KK Vardar

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KK Vardar
KK Vardar logo
NicknameЦрвено-црниот (The Red-Blacks)
LeaguesMacedonian League
Founded20 July 1947; 73 years ago (20 July 1947)
HistoryVardar
(1947–2001)
Vardar Imperijal
(2001–2003)
Vardar 2000
(2003–2004)
Vardar Osiguruvanje
(2004–2008)
Vardar 2000
(2008–2010)
Vardar
(2010–present)
ArenaSRC Kale
Capacity2,500
LocationSkopje, North Macedonia
Team colorsRed and Black
   
PresidentVladimir Voinovski
Head coachAleksandar Jovančev
Championships5 Macedonian National Leagues
1 Macedonian Cup
Websitekkvardar.mk
Active departments of Vardar Sports Association
Football pictogram.svg Basketball pictogram.svg Handball pictogram.svg
Football Basketball Handball

KK Vardar (Macedonian: КК Вардар) is a North Macedonian basketball club based in Skopje. Established in 1947, the team has won the Macedonian National League five times and the Macedonian Cup once.

History[edit]

On 20 July 1947, MSD Makedonija and ŽSD Pobeda merged into the newly-established Vardar Sports Association, forming a new club named KK Vardar.[1] In the Yugoslav period between 1947 and 1991, Vardar won five Macedonian National League titles (1947, 1953, 1969, 1981, and 1990).[2] During the 2000s, they were runners-up of the Macedonian First League twice, and also lost in the semifinals on three occasions.[3] They won their first Macedonian Cup in 2007, beating KK Strumica 73–66 in the final.[4]

Honours[edit]

  • Macedonian National League (until 1991)
Winners: 1947, 1953, 1969, 1980–81, 1989–90
Runners-up: 2004–05, 2005–06
Semifinals: 2002–03, 2003–04, 2006–07
  • Macedonian Second League
Winners: 2010–11, 2017–18
Runners-up: 1999–2000, 2015–16
Winners: 2007
Runners-up: 2005, 2006

Arena[edit]

The SRC Kale, home of KK Vardar

KK Vardar plays its home matches at SRC Kale, a multi-purpose indoor sports arena in Skopje. Kale means "Fortress Citadel", named after the Skopje Fortress, located right next to the arena.[5] The hall was built in 1970 and its total seating capacity is 2,500.[5][6]

The hall is mainly used for handball, although it is suitable for events in others sports and music concerts.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

KK Vardar roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Nat. Name Ht. Age
G 1 United States Nywesh, Ajuda 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 79 kg (174 lb) 24 – (1996-04-02)2 April 1996
PG 7 North Macedonia Tašovski, Viktor 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 19 – (2001-11-22)22 November 2001
SG 8 North Macedonia Krstevski, Damjan 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 21 – (1999-06-30)30 June 1999
PF 9 North Macedonia Donakovski, Stefan 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 23 – (1997-06-23)23 June 1997
G 10 North Macedonia Ivanović, Igor (C) 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in) 27 – (1993-11-15)15 November 1993
PG 11 United States Prowell, Junious 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 73 kg (161 lb) 27 – (1993-12-30)30 December 1993
SG 12 North Macedonia Deolski, Andreja 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) 21 – (2000-02-16)16 February 2000
G 13 North Macedonia Bajram, Husein 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 19 – (2002-01-19)19 January 2002
14 North Macedonia Ristovski, Miloš 20 – (2000-04-14)14 April 2000
SF 15 United States Dixson, Dikembe 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 24 – (1996-09-06)6 September 1996
PF 16 North Macedonia Atanasov, Pavel 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 17 – (2003-07-21)21 July 2003
G 20 North Macedonia Petkov, Marin 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 18 – (2003-02-20)20 February 2003
C 22 North Macedonia Dujković, Marko 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in) 30 – (1990-03-21)21 March 1990
24 North Macedonia Tači, Muhamed 17 – (2003-05-10)10 May 2003
34 North Macedonia Ivanov, Danail 18 – (2002-10-28)28 October 2002
G 77 North Macedonia Veličkovski, Bojan 14 – (2006-04-07)7 April 2006
PF 91 Croatia Radoš, Dino 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 29 – (1991-10-01)1 October 1991
Head coach
  • North Macedonia Aleksandar Jovančev
Assistant coach(es)
  • North Macedonia Aleksandar Ašadanov

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DL) Double-licence player
  • Injured Injured

Updated: 13 January 2021

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench 1 Bench 2 Bench 3
C Dino Radoš Marko Dujković
PF Dikembe Dixson Stefan Donakovski Pavel Atanasov
SF Igor Ivanović Husein Bajram Andreja Deolski Danail Ivanov
SG Damjan Krstevski Ajuda Nywesh Marin Petkov Miloš Ristovski
PG Junious Prowell Viktor Tašovski Bojan Veličkovski Muhamed Tači

Notable former players[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

Criteria

To appear in this section a player must have either:

  • Set a club record or won an individual award while at the club.
  • Played at least one official international match for their national team at any time.
  • Played at least one official NBA match at any time.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ФОРМИРАЊЕ НА КК ВАРДАР" (in Macedonian). KK Vardar. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ "ЅВЕЗДИТЕ ВАРДАРОВИ" (in Macedonian). KK Vardar. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ "KK VARDAR SKOPJE basketball team History".
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b "Venues". FIBA.basketball. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  6. ^ "SRC Kale – Venue Information". basketball.realgm.com. Retrieved 28 December 2020.

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