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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
Capacity6000
PresidentRadmila Petrović
Head coachDragan Adžić
LeagueMontenegrin Championship
2018–191st
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Home
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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.

Records of achievementsEdit

International titles (6)
National Championships (31)
National Cups (24)
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 1/2 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

TeamEdit

Current squadEdit

Squad for the 2019–20 season

TransfersEdit

Transfers for the 2019-20 season

Technical staffEdit

Staff for the 2019-20 season.[5]

  •   Sporting director: Bojana Popović
  •   Head Coach: Dragan Adžić
  •   Assistant Coach: Bojana Popović
  •   Goalkeeping Coach: Novak Ristović
  •   Fitness Coach: Danica Delić
  •   Fitness Coach: Marko Mrak
  •   Physiotherapist: Mitar Vujović
  •   Physiotherapist: Bojan Milošević
  •   Statistician: Vladimir Kovačević

Notable former playersEdit

Notable former coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Varvari - "U mome srcu jedina"". YouTube. Retrieved 22 March 2012.
  2. ^ http://zrkb.me/clanak/91
  3. ^ http://zrkb.me/clanak/129
  4. ^ http://zrkb.me/clanak/91
  5. ^ "Stručni štab". ŽRK Budućnost. Retrieved 13 February 2016.

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