RK Vardar

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РК Вардар
RK Vardar
Full name Rakometen klub
Vardar Skopje
Founded 1961
Arena Jane Sandanski Arena
Capacity 7,500
Head coach Raúl González
League VIP Super League
2015/2016 1st
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RK Vardar (HC Vardar) (Macedonian: РК Вардар) is a handball club from Skopje, Republic of Macedonia. The team currently competes in the EHF Champions League and in the regional SEHA League. Vardar is the most successful team in the country having won ten Macedonian League titles and eleven Macedonian Cups.


RK Vardar was founded in 1961, as part of the Vardar Sports Club in Skopje, which had been founded in 1947. The handball team did not have much of a role in the former Yugoslavia, but rose to power in the late 1990s becoming one of three clubs (RK Metalurg and RK Pelister being the others) to dominate the Macedonian handball scene after the independence of the country. They have participated in the EHF Champions League five times and made it to the semifinals of the Cup Winner's Cup three times. Except for 2005, when they came in 4th place, the club has achieved either championship or runner-up in the Macedonian Super League during the past decade since 1999. They achieved a record winner of the Macedonian handball championship by winning their seventh title in 2009 and are the recent record cup winner also with seven. On 15 April 2012, Vardar defeated Metalurg at the Zagreb Arena to become the first SEHA League champion.[1][2]


Winners (11): 1960-61, 1998–99, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2012–13, 2014-15 and 2015-16
Winners (11): 1997, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Winners (2): 2011/12, 2013/14
Finalist (2): 2012/13, 2015/16
Semi-Finalist (3): 1998–99, 2004–05 and 2010–11

Arena information[edit]

Unlike the usual situation in handball of clubs renting halls from municipalities or private owners, RK Vardar itself is the owner of the Jane Sandanski Arena where they play all their home matches in the EHF Velux Champions League matches in Skopje.

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2016–17 season


Transfers for the 2016-17 season
Transfers for the 2017-18 season

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Former notable players[edit]

Former coaches RK Vardar[edit]

Former President clubs RK Vardar[edit]


  1. ^ "Vardar is the SEHA League champion!". Borjan Zafirovski. Retrieved 2012-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Вардар ПРО победник СЕХА лигата". МИА. Retrieved 2012-04-16. 

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