Vive Targi Kielce

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KS Vive Tauron Kielce
Vive Targi Kielce logo.png
Full name Klub Sportowy Vive Tauron Kielce
Nickname(s) Iskra
Short name VT Kielce
Founded 1965
Arena Hala Legionów, Kielce, Poland
Capacity 4,200
Head coach Talant Duyshebaev
(since 8 January 2014)
League Polish Ekstraklasa
2015/16 Polish Ekstraklasa, 1st
Colours
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Home
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Website
vtkielce.pl

KS Vive Tauron Kielce , also known by its historical name Iskra Kielce is a Polish professional handball team based in Kielce. The club was founded in 1965 as Iskra Kielce, now is playing in Men's PGNiG Superliga.

Best achievements[edit]

[1][2]

Domestic achievements[edit]

  • Championship of Poland:
    • Gold medal with cup.svg 1st: 1993, 1994, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Silver medal with cup.svg 2nd: 1995, 2004, 2011
    • Bronze medal with cup.svg 3rd: 1980, 1997, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008
  • Cup of Poland:
    • Simple gold cup.svg 1st: 1985, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
    • Simple silver cup.svg 2nd: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2008

International achievements[edit]

History[edit]

December 1965 is considered as the date of establishment of the handball club in Kielce. To know better real club history it is necessary to recall the times before Second World War. In the 1935 at the arms factory Granat in Kielce was established the Sports-Educational Society Granat. After the Second World War the arms factory Granat changed name to Metal Factory Kielce (ZMK), and it was established the sports club Stal ZMK. In the 1957 sports club Stal ZMK changed the name to sports club Iskra the same as the name of precise factory, which was established instead of former metal factory Kielce. Precise factory Iskra belonged to sports federation Stal, banding together the metal and metallurgic works.[3]

In December 1965 many-section Sports Club „Iskra” took over the players from the team TKKF, active at the Metal Works KZWM SHL and established the handball team. After 5 years of competition “the seven” of Iskra was promoted to III Central League, and a year later to II League. At the end of first season in II League Iskra came third. In the season 1972/73 it came fifth. In spring 1973 the two Kielce sports clubs: “SHL” and “Iskra” declared ready to join in order to establish one powerful sports club. On 10 July 1973 they united. The new club was named Korona Kielce and was registered as Kielce Sports Association „Korona”. The mother works of two former clubs: FŁT “Iskra” and “Polmo SHL” became its patrons. The new club began its activity in four sections: football, handball, bicycle and motorcycle. The direct patron of handball section, consisting of the former players of Sports Club “Iskra” became metal factory FŁT “Iskra”.

On 16. 03. 1975 the handball team from Kielce, already called MKS „Korona” promoted for the first time to the major league. Unfortunately making their debut they fall a class below. In 1978 the club promoted again to the major league, and after the season it came eighth. In 1979 Korona achieved its first success. It got the bronze medal in the Championship of Poland. Afterwards the Kielce players fell down to the lower league, but in 1984 they promoted again to the group of the best teams in the country. In 1985 Korona was awarded with the Cup of Poland, which was the greatest success since the beginning of its activity. (The final competition took place in Płock). Since 1985 the club has their own sports hall for 1600 spectators in Krakowska Street. Since the second half of 1989 the club Korona suffered serious organizational and financial problems. The subsidies from patron works FŁT “Iskra” and “Polmo - SHL” got lower each year.

Legions hall

In spring 1991 the persons actively engaged in handball decided to separate from Korona. On 18 April 1991 a new one-section handball club came into being. It returned to its original name: Iskra Kielce. The Metal Works "Iskra" supported it only by sponsoring and maintaining the sports hall. In spite of difficult beginning it began the “golden era” and the series of greatest triumphs of Kielce team. In the years 1992-1999 Iskra was doubtless the best polish men handball team. In the years 1992-1994 “Iskierka” was twice the champion of the country and in the season 94/95 was vice-champion, fighting desperately against Petrochemia Płock. The situation was quite similar during the final of Polish Cup, when Iskra (Ceresit) came second. This position gave the team the right to start in the Cup of Cup Winner’s competition. At this time the club achieved some successes in European cup competitions. In 1995 Kielce team lost a battle to the quarter-final of PZP. In 1997 during the Federation Cup Competition Kielce team was eliminated barely in the quarter-final. They lost two-game competition against future winner of this cup – the German THW- Kiel. But the greatest success of that time was the promotion to the Champions’ League. In 1999 Iskra (Leader Market Kielce) as the first men handball team promoted to this competition of prestige, beating a champion of Sweden. In the Champions League our team obtained 6 points and came third. In 2000 the team won the Polish Cup and in 2001 the bronze medal in the Championship of Poland. The season 2001/2002 wasn’t good. Iskra (under the name of “Kolporter”) came barely fifth in the league. The Kielce team played in the final of the Polish Cup, after desperate fight they lost a game against Warszawianka.

