ŽKK Crvena zvezda

Ženski košarkaški klub Crvena zvezda (Serbian Cyrillic: Женски кошаркашки клуб Црвена звезда, English: Red Star Women Basketball Club), commonly referred to as ŽKK Crvena zvezda or simply Crvena zvezda, is a women's professional basketball club based in Belgrade, Serbia and the major part of the Red Star multi-sports club. Crvena zvezda competes in the Adriatic League and in the Basketball League of Serbia.

Crvena zvezda
Crvena zvezda logo
NicknameCrveno-bele (Red and Whites)
LeaguesBasketball League of Serbia
Adriatic League
Founded4 March 1945; 76 years ago (1945-03-04)
HistoryŽKK Crvena zvezda
(1945–present)
ArenaŽeleznik Hall
Capacity3,000
LocationBelgrade, Serbia
Team colorsRed and White
   
PresidentSerbia Anđelka Vukmirović
Head coachSerbia Dragan Vuković
Championships1 EuroLeague
32 National Championships
13 National Cups
Websitekkzcrvenazvezda.rs

The Crvena zvezda squads have won a record 32 National League championships, including in 15-in-a-row and 6-in-a-row sequences. They have played three different National League since 1945, including Yugoslav Women's Basketball League (1945–1992), First Women's Basketball League of Serbia and Montenegro (1992–2006) and Serbian League (2006 onward). They have also won a record 13 National Cup titles and one EuroLeague Women Championship.

Some of the club's star players over the years have included: Cmiljka Kalušević, Snežana Zorić, Vukica Mitić, Zorica Ðurković, Jasmina Milosavljević, Sofija Pekić, Anđelija Arbutina and Ana Joković.

HistoryEdit

Red Star was the major powerhouse in the early stages of the Yugoslav Championship, winning 15 championships in a row between 1945 and 1960.[1] In 1958, it was the first team to represent Yugoslavia in the newly founded European Cup, reaching the tournament's semifinals.[2]

The team wasn't able to win the national championship between 1964 and 1975, but it emerged in the second half of the 1970s winning six national titles in a row. In 1979, it achieved its greatest success by winning the European Cup beating BSE Budapest in the final by 97-62. As of 2019, this remains the highest scoring in a European Cup / Euroleague final. Red Star was the first of only two teams from Yugoslavia to win the competition.[3]

Red Star again reached the European Cup final in 1981, losing this time to Daugava Riga. The following years were less successful, and the team had to wait until 1990 to return to the competition, marking its seventh appearance in the semifinals.

During the Yugoslav Wars, Red Star was disqualified from the 1992–93 European Champions Cup in accordance with the UNSC Resolution 757. The team returned to European competition in 1996 through the second tier Ronchetti Cup. It has since appeared in the Ronchetti Cup and its successor the Eurocup in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2009, with modest results.

ArenaEdit

SupportersEdit

HonoursEdit

Total titles: 46

Honours No. Years
League – 32
Yugoslav League (1946–1992) Winners 25 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1992
Serbia and Montenegro League (1992–2006) Winners 3 1992–93, 1995–96, 2003–04
Serbian League (2006–present) Winners 4 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19, 2020–21
Cups – 13
Yugoslav Cup (1971–1992) Winners 6 1973, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1992
Serbia and Montenegro Cup (1996–2006) Winners 4 1994, 1995, 2003, 2004
Milan Ciga Vasojević Cup (2006–present) Winners 3 2016, 2017, 2019
European – 1
EuroLeague Women Winners 1 1978–79

Other international achievementsEdit

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

Crvena zvezda roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 1   Naumčev, Nevena 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 21 – (1999-07-10)10 July 1999
PG 3   Dešić, Katarina 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 19 – (2001-09-28)28 September 2001
PG 4   Katanić, Ivana (C) 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 22 – (1999-04-16)16 April 1999
PF 5   Milanović, Ana 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 16 – (2005-01-13)13 January 2005
SF 7   Bošnjaković, Lara 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 19 – (2001-07-21)21 July 2001
SG 8   Kapisoda, Jelena 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 21 – (1999-11-26)26 November 1999
PF 9   Stanković, Andreja 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in) 16 – (2004-11-24)24 November 2004
SF 10   Deurić, Nikolina 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 20 – (2001-03-08)8 March 2001
SF 11   Spasovski, Jovana 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 17 – (2004-04-02)2 April 2004
PF 12   Janković, Maša 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 21 – (2000-02-01)1 February 2000
SG 13   Nedeljkov, Nađa 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 20 – (2001-04-06)6 April 2001
PG 14   Čorto, Tamara 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 18 – (2002-05-07)7 May 2002
PF 15   Bojović, Milica 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 23 – (1998-01-30)30 January 1998
SF 20   Kecman, Iva 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 17 – (2003-04-23)23 April 2003
SG 23   Avlijaš, Marija 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 16 – (2005-01-06)6 January 2005
PF 24   Zečević, Dunja 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 16 – (2004-06-05)5 June 2004
SG 30   Kovačević, Helena 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 18 – (2003-03-31)31 March 2003
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  •   Nemanja Planojević
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  •   Boris Ristanović
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: September 29, 2020

Honored numbersEdit

Crvena zvezda honored numbers
No Nat. Player Position Tenure Ref.
4   Anđelija Arbutina SG 1983–1994 [4]
8   Vukica Mitić PG [4]
12   Zorica Ðurković SG [4]
  Snežana Zorić SG 1964–1976 [4]
15   Sofija Pekić C [4]

CoachesEdit

Notable playersEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Team history in Red Star SS's website
  2. ^ 1958-59 results in Todor66.com
  3. ^ List of finals in FIBA Europe's website
  4. ^ a b c d e "Dame za sva vremena". kosmagazin.com. Retrieved 27 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ IN MEMORIAM: Dragoljub Pljakić Pljaka (1937-2011)
  6. ^ http://promotex.org/coaches/bukvic-dragomir
  7. ^ Dragomir Bukvić
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ Miroslav Kanjevac

External linksEdit