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КК МЗТ Скопје
BC MZT Skopje
КК МЗТ СкопјеBC MZT Skopje logo
Nickname Штркови(Storks)
Металци (Metalworkers)
Leagues Adriatic League
Macedonian First League
Founded 9 March 1966; 49 years ago (1966-03-09)
Arena Jane Sandanski
(capacity: 6,500)
Location Skopje, Macedonia
Team colors Blue and White
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Head coach Aleš Pipan
Championships 4 Championships of Macedonia
7 Macedonian Cups
Website mztskopjeaerodrom.mk
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
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KK MZT Skopje (Macedonian: КК МЗТ Скопје) is a basketball club based in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The club competes in the Macedonian First League and Adriatic League. The club's home ground is Jane Sandanski Arena, but due to small capacity the matches in the Adriatic League[1] and Eurocup[2] from 2012-2014 were played in Boris Trajkovski Arena. From the season 2014/2015 the new home is the renewed Jane Sandanski Arena.

In its history, MZT Skopje has won the Macedonian First League 10 times (1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1979, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015) and the Macedonian Cup 7 times (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2012, 2013, 2014).

History[edit]

MZT Skopje against Cibona in the old Jane Sandanski Arena in the middle 80`s

KK Skopje was formed in 1966 by a group of enthusiasts led by the first president of the club Mile Melovski. The interest in basketball was high, and even though there were 4 clubs in Skopje, there was still need for more clubs. That is why the appearance of KK Skopje was welcome, and numbers of young people joined the club and started training on an open field in Avtokomanda. The first team roster consisted of Trpezanovski, Atanasovski, Strezovski, Lazarevski and Domlevski, who was also the team coach. In two years the club became a member of the Macedonian league. Many people expected KK Skopje to get relegated, but the team fought hard and became a standard member in the league.

In 1971 Uroš Maljković was chosen to be the new president of the club, with Boris Sokolovski becoming the new head coach. After the reorganization of the leagues in Yugoslavia, KK Skopje[3] gained the right to play in the Second league – South. In the first season of this league KK Skopje finished 7th. The second season the team reached the First league qualifications. The first try failed and due to leaving the field in Ivangrad KK Skopje received a penalty of 8 points for the next season.

KK Skopje got relegated again to the regional league and Taki Dzikov was selected to be the head coach. In 1979 the team finished first in the Macedonian league and managed to qualify for the Second league yet again. With this success the factory Metalski Zavod Tito or MZT started investing in KK Skopje. Slobodan Mucunski, one of the leading people of MZT became the president of KK Skopje. In 1984 MZT completely took the club under their wing, building the new arena Jane Sandanski in Aerodrom. In 1986 KK Skopje, under the new name MZT Skopje and the leadership of Lazar Lečić, reached the Federal First league where they competed for two seasons.

Independence of Macedonia (1991–2008)[edit]

MZT against Real Madrid in Raimundo Saporta Cup in 1996

After the independence of Macedonia, MZT Skopje immediately became one of the leading basketball clubs in the country. In the mid 90s MZT Skopje had a few successful runs on the European field, the most memorable being the 1996–97 season when the team played in the Raimundo Saporta Cup. In this period MZT Skopje struggled to get more respectful results in Europe, led by coach Aleksandar Knjazev beating teams like Real Madrid, Benfica, Ratiopharm, MZT Skopje managed to qualify for the 1/16 finals, without losing one match at home in Jane Sandanski. This was the first time Macedonia had a representative in the matches after New Year. The draw allocated that MZT Skopje were to play F.C. Porto, with the first match to be played at home. The home form continued when MZT Skopje managed to defeat Porto in Jane Sandanski. But the win was not enough, as F.C. Porto won at home by a bigger margin, ending MZT Skopje European season. However, this season in domestic competition was failure wherein MZT was defeated by Zito Vardar in the semifinal. The next few seasons MZT Skopje had a marginal role in the European cups, playing against teams like Žalgiris, ASVEL, Cholet, Split and others. In the Macedonian National championship, MZT Skopje had a few tries to get to the championship trophy, playing in the play-off finals six times, and even though a few times the team was a so-called "dream team" they couldn't win the trophy in this period. During this few seasons many players emerged through MZT Skopje like Mirza Kurtović, Vrbica Stefanov, Todor Gečevski, Pero Blazevski, Gjorgji Knјazev, Dejan Jovanovski, Gjorgje Vojnovic, Bobi Petrovski, Srdjan Stankovic, Dejan Dimov, Riste Stefanov, and internacional players like David Daniels, Lorenzo Orr, Fraizer Johnson, Levy Middlebrooks, Bojan Tadic and Bryan Smith. Although they couldn't win the championship, this period they won 4 Macedonian Cups, in 1996 against Rabotnički at Gradski Park (69-64), next season in 1997 against Tikveš Kavadarci in Radoviš (92-86), in 1999 against Nikolfert Gostivar at Jasmin Sports Hall (78-73) and in 2000 at home in Jane Sandanski again against Rabotnički (68-66).

