KD Slovan

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Slovan
Slovan logo
Leagues Slovenian Third League
Founded 1951; 65 years ago (1951)[1]
Arena Kodeljevo Sports Hall
(1,540 seats)
Location Ljubljana, Slovenia
Team colors Red, White
         
Main sponsor Geoplin d.o.o.
President Miloš Paravinja
Head coach Jernej Valentinčič
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[edit]

KD Slovan vs Maribor 66 in 1969

The origins of the club are dating back to 1951, when Stane Urek suggested a formation of a basketball club in Poljane (KK Poljane), at one of Ljubljana's high schools.[1] The club got its official permission to play on 13 April in the same year.[1] 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.[1]

The team was also named KK Krim, KK Slavija, KK Odred, and finally KD Slovan – the name they have had until today.[1] After having played for more than 20 years on the basketball court in High school Poljane, they moved to sports centre Slovan in Kodeljevo, where they have been playing ever since.[1]

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
2014–15 2 2. SKL 8. Quarterfinals
2015–16 2 2. SKL 12. Relegated 4th round

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]

International players[edit]

Note: The flag before name indicates the national team

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Zgodovina" [History] (in Slovenian). KD Slovan official website. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 

External links[edit]