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Košarkarsko društvo Slovan, commonly referred to as KD Slovan or simply Slovan, is a basketball team from Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Slovan
Slovan logo
LeaguesSlovenian Third League
Founded1951; 68 years ago (1951)[1]
ArenaKodeljevo Sports Hall
(1,540 seats)
LocationLjubljana, Slovenia
Team colorsRed, White
         
PresidentNiko Klanšek
Head coachMarko Marković
WebsiteOfficial website
Uniforms

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HistoryEdit

 
KD Slovan vs Maribor 66 in 1969

The origins of the club are dating back to 1951, when Stane Urek suggested a formation of a basketball club in Poljane (KK Poljane), at one of Ljubljana's high schools.[1] The club got its official permission to play on 13 April in the same year.[1] After just two days, they organised their first tournament, at which they invited teams Rudar (Trbovlje) and Krka (Novo Mesto); both playing in first national league.[1]

The team was also named KK Krim, KK Slavija, KK Odred, and finally KD Slovan – the name they have had until today.[1] After having played for more than 20 years on the basketball court in High school Poljane, they moved to sports centre Slovan in Kodeljevo, where they have been playing ever since.[1]

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Cup Adriatic League European competitions
1998–99 1 Kolinska League 7th Quarterfinals
1999–00 1 Kolinska League 4th Semifinalist Quarterfinals Korać Cup
2000–01 1 Kolinska League 3rd Semifinalist Semifinals (3rd) Korać Cup
2001–02 1 Hypo League 4th Semifinalist Semifinals 11th Korać Cup
2002–03 1 1. A SKL 3rd Semifinalist Finalist FIBA Europe Cup
2003–04 1 1. A SKL 3rd Semifinalist Semifinals 10th
2004–05 1 1. A SKL 3rd Finalist Quarterfinals 10th
2005–06 1 1. A SKL 1st Finalist Quarterfinals 9th
2006–07 1 1. A SKL 3rd Semifinalist Quarterfinals 13th
2007–08 1 UPC Telemach 5th Quarterfinals 14th
2008–09 1 UPC Telemach 5th Quarterfinals
2009–10 1 Telemach League 8th Semifinals
2010–11 1 Telemach League 5th Quarterfinals
2011–12 1 Telemach League 10th Semifinals
2012–13 1 Telemach League 9th 4th round
2013–14 1 Telemach League 12th Relegated 5th round
2014–15 2 2. SKL 8th Quarterfinals
2015–16 2 2. SKL 12th Relegated 4th round
2016–17 3 3. SKL 4th (West) 3rd round

ArenaEdit

The team play their home matches at the Kodeljevo Sports Park, a 1,540 all-seated hall in Ljubljana.

ColoursEdit

The traditional colours of the club are red and white.

Notable successesEdit

International playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Zgodovina" [History] (in Slovenian). KD Slovan official website. Retrieved 25 April 2016.

External linksEdit