KK Vardar (Macedonian: КК Вардар) is a basketball club based in Skopje, North Macedonia. Established in 1947, the team has won the Macedonian National League five times and the Macedonian Cup once.

KK Vardar
KK Vardar logo
NicknameЦрвено-црниот (The Red-Blacks)
LeaguesMacedonian Second League
Founded20 July 1947; 74 years ago (20 July 1947)
HistoryVardar
(1947–2001)
Vardar Imperijal
(2001–2003)
Vardar 2000
(2003–2004)
Vardar Osiguruvanje
(2004–2008)
Vardar 2000
(2008–2010)
Vardar
(2010–present)
ArenaSRC Kale
Capacity2,500
LocationSkopje, North Macedonia
Team colorsRed and Black
   
PresidentBranko Andrievski
Head coachAleksandar Jovančev
Championships5 Macedonian National Leagues
1 Macedonian Cup
Websitekkvardar.mk
Active departments of Vardar Sports Association
Football pictogram.svg Basketball pictogram.svg Handball pictogram.svg
Football Basketball Handball

HistoryEdit

On 20 July 1947, MSD Makedonija and ŽSD Pobeda merged into the newly-established Vardar Sports Association, forming a new club named KK Vardar.[1] In the Yugoslav period between 1947 and 1991, Vardar won five Macedonian National League titles (1947, 1953, 1969, 1981, and 1990).[2] During the 2000s, they were runners-up of the Macedonian First League twice, and also lost in the semifinals on three occasions.[3] They won their first Macedonian Cup in 2007, beating KK Strumica 73–66 in the final.[4]

HonoursEdit

  • Macedonian National League (until 1991)
Winners: 1947, 1953, 1969, 1980–81, 1989–90
Runners-up: 2004–05, 2005–06
Semifinals: 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07
  • Macedonian Second League
Winners: 2010–11, 2017–18
Runners-up: 1999–2000, 2015–16
Winners: 2007
Runners-up: 2005, 2006

ArenaEdit

 
The SRC Kale, home of KK Vardar

KK Vardar plays its home matches at SRC Kale, a multi-purpose indoor sports arena in Skopje. Kale means "Fortress Citadel", named after the Skopje Fortress, located right next to the arena.[5] The hall was built in 1970 and its total seating capacity is 2,500.[5][6]

The hall is mainly used for handball, although it is suitable for events in others sports and music concerts.

PlayersEdit

Notable former playersEdit

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

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ФОРМИРАЊЕ НА КК ВАРДАР" (in Macedonian). KK Vardar. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "ЅВЕЗДИТЕ ВАРДАРОВИ" (in Macedonian). KK Vardar. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "KK VARDAR SKOPJE basketball team History".
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b "Venues". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  6. ^ "SRC Kale – Venue Information". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 28 December 2020.

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