BKK Radnički

Beogradski košarkaški klub Radnički (Serbian Cyrillic: Београдски кошаркашки клуб Раднички), commonly referred to as Radnički Belgrade, is a men's basketball club based in Belgrade, Serbia.

Radnički Beograd
Radnički Beograd logo
NicknameKrstaši (The Crusaders)
LeaguesSecond Basketball League of Serbia
Founded7 June 1945; 76 years ago (1945-06-07)
HistoryBKK Radnički
1945–present
ArenaSC Šumice, Belgrade
(capacity: 1,000)
LocationBelgrade, Serbia
Team colorsRed, Blue and White
     
PresidentGoran Kalinić
Head coachNebojša Knežević
Championships1 National Championship
1 National Cup
Websitebkkradnicki.rs

HistoryEdit

The club was founded on 7 June 1945 in the Belgrade's neighborhood of Crveni Krst, which is where their nickname krstaši (the Crusaders) comes from. Radnički achieved the biggest success during the 1970s, when the generation coached by Slobodan Ivković won the title of Yugoslav League champion in 1973. The club also won a Yugoslav Cup in 1976, and reached another cup final in 1978.

During the 1970s, Radnički also had good results in continental competitions. In 1974, they reached the semi-finals of the FIBA European Champions Cup, where they were stopped by reigning European champions, Ignis Varese.[1] In 1977, Radnički reached the finals of a FIBA European Cup Winners' Cup where they lost to Forst Cantù by a single point margin, 86–87.[2]

Sponsorship namingEdit

KK Proleter has had several denominations through the years due to its sponsorship:

  • Radnički FOB
  • Radnički LMK
  • Radnički CIP
  • Radnički Jugopetrol

ArenaEdit

Sports Center Šumice is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the Voždovac municipality of Belgrade and it has a capacity of 1,000 seats. Radnički also has its own little hall in Crveni Krst.

PlayersEdit

Current rosterEdit

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

No. Position Player
8   PG Slobodan Dunđerski
11   PF Uroš Lučić
 



Head coachesEdit

Trophies and awardsEdit

TrophiesEdit

Yugoslav League (1st-tier; defunct)

Yugoslav Cup (defunct)

  • Winners (1): 1975–76

Yugoslav B League (2nd-tier; defunct)

  • Winner (1): 1983–84

Second League of Serbia (2nd-tier)

Best results in European competitionsEdit

Season Achievement Notes
Euroleague
1973–74 Semi-finals Eliminated by Ignis Varese away 78–105 (L) and home 70–83 (L) in semi-finals
FIBA Saporta Cup
1976–77 Runners-up Defeated by Forst Cantù 86–87 in final
FIBA Korać Cup
1998–99 Eighth-finals Eliminated by Panionios home 74–88 (L) and away 71–81 (L) in eighth-finals

Notable playersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Champions Cup 1973–74". linguasport.com. Retrieved 5 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Cup Winners' Cup 1976–77". linguasport.com. Retrieved 5 February 2013.

External linksEdit