BC Budivelnyk

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Budivelnyk Kyiv
Будівельник Київ
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Nickname Konstruktor (Constructor)
Stroitel (Builder)
Leagues Ukrainian SuperLeague
Founded 1945
History SKIF Kiev
Budivelnyk Kyiv
Arena Kiev Sports Palace
(capacity: 7,000)
Location Kiev, Ukraine
Team colors Yellow, Navy Blue
President Ukraine Bohdan Guliamov
Head coach Ukraine Vitaliy Cherniy
Championships 1 Soviet Championship
8 Ukrainian Championships
3 Ukrainian Cups
Website budivelnyk.ua
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BC Budivelnyk alternate 1962 logo.

BC Budivelnyk is a Ukrainian professional basketball club based in Kiev. The club is currently playing in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague and the Eurocup internationally. Budivelnyk is owned and operated by the banking and investing company PrivatBank.


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 Kiev, 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.

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.


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").


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


Ukrainian Cup Winners (2014)


Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Ukrainian Cup VTB United European competitions
2004–05 1 SuperLeague 7 Quarterfinalist
2005–06 1 SuperLeague 9
2006–07 1 SuperLeague 10
2007–08 1 SuperLeague 10
2008–09 1 UBL 2 Runner-up Winner[A]
2009–10 1 SuperLeague 1 Runner-up Semifinalist
2010–11 1 SuperLeague 1 Champion 2 Eurocup – Quarterfinalist
2011–12 1 SuperLeague 2 Fourth place Winner Group stage
2012–13 1 SuperLeague 1 Champion 2 Eurocup – Semifinalist
2013–14 1 SuperLeague 2 Champion Winner 1 Euroleague – Regular season
2 Eurocup – Quarterfinalist
  1. ^ UBL Cup tournament.


Current roster[edit]

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

BC Budivelnyk roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
F 8 Ukraine Drozdov, Artur Injured (C) 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 105 kg (231 lb) 35 – (1980-10-23)23 October 1980
F 10 Ukraine Gorbenko, Sergiy 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 31 – (1985-07-13)13 July 1985
G 11 Ukraine Nerush, Alexandr 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 96 kg (212 lb) 33 – (1983-01-17)17 January 1983
PG 15 Ukraine Lebedintsev, Andriy 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 24 – (1991-08-11)11 August 1991
PF 17 Ukraine Tischenko, Olexandr 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 107 kg (236 lb) 27 – (1989-03-25)25 March 1989
C 20 Ukraine Anikienko, Konstantin 2.18 m (7 ft 2 in) 108 kg (238 lb) 23 – (1992-11-09)9 November 1992
F -- Ukraine Iegorov, Volodymyr 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 25 – (1991-03-23)23 March 1991
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Athletic trainer(s)

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: April 16, 2014

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Michailas Anisimovas Konstantin Anikienko
PF Olexandr Tischenko Artur Drozdov
SF Andres Nocioni Sergyi Gorbenko
SG Vasilis Spanoulis Alexandr Nerush
PG Andriy Lebedintsev

Notable players[edit]

To appear in this section a player must have either:
  • Played at least one season for the club.
  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • To perform very successfully during period in the club or at later/previous stages of his career.

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