BC Budivelnyk

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Budivelnyk
Budivelnyk logo
NicknameKonstruktor (Constructor)
Budivel'nyk (Builder)
Founded1945
Dissolved2018
History
ArenaKiev Sports Palace
Capacity7,000
LocationKiev, Ukraine
Team colorsYellow, Blue, Navy
              
PresidentBohdan Guliamov
Championships1 Soviet Championship
10 Ukrainian Championships
3 Ukrainian Cups
Websitebudivelnyk.ua

BC Budivelnyk Kyiv (in Ukrainian: Будівельник Київ) was a Ukrainian professional basketball club based in Kyiv. The club last played in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague in the 2017–18 season. In June 2018, it was forced to withdraw from the Superleague due to open debts. The club holds a record ten Ukrainian championships and three Ukrainian Cups, as well as a Soviet championship.

Budivelnyk was owned and operated by the banking and investing company PrivatBank. Kyiv-Basket replaced the club as representative from the capital, also playing in the Kiev Sports Palace.

History[edit]

Founded in the club's current form in 1962, the club was one of the leading clubs in Soviet League basketball. It was formed out of another team from Kyiv, SKIF, that was originally established in 1945. The team was established as a team of the Republican Trade Union Volunteer Sport Society Avanhard, under sponsorship of the local municipal building company Kyivmiskbud-4 (Kyiv-City-Construction-4). In Soviet times, the team played at the 7,000 seat Kiev Sports Palace. The team won the Soviet League in 1989, and the Ukrainian League six times.

Following the team's long period of success, a period of time in which the team declined ensued, and it was relegated to the lower Ukrainian division, due to financial problems. However, in 2006, the team was rescued by a group of businessmen who invested considerable resources into it, thus allowing it to return to the top league of Ukrainian basketball. Within two years, the team once again became one of the strongest teams in the Ukraine, finishing second in the Ukrainian National League.

BC Budivelnyk alternate 1962 logo.

In March 2010, the management of Budivelnyk held a joint press conference with the CEO and President of Euroleague Basketball Company, Jordi Bertomeu, announcing that they might join the EuroLeague in the next few years. Eventually, a wildcard was conceded to the team for the 2013–14 EuroLeague season.

On 21 June 2018, the FBU announced Budivelnyk was not allowed to participate in the Ukrainian Superleague due to debts with their players.[1]

Name[edit]

The original team played under the name of SKIF, from 1945 to 1962. The current team plays under the current name since 1962. The team's name means "Builder" in Ukrainian. The team is nicknamed as, "Konstruktor" (Constructor) and "Stroitel" (Russian for "Builder").

Arena[edit]

BC Budivelnyk played their home games at Kiev Sport Palace. It was built in 1960 and it has capacity of 7,000 seats.

Honors[edit]

Ukrainian Cup Winners (2014)

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Ukrainian Cup Other competitions European competitions
2004–05 1 SuperLeague 7th
2005–06 1 SuperLeague 9th
2006–07 1 SuperLeague 10th
2007–08 1 SuperLeague 10th
2008–09 1 UBL 2nd Winner[a]
2009–10 1 SuperLeague 2nd Semifinalist
2010–11 1 SuperLeague 1st 1 Euroleague QR2
2 Eurocup QF
2011–12 1 SuperLeague 4th Winner United League RS
2012–13 1 SuperLeague 1st 2 Eurocup SF
2013–14 1 SuperLeague 1st Champion 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup QF
2014–15 1 SuperLeague 3rd Champion
2015–16 1 SuperLeague 2nd
2016–17 1 SuperLeague 1st Runner-up
2017–18 1 SuperLeague 5th Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League QR2
  1. ^ In the 2008–09 season, Budivelnyk played in the UBL Cup tournament.

Players[edit]

Notable players[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Київський "Будівельник" не допустили до участі в Суперлізі - Спорт 24". 24 Канал (in Ukrainian). Retrieved 2 May 2019.

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