VK Jadran Split

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VK Jadran Split
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Founded23 September 1920;99 years ago (1920-09-23)
League Croatian League
Regional League A1
Based in Split, Croatia
PresidentAlbert Pavlović
Head coach Mile Smodlaka [1]
Website vkjadransplit.hr

VK Jadran Split (full name: Vaterpolski Klub Jadran) is a professional water polo club based in Split, Croatia. As of 2019–20 season, the club competes in the Croatian League and Regional League A1.



Jadran was founded in 1920 originally called "Pomorski klub Baluni" which changed to "Jadran Split" almost the year after the winning of the first national championship in 1923. Immediately after the Second World War (1946-60) the club topped the league six times, two of these (1947, 1948) as the water polo section of the famous multi-sports club of Hajduk Split. Thirty years later Jadran returned powerfully to the forefront in 1991 by winning the last league of united Yugoslavia, followed by two consecutive conquests of the European Championship in 1992 and 1993 as a representative value of the newly independent Croatia. The 1997-98 season found Jadran in another one European cup final but this time lost the LEN Trophy from Partizan.


European competitions

LEN Champions League

LEN Trophy

LEN Super Cup


Domestic competitions

Yugoslav League

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  2. http://www.sss.hr/index.php/clanice/klubovi/43-klubovi/vaterpolo/155-jadran%5B%5D (in Croatian)