Moments of downfall (2008–2011)[edit]

The atmosphere in the old Jane Sandanski Arena

In 2008, after many years of failed operations of the then management of the club, the fans decided to start a boycott in order to change the entire set of the management team of MZT Skopje. Finally, the summer of 2009 the entire management left the club, leaving many debts behind. There were less than two weeks left to the beginning of the season, and MZT Skopje at that moment had no players, no coach, no junior school, and even worse, they had no sponsors whatsoever. A day before the deadline for application of teams for the current championship, the Family Aerodrom fan group organized a march in order to save the club. Fortunately, this produced results, so during the first season the club was taken over by the Municipality of Aerodrom, and the club received players who were told that the club had had no money. Due to the financial problems of the club, it had the worst season since the independence of Macedonia, so KK MZT Skopje had to play in the play-out, to secure its place in the league. Fortunately, MZT succeeded, which meant much better days for the club were to come. The next season, 2010–11, the club got solid sponsors, and there was complete reorganization of the management set, the junior school was reactivated, which had been non-functional for eight years. All debts were repaid, and the team succeeded in entering the playoff semifinals, and the finals of the Macedonian Cup.

Мoments of glory[edit]

The club's most successful season (2011–2012)[edit]

Champions season 2011/2012

After all the turmoil and upheavals in the past, after a long time, KK MZT Skopje created a team which became a favorite for winning the first title since its existence. Before the start of the season, an agreement had been reached on Liga ABA participation in the 2012–13 season. Aleksandar Todorov, who had previously been on the bench of MZT several times, was appointed a new coach. Since the last season, the team has included Toni Grncarov and Igor Penov, while new players who played for the first cup in independent Macedonia were Ognen Stojanovski and Gjorgji Čekovski, as well as the foreign reinforcement players Cade Davis, Noah Dahlman and Igor Mijajlovic. Towards the middle of November 2012, the latest weapon arrived too, meaning definite rise of MZT as a top favorite for the cup – Todor Gečevski arrived in Aerodrom. In the regular part of the championship they won the first place, and the roster was completed with the coming of another player from Montenegro, international player Nikola Vucurovic. The first exam for this team was the Macedonian Cup, where Feni was defeated in the finals at Boris Trajkovski. Playoff rival was the difficult team of Torus, which made MZT struggle for placement in the finals. In the finals, old rivals MZT and Feni met. The epilogue was 4-1 in the final series, so the Aerodrom team became a champion of Macedonia on May 2, 2012, for the first time in its history.[4]

Domination in domestic competitions, ABA league and Eurocup (2012-present)[edit]

MZT Skopje’s debut season in the ABA league can be assessed as highly successful. Before the season’s start, the club’s only goal had been to ensure survival in the league, but as the season went by, at one given period, MZT was strong enough to fight for the Final Four Tournament. On its first official game in the Adriatic League, MZT won a victory over Cibona in Zagreb,[5] which was immediately followed by its first official victory at home over Siroki Breg. Although it used to be considered as a club with one of the smallest budgets in the ABA League, MZT has managed to outperform teams with budgets many times bigger, as well as former European champions. The list of teams that MZT has outperformed consists of Cedevita, Cibona, Krka, Zadar, Siroki Breg, Split, Szolnok, Union Olimpija, and a crown of the successful season was its latest triumph at home over Partizan. In the last round, MZT had a chance to qualify for the Eurocup. It was necessary to defeat Krka in Slovenia, and for Cedevita to be defeated by Siroki Breg.

