RK Podravka Koprivnica

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RK Podravka Koprivnica
Full name RK Podravka Koprivnica
Short name Podravka
Founded 1955
Arena "'Fran Galović'"
Capacity 2,000
Head coach Goran Mrđen
League Croatian League
2016–2017 1st
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Rukometni Klub Podravka Koprivnica is a Croatian women's handball club from Koprivnica. It is the most successful club in Croatian women's handball since formation of the league in 1992. The team currently competes in the Croatia women's first handball league. They have a fan club called Red Roosters formed in 2002.


The club was established in 1955 under the name Ivo Marinković and played its first friendly match in December against Grafičar Bjelovar. First official game was played in April 1956 against Slavija Čakovec. In 1956 team was renamed in RK Partizan. In seasons 1960/1961 and 1962/1963 Partizan became amateur champion of SR Croatia. In 1964 club changed the name in RK Podravka since it was sponsored by the factory who had the same name. The club also qualified in the first league the same year. In 1966 RK Podravka won its first national title and kept it for two years in a row. In 1972 the team was degraded in the second league but they managed to return in the first league in 1975. However, they returned in the second league in 1976 and remained there until 1980 and then again fell in the second league in 1982. In 1990 they again entered the first league and remained there until its dissolution in 1991 when Croatia gained independence. Since 1993 they were not Croatian champions only in season 2003/2004, however their biggest success was in 1996 when the team won Women's EHF Champions League.


  • Championship of Yugoslavia
Winners (2): 1966, 1967
Winners (23): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Croatian Cup
Winners (21): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
Winners (1): 1996
Winners (1): 1996

European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2016–17 EHF Champions League Q1 Netherlands SERCODAK Dalfsen 30–17 2nd place
Norway Glassverket IF 19–28
EHF Cup R3 Germany SG BBM Bietigheim 16–23 20–24 36–47


Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2016–17 season[1]