KK Željezničar Sarajevo
KK Željezničar Sarajevo (Košarkaški klub Željezničar Sarajevo in English: Željezničar Sarajevo Basketball Club), also known as Željezničar Sarajevo is the basketball section of the multi-sport society SD Željezničar.
|KK Željezničar Sarajevo|
Plavi (The Blues)
|Founded||19 September 1921|
|Location||Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Team colors||Blue and White|
|Sport clubs of SD Željezničar|
|Football||Basketball (Men's)||Basketball (Women's)|
Basketball is the second most popular sport in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Košarkaški klub (eng. Basketball club) Željezničar for men no longer exists. It was one of the best Bosnian clubs in the 1960s and 1970s, but in the 1990s it ceased to exist. In the overall Yugoslav championship table 1946-1991, they occupied 24th place. They spent six seasons in top flight.
On the other side, the women's club won the Yugoslav championship (in which they were regular participants) in 1971. They also managed to reach the Yugoslav Basketball Cup final in 1988 and 1989. However, their best results came in independent Bosnia-Herzegovina. They won the Bosnian championship title 9 times, Bosnian cup 8 times and WABA League in 2003.
Champions of Yugoslavia (1) - 1971. Champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina (11) - 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. Cup of Bosnia-Herzegovina winners (9) - 1998, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010. WABA League (1) - 2003. National League Winners (12):- 1971, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. There were three separated league and cup competitions in Bosnia and Herzegovina before the 2002/2003 season and, before that season, only several joint play-offs were played to determine one final champion or cup winner. KK Željezničar also won four championship and four cup titles in one of those regions.
Regional champions (4) - 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001. Regional Cup winners (4) - 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001.