Founded in 1947 as part of the Academic Sofia sports club, they have been 20 times champions of Bulgaria and nine times winners of the Bulgarian Cup. Among their international honours are two European Champions Cup finals (both lost to ASK Riga) 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.
FIBA Europe Regional Challenge Cup Conference South winners (1): 2003
Basketball has the fame of sport No. 1 in the history of sports club ACADEMIC. 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... Read More