KK EuroNickel 2005

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EuroNickel 2005
EuroNickel 2005 logo
LeaguesMacedonian First League
Founded1970
ArenaJasmin Sports Hall
Capacity2,500
LocationKavadarci, North Macedonia
Team colorsBlue, Orange, White
     
Head coachNorth Macedonia Goran Samardziev
Championships3 Macedonian Championships
2 Macedonian Cups
1 BIBL
Websitekkfeni.com

KK EuroNickel 2005 (Macedonian: КК ЕуроНикел 2005) is a professional basketball club based in Kavadarci, North Macedonia named for the local ferronickel smelter operator EuroNickel. They currently play in the Macedonian First League. KK EuroNickel 2005 is the first ever Macedonian club to win an international trophy in basketball, they won the 2010-11 EUROHOLD Balkan League.[1]

History[edit]

The club was founded on 11 January 1970.[2]

Name: Tikveš (until 1995), Alumni Dekom Tikveš (1995-1997), Orka Sport (1997-1999), Tikveš (1999-2002), Feni Industries (2005-2019), EuroNickel 2005 (2019–present).

The team was taken under the leadership of the local FErro-NIckel mining company "Feni Industries AD" in 2005, while the smelter was under the control of Beny Steinmetz.

Since 2008, KK Feni has organized the international basketball tournament “Dimitar Gjorgjiev", in Kavadarci.

In 2019, due to the difficulties of Steinmetz and because of the uncertain economic climate for the smelter's output, the company faced court-ordered administration. The result of this process was the sale of the smelter to an organization called Euronickel,[3] who also took on the sponsorship of the basketball team.

BIBL League Seasons Shield of the European Union.svg[edit]

  • 2009: (5-7) 4th
  • 2010: (10-3) 3rd Bronze medal with cup.svg
  • 2011: (8-2) 1st Gold medal with cup.svg
  • 2012: (7-6) 3rd Bronze medal with cup.svg
  • 2017: (9-9) 6th

Home arena[edit]

Jasmin Arena (Macedonian: " Јасмин") is a multi-purpose indoor sports arena located in Kavadarci, North Macedonia and seats 2,500 spectators.

The arena is used for basketball by KK Feni Industries. In May 2011, it hosted the Final Four of the Balkan International Basketball League.

Jasmin Arena

Honours[edit]

Domestic Achievements North Macedonia[edit]

European Achievements European Union[edit]

Current squad[edit]

KK EuroNickel 2005 roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
SG 3 North Macedonia Kocev, Petar 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 90 kg (198 lb) 26 – (1994-08-25)25 August 1994
G 6 North Macedonia Sokolov, Darko 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 35 – (1986-05-08)8 May 1986
SG 8 North Macedonia Karakolev, Nikola 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 33 – (1987-08-24)24 August 1987
F 9 North Macedonia Zlatev, Todor 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 18 – (2002-12-30)30 December 2002
SF 10 North Macedonia Mamuzić, Ranko 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 23 – (1998-01-30)30 January 1998
G 11 United States Dubinski, Jackson 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 25 – (1996-03-17)17 March 1996
PF 13 North Macedonia Dimitriev, Blagoj 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 21 – (2000-07-23)23 July 2000
SF 14 North Macedonia Kolev, Ilija 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 24 – (1996-08-02)2 August 1996
C 20 North Macedonia Milkov, Milan 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 103 kg (227 lb) 24 – (1996-12-19)19 December 1996
PF 25 Serbia Mijatović, Danilo 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 37 – (1983-08-06)6 August 1983
C 33 Croatia Rikić, Robert 2.19 m (7 ft 2 in) 120 kg (265 lb) 31 – (1990-04-29)29 April 1990
PF 34 Montenegro Perović, Marko 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 29 – (1992-03-01)1 March 1992
PG 42 North Macedonia Petrovski, Jane (C) 1.81 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 36 – (1985-02-09)9 February 1985
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • North Macedonia Atanas Manev
Team manager

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 2020-11-01

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Robert Rikić Milan Milkov
PF Danilo Mijatović Marko Perović Blagoj Dimitriev
SF Nikola Karakolev Ranko Mamuzić Todor Zlatev
SG Darko Sokolov Ilija Kolev Petar Kocev
PG Jackson Dubinski Jane Petrovski

Notable players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KK Feni Industries makes history".
  2. ^ KK Тиквеш формирање - 11 јануари 1970 година
  3. ^ Moggridge, Matthew (2 December 2019). "Euronickel Industries completes $100 Million investment and second furnace restart". Steel Times International.
  4. ^ KK Feni Industries

External links[edit]