ŽKK Partizan

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Partizan 1953
Partizan 1953 logo
Nickname The Black & Whites
The Steamroller
Leagues First League of Serbia
Adriatic League Women
Founded 1953
History ŽKK Partizan
ŽKK Partizan 1953
Arena Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall
(capacity: 5.000)
Vizura Sport Hall
(capacity: 1.500)
Location Belgrade, Serbia
Team colors Black and White
President Živomir Novaković
Head coach Blagoje Ivić
Championships 7 National Championships
5 National Cups
2 Adriatic League Women

Ženski košarkaški klub Partizan (Serbian Cyrillic: Женски кошаркашки клуб Партизан, English: Women's Basketball Club Partizan), commonly referred to as ŽKK Partizan or simply Partizan, is a women's professional basketball club based in Belgrade, Serbia. Since 2015, the club has been competing under the legal name Partizan 1953. It is part of the multi-sports club Partizan. The club currently plays in Serbian First League and Adriatic League. ŽKK Partizan is a holder of 7 national championships, 5 national cups and 2 Adriatic League. They play their home games at the Sports Hall "Ranko Žeravica".


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Formation and early years (20th century)[edit]

The club was founded in 1953. Three times a champion Yugoslavia, in the seasons 1983–84, 1984–85 and 1985–86. Partizan were then lead Jelica Komnenović, Biljana Majstorović, Olivera Krivokapić, Stojna Vangelovska, Cvetana Dekleva, Dragana Simić, Merhunisa Omerović, Zorana Cvetković, Radmila Lekić, Dragana Boreli, Olgica Mašić, Sonja Krnjaja, Zorica Ivetić, Andreja Pukšić, Tanja Stevanović... Partizan is in this period and twice won the Cup in 1985 and 1986.

Marina Maljković's era (2009–2013)[edit]

After the dissolution of Yugoslavia did not have success until the 2009–10 when they became champions Serbia.[1] The following 2010–11 was more successful because the players of Partizan won the double crown, winning the Championship[2] and Cup.[3]

In the season 2011–12 Partizan is the first time won the Adriatic League triumph in the final tournament of the Zenica. The club's was better in the final of the domestic Čelik score of 74:65 . At the end of the season, Partizan won again Championship which was a total of 6 Champion in the history of the club.

In the season 2012–13 Partizan were won by Cup after the final of the Lazarevac team won Radivoj Korać with 103:71.[4] The most effective players were American Brooke Queenan with 23 points, Milica Dabović with 21 and Dajana Butulija with 19 points. Partizan is the Adriatic League completed no defeats, and defended trophy. After 20 wins from as many matches in the regular part of the league, the Final Four of the Novi Sad won in first the semi-finals Vojvodina to 94:72, and in the finals as well as the Cup was better than Radivoj Korać with 70:45.[5] At the end of the season and seventh Champion's title by winning the final play-off Championship of Serbia over the team Radivoj Korać.[6]

Turbulence and recovery (2013–2015)[edit]

During the summer of 2013 the club had major financial problems for which they were threatened to be extinguish club, but despite the club survive.[7][8] As a result, coach Marina Maljković and almost the entire team left the club. In the next season the club came in from the rejuvenated squad.[9][10][11][12] In the Cup Partizan lost in the final of the Radivoj Korać with result 90:64.[13] In the championship of Serbia in the semi-finals lost to eternal rivals Red Star, and in the regional league in the quarterfinals lost to teams of Budućnost Volcano.

In the 2014-15 season the club substituted by with identical composition as the last season with the ambition to consolidate the club financially and as regards the sporting aspect to at least repeat the results of last season. In the regional league is Partizan finished at 5th place in Group A, in the championship Serbia lost to the team of Vojvodina in the semi-finals and in Cup he lost in the semifinals of the Radivoj Korać.

Partizan 1953 (2015–present)[edit]

During 2015, the club is in the senior competition gave up participating in all competitions, the club formally stayed to function to restore the debts he had. In the meantime, established a new club under the name Partizan 1953 in which have moved all players from the previous club. Club he started from Second league of Serbia as the lowest rank of competition in Serbia.[14]

After season 2015–16, club is provided back to the first division, which is also provided participate in regional league in next season by giving up certain clubs from Serbia that are based on the results in the previous season to provide.[15][16]


Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall[edit]

Ranko Žeravica Sports Hall is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the New Belgrade municipality and it has a capacity of 5,000 seats.

Vizura Sport Hall[edit]

Vizura Sport Hall is a multi-purpose indoor arena located in the Zemun municipality and it has a capacity of 1,500 seats.


The Grobari (Serbian Cyrillic: Гробари) are supporters of the Belgrade football club Partizan. They generally support all clubs within the Sports Association Partizan, especially football and basketball teams.



National Championships – 7

National Cups – 5


International titles – 2

Current squad[edit]

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

ŽKK Partizan roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 4 Serbia Ignjatović, Anja 1.63 m (5 ft 4 in) 18 – (2000-01-31)31 January 2000
SG 5 Serbia Samardžić, Nina 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 16 – (2002-08-11)11 August 2002
C 6 Serbia Matić, Ivanka 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 39 – (1979-05-29)29 May 1979
SG 7 Serbia Stepanović, Olga (C) 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 23 – (1994-12-07)7 December 1994
C 8 Serbia Bešić, Marijana 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 18 – (2000-04-02)2 April 2000
SG 9 Serbia Petrović, Marija 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) 30 – (1988-10-12)12 October 1988
SF 10 Serbia Mitrović, Milica 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 25 – (1993-06-05)5 June 1993
SG 11 Serbia Špikić, Milica 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 27 – (1991-03-28)28 March 1991
PF 12 Serbia Janković, Žaklina 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 24 – (1994-08-12)12 August 1994
G 13 Serbia Vučković, Lidija 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in) 30 – (1988-02-10)10 February 1988
PF 14 Serbia Jovanović, Marta 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 16 – (2002-07-03)3 July 2002
F/C 16 Serbia Vulić, Bojana 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in) 74 kg (163 lb) 34 – (1984-05-28)28 May 1984
PG 17 Serbia Popović, Maja 1.70 m (5 ft 7 in) 16 – (2002-05-01)1 May 2002
SG 20 Serbia Đorđević, Anđela 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in) 17 – (2001-04-06)6 April 2001
PF 21 Serbia Mitić, Jelena 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 29 – (1989-05-21)21 May 1989
G 23 United States Claussen, Ashley 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) 24 – (1994-05-13)13 May 1994
G 24 Serbia Miletić, Ana 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in) 22 – (1996-05-13)13 May 1996
SG 30 Serbia Vidović, Rada 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in) 39 – (1979-09-21)21 September 1979
SG Serbia Stevanović, Dejana 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in) 18 – (2000-04-29)29 April 2000
G Serbia Radivojević, Helena 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in) 18 – (2000-08-17)17 August 2000
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Strength & conditioning coach(es)

  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 25 December 2017

Partizan management[edit]

As of 19 April 2017[17]

Current staff
  • President: Živomir Novaković
  • Vice-president: Žarko Zečević
  • Vice-president: Radovan Draškić
  • General secretary: Srbobran Filipović
  • Director of basketball: Bojana Janković

Notable former players[edit]

Notable former coaches[edit]


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