Ženski Rukometni Klub Budućnost

ZRK BUDUĆNOST – English

ŽRK Budućnost (Ženski Rukometni Klub Budućnost) is a women’s handball team from Podgorica, Montenegro. It is a part of Budućnost Podgorica sports clubs. logo zrk buducnost

The club was founded on February 13, 1949, and played its first official game in 1950. The first trophy of ŽRK Budućnost won in 1984 and it was the Cup of Yugoslavia Trophy. The very next year, ŽRK Budućnost became the champions of Yugoslavia.

The same year (1985), the girls from Podgorica won their first European title, the Cup Winners’ Cup. Until then it was the most successful season for Budućnost, and the club was pronounced “the best club in the country”.

As of 1988/1989 season, ŽRK Budućnost dominated the national competition, and was the champion of all the now defunct countries – SFR Yugoslavia, FR Yugoslavia, Serbia & Montenegro. The club continued to dominate the national championship in Montenegro since it gained independence in 2006.

ŽRK Budućnost is strongly supported by Budućnost sports fans, the Varvari.

Records of achievements

  • Champions League:
    Winners (1): 2012
  • Women’s EHF Cup Winners’ Cup:
    Winners (3): 1985, 2006, 2010
  • Women’s EHF Cup:
    Winners (1): 1987
  • Montenegrin First League of Women’s Handball:
    Winners (7): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Montenegrin Women’s Handball Cup:
    Winners (7): 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • Women’s Regional Handball League:
    Winners (4): 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 18 times the champions of SFR Yugoslavia, SR Yugoslavia, Serbia & Montenegro (1985, 1989, 1990, 1992–2006)
  • 16 times the winners of the Cup, (1984, 1989, 1995–1998, 2000–2002, 2005, 2006)
  • 4 times named The Best Club of Yugoslavia, (1985, 1987, 1993, 1998)

Champions League

  • 1995/96 1/8 FINAL
  • 1996/97 1/2 FINAL
  • 1997/98 1/2 FINAL
  • 1998/99 1/2 FINAL
  • 1999/00 1/2 FINAL
  • 2000/01 1/2 FINAL
  • 2001/02 1/2 FINAL
  • 2002/03 1/4 FINAL
  • 2003/04 1/4 FINAL
  • 2004/05 Group Matches
  • 2005/06 Group Matches 3rd – CWC Winner
  • 2006/07 Group Matches
  • 2007/08 Group Matches 3rd – CWC 1/8 FINAL
  • 2008/09 Main Round
  • 2009/10 Group Matches 3rd – CWC Winner
  • 2010/11 1/2 FINAL
  • 2011/12 Winner
  • 2012/13 Main Round