MRK Žalgiris Kaunas

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MRK Žalgiris Kaunas
Full name Moterų Rankinio Klubas Žalgiris Kaunas
Short name Žalgiris Kaunas
League A Lyga
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Moterų Rankinio Klubas Žalgiris Kaunas is a Lithuanian women's handball club from Kaunas.

A founding member of the European Cup in 1961, Žalgiris won three editions in a row between 1967 and 1969 in addition to two Soviet Championships,[1] which makes it one of the most successful Lithuanian teams in overall international competitions. However the team declined subsequently, with Spartak Kiev dominating both competitions for nearly two decades. In 1979 Žalgiris made it into the championship's top three for the last time, with Egle Vilnius becoming the major Lithuanian team in the championship.[2]

Since the break-up of the Soviet Union Žalgiris has played in the Lithuanian League.[3]


European record[edit]

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2016–17 EHF Cup R1 Turkey Muratpaşa Belediyespor SK 27–30 24–25 51–55


  1. ^ List of finals in
  2. ^ List of top three positions in
  3. ^ Profile in the Lithuanian Handball Association's website