Vaterpolski klub Solaris (English: Solaris Water Polo Club), commonly referred to as VK Solaris or simply Solaris, is a men's professional water polo club based in Šibenik, Croatia. As of 2022–22 season, it competes in the Croatian First League and Regional League A1.

VK Solaris
Full nameVaterpolski klub Solaris
Founded2015; 5 years ago
LeagueCroatian League
Regional League A1
Team historyVK Solaris
(2015–present)
Based inŠibenik, Croatia
ArenaBazen Crnica
(Capacity: 400)[1]
ColoursBlue and Orange
   
PresidentSlaven Bogut[2]
Head coachJure Marelja
Websitevksolaris.hr

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in the summer 2015 by merging former clubs VK Šibenik and VK Adriatic for the need to become a strong water polo club in Šibenik. After some problems, the merge finally came in August 2015, and the newly formed VK Solaris takes over Adriatic's place and organization, and relies on the Šibenik's tradition.[3][4][5][6]

In May 2019, the club came fifth in the Croatian First League championship, defeating POŠK by a scoreline of 20–14 on aggregate (14–5, 6–9). Winning the fifth place, Solaris secured its place in the following season of LEN Europa Cup.[7][8][9][10]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Season 2020/21

Nat. Player Pos.
1   Marin Šparada GK, C
2   Ivan Malenica
3   Vice Erak
4   Nikola Štrkalj
5   Domagoj Bulat
6   Branimir Herceg
8   Roko Pelicarić
9   Nino Mudražija
11   Eugen Koprčina
13   Ivan Jukić
  Toni Šparada
  Mateo Sabioni
  Roko Golubović
  Lucian Štrkalj
  Paško Brajković
  Ante Ljubičić
  Ivan Ibrahimpašić

PersonnelEdit

Source:[11]

Staff Job title
  Slaven Bogut President
  Tomislav Ninić Executive vice president
  Tomislav Perak Vice president
  Tomislav Jukić Vice president
  Katarina Šupe Secretary
  Jakša Knežević Director
  Jure Marelja Head coach
  Edi Brkić Assistant coach
  Denis Šupe Coordinator for children

HonoursEdit

DomesticEdit

RegionalEdit

Notable playersEdit

Notable coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Javna ustanova športski objekti "Šibenik"". juso-sibenik.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 2 October 2020.
  2. ^ "NEMA ODUSTAJANJA Novi predsjednik Solarisa direktor je skradinske marine, a u Crnici ima velike ambicije". sibenski.slobodnadalmacija.hr (in Croatian). 22 September 2019. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Edi Brkić: Od toga što Šibenik ima dva vaterpolo kluba najviše profitiraju Zadar i Split". sibenskiportal.rtl.hr (in Croatian). 11 February 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  4. ^ "ZAHUKTAVAJU SE PREGOVORI: Uskoro će biti poznato hoće li biti šibenske vaterpolske fuzije". sibenskiportal.rtl.hr (in Croatian). 9 July 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  5. ^ "VK ŠIBENIK I VK ADRIATIC BLIZU SPAJANJA: Osnivačka skupština novog kluba 15. kolovoza?!". sibenskiportal.rtl.hr (in Croatian). 20 July 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  6. ^ "Spajanje dva šibenska vaterpolska kluba pošlo po zlu: 'Na kraju će epilog biti da Adriatic ne želi ujedinjenje'". sibenskiportal.rtl.hr (in Croatian). 21 July 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2018.
  7. ^ "(KON)FUZIJA: U Adriaticu ogorčeni: 'VK Šibenik vuče jednostrane poteze, bez konzultacija s nama'". sibenskiportal.rtl.hr (in Croatian). 21 July 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Adriatic mijenja ime u Solaris, igrat će Prvu B regionalnu ligu". m.sibenikin.com (in Croatian). 20 August 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  9. ^ "EKSKLUZIVNO – PERICA BUKIĆ: Zašto sam se odlučio vratiti u šibenski vaterpolo". sibenskiportal.rtl.hr (in Croatian). 1 September 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Novooformljeni VK Solaris sutra igra prvu utakmicu pred domaćom publikom". mok.hr (in Croatian). 17 October 2015. Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Organizacija". vksolaris.hr (in Croatian). Retrieved 23 January 2021.

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