Montenegrin First League of Water Polo

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First Water polo League
Sport Water polo
Founded 2006
No. of teams 4
Country Montenegro Montenegro
Continent European Union LEN (Europe)
Most recent
champion(s)
Jadran
Most titles

Jadran

(7 titles in independent Montenegro; 13 overall)
TV partner(s) RTCG
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Montenegrin Water Polo Cup
Official website Official Website

The Montenegrin First League of Water Polo is the national professional water polo league in Montenegro. It was established in 2006. shortly after Montenegro declared its independence from Serbia and Montenegro. It is organized by the Water Polo and Swimming Federation of Montenegro.
Three clubs from Montenegrin Basketball League are playing in Adriatic Water Polo League.

History[edit]

Before independence[edit]

During their history, Montenegrin water polo clubs played in the top-tier competition of SFR Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia and Serbia and Montenegro, with important roles in Yugoslav Water Polo Championship. Among them are PVK Jadran, VK Primorac Kotor and VK Budva.
In that competitions, Montenegrin clubs won 6 titles of national champion. First time, PVK Jadran became champion of Yugoslavia on season 1957-58. Next year, Jadran defended the trophy.[1] VK Primorac won their first champion title on 1985-86 season. On season 1993-94, champion of Yugoslavia became VK Budva.[2] After two trophies in 50's, PVK Jadran won four champion titles on 2002-03, 2003–04, 2004–05 and 2005-06. Below is the list of Montenegrin clubs' champion titles in the First League of Yugoslavia.

Club Winners Runners-up Winning Years
PVK Jadran Herceg Novi
6
4
1957-58, 1958-59, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06
VK Primorac Kotor
1
2
1985-86
VK Budva
1
2
1993-94

After independence[edit]

Soon after the Montenegrin independence referendum, Water polo Federation of Montenegro founded its own competitions, with the First League as a top-tier competition. Number of teams in the First League varied - from 4 to 8.
All the titles in Montenegrin League won three teams - Jadran, Primorac and Budva. Montenegrin clubs are participants of Adriatic Water polo League, too, from its first season.

Champions[edit]

From the inaugural season (2006-07), three different clubs won champion titles in Montenegrin First League of Water Polo.

Titles by season[edit]

Montenegrin First League of Water Polo
Season Champion Second Third
2006–07 Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac Blu e Bianco.png Budva 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran
2007–08 Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac Blu e Bianco.png Budva 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran
2008–09 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac Rosso e Giallo.png VA Cattaro
2009–10 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac Rosso e Giallo.png VA Cattaro
2010–11 Blu e Bianco.png Budva 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac
2011–12 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran Blu e Bianco.png Budva Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac
2012–13 Blu e Bianco.png Budva Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran
2013–14 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran Blu e Bianco.png Budva Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac
2014–15 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran Blu e Bianco.png Budva Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac
2015–16 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran Blu e Bianco.png Budva Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac
2016–17 600px Giallo con bande Blu.png Jadran Blu e Bianco.png Budva Bianco e Blu (Bordato).png Primorac

Titles by Club[edit]

Montenegrin League[edit]

Below is a list of clubs with titles won in Montenegrin First League of Water Polo.

Club Titles Runners-up Years Won
Jadran Herceg Novi 7 1 2008-09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016-17
Budva 2 7 2010-11, 2012–13
Primorac Kotor 2 3 2006-07, 2007–08

Overall[edit]

Below is an overall list, with titles won in both leagues - Montenegrin League and SFR Yugoslavia / Serbia and Montenegro Championship.

Club Titles Runners-up Years Won
Jadran Herceg Novi 13 5 1957-58, 1958–59, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015-16, 2016-17
Budva 3 9 1993-94, 2010–11, 2012–13
Primorac Kotor 3 5 1985-86, 2006–07, 2007–08

Montenegrin water polo clubs in Adriatic League[edit]

Clubs from Montenegro were among the founders of Adriatic Water Polo League, which is established at 2008. Since its first season, Montenegrin sides were among the most successful participants of regional competition, and PVK Jadran Herceg Novi won two titles. Othed clubs from Montenegro which participated in Adriatic League are VK Primorac Kotor, VK Budva and VA Cattaro Kotor.
Below is list of participation of Montenegrin clubs by every season of Adriatic League.

Season Club Pos G W D L Note
2008-09 PVK Jadran Herceg Novi
2
22
18
2
2
VK Primorac Kotor
3
22
18
0
4
VK Budva
5
22
13
1
8
2009-10 PVK Jadran Herceg Novi
1
26
21
2
3
CHAMPIONS
VK Primorac Kotor
3
25
19
0
6
Final four: Semifinals
VK Budva
5
24
16
3
5
VA Cattaro Kotor
6
24
12
3
9
2010-11 PVK Jadran Herceg Novi
1
17
12
2
3
CHAMPIONS
VK Budva
5
16
10
1
5
Playoffs: Quarterfinals
VK Primorac Kotor
6
17
10
0
7
Playoffs: Quarterfinals
VA Cattaro Kotor
11
12
2
1
9
2011-12 PVK Jadran Herceg Novi
5
17
8
2
7
VK Budva
6
18
10
0
8
VK Primorac Kotor
10
18
5
1
12
2012-13 VK Budva
4
23
14
2
7
Final four: Semifinals
PVK Jadran Herceg Novi
8
22
8
1
13
VK Primorac Kotor
9
22
7
3
12
2013-14 PVK Jadran Herceg Novi
4
23
15
0
8
Final four: Semifinals
VK Budva
6
22
12
1
9
VK Primorac Kotor
7
22
8
2
12
2014-15 PVK Jadran Herceg Novi
5
20
9
3
8
VK Budva
11
20
9
3
8
VK Primorac Kotor
13
18
3
2
13
2015-16 PVK Jadran Herceg Novi (A1 LEAGUE)
3
19
14
0
5
Final four: Semifinals
VK Budva (A2 LEAGUE)
2
12
8
1
3
Promotion to A1
VK Primorac Kotor (A2 LEAGUE)
4
12
4
3
5
VA Cattaro Kotor (A2 LEAGUE)
6
12
2
3
7
2016-17 PVK Jadran Herceg Novi (A1 LEAGUE)
2
18
12
1
5
Final four: Finals
VK Budva (A1 LEAGUE)
7
16
5
1
10
VK Primorac Kotor (A2 LEAGUE)
1
14
11
1
2
Promotion to A1
VA Cattaro Kotor (A2 LEAGUE)
5
14
5
1
8

Montenegrin water polo clubs in European competitions[edit]

Montenegrin water polo clubs are participating in the LEN competitions since the season 1986-97.
First team which ever competed at the European cups was VK Primorac Kotor. Except them, in LEN competitions played also PVK Jadran Herceg Novi, VK Budva, VA Cattaro Kotor and PVK Val Prčanj.
Biggest success in the history of Montenegrin waterpolo made VK Primorac, who won the title in LEN Champions League 2009. Except them, another Montenegrin holder of European trophy is VA Cattaro.
Among the titles which Montenegrin teams won in LEN competitions are:

During the overall history, five different Montenegrin clubs played in LEN competitions.

Team Seasons G W D L
PVK Jadran Herceg Novi
16
156
74
23
59
VK Primorac Kotor
15
141
84
7
50
VK Budva
14
124
66
9
49
VA Cattaro Kotor
3
32
22
1
9
PVK Val Prčanj
4
26
8
2
16

As of the end of LEN competitions 2015–16 season.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Istorija kluba". www.pvkjadran.com. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 
  2. ^ "Vaterpolo klub Budva". www.vkbudva.com. Retrieved 22 August 2016. 

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