RK Metaloplastika

RK Metaloplastika (Serbian Cyrillic: РК Металопластика) is a Serbian handball club based in Šabac. They compete in the Serbian Handball Super League.

RK Metaloplastika
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Full nameRukometni klub Metaloplastika
Nickname(s)Plavi (The Blues)
Founded1958
ArenaGimnazija
PresidentKosta Greci
Head coachMiodrag Kažić
LeagueSerbian Handball Super League
2020/213
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Home
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Website
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HistoryEdit

The club itself dates back to 1958.[1] They initially competed under the name Partizan.[1] In 1970, the club changed its name to Metaloplastika after being taken over by the industrial company of the same name.[1] They earned promotion to the Yugoslav Championship in 1974.[1] The club won its first trophy, the Yugoslav Cup, in the 1979–80 season, securing a spot in European competitions for the first time ever.[1] They subsequently reached the Cup Winners' Cup semi-finals in their debut international appearance.[1]

The 1980s saw the club became champions of Yugoslavia a record seven times in a row, commencing from the 1981–82 season.[1] They also established themselves as a dominant force in European club handball, making three straight European Cup finals appearances. After losing the 1984 final, the club won back-to-back titles in 1985 and 1986;[1] the squad was nicknamed "the Šabac Aliens" by the media.[2]

In the 2013–14 season, the club reached the EHF Challenge Cup final. They played just one tie due to the severe flooding in Serbia, losing away to IK Sävehof in Sweden.[3] In the 2015–16 season, the club won the Serbian Cup, ending a run of 28 years without a trophy.[4]

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

Yugoslav League

  • 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1987–88

Yugoslav Cup / Serbian Cup

  • 1979–80, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1985–86 / 2015–16

EuropeanEdit

European Cup

SponsorshipEdit

During its history, the club has been known by a variety of names due to sponsorship reasons:

  • Metaloplastika Galeb
  • Metaloplastika Zorka Keramika[5]

Notable playersEdit

The list includes players who played for their respective national teams in any major international tournaments, such as the Olympic Games, World Championships and European Championships:

Head coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Istorija kluba" (in Serbian). rkmetaloplastika.com. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Šabački vanzemaljci stižu na veliko platno" (in Serbian). rts.rs. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  3. ^ "RUKOMET: Metaloplastika bez evro-trofeja" (in Serbian). mondo.rs. 25 May 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Metaloplastika – trofej posle 28 godina" (in Serbian). b92.net. 4 June 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Zorka Keramika postala sponzor Metaloplastike" (in Serbian). danas.rs. 5 November 2007. Retrieved 1 December 2020.

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