VK Primorje

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VK Primorje EB
Founded1908; 113 years ago (1908)
LeagueCroatian League
Regional League A2
Based inRijeka, Croatia
(Capacity: 1,200)
PresidentSamir Barać
Head coachIgor Hinić
Local mediawww.facebook.com/vaterpolo.primorje

VK Primorje Erste Bank (Croatian: Vaterpolski klub Primorje Erste Bank, commonly referred to as VK Primorje EB) is a professional water polo club based in Rijeka, Croatia. As of 2019–20 season, the club competes in the Croatian League and Regional League A2.


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 EB 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]

Season 2019–2020

No. Nat. Player Pos.
1 Croatia Fran Čubranić GK
13 Croatia Nikola Milošević GK
19 Croatia Noa Olić GK
3 Croatia Tin Brubnjak
4 Croatia Iv Marić
5 Croatia Duje Peroš (c)
6 Croatia Marko Blažić
7 Slovakia Maroš Tkač
8 Croatia Dario Rakovac
9 Croatia Sven Augusti
10 Croatia Mislav Vrlić
11 Croatia Ian Petrić
12 Croatia Lovro Paparić
2 Croatia Antonio Čunko
14 Croatia Ian Petrić
15 Croatia [[]]
16 Croatia
17 Croatia
18 Croatia
19 Croatia

Technical staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Igor Hinić
  • Assistant Coach: /
  • Assistant Coach: Ivan Matković, prof


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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