CSKA Moscow Basketball:

CSKA Moscow Basketball

CSKA Moscow Basketball: The  CSKA Moscow is the basketball section of the Russian sports society of the same name as the city of Moscow and was founded in 1924.

It is the most awarded basketball club in its country, and one of the most recognized internationally. It is the second most successful team in the Euroleague top continental competition with eight titles. Also many final four entrances, the last of them in the 2019 edition.

Some of the most emblematic players who have played with the club over the years are. Those players are Andrei Kirilenko, Darius Songaila, Gordan Giricek, Alexander Volkov. Also Sergei Belov, Vladimir Tkachenko, Marcus Brown, and Theodoros Papaloukas.

CSKA Moscow Basketball
CSKA Moscow Basketball


CSKA Moscow was the great dominator of Soviet basketball. Winning the USSR League 24 times. Once the Soviet Union has disintegrated, it has become the undisputed dominator of the Russian League. Winning it 9 consecutive seasons between 1992 and 2000, and starting a new cycle from 2003 to 2013 -20 in total.

The CSKA knew how to take advantage of their ties with the army and signed all the players that interested them. They signed them by law.

Any player – like any Soviet citizen of the time – could be militarized and if a basketball player was militarized it was, of course, because his characteristics interested the army team.

A graduate of the Military Institute of Physical Culture of Leningrad (currently St. Petersburg) in 1952, Alexander Gomelski was linked throughout his career with the clubs of the Ministry of Defense.

Between 1953 and 1966 he was the coach of the Riga SKA. In 1966 he took command of the CSKA. Furthermore, club that under his command became one of the best teams in Europe and that became an inalienable part of the life of the colonel-coach. Also in 1997 was named its president. Alos read more about CSKA here.

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