VK Primorje

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VK Primorje EB
Founded 1908
League Croatian First League
Adriatic League
Based in Rijeka, Croatia
Arena Kantrida
Capacity: 1,200
President Predrag Sloboda
Head coach Ivan Asić
Website vaterpolo-primorje.hr

VK Primorje (Croatian: Vaterpolski klub Primorje, commonly referred to as Primorje) is a Croatian water polo club based in Rijeka.


The club was founded in 1908, as HŠK Victoria (Croatian Sports Club Victoria), and is the oldest swimming club in Croatia. Under that name, the club was active until World War II. After the war, the club was re-established in 1948 as Primorje. Since 1991 and the breakup of Yugoslavia the club has been competing in Croatian First League, as well as the regional Adriatic League and LEN Champions League.

VK Primorje has won three national championships, the first in 1938 (as HŠK Victoria), and the second and third in the 2013/14 and 2014/15 seasons. Primorje has won three Adriatic League titles, in 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15. Primorje has also won five national cup competitions.

The club has produced many players that have had a significant impact for the Croatia men's national water polo team, including Igor Hinić, Damir Glavan, Damir Burić, and Samir Barać, all of whom have won medals at major international competitions. In addition, the club also produced Danijel Premuš and Vladimir Vujasinović, who went on to win olympic medals for Italy and Serbia respectively.


The club's home games are held at the newly built Bazeni Kantrida, the venue which hosted the 2008 European Short Course Swimming Championships. The capacity of the new swimming complex is approximately 1,200 and is located within walking distance from HNK Rijeka's football stadium.


Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2014./15. season
1 Croatia Frano Vićan
2 Romania Cosmin Radu
3 Croatia Duje Peroš
4 Croatia Ivan Krapić
6 Croatia Sandro Sukno
7 Croatia Petar Muslim
8 Montenegro Antonio Petrović
11 Croatia Anđelo Šetka
12 Spain Xavier Garcia
14 Croatia Ivan Buljubašić
16 Croatia Nino Mudražija
19 Croatia Dario Rakovac
? Croatia Damir Burić
? Montenegro Dejan Lazović
? Georgia (country) Marko Elez
Coach: Croatia Ivan Asić


European competitions[edit]

LEN Champions League

LEN Cup Winners' Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1976–77
  • Third placed (2): 1979–80, 1995–96


  • Winners (1): 1996

Adriatic League

  • Winners (3): 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Runners-up (2): 2011–12, 2015–16

Domestic competitions[edit]

Croatian League

  • Winners (2): 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Runners-up (5): 2003–04, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2015–16

Croatian Cup

  • Winners (4): 1995–96, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15
  • Runners-up (3): 2002–03, 2010–11, 2015–16

Yugoslav League

  • Winners (1): 1938
  • Runners-up (2): 1978–79, 1982–83

Yugoslav Cup

  • Winners (1): 1979
  • Runners-up (1): 1976

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