BC Statyba

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Statyba Vilnius
Statyba Vilnius logo
Founded 1963
Dissolved 1997 [1]
History BC Žalgiris
1963–1964
BC Plastikas
1964
BC Statyba
1964–1997
Location Vilnius, Lithuania
Team colors Black, white
         
Championships 5 Lithuanian SSR League
5 Lithuanian SSR "Sports" Cup
2 USSR A class League

BC Statyba was a basketball club from Vilnius, Lithuania. It was renamed to Lietuvos rytas in 1997.

History[edit]

In 1963, Vilnius's first basketball club, called Žalgiris, was established. In 1964, the team changed its name to Plastikas, but was renamed to Statyba before the start of the season. In 1965, Statyba became the Žalgiris association champions, and finished third in the Lithuanian cup tournament. The next year they improved and finished in second place in the Lithuanian cup tournament. In 1966, the team made their debut in the USSR A class championship, which was a second-tier championship, where they finished in fourth place. Statyba's most successful season came in 1979, when they finished in third place in the top division – the USSR Premier Basketball League.

In 1997, the club was purchased by Lietuvos rytas newspaper's owner Gedvydas Vainauskas. He denounced Statyba and its history claiming that his club is not related to Statyba and renamed the club to Statyba-Lietuvos rytas in 1997 and then to Lietuvos rytas in 1998. Many Statyba's players, coaches—present or past—and fans, condemned the actions of new owner and dissociated themselves from the new club.[2]

In 2011, Statyba's fans, players and coaches re-established the club and claimed to be the successors of the old club.[3]

Notable players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Achievements[edit]

  • Žalgiris association
    • Champions (1): 1965
  • USSR Premier League
    • Third place (1): 1979
  • LKF Cup
    • Runners-up (1): 1990
  • LKL
    • Third place (1): 1994
  • Lithuanian basketball championship
    • Champions (5): 1972, 1973, 1975, 1981, 1984
    • Runners-up (13): 1966, 1968, 1970, 1971, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1991, 1992
  • Lithuanian "Sports" Cup
    • Champions (5): 1968, 1969, 1981, 1983, 1985
    • Runners-up (2): 1984, 1992
    • Third place (2): 1965, 1982
  • USSR A class
    • Champions (2): 1971, 1974
    • Runners-up (1): 1973
    • Third place (2): 1969, 1970

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guoga apie konkurenciją „Žalgiriui“: „Mūsų biudžetas turi siekti apie 10 mln. eurų“". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 22 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Pupininkas, Martynas. "„Statybos“ veteranai: Vainauskas nepripažįsta Vilniaus krepšinio istorijos". BasketNews.lt (in Lithuanian). Retrieved 17 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Ramoška, Saulius. "Atgimusi „Statyba“ sieks susigrąžinti šlovę". Alfa.lt. Retrieved 29 March 2012.