ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica

ŽRK Budućnost is a women's handball team from Podgorica, Montenegro (previously, the club also appeared under the names ZRK Buducnost MONET, Buducnost Brillant and Buducnost Titograd). Among the numerous titles, Budućnost is two-times winner of EHF Women's Champions League

ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica
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Full nameŽenski Rukometni Klub Budućnost
Short nameŽRK Budućnost
Founded1949
ArenaMorača Sports Center and Bemax Arena
Capacity6000 and 2,200
PresidentRadmila Petrović
Head coachBojana Popović
CaptainMilena Raičević
LeagueMontenegrin Championship
2021–221st
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Website
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The club was founded on February 13, 1949, and played its first official game in 1950. The first trophy, the Cup of Yugoslavia, was won in 1984. In 1985, ŽRK Budućnost won the Yugoslavian championship, and went on to win their first European title (Cup Winners' Cup) that same year. At the time, the club was pronounced as "the best in the country". As of 1988/1989 season, ŽRK Budućnost dominated the national competition, and was the champion of all the now defunct countries – SFR Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia, Serbia & Montenegro. The club continued to dominate the national championship in Montenegro since it gained independence in 2006.
ŽRK Budućnost won the titles of European Champion twice - on seasons 2012 and 2015.

ŽRK Budućnost is strongly supported by Budućnost sports fans, the Varvari.[1]

ŽRK Budućnost is a part of Budućnost Podgorica sports society.

KitsEdit

Records of achievementsEdit

International titles (6)
National Championships (33)
National Cups (27)
Others
  • 4 times named The Best Club of Yugoslavia (1985, 1987, 1993, 1998)

Champions LeagueEdit

  • 1985/86 1/2 FINAL
  • 1989/90 1/4 FINAL
  • 1990/91 1/4 FINAL
  • 1995/96 1/8 FINAL
  • 1996/97 1/8 FINAL
  • 1997/98 1/2 FINAL
  • 1998/99 1/2 FINAL
  • 1999/00 1/2 FINAL
  • 2000/01 1/2 FINAL
  • 2001/02 1/2 FINAL
  • 2002/03 1/4 FINAL
  • 2003/04 1/4 FINAL
  • 2004/05 Group Matches
  • 2005/06 Group Matches 3rd – CWC Winner
  • 2006/07 Group Matches
  • 2007/08 Group Matches 3rd – CWC 1/8 FINAL
  • 2008/09 Main Round
  • 2009/10 Group Matches 3rd – CWC Winner
  • 2010/11 1/2 FINAL
  • 2011/12 Winner
  • 2012/13 Main Round
  • 2013/14 Runner-up
  • 2014/15 Winner
  • 2015/16 Final Four - 4th
  • 2016/17 Final Four - 4th
  • 2017/18 Quarter-final
  • 2018/19 Quarter-final
  • 2020/21 Quarter-final
  • 2021/22 Group Matches

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2022–23 season

TransfersEdit

Transfers for the 2023–24 season

Staff membersEdit

Staff for the 2022–23 season.[2]

  •  Head Coach: Bojana Popović
  •  Assistant Coach: Maja Savić
  •   Goalkeeping Coach: Novak Ristović
  •   Fitness Coach: Danica Delić
  •   Fiziotherapeut: Andrija Damjanović
  •   Fiziotherapeut: Mitar Vujović
  •   Physiotherapist: Bojana Jeličić
  •   Statistician: Vladimir Kovačević

StatisticsEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Head coach historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Varvari - "U mome srcu jedina"". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-19. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  2. ^ "Stručni štab". ŽRK Budućnost. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Buducnost Podgorica". European Handball Federation.
  4. ^ "All-stars take to the court at the MVM EHF Final4". European Handball Federation. 2 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Women's Champions League: EHF announced All-star team". Handball-world.news. 8 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Europe's finest players shine in Women's EHF Champions League All-star team". European Handball Federation. 6 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Fans, media and coaches had their say: these are women's EHF Champions League All Stars". European Handball Federation. 5 May 2017.
  8. ^ "New All-Star Team features three fresh names and returning Neagu". eurohandball.com. 5 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Fan Favourite Oftedal leads Győr quartet in All-Star Team". eurohandball.com. 28 May 2021.
  10. ^ MTI (2010-01-18). "Zsiga Gyula elhagyta a Podgoricát". index.hu (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  11. ^ JÓZSEF, HEKA LÁSZLÓ, SIMON (2008-06-22). "Zsiga Gyula a montenegrói Buducsnoszt Podgoricánál folytatja - NSO". NSO.hu (in Hungarian). Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  12. ^ "Sport365.hu - Kikaptak a Győrtől, távozott a Buducsnoszt edzője". sport365.hu. Retrieved 2021-05-02.
  13. ^ "Bojana Popovic to lead ZRK Buducnost Podgorica". Handball Planet. 2020-11-28. Retrieved 2021-05-02.

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