VK Primorje

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Primorje Erste Banka
Founded 1908
Based in Rijeka
President Predrag Sloboda
Head coach Ivan Asić
Website vaterpolo-primorje.hr

VK Primorje (Croatian: Vaterpolski klub Primorje, commonly referred to as Primorje) is a Croatian water polo club based in Rijeka.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1908, as HŠK Viktorija (Croatian Sports Club Viktorija), and is the oldest swimming club in Croatia. Under that name, the club was active until World War II. After the war, the club was re-established in 1948 as Primorje. Since 1991 and the breakup of Yugoslavia the club has been competing in Croatian club competitions, as well as the regional Adriatic League and the European LEN Euroleague.

In Yugoslav competitions, Primorje won its only national league title in 1938 (as Viktorija). The club also won three national cups (Yugoslav Cup in 1979 and Croatian Cups in 1995 and 2012).

The club has produced many players that have had a significant impact for the Croatia men's national water polo team, including Igor Hinić, Damir Glavan, Damir Burić, and Samir Barać, all of whom have won medals at major international competitions. In addition, the club also produced Danijel Premuš and Vladimir Vujasinović, who went on to win olympic medals for Italy and Serbia respectively.

Venue[edit]

The club's home games are held at the newly built Bazeni Kantrida, the venue which hosted the 2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships. The capacity of the new swimming complex is approximately 1,200 and is located within walking distance from HNK Rijeka's Stadion Kantrida football stadium.

Honours[edit]

Other achievements[edit]

Current squad (2013-14 season)[edit]

Six members of the recent Primorje squad were members of the Croatia men's national water polo team that won gold at the 2012 London Olympics. In addition, Dénes Varga and Dániel Varga were members of the Hungary men's national water polo team that won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Damir Glavan won silver for Croatia at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

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