PBC Academic

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Academic Sofia
Academic Sofia logo
Nickname The Students (Студентите)
Leagues NBL
FIBA Europe Cup
Founded 1947; 71 years ago (1947)
History PBC Academic
(1947–present)
Arena Sport Complex Pravets
Arena Capacity 550
Location Sofia, Bulgaria
Team colors White and Red
         
President Valentin Zlatev
Team manager Rumen Guninsky
Head coach Georgi Davidov
Championships 26 Bulgarian Leagues
11 Bulgarian Cups
1 International Students' Cup
Website http://www.lukoilacademic.bg/
Uniforms

PBC Academic (Bulgarian: ПБК "Академик") is a Bulgarian professional basketball club based in the capital Sofia. They play their home games at the Universiade Hall or at the Pravets sports complex.

Founded in 1947 as part of the Academic Sofia sports club, they have won the championship of Bulgaria 25 times and won the Bulgarian Cup 11 times. Among their international honours are two FIBA European Champions Cup finals (both lost to Rīgas ASK) in 1958 and 1959 and an International Students' Cup in 1957.

In 2000, the team were renamed Lukoil Academic as a sponsorship deal was signed with Russian oil giant Lukoil, and quickly established themselves as dominant in the Bulgarian Championship. Since then they have been a regular ULEB Cup participant, and won the FIBA Europe Regional Challenge Cup Conference South in 2003.

History[edit]

Basketball club Academic Sofia was founded in 1947 as a part of the students' sports association Academic and during its history of more than half a century it has won a just place among the best teams in the country. Under the guidance of ones of the most experienced coaches in Bulgarian basketball - Bozhidar Takev, Veselin Temkov, Neycho Neychev, Tzvetan Zheliazkov, Petko Marinov, etc., BC Academic is 20 times republic champion and nine times winner of the Bulgarian Cup. Along with the titles in the domestic championships and tournaments, naturally comes the international recognition. The basketball players of Academic have successfully played in the tournaments for the Cup of the European champions. With the coach Bozhidar Takev they were twice finalists against Rīgas ASK in 1958 and 1959. In 1957 in Paris the team of Academic became the world's students champion. During its entire existence basketball club Academic has always been a school for the professional improvement and constructive contribution of some of the best Bulgarian basketball players. Stars like Liubomir Panov, Georgi Panov, Viktor Radev, Nikola Ilov, Mihail Semov. Petar Lazarov, Dimitar Sahanikov, Georgi Barzakov, Nikola Atanasov, Atanas Golomeev, Temelaki Dimitrov, Stefan Filipov, Slavei Raychev, Vladimir Boyanov have left their permanent marks in the history of the Bulgarian basketball.

The excellent training of the Academic players and their complete devotion to the game have always been highly evaluated by our national basketball selectionists. Direct participants in the glorious moments of the Bulgarian basketball - the fifth place at the Olympic Games in Melbourne - 1956 and the vice-champion's title at the European Championship - Sofia'57 are the national players Liubomir Panov, Georgi Panov, Viktor Radev, Nikola Ilov, Mihail Semov, Petar Lazarov.

The glorious tradition of the club was revived again in 2000 when Lukoil Bulgaria became the main sponsor of the team. The selection of Lukoil Academic was oriented towards young and talented players, who under the clever guidance of the senior coach Petko Marinov and his assistants built the youngest team in the republican basketball. Renewed was also the work at the adolescents school of the club, from which some players have already shown considerable success at the home championships. The long-term strategy of Lukoil Academic has shown its first results already in season 2001–02. The talented players of Petko Marinov won the cup of the country and played the most attractive final in the play-offs in the championship for the last ten years. Today the name of Lukoil Academic is again a symbol of good basketball. The ambitions of the club are the republican champion's title and the good performance at the European club tournaments.

In 2018, Lukoil announced its sponsor deal with Levski Sofia, while leaving Academic with a smaller budget.[1] Consequently, Academic sent its top players to Levski.

Honours[edit]

Domestic competitions[edit]

Winners (26): 1957, 1958, 1959, 1963, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1976, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Winners (11): 1952, 1954, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013
Winners (1): 2016
Runners-up (1): 2017

European competitions[edit]

Runners-up (2): 1958, 1958–59
Winners(1): 2003

Worldwide competitions[edit]

  • International Students' Cup
Winners (1): 1957

Season by season[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. W–L Bulgarian Cup European competitions
2013–14 1 NBL 2nd 2 Eurocup RS 4–6
2014–15 1 NBL 1st 31–4 Runner-up 3 EuroChallenge RS 2–4
2015–16 1 NBL 1st 33–2 Runner-up 3 FIBA Europe Cup R2 5–7
2016–17 1 NBL 1st 28–7 Runner-up 3 Champions League QR2 1–1
4 FIBA Europe Cup R2 7–5
2017–18 1 NBL 3 Champions League QR3 2–2
4 FIBA Europe Cup RS 2–4

Current roster[edit]

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

PBC Lukoil Academic roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
PG 5 Bulgaria Dimitrov, Lachezar 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 80 kg (176 lb) 18 – (1999-08-17)17 August 1999
G/F 8 Bulgaria Alipiev, Ivan (C) 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 18 – (1999-07-28)28 July 1999
SG 20 Bulgaria Lekov, Nikolay 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 84 kg (185 lb) 19 – (1998-03-26)26 March 1998
F/C 11 Bulgaria Mihaylov, Nikolay 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 17 – (2000-08-15)15 August 2000
F 10 Bulgaria Milov, Aleksandar 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 22 – (1995-10-15)15 October 1995
G/F 25 Bulgaria Marinov, Marin 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 17 – (2000-08-09)9 August 2000
F/C 41 Bulgaria Krastanov, Krastan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 18 – (1999-10-06)6 October 1999
SG 3 Bulgaria Penchev, Kamen 17 – (2000-07-10)10 July 2000
PG 4 Bulgaria Damyanov, Georgi 18 – (1999-12-03)3 December 1999
SG 6 Bulgaria Lachezarov, Kostadin 17 – (2000-11-08)8 November 2000
G/F 7 Bulgaria Dimitrov, Krasimir 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 19 – (1998-02-03)3 February 1998
PF 9 Bulgaria Chernokozhev, Tsvetomir 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 17 – (2000-06-01)1 June 2000
PG 12 Bulgaria Ivanov, Nikolay 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 16 – (2001-02-03)3 February 2001
PF 14 Bulgaria Mirchev, Mario 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 18 – (1999-03-18)18 March 1999
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Bulgaria Ivan Ivanov
  • Bulgaria Yordan Yankov
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Serbia Saša Jakovljević
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Bulgaria Vasil Vasilev

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 7 January 2018

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Notable players[edit]

Notable coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lukoil Bulgaria is the new sponsor of Levski". Sportando.com. 2 January 2018. Retrieved 2 January 2018. 

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