MZT in ABA league match in season 2012/2013

The task was fulfilled by the Macedonian champion, but the qualification did not depend on MZT alone, and eventually MZT ranked seventh, with a score of 14 wins and 12 losses, thus ensuring its participation in the ABA League next year, too. In the Macedonian league, MZT is still being dominant. First, they won the Cup of Macedonia defeating Kumanovo in the finals, while in the playoff MZT Skopje succeeded in making it to the title with no single defeat, achieving victories over Feni in the semifinals with 3-0, and over Kozuv in the finals with 4-0. The season 2013/2014 was historic as for MZT as well as for the Macedonian basketball. After a long time Macedonia had a team which was a part of the group stage in Eurocup. The new named coach Vlada Vukoičić, who replaced Aleš Pipan, brought some new players: Stefan Sinovec, Uros Lucic, Justin Reynolds and Macedonian internacional Aleksandar Kostoski, which together with the compact team from the previous seasons: Todor Gečevski, Gjorgji Čekovski, Damjan Stojanovski, Nikola Otasevic, Cade Davis, Kiril Nikolovski and Gorjan Markovski created a team that will represents Macedonia in Europe after more than a decade. The luck was not on the side of the Macedonian champion during the group stage draw, so MZT was drawn in the same group with the teams of UNICS, Banvit, Maccabi Haifa, VEF Riga and BC Kalev/Cramo. Along with the performance in the Eurocup, MZT also played in the ABA League, so maybe ambitions that were announced at the beginning of the season were not fully accomplish where was taken the last place on the table with only one win against BC Kalev/Cramo at home.

MZT was a part of the group stage in Eurocup in the season 2013/2014

With the completion of the matches in Eurocup, MZT got more time for rest between the games in the ABA league, and thus improved the placement on the table. Next ambition was to achieve into Eurocup for the next season by placing on the sixth place on the table. For this purpose was appointed a new coach Zoran Martic, and also were brought three new players: Sead Sehovic, Aleksandar Cvetković and Ivan Marinkovic. They signed a contract at the request of the new coach Zoran Martic who accepted to be a coach at that point the hot seat of MZT. After all that happened during the season MZT had a chance to take a 6th place and to decide about own destiny in the last round at home court against Radnicki Kragujevac. Instead of desired 6th place, MZT was defeated by Radnicki Kragujevac and ended the season at 9th place. In the national championship dominance of MZT continued. In February 2014 National Cup has been won playing against Lirija in the Final. After that In Super-league MZT has scored 10 wins and no defeat. This fact only confirmed that MZT has great ambition to won the championship title. In the semifinals opponent was again Lirija which was eliminated with maximum 2-0 in the series. At the end in the final MZT Skopje beat eternal rival Rabotnicki. The series ended with a 3-1 victory, and MZT became champion third time in a row.[6]

MZT was champion again in the most turbulent season 2014/2015 in the recent history

