UMMC Ekaterinburg

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UMMC Ekaterinburg
UMMC Ekaterinburg logo
Nickname Fox
Leagues Premier League
EuroLeague Women
Founded 1938
History Zenit
(1938–1958)
Trud
(1958–1960)
Uralmash
(1960–2000)
Uralmash-UMMC
(2000–2001)
UMMC
(2001–present)
Arena Palace of Sports "Uralochka"
Capacity 5,000
Location Yekaterinburg, Russia
President Andrey Kozitsyn
Head coach Miguel Mendez
Championships 11 Russian Championship:
2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
8 Russian Cups:
2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017
4 EuroLeague Women:
2003, 2013, 2016, 2018
Website basket.ugmk.com
Uniforms

BC UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russian: БК «УГМК») is a Russian women's basketball team based in Yekaterinburg competing in the Russian Premier League and FIBA Europe's Euroleague. It has been a highly successful team in recent years.

Founded in 1938 as Zenit Ekaterinburg, the club had its name changed to Uralmash Ekaterinburg in 1960, like other teams from the city such as FC Ural. Four years later Uralmash reached the Soviet Top Division. In 1973 and 1974 it attained two 3rd spots, the club's best results in the Soviet era.

After Uralmash was merged into OMZ the club was bought in 2000 by the newly formed company UMMC, adopting its current name. UMMC Ekaterinburg rapidly rose into the championship's elite, winning in 2002 its first national championship. The following year it won the Euroleague in its debut season, becoming the first Russian team to win the top European trophy. The team also defended its national title, making it a double.

UMMC wasn't able to win the championship in the following five seasons with the rise of VBM-SGAU Samara and Spartak Moscow Region. In 2009 it began a new successful period, winning three doubles in a row. With five titles UMMC is the most successful active team in the championship. On the other hand, Spartak has blocked its path to the Euroleague final, having defeated UMMC in the Final Four's semi-finals in all last four seasons (2008–11).

Titles[edit]

  • 4 Euroleague (2003, 2013, 2016, 2018) Star*.svg Star*.svg Star*.svg Star*.svg
  • 12 Russian Leagues (2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 8 Russian Cups (2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)

Current roster[edit]

UMMC Ekaterinburg roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
C 2 Spain Lyttle, Sancho 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 35 – (1983-09-20)20 September 1983
PF 4 Russia Arteshina, Olga 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 35 – (1982-11-27)27 November 1982
F 7 Spain Torrens, Alba 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 29 – (1989-08-30)30 August 1989
PG 9 Slovenia Barič, Nika 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in) 26 – (1992-09-02)2 September 1992
SG 14 Russia Nolan, Deanna 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in) 39 – (1979-08-25)25 August 1979
C 15 Russia Vieru, Natalia 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 29 – (1989-07-25)25 July 1989
SF 25 Russia Cherepanova, Maria 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 31 – (1987-08-28)28 August 1987
F 31 Russia Petrakova, Anna 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 33 – (1984-12-04)4 December 1984
G/F 32 United States Taurasi, Diana 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 36 – (1982-06-11)11 June 1982
C 42 United States Griner, Brittney 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 27 – (1990-10-18)18 October 1990
PG United States Faulkner, Jamierra 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 26 – (1992-03-09)9 March 1992
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Physiotherapist(s)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 2017-03-07

Former players[edit]

Basketball team in 2012

Former coaches[edit]

External links[edit]