CSKA keeps team captain Kurbanov

Jun 18, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print

CSKA Moscow reached a new agreement with forward Nikita Kurbanov, who re-signed his contract for one more season with an option until the 2022-23 campaign, the club announced Friday. Kurbanov (2.02 meters, 34 years old) is in his third stint with CSKA and is set to enter his 13th season with the Russian powerhouse. Born in Moscow, Kurbanov started his career with CSKA and made his EuroLeague in the 2005-06 season, helping his team win its first continental crown in 35 years. He left CSKA to play for UNICS Kazan and Spartak St Petersburg, returned to CSKA from 2009 to 2012 but left again to play for Spartak, UNICS and Lokomotiv Kuban. Kurbanov started his third stint with CSKA in 2015, and helped the Russian powerhouse win two more EuroLeague titles in 2016 and 2019. In his time with CSKA, Kurbanov helped his team win 8 VTB League titles and 6 Russian League crowns. He lifted the Russian Cup trophy five times - with CSKA in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2010, and with UNICS in 2014. Kurbanov has been present in 8 Final Fours with CSKA and has been a member of the Russian national team. In 267 EuroLeague career games with CSKA, Kurbanov amassed 1,224 points (4.6 ppg.) and 810 rebounds (3.0 rpg.).