The 2014/2015 season has been the most turbulent one in MZT’s recent history. The club was left by many of the players who had been the main skeleton of the team over the past seasons, and Zmago Sagadin[7] was appointed a new coach and he decided to rejuvenate the team. New reinforcements have arrived in the team – Milton Jennings, Jourdan DeMuynck, Marko Pajic,[8] Giorgi Tsintsadze, Vedran Morović, Marko Simonovski, Owen Klassen, Dion Dixon, Nenad Zivčević, Adem Mekic, and there are also last season’s players Uros Lucic, Kiril Nikolovski, Boban Stajic, Aleksandar Cvetkovic and Ivan Marinkovic. The preparatory period and especially the start of the season started in a bad way, meaning Sagadin’s fast leave from the coach position. Vrbica Stefanov was appointed his successor. In the meantime, some players returned to the MZT team – Damjan Stojanovski,[9] Sead Sehovic and Stefan Sinovec who came from Szolnoki, and the team was left by many of the newly-arrived players. But, Stefanov did not stick for a long time on the bench of MZT, and Bobi Mitev[10] was appointed a coach after his leave. The results did not change, defeat came after defeat, and same as his predecessors, Mitev got resignation, and in his stead came Aleksandar Jončevski who used to be assistant coach during the mandates of all heretofore coaches. The elimination from the Macedonian Cup in the semifinals caused by Kozuv and the next-to-last place in the ABA League meant resignation for Joncevski. The salvation of the season was found in the former coach of MZT, Aleš Pipan, who was the fifth coach in the season. He was brought along with the new players Predrag Samardžiski,[11] Aleksandar Ćapin[12] and Danilo Mijatović[13] in order to save the season by winning the championship. In the semifinals MZT was better than Feni Industries, and in the finals with a maximum result of 3-0 they defeated the Kumanovo team, which continued its dominance in the domestic championship with four victories in a row.[14]

Name changes[edit]

  • KK Skopje (1966–1984)
  • KK MZT Skopje (1984–1998)
  • KK MZT Boss Skopje (1998–2000)
  • KK MZT Skopje 2000 (2000–2004)
  • KK MZT Skopje (2004–2008)
  • KK MZT FON Univerzitet (2008–2009)
  • KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (2009–present)

However, the club is best known under the name KK MZT Skopje.

Honours[edit]

Honours No. Years
League
Macedonian Republic League Winners 6 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1979
Macedonian League Winners 4 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Macedonian League Finalist 10 1993, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Cups
Macedonian Cup Winners 7 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2012, 2013, 2014
Macedonian Cup Finalist 11 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2003, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Macedonian Super Cup Winners 1 2004

Winning seasons[edit]

Macedonian League[edit]

Damjan Stojanovski MVP of Macedonian Cup Final 2013 and Macedonian play-off Final 2014
Season Champion Runner-up Score MVP
2011/12 MZT Skopje Feni Industri 4-1 (seven game series) Todor Gečevski
2012/13 MZT Skopje Kozuv 4-0 (seven game series) Gjorgji Čekovski
2013/14 MZT Skopje Rabotnički 3-1 (five game series) Damjan Stojanovski
2014/15 MZT Skopje Kumanovo 3-0 (five game series) Marko Simonovski / Sead Šehović

Macedonian Cup[edit]

Season Champion Runner-up Result MVP Host city
1996 MZT Skopje Godel Rabotnički 69-64 Vlatko Vladićevski Skopje
1997 MZT Skopje Tikveš Kavadarci 92-86 Toni Simic Radoviš
1999 MZT Skopje Nikolfert Gostivar 78-73 Mirza Kurtović Kavadarci
2000 MZT Skopje Rabotnički 68-66 Gjorgji Knјazev Skopje
2012 MZT Skopje Feni Industri 84-66 Todor Gečevski Skopje
2013 MZT Skopje Kumanovo 79-71 Damjan Stojanovski Skopje
2014 MZT Skopje Lirija 76-73 Todor Gečevski Ohrid

Current roster[edit]

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

KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. Age
G 00 Republic of Macedonia Petrovski, Luka 70001950000000000001.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 18 – (1996-10-20)20 October 1996
G 4 Republic of Macedonia Stajić, Boban 70001850000000000001.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 700177000000000000077 kg (170 lb) 21 – (1993-10-06)6 October 1993
G 6 Republic of Macedonia Mekić, Adem 70001950000000000001.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 19 – (1995-12-28)28 December 1995
C 15 Republic of Macedonia Mladenovski, Ljubomir 70002069999999999992.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 700193000000000000093 kg (205 lb) 20 – (1995-05-02)2 May 1995
F/C 33 Serbia Mijatović, Danilo 70002049999999999992.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 7002106000000000000106 kg (234 lb) 31 – (1983-08-06)6 August 1983
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Jončevski
Strength & conditioning coach(es)
  • Republic of Macedonia Zlatko Janakievski
Physiotherapist(s)
  • Republic of Macedonia Petar Todorovski

