ŽRK Metalurg

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ЖРК Металург
ŽRK Metalurg
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Full name Ženski rakometen klub
Metalurg Skopje
Founded 1964
Arena Avtokomanda, Skopje
Capacity 2,000
President Tome Trenovski
Head coach Krsto Petruševski
League Skopsko Super League
2011–12 1st (champions)
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ŽRK Metalurg (WHC Metalurg) (Macedonian: ЖРК Металург) is a Macedonian women's handball club from Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The team currently competes in the Macedonian women's First League of Handball and in the EHF Women's Champions League.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1964 under the name MIK and played in the amateur handball league of SR Macedonia. In the season 1969/70 MIK became winner of the handball league of SR Macedonia. In 1973 the club was renamed to RK Skopje. Finally in 1975, RK Skopje achieved their greatest success, participation in the First Yugoslav Handball League. In 1978, RK Skopje won the Yugoslav Cup for the territory of SR Macedonia. From then until the dissolution of former Yugoslavia, RK Skopje played in the Second Yugoslav Handball League.[1]

After the independence of Macedonia in 1991, RK Skopje competed in the Macedonian women's First League of Handball, and the club played in the EHF Women's Cup Winners' Cup in 1994 and in the Women's EHF Challenge Cup the following year.

In the season 2007/08 the club got a strong sponsor, and under the name ŽRK Metalurg Skopje, unbeaten entered in the Macedonian women's First League of Handball. In the 2009/10 season ŽRK Metalurg Skopje won the Macedonian Championship and the Macedonian Cup without losing a point. The following season the club again won the league title and domestic cup. In the 2011-12 season, they had their best showing in Europe by making it to the Last 16 of the Women's EHF Cup Winners' Cup.[2] They followed that up with their third straight domestic double crown.[3]

Accomplishments[edit]

  • Macedonian Republic League
Winners (2): 1970, 1985
Winners (3): 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12
  • Macedonian Republic Cup
Winners (1): 1978
Winners (4): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Semi-Finalist (1): 2009/10
      WRHL Women
  Finalist (1) : 2011/12
  Third place (1) : 2009/10

Team[edit]

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2012-13 season [4]

Technical staff[edit]

  • Republic of Macedonia Head Coach: Krsto Petruševski
  • Republic of Macedonia Assistant Coach: Blagoja Vesikj
  • Republic of Macedonia Physiotherapist: Kate Andonovska
  • Republic of Macedonia Director: Filip Hristov

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