ANKARA

Russia’s Andrey Vorontsevich bid farewell to basketball club CSKA Moscow on Wednesday after 14 seasons.

“Thank you to the club, management, coaching staff, fans, everyone who gave their souls to the club, who shared all the wins and losses with us! I am proud that I played 14 years for CSKA! Life goes on! It’s time to reach new heights!,” Vorontsevich said in a statement.

The 32-year-old helped CSKA clinch EuroLeague titles in 2008, 2016 and 2019 besides 13 Russian League titles and 10 VTB United League trophies.

The Russian forward averaged 5.6 points, 3.1 rebounds in 274 EuroLeague games with the club.

CSKA president said letting Vorontsevich leave was not an “easy decision.”

“It was not an easy decision, we had to think for a long time. For everyone of us it is difficult to imagine Vorontsevich in the other team’s uniform, because he became a symbol of CSKA after all these years. Here, the kid from Omsk has become one of the most recognizable and successful players in Russian basketball,” Andrey Vatutin said on the club’s website.

Vorontsevich joined the team from another Russian side, Lokomotiv Novosibirsk, in 2006.

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