CSKA Sofia (sports club)
|Active departments of CSKA Sofia|
CSKA Sofia (Bulgarian: Centralen sporten klub na armiyata; English: Central Sports Club of the Army Sofia) is a Bulgarian sports society from Sofia, Bulgaria, which was founded on 5 May 1948 as Septemvri pri CDV, аfter the unification of the two sports clubs from the city, Chavdar and Septemvri. Since then, the club changed its name several times before settling on CSKA in 1989.
The club is historically known as the Bulgarian Army sports club. Currently the sports club's departments are autonomous and are separated as of 1992. Thеrefore, the only connection of the departments to the Army are the historical traditions and the Bulgarian Army Stadium. Nevertheless, in the moment all of the clubs who have a connection to the sports society are incorporated into one joint society called United Sports Clubs CSKA, which is currently а successor of the previous disbanded organization.
Currently sections which belong to CSKA Sofia are football, basketball, volleyball, tennis, wrestling, athletics, ice hockey, chess, gymnastics, handball, taekwondo, boxing, cycling, weightlifting and judo.
The most popular departments of the sports club are: