KK Metalac Valjevo

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Metalac Valjevo
Metalac Valjevo logo
LeaguesKLS
Founded24 March 1948; 71 years ago (1948-03-24)
HistoryKK Budućnost
(1948–1954)
KK Metalac
(1954–present)
ArenaValjevo Sports Hall
Capacity2,500
LocationValjevo, Serbia
Team colorsRed and White
         
Head coachMihailo Poček
Championships2 National League Cup
Websitekkmetalac.org.rs

Košarkaški klub Metalac (Serbian Cyrillic: Кошаркашки клуб Металац), commonly referred to as KK Metalac Valjevo, is a men's professional basketball club based in Valjevo, Serbia. They are currently competing in the Basketball League of Serbia. The club is a founding member and shareholder of the Adriatic Basketball Association.[1]

History[edit]

Metalac was established on 24 March 1948 as KK Budućnost Valjevo.[2] Six days later, the club played its first official game in Čačak against Borac and lost 69:19. In a relatively short period of time, they managed to qualify for a higher level of competition, entering the South Group of a then minor Serbian League under the new name Metalac in 1954. Due to financial problems in 1960, the club had to leave all competitions and restart from scratch again a year after.

In 1973 Metalac managed to qualify for the First Yugoslav Federal League by beating Mladost Zemun in the last round of the competition, gaining a decisive advantage over Vojvodina Novi Sad. Metalac spent six consecutive seasons in the First League and managed to beat at least once all the big clubs of Yugoslav basketball in that period. They played their last game in Yugoslav First Federal League on 31 March 1979 against Jugoplastika in Split.

During the last couple of years, professional basketball in Valjevo is on the rise again. Metalac qualified for the top level of club competition in Serbia in 2007–08 and since then managed to progress to the Basketball League of Serbia Superleague phase five times. They have constantly been a serious contender for a spot in the Adriatic League over the past few seasons and finally became part of it in 2014–15 after Radnički Kragujevac opted out because of financial instability.[3]

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

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

Metalac Valjevo roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
F 9 Serbia Matić, Uroš 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 21 – (1998-05-09)9 May 1998
SF 10 Serbia Ranković, Mitar 1.90 m (6 ft 3 in) 18 – (2001-06-08)8 June 2001
PG 11 Serbia Vasić, Aleksandar (C) 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) 32 – (1987-06-17)17 June 1987
PF 12 Serbia Stefanović, Nikola 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 19 – (1999-12-12)12 December 1999
PF 13 Serbia Đuković, Igor 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 31 – (1987-11-28)28 November 1987
SF 14 Serbia Aleksić, Aleksa 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 17 – (2002-02-20)20 February 2002
C 15 Serbia Nikčević, Filip 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 21 – (1998-05-03)3 May 1998
PF 16 Serbia Milićević, Luka 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 18 – (2001-08-04)4 August 2001
PG 19 Serbia Pavlović, Krsman 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 18 – (2001-06-06)6 June 2001
C 21 Serbia Kaplanović, Đorđe 2.10 m (6 ft 11 in) 24 – (1995-03-21)21 March 1995
G 33 Serbia Anđušić, Luka 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 25 – (1994-09-03)3 September 1994
SF 37 Serbia Pejović, Luka 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 30 – (1989-02-12)12 February 1989
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • Injured Injured

Updated: March 2, 2019

Coaches[edit]

Notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Company registration info: ABA LIGA j.t.d." aba-liga.com. Retrieved 30 July 2019.
  2. ^ "Istorija KK Metalac". kkmetalac.org.rs (in Serbian). Retrieved 19 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Metalac u ABA ligi!". mondo.rs (in Serbian). 5 September 2014. Retrieved 19 March 2017.

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