KD Slovan

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Slovan
Slovan logo
Leagues Slovenian Second League
Founded 1951; 63 years ago (1951)[1]
Arena Kodeljevo Sports Hall
(1,540 seats)
Location Ljubljana, Slovenia
Team colors Red, white
         
Main sponsor Plinovodi d.o.o
President Miloš Paravinja
Head coach Simon Petrov
Website Official website
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
Active sport clubs of Slovan
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Košarkarsko društvo Slovan, commonly referred to as KD Slovan or simply Slovan, is a professional basketball team from Ljubljana, Slovenia.

History[1][edit]

KD Slovan vs Maribor 66 in 1969

A beginning of the club is dating back to 1951 when Stane Urek suggested a formation of a basketball club Poljane (KK Poljane) at one of Ljubljana high schools. The club got its official right to play in April same year. After just two days they organised their first tournament at which they invited teams Rudar (Trbovlje) and Krka (Novo mesto) - both playing in first national league. That was the start of the club which played in all leagues in former Yugoslavia and has been ever since Slovenian independence one of the best Slovenian teams. KK Poljane was club's first name and they changed it many times after February 1953.

They were also recognized as KK Krim, KK Slavija, KK Odred and finally KD Slovan – the name they have had until today. They have only added the official sponsor in their name - Geoplin Slovan. After having played for more than 20 years on the basketball court in High school Poljane, they moved to sport centre Slovan in Kodeljevo where they have been playing ever since.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season Tier League Pos. Postseason Cup Adriatic League European competitions
2000–01 1 Kolinska League 3 Semifinalist Played Korać Cup
2001–02 1 Hypo League 4 Semifinalist Semifinalist 11th Played Korać Cup
2002–03 1 1.A League 3 Semifinalist Finalist Played FIBA Europe Cup
2003–04 1 1.A SKL 3 Semifinalist Semifinalist 10th
2004–05 1 1.A SKL 3 Finalist 10th
2005–06 1 1.A SKL 1 Finalist 9th
2006–07 1 1.A SKL 3 Semifinalist 13th
2007–08 1 UPC Telemach 5 14th
2008–09 1 UPC Telemach 5
2009–10 1 Telemach League 8
2010–11 1 Telemach League 5
2011–12 1 Telemach League 10 Semifinalist
2012–13 1 Telemach League 9
2013–14 1 Telemach League 12 Relegated

Arena[edit]

The team play their home matches at the Kodeljevo Sports Park, a 1,540 all-seated hall in Ljubljana.

Colours[edit]

The traditional colours of the club are red and white.

Notable successes[edit]

the 2004–05 and 2005–06 seasons (behind Olimpija).

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b KD Slovan. "Zgodovina" [History] (in Slovene). KD Slovan official website. Retrieved 25 February 2014. 

External links[edit]