RK Zagreb


Rukometni klub Zagreb (English: Zagreb Handball Club, pronounced [zǎːɡrɛb]), currently known as Prvo plinarsko društvo Zagreb or simply PPD Zagreb for sponsorship reasons, is a men's professional handball club from Zagreb, Croatia. It competes in the Croatian Premier League, SEHA League, and the EHF Champions League.

RK PPD Zagreb
Full nameRukometni klub
Prvo plinarsko društvo Zagreb
Founded1922; 99 years ago
Arena
PresidentZoran Gobac
Head coachIvica Obrvan
LeagueCroatian Premier League
2018/20191st
Club colours   
Home
Away
Website
Official site

The team was formerly known as Badel 1862 Zagreb, Banka Croatia Zagreb and Croatia Osiguranje Zagreb for sponsorship reasons. Nowadays, it is called Prvo plinarsko društvo Zagreb or simply PPD Zagreb.

Zagreb was 33 times national champion and won national cup 27 times. The club was also European champion twice and played another four times in the finals, and is among top eight most successful handball clubs in the EHF Champions League's history.

Accomplishments


Croatia

Champions (28): 1992, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19
Champions (26): 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1995–96, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19

Yugoslavia

Champions (6): 1956–57, 1961–62, 1962–63, 1964–65, 1988–89, 1990–91
  • Yugoslav Handball Cup
Champions (2): 1962, 1991

Europe

Champions (2): 1991–92, 1992–93
Champions (1): 2012–13

Club names


  • Zagreb-Viadukt (1982–1983)
  • Zagreb-Chromos (1983–1991)
  • Zagreb Loto (1991–1992)
  • Badel 1862 Zagreb (1992–1995)
  • Banka Croatia Zagreb (1995–1996)
  • Badel 1862 Zagreb (1996–2002)
  • Rukometni klub Zagreb (2002–2006)
  • Croatia Osiguranje Zagreb (2006–2014)
  • Prvo plinarsko društvo Zagreb (2014–)

Current squad


Squad for the 2020–21 season

Transfers

Transfers for the 2021-22 season
Transfers for the 2022–23 season

Technical staff

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RK Zagreb in European handball


Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2018–19 EHF Champions League Group Stage Paris Saint-Germain 21–32 28–33 6th place
Pick Szeged 23–24 26–26
Flensburg-Handewitt 21–22 31–29
Skjern Håndbold 32–29 31–31
HC Motor Zaporizhzhia 27–25 27–35
RK Celje 24–22 21–30
HBC Nantes 27–27 20–23
Round of 16 RK Vardar 18–27 30–32 Eliminated
2019–20 EHF Champions League Group Stage
Group A
FC Barcelona 19–36 23–32 7th place
Paris Saint-Germain 29–37 26–37
Pick Szeged 21–26 23–33
Aalborg 31–30 20–30
Flensburg-Handewitt 25–26 17–20
RK Celje 27–31 22–24
Elverum 30–27 30–30
2020–21 EHF Champions League Group Stage
Group B
FC Barcelona 27–45
Telekom Veszprém 25–37
Aalborg 26–27
THW Kiel 21–31
HC Motor Zaporizhzhia 23–24
HBC Nantes
RK Celje 22–30


As of 18 November 2018

At least 10 games played
Club GP W D L
Barcelona Handbol 181116
Borac Banja Luka 101000
Celje 2211110
Rhein-Neckar Löwen 10235
Tatran Prešov 15816
Vardar 17719
Veszprém KC 173113

Notable former players


Head coaches


References


  1. "Stručni stožer RK PPD Zagreb". rk-zagreb.hr. Retrieved 10 February 2020.