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Updated: 27 June 2015

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Ljubomir Mladenovski
PF Danilo Mijatović
SF Adem Mekić
SG Luka Petrovski
PG Boban Stajić

Squad changes for the 2015–16 season[edit]

Management[edit]

Notable former players[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

MZT Skopje in Europe[edit]

1993/1994

Czech Republic BK JIP Pardubice Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 97-82 81-111
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Germany Ratiopharm Ulm 78-75 70-85

1994/1995

Lithuania BC Baltai Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 60-44 74-80

1995/1996

Croatia KK Zagreb Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 94-80 64-81
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Russia Arsenal Tula 91-78 70-94

1996/1997

Spain Real Madrid Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 92-65 68-69
Bulgaria Plama Pleven Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 103-94 68-91
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Germany Ratiopharm Ulm 92-89 73-94
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Israel Hapoel Galil Elyon 65-55 79-95
Portugal Benfica Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 77-75 73-75
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Portugal BC Porto 73-69 74-80

1997/1998

Poland Znicz Pruszków Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 85-79 64-110
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Estonia BC Tallinna Kalev 54-77 90-81
France ASVEL Villeurbanne Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 68-48 53-58
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Lithuania Zalgiris Kaunas 93-95 49-97
Croatia KK Zagreb Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 77-61 52-71

1998/1999

France Cholet Basket Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 90-61 71-86
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Slovakia Slovakofarma Pezinok 60-75 84-76
Turkey Türk Telekom B.K. Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 91-73 57-75
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Croatia KK Split 74-85 71-69
Czech Republic Geofin Nový Jičín Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 94-87 100-74

2000/2001

Serbia KK Vojvodina Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 93-85 78-81

2013/2014

Russia UNICS Kazan Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 85-61 62-88
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Latvia VEF Riga 70-77 80-71
Israel Maccabi Haifa Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 79-60 83-86
Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje Estonia Kalev Cramo 79-70 84-69
Turkey Banvit Republic of Macedonia MZT Skopje 85-61 68-86

MZT Skopje in ABA League[edit]

Team 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016
Montenegro Budućnost 69-76 / 81-71 78-71 / 87-79 65-81 / 96-69
Croatia Cedevita 74-61 / 78-80 75-81 / 77-67 61-76 / 81-70
Croatia Cibona 82-76 / 72-77 88-93 / 93-90 78-65 / 70-61
Serbia Crvena Zvezda 60-75 / 87-72 65-58 / 87-77 76-79 / 89-56
Bosnia and Herzegovina Igokea 77-81 / 79-55 90-82 / 65-79 76-80 / 61-76
Slovenia Krka 92-88 / 68-80 80-75 / 73-50 60-72 / 85-52
Bulgaria Levski not participated not participated 72-61 / 91-90 not participated
Serbia Mega Vizura not participated 80-72 / 101-82 84-79 / 103-95
Serbia Metalac Valjevo not participated not participated 58-64 / 69-67
Serbia Partizan 66-64 / 68-58 69-70 / 66-73 55-63 / 65-50
Serbia Radnički 75-83 / 89-83 87-95 / 69-79 not participated not participated
Hungary Szolnoki Olaj 87-53 / 81-72 73-63 / 81-69 74-58 / 73-76 not participated
Croatia Split 73-65 / 93-84 not participated not participated not participated
Slovenia Tajfun not participated not participated not participated
Bosnia and Herzegovina Široki 63-59 / 71-72 82-71 / 67-63 not participated
Slovenia Union Olimpija 76-87 / 60-64 79-60 / 73-62 57-76 / 69-56
Croatia Zadar 94-69 / 68-76 78-69 / 72-70 72-58 / 74-69
Ranking
7th
9th
13th

Seasons[edit]

