RK Lokomotiva Zagreb

Rukometni Klub Lokomotiva Zagreb (English: Lokomotiva Zagreb Handball Club) is a Croatian women's handball team from Zagreb.

RK Lokomotiva Zagreb
Full nameLokomotiva Zagreb
Short nameRukometni Klub Lokomotiva Zagreb
Founded1949
ArenaDom Sportova, Zagreb
Capacity3,000
PresidentZoran Gobac
Head coachNenad Šoštarić
LeagueCroatian League
2017–182nd
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Lokomotiva was the most successful team in the Yugoslav Championship's early stages, winning eight championships between 1956 and 1970. In 1975 the team reached the final of the European Cup after winning its 9th championship.[1] However, the following fifteen years were unsuccessful, with Radnički Belgrade dominating the championship.[2] The team resurfaced in 1991, winning both the final edition of the Yugoslav Championship and the EHF Cup, its first international trophy, beating Bayer Leverkusen in the final.[3]

Following the breakup of Yugoslavia Lokomotiva, renamed Kras Zagreb, won the first edition of the new Croatian League, but the team soon fell second to Podravka Koprivnica. The team's major successes in the 1990s was reaching the Cup Winner's Cup's final in 1996 and 1998.[4] The club reversed to its original name in 2003, and the following seasons marked a timid revival, with Lokomotiva winning the 2004 championship and two national cups.

Most recently, Lokomotiva was second in the national championship and won the EHF Challenge Cup in 2017.

Honours

  • Yugoslav Championship (defunct)
    • 1956, 1959, 1962, 1964, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1974, 1991
  • Yugoslav Cup (defunct)
    • 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1965, 1971, 1988

European record

Season Competition Round Club 1st leg 2nd leg Aggregate
2016-17 Challenge Cup R3 CS Madeira 29–24 40–21 69–45
1/8 Ardeşen GSK 33–25 24–20 57–45
1/4 Rocasa Gran Canara ACE 29–24 23–26 52–50
1/2 Virto/Quintus 24–23 27–16 51–39
F H 65 Höör 23–19 24–21 47–40
2017–18 Challenge Cup R3 UHC Müllner Bau Stockerau 24–19 37–19 61–38
1/8 AC PAOK 37–17 33–20 70–37
1/4 Virto / Quintus 26–17 27–24 53–41
1/2 Rocasa Gran Canaria ACE 26–26 25–25 51–51

Team

Current squad

Squad for the 2017–18 season

References

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