PBC CSKA Sofia
(ПБК „ЦСКА София“) are a Bulgarian
club based in the capital Sofia
and part of the CSKA Sofia sports club
CSKA Sofia have been 11 times champions of Bulgaria and 18 times Bulgarian cup winners. They play their home games at Universiade Hall in Sofia. In 2006 they are taking part in the FIBA Europe EuroCup tournament.
- Bulgarian Championships: 1949, 1951, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1992
- Bulgarian Cup winners: 1953, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2005
The CSKA Basketball team takes over the AC 23, a team won 2nd place in the national championship in 1942
. In 1946
BC “Chavdar” was created and became 3rd in the championship. In 1948
the team was renamed as “Septemvri” under authority of the Central Military Club and took the second place. In 1949
the club won the golden medals of the National championship. In 1950
the team (again renamed as “Narodna voiska”) was national champion and repeated the success in 1951
Altogether, the team has won 12 first places, 14 second places and 3 third places in the National Championship.
The founders of the club are Kosyo Totev, Iliya Angelov, Tonko Rainov. One of the players in the early years of the Club is Konstantin Kotsev, who, after finishing his player’s career became actor of the National Theater in Sofia. When being player, Kotzev performed extracts from theater plays before his teammates and is remembered as one of the most prominent players of the “Red Club”.
Within 1948-1974 period 26 players of the Club became Masters of Sports – an honorable title for the most skilled and distinguished sportsmen in Bulgaria.
The most famous basketball players of the CSKA are: Dimitar Donev, Kliment Kamenarov, Georgi Maleev Tsvyatko Barchovski, Temelaki Dimitrov, Atanas Golomeev, Petko Marinov, Milko Arabadjiyski, Rumen Peychev and others.
Many famous coaches were working in the Club: Lyubomir Katerinski, Iliya Semov, Kosyo Totev, Tsvyatko Barchovski, Omurtag Kuzmanov, Petko Marinov.
The most successful period of the Club is 1990 – 1992, when the team becomes national champion for three years in a row.
Former players and coaches