ŽKK Partizan

Ženski košarkaški klub Partizan 1953 (Serbian Cyrillic: Женски кошаркашки клуб Партизан, English: Women's Basketball Club Partizan), commonly referred to as ŽKK Partizan 1953 or simply Partizan, is a women's professional basketball club based in Belgrade, Serbia. Since 2015, the club has been competing under the legal name Partizan 1953. It is part of the multi-sports club Partizan. They are currently competing in the Serbian First League. The club won seven national championships, five national cups and two Adriatic League. They play their home games at the Sports Hall "Ranko Žeravica".

Partizan 1953
Partizan 1953 logo
NicknameThe Black & Whites
The Steamroller
LeaguesFirst League of Serbia
Adriatic League Women
HistoryŽKK Partizan
ŽKK Partizan 1953
ArenaRanko Žeravica Sports Hall
(capacity: 5.000)
Vizura Sports Center
(capacity: 1.500)
LocationBelgrade, Serbia
Team colorsBlack and White
PresidentŽivomir Novaković
Head coachSlađan Ivić
Championships7 National Championships
5 National Cups
2 Adriatic League Women


Alternate logo

Formation and early years (20th century)Edit

The club was founded in 1953. Three times a champion Yugoslavia, in the seasons 1983–84, 1984–85 and 1985–86. Partizan were then lead Jelica Komnenović, Biljana Majstorović, Olivera Krivokapić, Stojna Vangelovska, Cvetana Dekleva, Dragana Simić, Merhunisa Omerović, Zorana Cvetković, Radmila Lekić, Dragana Boreli, Olgica Mašić, Sonja Krnjaja, Zorica Ivetić, Andreja Pukšić, Tanja Stevanović... Partizan is in this period and twice won the Cup in 1985 and 1986.

Marina Maljković's era (2009–2013)Edit

After the dissolution of Yugoslavia did not have success until the 2009–10 when they became champions Serbia.[1] The following 2010–11 was more successful because the players of Partizan won the double crown, winning the Championship[2] and Cup.[3]

In the season 2011–12 Partizan is the first time won the Adriatic League triumph in the final tournament of the Zenica. The club's was better in the final of the domestic Čelik score of 74:65 . At the end of the season, Partizan won again Championship which was a total of 6 Champion in the history of the club.

In the season 2012–13 Partizan were won by Cup after the final of the Lazarevac team won Radivoj Korać with 103:71.[4] The most effective players were American Brooke Queenan with 23 points, Milica Dabović with 21 and Dajana Butulija with 19 points. Partizan is the Adriatic League completed no defeats, and defended trophy. After 20 wins from as many matches in the regular part of the league, the Final Four of the Novi Sad won in first the semi-finals Vojvodina to 94:72, and in the finals as well as the Cup was better than Radivoj Korać with 70:45.[5] At the end of the season and seventh Champion's title by winning the final play-off Championship of Serbia over the team Radivoj Korać.[6]

Turbulence and recovery (2013–2015)Edit

During the summer of 2013 the club had major financial problems for which they were threatened to be extinguish club, but despite the club survive.[7][8] As a result, coach Marina Maljković and almost the entire team left the club. In the next season the club came in from the rejuvenated squad.[9][10][11][12] In the Cup Partizan lost in the final of the Radivoj Korać with result 90:64.[13] In the championship of Serbia in the semi-finals lost to eternal rivals Red Star, and in the regional league in the quarterfinals lost to teams of Budućnost Volcano.

In the 2014-15 season the club substituted by with identical composition as the last season with the ambition to consolidate the club financially and as regards the sporting aspect to at least repeat the results of last season. In the regional league is Partizan finished at 5th place in Group A, in the championship Serbia lost to the team of Vojvodina in the semi-finals and in Cup he lost in the semifinals of the Radivoj Korać.

Partizan 1953 (2015–present)Edit

During 2015, the club is in the senior competition gave up participating in all competitions, the club formally stayed to function to restore the debts he had. In the meantime, established a new club under the name Partizan 1953 in which have moved all players from the previous club. Club he started from Second league of Serbia as the lowest rank of competition in Serbia.[14]

After season 2015–16, club is provided back to the first division, which is also provided participate in regional league in next season by giving up certain clubs from Serbia that are based on the results in the previous season to provide.[15][16]


Ranko Žeravica Sports HallEdit

Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the New Belgrade municipality and it has a capacity of 5,000 seats.

Vizura Sports CenterEdit

Vizura Sports Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the Zemun municipality and it has a capacity of 1,500 seats.


The Grobari (Serbian Cyrillic: Гробари) are supporters of the Belgrade football club Partizan. They generally support all clubs within the Sports Association Partizan, especially football and basketball teams.



National Championships – 7

National Cups – 5


International titles – 2

Current squadEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

ŽKK Partizan 1953 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
PF 00   Jovanović, Marta (C) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 19 – (2002-07-03)3 July 2002
SF 4   Vučković, Nevena 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 23 – (1998-02-03)3 February 1998
SG 5   Olić, Sofija 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 20 – (2000-09-25)25 September 2000
SF 7   Perišić, Mina 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 17 – (2003-10-27)27 October 2003
SF 9   Mlađenović, Anđela 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 18 – (2002-10-13)13 October 2002
PG 13   Stojić, Marina 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 20 – (2000-09-28)28 September 2000
PG 15   Kovačević, Danijela 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 18 – (2002-12-02)2 December 2002
C 19   Marjanović, Gorana 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 21 – (2000-03-26)26 March 2000
C 21   Miljević, Jovana 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
SF 23   Dubrovina, Natalija 25 – (1996-07-06)6 July 1996
PF 26   Karalić, Marina 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 27 – (1994-04-03)3 April 1994
SF 27   Samardžić, Nina 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 18 – (2002-08-11)11 August 2002
PF 88   Luković, Branka 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 26 – (1995-01-23)23 January 1995
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength & conditioning coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  •   Injured

Updated: 15 November 2020

Partizan managementEdit

As of 19 April 2017[17]

Current staff
  • President: Živomir Novaković
  • Vice-president: Žarko Zečević
  • Vice-president: Radovan Draškić
  • General secretary: Srbobran Filipović
  • Director of basketball: Bojana Janković

Notable former playersEdit

Notable former coachesEdit

See alsoEdit


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  14. ^ "ŽKK Partizan odustao od domaće i Jadranske lige". novosti.rs. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
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  16. ^ "KŽK PARTIZAN 1953. U REGIONALNOJ LIGI". volimpartizan.rs. Retrieved 9 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Partizan management 2016/17". kosarka24. Retrieved 19 April 2017.

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