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Budivelnyk
Budivelnyk logo
Nickname Konstruktor (Constructor)
Budivel'nyk (Builder)
Leagues European North Basketball League
Founded 1945; 79 years ago (1945)
History
Arena Kyiv Sports Palace
Capacity 7,000
Location Kyiv, Ukraine
Team colors Yellow, Blue, Navy
              
Main sponsor PrivatBank
President Bohdan Guliamov
Head coach Igors Miglinieks
Ownership PrivatBank
Championships 1 Soviet Championship
11 Ukrainian Championships
3 Ukrainian Cups
Website budivelnyk.ua
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
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BC Budivelnyk Kyiv (in Ukrainian: Будівельник Київ) is a Ukrainian professional basketball club based in Kyiv. The club plays in the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague. In June 2018, it was forced to withdraw from the Superleague due to open debts. Two years later, the club returned its activities. The club holds a record eleven Ukrainian championships and three Ukrainian Cups, as well as a Soviet championship (1989).

Budivelnyk is owned and operated by the banking and investing company PrivatBank.

History

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 Kyiv, 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 Kyiv 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 Ukraine, finishing second in the Ukrainian National League.

Budivelnyk logo
BC Budivelnyk alternate 1962 logo.

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 season.

On 21 June 2018, the FBU announced Budivelnyk was not allowed to participate in the Ukrainian Superleague due to debts with their players.

In the 2020 offseason, the Budivelnyk club restarted its activities and signed up for the 2020–21 SuperLeague season. Its transfer ban by the FIBA, which was enforced in 2018, was lifted.

Name

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").

Arena

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

Current players

Current roster

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

BC Budivelnyk Kyiv roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PG 1 Lithuania Vasiliauskas, Šarūnas 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 35 – (1989-03-27)27 March 1989
F/C 2 United States Grant, Jerai 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 35 – (1989-01-10)10 January 1989
SF 7 Ukraine Grytsak, Andriy 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (2000-06-12)12 June 2000
SG 8 Canada Berhanemeskel, Johnny 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 31 – (1992-10-30)30 October 1992
SG 10 United States Goodwin, Archie 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 29 – (1994-08-17)17 August 1994
SF 12 Ukraine Krutous, Pavlo 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 32 – (1992-04-09)9 April 1992
PF 13 Ukraine Bobrov, Vyacheslav 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 31 – (1992-09-19)19 September 1992
F/C 15 United States Brown, Alec 2.16 m (7 ft 1 in) 31 – (1992-07-23)23 July 1992
SF 21 Cyprus Kolomoisky, Israel 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 25 – (1999-01-27)27 January 1999
SG 34 Ukraine Tyrtyshnik, Illya 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 25 – (1998-09-07)7 September 1998
PG 45 Ukraine Zotov, Vitaliy 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 27 – (1997-03-03)3 March 1997
PF 51 Ukraine Tykhonov, Dmytro 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 32 – (1992-01-19)19 January 1992
Head coach
  • Ukraine Valery Plekhanov
Assistant coach(es)
  • Ukraine Leonid Yailo
  • Ukraine Yanick Murry

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

  • Roster
Updated: March 23, 2023

Honors

  • Soviet Union League (1):
    • Gold medal blank.svg Gold – 1989
    • Silver medal blank.svg Silver - 1965, 1966, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982
    • Bronze medal blank.svg Bronze – 1962, 1964, 1970, 1974, 1983, 1984, 1990
  • Soviet Union Cup (0):
    • Silver medal blank.svg Runner Up - 1969, 1972
  • Ukrainian SuperLeague (11):
    • Gold medal blank.svg Gold - 1992 - 1997, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2023
    • Silver medal blank.svg Silver - 1998, 2010
    • Bronze medal blank.svg Bronze - 1999
  • Ukrainian Cup (3):
    • Gold medal blank.svg Winner – 2012, 2014, 2015
Cup
Ukrainian Cup Winners (2014)

Season by season

Season Tier League Pos. Ukrainian Cup Other competitions European competitions
2004–05 1 SuperLeague 7th
2005–06 1 SuperLeague 9th
2006–07 1 SuperLeague 10th
2007–08 1 SuperLeague 10th
2008–09 1 UBL 2nd Winner
2009–10 1 SuperLeague 2nd Semifinalist
2010–11 1 SuperLeague 1st 1 Euroleague QR2
2 Eurocup QF
2011–12 1 SuperLeague 4th Winner United League RS
2012–13 1 SuperLeague 1st 2 Eurocup SF
2013–14 1 SuperLeague 1st Champion 1 Euroleague RS
2 Eurocup QF
2014–15 1 SuperLeague 3rd Champion
2015–16 1 SuperLeague 2nd
2016–17 1 SuperLeague 1st Runner-up
2017–18 1 SuperLeague 5th Quarterfinalist 3 Champions League QR2
2018–20 Inactive
2020–21 1 SuperLeague

Notable players

Notable players

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

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • 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.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

See also

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