ŽRK Budućnost

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ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica
ZRK Buducnost logo.png
Full name Ženski Rukometni Klub Budućnost
Short name ŽRK Budućnost
Founded 1949
Arena Morača Sports Center
Capacity 5,000
Head coach Dragan Adžić
League Montenegrin Championship
2014–15 1st
Website
Official site

ŽRK Budućnost is a women's handball team from Podgorica, Montenegro. It is independent club, which used to be a part of former Budućnost Podgorica sports clubs society.

The club was founded on February 13, 1949, and played its first official game in 1950. The first trophy of ŽRK Budućnost won in 1984 and it was the Cup of Yugoslavia Trophy. The very next year, ŽRK Budućnost became the champions of Yugoslavia. The same year (1985), the girls from Podgorica won their first European title, the Cup Winners' Cup. Until then it was the most successful season for Budućnost, and the club was pronounced "the best club in the country".

As of 1988/1989 season, ŽRK Budućnost dominated the national competition, and was the champion of all the now defunct countries – SFR Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia, Serbia & Montenegro. The club continued to dominate the national championship in Montenegro since it gained independence in 2006.

ŽRK Budućnost is strongly supported by Budućnost sports fans, the Varvari.

Records of achievements[edit]

  • 18 times the champions of SFR Yugoslavia, SR Yugoslavia, Serbia & Montenegro (1985, 1989, 1990, 1992–2006)
  • 16 times the winners of the Cup, (1984, 1989, 1995–1998, 2000–2002, 2005, 2006)
  • 4 times named The Best Club of Yugoslavia, (1985, 1987, 1993, 1998)

Other tournaments[edit]

Champions League[edit]

  • 1995/96 1/8 FINAL
  • 1996/97 1/2 FINAL
  • 1997/98 1/2 FINAL
  • 1998/99 1/2 FINAL
  • 1999/00 1/2 FINAL
  • 2000/01 1/2 FINAL
  • 2001/02 1/2 FINAL
  • 2002/03 1/4 FINAL
  • 2003/04 1/4 FINAL
  • 2004/05 Group Matches
  • 2005/06 Group Matches 3rd – CWC Winner
  • 2006/07 Group Matches
  • 2007/08 Group Matches 3rd – CWC 1/8 FINAL
  • 2008/09 Main Round
  • 2009/10 Group Matches 3rd – CWC Winner
  • 2010/11 1/2 FINAL
  • 2011/12 Winner
  • 2012/13 Main Round
  • 2013/14 Runner-up

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2014–15 season[1]

Technical staff[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ekipa [Team]" (in Montenegrin). ŽRK Budućnost Podgorica official website. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 

External links[edit]