ŽKK Crvena zvezda

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Crvena zvezda
Crvena zvezda logo
Nickname Crveno-bele (Red and Whites)
Leagues Basketball League of Serbia
Adriatic League
Founded 1945
History ŽKK Crvena zvezda
(1945–present)
Arena Basket city Hall
(capacity: 1.600)
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Team colors Red and White
         
Head coach Serbia Dragan Vuković
Championships 1 European Champions Cup
30 National Championships
12 National Cups
Website kkzcrvenazvezda.rs
Uniforms

Ženski košarkaški klub Crvena zvezda (Serbian Cyrillic: Женски кошаркашки клуб Црвена звезда, English: Red Star Women Basketball Club), commonly referred to as ŽKK Crvena zvezda or simply Crvena zvezda, is a women's professional basketball club based in Belgrade, Serbia, the major part of the Red Star multi-sports club. Crvena zvezda competes in the Adriatic League and in the Basketball League of Serbia.

The Crvena zvezda squads have won a record 30 National League championships, including in 15-in-a-row and 6-in-a-row sequences. They have played three different National League since 1945, including Yugoslav Women's Basketball League (1945–1992), First Women's Basketball League of Serbia and Montenegro (1992–2006) and Serbian League (2006 onward). They have also won a record 12 National Cup titles and one EuroLeague Women Championship.

Some of the club's star players over the years have included: Cmiljka Kalušević, Snežana Zorić, Vukica Mitić, Zorica Ðurković, Jasmina Milosavljević, Sofija Pekić, Anđelija Arbutina and Ana Joković.

History[edit]

Red Star was the major powerhouse in the early stages of the Yugoslav Championship, winning 15 championships in a row between 1945 and 1960.[1] In 1958 it was the first team to represent Yugoslavia in the newly founded European Cup, reaching the tournament's semifinals.[2]

The team wasn't able to win the national championship between 1964 and 1975, but it emerged in the second half of the 1970s winning six national titles in a row. In 1979 it achieved its greatest success by winning the European Cup beating BSE Budapest in the final by 97-62. This remains as of 2011 the highest scoring in a European Cup / Euroleague final. Red Star was the first of only two teams from Yugoslavia to win the competition.[3]

Red Star again reached the European Cup's final in 1981, losing this time to Daugava Riga. The following years were less successful, and the team had to wait to 1990 to return to the competition, marking its seventh appearance in the semifinals.

During the Yugoslav Wars Red Star was disqualified from the 1993 Euroleague in accordance with the UNSC Resolution 757. The team returned to European competition in 1996 through the second tier Ronchetti Cup. It has since appeared in the Ronchetti Cup and its successor the Eurocup in 1997, 2000, 2003, 2004 and 2009, with modest results.

Arena[edit]

Supporters[edit]

Honours[edit]

Total titles: 43

Honours No. Years
League - 30
Yugoslav League (1946–1992) Winners 25 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1963, 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1989, 1992
Serbia and Montenegro League (1992–2006) Winners 3 1992–93, 1995–96, 2003–04
Serbian League (2006–present) Winners 2 2016–17, 2017–18
Cups - 12
Yugoslav Cup (1971–1992) Winners 6 1973, 1974, 1976, 1979, 1981, 1992
Serbia and Montenegro Cup (1996–2006) Winners 4 1994, 1995, 2003, 2004
Milan Ciga Vasojević Cup (2006–present) Winners 2 2016, 2017
European - 1
EuroLeague Women Winners 1 1978–79

Other international achievements[edit]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Crvena zvezda mts roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 4 Serbia Katanić, Ivana 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 19 – (1999-04-16)16 April 1999
C 5 Serbia Stjepanović, Biljana 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 31 – (1987-06-16)16 June 1987
F 6 Serbia Tešić, Nina 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 19 – (1999-05-03)3 May 1999
PG 7 Serbia Prlja, Marija 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 30 – (1987-12-11)11 December 1987
G/F 8 Serbia Bogićević, Snežana 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 21 – (1997-02-20)20 February 1997
C 9 Serbia Zukanović, Marijana 1.89 m (6 ft 2 in) 19 – (1999-04-01)1 April 1999
PG 10 Serbia Katanić, Aleksandra 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 21 – (1997-05-18)18 May 1997
C 11 Serbia Ćirić, Jelena 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 23 – (1995-06-21)21 June 1995
PG 12 Serbia Đokić, Đurđina 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 20 – (1998-02-01)1 February 1998
PG 13 Serbia Dešić, Katarina 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 16 – (2001-09-28)28 September 2001
SG 14 Serbia Naumčev, Nevena 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 19 – (1999-07-10)10 July 1999
PF 15 Serbia Bojović, Milica 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 20 – (1998-01-30)30 January 1998
C 16 Serbia Ristić, Marija 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 17 – (2001-03-13)13 March 2001
PG 18 Serbia Vulović, Jovana 1.71 m (5 ft 7 in) 16 – (2002-05-30)30 May 2002
SF 20 Serbia Deurić, Nikolina 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 17 – (2001-03-08)8 March 2001
SF 21 Serbia Đorđević, Jovana 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 17 – (2001-07-09)9 July 2001
G/F 23 Serbia Čubra, Tamara 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in) 18 – (1999-07-23)23 July 1999
F 25 Serbia Đorđević, Mina 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 19 – (1999-02-23)23 February 1999
SF 32 Serbia Jovanović, Jelena 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 28 – (1990-05-05)5 May 1990
F 33 Bosnia and Herzegovina Mišeljić, Milina 1.87 m (6 ft 2 in) 20 – (1998-03-18)18 March 1998
Head coach

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: December 2, 2017

Notable players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Coaching history[edit]

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