VTB United league 2017/2018
Kalev
Tallinn
VTB United league, Regular season
12.11.2017, 21:00 Su
Arena: «Saku Suurhall» (Tallinn)
vs.
Game number: RS-33
Astana
Astana

Information about the opponent

Established year: 1920 Team colors: white, blue
Country: Estonia Arena: «Saku Suurhall»
City: Tallinn Website: www.bckalev.ee

Description

«Kalev» is an Estonian professional men's basketball team from the city of Tallinn.
 
Kalev Basketball Club was founded in 1920 by the eponymous sports Estonian society.
 
The club participated in the Championships of the USSR, in 1991 it became the winner of the last USSR basketball championship. After the collapse of the Soviet Union leading players left to play in other European clubs.
 
In the season 1993/1994 the club almost collapsed, but a year later, in season 1994/1995, had already played in the Estonian Championship under the brand «Kalev / Auma». In the 1995/1996 season the team gained its former name. In the 1999/2000 season the club became a champion of Estonia. Season 2004/2005 becomes final for the team.
 
At the present time there are 2 clubs having the names «Kalev Tallinn» in Estonia Championship and in the Baltic Basketball League:
  • These are BC «Kalev / Cramo,» the former BC «Ehitustööriist», which before the season 2005/2006 bought from the concern «Kalev» the right to use the brand «Kalev» in the new name of the club;
  • And BC «Kalev Tallinn», the former BC «Pirita», founded in 2002. In May 2008 it concluded the contract with «Kalev», the Tallinn branch of the Estonian sports society, giving the club the right, starting from the 2008/2009 season, to perform under the name «Tallinna Kalev».
 
June 3, 2006 in the Hall Sakusuurhall the team «Kalev» celebrated its historic victory in the final of the last USSR Championship match with the stars of those years with «Real», Madrid. The «gold» team of the USSR last championship was represented by Tiit Sokk, Aivar Kuusmaa, Rauno Pehk, Margus Metstak, Gert Kullamäe, Sergey Babenko, Andrus Nagel, Indrek Rummu, Alexander Karavaev, Marek Noormets, Ivo Saksakulm, Aivar Toomiste, George Jackson, Heino Enden and Martin Müürsepp. Jaak Salumets was the coach of the team. Veteran star-team «Kalev» beat «Real» with a score of 84:77.
 
Achievements:
  • Champion of the USSR — 1991
  • Estonian Champion — 2000, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Silver medalist of the Estonian Championship — 2015
  • The winner of the Estonian Cup — 2005-2008, 2016