Season Macedonian First League Macedonian Basketball Cup European Competitions Coach Roster
1995–96 Final Champion DNC Republic of MacedoniaLazar Lečić Vrbica Stefanov, Vlatko Vladičevski, Pero Blaževski, Marjan Srbinovski, Mirza Kurtović, Toni Simić, Igor Mihajlovski, Dejan Dimov, Mark Dean, Antoni Minevski
1996–97 Semifinalist Champion Raimundo Saporta Cup (Last 32) Republic of MacedoniaAleksandar Knjazev Vrbica Stefanov, Mirza Kurtović, Toni Simić, Gjorgji Knјazev, Pero Blaževski, Mark Dean, Slobodan Petrovski, Igor Mihajlovski, Dejan Dimov, Antoni Minevski, Denis Dervišević, Boris Nešović
1997–98 Final Semifinalist Raimundo Saporta Cup (Group stage) Serbia Dražen Dalipagić
Republic of MacedoniaJanko Lukovski
Republic of MacedoniaVasil Kafedziski
Vrbica Stefanov, Mirza Kurtović, Toni Simić, Bojan Tadić, Dejan Dimov, Oleg Lebedev, Slobodan Petrovski, Nikolče Petrušev, Borce Domlevski, Bryan Smith, Nenad Radovski, Čedomir Mudreša, Denis Dervišević
1998–99 Final Champion Raimundo Saporta Cup (Group stage) Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Knjazev Gjorgje Vojnović, Gjorgji Knјazev, Mirza Kurtović, Pero Blaževski, Ivica Blagoevič, Srdjan Stankovič, Dejan Jovanovski, Dejan Dimov, Fraizer Johnson, Levy Middlebrooks, Muhamed Thaqi, Goran Mirčič
1999–00 Semifinalist Champion DNC Republic of Macedonia Mitko Lukovski Gjorgje Vojnović, Gjorgji Knјazev, Dimče Gaštarski, Ivan Gjakovič, Ivica Blagoevič, Srdjan Stankovič, Toni Grnčarov, Nenad Nešovič, Risto Nikolov, Erdjan Prešova, Dimitar Simovski
2000–01 Final Semifinalist Radivoj Korać Cup (First leg) Republic of Macedonia Marin Dokuzovski Gjorgje Vojnović, Todor Gečevski, Riste Stefanov, Zlatko Gocevski, Muamer Taletović, Dimče Gaštarski, Mladen Gjuroski, Toni Grnčarov, David Daniels, Dejan Dimov, Marjan Srbinovski, Lorenzo Orr, Srdjan Stankovič, Stojan Madzunkov, Darko Stanimirovič, Gjorgji Talevski
2001–02 6th (12-15) Semifinalist DNC Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Petrović Gjorgje Vojnović, David Daniels, Dejan Dimov , Zlatko Gocevski, Enes Hadzibulič, Marjan Ilievski, Fore Kalpakov, Vojkan Krgovič, Nikolče Petrušev, Zlatko Popovski, Mark Thomas
2002–03 Semifinalist Final DNC Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Petrović Gjorgje Vojnović, Dimče Gaštarski, Dejan Dimov , Jovan Zdravevski, Dimitar Karadzovski, Dragan Milenkovič, Siniša Avramovski, Igor Trajkovski, Borče Domlevski, Ivan Mašovič, Damir Voloder
2003–04 Final Semifinalist DNC Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Petrović Gjorgje Vojnović, Gjorgji Knјazev , Gjorgji Talevski, Emil Rajković, Dimče Gaštarski, Dejan Dimov , Jovan Zdravevski, Dimitar Karadzovski, Dragan Milenkovič, Tomce Dišliev, Stojan Madzunkov, Toše Kocev
2004–05 Semifinalist Semifinalist DNC Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Petrović Jane Petrovski, Gjorgji Knјazev , Gjorgji Talevski, Nikola Karakolev, Dimče Gaštarski, Miroslav Despotovič , Igor Penov, Dimitar Karadzovski, Aleksandar Sovkovski, Kiril Nikolovski, Slobodančo Hadzivasilev
2005–06 Semifinalist 1/4 finals DNC Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Petrović Jane Petrovski, Dragan Milenkovič , Gjorgji Talevski, Nikola Karakolev, Dimče Gaštarski, Miroslav Despotovič , Igor Penov, Aleksandar Šterjov, Mladen Gjuroski, Aleksandar Antič, Erhan Ramadan
