RK Lokomotiva Zagreb

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RK Lokomotiva Zagreb
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Full name Lokomotiva Zagreb
Short name Rukometni Klub Lokomotiva Zagreb
Founded 1949
Arena Dom Sportova, Zagreb
Capacity 3,000
President Zoran Gobac
Head coach Irfan Smajlagić
League Croatian League
2015–16 2nd
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Rukometni Klub Lokomotiva Zagreb (English: Lokomotiva Zagreb Handball Club) is a Croatian women's handball team from Zagreb.

Lokomotiva was the most successful team in the Yugoslav Championship's early stages, winning eight championships between 1956 and 1970. In 1975 the team reached the final of the European Cup after winning its 9th championship.[1] However, the following fifteen years were unsuccessful, with Radnički Belgrade dominating the championship.[2] The team resurfaced in 1991, winning both the final edition of the Yugoslav Championship and the EHF Cup, its first international trophy, beating Bayer Leverkusen in the final.[3]

Following the breakup of Yugoslavia Lokomotiva, renamed Kras Zagreb, won the first edition of the new Croatian League, but the team soon fell second to Podravka Koprivnica. The team's major successes in the 1990s was reaching the Cup Winner's Cup's final in 1996 and 1998.[4] The club reversed to its original name in 2003, and the following seasons marked a timid revival, with Lokomotiva winning the 2004 championship and two national cups.

Most recently, Lokomotiva was third in the national championship and reached the Cup Winners' Cup Round of 16 in 2011.[5]




  1. ^ List of finals in the-sports.org
  2. ^ List of champions in the Serbian Handball Federation's website
  3. ^ Results in todor66.com
  4. ^ Profile and record in the European Handball Federation's website
  5. ^ 2011 table and results in scoresway.com

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