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VK Primorje

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VK Primorje (Croatian: Vaterpolski klub Primorje, commonly referred to as Primorje) is a Croatian water polo club based in Rijeka.

VK Primorje EB
Founded 1908
League Croatian First League
Adriatic League
Based in Rijeka, Croatia
Arena Kantrida
Capacity: 1,200
President Zoran Jukica
Head coach Igor Pezelj



The club was founded in 1908, as HŠK Victoria (Croatian Sports Club Victoria), and is the oldest swimming club in Croatia. Under that name, the club was active until World War II. After the war, the club was re-established in 1948 as Primorje. Since 1991 and the breakup of Yugoslavia the club has been competing in Croatian First League, as well as the regional Adriatic League and LEN Champions League.

VK Primorje has won three national championships, the first in 1938 (as HŠK Victoria), and the second and third in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons. Primorje has won three Adriatic League titles, in 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15. Primorje has also won five national cup competitions.

The club has produced many players that have had a significant impact for the Croatia men's national water polo team, including Igor Hinić, Damir Glavan, Damir Burić, and Samir Barać, all of whom have won medals at major international competitions. In addition, the club also produced Danijel Premuš and Vladimir Vujasinović, who went on to win olympic medals for Italy and Serbia respectively.


The club's home games are held at the newly built Bazeni Kantrida, the venue which hosted the 2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships. The capacity of the new swimming complex is approximately 1,200 and is located within walking distance from HNK Rijeka's football stadium.


Current squadEdit

Season 2016–2017

Nat. Player Pos.
1   Duje Jelovina GK
13   Fran Čubranić GK
19   Petar Božić GK
3   Karlo Kovačević D
4   Nathan Power D
10   Mislav Vrlić D
14   Ivan Buljubašić (c) D
18   Marko Blažić D
2   Cosmin Radu C
12   Lovro Papalić C
15   Mateo Saftić W
16   Ian Petrić W
20   Silvio Alberto Poropat W
21   Antonio Čunko W
5   Duje Peroš CF
6   Marko Radulović CF
7   Maroš Tkač CF
9   Nino Mudražija CF
11   Ante Vukičević CF
15   Dario Rakovac CF
17   Sven Augusti CF
22   Tin Brubnjak CF

Bold: senior national team possess

Technical staffEdit

  • Head Coach: Igor Pezelj
  • Sport Director: Zoran Roje
  • Technical Director: Damir Radonić
  • Club Doctor: Andrija Zubović


European competitionsEdit

LEN Champions League

LEN Cup Winners' Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1976–77
  • Third placed (2): 1979–80, 1995–96


  • Winners (1): 1996

Adriatic League

  • Winners (3): 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Runners-up (2): 2011–12, 2015–16

Domestic competitionsEdit

Croatian League

  • Winners (2): 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Runners-up (5): 2003–04, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2015–16

Croatian Cup

  • Winners (4): 1995–96, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Runners-up (3): 2002–03, 2010–11, 2015–16

Yugoslav League

  • Winners (1): 1938
  • Runners-up (2): 1978–79, 1982–83

Yugoslav Cup

  • Winners (1): 1979
  • Runners-up (1): 1976

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