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For the parent multisport club, see USC CSKA Sofia.
BC CSKA logo
Nickname Червените (The Reds)
Leagues NBL
Founded 1948
Arena Universiada Hall
(capacity: 4,000)
Location Sofia, Bulgaria
Team colors Red and white
President Giorgos Sterianopoulos
Head coach Ivaylo Zhelev
Championships 12 NBL
18 Bulgarian Cup
Website www.cskabasket.net
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BC CSKA Sofia (Bulgarian: БК „ЦСКА София") is a Bulgarian professional basketball club based in the capital Sofia and part of the CSKA Sofia sports club.

CSKA Sofia men's team have been champions of Bulgaria 12 times and Bulgarian cup winners 18 times. They play their home games at Universiada Hall in Sofia. In 2006, they took part in the FIBA Europe EuroCup tournament.


The CSKA Basketball team took over the AC-23, a team which finished in the second place in the national championship in 1942. In 1946, BC "Chavdar" was formed and finished third in the championship. In 1948, the team was renamed as "Septemvri" under authority of the Central Military Club and finished in the second place. In 1949, the club won the golden medal at 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, amd Tonko Rainov. 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 successful period of the club was 1990–1992, when the team became the national champion for three years in a row.


  • Gold medal icon.svg Bulgarian Championships (12): 1949, 1950, 1951, 1965, 1967, 1977, 1980, 1983, 1984, 1990, 1991, 1992
  • Gold medal icon.svg Bulgarian Cup (18): 1953, 1955, 1962, 1963, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 2005
  • European Champions' Cup 1/4 finalists (2): 1966, 1968

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former coaches[edit]

WBC CSKA Sofia[edit]

Women's basketball team CSKA was founded in 1944. The team was formed after the merger of several AC-23 and other teams under the new name "Chavdar". This team existed only a few years, then restored again in the period 2004–2007.

Historical name's and years of existence[edit]

  • AC-23 (1923–1944)
  • Chavdar (1944–1948)
  • Septemvrisko Zname/CDV (1948)
  • CSKA (1948–1979 and 2006–2008)

Woman's honours[edit]

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