KK Rabotnički

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КК Работнички
KK Rabotnički
КК Работнички KK Rabotnički logo
Nickname Шпедитери (Forwarders)
Leagues Macedonian First League
Founded 1947
Arena Gradski Park
(capacity: 1,500)
Location Skopje, Macedonia
Team colors Red and White
         
President Dejan Jovanovski
Head coach Emil Rajkovic
Championships 14 Championships of Macedonia
8 Macedonian Cups
Website kkrabotnicki.mk
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KK Rabotnički (Macedonian: КК Работнички) is a basketball club based in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. They currently play in the Macedonian First League.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1946, in Skopje. In 1964 it becomes member of the first federal "A" league in the former Federation of six Republics Yugoslavia and competes there on a regular basis until 1990. In the 1991-92 season, the team played in the Federal YUBA Liga. Although, they never won a Federal championship they were finalist in the Federal Yugoslav Cup on two occasions: 1976 and 1983. Since the transformation of the Macedonian Republic League in to Macedonian First League, Rabotnički are the most successful Macedonian basketball team of all time, winning a record 14 league titles and 8 national cups.[1]

KK Rabotnicki in European competitions[edit]

In their rich European history KK Rabotnicki competed in many European competitions. Their most successful period was in the 90's. They competed for eleven seasons in four different cups. FEC=FIBA Europe Eurocup (ex FIBA-Europe League) once, FCC=FIBA-Europe Eurocup Challenge (ex FIBA-Europe Cup) twice, FKC=FIBA Korac Cup once, FSC=FIBA Saporta Cup (ex Cup Winners' Cup, European Cup)four times, and FSL=FIBA Suproleague (ex Champions' Cup, EuroLeague) three times.

Seasons and results of Rabotnicki in Europe:

  • 2004/05 FEC R1 (Grp A): Unics Kazan (RUS), 95-99 & 53-87*

R1 (Grp A): Kaposvar Basket (HUN), Kaposvar quit R1 (Grp A): ECM Nymburk (CZE), 102-86 & 60-84* R1 (Grp A): Hapoel Galil Elyon (ISR), 87-92* & 97-109 R1 (Grp A): Fenerbahce Istanbul (TUR), 60-109* & 67-79 R1 (Grp A): CSKA Sofia (BUL), 84-97* & 82-81 R1 (Grp A): Kiev Basket (UKR), 62-88 & 73-102*

  • 2003/04 FCC [S] QR (Grp B): Fenerbahce Istanbul (TUR), 91-87 & 65-80*

[S] QR (Grp B): CSU Ploiesti (ROM), 46-60* & 75-66 [S] PO: APOEL Nicosia (CYP), 100-93* & 81-77 [S] FF-SF: Keravnos Nicosia (CYP), 96-75** [S] FF-FL: Tuborg Izmir (TUR), 78-80**

  • 2002/03 FCC [S] QR (Grp A): Peristeri Athens (GRE), 59-72 & 72-85*

[S] QR (Grp A): Vojvodina Novi Sad (SRB), 77-102* & 81-83 [S] QR (Grp A): Karsiyaka Izmir (TUR), 66-96 & 91-99* [S] QR (Grp A): Hapoel Jerusalem (ISR), 64-90* & 89-90 [S] QR (Grp A): Yambol 92 Basket (BUL), 75-69 & 73-85*

  • 2000/01 FKC Q1: KK Aleksandrovac (BIH), 63-71 & 70-70*
  • 1999/00 FSC R1 (Grp D): Bosna Sarajevo (BIH), 52-59* & 51-82

R1 (Grp D): Saski Baskonia Vitoria (ESP), 57-73 & 49-70* R1 (Grp D): PSG Racing Paris (FRA), 43-83* & 57-70 R1 (Grp D): Illiabum Ilhavo (POR), 68-76 & 68-67* R1 (Grp D): KC Pruszkow (POL), 64-65 & 41-84*

  • 1997/98 FSC R1 (Grp A): Torpan Pojat Helsinki (FIN), 80-81 & 55-85*

R1 (Grp A): Joventut Badalona (ESP), 72-105* & 55-70 R1 (Grp A): MBK Odessa (UKR), 57-77 & 63-78* R1 (Grp A): Tofas Bursa (TUR), 47-73* & 76-77 R1 (Grp A): Zemaitijos Olimpas Plunge (LTU), 70-86* & 78-88

  • 1996/97 FSC R1 (Grp A): ASK Riga (LVA), 80-99* & 84-97

R1 (Grp A): WTK Wloclawek (POL), 76-82* & 86-88 R1 (Grp A): Victoria Libertas Pesaro (ITA), 77-95* & 78-71 R1 (Grp A): Savinjski Polzela (SVN), 89-91 & 66-74* R1 (Grp A): Fenerbahce Istanbul (TUR), 78-84 & 61-90*

  • 1995/96 FSL Q1: Budivelnik Kiev (UKR), 65-64 & 69-83*
  • 1994/95 FSL Q1: Honved Budapest (HUN), 82-99* & 73-64
  • 1993/94 FSL Q1: Honved Budapest (HUN), 73-61 & 79-74*

R1: EB Pau-Orthez (FRA), 74-86 & 89-91* FSC Q3: Den Helder Basket (NED), 76-92* & 85-62 QF (Grp A): Saski Baskonia Vitoria (ESP), 90-113* & 102-97 QF (Grp A): Tofas Bursa (TUR), 109-107 & 87-92* QF (Grp A): Olimpija Ljubljana (SVN), 77-89* & 66-80 QF (Grp A): Bellinzona Basket (SUI), 70-87* & 92-94 QF (Grp A): KK Split (CRO), 85-91 & 74-82*

  • 1975/76 FSC QF (Grp A): Olympiakos Piraeus (GRE), 90-79 & 71-91*

QF (Grp A): CSKA Sofia (BUL), 117-88 & 84-90* QF (Grp A): Tours Basket (FRA), 83-99* & 107-90 SF: Olimpia Milano (ITA), 67-90* & 104-89

Honours[edit]

Domestic achievements[edit]

  • Macedonian League Champion - 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009
  • Macedonian Cup Winner - 1976, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2011
  • Macedonian Super Cup Winner - 2011

European achievements[edit]

In the 1975-76 season, Rabotnički was semi-finalist in the European Cup Winners' Cup.[2]

Current squad 2013/2014[edit]

KK Rabotnički
Republic of Macedonia Darko Sokolov
Republic of Macedonia Marko Simonovski
United States William Coleman
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Dimitrovski
Serbia Dusan Knezevic
Bosnia and Herzegovina Barisa Krasic
Republic of Macedonia Dimitar Mirakovski
Republic of Macedonia Vladimir Brckov
Serbia Rade Dzambic
Republic of Macedonia Jane Petrovski
Bosnia and Herzegovina Goran Ikonić
Republic of Macedonia Marjan Gjurov
Republic of Macedonia Sinisa Avramovski
Republic of Macedonia Stefan Krsteski
Republic of Macedonia Slobodan Bulatovic

Supporters[edit]

  • KK Rabotnički fans are known as 'City Park Boys' .

Rivalries[edit]

  • KK Rabotnički Skopje has traditional rivalry games with MZT Skopje.

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

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