VK Bečej (full name: Vaterpolo klub Bečej; lit. Water polo club Bečej), was a water polo club from Bečej, Serbia. Founded in 1947, the club disbanded in 2002 due to the bad financial situation.

VK Bečej
SportWater polo
Founded1947 (1947)
Folded2002 (2002)
Based inBečej, Serbia


The club was established in 1947. Its golden years came in the mid-1990s, when the club won the National Championships and National Cups of FR Yugoslavia for six consecutive seasons, from 1995–96 to 2000–01 season. VK Bečej also made LEN Champions League Final Four appearances in 1997 and 1998.

The biggest success in club's history was winning the 1999–2000 LEN Champions League trophy, becoming only the second Serbian team after VK Partizan to win the top-tier European water polo club competition.[1][2] Aleksandar Šapić led the team to the 1999–00 title, scoring 5 goals in the final versus Zagreb-based HAVK Mladost on 27 May 2000.[2] He was also that year's Euroleague best scorer with 39 goals in the season. In 2001, VK Bečej made its last Champions League Final Four appearance.

The club's president during this golden era was Đorđe "Badža" Predin.[2] The prominent Serbian company Sojaprotein sponsored the club in this period.


Champions League winning squadEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Notable former coachesEdit


  • National Championship
    • Winners (6) : 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
  • National Cup
    • Winners (6) : 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001
  • Champions League
    • Winners (1) : 1999/00
    • Final Four (3) : 1997, 1998, 2001


  1. ^ "Bio jednom šampion Evrope iz Bečeja". mondo.rs (in Serbian). 7 December 2015. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Grujić, Bogoljub (4 August 2019). "Evropski Bečej na dnu bazena". novosti.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 20 September 2019.

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