The most important change in 2002 was taking over of the club by Bertus Servaas – businessman, the owner of Vive Textile Recycling enterprise. When he was the President of the Club (its name was already “Vive”) was again the champion of Poland, beating its greatest contestant – Wisła Płock. In 2006 the team could play for the first time in the new sports hall MOSiR for 3000 spectators. Today this many-functions facility’s name is “The Hall of Legions”. (Boczna Street). Since that time all games have been played there till today. It has been established the successful team who achieves good positions in Europe. Since 2008 the coach is Bogdan Wenta. After only a year of coaching he repeated the last 2003 success: the club won the “Double Crown” – The Championship and the Polish Cup. In August 2009 the Club Vive Kielce signed a contract with Kielce Fair (Targi Kielce) for five years. The firm became the sponsor of the team, which changed its logo and name to Vive Targi Kielce. In the season 2009/2010 the club dominated among polish teams, achieved the next great successes and was promoted to the games of prestige of the Champions League. Iskra (today called Vive Targi Kielce) as the first club in the whole history of polish handball wins all league and cup games. It was double winner for the second time year after year, and for the third time in its history. It was the Champion of Poland and won Polish Cup. In 2011 Iskra won Polish Cup, but on 29 May lost in Play-Off final the battle for the championship of Poland and finished the season with silver medal. In 2013 Vive ended with bronze of champions league in final four.

Season by season[edit]

Season Division Position Championship
of Poland
Cup
of Poland
Notes
1965/66 IV unknown unknown unknown
1966/67 IV unknown unknown unknown
1967/68 IV unknown unknown unknown
1968/69 IV unknown unknown unknown
1969/70 IV 1 unknown unknown Promoted
1970/71 III 1 unknown unknown Promoted
1971/72 II unknown unknown unknown
1972/73 II unknown unknown unknown
1973/74 II unknown unknown unknown
1974/75 II 1 unknown unknown Promoted
1975/76 I unknown unknown unknown Relegated
1976/77 II unknown unknown unknown
1977/78 II 1 unknown unknown Promoted
1978/79 I 8 unknown unknown
1979/80 I 3 Bronze medal with cup.svg unknown
1980/81 I unknown unknown unknown
1981/82 I unknown unknown unknown
1982/83 I unknown unknown unknown Relegated
1983/84 II 1 unknown unknown Promoted
1984/85 I 4 unknown Simple gold cup.svg
1985/86 I 5 unknown unknown
1986/87 I 9 unknown unknown
1987/88 I 7 unknown unknown
1988/89 I unknown unknown unknown
Season Division Position Championship
of Poland
Cup
of Poland
Notes
1990/91 I unknown unknown unknown
1991/92 I unknown unknown unknown
1992/93 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg unknown
1993/94 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg unknown
1994/95 I 2 Silver medal with cup.svg Simple silver cup.svg
1995/96 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg Simple silver cup.svg
1996/97 I 3 Bronze medal with cup.svg Simple silver cup.svg
1997/98 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg unknown
1998/99 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg unknown
1999/00 I 4 unknown Simple gold cup.svg
2000/01 I 3 Bronze medal with cup.svg Simple silver cup.svg
2001/02 I 5 unknown Simple silver cup.svg
2002/03 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg Simple gold cup.svg
2003/04 I 2 Silver medal with cup.svg Simple gold cup.svg
2004/05 I 3 Bronze medal with cup.svg unknown
2005/06 I 4 unknown Simple gold cup.svg
2006/07 I 3 Bronze medal with cup.svg Simple silver cup.svg
2007/08 I 3 Bronze medal with cup.svg Simple silver cup.svg
2008/09 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg Simple gold cup.svg
2009/10 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg Simple gold cup.svg
2010/11 I 2 Silver medal with cup.svg Simple gold cup.svg
2011/12 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg Simple gold cup.svg
2012/13 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg Simple gold cup.svg
2013/14 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg Simple gold cup.svg
Season Division Position Championship
of Poland
Cup
of Poland
Notes
2014/15 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg Simple gold cup.svg
2015/16 I 1 Gold medal with cup.svg unknown

Current squad[edit]

Squad for the 2016–17 season
The team during time-out (2016)

Transfers[edit]

Transfers for the 2017-18 season


Transfers for the 2018-19 season

Staff training[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Former team coach Talant Duyshebaev
Head coaches
From To Nat Name
1989 1995  POL Edward Strząbała
1995 1998  KAZ Giennadiy Kamelin
1999 1999  POL Włodzimierz Harbuz
1999 2001  KAZ Giennadiy Kamelin
2001 2002  POL Marek Smolarczyk
2002 2003  BLR Aleksander Malinowski
2003 2004  POL Daniel Waszkiewicz
2004 2005  BLR Aleksander Malinowski
2005 2005  POL Edward Strząbała
2005 2007  POL Zbigniew Tłuczyński
2007 2007  POL Aleksander Litowski
2007 2008  BLR Aleksander Malinowski
2008 2014  POL Bogdan Wenta
2014 current  ESP Talant Duyshebaev

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

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