2010 and 2012, the VTB United League. On 17 October 2010, succeeded CSKA with 90:87 against Cleveland Cavaliers one of only two away wins a European clubs against an NBA club. In the season 2011/12 CSKA lost 63 games in all competitions only 5 but including the memorable final of the Euro League against Olympiakos after a 19 lead with 62:61.