HŽRK Zrinjski Mostar

HŽRK Zrinjski Mostar (Croatian: Hrvatski ženski rukometni klub Zrinjski Mostar, English: Croat Women's Handball Club Zrinjski Mostar) is a Croat-founded women's handball team from the city of Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

HŽRK Zrinjski Mostar
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Full nameHrvatski ženski rukometni klub Zrinjski Mostar
Nickname(s)Plemkinje (The Noblewomen)
Short nameHŽRK Zrinjski Mostar
Founded1992; 29 years ago (1992)
LeaguePremier League
2020–219th
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The club plays in the Handball Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is part of the Zrinjski Mostar sport society. It has been one of the most successful women's handball clubs in the country since the formation of the national league in 2001.

Fans of HŽRK Zrinjski are known as Ultras.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded by Bosnian Croats in 1992. The team dominated women's handball in Herzeg-Bosnia. From 1994 to 2001, they won eight titles, also winning three titles in the playoffs of the Championship of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In 2001 a new united national league was formed with Zrinjski winning the inaugural season.

Season 2012-13 was very successful for the team with the title returning to Mostar. In European competitions, Zrinjski played in the quarterfinals of the EHF Challenge Cup, which was a historic success for the club, and for women's handball in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

HonoursEdit

European recordEdit

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2013–14 EHF Cup R2   VOC Amsterdam 17-34[1] 13-29[2] 30-63

Recent seasonsEdit

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[3]

Season Division Tier Position
2014–15 Premier League I 4th
2015-16 11th ↓
2016–17 Prva liga FBiH II ?
2017-18 4th
2018–19 1st ↑
2019–20 Premier League I 11th
2020–21 9th
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Promoted Relegated

Notable playersEdit

Coaching historyEdit

  • Zvonko Papak[4]
  • Ana Papak[5]
  • Marijana Arapović[6]
  • Tina Biokšić[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fri Oct 11, 2013 19:30 (CEST) - Amsterdam (NED) - Elzenhagen • Round 2 - W EHFC 2014". eurohandball.com. EHF. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Sun Oct 13, 2013 13:00 (CEST) - Amsterdam (NED) - Elzenhagen • Round 2 - W EHFC 2014". eurohandball.com. EHF. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Zrinjski Rukomet / Žene". SportDC. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  4. ^ "Preminuo Zvonko Papak, bivši trener HŽRK Zrinjski". hercegovina.info. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  5. ^ "Ana Papak napušta klupu Zrinjskog". sportsport.ba. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  6. ^ "HŽRK Zrinjski se vratio u Premijer ligu Bosne i Hercegovine". sportsport.ba. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  7. ^ "HŽRK Zrinjski: Trenerica Marijana Arapović podnijela ostavku". hercegovina.info. Retrieved 4 August 2021.

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