2006–07 5th (13-13) 1/4 finals DNC Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Petrović Jane Petrovski, Dragan Milenkovič , Nikola Karakolev, Darko Radulovič, Dimče Gaštarski (C), Miroslav Despotovič , Igor Penov, Aleksandar Šterjov, Darjan Hristov, Kiril Nikolovski
2007–08 Semifinalist Semifinalist DNC Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Todorov,
Republic of Macedonia Marjan Lazovski
Jane Petrovski, Dragan Milenkovič, Daryll Hill, Srdjan Zivković, Slobodan Agoć, Kiril Nikolovski, Aleksandar Šterjov, John Smith, Bojan Nikolovski, Muhamed Thaqi, Daniel Milanovski, Filip Gjorevski, Edmond Azemi, Florijan Miftari, Nathan Ball
2008–09 Semifinalist 1/4 finals DNC Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Petrović
Republic of Macedonia Bobi Mitev
Pero Blaževski, Darko Sokolov, Miloš Pejanović, Darko Radulovič, Miloš Trailović, Srdjan Stankovič, Aleksandar Held, Milorad Damjanac, Filip Kralevski, Siniša Avramovski, Filip Gjorevski, Angel Tasevski
2009–10 Play-out relegation 1/4 finals DNC Republic of Macedonia Ante Dukovski Edi Sinadinović, Zoran Milović, Aleksandar Sovkovski, Vladimir Georgievski, Gjorgji Talevski, Igor Tadić, Bogdan Vukadinović, Nemanja Stanković, Miloš Nišavić, Vladan Virijević, Filip Gjorevski (C), Tomce Dišliev, Muhamed Thaqi, Mladen Gjuroski, Miloš Pejanović, Tošo Pavlov
2010–11 Semifinals Final DNC Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Petrović
Serbia Peca Jačimović
Republic of Macedonia Budimir Jolović
Republic of Macedonia Igor Gacov
Jane Petrovski (C), Toni Grnčarov, Nenad Zivčević, Miljan Pupović, Vladimir Velicković, Darnell Lindsay, Zlatko Gocevski, Gjorgji Talevski, Igor Penov, Kiril Nikolovski, Siniša Avramovski, Gjorgji Kočov, Vladimir Georgievski
2011–12 Champion Champion DNC Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Todorov Ognen Stojanovski. Toni Grnčarov (C), Gjorgji Čekovski, Todor Gečevski, Cade Davis, Igor Mijajlović, Noah Dahlman, Nikola Vučurović, Igor Penov, Riste Stefanov, Chris Grimm, Marcus Kitts, Nikola Gajdadziev, Aleksandar Šterjov, Gjorgji Kočov
2012–13 Champion Champion ABA League (7th) Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Todorov
Slovenia Aleš Pipan
Ognen Stojanovski, Damjan Stojanovski, Nikola Otašević, Igor Mijajlović, Todor Gečevski (C), Gjorgji Čekovski, Cade Davis, Noah Dahlman, Uroš Nikolić, Kiril Nikolovski, Boris Bakić, Gorjan Markovski, Toni Grnčarov, Eftim Bogoev, Stefan Popovski-Turanjanin
2013–14 Champion Champion ABA League (9th)
Eurocup (Group stage)
Serbia Vlada Vukoičić
Slovenia Zoran Martić
Aleksandar Kostoski, Nikola Otašević, Damjan Stojanovski, Todor Gečevski (C), Gjorgji Čekovski, Cade Davis, Stefan Sinovec, Sead Šehović, Kiril Nikolovski, Ivan Marinković, Aleksandar Cvetković, Justin Reynolds, Gorjan Markovski, Ognen Stojanovski, Ljubomir Mladenovski, Boban Stajić, Carl Jones
2014–15 Champion Semifinals ABA League (13th) Slovenia Zmago Sagadin
Republic of Macedonia Vrbica Stefanov
Republic of Macedonia Bobi Mitev
Republic of Macedonia Aleksandar Jončevski
Slovenia Aleš Pipan
Predrag Samardziski, Stefan Sinovec, Aleksandar Ćapin, Uroš Lučić (C), Kiril Nikolovski, Sead Šehović, Damjan Stojanovski, Danilo Mijatović, Ljubomir Mladenovski, Jourdan DeMuynck, Milton Jennings, Ivan Marinković, Aleksandar Cvetković, Giorgi Tsintsadze, Vedran Morović, Marko Simonovski, Boban Stajic, Owen Klassen, Dion Dixon, Nenad Zivčević, Adem Mekić, Marko Pajić

