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CSKA Moscow

    CSKA Moscow

    With eight EuroLeague titles and 18 Final Four appearances since the turn of the century, CSKA Moscow stands tall among the very best clubs in competition history. Founded in 1924, CSKA was the dominant force in the Soviet League with 24 titles between 1945 and 1990. The club was also a perennial winner on the continental stage, taking its first EuroLeague title in 1961 and lifting the trophy again in 1963, 1969 and 1971. Legendary players wore its colors over those glory years such as Sergei Belov, Vladimir Tkachenko, Gennadiy Volnov, Vladimir Andreev, Anatoli Myshkin and Sergei Tarakanov, in addition to Hall of Fame head coach Alexander Gomelskiy. The birth of the Russian League gave CSKA a new arena to dominate and it proceeded to win nine consecutive crowns between 1992 and 2000. CSKA also returned to the European elite by reaching the EuroLeague Final Four in 1996 and the SuproLeague Final Four in 2001, as the club once again became the undisputed force in Russian basketball.In 2005, Coach Ettore Messina joined a team already featuring star talents Theo Papaloukas, J.R. Holden, David Andersen and Marcus Brown. The further addition of Matjaz Smodis, Trajan Langdon and David Vanterpool saw instant success, with victory over Maccabi Tel Aviv in the 2006 Championship Game delivering CSKA’s first continental crown in 35 years. Another victory over Maccabi delivered the trophy again two years later, and CSKA has remained a constant title contender ever since. Memories of painful title game losses in 2009 and 2012 were buried in 2016, when Coach Dimitris Itoudis and backcourt stars Nando De Colo and Milos Teodosic led the team to glory at the Final Four in Berlin, with the title being claimed after a memorable overtime victory over Fenerbahce Istanbul.It all clicked again in 2019 as CSKA won its eighth continental crown by downing Anadolu Efes Istanbul in the Championship Game, allowing legendary center Kyle Hines to claim his fourth EuroLeague title. And although the 2021 Final Four saw Efes gain revenge in a thrilling semifinal, it is inevitable that CSKA will be back challenging for more titles very soon.

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    • President

      Andrey Vatutin

    • Arena

      MEGASPORT ARENA, 3, Khodynskiy Blv., 125252 Moscow, Russian Federation

    • Club address

      Leningradsky Prospect, 39 125167 Moscow - Russian Federation

    • Official website

      http://www.cskabasket.com

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