The eternal basketball derby[edit]

  • MZT Skopje has traditional rivalry games with Rabotnicki.

Supporters[edit]

Family Aerodrom at the Cup Final against Feni in 2012

MZT Skopje's fans, Family Aerodrom, were formed in spring 1997 as a legitimate heir of Service Crew and Piramida Aerodrom.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MZT Skopje Adriatic League". ABA Liga.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "MZT Skopje in Eurocup". eurocupbasketball.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Историјат на Кошаркарскиот клуб МЗТ Скопје". KKMZTSkopjeAerodrom.com. Retrieved 16 February 2015. 
  4. ^ http://tocka.com.mk/2/63068/mzt-go-osvoi-kupot-na-makedonija
  5. ^ http://www.mztskopjeaerodrom.mk/index.php/novosti-reader/items/pobeda-na-cibona-za-uspeshen-start-vo-aba-liga.html
  6. ^ http://www.mztskopjeaerodrom.mk/index.php/novosti-reader/items/mzt-skope-aerodrom-liria-76-73.html
  7. ^ http://www.novamakedonija.com.mk/NewsDetal.asp?vest=62614937377&id=21&setIzdanie=23209
  8. ^ http://www.novamakedonija.com.mk/NewsDetal.asp?vest=62614937377&id=21&setIzdanie=23209
  9. ^ http://www.mztskopjeaerodrom.mk/index.php/novosti/vo-vrska-so/razno/item/196-%D0%BE%D1%84%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%98%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BD%D0%BE-%D0%B4%D0%B0%D0%BC%D1%98%D0%B0%D0%BD-%D1%81%D1%82%D0%BE%D1%98%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8-%D0%BF%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%88%D0%B0-%D0%B7%D0%B0-%D0%BC%D0%B7%D1%82-%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BF%D1%98%D0%B5
  10. ^ http://www.mztskopjeaerodrom.mk/index.php/novosti/vo-vrska-so/razno/item/194-%D0%B1%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%B8-%D0%BC%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5%D0%B2-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%BE%D0%BB%D0%B6%D1%83%D0%B2%D0%B0-%D0%B4%D0%B0-%D0%B3%D0%BE-%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B4%D0%B8-%D0%BC%D0%B7%D1%82-%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BF%D1%98%D0%B5
  11. ^ http://www.mztskopjeaerodrom.mk/index.php/novosti/vo-vrska-so/razno/item/185-%D0%BE%D1%84%D0%B8%D1%86%D0%B8%D1%98%D0%B0%D0%BB%D0%BD%D0%BE-%D0%BF%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B4%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B3-%D1%81%D0%B0%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%80%D1%9F%D0%B8%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8-%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2-%D0%B8%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%87-%D0%BD%D0%B0-%D0%BC%D0%B7%D1%82-%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%BE%D0%BF%D1%98%D0%B5
  12. ^ http://www.mztskopjeaerodrom.mk/index.php/novosti/vo-vrska-so/razno/item/250-aleksandar-chapin-potpisha-za-mzt-skopje
  13. ^ http://www.mztskopjeaerodrom.mk/index.php/novosti/vo-vrska-so/razno/item/261-danilo-mijatovikj-novo-zasiluvanje-za-mzt-skopje
  14. ^ http://www.mztskopjeaerodrom.mk/index.php/novosti/vo-vrska-so/prva-liga/item/288-mzt-skopje-staro-nov-shampion-na-makedonija
  15. ^ "Club Page at the ABA Liga website (abaliga.com)" (in Macedonian). Retrieved 28 February 2015. 
  16. ^ http://www.youtube.com/user/aerodrom87/videos

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